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Backpackers Miyajima Reviews

1-8-11 Miyajimaguchi, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan

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893 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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I would have to say this is the best hostel/ backpackers i have ever stayed in while traveling. the atmosphere here is top notch and the staff couldn't be any nicer. i had my birthday while staying here and they through me a little party. I have been highly recommending this place to all the travelers i have met recently and will defiantly be coming back to see everyone. hopefully i can get time off to come see yoshie in 2014


Cozy hostel just in front of Miyajima island, like 30 min by JR from Hiroshima. Easy to reach thou. The staff is really nice, really talkative and happy to help you. 20 beds in the dorm, but smaller room separeted by curtains, so enough privacy for everyone. Enough showers in the ground floor, also with the hostel crowdedi never had to wait, and clean also, working with coins, but not a big issue. Wending machines everywhere. I liked the place, i would recommended to everyone! Cheers!


The hostel is in a fantastic area right by the miyajima ferry terminal which is free with JR pass. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and was a big airy shared space with aircon. There was the option to pay for food cooked in the evening. It was 800¥ for food but you could probably get a better meal elsewhere. The potatoes were a bit raw and the chicken was okay nothing special. It was cheap however and there was enough of it. Atmosphere was good too. Enjoyed our stay.


Yoshi and his staff are great; they are beyond hospitable and welcoming. They create a great atmosphere and encourage people to meet each other (without making anything feel forced). The crowd was very diverse, the hostel was really clean and there was lots of information about what to do both on Miyajima Island and in nearby Hiroshima.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great place. I had problems as my bag had got lost on the way to Japan. The staff were so good letting me use the phone and lending me some toiletries. Place is in a great location would come back if I com to Hiroshima again :)


This is not inside Miyajima - but it is only 3 mins walk to the ferry port. Facilities are basic but have a good atmosphere. Walls are thin so it could get pretty noisy when people in the nearby rooms are talking. Very similar to other hostels in Japan, you need to take off your shoes and get in, but their slippers provided seem old.


Awesome hostel! Yoshi and his team welcomed us like old friends then took us out to karaoke, fantastic. Perfect place to stay for visiting Miyajima with easy access to Hiroshima. As a bonus they booked the next place to stay for us and made a recommendation for Osaka. You`ll be hard pushed to find a hostel better than this :-D.

  • 7th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Right next to the ferry station and very convenient. Walls can be a bit thin, but most of the guests were quiet on my floor.


Staff were so friendly, I was only sad I couldnt stay longer. Its nice escape from the city, by close enough to trains there easily.


Would be nice if the beds have a curtain for more privacy but all in all a good hostel


Had a great time. Thanks everyone!


This was a great place to stay. Clean, well located in front of the ferry terminal, excellent staff and atmosphere. Make sure you don't miss Yoshi's wild camping parties in Miyajima! Oh man, did we have fun...


Only stayed for one night, but it was a good experience. Staff was nice and helpful - except for one creepy part-timer white guy. Great location right next to the ferry port to go to Miyajima. The facilities were clean and the beds were comfy. Not much else to say. Definitely recommend it.


This hostel has an awkward layout. There were two toilets on either side of the kitchen sink so people were washing their hands in the kitchen sink. This hostel doesn't have hot water in any of the sinks. For a hot shower you insert a token. Bathroom was co-ed and school toilet stall style... With visible urinals. The walls were extremely thin and most dorms had no doors and no privacy curtains, lights etc. Extension cables everywhere. This hostel has many issues will never stay again.


Absolutely fabulous and right near the feet port! The team were so much fun, friendly and accommodating ..love the bunk beds and ability to meet others. The host Yoshi even cooks for you 😊

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


I only spent one night there and definitely enjoyed the scenery, the accessibility to Myiajima. I think the dorms are spacious and you can feel confortable. The owner is very nice and you will be surprise by how many people, mostly foreigners, are working there. Even if it felt a bit chaotic it seems a good place to stay for a while and maybe meet japanese tourists who come there too. I didn t really have the time for that.


The Japanese lady at the reception desk was very nice but I can't say the same about the guy. He was drunk and very loud. He was annoying and bothered the (very few) normal people that were staying at the hostel at the time. I would definitely not recommend this place. I would have rather stayed at Hiroshima even if it would take longer to Miyajima island.


Great location, friendly staff, and clean facilities. Thanks for a great experience!


Perfect hostel, great events, super helpful staff, and comfortable lodging!


Great location close to beautiful Miyajima Island, friendly interactive staff, large dorms and often parties downstairs so can be difficult to sleep

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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