The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Taipei is a welcoming, inclusive city with a thriving LGBT scene, so you’ll never struggle to find gay-friendly hotels in Taipei.
Taipei’s luxury hotels are spread across the city, from the glitzy commercial district of Xinyi to the historical streets of Ximending. Whether you want old-school Asian luxury or avant-garde contemporary design, there’s a gay-friendly 5-star hotel in Taipei to suit your needs. Hotels near the gay bars are best if you want to make the most out of Taipei’s stellar gay scene, but the convenient MRT system means you’re never too far from where you need to go.
All hotels in Taipei could be described as gay-friendly. Compared to its neighbors Taiwan is one of the few Asian countries to have strong anti-discrimination laws in place.
Gay travelers should have no issues checking into hotels in Taipei. That said, most of the hotels listed – focus around the gayborhood that surrounds the Red House Theater in Ximending district – are especially perfect for visitors looking to make the most of Taipei’s varied gay nightlife.
The historical pedestrian area of Ximending is one of the most popular places for gay travelers to stay, due to its lively atmosphere and charming blend of tradition and modernity. Luckily for us, it also happens to be home to Taipei’s gaybourhood with the Red House theater and its surrounding gay nightlife.
Most gay hotels in Taipei are within walking distance of several gay bars and clubs, while others stand out due to their style or facilities. Despite being one of the best central locations in Taipei, there are plenty of awesome gay-friendly budget hotels in this area, from chic boutique stays to fun, laid-back hostels.
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Bringing W Hotels’ usual eclectic mix of creative design and local influence to Taipei’s trendy Xinyi district, this is one of the coolest luxury hotels in town. The decor is artsy and contemporary, but with natural elements and a relaxing feel. All the rooms feature large floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the city views as well as incredible beds and top-notch amenities – book an extravagant suite to take things to the next level. Other highlights include an Olympic-sized rooftop pool, an airy gym, and excellent international and Cantonese restaurants. W Taipei like most W hotels is always a gay popular hotel and one of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Taipei.
Like its sister hotel, inhouse Boutique is located in the bustling historical shopping district of Ximending, just a super-short walk from the gay bars. The style is a bit more understated, with a cool industrial vintage feel and warm, welcoming rooms. You’ll find a comfy bed and a big bathroom in every room, with the higher categories being particularly spacious. A tasty cooked breakfast is served every morning at the cafe, which is a nice, relaxed place to work or chill out.
Located a short walk from Taipei station and under 15 minutes from the Red House theater, this is a modern and stylish budget option. The design throughout the hotel is fun and colorful, but with an understated contemporary feel. Double and quadruple rooms are available, all spacious and well-appointed – even the standard windowless rooms are extremely comfortable. The hotel offers free self-serve laundry services and there’s a cute cafe area downstairs selling snacks and drinks 24/7.
This hotel sits directly across from the Red House theater, making it a popular budget gay hotel in Taipei. Ximen MRT station is just down the street, meaning you can easily connect with the rest of the city. It offers a range of clean, no-frills rooms with modern neutral decor, with several sizes available. There’s not much in the way of facilities, but it’s great value for money.
Cho Hotel is a lovely boutique-style budget hotel, featuring colorful and unique design from top to bottom. Every room features Taipei-inspired wall art and cozy furnishings, with some going the extra mile with big bathtubs, coffee machines, or city views. The free snack bar in the lobby is an awesome touch, and there are several cute and comfortable areas to relax, work, or meet other people.
This Art’otel is located less than 5 minutes from the Red House and features chic minimalist decor throughout. The monochrome rooms are impeccably maintained and extremely comfortable, with nice amenities like a capsule coffee machine in everyone. There are rooms for every budget, from a compact windowless option to airy Garden or Street View doubles. There’s a shared kitchen for those who like to cook while on the go.
Meander Taipei is a great-looking hostel located in the middle of Ximending. All the rooms feature contemporary minimalist decor in a relaxing blend of pine, white, and touches of green. Both dorms and private rooms are available, so there’s something for every budget. The Quadruple room, with four bunks, is perfect for friends, while the Deluxe Double with freestanding tub is a treat for couples. There’s a friendly, sociable vibe throughout, aided by the big and fun communal areas.
This friendly little hotel has both private and dorm rooms available, all featuring simple contemporary decor with cute wall art and illustrations. The dorms can sleep up to 5 people, meaning groups of friends can easily book a dorm room to themselves. That said, the private rooms are extremely comfortable and spacious too, especially the hot tub suite. A varied and tasty breakfast is available every morning.
Hotel Puri is located a couple of minutes’ walk from both Ximen MRT station and the Red House gay bars. It offers a range of clean, tidy, and spacious rooms, with doubles, triples, and quadruples available. Facilities are limited, but the staff is lovely and the value for money is excellent.
Burgary Hotel is one of the closest hotels to the Red House gayborhood, making it a popular gay-friendly hotel in Taipei. This exceptional location also places it a short walk from Ximen MRT, as well as all the other attractions of Ximending. It’s no-frills but modern, with attractive rooms and comfortable furnishings – the hot tub rooms are especially awesome. There’s an on-site restaurant which serves a tasty (albeit limited) breakfast.