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Aster Plaza International
4-17 Kakomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0812, Japan   |  
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Ranked #7 of 107 Hotels in Hiroshima
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent value for the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were given this hotel as an option to stay at the JR station information centre. We didn't realise at the time it was an annex to the Youth Hostel, but don't let this put you off as it was pretty much like a Japanese Business Hotel. Large rooms, comfortable beds, with all the amenities we required [coin laundry]. Short walk to the Peace Park and rest of the shopping area. I think we paid about 6300/6500 yen, very reasonable compared to other places.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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AsterPlaza, マネージャー at Aster Plaza International, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us as we are delighted to see your positive feedback. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed stay with us.

How lucky we are that you stopped by Tourist Information Centre for accommodation.

We contacts with the Tourist Information Centre regarding our room availability every day. ( There are Two tourist Information centre in Hiroshima city.JRstation and Peace memorial park. ) Staff with good English communication skills give you some option of hotels and book a room for you.

It would be a pleasure to have you stay with us again should your travels bring you our way.
Thank you and until we meet again...
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Mataró
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I've been here for two nights, this place is very relaxing and centric. I would recommend for its price, for its super bigs bedrooms and is wonderful for visiting all around Hiroshima.
The only problem that could say is the curfew time, 1am... But ok for not going to sleep too late :)

  • Stayed May 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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AsterPlaza, マネージャー at Aster Plaza International, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write about your experience at our hotel.

We are glad you liked our guest room! We offer a special discount for a guest from foreign country ( except Japanese citizenship ). So we look forward to the opportunity to meet a guest from oversea.

We are sorry for the inconvenience about curfew time....

Please come visit here again! Thank you!
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melbourne
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

What luck...., got booked into here from the helpful (Smiling) Tourist Centre at the station, Did not know what to expect after a 25 minute trip on the tram, there I was at the address .I asked where was the accommodation, I was right in front of it. A bright, clean, breezy, modern comfortable Hotel/Hostel. One block away from the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Things got even better when I went inside and met the Reception People, to say they are the greatest is an understatement.
I stayed for three nights and loved it, 9th floor, fresh air and good views, no meals but they are not far away including a breakfast next door, buffet with a wide selection for $13US..and plenty of other meals within 400 metres. The bright room with a large comfortable bed, clean compact bathroom, fridge, kettle, desk etc The curfew which is no big deal as this city will tire you . No WiFi but computers which got the urgent stuff done, A laundry with dryers. As with the rest of Japan, safe as safe.
All this for $40 per night.... The best value, What luck.................

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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AsterPlaza, マネージャー at Aster Plaza International, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you for staying with us! Sorry for the late reply:(

We were very honored to serve you and appriciate your wonderful comments. During your stay, we have enjoyed talking with you. You gave us a cheerful 'Hello' every morning which makes our day happy.

Please come visit us again! You'll never wear out your welcome here.
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Cambridge, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is very convenient for the peace park (a must), so if, like us, you're only in Hiroshima for a quick visit, it is definitely worth staying there. Unfortunately on the night we were there, the restaurant wasn't open, but we found a noodle bar opposite, which was very good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AsterPlaza, マネージャー at Aster Plaza International, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for staying with our hotel and we appriciate your good comment. The noodle shop that you found is 'Kara-bu' which is very favorite for local. It's just in front of this hotel. Popular menue is 'Tsuke-men', cold noodle with spicy dip souce. We look forward to welcoming you to Hiroshima again!
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is supposed to be an affordable hostel type of accommodation but, as mentioned by others, this is actually more like a hotel. It is well located within walking distance to the Peace Memorial Park and the staff are very helpful and friendly. We stayed in a Japanese style family room which was spacious but I did find the mattress very thin and hard. Not my most comfortable night! The fixtures are a bit dated (sink cupboard door was falling off in the bathroom) but overall very good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AsterPlaza, マネージャー at Aster Plaza International, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and the favovable review you gave. How was your trip to Japan?We were such a pleasure to have you.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience during your stay.The futon mattress was not feather, it was cotton inside. If you need extra mattress, please do not hasitate to ask. And I'm ashamed that we could not meticulous maintenance of the bath room.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season.I hope we'll get a chance to serve you again.
Thank you, once more.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We only spent one night in Hiroshima. Got to the train station early and took the 25 minute bus ride to the Aster Plaza. We left our bags with the helpful staff, went for a wander and checked in around 6pm. The rooms are huge for Japan, clean but a little dated. It's definitely not a hostel but the rates are nowhere near hotel prices so very reasonable. The only problem we had was that we managed to find a really cool bar for drinks but had to leave when it was just getting going due to the 1am curfew. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AsterPlaza, マネージャー at Aster Plaza International, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and nice comment. We were honored to have you.

Our hotel provide a reasonable price for guests from foreign countries. We'd like to many people around the world to visit Hirosima and stay with us.

We are sorry to hear that you had have to leave a really cool bar before 1 am due to the curfew. We appriciate your understand and cooperation.

We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you,
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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed there for one night during my 2-week trip of Japan. I decided on this place based on the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and I was very very happy with my choice! Location wise it is perfect - only minutes away (by foot) from the Peace park and museum. The centre of town or JR train station are only a quick bus ride away.

The hotel is located within a complex which serves as a function centre; the hotel rooms are on the top 2 floors of the building so you get a nice view of the city.

I stayed in a single room for about 3600 yen/night. Such good value for money compared to anywhere else I've stayed in Japan. The room was of decent size, very well-maintained and clean (I'm very fussy when it comes to cleanliness) and had everything you will possibly need from a hotel room.

Staff were great and spoke good English.

You can book your stay by email (they were very quick to respond) or by phone.

Overall one of my favourite hotels that I've stayed in Japan. Will definitely stay again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed August 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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AsterPlaza, マネージャー at Aster Plaza International, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and the wonderful review you gave. I'm very glad to hear that you had a enjoyable stay with us. I hope that you were able to leave Japan with delightful sense of satisfaction after 2-week journey.

There are many beautiful rivers in Hiroshima. As you know, our hotel built a long river from direction of peace memorial park to seto sea. On fine day, it is great to take a lesurely walk a long a pretty river walk.

We are trying to find more local's pleasure which you can not get from travel guide book to share it with many tourists.

We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you from all staff :-)
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Address: 4-17 Kakomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0812, Japan
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Location: Japan > Chugoku > Hiroshima Prefecture > Hiroshima
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