Just Sleep Ximending Taipei Close to MRT 7 Eleven and Ximending Wet Market
When I went to review a local Express type hotel recently, I remembered Just Sleep Ximending, Taipei.
I stayed in this hipster hotel in Taiwan for 5 nights some years back.
“Just Sleep” is an affordable Hotel Chain with 5-star services and amenities to provide a smart, comfortable experience for guests.
The hotel’s location which is just a 2-minute walk from the Ximending MRT Station with its modern functionality is a perfect combination.
Best of all, it’s right above a 7 Eleven.
Just Sleep Ximending Hotel
This budget hotel feels like a top-notch hotel with friendly service. However, there is no porter service.
Why type of room should I book?
Room options at Just Sleep Ximending include
The interior of the hotel is modern with a clean edgy design. The rooms are spotless and neat and well-furnished for a budget hotel. They provide all the necessary amenities.
Just for well, Sleeping
The Superior Twin we check into was remarkably small at approximately 26 m² for 2 single beds. It was a long and narrow room, but it had a well-thought design.
Beds are comfy, with a good feel ambiance.
As you enter, the bathroom is on the left with separate cubicles and glass doors for a shower and WC with obscured glass for privacy. The area outside these two compartments serves as part of the bedroom.
The only part is getting out of a hot shower into the cold room to change, or scamper out to the next compartment to use the WC.
There is no basin but the sink which doubles up as a kitchenette. You could make a nice cuppa or make instant ramen sold at Taiwan’s 7-Eleven convenience stores.
One area for improvement – vanity area is dim and can be better lit up to apply makeup.
All room arrangement and space allocation are marvelous. The best part is all sockets are UNIVERSAL adapter.
Who says you must hide the little safe? If someone breaks into the room, whether the safe is in a cupboard or just sitting on a ledge, there is not much deterrent, right?
We like the tiny baby blue fridge, home of our snacks, milk, and drinks for a few days. With no drawers, they keep the hairdryer in a little bag on the countertop with the tissue dispenser for the company.
There is a love seat to snuggle in.
We found that we could fit in if we sit straight up with shoulder touching. That has lasted for a good 3 minutes.
We laughed our heads off. Later we sat on our bed to chat.
Finally, we just get to sleep
The beds are touted as Pressure-relieving, body contouring Wellspring Bed. Well, we slept well the moment our heads touched the pillows after the entire day of touring and non-stop walking.
What kind of breakfast is served at Just Sleep Ximending?
Buffet Breakfast Included. We enjoyed having our breakfast here. As this is a tourist class hotel, if you want to enjoy a leisure breakfast you will need to get up very early. The peak hours are 7.30 am before the busses leave for the day tours.
They serve nice buffet breakfast with a good variety and quality, and you will probably pay NT$1000 if you eat outside in a restaurant. Plus, you get to taste Taiwanese milk tea here.
Buffet breakfast is offered at Just Sleep Hotel Ximending from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Breakfast is included with all room types, free-for-all guests.
24 hour Laundry Room
The laundry is free. There are 4 washing machines and 4 dryers. You can purchase powder detergent and laundry bags at the reception. It is a nominal fee of NT$10 and they will ask you to put that into a donation box for the less privileged.
I think this is an excellent initiate. Otherwise, if you do your laundry in the middle of the night, you can always buy some detergent from the 7 Eleven downstairs.
During peak hours (8 pm–12 midnight) you will need to queue to use the machines as everyone is back from sightseeing.
There is an ice machine for all the drinks you buy from 7 Eleven to try.
Staff Excellent Customer Service
Hotel staffs are friendly, helpful young Taiwanese who speak in English. The heart-warming service from the staff is friendly and genuine. They are courteous helpful with any inquiries.
Taiwanese 7 Eleven Convenience Store
There is a 7 Eleven downstairs on the ground level. My travel companion and I spent many happy hours each night browsing the outlet. The 7-Eleven has all the interesting-looking milk, fruit juices, candy, chocolates, buns, sandwiches and ramen we wanted to eat.
Best of all, the 7 Eleven stays open 24 hours even in a storm.
Distance to Ximen MRT Line
You only need to cross the road from the hotel and walk about 250m to the Ximen MRT Line.
It is a 5 to 8 minutes’ walk along the pedestrian walkway to Ximending MRT Exit 4 which is quite a walk at night in the cold. I remember one night we came home late and used Exit 4 which was located across the street. We were too tired to go up some 40 steps to reach the top of the staircase. There was no escalator.
If you are going out with small children, a stroller or a senior, this will be a challenge.
Exit 6 has both elevator and escalator which takes you to the entrance of the Ximending market. We didn’t want to take this late at night as the area was quiet.
Taking the bus
There is a bus stop near Ximeding which is a 2 min walk away. You can take a Bus 965 to Jiu Fen Old Street for a day trip.
Which popular attractions are close to Just Sleep Ximending?
Just Sleep Ximending is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Zhongzheng District. There are some trendy shops, plenty of 7 Eleven, Family Mart and OPEN！STORE 欣漢華門市 for you to browse.
You can experience some of Zhongzheng District’s most well-known attractions. Nearby popular landmarks include.
- Taipei Zhongshan Hall (0.2 km)
- VAR LIVE TW (0.2 km),
- Ximending (0.4 km)
- Ximen Red House – expanding (0.4 km)
- 228 Peace Memorial Park (0.8 km)
- Ximending City Centre
- Fu Da Night Market (All locals, no tourists)
- Ximending Mazu Temple
- Shilin Night Market Street Food
- Located in busy Ximending, near the shopping district
- Modern rooms with pillow menus and mini-fridges
- Breakfast cafe with free afternoon snacks and drinks
- 24-hour internet corner
- Guest laundry room with free machine use and detergent
- Breakfast buffet included in room rates
- Free Wi-Fi throughout
Cons of Just Sleep Ximending
- No full restaurant or bar
Nearest airport: Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
Distance to airport: 4.8 km
Review of Just Sleep Ximending
Ideal location, near Ximending market but far enough from the maddening crowds.
Overall, the hotel stay was comfortable, and I recommend this for groups, family and even solo traveler. For groups, you can book a combination of rooms to stay.
The hotel is an excellent, modern funky design, clean and functional. Everything you need for a convenient stay with a self-service 24 hours laundrette.
Convenient location with MRT just across the street, a 7 Eleven downstairs and within walking distance to Ximending shopping area.
Befits the name Just Sleep.
When I was there they had full occupancy, but the hotel managed the breakfast crowd and food replenishment speedily.
Definitely worth a return visit.
Just Sleep Ximending
No. 41, Section 1, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Phone: +886 2 2370 9000