Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We moved to a new location on the 1st of January 2017.
Okayama Hostel Igusa is used be a Minshuku (Japanese traditional inn) with a beautiful Japanese garden and we renovated this 50 years old folklore house to a guesthouse.
The hostel is Located in the beautiful countryside with great access to cities. Igusa Hostel is only 5 min walk from JR Hayashima Station, which is 11 min by train from JR Okayama Sta. where Shinkansen trains stop. We offer a 3-5 bed and 2 2-bed Japanese style private rooms and 5 bed (3 futon beds and 1 bunk bed) male and female dormitory rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring with air conditioner and heater and free-WiFi.

Bathrooms, shower facilities, Kitchen are shared. There is a common area where guests can enjoy one another's company.

Igusa Hostel has great access to JR Uno Sta. (Uno Port) where the ferries depart frequently for Naoshima, Teshima and the other islands in Seto-inner-sea. The Hostel also has easy access to Kurashiki Bikan historical quarter, Okayama-city, Hiroshima and Shikoku.


*11 min train to Okayama city
*20 min ride (or 35 min train) to Kurashiki Bikan historical quarter
*30 min train to JR Uno Sta. (Uno port)
*55 min train & ferry to Naoshima
*60 min train & ferry to Teshima
*80 min train & ferry to Inujima
*70 min train to Hiroshima city
*60 min train to Himeji
*45 min train to Takamatsu, Kagawa
*90 min train & bus to Takamatsu airport


* Free WiFi access
* 24 Hot Shower with free shampoo, conditioner and body soap and towels for hire (L/¥100, S/¥50)
* Fully equipped kitchen(Kitchenware, refrigerator, microwave, toaster and some seasonings) with dining space+free coffee, tea and Japanese tea
* Linens including Pillow, Bed sheets and Blankets
* Laundry facilities (washing and dry¥300 )
* Air conditioner / Heater
* Heating cost ¥200/per person/per night is required in addition to the rates during 15 Nov.-15 Mar.

* Check in time : 16:00 ~ 20:00
* Check out time : ~ 10:00
* Reception business hour: 08:00 ~ 11:30, 16:00 ~ 20:00
* No curfew
* Free luggage keeping reception open : 08:00 ~ 11:30, 16:00 ~ 20:00 (Please contact us in 1 day advance or in the morning on the day if you need it. We are closed from 11:30 to 16:00 and after 20:00) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    A quiet place to stay close to Okayama. Igusa is an older traditional japanese home. It was very clean and the staff are very nice, friendly, and helpful. The beds were nice, and there was a full kitchen and shower, place to do laundry. Outside of the house was a beautiful garden. I definitely recommend it!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2019
    A very pleasant and unique stay. Great chance to see simple Japanese living in the suburbs. Beautiful Japanese Garden too :)
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Mar 2019
    Absolutely loved my stay here! I was here only for 2 nights, but the staff is so nice and helpful. The atmosphere of this guesthouse is really special, with the beautiful garden. Overall they made great efforts to make it an environment where you can easily meet with others and talk (with japanese travellers too!) Conveniently located to access the islands too.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Feb 2019
    Awesome place!!! The staff are friendly and want to get to know you, in addition to being incredibly helpful. The surrounding area is very interesting with a lot of things to check out. Loved the traditional setting and bedding!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Jan 2019
    Okayama hostel Igusa is located in a picturesque town, 20 mins outside main Okayama city. While unexpected, it was great to experience a quieter side of life during my time in Japan.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Feb 2019
    I had a wonderful time at Hostel Igusa. The staff were absolutely wonderful and I loved the coaster weaving workshop. It’s about a 15 minute train trip from Okayama and about a 30 minute train trip from Uno port which is good for those heading to Naoshima, Teshima, etc. The house and garden are very traditional and lovely and there is a great Okonomiyaki restaurant nearby. Definitely recommend for those on a slower pace trip.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Mar 2019
    Lovely traditional place run by young and very friendly couple! If you like old style living, with a mix of the young, this is the place to be. As with all traditional places, the hallways are not heated, so be sure to bring layers!
    Austria, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    13 Mar 2019
    Nice little guest house in small town outside of Okayama easy to get train into city. Hostel is clean, rooms are nice and beds are comfy. Staff are really nice. Atmosphere is decent for a small guest house.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Jan 2019
    Great atmosphere, traditional stay house.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    08 Apr 2019
    Everything was lovely, especially the atmosphere and easy commute to Naoshima. The only problem was that the traditional futon beds were not the most comfortable. But that’s part of the experience of this lovely traditional house with garden and optional traditional breakfast.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi