Hakone is considered as one of the most popular “hot spring” destination near Tokyo. It has many natural attractions and a great place to relax and enjoy your weekends. Another great part about soaking in the hot springs of Hakone is the scenic view of Mt. Fuji.

There are many guest houses and hostels in Hakone that will make your trip worth your while. They have great accommodations, and the hosts do their best to make your stay as comfortable as can be. Some of them even have bars and restaurants on the premises, so you don’t have to worry about going out to find a place to eat. Make sure to check the 10 best guest houses and hostels in Hakone for a comfortable vacation.

1. Toi

Toi is just about 15-minute walk from the Hakone Miyanoshita Station of Hakone Tozan Train. It is a guesthouse that has a restaurant on its premises and offers great views of the surrounding nature. It’s a fairly new guesthouse so you might have a hard time looking for it on the map. It’s a charming guest house that will make your stay as comfortable as it gets. The guest house Toi has a nice café & bar so you can relax while having a drink at night.

Address: 278, Miyanoshita, Hakone-cho, 250-0404, Kanagawa

Website: http://hakone-guesthouse.com/en/

2. Hakone TENT

Hakonte TENT is a guesthouse that has their own hot spring. It’s a mix of modern and traditional themes that will definitely make you fall in love with the place. Soak yourself in their hot springs then drink a few cups of sake, draft beer or cocktails in their bar. Finish the experience with a relaxing sleep on their Japanese futons. The amazing experience would make you come back for more.

Address: 1320-257 Gora, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0408, Kanagawa

Website: http://hakonetent.com/en/

3. GUEST HOUSE Hakone Nennekoya

Guest House Hakone Nennekoya is one of those guest houses in Hakone that is fairly unique. It has cozy dormitory and private type rooms. It has a shared kitchen and a lounge where you can mix and mingle with the other guests. Feel free to relax in simply furnished rooms that offer simplicity and comfort while you enjoy the sights and sounds of Hakone.

Address: 374-1 Miyagino, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0401

Website: http://hakone-nennekoya.com/page/en_top.html

4. Hakone Guesthouse gaku

Hakone Guesthouse gaku is a guesthouse that offers a scenic view of the mountains. They have Deluxe (8 people max), private rooms (4 people max) and dormitory rooms for single guests. The sun terrace has a barbecue area where you can appreciate the scenery while you grill mouth watering BBQ’s.

Address: 1320-385 Gora, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken

Website: https://www.hakonegaku.com (Japanese Only)

5. K’s House Hakone

K’s House in Hakone is a renovated hotspring ryokan with shared space and lounge. Although there is not much to see in the immediate vicinity, the hot spring is nice, and the rooms are ok. A clean and comfortable place if you want to take a short break in Hakone.

Address: 12-1 Yumotochaya, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0312, Kanagawa

Website: http://kshouse.jp/hakone-e/index.html

6. Fuji-Hakone Guest House

Fuji-Hakone Guest House is a highly recommended guest house in Hakone. They have an indoor and outdoor onsen that will soothe your tired body from the journey. It is also conveniently located near the bus stop, and there are a lot of restaurants in the area for those who love to eat local delicacies. If you plan on going to Hakone for a short vacation, consider going to Fuji-Hakone Guest House to enjoy the views of Mt. Fuji and their hospitality.

Address: 912 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631, Kanagawa

Website: http://fujihakone.com/en/

7. Moto-Hakone Guest House

Moto-Hakone Guest House is just a minute away from the Oshiba Bus Stop. It is also close to the Hakone Shrine and has an amazing view of Mt. Fuji. They don’t offer breakfast and dinner services so prepare to bring/cook your own. Moto Hakone is a nice guest house that is close to the key attractions in Hakone.

Address: 103 Moto-Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0522, Kanagawa

Website: http://motohakone.com

8. Hakone Guesthouse Azito

Azito is definitely one of the unique guest houses in Hakone. They have capsule style double beds that are spacious and comfortable. The staffs are very helpful and will even help you plan your Hakone activities (if you don’t have one of course). The bar is pretty good, and some of the locals even go there to have a drink.

Address: 491 Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0311, Kanagawa

Website: http://www.guesthouseazito.com/en-us

9. Hakone Guest House SAMURAI OYADO

Samurai Oyado in Hakone will not bring you any results if you are hunting for samurais. However! If you just want to enjoy a relaxing time in Hakone, you came to the right place. They have a free parking area, and the hot spring is just next door. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the views from the rooms are great as well. The on-site restaurant offers local delicacies for you to enjoy.

Address: 982 Kiga, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0402, Kanagawa

Website: http://www.samurai-hakone.com

10. Hakone Hostel 1914

Hakone Hostel 1914 is a great example of excellent hospitality. The staff cares about their guests and do their best to make their stay as comfortable as possible. The guesthouse is surrounded by restaurants and hot springs for you to visit and enjoy. They offer free tea and coffee at the common lounge which makes it easier to have a nice chat with the other guests in Hakone Hostel 1914.

Address: 362 Miyanoshita, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0404, Kanagawa

Website: https://www.booking.com/hotel/jp/hakone-hostel1914.en-gb.html

Find more about Hakone

– 10 Best Things To Do In Hakone for an Extended Stay

– 10 Best Onsen Ryokan and Resorts in Hakone to Relax

– 10 Best Food Finds in Hakone

– 10 Best Museums in Hakone to Appreciate Art, History, and Nature


Data is as of May 2018

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