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Very Good
249 Total Reviews
Nice Location
Marvellous Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Okayama Hostel Igusa used be a Minshuku (Japanese traditional inn) with a beautiful Japanese garden. 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 3-5 bed and 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, heater and free-WiFi.

Bathrooms, shower facilities, Kitchen are shared. There is a common area where guests can relax and enjoy the nice garden view.

Igusa Hostel has also a great access to JR Uno Sta. (Uno Port) where the ferries depart to 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, body soap and soap and also available 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¥500 )
* Air conditioner / Heater
* Bicycle for hire (¥500/day)

* Check in time : 16:00 ~ 20:00
* Check out time : ~ 10:00
* Reception business hour: 08:00 ~ 11:30, 16:00 ~ 20:00 (We are closed from 11:30 to 16:00 and after 20:00)
* No curfew
* Free luggage keeping reception open : 08:00 ~ 11:30 (Please contact us in 1 day advance otherwise you could be locked outside sometime we are out in the morning)

==== THINGS TO NOTE ====
・Please avoid arriving between 11:30 and 16:00 and after 20:00, as the door is locked and you will be locked outside.
・Reception is open until 20:00 so if you don't come by then, your booking will be no show cancelled but if you have a reasonable reason you won't make it in time and inform us by 20:00, we can wait for you until 21:00. In that case we will charge you ¥500 per 30 min. though. (No charge for the delay caused by a public transportation accident)

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
249 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Apr 06, 2024
Bit far away from the actual Okayama centre. But this can be a plus or minus depending on who you are. Hostel has a very beautiful and traditional rock garden and makes for a very authentic Japanese stay.
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Male, 31-40
Apr 06, 2024
This hostel is NOT in Okayama! There are trains, but not that frequent. No staff on premises and high occupancy, so garbage accumulated at end of day. You have to say EXACTLY when you want to check in, which is hard to do when you are backpacking. Only one sink, with broken tap, for at least 12 guests! Toilet is off the kitchen which is not great.. Nice garden and common room, but overall not great value for money.
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Female, 41+
Mar 20, 2024
Best place ever, feels like you’re staying in an authentic Japanese house. Beds were super comfy, I got a great sleep.
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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