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Himeji 588 Guesthouse Reviews

68 Honmachi, Himejishi, Himeji, Japan

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123 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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I liked the cozy rooms with the tatami, but the building itself was poorly isolated so the A/C did nothing to warm the room up, it was even colder inside than outside! How is that possible?!

  • 14th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice location close to the castle, owner was v.friendly and I was lucky enough to join in on a meal they were hosting which was a plus. Dorm beds were nice as well with enough space for bags etc.


It was a nice stay, the bunk beds are tough and provide correct room but i've to admit i felt quite cold during the night, i guess it's because there was few people the only night i stayed but if you stack 17 people under the roof it might heat up quickly. anyway, bathroom and toilets are immaculate clean, staff is friendly and trustworthy. location is excellent.


It is a wonderful hostel with nice staff and cleaning environment. I will go to the same guest house if i have chance to visit Himeji city.

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I only stayed here 1 night but wish I could have stayed longer! location is perfect just 1 min from Himeji castle and less than 10 to the train station. staff were very welcoming and helpful, they even shared their sake with us!


Hostel is located in an arcade shopping street with a big supermarket (better & cheaper than the convinient stores), 1 minute to the next bus stop going to all the interesting spots in & outside the city and 2 minutes by foot to the castle. The sleeping arrangements in the dormitory are very basic but ok. In the end a place I can recommend if you want to stay in Himeji.


Bathroom smells a bit, I think sewer issue. Otherwise, pleasant stay, nice location.


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)

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