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8.1

Excellent

633 reviews

633 reviews

Housekeeping5
Shops3
Kitchen1
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Ishigaki City Tokusan Hambai Center

20 m

Euglena Mall

20 m

Ishigakijima Select Shop Youi

50 m

Misaki Town

110 m

730 COURT

120 m

Popular landmarks
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

360 m

Yoko Gushiken Monument

360 m

Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave

2.5 km

Banna Park

3.2 km

Ishigaki Yaima Village

7.2 km

Closest landmarks
Shinjyo Dental Clinic

130 m

Sato Dental Clinic

130 m

Shiogai Dental Clinic

150 m

Ueshiro Dental Clinic

230 m

Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum

240 m

Guest House Emix

Level 2-3, 214-1 Ookawa, Ishigaki-city, Ishigaki, Ishigaki, Japan, 907-0022 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Ishigaki, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal. Restaurant and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

420 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

10 meters to Euglena Mall

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Shared kitchen

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Ishigaki every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Guest House Emix

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single - Non-Smoking
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 futons
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Twin Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Guest House Emix?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Guest House Emix?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Guest House Emix has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Guest House Emix?

Guest House Emix does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest airport to Guest House Emix?

The closest airport is New Ishigaki Airport, 10.5 km away from Guest House Emix.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Emix?

Azuma Transport is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 400 m away from Guest House Emix.

What restaurants are nearby Guest House Emix?

Guest House Emix is located in Ishigaki, famous for good restaurants such as Hitoshi Ishiganto, Sumibiyakiniku Yamamoto and Sushi Taro.

What popular shopping places are close to Guest House Emix?

Guest House Emix is located in Ishigaki area which features shopping places such as Ishigakijima Select Shop Youi, 730 COURT and Pinion Direct Shop.

What are popular attractions near Guest House Emix?

Guest House Emix is located in Ishigaki area, which is famous for attractions such as Tamatorizaki Observatory, Euglena Mall and Kabira Park.

What popular beaches are close to Guest House Emix?

Guest House Emix is located in the Ishigaki area, which includes Yonehara Beach, Fusaki Beach and Sukuji Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Guest House Emix?

Guest House Emix is located in the Ishigaki area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, Ibaruma Sabichi Cave and Nosoko Mape.

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What people love about Guest House Emix

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Everything is clean and organized, making the environment very comfortable."

    Hussen

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    September 2, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The hostel was perfectly located and very affordable."

    Kim

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    November 4, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Clean bathroom and kitchen."

    Yara

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    January 5, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 322 Ishigaki properties
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Location score
9/10
Room comfort score
7.6/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Cleanliness score
7.4/10
Better than
94
%
of Ishigaki properties
Better than
91
%
of Ishigaki properties
Better than
90
%
of Ishigaki properties
Better than
83
%
of Ishigaki properties
Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
633 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
7.1
Location
9.0
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More about Guest House Emix

More about Guest House Emix

Guest House Emix

Immerse yourself in the all that Ishigaki has to offer with a getaway at Guest House Emix.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage can assist with your needs.
Packing light is possible at Guest House Emix thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. Guest House Emix also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Guest House Emix offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling and diving. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Ishigaki with Guest House Emix as your base. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Yonehara Beach located 13.2 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 93% of the city's other accommodations.
Ranking higher than 94% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

Level 2-3, 214-1 Ookawa, Ishigaki-city, Ishigaki, Ishigaki, Japan, 907-0022
Exceptional
Location

9

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Euglena Mall
    20 m
  • Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal
    360 m
  • Yoko Gushiken Monument
    360 m
  • Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave
    2.5 km
  • Banna Park
    3.2 km
  • Ishigaki Yaima Village
    7.2 km
  • Yonehara Beach
    12.7 km
  • Yaeyama-yashi of Yonehara
    13.0 km
  • Kabira Park
    13.6 km
  • Tamatorizaki Observatory
    20.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Ishigaki City Tokusan Hambai Center
    20 m
  • Euglena Mall
    20 m
  • Ishigakijima Select Shop Youi
    50 m
  • Misaki Town
    110 m
  • 730 COURT
    120 m
  • 730 Crossing
    120 m
  • Shinjyo Dental Clinic
    130 m
  • Sato Dental Clinic
    130 m
  • Shiogai Dental Clinic
    150 m
  • Pinion Direct Shop
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25
The property
  • Number of rooms 11
  • Room voltage100

Reviews of Guest House Emix from real guests

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7.9
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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.1
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality7.6
Service8.0
Value for money8.3
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9.6
Exceptional
Henry from Canada
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Cool owner leads to great vibes, and excellent location too!”

