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Osaru-no Oyado (Monkey's Inn) Reviews

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

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177 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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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.


I'm not sure what to say. It's a little out of the way (near the wharf), and the dorm itself is not much different from the mega dorms you find in Scandinavia with all the bunk beds very close to each other and separated by a curtain (but Norway didn't have curtains). Most of the facilities (kitchen, tatami room) are in a building next door and security is ensured by a camera system and random guys watching the place. The staff were nice enough, but it's not for everyone.


The place was dirt cheap, wasn't expecting much. A great place to just crash if you need to


Even though this place may not be fancy as so many other hostels in Japan, staying was definitely my best hostel experience in the country. The boss is super nice. On my last night of stay, he invited the guests to play drinking games with several locals, which has been a great experience to see week but brave and funny drinking Japanese. I would really recommend this place to most of the people to Okinawa, especially the solo backpackers! :)


I ended staying here way longer than I planned, but it was well worth it. Met some great folk, the locations good for seeing Naha, and even better for travelling to the nearby islands by ferry as Tomari port is about 200m away. The owner was super helpful in sorting out all my onward travel etc, and even drove me to the airport on my last day for for. Legend. As a guy the only downside is the 18 bed dorm room is a bit of an odd one. But it makes for a good experience all the same.


Probably the best you can find in Okinawa in terms of value & atmosphere, as long as you are not expecting a hotel. It’s darn inexpensive, & even cheaper if you book a full week or more. The owner, Imai, will go out of his way to make sure that you have a great stay. I spent a week and had an amazing time. Over that span, there were a handful of communal Japanese dinners as well as countless drinks shared. Bonus points for the guesthouse puppy, who will keep you company if no one else is around.


20 mins walk from miebachi station bycle broken computer borkne( monitor with flickering screen) not usable wifi unstable always disconnect no lock at the door, even door will close at night and a locker to keep valuables , still feeling unsafe.


This is the first hostel I've ever stayed at, and I a impressed. The location is great. It's about a 10 min walk to kokusaidori, so it's convenient, but it's far enough away that it is quiet at night. mae was a great host. He pointed us towards a great izakaya to eat at our first night. He is friendly and laid back and I enjoyed listening to his music while he cleaned. The place is very clean. The beds are a little hard, but that's pretty typical of bedding in Japan and the price can't be beat.

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff very helpful and friendly, location isn't bad, 15 mins from station. Facilities overall good, beds are very hard.


Very nice owner and decent decoration.

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel has so much character! Very beachy feel with a nice kitchen/common space. 15 minute walk from the city center. Great hospitality!! Will definitely stay here again.


I had a great time at this hostel. The owner took us out to a few restaurants and a cheap pub so we had a good time every night. I'm a solo traveler but I met many people here. The male dorm had very cheap beds and had curtains to divide one bunk from the next. There were two lounges with all the entertainment you would expect, plus a kitchen with everything you would need. Kokusai-Dori (the main shopping street) is a ten/fifteen minute walk away and the hostel has amenities nearby. Will return!

  • 8th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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