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khaosan beppu

khaosan beppu




Khaosan Beppu Spa Hostel is located in Beppu, on the northeast coast of Japan’s Kyushu Island. Beppu is known as Japan’s hot springs capital.

The best

First off, Khaosan Beppu has it’s own onsen! Onsen is the Japanese term for hot springs, or hot mineral bath. How many hostel can claim that?

Besides the pleasure of soaking your bones in the onsen each night before bed, the assets of Khaosan Beppu are numerous. What I love about this hostel is the staff. They are friendly and great about giving information for visiting the sites and recommending good places to eat around town. They were really patient with me–and I’ve always got lots of travel and sightseeing questions.

Khaosan Beppu is equipped with a common area to hang out, a kitchen, computers, free WiFi. There is also a bar in their annex building. This hostel is a great place to meet fellow travelers. They also offer free bicycles to guests.

Beds at Khaosan Beppu are a great value, the least expensive I encountered in Japan.

The worst

The facilities at Khaosan Beppu are slightly ageing, but not enough to say it even detracts from the experience of staying there.

For me, the downtown location was good, because it was less-touristic and in proximity to good eating options. But if you’re going to be spending the majority of time in Myouban or Kannawa resort areas, you’ll need to spend extra money on taking the bus over to those areas.

Internet Connection

The Wi-Fi connection is strong and there are multiple routers throughout the hostel.


Kitchen   Locker     Free Coffee & Tea    Travel Information

Best for

Families   Friends   Groups   Individuals

Ideal for

Relaxing   Outdoor sports   Sightseeing   Meeting people  Partying

Owned by

Local chain –Khaosan Hostels (other branches in Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Kyoto)


Dorms from $17.00 US and privates from $24 (bookable online from Khaosan website)


Beppu is quite a safe city and the hostel is locked at night. There is no curfew.


Contact Information

3-3-10 Kitahama,
Beppu city, Oita-ken

Phone:  +81-977-23-3939






Editor’s pick

I absolutely recommend Khaosan Beppu for a friendly, inexpensive accommodation option in Beppu. I had a blast while visiting Beppu and was very glad I based myself for four nights at Khaosan Beppu while visiting the nearby onsen and enjoying the various local culinary specialties.

Stephen Bugno's two decades of independent travels have taken him to more than 100 countries. His freelance articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Hartford Courant. He lives in Alaska, USA publishing the GoMad Nomad Travel Mag and blogging at Bohemian Traveler in bween international travel and adventuring at home. Find him on Facebook, or Twitter.

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