Great staff makes for a great place to stay, and in this case, the owner makes this hostel awesome. He was a backpacker himself, and lived in different countries, so he knows what guests want and expect. Speaking excellent English is a bonus in this part of the world - he helped me book rental cars, tours, guesthouses in other islands. The facilities are nothing special, but they do the job. Showers and toilets on each floor, and kitchen on each floor as well. Places were kept clean all the time. There's always someone hanging out in the 3rd floor lounge, willing to start conversations even with the language barriers. In the evenings, there is inevitably a bottle or 5 of awamori being passed around. And if party goes past the 23:00 light out time, we move to the rooftop patio! Also, great location. Next to public market, and 5 minute walk to bus terminal and ferry terminal.

Reviewed January 18, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Tordis from Japan
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in March 2020

loved it”

Location is superb, rooms are nice (nothing too advanced but you get what you pay for and everything is clean and usable, it sure was good enough for me), the host and the employees were very nice people and if you want to do some snorkeling or diving you can book a tour at the host's tour company and get 10% off. You can also borrow bicycles for free and although they're a little old, they do the job. Oh and there is a rooftop terrace with hammocks to hang out or eat your breakfast (at least that's what I did). All in all five stars from me!

Reviewed June 19, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Yara from Spain
Couple
Twin Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

Great base for Ishigaki”

Nice quiet hub in Ishigaki. Great twin room. Clean bathroom and kitchen. Lovely rooftop. Very cheap washing machine. Nice friendly owner. Good atmosphere. Great value for money!

Reviewed January 05, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Hui from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Good Location”

Though it was a little difficult to locate the place initially, this location prove to be in the heart of shopping area and within walking distance to many places.

Reviewed March 24, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Ville from Finland
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Cheap, a bit worn, good location”

It was the cheapest option and located right in the center of town, 5min walk to port and airport bus, loads of food options and a conbini nearby. Best option for cheap stay in Ishigaki. Bed is however shaky and facilities overall a bit worn out, but that's what I expect for this price. Staff was friendly, however English is very limited.

Reviewed July 15, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Marc from Germany
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

great for Island hopping”

experience varies depending on who u live with but generally nice folk around

Reviewed March 12, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
WAI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 11 nights in January 2019

Nice place, nice people ”

Very good place for you to make friends here.

Reviewed January 30, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Eric from United States
Couple
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in September 2013

Great guest house in Ishigaki”

Location, staff, convenience

We stayed in two different rooms at Emix (this review is for the dorms). The room has three sets of comfortable bunk beds and there's enough space for your suitcase or backpack. The bathrooms are shared but they're right across the hall. The guesthouse is clean, it's a good place to meet other travelers, and it's in a good location just a couple blocks from the bus stop, restaurants and shopping. They have snorkels and bicycles that you can borrow, a washing machine, and several kitchens that you can use. Nao is a fantastic host and we had several barbecues on the rooftop terrace during our stay. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Ishigaki!

Reviewed October 18, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Eric from United States
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

Great guest house in Ishigaki”

Location, staff, convenience

We stayed in two different rooms at Emix (this review is for the Japanese-style tatami room). The room is large enough for three people and has a closet, a small TV, and large windows that let in ample light. The bathrooms are shared but they're right across the hall. The guesthouse is clean, it's a good place to meet other travelers, and it's in a good location just a couple blocks from the bus stop, restaurants and shopping. They have snorkels that you can borrow, a washing machine, and several kitchens that you can use. Nao is a fantastic host and we had several barbecues on the rooftop terrace during our stay. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Ishigaki!

Reviewed October 18, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Tom from Australia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

Great place to stay!”

Really friendly staff, good location and great place to meet people.

I have stayed here on two separate occasions and think it is the best place to stay in Ishigaki if you are backpacking and want to meet like minded people. The staff are friendly and helpful and one has even spent a few years abroad so has a good command of English. There are plenty of local eateries around (the owners even took me to a great place on my first night) and the boat pier is five mins away - great if you are day tripping to the surrounding islands. All up I can confidently say you will feel welcomed here and enjoy the relaxing and friendly atmosphere!

