WaGaLiGong - your second home

We help to make your stay in Dulan unforgettable!
Free wifi, bicycles and beach shuttles.
Free wifi, bicycles and beach shuttles.

Make use of our free wifi and keep in touch with friends, family and travel plans! Guests are welcome to use our bikes, free of charge. We also offer free daily shuttles to/from Dulan Beach (15 minute walk, 3 minute drive) if you rent surfboards from us.

What you can expect when coming to Dulan

WaGaLiGong is more than just an awesome hostel, restaurant, bar, surf shop or water sports center in Dulan; it's a place where those passionate about travel, music, art and film, surfing, or the ocean can come together and meet.
Surf, SUP & windsurf guides and board rentals, SUP tours, good food and refreshing ice-cold draught beer , and helpful staff await.
Enjoy an early morning surf or surf lesson. Don't have transport and wondering how you're going to get down to the beach with a surfboard? That's OK, we offer free shuttles to/from Dulan Beach if you rent surfboards from us. Save your energy for the surfing, not the walking! After returning from the beach, take a nap or read a book up on our beautiful shaded rooftop while the Pacific Ocean shimmers to the east and Dulan Mt. looms to the west. After lunch either hike the Dulan Mountain trail or rent a scooter and go exploring. As dusk approaches and the sun sets behind the mountains and head back for the late surf or SUP session. Then its time to enjoy an ice-cold beer at the bar before enjoying a delicious pizza or burger. After dinner join in with the late night crew who debate anything from politics to the next day's surf/wind conditions and then either poker with some of the locals or a sports game on our big screen. If it's a Saturday night wander out for some live music at one of Dulan's live music venues.
There's something for everyone at WaGaLiGong in Dulan - the heart of Taitung..

Getting here

WaGaLiGong (哇軋力共), sits conveniently in the heart of Dulan, diagonally across the road from the Dulan Sugar Factory. Arriving from the south: pass the Sugar Factory (on the left) and we're 30meters to the north on the right hand side. Arriving from the north: pass the 7/11(on the right) and we're on the left side, half way between the 7/11 and the Sugar Factory. From Taitung Airport/Railway Station: Upon exiting either the airport or station you have several options: Bus: catch either of these buses: 8101, 8102, 8103, 8109, 8119, 8120 or the Taiwan Tour Bus (East Coast Line) to Dulan and get off at Dulan Stop 1. You are literally on our doorstep. We're number 89. Wagaligong offers a pick up/drop off service, with rates as follows: NT$500 to/from Fugang Ferry Port, NT$600 to/from Taitung Railway Station, and NT$700 to/from Taitung Airport. Taxi: ask the driver to take you to Dulan, number 89. Day rates are about NT$600~700, night rates NT$700~800. Rent a scooter from outside the station. Make sure you have your international driving license. Follow the highway 11 north for 20 minutes till you get to Dulan. We're on the right hand side, number 89. Rates: NT$400/day. If driving from the north, for example from Taoyuen Airport, Taipei, Yilan, etc, just follow the Highway 11 south, past Hualien, and Donghe. From Donghe we're only 20 minutes away. On entering Dulan pass the 7/11 and we're on the left hand side, number 89.

Happy Customers

What people thought about WaGaLiGong

I only stayed two nights but I’ve decided I want to get back sometime. The people I met there were about 1/2 foreigners, 1/2 Taiwanese. I stayed in the Kaya room (thank goodness for a/c!) I didn’t feel well at one point and one of the workstay girls helped me buy medicine – all I had to do was ask! Pillows, a sheet, and blanket were provided, and I paid NT100 to rent a towel for my time there. I couldn’t stay longer but I hope to go back when it is not QUITE so hot, so I can enjoy the great location and WaGaLiGong waterman lessons/rental more.
I also really recommend the surf lesson with Mark – it was my 3rd lesson ever, and I found his emphasis on safety and comprehension of shoreline geography really helpful and important. Surfing can be dangerous and you need to know how to keep yourself safe! Thank you all!
p.s. Fellow pale people, don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen……

Ellisa Clumpner (United States)

This place is awesome! Mark and Yong-Yi rock. Pure vibes, happy days, total chill. What more could you ask for x

Phil Skins (United Kingdom)

What can i say that this place doesn’t ALREADY give/show/tell/make-u-feel, the moment u walk in.
Awesome!!!
From the great bar atmosphere, to the delicious pizzas and boerewors rolls, the clean rooms and amazing owners and staff. I can highly recommend this to anyone looking for that holiday vibe that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and makes u remember, life should be lived.
It’s a shame i can only stay for 4 days.
Next time, week minimum.

