Awesome hostel in an ideal location. Walking distance to all the main attractions. Free breakfast - it's simple but a perfect way to start a day in Istanbul. Plenty of communal areas to meet new friends and laugh at the people paying 600 Euro for a Four Seasons Hotel room ten metres away.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (6 reviews)
Least impressive guesthouse we've stayed in. The "Free WiFi" facility is misleading. It's Freespot public wifi which requires registration (and spam to your email) and is inconsistent, often not fully loading web pages. Shared areas are cramped, especially if the place is full. The lady owner was friendly but we felt uncomfortable chatting with other guests in the common area at night time - the owners literally sat right there and seem to place a real premium on peace and quiet. Weird vibes.
A really enjoyable hostel experience. Staff were friendly and we met some new friends with assistance from the beer vending machine! We planned for two nights but stayed four. The city itself was fun to ride around so we took advantage of the bike rental although the hostel location means you don't really need to. The Peace Park, museum and dome are close as well as trams to take you straight back to the JR. We had fun here and would recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Hiroshima.
Although a little way out of town, the owner is more than happy to drive you to and from the station as well as old town. Like another reviewer said, the ryokan itself is nothing too special but the owner and other staff who run it are amazing. We arrived later than planned but he was still happy to come and pick us up and although they had a large group in for dinner on one of the nights of our stay, they managed to sort us with dinner at short notice also. A cheap, friendly ryokan experience.
A very hip, youthful place with super-friendly staff and a really fun atmosphere. The bar area makes for a perfect communal space to meet other travellers and the drink prices are pretty reasonable. It's not that close to a JR line but if you get on top of the subway system you'll be fine. The rooms are small and sparse but adequate - you'll find you won't be spending that much time in them anyway!
Lovely staff and a wonderful location. We stayed in a private double and it was the best equipped hostel room we stayed in whilst in Japan (wifi, private shower and toilet, TV, hairdryer, aircon). The only downside was the lack of communal areas to meet other travellers. The kitchen was pretty small too. It's in the same room as the washing machine and dryer! We didn't actually cook though; the area is surrounded by cheap and delicious eateries. A thoroughly enjoyable stay!