Reviewed April 03, 2013

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9.6
Exceptional
Matthew from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Twin Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Best place in town”

This hostel is literally located at the main Street of ishigaki. The staff there are extremely friendly and helpful and speaks English. Beds are decent with lockable lockers. However, the owner have a cute dog, and if you are allergic to dogs this might cause a problem.

Reviewed December 03, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Fung from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Nice experience”

Kao San and staff here were very nice, really good chat with him, his dog Nara was super cute! Stay here like at home. Cheap and clean hostel in ishigaki island, highly recommended!

Reviewed December 23, 2016

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7.6
Very good
Kei from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

Great Location, cater to budget traveler”

Adv: -The hostel is situated in the public market of Ishigaki island. You can buy lots of affordable souvenirs there. -If you would like to practice Japanese language and make friends from different nations, this guesthouse suits you. -Save budget Disadv: -taking shower after 23:00 is prohibited. -Poor soundproof Other Advices: of all islands nearby Ishigaki, Taketomi island is the best one. (In case you don't have time to visit all islands, choose visiting Taketomi island)

Reviewed January 20, 2017

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7.3
Very good
Andrew from Australia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

Comfortable stay”

Location, free bicycle rent, common area

Had a comfortable stay at the guest house. 2 minutes from the bus and ferry terminal. It's got a nice common area to meet other travellers (mostly Japanese). There was a sushi party on the first night I arrived. Staff are friendly but don't offer a lot of recommendations for things to do on the island (there isn't a lot to do other than water activities, really). Two free bicycles available for use was a great plus. Stayed in a dorm room which was clean enough, some long term guests staying there. Bathrooms were clean. Overall, a good stay and would come back.

Reviewed October 01, 2014

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7.6
Very good
Sik from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Twin Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Nice guesthouse with excellent location and staff”

We stayed here for few nights. We found that the room is pretty neat, small though, but everything is fully equipped, got the kitchen with microwave and stuff. Location is excellent, is just located inside the main shopping street and very nearby the ferry terminal. Staff service is perfect, we locked our key in our room on the last day, and the girl, who was still in sleeping condition, helped us to call her boss to come open the door for us. One downside for this guesthouse is that, all the rooms are very close to each other and sitting room is also. So you can hear everybody laughing and talking loudly. Not much privacy in this scenario. And some other guests look pretty weird. Fortunately, the rules for this guesthouse is that sitting room will be closed and all lights will be turned off after 11pm. So this is acceptable and with this price, it is worth to stay here for like 1, 2 nights.

Reviewed December 11, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Stuart from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

Great value and fantastic social hostel”

value, location, conditions

I'll start by saying that it is not easy to find this place. The entrance is located in a shopping arcade and from the outside just looks like a door to a house. But if you look up, you can see the signs hanging from the wall above it. Once you do find it though, you'll realise how centrally located it is, and how much freedom you have while you stay. No curfew, and lots of facilities in the hostel make it a perfect place for backpackers or late-nighters. There is also free wifi so you can plan your next day's trip. I had a good experience and would go back again.

Reviewed October 15, 2014

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8.4
Excellent
Ricky from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

A very convenient hostel with a nice owner”

In addition to the very good location, each floor of the hostel is provided with a kitchen, which is rare in hostels. The owner Nao San is easygoing and friendly. Though sound proof is not good, most of the time the guests were cooperative and did not make much noise during my 4-night stay. Very satisfactory in general.

Reviewed February 15, 2017

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7.7
Very good
Jin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Good place”

Staff, location and feel

Nice guesthouse in very central location. Fast wifi. Lots of small hang out spaces and a friendly helpful host willing to join in with the guests. Kitchen available and shower hot.

Reviewed December 29, 2013

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8.8
Excellent
WAI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Good location good facilities”

Walk to ferry terminal within 10 mins. Many restaurants and shops near the hostel. Very convenience. The staff is very nice. But a little bit noise at night. I stayed there on April. It doesn't matter about no air-conditioning in the room.

Reviewed April 04, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Jessica from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Great location, friendly staff”

Great location, spacious and clean Japanese style rooms. Friendly staff - and a super cute resident Shiba. Only stayed one night - but slept well.

Reviewed June 28, 2018

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