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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


Additional Terms and Conditions


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Property Description

***Welcome to ARK BLUE HOTEL***

This clean and modern dormitory style hostel provides all the necessities you will need during your stay.
Clean and well-equipped facilities, nice breakfast and high-speed WiFi makes great advantage for all travelers.
This is the best place to enjoy Fukuoka and Kitakyushu, and meet new people from all over the world!!

***Room types***
We have mixed and female only dorm with cozy bunk beds (120cm × 200cm). All bunk beds are equipped with curtains to provide extra privacy and better sleep and charging points, WiFi is accessible in entire building.

- Staffs can speak English and Japanese (Some speak Korean), it makes quite easy for you to communicate with us about locals, tourist information and more!
- Also we are making some events so let's have fun together, looking forward to seeing you!

We are located in city center area 'Higobashi' where is around 15 mins walk from Kokura station. In neighborhood, many tourists' destination such as Kokura castle, Tanga market, Cha Cha shopping Town and so on. All other main tourist spots are also easy-accessible!

***Facilities & Equipment***
- ARK BLUE HOTEL also has a nice cafeteria & dining space where to hang out during the stay.
- Common Lounge on 2F has computers, and well designated furniture to spend good and relaxing time while your stay.
- WiFi is accessible in the whole building.
- At common kitchen on 1F, you can find all the basic equipment to prepare your meals.

***Other Information***
- You can buy beverages and necessary daily stuffs at reception.
- We have nice roof top for chilling out which is accessible from 8F.

- Dormitories are either mixed or for female only.
- Shower rooms, toilets and other public areas are shared with other guests. Common lounge is open for 24 hours.
- Smoking prohibited except for designated areas.

***Property Policies and Conditions***
1).Cancellation policy:
On the day of the intended check-in date or in a case of no-show: 100% charge of the total accommodation fee
2).Age restriction : Guest must be older than 15.
3).Reception Open Time: 24 hours
◆Check-in Time : 3 P.M.-
◆Check-out Time : 11A.M
※We ask all guests to show their passports.
4). Please pay the accommodation fee in cash or credit card(VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX and Diners) when checking in.
5). Please consider the other guests and refrain from shouting or making a loud noise especially after midnight.
6). We would store your luggage before check-in time. The service is available from 8 A.M. on the day of your check-in.
7).Common lounge is open for 24h.(Shower Rooms. Bathrooms, Kitchen etc…) But please refrain from using washing machine or the laundry drier after midnight.
8).Smoking is prohibited in bedrooms and common spaces.

◆Other services
# Tourist information & Variety maps
# Towel rental (200JPY)
# Toothbrush (50JPY)
# Washing machine (200JPY)
# Laundry drier (100JPY)
# Padlock (200JPY)
# Bicycle rental (500JPY/12hrs)

◆Accommodation tax
A new accommodation tax will be implemented starting April 1,2020.
Accommodation charge under JPY20,000 (per person per night), the tax amount is JPY200 (per person per night).
Please pay at the lodging facility which you are staying. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2019
    We loved our stay at Ark blue hotel. my first time staying with my daughter and she enjoyed it. close to everything.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Mar 2020
    I stayed in the hostel. Easy to find from Kokura station, friendly staff, clean bed/capsule, pleasant Onsen, tasty and affordable breakfast. Only complaint is that it’s more of a hotel than a hostel - I was hoping to meet other travelers, but mostly I found only locals; maybe I was just here in the wrong season, but it’s definitely not a party hostel. I would certainly stay here if I find myself in Kitakyushu again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Dec 2018
    Amazing value hotel/hostel centered around a bright modern style cafe. Probably the best budget place I've stayed in 50 countries in 35 years it's just like a 3* hotel cafe is not overpriced by Japanese standards. Bed design is the only flaw never make beds out of metal for a quiet nights sleep especially if you have someone sleeping over the top of you makes for a restless night also Kokura is not the most exciting place. I spent 11 nights due to resting my back and the hostel is a classic !!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    01 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay. Not far from the main train station. Great facilities. Staff are very friendly
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    08 Oct 2019
    Not too far away from Kokura station and easy to find. Beds were comfy and very clean. Small kitchen area which is good. Didn't use public bath to comment. Cafe area downstairs is nice too
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    12 May 2019
    Amazing facilities, very clean and modern design. The location is not the greatest as it’s a 15 min walk from Kokura station and quite far from Hakata station. If you have a JR pass however you can take the bullet train downtown which comes very frequently. The wifi connection also wasn’t the greatest but overall good place to stay
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Jul 2019
    Very nice place to stay but it’s an hour away from Hakata station. Also, there’s no UBS outlets in the cabins. It was clean and the bed extra comfortable.
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    15 Apr 2019
    The Ark Blue Hotel was a very comfortable stay. The staff and fellow guests were friendly and the place was clean and comfortable. I loved the shared bath area. It was bright, open and clean. The cafe was cute but there were basically no vegan options as it was a very small operation. Overall the area was quiet. If you are looking for something a little livelier this area is perhaps not for you, but if you are looking for a reasonable escape it is very comfortable.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Hostel is more like a Hotel and staff can’t really speak English. Doors are having a code and they are super noisey! Breakfast was rice, curry, salad, bread, honey and a few drinks. Anyway hostel/hotel was very clean, had a lot of other stuff to take for free and good wifi! Oh by the way that place is 1h far away from Fukuoka!!!!!!!
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    11 May 2019
    Location was alright, close to 7/11 and Lawson’s; nice place but no way to turn lights off in dorms, beds were soft but was kind of put off by the cockroach I found when I woke up in the morning.......
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi