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Mt. Fuji Hostel Michael's Reviews

2F 3-21-37 Shimoyoshida, Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi-Ken, Mount Fuji, Japan

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266 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Good, cheap, staff are very friendly and they have all the necessary facilities. If your looking for something fancy don't even bother.


When I visited I was the only guest so was great atmosphere however I imagine it would be good if it was busier as they have an amazing american bar just below!!


It was very well located, we got there very fast even though it was night. The night person who attended us it was very helpful and nice.


The dorms can get a bit noisy but the atmosphere was excellent. Staff were friendly and very knowledgeable of the surrounding areas. Not a lot of space for those who are travelling with several bags; perfect for backpackers looking for a place to sleep at night. The washroom area was very clean. It is overall a very cozy place.


I enjoyed my time at this hostel. The staff were lovely and helpful. Great view of Mt Fuji. Though the area itself was quite quiet and not many shops were open


It was a very pleasant stay here. The staff were very informative and easy to talk to in both English and Japanese. The facilities were clean. It is within walking distance of an amazing yaki-naku place. Worth checking out.

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
How many times do I have to say "WE HAVE NO COMMON ROOM" My hostel will never have a common room because I have a full Cafe & Pub on the 1st floor to as you say hang out at. Please read my web-sites and any other site to see it is posted "NO COMMON ROOM" Thank You Michael, Owner


I wasn´t the biggest fan of this hostel. The location was ok, close to a train station but quite far away from all activities. The facilities were ok but there was no common area to relax in. Thus you were stuck to relax in your bed, which is not very nice. You can go downstairs to Micheal´s pub but they happened to be closed on the day we were there.


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.

  • 17th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


10 bed dorm room a bit too small... No real living room. Other than that, great hostel.


10 beds in a room big enough for 8 isn't fair on anyone staying there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
This room was designed for 10 beds sorry if was not as big as you liked it to be but the room size is 100% safe and space for 10 guests to sleep well. Michael, Owner


Staff people was good but there is no kichen, no common room and It was little bit expensive, +20€ dormroom..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Please Read all the information on any of my web-sites I say very clearly "WE HAVE NO COMMON ROOM" I have a full cafe & pub downstairs. I the future when you book a hostel, read to see if the hostel has everything you require in a hostel, if not do not book the room and if you do book it do not get mad if it is not what you were looking for. I can not say this in any other way "Read before you Book"! As far as rates I am same or lower than any hostels in my arera. Michael, Owner


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
How many times do I have to say to everyone "WE DO NOT HAVE A COMMON ROOM OR KITCHEN" that is why I have a full cafe & pub on the 1st floor. I guess most people want to stay in their rooms and eat there also and not meet local people from our area. As I said before "Read before you Book" all my sites tell my room sizes and no common or kitchen, but guests keep writing about that, Why? I can not change what my hostel is. Thank You Michael, Owner


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
The no common room is in all my information given on-line if anyone does not know we do not have a common room they did not read all the information on any of the sites. A full Cafe & Pub is on the 1st floor. The WIFI is the top of the line and runs 99.9% of the time very fast, but yes, when we are full and all 30 guests are trying to download or watch videos at the same time almost all WIFI will run a little slower. In your case it was most likely bad timing. Thank You, Michael, Owner


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank You your stay and comments. I am very proud of my staff and the work they all do for my hostel. As far as your comment about our the sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases. When you came in October it was the end of our season. We have all new the sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases on order and should be here at the end of this month October. We always replace them at the end of each season to ensure the best possible bedding available. Thank You Michael, Owner


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!

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