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Guesthouse Rico
Guesthouse Rico
Guesthouse Rico
Guesthouse Rico
Guesthouse Rico
Guesthouse Rico
Guesthouse Rico

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8.7

Excellent

341 reviews

341 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Honkaku-ji Temple

140 m

Saiho-ji Temple

150 m

Kunisuke Okazaki Statue

270 m

Rinsen-ji Temple

380 m

Ryugen-ji Temple

390 m

Popular landmarks
Wakayama City Zoo

810 m

Momijidani Garden

850 m

Wakayama Castle

900 m

Kishu Toshogu Shrine

4.6 km

Kimiidera Temple

5.3 km

Closest landmarks
Emman-ji Temple

470 m

Sainen-ji Temple

490 m

Forte Wajima

550 m

Enpuku-in Temple

570 m

Soken-ji Temple

620 m

Guesthouse Rico

5-6, Shintori, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan, 640-8111 - 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 Wakayama, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wakayama Castle. Massage and spa are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Inside city center

Check-in/out [private]

840 meters to Wakayama City Zoo

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Spa

Game room

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Wakayama every 23 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportKansai International Airport (KIX)
Distance to airport22.7 km

Rooms available at Guesthouse Rico

Double
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese Style Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 futons
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スーペリアツイン【禁煙】 (英語) EAST作成テストデータ
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed and 2 futons
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Guesthouse Rico?

Check-in is from 04:00 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.

Is breakfast offered at Guesthouse Rico?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Guesthouse Rico. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 500 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Guesthouse Rico?

Guesthouse Rico does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Guesthouse Rico?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Guesthouse Rico is Wakayama Train Station, 1.0 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Guesthouse Rico?

Guesthouse Rico’s neighborhood is Wakayama which includes popular restaurants such as Ide shoten, Kumano and Grill Mikasa.

What popular shopping places are close to Guesthouse Rico?

Located in the Wakayama area, Guesthouse Rico is close to great shopping choices like Kuroshio Market, Aeon Mall Wakayama and Wakayama Mio.

What are popular attractions near Guesthouse Rico?

Guesthouse Rico’s location in the Wakayama neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Wakayama Castle, Kimiidera Temple and Porto Europe.

What popular beaches are close to Guesthouse Rico?

Guesthouse Rico’s Wakayama neighborhood also includes Kataonami Beach, Kada Beach and Isonoura Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Guesthouse Rico?

Guesthouse Rico is located within Wakayama, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including NSSL Berth B.

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What people love about Guesthouse Rico

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The bar/cafe offers delicious fried potatoes, sausages and beer."

    Tyrone

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    November 8, 2020

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Very friendly English-speaking staff"

    Janice

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    February 2, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The hostel's staff was super helpful and gave great traveling recommendations."

    Gilad

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    December 13, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 91 Wakayama properties
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Service score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Room size
30 sqm.
Better than
95
%
of Wakayama properties
Better than
89
%
of Wakayama properties
Better than
88
%
of Wakayama properties
Bigger than
84
%
of Wakayama properties
Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
341 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.4
Location
7.6
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More about Guesthouse Rico

More about Guesthouse Rico

Guesthouse Rico

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Wakayama, Guesthouse Rico is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Wakayama has to offer. Are you seeking the true Wakayama? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Guesthouse Rico, located merely 900 m from Wakayama Castle.
Enjoy all that Guesthouse Rico has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Guesthouse Rico. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Guesthouse Rico provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator is provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer and toiletries available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Guesthouse Rico. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the karaoke rooms and bar. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hotel's vending machines.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Guesthouse Rico. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage and spa. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like surfing. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Wakayama! Find that special item or souvenir that will commemorate your trip to Wakayama at Kuroshio Market located 8.6 km away. Be sure to visit Porto Europe located 8.7 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Wakayama.


Reasons to stay here

Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 87% of the city's accommodation.
Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 89% of other accommodations in the city.
Past guests love the staff and service here, rating it above 94% of the other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Spa
  • Surfing lessons

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
5-6, Shintori, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan, 640-8111
Very good
Location

7.6

Airports

  • Kansai International Airport (KIX)
    22.7 km 41 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    45.2 km 1.5 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Wakayama Train Station
    1.1 km
  • Kiwa Train Station
    1.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center
    1.7 km

