Last Updated on February 28, 2021 by queenie mak
2021 UPDATE: Unfortunately, Kafnu Taipei is closed. But I am keeping this post because there are other Kafnu locations around Asia that are worth visiting. If you are looking for accommodations in Taipei in the meantime, check out my post on Taipei accommodations for solo travellers.
If you are travelling to Taipei, Taiwan and want to stay in an inspiring coliving and coworking space, then you must book your stay at Kafnu Taipei. The newly opened hotel has accommodation facilities and many types of coworking spaces, including open workstations, private office pods and specialized rooms.
Kafnu Taipei is ideal for any travellers who work while they travel. Since I work everywhere I go, staying at a coliving, and coworking space is ideal for me. I don’t have to find a new workspace each day while I was at Kafnu, and I always had a reliable workspace.
If you are a digital nomad travelling to Taipei, consider staying at Kafnu Taipei. Keep reading, and I’ll tell you everything I love about Kafnu Taipei.
Before you visit Taipei
Before you visit the capital city of Taiwan, take a look at my post on learning all my best tips for travelling to Taiwan. I included a lot of information, including getting a Taiwan prepaid SIM card, transportation around the country and more. And check out more tips on my solo travel guide to Taipei and learn about other attractions in Taipei.
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Address: No. 101, Section 3, Minsheng East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Rate: NT$1,600 for a single room on the female-only or co-ed floor (check Agoda for current rate)
Location of Kafnu Taipei
Located in Songshan District, the coworking and coliving hotel is located in a shopping and business neighbourhood. The closest MRT subway station is Zhongshan Junior High School MRT Station on the Wenhu Line (brown line).
While many hotels and hostels are located near Taipei Railway Station or Ximending, Kafnu Taipei is in a quieter neighbourhood in Taipei. Even though the area is not as touristy as other neighbourhoods, Kafnu is close to many delicious eateries, and excellent coffee shops. If you walk a few minutes east of Kafnu Taipei, the hip Fujin Street has many cool cafes, unique boutique shops, and yummy local food.
Private single guest room (on the 4th floor, i.e. female floor)
When you book a single guest room at Kafnu Taipei, you get a single bed, an open closet, a wall unit with shelving, and a bedside table in a spacious room. The bed is comfortable (but narrow), and there is plenty of space for all your belongings.
If you are on a tight budget, choose one of the capsule bunk beds where each capsule bed is equipped with sufficient lighting, power plugs and a privacy curtain. There are four capsules per room.
No matter which type of accommodation you choose, your reservation includes a towel, disposable slippers, toothbrush and toothpaste.
Shared bathroom (on the 4th floor, i.e. female floor)
At Kafnu, there are bathroom facilities on each floor, which include two shower stalls and a makeup or table area. And there are 3 toilets and 3 sinks for guests to use as well. But the toilets and sinks are located after the stairway and laundry area.
At the stairway between the shower area and toilet area, there is a dedicated space for laundry facilities. But when I was there (November 2019), there wasn’t a washing machine there. But there are plans to install a washing machine on each floor.
Moreover, the shared bathroom has complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hairdryer. The bathroom is kept very clean by the staff at Kafnu.
Workspaces at Kafnu Taipei
There are a wide variety of workspaces at Kafnu Taipei. From open workstations to private office pods, there will be at least one type of space where you can be productive.
First of all, each of the 12 floors at Kafnu Taipei is dedicated for a specific purpose.
- Ground floor – restaurant & bar
- 2nd floor – private office and event space
- 3rd floor – co-working space
- 4th floor – girls accommodation and lounge
- 5th floor – mix accommodation and lounge
- 6th floor – coworking space
- 7th floor – private office pods, red brick studio (music studio)
- 8th floor – private office pods, green brick studio (green screen room)
- 9th floor – private office pods
- 10th floor – private office pods
- 11th floor – fitness studio
- 12th floor – cirrus event space
Guests can use the coworking spaces on floors 3 and 6 without any reservations. If there is an empty desk, you can use it at any time.
Each individual workstation has sufficient electrical outlets, good lighting and an ergonomic chair. Plus, the Wifi is excellent and reliable. As someone who is always working on the road, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate having a great workstation!
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Other public spaces at Kafnu Taipei
There are other facilities guests can enjoy while staying at Kafnu Taipei.
If you want to use any of the facilities on floors 6 to 12, including the private office pods, meeting rooms, studio spaces, fitness studio and event space, make a reservation with the staff at Kafnu or on their online system.
The meeting rooms are on a pay-as-you-go system. Each room has video conferencing and digital displays, and the room can accommodate between four to eight people.
There are specialized rooms including the Green Brick Studio, where it has professional lighting and camera equipment and the Red Brick Studio, aka the recording studio room where you can record voiceover or podcast in a sound-proof studio.
On the 11th floor, Kafnu offers basic yoga classes, hatha yoga, mindful meditation sessions in their fitness studio. Check the event calendar on Kafnu’s website and book a class online.
When you are hungry, enjoy American cuisine, craft beers and cocktails on tap at the restaurant & bar on the ground floor at Kafnu. The restaurant is open to the public as well.
And finally, there is an event space on the top floor for networking events and presentations. Kafnu hosts different functions from time to time, so check their online calendar for upcoming events.
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The staff at Kafnu Taipei
The team at Kafnu Taipei is a group of young and energetic individuals who are passionate about creating an inspiring coliving and coworking space.
I was immediately greeted by the helpful staff at the front desk. She spoke perfect English and offered me a tour of the coliving and coworking space (floors 6 to 12 require special access).
And while I was on the third floor working in the open workspace, the onsite staff made sure I had everything I needed while I was there.
Throughout my time at Kafnu, I felt welcomed and looked after. I had a pleasant stay and a very productive time while I was there.
If you are curious about Kafnu Taipei, you can request a tour of the space, especially if you are interested in using their workspaces and special facilities.
My overall impression of Kafnu
Kafnu Taipei is excellent for any travellers who work while they travel. Ask any digital nomad, and they will tell you how important it is to have a proper desk and reliable wifi. And Kafnu has it all!
The hotel is brand new, so it is spotless. Plus, the design of the sleeping quarters and the coworking spaces are very cohesive. The overall look and feel to Kafnu is very calm and serene.
Moreover, I really like the idea of a coworking and coliving hotel where it is a space for sleep and a place for work. You don’t have to travel very far to get to your “office.”
Kafnu Taipei exceeded my expectations! I absolutely loved my stay! If you want to try out Kafnu Taipei, check Agoda for the current rate.
Or if you tried Kafnu Taipei and enjoyed it as much as I did, check out other Kafnu locations, including Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Bengaluru, and Sydney.
I have other suggestions on where to stay in Taipei as a solo traveller, check out my reviews on other hostels and hotels in Taipei.