Best Hostels Near Mount Fuji and Kawaguchiko Lake for Backpackers and Solo Travellers

Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, is at the heart of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. It's located to the west of Tokyo on the main island of Honshu, and it spreads across the border between the Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures.

The climbing season is short and includes the months of July and August. The temperatures at the top can drop below freezing at night, even during these months. If you happen to be in the area during the off season, or aren't prepared to climb the mountain, there several other fun activities in the area. The trails at the bottom of the mountain are less steep and make for a good afternoon hike. You can also explore the nearby Fuji Five Lakes or go to the famous Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park.

Many hostels in the area are concentrated near Kawaguchi-ko station. Kawaguchiko is the main lake in the area and you'll find several good hostels and guesthouses nearby.

How much do hostels in Mount Fuji cost?

Average Dorm Price $30 ($25 to $35)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $64 ($7 to $87)

A good hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $2,500.00
Private Room: $3,000.00
Overall Rating: 92%
K's House Mount Fuji is part of the K's House Hostel Chain. It's a favorite place to stay in the area and is popular with backpackers and budget travelers. This particular hostel opend in 2007 and is the fourth of the chain. It's located in Kawaguchiko Town, which is a popular place to base yourself near Mt Fuji. The hostel is just a three minute walk from Lake Kawaguchiko and is a couple minutes from the Ogi bus stop. It's also almost a fifteen minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station.

The hostel is a comfortable and clean place to stay that attracts travelers from around the world. It's located in a renovated building that is modern and comfortable. There are Japanese style private rooms as well as western style dorms available. Dorms sleep either six or nine people. There's also a full kitchen, a tv room with a dvd collection, board games, and a pleasant lounge area where you can relax. There are also laundry facilities available to guests.

The hostel offers all kinds of activities and travel information for travelers. They frequently organize affordable tours around Mt. Fuji's five lakes. This is a great way to explore the area if you're tight on time. There's also a bus that takes people to Mt Fuji's 5th station and Fujikyu-Highland, which is a popular amusement park in Japan.
6713-108, Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Minamitsuru-gu , Mount Fuji, Japan,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $24.74
Private Room: $34.45
Overall Rating: 81%
Kawaguchiko Station Inn is another popular and affordable place to stay in the Lake Kawaguchiko area. It's offers impressive views of Mount Fuji and is conveniently located right across from the Kawaguchi-ko station on the Fuji-Kyuko Line. This inn makes an excellent base for exploring the area.

The inn has private rooms that are all Japanese style as well as seven bed dorms. Each room has air conditioning and a television. Bathrooms are located just outside of the room. There's also an on-site restaurant that serves good Japanese food, but if you want to try something different, you'll find plenty of great restaurants in the surrounding neighborhood. Laundry facilities are also available as is storage space for guests who are planning to climb Mt. Fuji.

This is a comfortable and reliable place to stay. The staff are friendly and helpful and the furnishings are modern and clean. It's a good option for budget travelers that are visiting the area.
3639-2, Funatsu , Mount Fuji, Japan,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $33.46
Private Room: $34.98
Overall Rating: 84%
Den's Inn is another affordable place to stay near Mount Fuji. It's close to bus stop number 17 and Kawaguchiko Station and is in a quiet location, which is important if you're planning to wake up early. There are twin private rooms with shared bathrooms as well as six bed dorms. There are also some great amenities including free wi-fi throughout and a shared kitchen. Breakfast is available for an additional fee. The hostel also provides bicycles which guests can use for free. This is a great way to explore the area.

The staff here are friendly and helpful. They can offer any advice or recommendations that you might need and can help arrange any tours or activities that you might enjoy.
Kawaguchi 2853-1, Fujikawaguchiko-machi , Mount Fuji, Japan,

A good hostel for solo travellers, female travellers, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $26.50
Private Room: $26.50
Overall Rating: 93%
Kagelow Mt Fuji Hostel is another good option for international travelers and backpackers headed to Mt Fuji. It was originally an old hotel that was redesigned into a hostel. It has a modern Japanese style that incorporates elements of traditional Japanese design. There's a cafe and bar on-site, as well as several nice common areas. Many guests enjoy hanging out here and getting to know each other.

The hostel is located about a ten minute walk from Kawaguchiko Station. The hostel is designed specifically for backpackers and there are five bed private rooms as well as four and twelve bed dorms. The four bed dorm is female only while the larger dorms are co-ed.
3111-1, Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi , Mount Fuji, Japan,

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