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Nagoya, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though I have only been to Ishigaki once and I cannot compare this place with another, I will definitely stay at this place again for the next time. Owner Hiro is very friendly and makes very detailed advice about what to do and where to go at Ishigaki. I bought a guidebook beforehand but didn't use a page. Places Hiro... More 

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

If you are looking for a very friendly and family-like hostel experience, then this is your place! A friend and I stayed here for 3 nights. The host, Hiro, made some excellent recommendations for outings in the area and is a great guy. Our evenings were spent making communal dinners with lively conversation. It's nice to stay at a hostel... More 

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Great hospitality and always interested in wanting to give you advice about what and where to explore, and with the possibility to hire snorkeling equipment and borrow bicycles, you'll feel very welcome in Shiraho and Ishigaki. Also the Geckos in the ceiling in the common room was a big plus from my perspective. A really pleasant experience if you are... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

솔직히 말하자면 이 곳을 한국에 알리지 않고 독차지하고 싶을 정도로 좋은 곳. 우연히 가게 된 곳이지만, 저렴하고 깔끔한 것과는 별개로, 오너인 히로가 너무나도 친절하고 숨겨진 야에야마 제도의 정보를 많이 알려주기 때문에 이시가키의 숨겨진 보석같은 숙소. 거의 혼자서 운영하는 이 게스트 하우스의 대부분의 업무가 일정과 사정에 맞춰진 고급 정보를 알려주는데 할애하는 것이어서, 세계 최고의 숨겨진 해변들과 전망과 먹거리와 각종 투어를 알려줍니다.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Exactly what we expected when going there after reading the reviews. The owner makes it all. He advices you the best to see and to do based on how long you are staying and the weather (we am in rainy season so he always told a is where to go based on tides timings for the best experience). He gives... More 

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Reviewed May 16, 2016

I initially booked just 3 nights at Shiraho Friends House, but ended up staying two and a half weeks. Ishigaki itself is an absolutely beautiful place, but I would happily return, purely to spend time at Shiraho Friends House. The owner (Hiro-san) is the sole of the place. He really does make it 'a house of friends'. He spends so... More 

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6 hotel reviews
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Although the hostel is somewhat far from city center and the main attractions of Ishigaki Island and the dorm rooms are a bit small...it was definitely worth staying here because Hiro is such a great host. I've never had a hostel host as great as him before. He helped me plan all of my five days on the island, helping... More 

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Thank Jackie L
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8 reviews
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The accommodation was super clean and everyone was amazingly friendly. Hiro who runs it is a really cool guy and helped me with hotel bookings, tours, car rental and anything else I needed. Loved the resident pet rabbit! It's a little bit far from town, but buses are regular.

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Reviewed March 27, 2016

Just like all the prior reviews say, this place is the best. If you can stay here, stay here. You can't go wrong. Stayed in winter and had no problems, Ishigaki is quite warm. I recall a giant hermit crab walked into the central dining area on the first floor (no worries, not near the rooms at all) and it... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Enough for sleeping and rest. The best option is to sleep in private room. Far away from main attractions but close to airport. Better rent a car and move around. The service is ver minimal. Nice terrace with a view to the ocean and not nice beach

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Additional Information about Shiraho Friend House

Address: 757-1 Shiraho, Ishigaki 907-0242, Okinawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Okinawa Prefecture > Ishigaki
Price Range: $15 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shiraho Friend House 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“There's one two bed room, and multiple bed rooms; dormitory types. AC in all rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles knuterlingb, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“방이 대부분 만실이므로 사전 예약필수! You need fast reservation beacuse there are many guest everytime.”
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 of 5 bubbles ホさん, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“If you are a backpacker try the tent! :)”
 of 5 bubbles gabrielas105, Sep 16, 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are fairly similar, it just depends if you would like a private room or a shared room.”
 of 5 bubbles 504ayar, Jul 29, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are upstairs facing ocean side (I think!)”
 of 5 bubbles johnmI1858CC, Jun 12, 2015 | Read review
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