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Himeji 588 Guesthouse Reviews

68 Honmachi, Himejishi, Himeji, Japan

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109 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Nice place very close to Himeji Castle. The building itself is very old, and I liked that. It gave the feeling of staying in an old Japanese house.


Kyokosan and staff are nice person. I had warm reception,Thank you very much. This place is easy to find. It is one straight road from Himeji JR station and it is also very close to Himeji castle. The wifi is everywhere that give to pass. The kitchin is small but If you don't cook,never mind. It is also based on a shopping street cos you can get food and find resturant. about security,The police box is opposite side. If you try to communicate(talk) with some people,Himej 588 Guest house is good

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


One of the most expensive guesthouse we stayed at, and we had a 8 square meters room for 3 (couldn't even open the suitcases). To be fair, we had a small discount as a compensation for the disagrement. They did keep our deposit though, and were a bit unprofessional about money... Extrememy noisy and no access to the kitchen. Rooms don't close but the staff is always hanging around.

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We booked for a room for 4 persona but they hace us a room of 6 persons. It was dark and smells strange. Air condition was in a part that doesnt arrive to everyone.


Nice hostel, very good staff and fantastic location.


Himeji 588 Guest house is a funky place--small, friendly, clean but cluttered, straight out of the 60's--that is very conveniently located on a quiet shopping street very close to Himeji castle. The facilities are artsy, unfinished, and adequate for those who want an inexpensive place to sleep . We chose it primarily due to location--not far from the train station and close to the castle. Staff was friendly and one spoke very good English.


Perfectly located hostel with nice staff and clean and comfortable dormitories


It was like staying in some strange barn but the location was great and it was comfortable enough, with lockers to secure your stuff in. Can't really complain. It just wasn't the most exciting place we stayed at. Perfectly located between the main station and the castle.


Great hostel with a very nice owner!


The hostel was closed for construction when we arrived, but the owner had taken the time to reserve an even better hotel for us down the street and she offered to pay the difference between the rates. Superior service!


This place is easy to find. It is one straight road from Himeji JR station and it is also very close to Himeji castle. It is also based on a shopping street, so you can shop easily. However, due to the renovation works that are going on at Himeji castle, there are very few visitors in Himeji currently. The guesthouse only had 2 of us, and 2 others checked in at 10pm. The shops closed early around 7 to 8pm.


Pros: Very close to Himeji Castle (but the castle is under renovation until the end of March 2015!) Great shopping and food nearby Friendly people Clean Western-style toilet! (But only one, which is shared by everyone downstairs. Their are two Japanese-style toilets outside!) Cons: Had to pay in cash only (didn't know that ahead of time) Only one Western-style toilet Weird rules (no use of shower at certain hours, etc.) No hot water for sinks Double is very small; door didn't lock


Feel homey and cozy. Great Location.


Cool place if you like a home style stay, great host and friendly atmosphere!


Kyoko is a really nice person who will do anything to help you. Ths hostel has the best atmosphere and is really cosy. The wifi is everywhere and there are plugs for everyone. However, this hostel has too many rules such has no eating in the room, no shower after 10am, nobody in the hostel between 10am and 4pm, light out at 12am. There is maybe a small lack of privacy in the dorm, but it is comfortable. Except for the thousand of rules, this hostel is one of the best I ever had.

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