Hostels In Kobe

5 Hostels in Kobe, Japan
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Guesthouse Maya
9.5Superb
(181)
Hostel- 2.78km from city centre
Welcome to Guesthouse Maya! Only 1 station away from JR Sannomiya Station(Center of Kobe).
Privates From
€36.89
Dorms From
€27.68
T&K Hostel Kobe Sannomiya East
8.9Fabulous
(20)
Hostel- 4.02km from city centre
T and K Hostel Kobe Sannomiya East features a rooftop terrace, laundry facilities, and a front-desk safe. WiFi in public areas is free.
Privates From
€23.25
Dorms From
€19.22
Guesthouse Kobe Nadeshikoya
8.6Fabulous
(52)
Hostel- 0.66km from city centre
Guesthouse Kobe Nadeshikoya is a is located in Nankin Machi, which is a famous spot for tourists.Turning the first left corner of East Gate, you can catch an eye on a stylish building.
Privates From
€20.46
Dorms From
€21.70
TONARINO Hostel for Backpackers
7.7Very Good
(2)
Hostel- 0.88km from city centre
TONARINO Hostel for Backpackers in Kobe offers a central location in Kobe
No Privates Available
Dorms From
€15.50
Capsule Hotel Kobe Sannomiya
0.0
(190)
Hostel- 0.82km from city centre
Welcome to Capsule Hotel Kobe Sannomiya! Renewal opened Capsule Hotel (for male) on April 2008, located
No Privates Available
Dorms From
€24.80

About Kobe

Kōbe, central Japan, rockets between being a forested mountain haven and a futuristic city on the move. This city has a long history of trade, and as one of the first places to open to foreigners in the 19th century, there's a long-established cosmopolitan feel. In pedestrian-friendly Kōbe, historic shrines, misty mountains and sleek technology welcome travellers looking to experience modern Japan.

Hostels in Kōbe include a hostel with a roof terrace overlooking the city lights; or you could spend the night in a Japanese capsule room. Most places have dorms, although there are some private rooms available. Some Kōbe hostels have cafés and gallery spaces where you can meet other travellers, and there are plenty with communal kitchens and free Wi-Fi too. Check out a Kōbe hostel with bicycle rental to explore the city on two wheels.

The commercial centre of Kōbe, including Motomachi shopping street, is south of Sannomiya Station. On the bay, Harborland is a collection of brick warehouses converted into restaurant and shopping mega-complexes such as popular Mosaic. Nearby Meriken Park's reclaimed waterfront is home to art installations and museums overlooked by the twisting, illuminated lattice of Kōbe Port Tower. To the north, the hillside village of Kitano-chō is dotted with ijinkan (foreigners' mansions), built and decorated in the style of their European merchant owners.

Things to see and do in compact Kōbe are an eclectic mix of old and new. Tetsujin 28 Robot Statue is a towering symbol of strength, built to commemorate the city's recovery after the 1995 earthquake. The scarlet-wooded shrine of Ikuta-jinja is an ancient centre with links to Kōbe's saké (rice wine) industry. Spend an afternoon touring the breweries; most end with free samples. To see more of the surrounding countryside, journey to Mount Rokkō (35 minutes from the city). Take the cable car up for sea views from the summit, or have a soak in the hot springs at Arima Onsen bathhouse.

Kōbe Airport has domestic flights if you're travelling from within Japan, but Kansai International Airport is closest if you're coming from overseas. From there you can catch a 30-minute ferry ride to Kōbe or a shuttle bus taking 20 minutes. Sannomiya Station in the city centre is the main rail hub, with connections running to Osaka (20 minutes) and Kyoto (50 minutes) via high speed train. To get around the city there are regular buses travelling between the sights as well as a subway system to get further afield.

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