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Backpackers Miyajima Reviews

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

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844 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Great Hostel and amazing staff. One of the more social hostels I had been too in Japan. Alwasys has some fun activity going on.


Nice staff, good service!


Awesome!!!! You better choose this hostel at Miyajimaguchi rather that stay at Miyajima Island (but for those who like quiet place, ahh it doesn't matter). Nice and friendly staff. Really recommend this for those who like social life at night after tired walking and exploring Miyajima Island. And please ask for recommended food around that hostel. We've tried it and mmm..gooood...


Great hostel!


Yoshi made some great dinners! He and the staff put in a lot of effort to make guests comfortable!


It's a building made up only by concrete, which makes it a bit cold but, the beds are costom made for western people so tall people also can get a good night sleep, also the staff speaks the best English I've heard in Japan :-)


The place itself its bad, i didnt like the atmosphere, toilet mixed with Kitchen, rooms all together (separeted by a curtain), not nice looking. Although the staff is very very nice, specialy the one that made my check in, was a sweetie. The location seemed great to me eventhough wasn't inside of the touristic miyajima.


It would be nice if they add curtain to my bed for a little privacy, or a curtain to separate the men "restroom space", because it's like I brush my teeth there, and I can see the men peeing in the back from the mirror, of course I don't see their "privacy" or want to see them doing their thing, but I can't do anything about it at the same time. I'm a lady just in case you wonder ahaha...

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very friendly staff, good meals are cooked by Yoshi . Very good value for money .

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel! Perfect location right next to the ferries over to Miyajima Island which is a must visit. Staff were friendly and welcoming.


At first I was concerned about going to a 20 bed dorm, but they actually manage the situation pretty well with their rules (chat in the sound-proofed common room, no chat in the dorm room itself). The people there were very helpful with their information about Miyajima, and they kept my bags while I went camping on Miyajima itself.


Great location close to the ferry terminal. Kinda strange dorms with one big room with minimal privacy. Bathrooms are mixed too. Also no bed lights made it hard to see at night on the bottom bunk - when the light is turned off the whole 20 bunks have no lights. Awesome art in the common room though and friendly staff!


A very good location to reach Miyajama


The hostel is in a really good area near the ferry and therefore it's easy to go to Miyajima. The hostelstaff were always really friendly and helpful, but the atmosphere of the building itself is a little bit strange. No walls, only curtains to seperate rooms and the pillow wasn't that clean. All in all, I would recommend this hostel to others!


Stay here for two nights and it amazing, less than a 5 minute walk to the station and a 30second walk to the ferry to get to the other island (which is beautiful). The guy there was extremely helpful his traveled around himself and gives great advice on the best places to go and stay. They speak great English here too! If you are going Hiroshima for the war memorial best and cheapest place to stay only 30mins on the train and free if you have the JRpass

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (3 reviews)


We stayed here as it was the cheapest option in Hiroshima, I think the reason for this is the location, it's quite far from the city centre (although it's only a 10 minute ferry ride from the beautiful Itsukushima island) although it wasn't difficult to get around from here. The staff were friendly and the facilities good, the rooms were fine, if a bit run down. Worth a visit, especially if you want to get up early to explore the beautiful Itsukushima.

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