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Osaru-no Oyado (Monkey's Inn) Reviews

3-23-21, Wakasa, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan

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198 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I stay in hostels all the time and this is by far one of my favorites. The atmosphere was great and the location was actually pretty good. It's right near the bus stop and the docks so you have lots of opportunities to travel around the island. I really enjoyed myself and was sad to leave.


The male dorm was dark, dank and filthy. The shower was especially gross and had no privacy. The bunk was tiny, with no locker and no power socket. The air-conditioning only turned on from 10pm. There was no one at the reception, and no accompanying help with maps or advice. The main building appeared significantly nicer. It would be best to suck it up and pay more for better accommodation. My experience at Osaru was unpleasant, and I cannot recommend a stay at this place.


I'd highly recommend this hostel. The facilities are excellent given how cheap out is and I was made to feel extremely welcome by the owner and staff. The location is very central/easy to find, greet value for money.


Regarding Japan cost it's value for money. Nice and helpful staff. Rooms are very small. Good location in Naha, close to down town and free bikes is great!


Very helpful staff, nice atmosphere!!! Except the fact everyone seem to smoke and drink downstairs in the dining room... Thanks for your help Imai San :-)


Exactly what I expected for the price I paid - charm of the staff more than makes up for the basic facilities on offer. Free wi-fi and free bike rentals are a definite plus, and the owner is very knowledgeable on local events and transport provisions. If you are looking to save money whilst travelling around Okinawa, this is the place to be!

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The good point is that the towels are free and it's really near the port. But the place is far away from almost everything and is worn out. It's needs a renew and be cleaned. And the walls separating the bunked beds in male dorm need to be more safer. I don't know if it's fire-proof since it's old wooden walls. It's really as "you get what you pay for". I would reccomend more if you are going to the port to go to the islands. Otherwise I would not reccomend it.


very good guesthouse. The owner is very friendly and helpful. You cannot expect it is a 5-star hotel, but you will feel living at home!I feel so warm!The location is very closed to the ferry terminal, so you can take the ferry to visit beautiful islands. and there are many bus stops nearby. good wifi ! The guesthouse is clean. It provides the basic items (e.g. hair dyer, shower gels) . It is enough for me ! The price is very good and the guesthouse keeps a lovly dog !


Definitely a great place to stay if you'll be in Naha and you need to save some money. The staff are very kind and the hostel offers really everything you need for a short trip. If you keep in mind that this isn't a five star hotel, you wont be disappointed.

  • 2nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I thought there was too much clutter in this hostel but it is value for money - cheap. It may look dirty but I think it is because they have too much useless stuff. Staff are helpful. The dorms were't nice but they are the cheapest. It was my only option and it is right behind Tomari Ferry port. I borrowed a free bike and toured all over the city. The kitchen has everything and they recycle.


What do u expect??? Perfact space for backpackers. Free towls.free bikes.free share smiling. The owner and staff also super nice persons. especially kind price even in japan. Super recoment!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Could use more bug repellants to keep mosquitos out, but seeing as it's Japan, not really the owner's fault.


Worst place ever!! hostel world shouldn't deal with a place like this.

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I must tell you not to use other people's bed or matress because it cause trouble to other guests!


Okinawa is nothing like mainland Japan. Hippy atmosphere, drugs, very laid back. Don't expect hostel staff to be around much, though when around they are very helpful. Get a private room, not the male dorm. Thin mattress, dirty shower, very small locker for security. Good thing most people in Oki seem to be honest. It was alright for a couple of days, but don't expect much for hostel accommodations in Okinawa anywhere and you'll have the right mindset-they're all similar to this.Wifi was great.

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