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J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse

161 Hongucho Yunomine, Tanabe 647-1732 Wakayama Prefecture
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#2 of 26 Specialty lodging in Tanabe
Situated in Yunomine Onsen Hot spring known as Japan's Spiritual Hot Spring.It is an integral part of the over 1000 year old Kumano pilgrimage tradition. Guesthouse offers both indoor and open-air baths. Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes is right beside of the guesthouse, which is road to Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine (approx 3.2km) There is also a public hot spring called "Tsuboyu" close by.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
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Livita22 wrote a review Aug 2020
Düsseldorf, Germany38 contributions7 helpful votes
The most unhelp and unfriendly staff I have ever met in Japan. The place itself is nice, but the staff was horrible. The guy who was receiving the guests when we arrive is very impolite. I would not recommend this place to anyone. There are many other options around which you will feel more welcome than this place.
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Date of stay: August 2020
J Y Traveller wrote a review Aug 2020
Tokyo, Japan10 contributions8 helpful votes
STAY AWAY! Most unhelpful and unfriendly staff I have ever met in Japan. You will regret haven chosen this place as soon as you step in and start your check in. I made sure to check with other guests if this was something personal or if this was really standard behavior and this was confirmed to be to everyone. There are many other options around and you will for sure feel more welcome anywhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Carol B wrote a review Nov 2019
Boulder, Colorado189 contributions80 helpful votes
J-Hoppers was the most inexpensive place we stayed while hiking the Kumano Kodo. The majority of the clientele is younger and hiking the trail as well. This is great for building comradery with fellow hikers. My favorite part of the stay at J-Hoppers is the communal dining room where you can meet other hikers while fixing dinner. We had purchased a lunch from our previous accommodation and ate our lunch for dinner. The hostel is clean. The private room was large enough and the shared sink and toilet stalls are plentiful. The hosts are very busy while other hikers are checking in and don't really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. You are more or less on your own. They do provide a brief introduction to the facility but getting additional information may be difficult. The hostel does have a nice selection of food and beverage that they sell. The onsens are nice although they were not as clean as others along the trail. There were some floatees in the water which made us feel a little uncomfortable. The hostel does not provide towels so you have to rent one or bring your own. The price we paid for the room wasn't that much cheaper than other accommodations which provided much more hospitality. The place was okay but there may be better options if you are looking for a private room with more hospitality.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: I'm assuming the private rooms upstairs are quieter.
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kleenexduck wrote a review Nov 2019
Canberra, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here for one night after finishing the Kumano Kodo walk. This hostel had everything we needed and it was a very pleasant stay. We stayed in a private room and it was modern, clean and spacious. There were three onsen available, including a glorious outdoor one. The kitchen and guest areas were clean and pleasant - the only restaurant in town was shut on the night we stayed but with the free rice provided by the hostel plus some curry packs purchased from their shop, we had a very satisfying dinner. You could spend more and stay at a fancy ryokan but I really think you could save that money and have an equally lovely stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
tanjongkatong wrote a review Nov 2019
singapore42 contributions38 helpful votes
In August, I went hiking in the kumano forest with my sister and two daughters. We stayed one night at the guesthouse. Unfortunately during the hike, my sister and I were separated from my daughters. After searching for my daughters for some time, my sister and I decided to go to the guesthouse ourselves hoping that my daughters would have found their way there. However, we did not find them there, when we arrived at the guesthouse . The staff at the guesthouse tried to comprehend our situation through their limited knowledge of English. While we were discussing what to do, the guesthouse received a call from the police informing them that my daughters had reported to the local police that my sister and I were lost. Due to the help and kindness of the guesthouse staff and the local police, my daughters and I were united safely and the four of us were able to continue our hike for the rest of the trip. I would like to express my gratitude to the guesthouse and the local police. Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes (1.8 miles), Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine (1.2 miles), and Kumano Hongu Taisha Kyushachi Oyunohara (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Bonheur, Sabo Chinchoan Hongu, and Kumanoco Shokudo Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to J-Hoppers Kumano Yunomine Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kumano Hongu Taisha Kyushachi Oyunohara (1.1 miles), Fushiogamioji (2.1 miles), and Mizunomi Oji (2.3 miles).