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Guest house RICO is located in Wakayama, a 45-minute bus ride from Kansai International Airport. It offers simple yet stylish rooms and free WiFi. Guests can choose to stay in a Japanese-style room fitted with tatami (woven-floor) or dormitory rooms with bunk beds. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. There is a shared lounge at the property. Guests can make use of the free luggage storage service. Wakayama Marina City is 5.6 mi away. Shiotsu-kō is 6.8 mi from Guest house RICO, while Shimotsu-kō is 8.7 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Guesthouse RICO has been welcoming guests since Feb 3, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.4)

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Room Type
1 bunk bed
2 futon beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Wakayama
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  • Nathan
    It has a cool feel to it and the owner gave great recommendations. Bunk room was nice and glad we get small discount on the sento close by
  • Alex
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Best hostel over ever stayed in. So clean, SUPER cool common space, stocked kitchen, big rooms, nice and communicative staff, and bathrooms with everything you need.
  • Maricris
    I loved everything about the guesthouse… the staffs are so kind and approachable. The place was nice too.. Thank you for letting us stay😊❤️
  • Eric
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything. It was a beautiful hostel. Cozy vibes and very cycling friendly
  • Taylor
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    the ethnic is wonderful. you can tell they’ve thought about a lot of things and they’ve done their best to make everything as convenient and work as smoothly as possible. The shared kitchen is awesome with lots of books. The elevator runs quickly....
  • Georgina
    My stay at guesthouse RICO was great. The dormitory was clean and comfortable. I enjoyed using the kitchen and coworking space. The cheesecake is very good too!
  • Zoey
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very hospitable owner, adorable property, and great common area to hang out with a coffee or drink!
  • Thanh
    Renovation from 50-year appartment to modern mixed tradition guesthouse
  • Markens
    Hong KongHong Kong
    Very nice place with lots of charm and character, vintage look, good vibes, nice staff, nice dorm not cramped. Loved this hostel.
  • Arry
    Truly like family place, we can connect with a lot of new friend

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi! do u provide luggage storage service?

    Hi! If you mean you would like to store your luggage before check-in & after check-out, we provide luggage storage. . Does my answer make sense?
    Answered on 22 February 2023
  • こんにちは。今日から、一泊の予約をしたいのですが、予約サイトにチェックイン時に現金で支払うことができると書いていても、予約を完了するにはクレジットカード番号の入力必要があります。 事前の予約なしに、今日の午後5時〜午後6時頃直接ゲストハウスに来ることは可能ですか?

    Answered on 22 April 2021
  • Hi, I want to book double room w/ private bathroom. Is there a bidet or automatic toilet? Does it have own kitchen? What is the nearest train station?

    Hi. There is not bidet or automatic toilet in the double room with private bathroom. There is only one bidet toilet in the shared area. In that's ro..
    Answered on 14 May 2023
  • Free Parking available?

    No. We don't have fee parking. There are any coin-parking near by for 300 or 400 yen per day.
    Answered on 30 July 2022
  • Is the quadruple room equipped with private bathroom including toilet , not sharing with other guests?

    A toilet and a shower room are located indoors. Washstands are shared.
    Answered on 2 August 2023
  • Hello do you have 2 Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom for 31st night ?

    Sorry, we don't have 2 Quadruple Room. We have just a room for max 10 people.
    Answered on 30 July 2022
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Managed by Takashi Miyahara & Mari Tachibana

Company review score: 9.5Based on 340 reviews from 1 property
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Property info

A 20-minute walk from JR Wakayama Station, Guesthouse RICO offers dormitory-style and private rooms with free Wi-Fi. The guesthouse was renovated from an old apartment building situated in the street where is known as a wholesale district for a long time. The reception and lounge are on the 1st floor while the guestrooms are on the 5th floor. Featuring warm hardwood walls & floors and old furniture, the lounge is a relaxing space for not only staying guests but also local people. It serves western-style breakfast in the morning, and opens as a bar at night. Guests can choose to stay in private double rooms or in dormitory-style rooms. There are both western style dormitories with bunk beds, and Japanese-style dormitories where guests sleep on tatami-matted floors. All guestrooms have air conditioning. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. The guesthouse is conveniently located within walking distance to Wakayama Castle and many other sightseeing spots. It is a perfect base for touring the city.

Languages Spoken


Area info *

Amenities of Guesthouse RICO
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules

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From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Guesthouse RICO accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note, additional fees apply for late check-in after 22:00. Please contact the property directly for details.

License number: 和歌山市指令保生第3888号

FAQs about Guesthouse RICO

  • Guesthouse RICO is 1,000 feet from the center of Wakayama. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Guesthouse RICO include:

    • Bed in Dorm
    • Twin
    • Double
    • Family
    • Quad

  • The prices at Guesthouse RICO may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Guesthouse RICO is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guesthouse RICO offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental