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You Have to Stay in This Japanese Hostel...I Mean Bookcase

And it's beautiful.

I am basically a walking millennial cliche. You know the one–they studied abroad and now they're all about that wanderlust and fulfilling their heart's desire through experience. Yup, that's me! And this new hostel in Japan proves to put all other hostels to shame. 

 

When studying abroad, you learn quickly that the only way to do it in college without selling a kidney is to use hostels. And they're amazing. I stayed in hostels all throughout Europe, sometimes for as low as $8 a night, and I must say, I love them. I came across an article about a bookstore-themed hostel in Japan and I might make this my next trip location, just so I can experience this. 

 

Hostel

 

Hostel

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First off, hostels are small and are not very private and you usually share bathrooms and common areas–you'll get used to it. So, if you're looking for a place with tons of room and great views and stellar customer service and you have about four suitcases, you will be very disappointed. BUT, if you are backpacking and travelling around the world looking for incredible experiences over comfort, you will love this. Especially if you're a book lover like me (which you probably are, considering you're spending your time on Bookstr). 

 

Hostel

 

hostel

Images Via Bored Panda

 

The general mantra of this place is loving the experience of reading and all that it comes with. They have over 1,700 books and offer three different types of rooms: compact, standard, or double. It's not so much a room, but a bed in the bookshelves as you see above. What they believe is that the calm of reading a good book will ease you to sleep as you lay among some of your favorites. And trust me, staying like this for two nights is completely doable and you will definitely be surprised about how grateful you'll be for the experience. And you're sure to connect with tons of other book-lover-travellers who are just like you! 

 

If you want to see more photos, check out their Instagram. 

 

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