You can get hostel rooms in Taipei, but for cheap accommodation also consider bed & breakfasts (B&Bs). They can be less expensive than hotels in Taipei.
The most comfortable season to visit Taipei is during the fall, when there is little rain and the temperatures are mild.
Taipei is recognized as the “scooter capital of the world” because almost every citizen owns one. Buy or rent a scooter when you visit!
When traveling by cab in Taipei, be careful that the driver does not charge you too much for your ride; but if he or she does, bargain to get a fair price.