Almero Steenkamp (South Africa)

Thanks everyone for a great stay! Had a blast and will be back in future for sure.
Cheers

Justin Lambie (New Zealand)

It’s a great place to stay here! super nice people, great vibe, delicious food, nice and clean rooms and some great surf spots nearby! wish to stay here longer but also like to explore more of Taiwan. Really can recommend this place to everybody!

Melanie Keller (Switzerland)

We stayed 3 nights ( as a family) at the Wagaligong and had a great time!! The surfing in Dulan was definitely one of our highlights in the trip. Mark is an amazing professional surfing instructor and we enjoyed each moment with him. All the Wagaligong team including Mela, Mark, Tienie, his sweet wife, Emily and all the volunteers were so nice and helpful and though the place is simple with shared bathroom, it’s clean, convenient and our kids felt at home.

Michal Eshkol (Israel)

This is a good place to hang out and sleep. Nice people, helpful, positive and I’d go back.

Nick Magasic (Australia)

Loved the place! And Mark gave a super surf lesson to my kids, they are asking for more now… Pizza was delicious as well.

Kati Mustonen (Belgium)

Great place!!! Will be back soon!!! Highly recommended!!!

Deike Lautenschläger (Germany)

The best place to stay in Dulan

Ashley Chen (Taiwan)

Awesome!!!!!!!!!

Lin Yi Chieh (Taiwan)

Pizza 非。常。好。吃!!
獨特的風味與實在的用料,有機會一定會再點其他口味。
對第一次學習衝浪的新手而言,教練教導的很完整,從注意水流及如何避免發生意外等,到衝浪步驟與海上實際練習都很有耐心。
謝謝朋友的推薦,讓我認識都蘭這麼美麗的海與旅店的大家。
希望明年,還有機會再次探訪~

<Pizza Non. Often. Okay. Eat!!
Unique Flavours and real ingredients, there will be a chance for other flavors.
As for first-time learning surfers, coach training is very complete, from attention to water flow and how to avoid accidents, and to be patient with the actual practice at sea.
Thank you friend for the recommendation, let me know all the beautiful sea and hotel everyone.
Hopefully next year, there will be a chance to visit again >

Guagua Huang (Taiwan)

老闆和老闆娘非常友善熱情!

<The boss and the lady boss are very friendly!>

佛朗銘哥 (Taiwan)

老闆&老闆娘非常Nice, 學衝浪順便學英文,海灘好棒

<Boss & lady boss is very nice, learn to surf and learn English and the beach is great>

James C. Huang (Taiwan)

餐點太神啦 老闆娘又超正 你怎麼能不來

<It’s amazing! How can you not come?>

張淯勝 (Taiwan)

很舒服乾淨哦~而且離海邊很近,棒棒!

<It’s nice and clean, and it’s close to the sea, bang!>

Irene Chen (Taiwan)

很讚的民宿
太晚知道老闆有教沖浪
下次一定要再帶我兒子來學

<It’s a nice place.
We learned too late to know that the boss offers surfing.
Next time I’ll have to take my son.>

Sunny Lee (Taiwan)

一個有神奇魔法的地方

<A place with magic>

Akimo Shih (Taiwan)

Awesome choice to stay in Dulan, with all the great people, beautiful and professional SUP coach, delicious foods, i had great time in Wagaligong, definitely will visit again!

Dori Tsao (Taiwan)

Great place to relax and talk to so many nice people.

Ching Yu Hsu (Taiwan)

Loved the place! And Mark gave a super surf lesson to my kids, they are asking for more now… Pizza was delicious as well.

Kati Mustonen (Finland)

Wagaligong was my second home for 3 months. I loved it, and it was hard to leave. I was treated like a part of the family and will never forget my time there. thanks for the good times.
-a travelling chef-

Antoine Lee Lançon (France)

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