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Review of Backpackers Hostel K's House Hiroshima

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Backpackers Hostel K's House Hiroshima
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1-8-9 Matoba-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 732-0824, Hiroshima Prefecture (Hiroshima Station)   |  
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“Great place for backpackers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Though a bit pricey, this is a great place to stay and meet other backpackers.
Dorms are comfy, bathrooms are very clean and they have a huge kitchen with everything you may need.
staff are really nice and helpfull. I only stayed there for one night but I really loved it.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The location is great when arriving from Hiroshima station. Just a quick 5 minute walk and your there. The staff that greeted me were very happy & friendly. I was given more information on how to get around Hiroshima which was very useful. After a long day of sightseeing I came back and relaxed in the lounge area. This was good enough as they had a few tables and some sofas to relax on. Afterwards I went to my room. The room was big enough and the bed was also comfy. The showers seemed clean and had good pressure. However at this branch you did have to pay for the PC use. Its cheap but you don't have to pay at other branches so I don't see why you should have to pay here. That's my only issue I had. The staff were great and spoke good English.

I would recommend this hostel to everyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bathurst, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Friends and I stayed at k's- what a fantastic introduction to traditional Japanese style accommodation.
We loved our room! Very clean and the most comfortable blankets and pillows.
The hostel is in an excellent location, close to the train and tram!
All the staff were so friendly and helpful! We wouldn't hesitate in staying there again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Easy place to stay and quite reasonable priced. We walked or tram to the town and the main sights. We stayed in the Japanese-style tatami room which was lovely. Staff at hostel very friendly with good English and advice. Shared bathrooms were clean. Would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Great location, friendly and helpful staff and affordable.

But K's house Hiroshima was not the cleanest hostel compared to the other hostels I stayed at during my trip in Japan. But it might be because there were many people staying there, since K's House is quite popular among travellers.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Very good location to the main train station. Just about 10 minutes of walking distance to the train station. But you should check the map before, as this ho(s)tel is a bit in a backstreet and if you are not fluent in Japanese language, it might be a bit problem to ask locals.

The rooms are very, very clean and nice. There was a TV and airconditioning in my single japanese style room. It seems that every few days, the rooms are being cleaned and garbage thrown out. On the last floor I stayed was just another room, so there was shared bath and toilet for both rooms. But can't really complain, as this was more comfortable, as other hostels I stayed in during my 1 month Japanese trip.
Staff was really helpfull and nice. Can't remember her name, but she can speak English quite well, which was really nice, as my Japanese isn't that good. They can give you helpfull informations like where to dine out or nearest pubs.
From this ho(s)tel to the main attraction, the 原爆ドーム Genbaku Dōmu it's about few stations by tram or about 20 minutes walking distance. I'm sure I don't need to say why, but this city was completely rebuild, so I'd recommend you to walk from this hostel to the main city attractions.

The prices are bit higher than usuall, but for this small fee, you get very spacy and clean room. Although I was staying in a single room, there was room enough for two, maybe even 3 persons. There were also 2 futons and blankets+pillows.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This was the first place I stayed in Japan, and probably the best!
I stayed in a private room with an ensuite and was very happy. I had a double bed, my own bathroom (which looks like a caravan bathroom stuck in a room, but that seems to be the theme in Japan), a tv, an air conditioner and it was quiet!
The location is pretty good. Just down the street is the tram which you pretty much have to catch to get to the main shopping area, or the Hiroshima memorial park, but that's not too big a deal for the price. I walked from the train station to the hostel as well, so if on my first day after a 30 hour trip I could do it, so can you.
Great people, great value for money. I would stay at all of the K's houses in Japan if you can get in!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1-8-9 Matoba-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 732-0824, Hiroshima Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chugoku > Hiroshima Prefecture > Hiroshima > Hiroshima Station
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Ranked #2 of 15 Specialty lodging in Hiroshima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Hostel K's House Hiroshima 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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