retro chic in Old Heng Chun town

House - Private room · Guāngmíng Rd, Hengchun Township, 946, Taiwan

The Space

This was an old residence built in 1972 and was recently transformed into a retro 1970s Taiwanese guesthouse. There are a wide variety of rooms to fit different budgets: shared bath, private rooms or suites, or hostel type arrangement.

Want to fix a snack, warm up dinner take-outs or showing off your culinary talents in a full kitchen? Wireless or wired, no time to waste or taking it easy. This big house can take good care of you.

It is the only guesthouse on this quiet street, facing a shady walkway leading to an old fort wall ruin and South Gate. A block away from the old town main street with lots of eateries and shops. Enjoy the quiet evening with a neighboring church and local residences.

Located in the heart of old Heng Chun town, 2 blocks away from the main Heng Chun transit station where you catch the express bus to Zuoying high speed rail and other major train stations. Hire a taxi or rent a motorcycle (the most popular form of transportation) near the transit station. Don't forget the helmet!

Furnished with wood furniture from Chiang Kai-Shek's martial law era, artwork from South East Asia, the guesthouse gives you an authentic experience back to 1970s Taiwan. The only BnB in town with a large courtyard and a roof top viewing deck. BBQ with the host in the yard, have morning coffee or afternoon tea on the roof top to see the distant Quan Mountain and sunset. It offers more than a room to spend the night.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We had a nice stay in Gwen's house, the room is clean and decent, the bed is quite soft that makes me enjoy my stay there. Thanks Gwen for providing such good place for us. I'll definitely consider for my next trip to Hengchun. :)

    April 2014
  • I had a nice stay in Heng Chun. The air conditioning and bed in this room are both lifesavers. The shared showers are okay, but offer no outside changing area, so that is a bit awkward to either get changed in the humid shower or run back to room. The toilet areas has stalls and is also shared by everyone on main floor. Be aware that there is not much to do before 9 am or after 6 pm in Heng Chun. I recommend going to bus station and taking first 9 am Ping Tung bus to Bai Sha beach (I was there in mid-May and was the only one on the beach from 9am - 10:30am!). Much quieter beach in general than the others nearby. Buses from the station to various areas, including Kenting, are only about 30 kuai ($1 USD). Sort of annoying to wait around for them, but they come often enough. You MUST have international license to rent a motorbike - this I really wish I had known! Would be much faster to get around, but I didn't have the right license.

    May 2013
  • We had great stay at Gwen's place. We would recommend this place to young travelers that look for reasonably priced accommodation, nice atmosphere, supportive host.

    May 2013
  • Had a great stay at Gwen place...would definitely go back there!

    April 2013
  • Gwen was a wonderful host, very thoughtful and a pleasure to deal with. And once we got there, the host show us lots of travel advices. What's more, the location, Hen Chun Old City, was very convenient and the environment was absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed two days there.

    April 2013
  • Gwen's guest was so pretty with a wonderful location, minutes walk to the south gate and Ajia' house. Even this not the pure B&B I understood which should be the host's private house to share with the guest for they like to know the people's from anywhere sharing the different culture, I still like the house. So I would like to emphasis that this is a hostel or hotel more than a traditional B&B.

    Cozy and tide, with a large yard which is not so normal in Taiwan, the guest house is a wonderful place for the people who would like to find a peaceful place for holiday!

    March 2013
  • Good position. Clean and comfortable room. Recommend everyone to stay.

    February 2013
  • My brother and I shared a room here for a couple of nights during Chinese New Years holidays, and had a very positive experience. They moved an extra bed into the room for us so that we could each have our own beds, which was appreciated. The service overall was very good, and the people very friendly. Also located in a great spot, along a quiet alley away from the crowds of the nearby commercial streets. Although we didn't make use of the dining area or public living quarters, it is a bonus. Hope to be back again someday!

    February 2013
  • Everything was very good!

    December 2012
  • 宁静的恒春小镇,安静得像一个旧时光的美梦。非常,非常的感谢佳慧!希望下一次拜访恒春,还能温南门+缘的温暖氛围!

    December 2012
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