Hostels in Kochi, Japan

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Get to know Kochi (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 Kochi. To help you make friends with Kochi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Kochi, Japan, is the capital of Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku, the smallest island of the four Japanese main islands. Compared to the other main islands, it is also sparsely populated -- just under four million people permanently live on Shikoku. Around three hundred ten thousand people live in the capital of the prefecture.

The most important sight is Kochi Castle. The origins date back to the beginning of the seventeenth century, when the Lord of Tosa, Yamauchi Kazutoyo, decided to build a castle on the site where nowadays you can find Kochi Castle. The castle is particularly interesting, thanks to the beautiful architecture and the fact that it is one of the few original Japanese castles, which have survived all the centuries without being destroyed by earthquakes, fires, or air raids. The castle has been awarded as an important cultural propertiy. Nowadays you can find local treasures and historical exhibitions inside.

Unfortunately, during World War II around half of the built up areas were destroyed by air raids. However, the city boasts other interesting sights such as Mount Godaisan and Katsurahama. Katsurahama beach is nearby Kochi. This beautiful country is perfect for beach time or a stroll. Due to the strong currents, going for a swim is prohibited.

There are abundant hotels and guesthouses in Kochi. However, the amount of hostels in Kochi, Japan, is very limited. Generally, your Kochi, Japan hostel and the vast majority of hotels are tidy and they have clean facilities. Japanese people are used to very clean buildings and facilities and accommodations have to meet these requirements. Free Wi-Fi is standard in most accommodations including the hostel. The staff are usually friendly but there is often a lack of English. No matter if you book are hotel or hostel in Kochi, Japan, communication problems can occur. Consider the classic Japanese holiday season in summer and national holidays when you are booking, as during these periods, the places can be more busy than usual.

Written by local enthusiast for Kochi hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kochi hostels Flo

FAQ about Kochi Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kochi. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kochi. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Your Packing List for Kochi

Your Packing List for Kochi

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kochi 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:

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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Kochi 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 Kochi, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$30 Average dorm price
2 Party hostels in Kochi
Tomarigi Hostel is the best rated

Other Nearby Cities

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Matsuyama (72 Km / 45 mi.)
Imabari (80 Km / 49 mi.)
Ehime pref. (93 Km / 58 mi.)
Zentsuji (99 Km / 61 mi.)
Okayama Pref (110 Km / 68 mi.)

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