Unlike Tokyo or Osaka, Fukuoka is not crowded and overflowed with tourists, making it a great city for a family trip in Japan. Being one of the largest city in Japan, there are plenty of tourist spots for you to enjoy; however, each spot is easily accessible from one another, from temples, beaches, to shopping malls, so everyone is guaranteed to find their favorite attraction in Fukuoka! Furthermore, the average price in Fukuoka is also lower than other touristy cities, and for those of you who love “limited edition” products, you can almost always find them here when they’re all sold out in Tokyo! Therefore, we’ve handpicked one of the best capsule hostels that Fukuoka has to offer, so make sure you head on over there for your next vacation!
What defines a good hotel is simple-clean, good location, and of course, reasonable prices. Unfortunately, it’s not all a bed of roses, because they’re either too expensive, remote, or old and dingy. However, “THE LIFE HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE” has it all, from an array of restaurants around the hostel, a convenient subway station only a 3 minute walk away, and only 7 minutes away by train from Fukuoka Airport! From the name of the Hostel, “THE LIFE HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE”, you can imagine that this is not just a simple hostel; there is also a bar on the first floor of the hostel right next to the check-in counter, which offers all kinds of drinks and dishes at a reasonable price, and serves as the perfect place for you to meet new friends from all over the world. The first floor is also equipped with a DJ booth with all genres of music playing, creating an ambient and relaxing atmosphere. Trust us, you will definitely love it! On the second floor of the Life Hostel is a spacious kitchen, equipped with all kinds of kitchenware for you to use for free, and enjoy a homemade meal with your new friends. Free wifi is also available, which may come as a huge relief for foreign tourists! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the morning on their modern wooden table before heading out to explore the city.
Check in time is from 4pm, and check out is at 11am, so sleep in! If you arrive before 4pm, you can leave your luggage at the hostel and take a walk to one of the most popular shopping complexes in Fukuoka. “Canal City Hakata” is a major shopping and entertainment complex, offering theaters, restaurants, hotels, spas, and much more! Surrounding this area are Japanese street stalls, also called Yatai, where you have a wide selection of traditional Japanese food such as Yakitori, Sashimi, Okonomiyaki, Tempura, Ramen, and so on, while enjoying a nice view of the river flowing through the city.
“THE LIFE HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE LOUNGE” offers a wide variety of rooms, from private dormitories for female tourists, to rooms that can hold from 4 people to up to 18 people! Although this is a capsule hotel, double rooms, queen rooms, king rooms and family rooms are also available, which comes with its own private bathrooms. It goes without saying that the cleanliness of these rooms is impeccable, and all rooms come with air conditioners, a wide screen TV, slippers, and sanitary amenities. Washing machines are provided in the public area, so don’t worry about your dirty laundry.
“THE LIFE HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE LOUNGE” is your best choice of accommodation if you come to Fukuoka. However apart from “THE LIFE HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE”,& AND HOSTEL FUKUOKA is also nearby and offers similar room types, including a bar and restaurant on the first floor. Both hostels are a mere 5 minute walk away from each other, with English speaking staffs and top-notch service. If you’re already planning a trip to Osaka, this hotel chain also offers a classy airbnb near Umeda station, called the HOSTEL APARTMENT Umeda, with 2 bedrooms and 4 beds. Click here for more information on the other two hostels!