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Blue Hour Hostel
Kanazawa
Japan, 〒920-0852 Ishikawa, Kanazawa, Konohanamachi, 3−3 ビルB棟3F ライブ1
From ¥2,200 /night

Light and airy, this dorm-only hostel is a great spot if you need a space to work as well as to sleep. Offering plenty of brightly lit benches with a window view for people-watching/procrastinating, Blue Hour has a co-ed dorm as well as a female-only one too.

The beds are very comfortable and in a pod/capsule/style with curtains, so you get a decent amount of privacy.

Bathrooms are OK, the female-only dorm has one shower which causes a bit of a backlog. However, you can use the co-ed showers found outside the separate female area, which has its own work area, tea/coffee station and toilet.

There isn’t a kitchen, but you can use a toaster, microwave, kettle and fridge—with some paper plates and real mugs. No breakfast is offered unfortunately. There are snacks on sale and a book with nearby food recommendations, including the Menya Taiga miso ramen, which is delicious. Of course, being close to a train station you’ll never be short of restaurants to choose from.

While it isn’t too close to the main sightseeing spots, it’s just five minutes from Kanazawa station so it’s perfect if you have an early or late arrival or have lots of day-trip plans. If you’re planning to stay in the city, you can make the most of the frequent buses or the city bike-rental spots across the road and at the station (or get your trainers on).