Guest Houses in Fukuoka
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Top Guesthouses in Japan
- Throughout the country there are hundreds of high-rise corporate hotels, coffin-sized capsule rooms, and traditional ryokans. The variety is endless but many are very expensive. Luckily for the budget traveler, Japan has perfected the art of the guesthouse. These hostels and shared rooms are sometimes of a higher quality than the neighboring business hotel. On your next trip to Japan, save some money and check out some of the best guesthouses Japan has to offer. Guesthouse Ruco in Yamaguchi Top Guesthouses in Japan Located in Hagi, Yamaguchi, Guesthouse Ruco is a hybrid hostel and cafe with a focus on friendliness. Ruco wants to connect the Hagi locals with visitors, both domestic and foreign. The staff is very friendly and welcoming to the visitors. During the day, the cafe serves everyone, not just visitors staying in the guesthouse. In the evening, the cafe turns into a bar and the locals, staff, and visitors all interact and have a good time. There are two dorms offered, a mixed and a female dorm, with beds for 2,800 yen a night. There is also one private room with a tatami floor and futon. Ruco is close to the central bus terminal and provides easy access to all of Hagi’s sights, including Hagi Castle and the beach. The Life Hostel and Bar Lounge in Fukuoka Top Guesthouses in Japan The Life is a trendy hostel located in central Fukuoka, close to Hakata station. It is known for its nightlife – visitors can dine on gourmet but affordable cuisine and party into the late hours with a DJ. The bar is fully stocked with some of Japan’s most popular liquors, along with domestic beers and classic cocktails. During the daytime, the restaurant and bar turns into a cafe where visitors can grab a quick breakfast before heading out for the day. The rooms are quiet and spacious, with the mixed dorms only 2,800 yen per night. The Life is the place to stay to meet other visitors and spend the evening dining and dancing to local tunes. Koya Backpackers in Karuizawa Top Guesthouses in Japan Located in the posh summer resort town of Karuizawa, Koya Backpackers is the perfect place for the more budget-minded, nature-oriented visitor. The traditional, renovated building still offers the old charm of the Showa era but with modern facilities and services. There are two choices of dormitories – the mixed dorm at 3,200 yen offers beds while the female dorm at 3,500 yen offers futons on tatami. There is also a private room available. Koya’s location makes it convenient for visitors to take advantage of nature in the vicinity of Nagano or to indulge in the shopping and golf offered in Karuizawa. Tabi Tabi in Izu Top Guesthouses in Japan Tabi Tabi is located in Shimoda, in the southeastern section of Izu. it offers four private rooms in a traditional Japanese-style house with tatami flooring and futons. Unlike most guesthouses, Tabi Tabi also offers fresh towels and a yukata for sleeping. The guesthouse is located in a quiet neighborhood in the middle of Shimoda, making it a relaxing countryside retreat. Bicycles are available for rental so visitors can cycle to the nearby beaches or hiking trails. The staff is hands-off but accommodating. They will provide maps so that visitors can discover the hidden, local gems of the neighborhood. The Cue Hoso Backyard in Wakayama Top Guesthouses in Japan The Cue Hoso is a beautiful, light-filled hostel with wood flooring and plenty of natural greenery. Originally a traditional Japanese house, the Cue has been renovated with plenty of windows and modern decor. The rooms are all tatami with futons. There is also a cafe and bar attached to the sharehouse where locals and visitors can interact. Its location is one of the best in Tanabe, within walking distance of both Kii-Tanabe station and the beach. The neighborhood has some of the best local offerings of restaurants and late-night izakayas. Hostel Nabla in Nijima Top Guesthouses in Japan Located on on Nijima Island (part of Tokyo’s Oshima Islands), Hostel Nabla is a budget-friendly option for those looking to relax on the beach. Originally a movie theater, Hostel Nabla has been refurbished into a friendly, ocean-themed guesthouse. The communal area is spacious and from there visitors can relax in a hammock and take in the ocean breeze. The dormitories cost 5,500 yen a night and feature large bunks in a quiet room. The hostel also has a cafe and bar, providing a convenient option for dinner. There is also a barbecue area that can be reserved and a rooftop balcony. The sharehouse is only a few minutes walk to the beach, making it one of the most convenient yet affordable places on the island. Meguruya Guesthouse and Cafe in Yunotsu Onsen in Shimane Top Guesthouses in Japan The UNESCO World Heritage site Yunotsu Onsen is very popular with hot-spring fanatics and history buffs. The town is very small and provides minimal lodging options, featuring only expensive ryokans and hotels. Meguryuya Guesthouse is well-known in town for its homestyle food, unique gift shop, and second-floor lodging. The building is over 120 years old, blending in with the traditional architecture of the town, but the tatami mat rooms are still comfortable. There is no bathroom in the guesthouse but that is no problem in a town famous for its onsens. There are many hot springs in the vicinity located within a one- to two- minute walk from the guesthouse. ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
The Life Hostel Bar & Lounge - Where locals and visitors come together and new stories are made.
- With the guesthouse trend catching on fast in Japan, stylish and affordable accommodation options are popping up all over the country. Fukuoka is no exception and in this coastal city, a new crop of hostels and guesthouses are giving traditional hotels a run for their money. TheLifeHostelFukuoka The Life Hostel Bar and Lounge is one of these new accommodation alternatives. Branded and operated as a hostel, it feels more like a boutique hotel. The rustic minimalist design creates a pleasant atmosphere inviting guests to not only spend the night at The Life, but also to use it as a hangout and meeting place during their stay in Fukuoka. The hostel’s own bar, a comfy lounge area, a variety of sleeping arrangements, and the hospitality of the staff, raise the experience here way above the average hostel experience in Japan and abroad. TheLifeHostelFukuoka At The Life, check in begins at 4pm but for those arriving earlier there’s a bag storage area where you can leave your luggage while getting acquainted with the city in the morning. As soon as you walk through the door, you are greeted with a genuine smile and a quick chat about your recent travels. Once checked in, you are given a brief explanation of how your stay will work, and will be given a flyer with all the necessary information about your room, amenities menus, hours of operation, wi-fi codes, etc. This flyer comes in handy during your stay so we recommend you keep it safe with you. TheLifeHostelFukuoka ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
The most northerly of Kyushu island's prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan's most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture's capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country - a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.
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