Shopping

  • Kuroshio Market
    8.7 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    250 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    560 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Wakayama City Zoo
    810 m
  • Momijidani Garden
    850 m
  • Wakayama Castle
    900 m
  • Kishu Toshogu Shrine
    4.6 km
  • Kimiidera Temple
    5.3 km
  • Kinokawa Service Area Outbound
    7.9 km
  • Kuroshio Market
    8.7 km
  • Porto Europe
    8.7 km
  • Awashima Shrine
    11.4 km
  • Tomogashima Island
    16.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Honkaku-ji Temple
    140 m
  • Saiho-ji Temple
    150 m
  • Kunisuke Okazaki Statue
    270 m
  • Rinsen-ji Temple
    380 m
  • Ryugen-ji Temple
    390 m
  • Joju-in Temple
    390 m
  • Horen-ji Temple
    430 m
  • Senen-ji Temple
    440 m
  • Mansho-inTemple
    470 m
  • Emman-ji Temple
    470 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.

Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 6-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Check-in is not possible after 10:00 PM.
  • The property has a curfew at 12:00 AM.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)500 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Room voltage100

Reviews of Guesthouse Rico from real guests

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8.6
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Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.4
Location7.6
Service9.4
Value for money8.7
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9+ Exceptional (46)
8-9 Excellent (18)
7-8 Very Good (15)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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10.0
Exceptional
Kelly
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in April 2019

Design, Nature, New Restaurant”

This guest house has beautiful little touches of design in every corner. There are plants flourishing in the common spaces, a roof deck perfect for yoga or sunset watching, and a community style design that still allows you quiet alone time. Walk to the castle or ride a bicycle to the beach, passing waterways and flowers along the way. Their new restaurant has a menu to impress any city-goer that offers seasonal items only Japan can offer. My one week stay here wasn’t long enough! The employees welcomed me with a smile day and night and told me where to go, what to do, and how to get there. I told the manager I wanted to visit Nanchi Taisha. She pulled out a sheet with all the information, and twenty minutes later I was on the limited express. Another day she called a surf school and made the reservation for me. Thank you to the staff and the work that they do to make this give this small town the perfect vacation destination.

Reviewed May 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Georgie from Australia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Hidden gem!”

Perfect location to start exploring Wakayama, Osaka and Nara prefectures. Definitely a contender for the first stop from Kansai Airport - clean, homely feel. Great service and exceptionally friendly staff. The room was simple and private enough for a dorm room, great facilities done in a minimal functional aesthetic. Takashi & Mari have so much knowledge to share and help you discover their home city and beyond! Oh and great morning coffee and biscotti downstairs too.

Reviewed July 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Gilad from Israel
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

Great location between both of the city's train stations. The hostel's staff was super helpful and gave great traveling recommendations. The room was clean, cozy and spacious and the common place design was very atmospheric. Would definitely recommend if you would like to travel to wakayama

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Adelina from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Guesthouse Rico is a modern stylish hostel with everything you need when staying in Wakayama. We only stayed one night but we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again. The staff/owners are very friendly and really helpful. They provided us with a little map of the area with many personal recommendations. We were taking the nankai ferry to Tokushima the next day and they had all the information we needed for us to get there (which bus we had to take , where we had to take it, when we had to take it etc). The hostel is 15mins walk from the main train station and 5 mins away from the main shopping street (5-10mins from the Castle). It is conveniently located near a busy bus stop. The bus to the harbour only took about 15mins (or less) so this was ideal for us. We were also able to make tea in the communal kitchen and wash clothes for a very small fee. We would recommend this place to anyone.

Reviewed November 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
HengWei from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

industrial style hostel cool and cozy ”

industrial style hostel, so clean, cozy, the owner and staff are so nice and passion, fair price, toiletries(lavender) that smell so good.

Reviewed January 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Tyrone from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2020

Great for digital nomads”

Friendly staff and owners. People staying there are kind and very welcoming. The shared living space is cosy with sockets to charge your pc. The bar/cafe offers delicious fried potatoes, sausages and beer. Will go again!

Reviewed November 08, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Georgie from Australia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Love Guesthouse Rico!”

One of the best accommodation experiences in Japan. Everything thought out and a beautiful relaxed space and vibe. The staff are very helpful and so generous with their time. Thank you!

Reviewed July 11, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Chan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Nice and clean hostel”

The hostel is within walking distance of 15 mins to Wakayama Station. Nearby got an public Onsen that you can try by yourself. Staff is nice and helpful, and the hostel considered clean and tidy. No compromise.

Reviewed May 17, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Kritsana from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Recommend hostel in Wakayama”

The location is quit far from train station (around walk 15 min). However, the owner is very friendly. She will actively recommend the interested place for travel and she is so polite and cute. If you meet her, plz tell her I miss you. lol Note : Don't forget to buy some food and drink before you back to hostel.

