Save on Hotels! Five Select Guesthouses in Shikoku Rated Highly on Social Media
Guesthouses are recommended for those who want reasonably priced accommodations and enjoy interacting with others. Here are five guesthouses in Shikoku that are highly rated on travel sites.
Cyclo No Ie is in Imabari. It is located near Shimanami Kaido, famous as a cycling road with beautiful views of the ocean and islands. It is managed by cycling enthusiasts who are great resources for bicycling maintenance, repair and tools. It also offers a rental bicycle service (paid).
There are dormitories (mixed gender and female only) with bunk beds and a capsule type dormitory (mixed gender) in which individual spaces are divided by walls. There are also private rooms for one to two people. Wi-Fi is free and there are staff who speak English.
Rates: Dormitory 2,500 JPY; private room 3,000 JPY and up (when rooms for two are occupied by two)
*Additional air-conditioning fee of 200 JPY during July to September and November to February.
*Dormitory rate to change to 2,800 JPY and private room rate to 3,300 JPY and up (when rooms for two are occupied by two) in October 2017
*All rates are tax inclusive
This is a guesthouse in central Takamatsu in Kagawa. The building, which was renovated by the owner, has a warm wood interior. It has an appealing and stylish atmosphere where everything from the color of the walls, furniture, and decorations were chosen with care.
There is a mixed-gender dormitory and a female-only dormitory, as well as private rooms where you sleep on futon laid out on the wood floor. Wi-Fi is free, and there are staff who can speak English.
Rates: Dormitory 3,000 JPY; private room 3,500 JPY and up (per person when occupied by two).
*All rates are tax inclusive
This is a guesthouse in Yoshinogawa in Tokushima which offers overnight accommodations only (with no meals.) It is in a convenient location as a place to stay on "ohenro" (pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku) that is becoming popular among foreign tourists.
It has gender-specific dormitories with modern bunk beds and private tatami rooms with locks. Wi-Fi access is free. Also, the rental bikes do require a fee but are free up to three hours. They have hybrids and mountain bikes available.
Rates: Dormitory 2,900 JPY; private rooms 3,500 JPY
This is a guesthouse in a nature-rich location overlooking the Seto Inland Sea in the northernmost portion of Takamatsu, Kagawa.
It is in a renovated old house and is full of the Japanese atmosphere of "wa." There are two Japanese-style rooms where guests sleep on individual futon mattresses. Both are gender-specific shared rooms that accommodate up to three. The room facing south has a view of the port. Wi-Fi is available for free. Breakfast is included.
Rates: 3,000 JPY
This is a guesthouse in in Ozu, a castle town with a retro townscape and many historic buildings. It was opened as a place to connect travelers with the community, under the concept of "spinning stories of Ozu and travelers."
The guesthouse, which has a welcoming feel like home, has a men's dormitory with bunk beds and a women's dormitory that is a Japanese style room with futon mattresses. There is also a private room that accommodates up to three. Wi-Fi is free and there are staff who speak English.
Rates: Dormitory 3,000 JPY, private room for three 10,000 JPY, etc. (all tax inclusive)
All of these guesthouses have living and dining rooms where guests can get to know each other. Some of them offer convenient services such as rental towels, so check them out.
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