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“Great location and total value for money” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hiroshima Hana Hostel

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Hiroshima Hana Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1-15 Kojinmachi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 732-0807, Japan   |  
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Osaka, Japan
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“Great location and total value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I spent 2 nights here while visiting in May 2013 and I found it to exceed my expectations by some way!
Our check in was smooth and the clerk was very friendly, there were also a wide range of maps and information booklets in the lobby area.
Our room was very comfortable and I really liked the curtains round your bed which gave you extra privacy.
The hostel is also in a great location, a 10 minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station, 5 mins from Mazda Zoom Zoom stadium and around 20-25 mins from A-Bomb Dome, Peace Park etc.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone who's travelling Japan on a budget.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I spent two nights here. First in a twin bed room, second in a dorm. Hostel's location was very good close to railway station and trams. Was a bit tricky to locate though. Follow their written instructions but PASS the rwy xing in street level but turn right before the overpass rwy xing. Staff was friendly, gave me a sip of sake. Rating 3-4 pts out of 5

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Hana Hostel in Hiroshima is one of several (four or five?) hostels with the same name all over Japan. The staff actually speaks good English and the booking for one night in a Single Room - Japanese Style went without problems. Even though the homepage states that a credit card is necessary for booking online it was possible to make a reservation without cc if you reconfirm your booking two days prior to your arrival.
I was really impressed by the Japanese style single room I got for 3700 Yen: quiet large, very clean, included a television set, private toilet and lavatory and clean comfortable Japanese futon. Wireless LAN is available on all the 5 floors and connection speed is decent. There even are a coin laundry and laundry rack on the roof of the building from which one has a nice view over the neighbourhood.
The shower was very clean and it's also possible to rent bath towels for 70 Yen in case you don't want to carry a wet towel with you the next day.
The location of the hostel is great, too. It takes about 5 minutes walking from the Hiroshima main station to the hostel. The staff has prepared a lot of information for guests like various sheets detailing information and locations about restaurants and bars in the near vicinity. They are also very helpful regarding any question one might have. I was able to borrow a power outlet adapter free of charge since I forgot to bring mine. They only require you to deposit 1000 Yen which you get back once you return the adapter.
Something very special are the events that are organized by the staff on a regular basis: on Thursdays, there are all-you-can-eat okonomiyaki- or takoyaki parties for the guests of the hostel for just 300 Yen! It was really funny to meet many Japanese and foreigners that evening and we had a blast of an evening! In a similar fashion the staff also organizes "free sake tasting" every Wednesday and Sunday on the reception. Which other hostel offers something like that?
All things considered, this place offers great and friendly staff, hotel quality for a normal price one would expect from a hostel and some nice special events on top! Clearly one of the best budget places I have stayed at in Japan so far!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had a spacious room, with an en suite toilet and sink (but communal shower). Our room and toilet and sink were clean and comfortable, the communal shower was small and fairly clean. Nice little kitchen and seating area, with good wifi. Staff were very helpful and friendly and welcoming. Location is great too, about a 5 minute walk from the train station.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I stayed one night at Hiroshima Hana Hostel. I wanted a private japanese room so I booked a double room for a single person. However, they kindly only charged me for one person. It is located close to the station which will easily take you to all the major sites. The room space was spacious by japanese standards for one person. The bathroom was a bit small but that's what you'd expect. It was clean.Would recommend!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in a private twin, very nice room with closet and private toilet. Very nice staff and common areas to meet other travelers. Very clean. Location was pretty good, we walked with our packs from the train station easily and from the sights back to hotel. Bike rental available as well.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed in Hiroshima for 4 days in September 2012 at the Hana Hostel.

The Hostel staff are some of the friendliest people I have met and the daily/weekly hostel events seem to generate a great turnout of people also staying there.

The rooms are clean, comfortable and large for Japan, with a max of 4 people to a bunk style room or 2 in a traditional Japanese (Tatami mat) room.

Hana features a combination kitchen/hangout room on the main floor and I found that I spent most of my downtime in this area. Fellow guests were tidy and respectful, but also great for company and conversation.

The hostel is easy to find and the map on the website guided me right to the front door from the Shinkansen station.

The staff were a big help for both local activities, time to get to places and general information of good eats, activities and general help.

Overall was an amazing stay I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Hiroshima Hana Hostel

Address: 1-15 Kojinmachi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 732-0807, Japan
Location: Japan > Chugoku > Hiroshima Prefecture > Hiroshima
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 27 Specialty lodging in Hiroshima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hiroshima Hana Hostel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hana Hostel Hiroshima started the business in August 2008. The building used to be a local “business hotel”.We remodeled this into an advanced international hostel. As we are very close from the station and the guest rooms are well-equipped, we will be an good option to stay for not only backpackers but also for ordinary tourists with suits cases. ... more   less 
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