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Himeji 588 Guesthouse Reviews

68 Honmachi, Himejishi, Himeji, Japan

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121 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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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)


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

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