Hostels & Guest Houses hiroshima japan accommodation guesthouse hostel cheap accommodation cheap stay cosy backpacker Japan > hiroshima > hiroshima

The Budget Traveller’s Guide To Hiroshima's Top Guesthouses & Hostels

Rachel
Updated Aug 25, 2016

Japan may have a famous reputation for having one of the world’s highest cost of living, but that does not mean that you need to spend a bomb if you travel to this beautiful country. Instead of checking into luxurious hotels, why not stay in a guesthouse or hostel for your next visit to Japan? Not only will you get to save some money on your sleeping arrangements, you will also enjoy a lively experience interacting with other travellers! Read on to find out the top guesthouses and hostels every budget traveller to Hiroshima should select.

Map Location

1. Hiroshima Saijo Youth Hostel (from 31 USD)

Rated as the best-value accommodation in Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima Saijo Youth Hostel is located right next to the JR Saijo Station, with direct trains to Hiroshima city 40 minutes away. Saijo is a serene little town known as the Sake capital, so you can experience life like a local by staying in this clean dormitory-style accommodation. Make use of the bicycle rental service provided at the hostel to explore the tranquil town, or you can also roam around on foot, with attractions such as the Suwa Shrine and Ikoinomori Park in the vicinity. The friendly English-speaking hosts will also gladly assist you if you need recommendations or directions on where to visit!

Hiroshima Saijo Youth Hostel

Address: 3-3 Saijo Okamachi, Higashihiroshima-city, Hiroshima Prefecture

Price: from 31 USD

Access: 1-min walk JR Saijo Station

See our full list of recommended Hotels in hiroshima and also compare the prices with airbnbs in hiroshima

2. K's House Hiroshima - Backpackers Hostel (from 26 USD)

If you prefer to stay closer to the heart of the city, then K’s House Hiroshima - Backpackers Hostel is the ideal choice for you. JR Hiroshima Train Station is an 8-minute walk from the hotel, where you can access major attractions, restaurants and shops easily. You can also choose to stay in either the dormitory-style room, private Japanese-style room or private Western-style room, but still enjoy the lounge, common kitchen and coin-operated laundry facilities. Interact with fellow backpackers at the cosy lounge with complimentary English language newspapers, coffee and tea, or simply chill at the rooftop terrace with your new friends!

K’s House Hiroshima - Backpackers Hostel

Address: 1-8-9 Matobacho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima Prefecture

Price: from 26 USD

Access: 2-minute walk from Matoba Tram Station

Contact: +81 82-568-7244

See our full list of recommended Hotels in hiroshima and also compare the prices with airbnbs in hiroshima

3. Hiroshima Guest House Roku (from 24 USD)

This 2-year-old Hiroshima Guest House Roku lies just 1 kilometer (3280 feet) from the city centre, providing accessibility to great restaurants, shops and tourist sites. The friendly English-speaking staff will welcome you with a complimentary drink upon your arrival and make you feel at home in this clean and tidy guest house. At night, chill and have fun with your fellow guests at the cool bar on the first floor of the property!

Hiroshima Guest House Roku

Address: 6-18 Hakushimakukencho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima Prefecture

Price: from 24 USD

Access: 5-minute walk from JR Shinhakushima Station

Contact: +81 82-221-6789

See our full list of recommended Hotels in hiroshima and also compare the prices with airbnbs in hiroshima

4. Santiago Guesthouse Hiroshima (from 27 USD)

Santiago Guesthouse Hiroshima is a modern guesthouse that only welcomed its first guests from October 2015. Located in the heart of Hiroshima, many iconic tourist destinations like the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are just a short walk away. Furthermore, there are many shops and restaurants in the area for a wonderful shopping and dining experience. The hospitable staff not only speak Japanese and English well, but they are also conversant in 6 other European languages like French, German and Italian. Most importantly, the beds are so comfortable, that even in the dormitory rooms you are assured of a good night’s rest throughout your stay!

