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Himeji 588 Guesthouse Reviews

68 Honmachi, Himejishi, Himeji, Japan

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179 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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The hostel is closed many hours during day time (10-16) and Wi-Fi is stopped. Blanckets were made of bath towels and to get inside the female dorm you've to cross male dorm. Once you check out you're not allowed to stay in the common hall and anywhere else (it would be useful to have a space to stay some mins more to pack stuff and check trains). Personnel speaks very little English and doesn't seem very motivated to work.


It's very small. If you are carrying big luggage is a little difficult. The location is amazing, just one block away from de Castle! The staff is very nice.


It's more an average hostel, if you want to visit Himeji castle. One night there is okay.


Nice place for a chilled overnight in Himeji.


Pretty cool place- quiet (which could be good thing or a bad thing), comfy bunks, and clean showers.


We had booked a private room. When we entered the room we were told there was no lock on the door and the futons were dirty with other peoples hair over the sheets. We ended up booking a hotel instead of staying there the one night we had planned. It is completely unacceptable to offer a 'private' room and not offer any security or locks on the doors. Especially given that the room was a metre away from the doorway to the dorm room. Very disappointed and would not recommend.


Great place would stay again.


If you don't mind zero security for your belongings, if you don't mind poor, hardly cleaned facilities and sleeping under stinky blankets, you'll probably appreciate hooking up with other backpackers from around the world, and also chatting along with the supernice runners of the hostel. But at least, they should do something radical about their cleaning routines and also invest in new matterasses, blankets, pillows etc. PS the toan Himeji sucks. May be worth visiting the astonishing castle.

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


this hostel is completely closed from 10am to 4pm, I arrived around mid day and I have to carry all my stuff to visit the himeji castle since there was no one answer the bell. So basically, if you plan to arrive this hostel at day time (most visitors will arrive at these hours), you will be in trouble. They should at least have some to answer the bell and keep our luggage. location is very good, no kitchen but they do have microwave and kettle.


Nice people, staff and good locationear Himeiji station.


Nice & cosy place, location is great & staff was amazing !


I'd like to say Thank you to their staffs for the travaling information at Himeji. And special thanks to Miki and her boss that they keep my lost camera bag with lens for me. I hope that I'll visit them again next trip. Thanks, Nutthapong


We got there early afternoon and let us leave our bags while we went to see himeiji. It is literally around the corner from the castle. The actual guesthouse was all full so we stayed at a separate house around the corner. Which was even better than expected as we were two people and got a semi private room. The bathroom setup was kinda strange. Beds were really comfortable. But it was okay for one night. Himeiji is really small and cute we went bar hopping it was really nice.


Small and cosy, you feel at home as soon as you walk in! And the staff are so kind and helpful. Loved it here


asking people to leave everyday from 10 to 16 even if you are staying several days is really annoying. but everything else is perfect!


Very cramped sleeping area: I could barely go through with my luggage. No kitchen, even though it was indicated that they had one. And once you have the code to the main door to get your luggage back after check out, you have absolutely free access to the whole hostel while there are many luggages left unattended. Not very safe. Maybe another system would have to be thought. Also, the hostel does not open before 16:00 and there is no place to leave your luggage before check-in...


Must pay extra to use shower. Room was so small, couldn't stand up. Dust bunnies, dirty sheets, name it. Himeji is beautiful, but this place is not!


The hostel was very nice, although two showers for a full hostel are not enough. The one disappointment is that under facilities, it states "kitchen", which is incorrect. Guest are not permitted to use the kitchen, not even a microwave or plates/cutlery. Very misleading, please make the correction on your website.


The hostel has a great location 1 minute away from the castle, close to the train station in a shopping street. Nevertheless it is quiet noisy and one bathroom is across the porch outside, which is chilly in your PJs... also hostel is closed for check-in from 10am to 16pm which is good to know in advance. As you would end up in front of closed doors.


Thanks for being wonderfully accommodating and providing an excellent start to our holiday in Japan.

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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