About Galo Hostel Kobe

Welcome to Galo Hostel Kobe
Galo Hostel Kobe is located 5-minute walk from Shin-Kobe Station. The house was renovated nicely by a local carpenter. The Japanese cozy retro interior décor will make your stay more relaxing.
Our family-run hostel is a homey place. We have dormitory rooms and private rooms. In order to relax for each guest, the dormitory rooms have a small number of guests. Please make yourself at home.
The location is very convenient for travel or business, good for access to the downtown or tourist spots. We would be glad if we could help your wonderful travel or new life in Kobe. We welcome you warmly.  → History & Staff

Origin of the Hostel
“GALO” means “rooster” in Portuguese, which is a lucky charm in Portugal. We felt familiar with the word because a rooster (as Weathercocks) is the symbol of Kobe, also the 2017 oriental zodiac (the year we opened this hostel) was Rooster Year. We named this hostel “GALO HOSTEL” with a wish that our hostel becomes a lucky place for all who visits here from all over the world.
More detail → History & Staff

Kobe and around Galo Hostel
Kobe is located between the sea and the range of Mount Rokko, which is stylish and exotic town.  The Kobe port is one of most advanced port in Japan with long history, and this town was influenced by foreign culture.  There are a lot of different kinds of fusion cuisines or buildings. You will enjoy to visit cafes, restaurants, shops.
Also, Kobe is one of the big cities in Japan but there is very relaxing atmosphere.  Especially, the area around Galo hostel is a peaceful place. There is close to a mountain and Kitano area(foreigner houses). The one of the greatest “divine falls” in Japan called Nunobiki water falls, which are located fifteen minutes walking distance from the property. There is a beautiful hiking course from here.  Despite the hostel is located near natural spots, close to downtown. You will find wide variety of wonderful places in Kobe. Enjoy your time in Kobe! → Neighborhood


Nunobiki Herb Garden(to Nunobiki Ropeway Sta. : 10 min walk)

Kitano Ijinkan(Kitano area :10 min walk)