Hostels in JaponHostels in Japon

You are looking for hostels in Japon? 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 Japon 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 Japon.

All Cities in Japon

We list every single hostel in Japon and the world. In total, we have 160 cities in Japon 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.

Abashiri
1
Akiruno
1
Akita pref
3
Arida-gun
1
Asahikawa
3
Aso
1
Asuka
1
Atami
3
Ayabe
1
Beppu
5
Beppu Onsen Hot Spring Oita
2
Beppu Spa City Oita
1
Bibaushi
1
Chiba Pref
1
Chiba Prefecture
1
Chichibu
1
Chikuma
1
Chitose
1
Ehime
1
Ehime pref.
1
Ehime Prefecture
2
Fuji
2
Fujieda
1
Fujikawaguchiko
7
Fujinomiya
1
Fujiyoshida
3
Fukui
2
Fukuoka
27
Fukushima
1
Gero
1
Gifu Prefecture
1
Gokayama
2
Préfecture de Gunma
1
Hachijojima
1
Hagi
1
Hakodate
7
Hakone
7
Hakuba
19
Handa
1
Hikone
1
Himeji
6
Hiroshima
40
Hokkaido
3
Hokkaido Furano
2
Hokkaido Lake Toya
1
Hokkaido Niseko
2
Hokkaido Shiretoko
1
Hokkaido Wakkanai
1
Imari
1
Ise
4
Ise Shrines and Toba Shima
1
Ishigaki
1
Ishikawa Prefecture
1
Itō
1
Iwate Pref
1
Izu Peninsula
5
Kagawa Pref
2
Kagoshima
8
Kaizuka
1
Kamakura
10
Kanagawa
3
Kanazawa
20
Kanoya Kagoshima Pref
1
Kariya
1
Karuizawa
2
Kawaguchi
1
Kawaguchiko
1
Kawakami-gun
1
Kita Kyushu Fukuoka pref
1
Kitakyūshū
1
Kōbe
9
Kochi
4
Kofu
1
Koyasan
1
Kumamoto
3
Kurashiki
4
Kusatsu
1
Kutchan
2
Kyōto
119
Lake Toya Showasinzan
1
Magome-juku
1
Matsue
1
Matsumoto
8
Matsuyama
6
Minakami
1
Miyagi Pref
1
Miyazaki
5
Miyazu
1
Mount Aso
1
Mont Fuji
8
Myōkō
3
Myoko Niigata Prefecture
1
Nagano
15
Nagasaki
10
Nagoya
18
Naha
2
Nakafurano
1
Nantan
1
Nara
25
Narita
5
Niigata
1
Préfecture de Niigata
2
Nikkō
12
Niseko
3
Nozawa Onsen
3
Nozawa Onsen Nagano
1
Obihiro
1
Ōita
2
Oita Bungo Ohno
1
Okayama
1
Okayama Pref
1
Préfecture dOkayama
2
Okinawa
28
Omihachiman
1
Onomichi
4
Ōsaka
142
Otaru
6
Otsu
2
Otsu City
1
Rebun
1
Sagamihara
1
Saitama Prefeture
1
Sakura
1
Sapporo
24
Sendai
5
Shikoku
1
Préfecture de Shimane
1
Shimonoseki
2
Shizuoka
2
Shodoshima
1
Sounkyo
1
Sukagawa
1
Sumoto
1
Takachiho Miyazaki
1
Takamatsu
4
Takaoka
1
Takayama
16
Tanabe
2
Teshikaga
1
Toba
1
Tochigi
1
Tokashiki Island
1
Tokushima Pref
3
Tokyo
225
Tokyo
1
Tottori
1
Toyama
1
Toyooka
1
Wakayama
1
Wakayama Prefecture
2
Wakkanai
1
Yamanashi Pref
1
Yokohama
8
Yonabaru
1
Yuasa
1
Yudanaka Onsen
2
Yufuin
2
Zamami
1
Zamami Island
1
Zentsuji
1

All Japon 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 Japon. 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 Japon

Now, that is a bummer. At the moment we do not have any super cool information on things to do in Japon. We are working on it!

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FAQ on Hostels in Japon

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 Japon?

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 Japon 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 Japon 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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