Fukuoka on Japan’s Kyushu Island is certainly a sight to behold. The island is not what one thinks of when we typically think of islands: Fukuoka is a pumping, densely populated metropolis where modern city life passes alongside ancient temples and cultural treasures spread throughout.

Amazing food, buzzing streets, and epic nightlife make Fukuoka a backpacker hotspot…

Like most places in Japan, the accommodation options tend to be on the more expensive end.

So how does one find the right place to stay to get the most of what Fukuoka has to offer without shelling out heaps of dough? Which hostels are the best hostels in Fukuoka in terms of quality and price?

Alas, the answers are here… to solve these questions I wrote this no-stress guide to the best hostels in Fukuoka for 2021!

This hostel guide makes it easy for you to book the right place for yourself. More adventuring, less hostel research, that is what I’m about…

By the end of this guide you will be ready to roll into Fukuoka with the confidence you need to sleep cheap and get the most out of your travel experience here.

Ok, let’s get right to it…

Quick Answer: The Best Hostels in Fukuoka

Best Hostels in Fukuoka
Welcome to my in-depth guide on the best hostels in Fukuoka Island!

The 10 Best Hostels in Fukuoka

Need some help choosing where to stay in Fukuoka? Then read on as we introduce the 10 best hostels.

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    Overall Best Hostel in Fukuoka – & And Hostel

    & And Hostel best hostels in Fukuoka
    Among many other positive qualities, & And Hostel has earned the rank of best hostel in Fukuoka on style points alone.
    • $$
    • Cafe & Bar
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Air Conditioning

    This. Hostel. Is. Sick. Sorry, but it is. SUPER clean. SUPER stylish. Best hostel in Fukuoka 2021, easily and one of the best hostels in Japan too. It’s got an impossibly hip cafe and bar area downstairs, the minimalist aesthetic in the rooms (including the dorms) is something else, it’s close to a load of cultural hotspots and shopping – and trust us, you’ll definitely want to browse at least. The airport’s also only 4km away. The overall best hostel in Fukuoka, & And Hostel also boasts a technological aspect that really makes this place feel hyper-modern and, well, pretty Japanese. Which also puts & And Hostel as a contender for coolest hostel in Fukuoka.

    Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Fukuoka – Bed Stock

    Bed Stock best hostels in Fukuoka
    Meet new mates at the best hostel for solo travelers in Fukuoka: Bed Stock.
    • $$
    • Restaurant
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Common Room

    Actually lol since Bed Stock makes travelling around staying at hostels sound like a cute festival. Which it sort of is but not exactly. Nevertheless, this best hostel for solo travellers in Fukuoka is a great place to meet people: the staff are very friendly, and so are the guests, combining to create an atmosphere that’s very conducive to making friends and swapping stories about travelling. And such. Literally steps away from the nearest metro station, which is great, plus there are a load of other conveniences nearby. This top hostel in Fukuoka isn’t the cheapest, but the location, cleanliness, atmosphere: 10/10.

    Best Cheap Hostel in Fukuoka #1 – Fukuoka Backpackers Hostel

    Fukuoka Backpackers Hostel best hostels in Fukuoka
    Basic, comfortable, and plenty of easy-going vibes: Fukuoka Backpackers is the best cheap hostel in Fukuoka…
    • $
    • 24-Hour Security
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Common Room

    If you are backpacking Japan in search of authenticity then check this gaff out. This place is a little basic, but it feels much more ‘Japanese’ than other more stylish places on this list. So if you like the idea of sacrificing a little luxury for authenticity at the cheapest place in town, well, Fukuoka Backpackers Hostel is waiting. It’s also up there as the best cheap hostel in Fukuoka since its location is pretty great, too. Add a little chill lounge area with a classic Japanese vending machine plus places to make a bit of your own food (i.e. a kitchen) and yep, it’s a comfy stop.

