Mt. Fuji Hostel Michael's Reviews
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Pro: very nice staff acting happily as tourist info, curtains around beds, clean. Con: No common room, the only place to sit down is the corridor, and the wifi was very buggy, had to reconnect every minute otherwise no data was transferred. Overall good value for money, would come again.
The hostel is very cosy and the staff and friendly and keen to recommend things to see and do in the area. On the down side, the sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases were a little old... they could do with new ones.
If you want to climb Fuji off season, get ready for an intense lecture from Michael. If not, then you will enjoy your stay at this hostel. I took Michaels advice and went on a different walk instead, where i got an incredible view of Fuji. Michael, his wife and the staff are such kind, generous and fun people, not just to stay with, but to hang out with in the bar downstairs. Okay the dorm is a little cramped but everything is spotless. 100% stay again when i come back next season to climb!
Stayed in the private room by the door for 2 nights. Bed was very squeaky - needs an update. Wall's were very thin could hear everything that was going on in the hallway. But the staff was excellent! Super friendly and helpful. Michele's wife even walked me to a sushi restaurant because I wasn't sure where it was. All in all a good stay.
Amazing hostel for the price, a great American restaurant downstairs too, Michael was super fun and the staff are amazing, they will take care of all your needs.
Very clean, nice and friendly staff and great central location. The only thing what could better is that they hang up a warning for climbing the mountains around the Saiko lake. These mountins are for excellent and professional climbers not for beginners! We almost died overthere it's so dangerous! And the staff told us that we where not the only one who had this dangerous climb. So I recommend to hang up a warning for their customers. The hostel was great and clean.
Too many beds in room
Not the normal hostel, but in front of the desk there is a bit room to talk a bit with each other. The hostel is easy to find. One of the lamp switches turned on a lamp above a bed. So if you make a mistake you wake somebody. The village has a nice local restaurant if you leave the train turn left and look at the end of the street. From the outside you can't tell it's a restaurant (perhaps if you understand japanese) It is a traditional japanese restaurant and has no pictures to show the meals
Positiv was the good interent connection via wifi and the fast PCs. The staff was very heplful and friendly. I liked the big lockers, they werevery useful, especially because the dorm is quite packed, you have to struggle to find place for a backpack. And if you are not in your bunk, then you are always on an aisle, while cooking, while, brushing teeth...always people passing by. That can be stressful.
Nice and cozy hostel. Well furnished. A bit too far from the main attractions in this area. Good quality price ratio.
Good location--1/2 km from Gekko-ji station and 1.2 km from Fuji-Yoshida station. It is on the second floor above Michael's pub (which has great pizza) and there is a nice little family style Japanese restaurant that serves good kotsudon and udon right across the street and a 7-11 about four blocks away. The hostel is clean, small and quiet. We also liked the availability of private Japanese style rooms (ie tatami mats and futons) that slept four--these worked well for our family.
Everything was great about the hostel. My only complaint as a budget traveler is that there is no kitchen. There is only a refrigerator and a microwave. Coincidentally, there is a restaurant below the hostel with overpriced cooked food.
It was great, got a good night sleep before climbing the mountain in the morning. We were allowed to leave our bags for the day and when we returned a girl from the desk gave us a ride to the station to make the train just in time!
Super clean hostel. Michael and his downstairs bar is awesome. Lots of travel information and super comfortable beds.
Compared to my first stay this was like going to the Hilton. It will be very hard to co,plain about anything here and I really felt at ease with everything. The owner obviously thought a lot of details through and so much is made for you to feel confortable. I totally recommend !
It's reasonably easy to travel to amd from with public transport. Located in area with plenty little restaurants / bars. Staff is very helpful. Only thing missing is a common room and a bigger kitchen.
Highly recommended for anyone thinking about climbing Mount Fuji or visiting the 5 Lakes. Excellent, knowledgeable staff are always happy to assist with any queries or questions. There's a variety of restaurants in the vicinity and Mount Fuji Station (if using bus or train) is easily accessible from the hostel. Minor gripe, there is no common room only a small area to socialise in, but there is a bar downstairs that stays open until late though. All in all, Michael's is a great little hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
It was okay, clean, easy to access, nice staff, good beds, but they charge you 200Y per hour just to stay in the hostel after check out... So better find something to do outside!
First stay because I was looking for Single Room. Location was just around 5 min walk from Gekkoji station, which is 3 stops from Kawaguchiko station. The only concern is because my point of location connection is at Kawaguchiko station (went to Saiko n around Kawaguchiko lake), so each time have to spend ¥300 from Gekkoji to Kawaguchiko, train interval was 20 min. Anyway, overall I really enjoy at Michael's Hostel. Nice view of Mt Fuji from the hostel too!
A nice place to stay, very clean. There was only me in the room which was great but if it had been full it would have definitely been a bit cramped. Views of Mt fuji were spectacular. Staff very nice and friendly, would stay here again and have recommended.