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Himeji 588 Guesthouse Reviews

68 Honmachi, Himejishi, Himeji, Japan

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222 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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The staff is very friendly at this guesthouse, and try their best to talk english. The room are quite comfortable, but a bit cold in winter. It's good because there is a locker for our valuables. What may annoy though is that you can't use microwave nor grill heater by yourself. I had a very good time though, and Miri & Pon make you feel like friends!


Had the best time here! Wish we could have stayed longer! Staff were so lovely and caring and the guesthouse has a really lovely feel. Really cosy and comfortable!


The hostel has no split dorms, it is just a huge amount of bunk beds crammed into the top floor of a house. They are comfortable and some safes are provided but generally there is no room upstairs making it difficult to move around and pack your stuff. The staff were friendly and it had a welcoming atmosphere but was often very noisy up towards midnight. I am generally very laid back but wouldn't stay here again.


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)

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