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Himeji Guest House Engakudou Reviews

8-2yanagi machi, Himeji, Japan

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80 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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No light at night on way to toilet, toilet through other room, shower in other house.


Rather not worth the money in order to standard of facilities, but located quite well to the castle. Something for hippie people.

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel. In two parts but it's just across the backstreet road. Very nice area, a 5min walk (if that) from castle. Very friendly and welcoming staff. No complaints :)


The setup is a little shack-y and minimalistic, depending on which part of the hostel you stay in. In winter, prefer the larger, modern, heated dorm across the alley. The old house is Japanese tatami style but cold. Hard beds everywhere. Long walk from Himeji railway station. Some instructions would help.


Had a great time, staff are great and beds are super comfortable.


The good: cool funny creative staff who love painting and building things. This place is not a youth hostel though, really authentic little old Japanese building. BEST LOCATION- so close to the castle and bus stops. Lockers in the room, heating etc. Super quaint and quirky place. Free coffee and tea, fridge to use and kitchen facilities as well. Only one other lady there The area is super safe so it doesn't really matter that the guys left the code for the security door on the door itself.


Fantastic staff, accommodation and cleanliness. Would highly recommend to those looking for a traditional guest house with character and a relaxed laid back feel. Close to the main attractions and bus stops for easy access to key sites.


This is the worst hostel I have stayed at in Japan. I have no idea how it has such a good rating. The hostel is not really that clean, it is not well set up and it is not even cheap. I was in the 2nd building across the street that did not have a shower or sink, well, it actually did have a sink but I was not told about it and it is not obvious to find since it is out the back door. Positives, there is a bed to sleep in, the location is only minutes from the castle and the staff are pretty nice.

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