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Guesthouse Engakudo

8-2 Yanagicho, Himeji 670-0023, Hyogo Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Jonkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At first glance Engakudo packs a punch, situated close to the famous Himeji castle it is just a short taxi ride or 15 mins of walk away from the Shinkansen train station. The hostel is small and cosy with winding stairs and narrow hallways. The guest house is creatively furnished with japanese and rasta influences and is run by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed in this lovely guesthouse for one night. The guy managing it was extremly friendly and helpful. But especially the house itself made the stay an experience. We were told it is 104 years old and they furnished its small and narrow rooms in the most lovely and creative way. Old Japanese style meets bamboo matts in rasta colours.... More 

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

i stay in Engakudo Guesthouse 4 years ago and i love this place so much. nice host , nice are and lovely accommodation . I feel so comfortable for staying here and it is short distance to the castle .

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This guesthouse is run by the nicest guys!! I was an idiot when I booked this place and accidentally booked hostel world's default three night instead of my intended one. I know, I'm an idiot. But upon arrival he was so nice about it and didn't even penalize me, he just requested I pay for my one night's stay. That... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Engakudo was very lovely. The authentic Japanese-style guest house with a tatami-matt floors and sliding doors. The owner was really friendly with a great DVD collection. I wish I could've stayed another night just to feel so at home :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Engakoudu is a small hostel in the back alley not far from Hemiji Castle. Nice, clean room, lovely host. However, there was disappointment that there was no onsen or directions to reach one. The climb up the stairs was very steep ( like a ladder) and awkward with a pack sack. The kitchen was a simple hot plate and small... More 

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Fukuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This backpacker style guesthouse is located at just in front of Himeji castle, which is Kokuho(national heirloom) in Japan, and close enough 15min walk from Himeji station. Owner is very friendly and easy going, happy to share anything with tourist. Though shower is little shabby but who cares with this sort of real deal experience! (Much better than India anyway,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we got into the guesthouse we fell in love in this place. The atmosphere was calm and very authentic. The owner was friendly and helpful, and speaks fluante English. The location is very good (2 minutes walk from the himeji castle and 15minutes from the main street). We had a good time there. It really feels like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

If you're looking for a good night in Himeji, you've to sleep in Engakudou. You'll live a real Japanese experience, sleeping in a real Japanese house. The owner it's very nice and funny, he loves manga and he has lots of things of this kind of cartoons. The price for the dorms are cheap 2.500 yen per person. They've free... More 

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