Himeji 588 Guesthouse Reviews
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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
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.
Himeji 588 is located very Close to the Himeji JR Train Station. It is small, but we enjoyed not only the contact with the other hostellers, but also with the Young woman from Taiwan who worked there. After sight-seeing at the Himeji Castle and buying Food for dinner in the town, we ate with her and spent the whole evening talking and laughing. Great Company!
Thank you for the wonderful time. Although I stayed for a really short time, I made friends, I had fun, and took experience.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
We stayed there for one night and everything was perfect. The host is nice and with great knowledge. My brother and I really enjoyed chatting with her.
A nice place, lovely staff, great location for a stay in himeji. Alhough not hugely traditional and I'd recommend taking your own pillow:)