Make your travel not only cheaper, but socially impacting!
Changes in social environment had caused the vacancy rate of lodgings in the Kotobuki district, once famous for being a city of day laborers, raise into 20%. Yokohoama Hostel Village started out in June 2005 as a social project to renovate simple quarters for day laborers (Doya:ドヤ) into tourist hostel / gusethouse, to
create a new social movement to change the image of town, and create new job opportunities for locals that could impact their life and renovate the local society.
That's why your staying at YHV also means that you're making contributions to regional revitalization. At the time we started this project, the word 'social entrepreneurship' had not even been widely recognized, which made us stand out not only nationally but internationally. As a result, we've hosted many guests from overseas and from universities, which continues till now.
That's the concept behind this 'social renovative' tourist hostel / guest house project, Yokohama Yostel Village.