Santiago Guesthouse Hiroshima

Address: 4-18 Nakamachi, Naka-ward, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima Prefecture

Price: from 27 USD

Access: 4-minute walk from Shintenchi bus stop

Contact: +81 82-545-8477

See our full list of recommended Hotels in hiroshima and also compare the prices with airbnbs in hiroshima

5. Guesthouse Akicafe Inn (from 34 USD)

Great for solo travellers, the Guesthouse Akicafe Inn offers clean and homey dormitory accommodation conveniently located in the heart of the city. With the JR Hiroshima Station just a stone’s throw away from Akicafe Inn, you can access attractions like the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park as well as nice restaurants without any hassle. Relax in the tatami-style common lounge just like a local and share your stories with fellow backpackers in the guesthouse!

Guesthouse Akicafe Inn

Address: 2-7 Enkobashicho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima Prefecture

Price: from 34 USD

Access: 3-minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station

Contact: +81 70-5525-6971

See our full list of recommended Hotels in hiroshima and also compare the prices with airbnbs in hiroshima

6. J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guesthouse (from 24 USD)

Formally a small Japanese-style ryokan accommodation, J-Hoppers was partially remodelled into a modern backpackers’ guest house in November 2006. The guesthouse is just about a 10-minute walk from downtown with major tourist sites within easy reach by foot. Depending on your preference, you can opt to stay either in a comfortable dormitory-style room with other travellers, or in a private and cosy Japanese tatami-style room. There is no curfew or lock-out at the guesthouse so you can explore the city anytime you like, just be considerate to the other guests and not make too much noise if you return very late!

J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guesthouse

Address: 5-16 Dohashicho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima Prefecture

Price: from 24 USD

Access: 3-minute walk from Hiroshima Tram Station

Contact: +81 82-233-1360

See our full list of recommended Hotels in hiroshima and also compare the prices with airbnbs in hiroshima

7. The Evergreen Hostel (from 29 USD)

If exploring historical monuments is what you love, stay at the Evergreen Hostel! This cosy hostel is right next to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Hiroshima Castle is also relatively near so you just need to walk to all these historical sites without incurring any transport costs. In addition, the large wooden bunk beds provide you with comfortable and stable rest at night. Feel the comfort of home right here with friendly staff and cosy beds and lounge to rest and relax in!

The Evergreen Hostel

Address: 2-4-17, Honkawa-cho, Naka-ward, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima

Price: from 29 USD

Access: 5-minute walk from Atomic Bomb Dome

Contact: +81 82-576-6611

See our full list of recommended Hotels in hiroshima and also compare the prices with airbnbs in hiroshima

8. Hiroshima Hana Hostel (from 24 USD)

The unassuming Hiroshima Hana Hostel used to be a local business hotel but has since remodelled the property into a modern and cheery hostel. With the JR Hiroshima Station just 5 minutes’ walk away, Hana Hostel is not only a favourite amongst backpackers but also travellers looking for value-for-money accommodations. Take your pick from the homely dormitory-style rooms or private traditional Japanese-style tatami rooms. The thoughtful owners of the hostel also provide free-use massage chairs for you to relax in after a long day out exploring the numerous sights in the city.

Hiroshima Hana Hostel

Address: 1-15 Kojinmachi, Minami Ward, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima Prefecture

Price: from 24 USD

Access: 4-minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station

Contact: +81 82-263-2980

See our full list of recommended Hotels in hiroshima and also compare the prices with airbnbs in hiroshima

Who says you need to splurge for a value-for-money stay?

With these affordable yet wonderful guesthouses and hostels in Hiroshima, a holiday in Japan need not be an expensive affair after all. Now you need not worry about compromising on accessibility and comfort while on a limited budget. Get more value for your buck with these top guesthouses and hostels so that you can have a higher spending power on other parts of your trip!

This article was originally published on Aug 25, 2016
Still Need Travel Insurance?

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101

*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.

Rachel has forgotten when and exactly how she caught the travel bug. What she does remember is the triumphant feeling she enjoys when she sees the fascinating world out there with her own eyes. She...Read more

Top 3 activities to book in hiroshima

Have a question? Ask fellow travellers and travel experts here.
Good things are meant to be shared!