Mt. Fuji Hostel Michael's Reviews
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The hostel is very good for a week end close to Fuji. The staff is very welcoming and full of idea of what to do around. The only missing thing is a real common room to hang out. The stools in the hallway are convienent until people start to sleep.
We loved the place. We could stay more then one night if we had time. Staff was nice and realy helpfull. First time sitting on worm toilet was amaizing.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
10 beds in a room big enough for 8 isn't fair on anyone staying there.
Staff people was good but there is no kichen, no common room and It was little bit expensive, +20€ dormroom..
Very nice place in a very quite town but has a lovely temple best in Japan I think. Close to the train station and 10min by train to the lakes but if you walk to the temple you can get better views and your closer to Mt.Fuji.
Slightly expensive for what you get. Room was clean but very cramped, no kitchen and no dining area. Staff upstairs in the hostel were friendly and have excellent English, Michael himself who we met in the bar downstairs was slightly abrupt but entertaining enough.
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.