Backpackers Miyajima,

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Backpackers Miyajima Reviews

A friendly atmosphere

Can't fault the cleanliness or the staff, great atmosphere, and hostel. My only negative would be the layout is slightly prison camp-esque. Lots of beds in rows and only 1 shower per floor!! Great people, but I've had better facilities.

Laura Hewitt
Age 25 | Great Britain

For those who go to Miyajima to see its most outstanding attraction, the Temple on the Water, Backpackers Miyajima is a very good option to stay since it is located right in front of the ferry station to the Temple and a few steps from the train station. It is a white, brick, newly built, three-floor building; it's pretty large for Japan standards, which can be seen from a distance. It is also a good option to stay if you go to Hiroshima and you find no more rooms available or you want a cheaper option in a nearby town.

The Location

The hostel is located a few blocks from the train station, down the main street, in front of the ferry station. However there are no signs and you must ask directions from locals, since the building is located behind a seafront hotel and other buildings, which makes its visualization difficult.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms are really simple. There are too many beds for the available space turns the rooms crowded all the time. Beds are also small, following Japanese standards. There are a few narrow windows, which makes the air circulation difficult. There are air conditioners, though. Bathrooms are new, with strong hot water, but there are not enough showers for everyone. There also aren't many sinks so at peak times the lavatory space becomes crowded with a line. The lockers do not work very properly and the reading lights are available in only a few bunk beds. The hostel walls are very thin and there is no isolation, so conversation in the next door rooms is really bothersome. The hostel furnishes linen, and the mattresses are of good quality.

Common Spaces

The hostel has no elevator. The stairs are pretty narrow, which makes climbing with luggage pretty hard. There is no kitchen. Behind the reception, on the ground floor, there is a big living room and on a corner you can find a sink and a refrigerator. Like most Japanese hostels, no breakfast is served. The hostel offers free internet facilities.


This hostel is very quiet at night -- it is not a party hostel. There is no curfew. Silence is strictly respected after 10 oclock. However, during working hours there is strong sound equipment in the lobby playing loud all the time. It makes it hard to even talk to the reception guys. The reception team is English speaking (this is hard to find in Japan) and very professional. Cheap restaurants and food markets can be found nearby.


Wonderful staff, friendly environment, clean accommodations!

This isn't exactly the hostel that you go to for a party experience. However, I really enjoyed its relaxing nature and friendly staff after several days in Tokyo. It was perfect! You can take the ferry to Miyajima or the JR line back to the city for entertainment. The food near the hostel was sufficient but definitely not a gourmet experience. You'll have to go into the city for that type of experience. As a lone traveler, Backpackers Miyajima really made me feel welcome!


Amazing staff and location!

I had to make 3-4 changes prior to staying but the staff were very flexible and helpful. Extremely clean yet comfortable place with a generous bar. It wasn't the "party hostel" my friends and I were expecting, but we loved it there regardless. I had a very special birthday thanks to everyone!

Age 25 | United States

Great people!!

The staff is awesome at this place, even though we had messed up our reservation, they helped us with it. The night we arrived they were having an event, so it was easy to meet other people there, and the next day they had a barbecue (awesome!!). Also their location is excellent, it's just 3 min. walk from the ferry. By far the best hostel I stayed in my whole trip in Japan.

Age 28 | Mexico

Great culture and people

Backpackers Miyajima has a European feel in the center of Japan. People staying here and people manning the hostel are all very sociable and put on a lot of hostel events for you to get to meet everyone. I really liked Backpackers Miyajima after having a couple hostel experiences in Japan where it was much harder to meet other travelers in the Hostel. BM does a great job at a very good price and in a relaxed and natural way. I HIGHLY recommend staying at this hostel.

Age 26 | USA

Friendly hostel, great location

The location of this hostel is great for all those looking to go and spend some time on Miyajima Island. The people who work there are friendly and kind. They speak English perfectly. It has all the facilities for a comfortable stay.

Age 23 | South Africa


Hello, this is Backpackers Miyajima.
We have opend a BRAND-NEW friendly backpackers hostel on Nov, 2008.
And it's the PERFECT place for a trip to the world heritag of Miyajima.
It's about 10 min!!
We're looking forward to welcome you and feel relaxed and comfortable!

We are located in Miyajima-guchi. Right next to Miyajima island.
Only 10 min to UNESCO world hearitage of Miyajima which is famouse floating shrine.
4 min to JR Miyajimaguchi station.
3 min to street-car station.
Easy access to A-bomb Dome.
25 min to Down Town Hiroshima.
And easy access from Hiroshima station!!
-Swimming & BBQ at Miyajima island-
Backpackers Miyajima is the closest hostel to a beach in Hiroshima!!
Why don't you lay down on the beach and BBQ on the world heritage site Miyajima?
It takes 10 minutes to get to Miyajima Island by ferry, and the ferry is 1 minute walk from our hostel!
You can rent FREE BBQ stuff from us!!
Come and make your trip more fun!!!
Are you getting bored and tired of concrete Jungle?
Why don't you take a break, and have a relaxing time!!
There is a lot of nature around Backpackers Miyajima, including mountains, beach, hiking trails, bird watching, etc…
You can have fun at our hostel, heal, take rest, and be relaxed, also you can feel peaceful atmosphere here.
-Sea Kayak tour-
You can do Kayaking here, and go to Miyajima island!!
We are awared 'Top rated hostel' by in 2008!!
Thank you everybody!!
We will make sure our guests to have more fun!!
-Room Info-
All beds are new!!
Very clean and comfortable dormitory ,4 beds dorm and Japanese-style dorm(Futon on tatami mat) are on 2nd and 3rd floor with air conditioner and security lockers.
2nd floor is Mix Dormitry. 3rd floor is for female only.
But all floors will be Mix Dormitries in busy seasons!!

Useful coin laundry with dryer, kitchen and fridge.
FREE Wi-Fi on the lobby ( accepts iphone ),
Internet :20 min / 100Yen
Big lockers 1 per person, hot water machine, Iron and ironing board
3 very clean shower rooms (coin operated):5 min / 100yen (We set up water clean systems in our building, trying our hand at saving the earth)
Already 1 shower coin includes each staying day.
ALSO Beer and water vending machine!!

-About Staff-
We LOVE to meet new people!!
Our English speaking staff is very friendly and will help you in anyway they can.
Please ask anything to us. We will give good informations about sightseeing in Hiroshima and Japan.
We're looking forward to welcoming you and for you to feel relaxed and comfortable!

The reception is open 8AM to 11AM and 4PM to 10PM.
Check-in time is from 4PM to 10PM.
If you arrive at our hostel earlier, you can leave your luggage at left-luggage room.
The reception is closed after 11PM to 8AM.
Check-out is until 11:00.

Cash only accepted.(Credit Card will be accepted soon.)
At first please go to the reception and ask for a room or say your reservation´s name.
Then get a daily room-ticket from our vending machine next to the reception desk (accepts cash only) for the desired period of stay.
Extension of stay possible if room vacancies.
Finally please bring the ticket to the front desk and check-in.
We take a 1000 Yen deposit for every key handed out.
It will be refunded at check-out.

If you want to cancel your booking, please call us immediately!
Please be considerate of other travelers.
We hate having to charge cancellation fees to no-shows, but more than that, we hate having to turn the people away when we don't know whether a booking will show up or not.

-Cancellation fees-
We do take cancellation fees if you cancel…
On the day - 100%
1 day before on the day - 50%
2 days before on the day - 30%

Location and Contact


• -Location-
• N.B. We are located in Miyajima-guchi. Right next to Miyajima island.
• Only 10 min to UNESCO world hearitage of Miyajima which is famouse floating shrine.
• 4 min to JR Miyajimaguchi station.
• 3 min to street-car station.
• Easy access to A-bomb Dome.
• 25 min to Down Town Hiroshima.
• And easy access from Hiroshima station!!

Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel


City Tours

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby


Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Open Dates: November 2008

Reception Hours: 4PM to 10PM

Size: Large (60-100 beds)


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