What you see in the photo are the letters of guests who stayed in the Taipei’s Backpackers. Although there are a number of notes written in guests’ native languages, much of them are letters of gratitude and requests for visits from hosts to their countries.
Aside from maximizing every available space and wall for maps and guides, toiletries and picka foods, backpackers’ houses are more personal when it comes to relating with their guests. Every guest can watch TV together, eat on the same table and share the same bedroom. Plus, the hosts are more intimate when it comes to conversation as they don’t speak like they are your servants but instead as friends who welcomed you at their home.