Hostel 291

▲Photo by This is Fukui

Hostel291 is a guest house in Echizen City opened in September, 2018, and it places only three minute-walk from JR Takefu station. In thise 35-year-old retro-inspired building, there are two bunk beds in a mixed dormitory, and a Japanese style room for up to three people in a women-only dormitory. Note that one or two guests can occupy the Japanese tatami room if you wish, but you need to check the price by yourself in that case. You might find the room unique when you see the bunk beds and the kitchen are in the one place, but you can certainly keep a private living space if you close the curtains. A light and a outlet are provided for each bed.

▲Dorm beds at the second floor. Photo by This is Fukui
▲You can keep your private space. Photo by This is Fukui
▲Your own light and a outlet. And locker, too! Photo by This is Fukui
▲Tatami room for 1 to 2 person. Photo by This is Fukui
▲Retro kitchen where you can enjoy cooking. The kitchen is next to beds so please be silent at night. Photo by This is Fukui

The hostel is run by Ms. Nozomi Washida, who loves traveling, from Echizen City. She stayed a lot of guest houses around the world and started thinking to be a guest house owner gradually. Her thought of “I want to make the place open to contact between the travelers” is becoming shape little by little, and now she is making various ideas such as providing a rooftop for watching fireworks, expanding the shared space, and so on. Also, she sells sundries and other items purchased by Ms. Washida in the space on the first floor.

▲First floor. Photo by This is Fukui
▲Lobby where you can relax. Photo by This is Fukui

There are a lot of delicious soba shops in the city where is said to be the birthplace of Fukui’s specialty Echizen Oroshi soba (buckwheat noodles with grated Japanese radish). Also, there are many old buildings in this area, and about three kilometer walking course such as “Kura no Tsuji” where stylish shops are located and “Teramachi-Dori” where many temples remain on stone-paved street. Buses from JR Takefu station to Takefu Knife Village and Echizen Washi Village are also operated, so it might be good to use Hostel291 as a base for sightseeing.

▲Kura no Tsuji. Photo by This is Fukui
▲Kura no Tsuji. Photo by This is Fukui
▲Many shrines in the old town. Photo by This is Fukui
▲Teramachi-Dori street. Photo by This is Fukui
▲Teramachi-Dori street. Many old restaurants, cafes and some hotels. Photo by This is Fukui
▲Why don’t you take photos with cute cats? Photo by This is Fukui
▲Good location and good price! Photo by This is Fukui


1-10-10, Fuchu, Echizen-shi, Fukui

3 minutes walk from JR Takefu train station. It’s also easy to walk from Echizen Takefu Fukui Tetsudo station.
If you come by car, there is a free-of-charge hostel parking lot. Due to the limited numberbut, you should contact the hostel in advance if you would like to use it.
There’s also a Hinogawa Kasenshiki car park 5 minutes away from the hostel by foot, and you can use it for free.

[Business hours]
Check In:15:00 – 21:00
Check Out : 11:00

From 2,600 yen



NOTEThis article was written based on the information when it was published. Since there is a possibility that it differs from the content at the time of posting, be sure to check information by yourself in advance.


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