7 Hostels in Kobe, Japan

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Kobe, Japan. You can choose from 7 Kobe hostels. In total, there are 9 cheap places to stay in Kobe such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Kobe Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kobe, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Kobe


(Hostel Yume-Nomad Kobe is the best rated)

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Hostels in Kobe for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Get to know Kobe (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kobe. To help you make friends with Kobe before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Less than a thirty-minute ride away from Osaka along the JR Kobe line, Kobe City and Kobe Bay are a welcome day trip to sample fresh, sweet sake straight from the dozens of Sake breweries and Sake brewery museums along the bay; take in the sights from the sky deck viewing platform atop the Kobe Tower at the water's edge; and cure all of your shopping needs in and around Chinatown, where big-name brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel occupy former port warehouses and government buildings displaying their latest displays. At night, Kobe comes most alive when the youth of the city begin to fill the streets and bars, looking for a feast or a drink or two around ten o'clock. The electricity of the people and the electricity of the lights that cover the shops and attractions such as the Kobe Tower are simply fantastic to watch and enjoy.

Options for hostels in Kobe are somewhat limited, but if you wish to explore Kobe a little bit further than just a day trip around the sights, there are a collection of reasonably priced hotels and guesthouses in both modern and traditional designs.

Visitors should be mindful that there are in fact three train lines that pass through Kobe's coastline -- the JR Kobe Line, the Hankyu Kobe Line, and Hanshin Main Line. Make sure you depart from the right station at the right time to avoid delay in your ongoing journey and also to make full use of any return tickets or Japan Rail Pass.

Written by local enthusiast for Kobe hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kobe hostels ANGLOITALIAN

Other Nearby Cities
Osaka Osaka (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Kaizuka Kaizuka (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Sumoto Sumoto (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Himeji Himeji (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Matsue Matsue (49 Km / 31 mi.)
Wakayama Wakayama (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Nara Nara (57 Km / 35 mi.)

FAQ about Kobe Hostels

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FAQ about Kobe Hostels

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Your Packing List for Kobe

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kobe and Japan.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Kobe