    Best Cheap Hostel in Fukuoka #2 – Kia Ora Budgetstay

    Kia Ora Budgetstay best hostels in Fukuoka
    Kia Ora Budgetstay is another one of the best cheap hostels in Fukuoka.
    • $
    • Free Breakfast
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bicycle Hire

    Judging from the name you might’ve been able to tell that there was a friendly price-point going on at Kia Ora Budgetstay. And you’d be right: this is a great option if you’re looking for a budget hostel in Fukuoka, since it definitely ranks among the cheapest Fukuoka budget hostels. Plus it’s a little more hostel-y than some of the other offerings. Cosy, y’know? Sure they’re modern, sleek, cool, whatever, but sometimes when you just want a basic stay without feeling like you’re interrupting a furniture advert, right? Here’s where you’d do it. And it’s convenient, too, being pretty near Hakata Station.

    This is a great base for a multi-day Fukuoka itinerary!

    Best Cheap Hostel in Fukuoka #3 – Guest House Hokorobi

    Guest House Hokorobi best hostels in Fukuoka
    Another solid option if you’re in the market for a budget spot. Guest House Hokorobi tops of my list of best cheap hostel in Fukuoka…
    • $$
    • Common Room
    • Key Card Access
    • Free Breakfast

    It’s a little basic, but it’s sweetly done and – as per Japanese standards – everything is clean AF. Everything seems shiny at Guest House Hokorobi: the dorms are spotless, the private rooms are neat and tidy. And there’s a pretty large common area for you to recline in and meet people, etc. etc. There’s a free breakfast here – just toast and coffee, but still: it’s free. This budget hostel in Fukuoka also comes at a very nice price, and with it just being a 15 min stroll from the city centre of Tenjin, it makes for a great short-term stay to see what Fukuoka has to offer.

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    Best Hostel for Couples in Fukuoka – Fukuoka Hana Hostel

    Fukuoka Hana Hostel best hostels in Fukuoka
    Looking for a chill spot to cuddle up with your lover? Fukuoka Hana Hostel is the best hostel for couples in Fukuoka.
    • $$
    • Common Room
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bicycle Hire

    Location is a pretty good indication as to why this Fukuoka backpackers hostel has made our list – it’s just 5 mins from the nearest metro, 2 mins from the buzzing Yatai area, 5 to the modern Tenjin area, and 15 mins from JR Hakata where you’ll most likely be arriving at Fukuoka. So that’s that. On top of that, bike hire from Hana Hostel makes exploring Fukuoka even easier. So with all this and more (24hr supermarket anyone?) just on the doorstep meaning plenty to do, and with verrry nicely done private rooms, it’s easy to see why Hana Hostel is the best hostel for couples in Fukuoka.

    Best Party Hostel in Fukuoka – THE LIFE hostel and bar lounge

    THE LIFE hostel and bar lounge best hostels in Fukuoka
    The wonderful bar, wide-drink selection, and the associated social conversion make THE LIFE Hosel the best party hostel in Fukuoka…
    • $$
    • Common Room
    • Air Conditioning
    • 24-Hour Reception

    Another possible coolest hostel in Fukuoka, THE LIFE (in caps for emphasis, we guess) comes complete with a ‘bar lounge’ downstairs which both looks the part and is convenient for a drink or two in the evening. It’s a nice place to meet other travellers and the atmosphere is suitably convivial – meaning a few drinks in you’ll be making friends with everybody. That’s why we say it’s the best party hostel in Fukuoka. It’s also a few blocks away from the canal which is a cool place to go for more drinks, or for some food. Or just walking off the hangover from drinking so much the previous night.

    Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Fukuoka – montan HAKATA

    montan HAKATA best hostels in Fukuoka
    One of the better hostels I’ve come across in terms of co-working space. Montan HAKATA is hands down the best hostel for digital nomads in Fukuoka.
    • $$
    • Free Breakfast
    • (Huge) Common Room
    • Self Catering Facilities

    Wow, this place- whew. Seriously nice. There’s a huge area downstairs that looks just like a super cool coworking space so, well, it’s easy to treat it like that – tables and chairs all over the place and loooads of space. As such the oppositional lowercase-uppercase of montan HAKATA is probs the best hostel for digital nomads in Fukuoka. Without actually having to go out and find a cafe with WiFi (kinda tricky in Japan), you can work in this bright space with your laptop and watch the world go by. Honestly super cool – more like a boutique hotel. And for digital nomads, this is the best hostel in Fukuoka.

    Best Hostel with a Private Room in Fukuoka – WeBase HAKATA

    WeBase HAKATA best hostels in Fukuoka
    Looking for a fun, unique place to grab a room? WeBAse Hakata has all that and more… making it the best hostel with a private room in Fukuoka.
    • $$$
    • 24-Hour Reception
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Air Conditioning

    We’re saying this is the best hostel with a private room in Fukuoka because it’s sort of like a pod hotel, but cheaper. The private rooms here and bright, clean, cosy, and make for a unique experience staying in Japan. The modern feel of WeBase HAKATA with white paint and minimalism all over the place really makes you feel like you’re staying in a hostel of the future – you WILL have to pay for that privilege, since WeBase is hardly the cheapest, but if you got the budget we reckon this recommended hostel in Fukuoka is the way to go for a private room.

    More Best Hostels in Fukuoka

    HATAGO tenjin

    HATAGO tenjin best hostels in Fukuoka
    Modern, chic, and plenty of Style, HATAGO Tenjin is another promising hostel option.
    • $$
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Key Card Access

    Although they use ‘Hatago’ in their name – which is what inns were called back in the day in Edo-period Japan – this recommended hostel in Fukuoka is anything but rustic or traditional. The dorms and rooms are chic and sturdy, all wood and metal – and each bunk has a curtain, too. Definitely cool-looking when it comes to aesthetic, that’s for sure. This top hostel in Fukuoka is a modern marvel, with a sitting area downstairs that’s just as conducive to research on your next destination as it is to hanging out with fellow travellers. Decent. Plenty close to many of the main attractions in Fukuoka.

    Guest House Hokorobi

    Guest House Hokorobi best hostels in Fukuoka
    Last but not least Guest House Hokorobi: another one of the best hostels in Fukuoka and my last hostel to be featured in this guide!
    • $$
    • Common Room
    • Key Card Access
    • Free Breakfast

    It’s a little basic, but it’s sweetly done and – as per Japanese standards – everything is clean AF. Everything seems shiny at Guest House Hokorobi: the dorms are spotless, the private rooms are neat and tidy. And there’s a pretty large common area for you to recline in and meet people, etc. etc. There’s a free breakfast here – just toast and coffee, but still: it’s free. This budget hostel in Fukuoka also comes at a very nice price, and with it just being a 15 min stroll from the city centre of Tenjin, it makes for a great short-term stay to see what Fukuoka has to offer. If you plan on checking out the downtown night life, this hostel is a good bet.

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    What to Pack for your Fukuoka Hostel

    Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from us, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straight forward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art we have perfected over many years.

    Check out our definitive Hostel Packing list for our top packing tips!

    Why you should travel to Fukuoka

    Well there ya have it my friends: my ultimate guide to the best hostels in Fukuoka for 2021!

    I’m stoked knowing you are now fully ready to book your hostel and crush your travels after gleaning the right info from this hostel guide.

    Backpacking Fukuoka is one hell of a good time; an experience made that much more enjoyable with a comfortable, budget-friendly, social place to stay!

    I am sure by now it is obvious that Fukuoka has every type of hostel under the sun. So which one are you going to book?

    If you are still having trouble narrowing down your options here is what I recommend: Just book my top pick for the best overall hostel in Fukuoka: & And Hostel — generally speaking, you can’t go wrong with the best option, right?

    Happy travels guys!

    & And Hostel best hostels in Fukuoka
    I hope you have enjoyed my guide to the best hostels in Fukuoka! See you down the road…

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