Hello! My name is Herman and I am a backpacker and I used to travel in Asia.
Welcome to Taipei, there are lots of good places to eat and to visit i Taipei. I look forward in meeting you and hosting you!
Herman is a very nice guy who is also a very good host. He and his sister went the extra mile to help me find a hotel for the next-day stay as his place was not available then.
The room comes with pretty much all amenities available to guests of a 4- or even 5-star hotel. The apartment is new and the real thing actually looks better than the photos. The reception of the building are also very helpful: answered questions and offered to call taxi for me without me even asking them.
In addition, Herman was very responsive, smiled a lot, and overall a very decent and flexible person.
The overall experience was 4.5-star (which you can get at a much, much cheaper price).
Herman is an excellent host. He is responsive, he made sure that everything I need was in place and in good working order, and most importantly he genuinely wanted us to have a great experience, and I truly did!
The place is small but just right for 2 people. Herman prepared everything that I needed. From portable wifi to international adapters, from toothbrush to laundry powder, from bottled water to Ferrero rocher... it's even more than what you can expect from a hotel. (And you can tell how much efforts Herman spent in trying to make this a great place)
The place is very new and nicely decorated. The location is a bit away from the central shopping districts but you have the Miramar Shopping Mall / cinema and Qiannan MRT station in 5 min walk. In fact I prefer to stay at Neihu area which has much better air quality and away from the old and crowded CBD of Taipei.
Other big plus to stay here:
On the last night I stayed, I bought some drinks and snacks from the supermarket, and enjoyed an evening of magnificent night view of Taipei city under starlight, right at the rooftop. Can't beat this!
Don't miss out spending a morning to bike along the Riverside Park which is 2 min away by bike. (Rent at Qiannan MRT, NT$10 for 30 min, 1st 30 min free. (website hidden)). Truly breathtaking views!
Taste of true Taiwan? The infamous 來來豆漿 Lai Lai soybean milk ((website hidden)) is also a 5 min walk. My Taiwan friends drive to this place for a cup of soybean milk and a beef wrap. Perfect place for a Taiwan-style breakfast or a healthy very late night snack.
I surely hope to stay in Herman's place again.
We stayed at Herman's from 2nd Feb - 8th Feb. The apartment was awesome, the facilities provided are extremely thoughtful.
During our stay at Herman's the weather was freezing cold so the warm toilet bowl was def a big bonus to us. :)
Herman and his sister are both very polite and thoughtful towards the guest, and is willing to do any changes in order to satisfy their guest. It is an honor to have stayed at your place.
A big thumb up for this apartment and to our host, Herman and Anita.
Both Herman and his sister Anita are great hosts! The apartment was clean, cozy with wonderful decor and close to public transport. There was a small surprise in the apartment which was very sweet and thoughtful. Everything I needed was provided. Anita gave me another surprise upon check-out that really made my day. Both Herman and Anita are super friendly and accommodating. A Big thank you for making my stay a comfortable and memorable one. Everything is 5 stars! Highly recommended!!
My daughter and I stayed at Herman's place for over one week through X-mas and New Year. We had a great view of Taipei 101 from the roof on New Year's Eve. He was a good and attentive host and replies to email promptly. He picked us up at the train station and brought us to his apartment which is a leisurely 15 min walk from Jianan MRT.
The apartment was big enough for two of us. There is drinking water filtered from the tap so no need to lug water bottles from the store. We had no stomach problems. Good size kitchen. Washing machine with dryer built in. There is also a high-tec toilet which seems to know what to do :). Herman also has a small portable WiFi box which we took with us all over Taipei so that was very convenient. FYI there are construction going on near the apartment. The noise didn't bother us since we were out during the day.
Herman is great! He scored 110% both for the hardware ( studio is so cosy, well located, lovely decorated and fitted in style n functionality) and software ( an awesomely helpful and responsive host entertaining my SOS even at 12 midnight)! We just loved his place and highly recommend all to consider his.
My son especially missed the warm auto toilet seat, comfy bed, beautiful entertainment club room in the apartment...there is table soccer n pool table etc. Baseball center is also nearby for more workout!
Herman was a great host. He was flexible with his time to meet me and made himself available to answer any questions I may have. His apartment was clean, comfortable and close to public transportation. I definitely recommend staying at his place.
Herman is very friendly, he allows me to check in early because i arrived early morning which makes me feel very happy about it... and, you can find everything you need in the studio... from international adapter, portable wifi... to dish washer, dryer, washing powder etc... i feel like i am home... and, there are 7-11, family mart, carrefour, shopping mall, and some hot pot restaurants around... only walking distance 5-10minutes... and, the mrt station is also walking distance 10minutes from the apartment... also, the place is very peaceful and quiet for stay but near to the city... i like it very much... Thumbs up for the apartment... will definitely come back again for sure!
Highly recommended to all host
Herman and hid friends stayed with us for 3 nights. They are all polite, friendly, clearly communicated. Great guests.