As we’ve moved further south from Taipei, hotels have seemingly become cheaper until the point of craziness. Centre Hotel in Kaohsiung is incredibly cheap for what you get.
For US$14 per night, you get a modern and clean room with big bed, writing table and chair, toiletries, tea making facilities, LCD TV with international channels and lots of space to store you luggage.The bathroom is basic, but clean and has hot water, but no shower curtain. The floor does get wet when you shower.The price of this place is incredible. It’s cheaper than backpacker budget, but the facilities are definitely in the flashpacker range. That is, you get a proper hotel room for next to nothing. It’s one of the best value hotels we’ve ever stayed in.
Oh and did I mention that breakfast is included in the price? It’s a basic breakfast and you might want to skip it, but it is free!The hotel is located in the very centre of town at the big round about. The MRT is a 30 second walk away.
There is no reason to stay anywhere else in Kaohsiung unless you have a budget up around the $60 per night mark. And even then, you’d be wondering where the extra money goes.Of course, this hotel is not for everyone. It’s still a budget hotel and not everything is perfect. But it’s good enough for most people and I recommend staying here.Make sure you check the price on Agoda first to ensure you get a good deal. I found Booking.com to be slightly more expensive.