Himeji Guest House Engakudou Reviews
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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.
Great hostel and very friendly and helpful staff.
Unfortunately we were staying in the second building across the road from the main reception, common areas and showers. If you are staying in the main building I'm sure it will be a fine stay however we found having to cross the street in order to shower pretty annoying. Also the only toilet in our building was through 2 other dormitaries. There was also no sink available to brush your teeth which was bizarre. The location is convenient for the castle and gardens and the owner was friendly.
Only one shower for about 20 guests.