Austria Star Bed & Breakfast
62, Zih Jhu Sin Cun (village), ZuoYing District
Check-in anytime after 6 pm. Check-out time negotiable. No Walk-Ins. Currently only open weekends (Friday - Sunday).
http://kaohsiunghostel.blogspot.com (map available)
Heading north to the very beginning of JhongHua 1st Road, take the underpass (overpass if you are in a car) and keep to your right, which will bring you to Kaohsiung's famous ZouyingDa Road. Turn off into Bisheng Road and turn left at the alley closest to the gates of the ZouYing Naval Base, then turn immediately right and you'll find this new B&B at no. 69. It may not look like much from the outside, but once inside the facilities are clean, comfortable and very affordable at NT$600 for a single bed, or NT$980 for a double bed including a Western-style breakfast prepared by the European manager, who is well-versed in Kaohsiung's activities and attractions. Opened in August, this B&B is affiliated with a group of hostels in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China and is located close to amenities such as food outlets, a golf range, a swimming pool, a library and even cheap second-run movie theatres. There is a free daily shuttle service from 6:15 a.m. till 10:45 p.m. and the B&B maintains an open "everyone welcome" policy. --Words and photos by Pieter Vorster, translated by Ann Lee