Hostel Hakone, Japan

18 reviews18

Enjoy outdoor hot spring every day! (Working Holiday Visa Holders Only)

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Connect with international travelers
11 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

We ask you to help with the cleaning all throughout our hostel with our staff, including guest rooms, bathrooms, washrooms, kitchen, lounge, and other common spaces. We give you a free accommodation and daily onsen bathing, which is the highlight of Hakone area. A lot of guests from all over the world gather at our hostel, and here is the suitable place for mutual communication with them ! (Working holiday visa holders only)

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  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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18 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

  • 11 Meeting international travelers
  • 8 Get in touch with nature
  • 7 Meeting locals
  • 7 Immersing in the local culture
  • 6 Developing social awareness
  • 3 Practicing English

Korea, South


I miss my life in the hostel! About work : working system were very organized so can learn easliy and they always gave me the right level of work. About staff : They are friendly and always try to accommodate me. About hotel : I liked the onsen. And it was convenient to able to use the storage space for the staff. There is a vegetable store nearby and beautiful mountain too.

28 days ago



Some say experiences are never as good as you imagine, however the hostel is an exception to this rule. Located in postcard Japan, staying in Hakone was like living in one of my childhood fantasies. The hours and tasks were certainly fair. The staff were all warm and friendly, I was never afraid to ask a question no matter how silly I thought it was. With so many activities in the region I never found myself with nothing to do on my days off. Overall I would certainly recommend this experience, especially for those looking to experience the quainter, quieter side of Japan.

about 1 month ago



My experience at the hostel was really good. The whole team was really nice to me and patient in explaining things to me (my English is really basic). The work environment is welcoming and makes you want to stay here for a long time. That the hostel is in a more natural place is nice, it gives a lot of tranquility and allows you to get away from the bustling cities. From my experience I fully recommend it.

2 months ago



I've had a wonderful time at the hostel and would recommend it to anyone!! The work was easy & fair and you'll still have a lot of free time. Being a very social person I was scared I would feel lonely sometimes but I met so many cool travelers that I never really did! Additionally, everyone from the staff is so nice, I felt like a part of a big family. We even went to a zen ceremony together once. As a backpacker one month is the longest time I've stayed at one place but I wish I would've decided to stay longer. Thank you so much for having me, I will miss Hakone and everyone I met here!

2 months ago

United Kingdom


I loved my time here!! So glad I chose to stay for two months. It's super chill and the vibe is just so relaxing. If you need a break from reality, this place feels like a place of its own!

3 months ago

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Hosted by Yayoi

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