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Himeji 588 Guesthouse Reviews

68 Honmachi, Himejishi, Himeji, Japan

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217 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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The owner was very friendly and the location was really great. My only gripe is that it can be a bit noisy with the other guests and staff at night. This is why you always bring ear plugs when you travel though.


Would be great to have something like a kitchen- at least a microwave and a toaster would be nice. Besides that, really cozy place with nice staff!


You could hear the staff downstairs talking and laughing loudly. If I didn't have my headphones, I might've had trouble sleeping.

  • 2nd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Relatively close to the train station, the walk to the hostel takes you through the shopping street. Located very nearby to Himeji Caslte. Helpful and friendly staff. Facilities are good too.


The hostel was in a very convenient area, close to Himeji station and even closer to the castle. The staff was very friendly and helpful, all in all, a great place to stay!


The place feels more like a small cafe with a few beds upstairs than a hostel, but that's what gives it its charm. Enjoyed our stay very much and the location is great. Friendly and helpful staff


Good hostel, nice staff. Be aware though you have to vacate the hostel between 10 and 4 everyday.


The place was not bad, really good located close to the castle! Good an friendly staff. The locking of the door during the day was a bit weird but they will give you a security code to coma and pick you up tuff if needed. Overall a good experience.


I stayed here for 2 nights. The only thing I disliked was how small the place was. This is quickly overcome because you should only really be there at night. The common area is small but it feels like home and the staff are really nice. The hostel is right in the middle of a huge shopping strip and really close to himeji castle. Overall great stay.


Very welcoming place!


Nice hostel that's very close to the castle and some cracking food houses. Just a touch small for me in terms of room size as there was basically no floor space and the dorms didn't lock individually.


The staff was really nice, offered ice cream and watermelon for free. :-) The location is perfect, 10 min. from the station (don't walk on the main road, take the shopping street where it's nice and cool) Toilets were clean I didn't like the thick rugs in front of the showers and sinks.. They got really wet and gross! The hostel is closed from 10 am to 4 pm which is total nonsense!!!


It's a very nice and comfortable place to stay, just a few minutes ago from Himeji Castel by walking and 10-15 minutes walking from the train station (otherwise, you can also take a bus to arrive in it). Kindly staff.

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location is great! it's really close to Himeji Castle. I was able to walk there in 10-15 minutes. It's a very small hostel. There is a room for girls and a room for boys. The only way to access the girl's room is through the boy's room, so if that will bother you, don't stay here. The beds are a bunk bed/futon combo. My bed was very roomy. I know some people are bothered by not being allowed inside the hostel between 10am-4pm, but you should be out and about during that time anyways.


Thanks you !!! It was great!!!

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is closed many hours during day time (10-16) and Wi-Fi is stopped. Blanckets were made of bath towels and to get inside the female dorm you've to cross male dorm. Once you check out you're not allowed to stay in the common hall and anywhere else (it would be useful to have a space to stay some mins more to pack stuff and check trains). Personnel speaks very little English and doesn't seem very motivated to work.


Nice place with a nice staff. They only had small personal lockers for valuables. Bunkbeds in the dorm which where seperated by cloth for privacy. All in all a nice place, if going to himeji this is a good budget option.


It's very small. If you are carrying big luggage is a little difficult. The location is amazing, just one block away from de Castle! The staff is very nice.


It's more an average hostel, if you want to visit Himeji castle. One night there is okay.


We only stayed for one night but the hostel is in a great location and they lady upgraded us from a dorm room to a private room with no extra fee, very kind! I didn't see any lockers in the hostel but apart from that this is a great place to stay for a short time in Himeji!

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