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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse is situated in Hongu and is a 10 minutes drive away from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine.(approx 70min walk on Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes)

For over 1000 years people from all levels of society, including retired emperors and aristocrats, have made the arduous pilgrimage to Kumano. These pilgrims used a network of routes, now called the Kumano Kodo.Walking the ancient Kumano Kodo is a fantastic way to experience the unique cultural landscape of Kumano's spiritual countryside. The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes were registered as UNESCO World Heritage as part of the 'Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range' property.

Yunomine Onsen Hot spring was discovered about 1,800 years ago, and it is thought to be one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. And it is an integral part of the over 1000 year old Kumano pilgrimage tradition. Pilgrims performed hot water purification rituals in these piping hot mineral waters after their long journey in preparation to worship at Kumano Hongu Taisha.

This guesthouse is adjoining Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes (World Heritage). There are 2 indoor hot springbaths and a open-air bath(open-air bath will be available form Oct. of 2017) in the guesthouse, and a public hot spring called 'Tsuboyu' (World Heritage) just minutes walk away. There is luggage storage space at the property. The guesthouse offers free rice. Rental bicycle is also available.

Please note that the guesthouse collects a bath tax(municipal tax) of 150JPY per person(over 12years old) per night, aside from room charge.

Kansai International Airport is 2 hours and 30 minutes drive away from the property. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    Nicest hostel I've ever stayed in! Better than than the "fancy" hotel I booked in Wakayama City. Spotless. Fantastic hosts. Unbeatable location for exploring rural areas. Thanks J-Hoppers!!!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Lovely simple hostel with fantastic onsen baths at the end of a beautiful hike.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 Jul 2019
    We had a private room and it had everything from a traditional Japanese hotel! Clean, air conditioner, great atmosphere and great staff! On top of that there were 3 privates baths we could use, one of them outside! Definitely recommend if you are in the area! Would not go anywhere else. :)
    France, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2019
    We were welcomed and felt right at home! Definitely would stay here again!
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    Excellent hostel !! i was so happy with my stay here. Staff were so helpful and friendly, the atmosphere was very welcoming. Food available to purchase was handy as many of the shops clsoe early and the free rice of a night time was appreciated. Location incredible close to bus stop and great for access to the kumono kodo.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2019
    I arrived from a really long hike in Kumano Kodo and the hostel has private onsen and foot bath! Paradise like *v* Dorm room is spaceous and bed is comfortable. I love the big Japanese style common room and the well-prepared kitchen! Everyone cooked their food and had a nice chat with other guests. You should definitely go there if you're seeking for backpacker atmosphere.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    Best hostel I have stayed in. Really helpful staff. Will stay there again next March.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    26 Nov 2019
    Amazing onsen and staff
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Apr 2019
    3 Onsen for private use, excellent staff, decently filled shop to buy some food and drinks, free rice!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    24 Apr 2019
    Short walk from bus stop and very easy access to walking trails. Staff where able to recommend a lovely walk. Big kitchen and traditional common room with comfy seats to sip on your complementary tea/coffee and chat to other travelers.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Wi-Fi