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Charly from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Exceptional”

It was a great place to stay. All of the team was very friendly and nice with me, they speak very well English and gave me a lot information. Very clean, its a brand new hostel.

Reviewed August 27, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
HENG-CHI from China
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Sooooooo nice😭😭 really hope I could stay more days. ”

Everything was awesome! The price wasn’t that cheap for a guesthouse. Exactly it was my most expensive one in this kansai trip. But it totally worth it! The staffs were nothing but friendly and treated me as a friend😭😭😭

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Ooi from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Very good”

日本に5年間以上住んでいる外国人です。スタッフは親切だが、予約確認書の"到着日"に日本に来た日を記入してくださいということに驚きました。 "到着日"に宿泊施設に泊まり始める日を記入することは当たり前のことだが、5年前以上の日付を記入は正直初めてでした。犯罪者ではないし、記入する必要がないかと思います。 I am a foreigner who have been living in Japan for over 5 years. The staff were friendly, but i was surprised that i was told to fill in the date i arrived in japan on the "date of arrival" column while writing down the registration card. It is common to write down the date you arrived at the accommodation, but this was the first time i had to write down the date i arrived in japan (over 5 years ago) in the "date of arrival" column, to be honest. I don't think it is necessary to fill it as i have no criminal record.

Reviewed January 14, 2021

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7.6
Very good
KA from China
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Hotel with very nice and friendly staff but unfortunately a bit unsafe”

1. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would score 10/10 for their nice service and that they are always be prepared to offer help 2. The hostel design is cute and instructions to use the equipment are wall paintings 3. i personally like the rooftop most. It has a great view at night. 4. The hostel is easy to find but a bit far from both wakayamashi stn and wakayama stn (ard 20 mins walking) and bus stops are not nearby so walking is the easiest way... 3. The hostel entrance is next to the reception place where the gate is not locked and everyone can enter the hostel 4. Intruders only encounter resistance when they get to room door, made by thin wood board and there is an obvious gap between the door and wall 5. Some rooms are with more rigid doors but still simple number lock is used 6. there is no locker/ safe box in the room anyway, if you just want a cheap room to stay and making good friends, it is a good choice.

Reviewed February 26, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Erin from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Quaint Dorm stay”

There was only one other person who stayed here when I came to stay. It was simple and just what I needed. If you come by car there is plenty of over night parking. I paid 600 yen for my stay. The shared space kitchen is on the smaller side but has everything I needed. Not much room to socially distance in there so I didn't hang out other than eating in there.

Reviewed November 24, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Hsieh from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Excellent”

Staff is friendly and helpful. it's quite far from the station but overall worth the money. Recommend for backpacking / solo traveling

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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7.2
Very good
DONGYEON from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Warm mood...”

Great place for the aesthetic perspective, but a little pricey and far from train stations. It was hot in my bed since the A/C was far from some beds, so only a fan could made the air cool. And noise from all kinds of the doors when opened and closed, was very big that could make annoyed and awake from sleep.

Reviewed September 19, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Janice from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Friendly staff”

1. Very friendly English-speaking staff 2. Female dorm was spacious 3. Not enough shower rooms

Reviewed February 02, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Matthew from Canada
Couple
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Stylish and Comfortable”

If you're staying in Wakayama, stay here. It is a hostel with dorm rooms, but it was immaculately clean, quiet and a great night's sleep. The hosts are gracious and more than willing to help in any way they can. The rough design of the hostel is intentional and the reception area is full of stylish curiosities. There are ambitious designs for shared workspace as well as a rooftop garden area. We were impressed not only with Rico, but also with the friendliness of the city and of course, the world-renown Chuka-soba (ramen). We made a point of returning here to stay one more night during our stay in Wakayama Prefecture after hiking the Kohechi section of the UNESCO designated Kumano Kodo trail.

Reviewed April 19, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Ko-Tun from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Double Room - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

Great room with affordable price”

It's a great place for self-driving travelers to stay. So many parking areas with affordable price around Rico. Our double room was big enough and everything in the room was great. The staffs were so friendly. Will stay again if we travel Wakayama in the future.

Reviewed December 20, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
LI-LING from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Great place in town”

Arriving Late in Wakayama, found the guesthouse with Google Map, about 15 minutes from JR station, need to walk across a park. I stay in a shared Japanese room, very happy to be here. Simple, modern, clean.

Reviewed June 03, 2016

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