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“Good Location, Basic Rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good Location, Basic Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a Double Ensuite room for two nights. Rooms are basic, but did have a small desk which was nice. Overall:

- Location: 5 minute walk from the train station, 30 minute walk to Peace Memorial Park. Tram is also very nearby.
- Free Wifi: worked very well.
- Kitchen: large space with everything you need including a stovetop and free tea and coffee.
- Cleanliness: room and common areas were clean.

K's Hiroshima is good, basic place for a short visit.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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  • English first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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 #3 of 17 Specialty lodging in Hiroshima
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Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Hostel K's House Hiroshima 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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