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The Readers' House

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Signature Loft | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Signature Loft | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Signature Loft | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of The Readers' House

The Readers' House

3.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
42 Anxi Street, Datong District, Taipei, 103

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNingxia Night Market11 min walk
  • Popular LocationTaipei Bridge14 min walk
  • Popular LocationTaipei Confucius Temple2 min drive
  • AirportTaipei (TPE-Taoyuan Intl.)38 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Readers' House is located in Datong, a neighbourhood in Taipei. TaipeiEYE and National Taiwan Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Dajia Riverside Park and Qingtiangang Grassland. Taipei Children's Amusement Park and Taipei Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Dadaocheng Wharf - 6 min walk
  • Ningxia Night Market - 11 min walk
  • Taipei Bridge - 14 min walk
  • Taipei City North Gate - 18 min walk
  • Taipei Confucius Temple - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Wanhua Station - 4 min drive
  • Daqiaotou Station - 8 min walk
  • Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) - 39 min drive


  • Baido Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Boan 84 Space - 3 min walk
  • Modern mode café - 3 min walk
  • Yi Men Wang Noodles - 4 min walk
  • Sugar Café bar - 4 min walk

About this property

The Readers' House

3-star guest house located in Datong
You can look forward to a corner/local shop, a terrace and a cafe at The Readers' House. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Peacock Bistro, the on-site bistro. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and a library.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self-parking
  • Luggage storage, a gift shop and wedding services
  • Free newspapers, concierge services and a computer station
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All rooms are individually furnished, and have comforts such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, as well as perks such as free WiFi and free bottled water. Guests reviews give good marks for the spacious rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • 2 bathrooms with rainfall showers and shower/bath combinations
  • LCD TVs with digital channels
  • Balconies, separate sitting areas and kitchenettes


Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Peacock Bistro

Family friendly

  • Corner/local shop
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 6:30 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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Readers' House Guesthouse Taipei
Readers' House Guesthouse
Readers' House Taipei
Readers' House
The Readers' House Taipei
The Readers' House Guesthouse
The Readers' House Guesthouse Taipei

Frequently asked questions

Is The Readers' House pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Readers' House?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Readers' House?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Readers' House?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is The Readers' House located?

Located in Datong, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Dihua Street and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Shilin Night Market. Dadaocheng Wharf and Ningxia Night Market are also within 15 minutes. Daqiaotou Station is 8 minutes by foot and Beimen Station is 14 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Readers' House and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Readers' House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Readers' House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Rating 8 - Good. 12 out of 50 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2019

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
古い商家をリノベしているようで、部屋は広く、とてもよかったです。 レストランやカフェを通り抜けて部屋に出入りするのは、不思議でした。 地下鉄からは少し遠いです。 建物や部屋のカードキーが1枚しかないのは不便でした。
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

8/10 Good

Jo, Hong Kong

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice place. Just the room showed in the pictures and the room that I would love to stay in. Good service.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

6/10 Okay

Lap Sun Sunny

Travelled with family
原住兩天,前台未见服務员,入住時给我4人日式房,全家超失望,因沒有網上中式华丽房形! 第二天得知入住時全店其實只有我們1家,其他房空的!即要求轉房,房價亦得知相同,結果換間超大中式房……但難補償第一天心情 房價不平……hkd 2300
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

8/10 Good

Geo, 東京

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
期待を裏切らないとても素敵なお部屋です。 中庭に面しており夜はとても静かです。 街を散策するのに便利な立地で、とても楽しいひと時をすごせました。 1Fのカフェで利用できる、コーヒー割引券を頂戴しましたが、ミネラルウォーターの方がありがたかったです。
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent

Chau Ha Tina

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Centenary historic Taiwanese architecture
The centenary historic building combined the spirits of architecture, literature and humanities. Once and only living experience in a 1920’s luxurious Taiwanese style mansion decorated with old Taipei scenery. Located at Dihua Street, the oldest commercial street in Taipei, the Readers' House is so convenient for bringing the tea, herbs and food back to the room and we can continue shopping these Taiwanese products and produce all day long.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019