This is a youth hostel but the standard is over expectation. I stayed in a japanese style tatami room which was both spacious and beautiful.
The place was kept very clean and tidy. I have friends who have been staying in other minshukus and ryokans in Yakushima, and they've been complaining about spiders and bugs coming inside. However, I had no such problems in Yakushima Youth Hostel.
The shared bathrooms were spotless and looking new. I especially enjoyed the common cypress bath tub which was bliss after a day of mountain climbing.
The place is a bit far out on the south coast, but there are sufficient bus connections, a couple of restaurants within walking distance and two or three hot springs within biking distance.
The manager of the place was all english speaking and very friendly and helpful. Even without asking I was recommended how to get the cheapest bus tickets and how to connect the busses most efficiently.
If I ever come back to Yakushima I will definately stay in this place again.
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