The Readers' House

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Ningxia Night Market

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The Readers' House

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of The Readers' House



Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
No. 197, Sec. 1, Dihua St.,, Datong District, Taipei, 103
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Living room
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Signature Loft, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Large Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Datong
  • Ningxia Night Market - 10 min walk
  • Lungshan Temple - 39 min walk
  • Xingtian Temple - 3 min drive
  • Huashan 1914 Creative Park - 4 min drive
  • Grand Hotel - 5 min drive
  • National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall - 5 min drive
  • Shilin Night Market - 5 min drive
  • Daan Forest Park - 5 min drive
  • Zhongxiao Road - 6 min drive
  • Taipei Arena - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Taipei (TSA-Songshan) - 22 min drive
  • Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) - 36 min drive
  • Wanhua Station - 4 min drive
  • Songshan Station - 8 min drive
  • Taipei Main Station - 25 min walk
  • Daqiaotou Station - 9 min walk
  • Beimen Station - 14 min walk
  • Minquan West Road Station - 15 min walk


  • 賣麵炎仔 - 2 min walk
  • 龍凰號 - 10 min walk
  • 無老鍋 - 2 min drive
  • 鼎泰豐 - 2 min drive
  • 佳興魚丸 - 1 min walk

About this property

The Readers' House

Only 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the airport, The Readers' House puts you a short five-minute drive from Ningxia Night Market and Shilin Night Market. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Public transportation is only a short walk: Daqiaotou Station is 9 minutes and Beimen Station is 14 minutes.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Friday (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your passport after booking

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Weekly housekeeping

Special features


Radici – On-site restaurant.
Elementi – On-site coffee shop. Open daily.

Fees & policies


This property only accepts cash.

Also known as

Readers' House Guesthouse Taipei
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Readers' House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Readers' House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Readers' House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Readers' House?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Readers' House?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Readers' House and nearby?
The Readers' House has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Readers' House?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Radici.
Does The Readers' House have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge.
Does The Readers' House have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Readers' House like?
The Readers' House is a short 9-minute walk from Daqiaotou Station and 10 minutes' walk from Ningxia Night Market.







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2/10 Poor

Venus, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

YURIKO, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Truly unique place to stay, in Taipei & in general
The Readers’ House makes up part of a restored compound, close to a historically important trading port. The area is vibrant during the day and early evening, while being quiet in the later evening and early morning - ideal for noise during typical sleeping hours. Other tenants of the compound include a cafe, bar/restaurant, a little museum, shops, and reading space. There are 2 “courtyards,” in which an elevator helps to make the space accessible for those with mobility challenges. Range of activities nearby, along with wharf and transit. I found that we most benefitted from doing some research/exploring of the area on our own, and think others will too - but TRH team might consider how differently to prime guests about the significance and distinguishing features of the property. While some visitors may not care (initially), I think it could help folks to understand why the layout is the way it is. Our first night/day was a bit confusing, since getting in and out of the building and to our unit was not the most straight forward. I also saw other guests confused too. For my group at least, once I explained the building’s past, it made more sense about how the entry/exit works. Moreover, it eased some of my companions’ impatience at what initially seemed “annoying.” Perhaps additional print info for those with varied language/learning abilities. Just a suggestion, to further convey what to expect, enjoy, embrace at The Readers’ House and Dadaocheng - more should visit!
Vanessa, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

XUE FEN, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

よかった点 ・建物が美しい、部屋が広い ・家具も上品なうえに使いやすかった。ヨーロッパのレンタルアパートメントみたいにむやみやたらとクッションが置かれていないのがいい ・バスタブがある。しかも大きい ・中庭。緑がたっぷりで小鳥もたくさんいて、屋内なのに自然に近い感じがして癒される ・立地。迪化街のどまんなか、地元のひとの暮らしに触れられる。気さくなB窮グルメの店もいっぱい ・サービスのお茶がとてもおいしい。近所の店で売っているときいておみやげに買って帰った よくなかった点 ・無線LANの接続が悪い ・キッチン。熱源は電子レンジすらなく、食器や調理器具もない。市場でフルーツを買ったり、持ち帰った肉まんやちまきを温めたり、といったことはまったくできなかった ・連泊するにはトイレットペーパー、シャンプー等の消耗品が少ない。けっきょく自分で購入した ・駅からちょっと遠い。でも許容範囲
Kayuri, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

迪化街周辺で宿を探しており、緑豊かな宿で気持ちよく過ごせました。 大きな道路から離れているので、大きな音も少なく、リラックスできました。
Yusuke, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

HANAE, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

迪化街の中にあるゲストハウス 古民家リノベで雰囲気もあります 【よかった点】 中庭が素敵 アメニティのセンスが良い 迪化街へのアクセス抜群 【悪かった点】 ・スタッフ不在すぎて、ほぼ放置 ・チェックイン、アウト時も不在 ・入り口が暗すぎる ・何かあったらLINEで連絡してと言われたけど、問い合わせても返事がない。ようやく連絡があったのは、チェックアウトしてから5時間後。ふざけてる。 ・フリーWi-Fiなのにパスワード教えてくれなくて使えない ・テレビがつかない ・キッチンがあるけど流しだけ。コンロ、食器などなし ・ハンガーかけが玄関のみ。アウターならいいけど、他のはかけられない ・水漏れがすごい。晴れてた日なのに、上の階から水が落ちてくる。 ・シャワーの水が黒かった。最悪。 ・歯ブラシ、歯磨き粉、パジャマなどが用意されてない。(ドライヤーはある。) 他にも不備な点があったけど、書ききれない。 コンセプトや雰囲気は素敵だけど、実際に泊まるとなると不便だらけ。 部屋も広すぎるので、半分の広さで半額のがいい。 一泊素泊まりで、2万4千円 それで、これの内容はがっかり
mignon, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

??, 2-night trip
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