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Pick Based on Online Reviews! 5 Famous Hostels and Guesthouses in Hiroshima

These are five hostels and guesthouses in Hiroshima that have been enjoying such high praises in the comments section of hotel booking websites. Hiroshima is a place that is filled with must-see spots such as two world heritage sites, Miyajima and the Genbaku Dome (Atomic Bomb Dome), so it has become quite a popular city of destination for many tourists.

1. Tsuruya Guesthouse

Tsuruya Guesthouse is 15 minutes away from the center of Hiroshima by foot. It is also near the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
In front of the reception lobby, there is a river flowing, giving guests a sense of open space. It sits right next to a café bar that is open even to customers who are not staying at the guesthouse, so you will get to enjoy interaction with the locals here. The dormitory-type rooms are found in the annex, and guests can choose from two types of rooms: the mixed-sex room for both men and women, or the women-only room.

Room rates: Rates start at 3,000 JPY

Languages spoken: English and Chinese
Paid rental bicycles available

1. Tsuruya Guesthouse

2-1-7 Honkawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima


THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL is an open guesthouse where all kinds of travelers who are young at heart seem to unexpectedly gather, regardless of age, sex, occupation, nationality and religion. It boasts of prime location that is just a 5-minute walk from the Atomic Bomb Dome.
This guesthouse appeals to guests for the jovial mood at the open lounge and the cozy feeling they get inside the dormitories where they can relax in peace. The two-level wooden beds in the dormitories (mixed and women-only dormitories) adopt a completely original structure. They are very comfortable thanks to their sturdy body that does not sway and shake, or creak.

Room rates: Rates start at 2,900 JPY (incl. tax)

Languages spoken: English
Common kitchen available


2-4-17 Honkawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

3. Simple Stay Heiwa Koenmae

This Simple Stay hotel is also just a 5-minute walk away from the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome. It is a guesthouse that offers various types of dormitories.
Aside from the rooms with 2-level beds, there are rooms that have single beds that guests can use so they will not feel so constricted. A room that is exclusively for women is also available, so anybody can stay here without worries. Further, there are Japanese-style rooms that will give guests a chance to experience the Japanese way of sleeping on a futon (Japanese-style mattress that is laid on the floor).

Room rates: Rates start at 2,000 JPY for 2-level bed, 2,500 JPY for single bed, and 2,000 JPY for Japanese-style room

Languages spoken: English
Paid rental bicycles and common kitchen are available

3. Simple Stay Heiwa Koenmae

8-21 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

4. Guesthouse Akicafe Inn

Located at a spot that is a 3-minute walk from Hiroshima Station, akicafe inn will serve as the perfect base for touring the city, and boasts of superior access to Miyajima, Onomichi and other spots in Hiroshima.
Characterized by its homey atmosphere, even guests who are staying in a guesthouse for the first time will feel at ease here. Another great point about this place is that it gives guests free bath amenities and towel rental. They have two types of dormitory that look really fresh and clean: the mixed dormitory and the female dormitory. At the common space, guests can enjoy engaging in conversations, as well as have fun playing card games and TV-based games!

Room rates: 3,000 JPY

Languages spoken: English
Paid rental bicycles and common kitchen are available

4. Guesthouse Akicafe Inn

2-7 Enkobashi-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

5. Hiroshima Hana Hostel

Hiroshima Hana Hostel is located about 5 minutes away from Hiroshima Station by foot. Its main appeal is that it gets to fuse the convenience offered by guesthouses and the comfort given by hotels.
Here, the dormitories accommodate small numbers of people only with just 4-5 beds in every room, so guests will feel comfortable. For those who want to interact with other people but still value their privacy, then it would be best to stay in one of the private rooms (Japanese- or Western-style) that are available. At Hiroshima Hana Hostel, you can rest without constraints in your room and enjoy a fun time in the common space.

Room rates: Rates start at 2,500 JPY (incl. tax) for the dormitory and 2,900 JPY (incl. tax) for the Japanese-style quad room (with toilet and washroom)

Languages spoken: English
Paid rental bicycles and common kitchen available

5. Hiroshima Hana Hostel

1-15 Kojin-machi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

All the hostels and guesthouses featured here offer outstanding access to the famous sightseeing spots in Hiroshima! They are also fully equipped with free Wi-Fi, so you will surely have a pleasant time in any one of them.

※All room rates indicated are the prices per person

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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