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Himeji Guest House Engakudou Reviews

8-2yanagi machi, Himeji, Japan

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80%

Rating
89 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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80%

The room was quite spacious and the building in eneral was cute and comfy. Japanese feel to it, hardish beds, quiet street. Very close to the castle but a bit of a walk from the station and such. Friendly staff. I requested a 4 bed dorm but ended up in an 8 bed, though I didn't care and didn't complain as I was just there to sleep and other guests were generally quiet. The layout is a little quirky but overall it's nice, especially considering the limited budget options in Himeji.

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

We had a great time at Engakudou with nice talking, house concert, drinking sake etc.! On top: Observing fireflyes at the river by night was a fantastic experience! Thanks very much for taking us there!

  • 10th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice stay. Great time over there. Nice old house.


83%

Very friendly people. I had a pleasant stay here.

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Luxembourg
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Super-relaxed vibe, friendly staff, and great location next to the castle. It's proper Japanese-style too with tatami and the lot. The flimsy door on their second building wasn't very reassuring at first, but given the neighborhood, I doubt there would ever be a break in, and they stuck a fancy lock on it, so it was still okay security-wise. The shower could have been a tad nicer, but it had about the same feel as staying at a friend's house or something like that. Not perfect, but not gross.


100%

This is a traditional japanese style hostel with futon beds and an outdoor shower and toilet - which is what is says in the description - and it's great!!! So close to the castle, the staff are great and although English isn't the first language really help you to get around and go places. It was one of my favourite places to be. I had my best nights sleep on a futon!


80%

Nice place to stay. Staff was very friendly.


63%

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


57%

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)


86%

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 :)


66%

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.


91%

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


83%

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.


97%

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.




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