Hostels in Himeji, Japan

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Get to know Himeji (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Himeji. To help you make friends with Himeji before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Himeji is one of Japan's historical and cultural destinations, famous for Himeji Castle -- the three-tiered feudal castle and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions include the nearby Kokoen Garden and Mount Shosha, a mountain temple as seen in the Hollywood movie, "The Last Samurai."

If you are on a cultural trail in Japan, Himeji should be one of your stops. It is close to other major cities like Kobe, Osaka, and Kyoto, hence it is not hard to include Himeji in your itinerary. A popular destination for both local and international tourists, Himeji has plenty of young foreigners residing in the city -- mostly English teachers. Traveling here will be breeze even if you come solo. You can find English teachers mostly working in restaurants and pubs happy to help you in your travels, since most Himeji locals cannot speak English.

Himeji is more rural and you can see small plots of rice fields, especially in the outskirts of the city centre. It is a small city and less chaotic compared to other major cities, making it a great place to walk around and savor authentic Japanese travel experience. For one, there are still more Japanese houses with traditional architecture in the city.

Luckily for backpackers or budget-conscious travelers, there are Himeji hostels and guesthouses available in this city of Hyogo Prefecture. These accommodations are traditional Japanese homes -- a fun way to experience Japanese way of living. From the futon bed to sliding doors, staying in these Himeji hostels and guesthouses just give you a more authentic experience. The good thing about hostels in Himeji is that they are close to train stations; some as close as few minutes of walking from Himeji stations. Other Himeji hostels are near attractions like the Himeji Castle, as well as shopping and dining areas. Take note that these accommodations and hostels in Himeji mostly accept cash; it's a good idea to call in advance to find out if they accept card or cash.

Written by local enthusiast for Himeji hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Himeji hostels vcaulin

FAQ about Himeji Hostels

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ONE HOSTEL Himeji is the best rated hostel for partying in Himeji.

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Your Packing List for Himeji

Your Packing List for Himeji

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Himeji Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Himeji, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$23 Average dorm price
$23 Cheapest hostel in Himeji
ONE HOSTEL Himeji is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Himeji
ONE HOSTEL Himeji is the best rated
6.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Ayabe (73 Km / 46 mi.)
Osaka (75 Km / 46 mi.)

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