I had an amazing time in k's house Hakone. The staff there is very friendly and make you feel confortable. The work is not hard and only take 4h per day. The guesthouse is super confortable, the onsen is awsome, and it's a great place to meet a lot on people from every countries.
The village is very quiet, no night life really, but if you wanna enjoy the mountain, and hiking around, this place is for you!
Hakone is a quiet town. There is virtually no nightlife, and what services do exist there are set up to help tourists and largely no one else.
That being said, K's house is an amazing hostel. It's big, clean, pleasantly furnished, and the permanent employees make for excellent friends. If you're keen on staying somewhere quiet (keeping in mind that the hostel itself often serves as an interesting night-life spot to meet backpackers,) then I'd recommend this one. Thank you for having me!
K's house in Hakone is awesome. The place is very clean, as is all of Japan is really. The people there are amazing and the location is great. Asa is amazing, he's the kind of guy that makes sure you're enjoying your time in Hakone (after work of course). Super helpful with planning, as are the other members at the house. The onsen is super cozy and the accomadation is pretty much your own little bed with curtains, very cozy. Honestly the work isn't even bad either. Overall this was an amazing experience and it was amazing to be able to stay here for the month of July.