Hostels in Mount Fuji Hostels in Mount Fuji

You are looking for hostels in Mount Fuji? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Mount Fuji hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Mount Fuji.

All Cities in Mount Fuji

We list every single hostel in Mount Fuji and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Mount Fuji for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Mount Fuji hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Mount Fuji. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is an active volcano situated on Japan’s Honshu Island. Also called Fuji-san, it forms part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and is surrounded by three cities as well as five lakes. The volcano, which last erupted in 1708, is the country’s highest point at 12,389 feet (3,776 meters). It is both one of Japan’s three “holy mountains” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The locality is well-connected to other cities on the island via bus and train terminals. It is just 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Tokyo and 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport.

Tourists who wish to come face to face with the breathtakingly grandiose Mount Fuji should arrive within the months of July or August. The view changes constantly, depending on the weather and clouds, so there are no guarantees regarding the clarity around the volcano.

If you wish to climb, there are several routes to take from the base of the mountain. The most popular path is the Yoshida route. Be sure to get your walking stick, which earns a stamp at every level and makes an ideal souvenir. Some visitors choose to hike from the base until they reach several stations up. Others take transportation partly up and then begin their trek from one of the higher stations. All level stations have parking and huts, so each individual can decide from what level to start hiking and where to take a break by napping in a hut. Some very fit climbers hike the entire volcano.

The most popular level is Fifth Station, 7,546 feet (2,300 meters) in altitude. Here you will find the largest number of huts, which you can reserve in order to rest between hiking. There is also a rest stop with a mini-mall offering restaurants, restrooms, and souvenir shops. Paragliding can also be pursued at this level.

For individuals who prefer to stay on ground level, they can take a train ride around the massive mountain. There is Children’s World, an amusement park for travelers with kids which provides a petting zoo, go-karts, pony rides, as well as a rollercoaster. If you visit Lake Ashi, you can capture beautiful photos of Mount Fuji while taking a boat ride.

There are many accommodations within the locality of Mount Fuji. Budget-travelers have numerous hostels to choose from as well. The average hostel near Mount Fuji is close to public transportation, boasts an English-speaking staff, clean facilities, and might even offer free bike rentals. Common complaints by hostel guests include insufficient space and the lack of a complimentary breakfast.

expert for Mount Fuji hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Mount Fuji hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Mount Fuji - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Mount Fuji. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Mount Fuji. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Mount Fuji

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Mount Fuji?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Mount Fuji here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Mount Fuji safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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