About Galo Hostel Kobe

Welcome to Galo Hostel Kobe
Galo hostel Kobe is located 3-minute walk from the ticket gate of JR Shin-Kobe Station(新神戸).  Our hostel is close to both downtown and nature spots including famous waterfalls and one of the biggest herb gardens in Japan. The property was newly renovated from a Japanese house. The Japanese cozy retro interior decor will make your stay more relaxing. We would be glad if we could help your wonderful travel or new life in Kobe. We welcome you warmly. → History & Staff

Around Galo Hostel
Galo Hostel is located in Chuo-ward, including the city center and a lot of tourist spots. Our hostel is close to both downtown and nature spots including famous waterfalls and one of the biggest herb gardens in Japan. Also the famous sightseeing area of Kobe called Kitano-cho is within walking distance. The location is very convenient for travel or business, good for access to Sannomiya or Kitano.  You will find a wide variety of wonderful places in this town.  → Neighborhood

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 visit here from all over the world.
More detail → History & Staff

Sightseeing Route from Galo Hostel
Kobe is located between the sea and the range of Mount Rokko.  A lot of people who come from abroad are thinking that Kobe is a small town, but here is the 7th biggest town in Japan. Kobe port is one of most advanced ports in Japan with a long history, and this town was influenced by foreigner people. There are a lot of different kinds of fusion culture and buildings. We made a sightseeing route from Galo Hostel.
Detail → Sightseeing Route in Kobe

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Tourist spots around Galo Hostel
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden (Nunobiki Ropeway Sta.)


Nunobiki Waterfalls


Kitano Ijinkan (Kitano-cho)


Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum