x The average starting price for a place to stay in Fukuoka City is £15 per night.
algroome Traditional sleep-on-the-floor styles + friendly, relaxed staff (feels more like a bunch of friends hanging out than anything else) + cool wee udon restaurant attached to the front = feeling of being welcomed + small taste of traditional Japan. Wouldn't stay anywhere else if I were to visit Fukuoka again.
5-4-15 Katakasu, Hakata-kku, Fukuoka, JapanAwesome 85%
5-4-22, Muromi Sawara-ku, Fukuka-shiAwesome 85%
dropdeadbarbi I stayed at Guest House Hokorobi for one night. I had arrived in Fukuoka before noon, but I was able to check-in earlier than expected. I got to take a two-hour nap in the comfiest bed, until I was informed they put me in the wrong room. Mistakes happen. This was my first stay at a hostel in Japan, so I'm unaware how the system works. Many guesthouses I've stayed with in Korea provide free breakfast meal and a drink, so I would've liked to enjoy that as a service for the value. It seemed as though they were milking me for every yen I had for milk and sugar. Location-wise, there are hair shops easily spotted on the main road, but I don't need that, I need food. No food stalls or restaurants. And as a hungry traveler, please note that you should eat something prior to arriving at the hostel. No food is served and place to be found. Again, I stayed for one night and the area is silent and still. It's best to just check-in, lock up your things, and hop onto the subway to another area.
duncphd The rooms are basic, but - important as I stayed in december - warm. Not much in the way of privacy, but if you want a comfortable bed and a hot shower for about as cheap as you can get this is the place. Shared showers are clean and hot. I didn't venture into the internet area, needing to be out wandering rather than looking at a screen, but this facility would be useful if you are travelling around. The location is good and once you know where it is it is easy to find your way back.
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