Another factor to consider is the entrance fee, if you want to return daily, you'll have to pay every time you return.
- Hotels: They can range considerably in price. You will find hotels that are very pricey, but other cheaper, quite basic rooms too. (Alishan House, Alishan Gou Hotel, Dafeng, Gao Shan Ching and many others). Check out Agoda for the best rates.
Note: There is often little to no heating in the budget hotels. There can also be a time restriction on hot water, so please bare this in mind when booking. Bring an extra blanket with you if you can and some pyjamas!