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Located on a lively traditional shopping arcade, Himeji 588 Guest House features affordable Japanese-style accommodations. Free WiFi is available and guests can watch DVDs on the flat-screen TV in the shared lounge. JR Himeji Train Station is a 10-minute walk away. Guest House Himeji 588 is a 5-minute walk from Himeji Castle and Koko-en Garden. Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple is a 15-minute drive away. Guests can choose to stay in dormitory-style rooms or private rooms. Private rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring and Japanese futon bedding. Dormitory rooms are fitted with bunk beds. Bathrooms and toilets are shared for all rooms. Toiletries are offered for free and towels are available at an extra charge. Free coffee and tea are offered at 588 Himeji's shared lounge. A coin-launderette and luggage storage are available.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Himeji 588 Guest House has been welcoming guests since 24 Apr 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)


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Guest reviews


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  • Hira
    It is located right in the shopping district, so the connectivity was nice! The staff were nice, kind and helpful.
  • Benjamin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice atmosphere and very close to Himeji castle and located on the main shopping street which was nice.
  • Gabriele
    Everything was clean and the place is very cute. Great position between the station and the castle.
  • May
    I loved the owner, she is so friendly and made you feel very welcome. The beds were comfortable and there was enough space for luggage. The location was great to explore Himeji
  • Walter
    Friendly and informative host. Got some good information for local events.
  • Sebastian
    The host is so nice you automatically feel at home. Perfect location between train station and the castle.
  • Tien
    Very close to the Himeji Castle. Friendly staff with nice recommendations for breakfast.
  • Ole
    Amazing staff and very friendly people overall. I had a very good time, and it’s right by the castle.
  • Satomi
    The owner Kyoko-san is a super nice and kind lady! I only knew the Himeji Castle but she told me where to go & what to eat and I did all of them and everything was awesome. I ended up extending my stay and had a great time in Himeji! The...
  • Megan
    Super friendly owner is really helpful. Small hostel but has what you need.

Property questions and answers
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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    sheets is included but not towel. rental towel is JPY100.
    Answered on 21 October 2022
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    If you want to use the lockers, yes, you need the lock.
    Answered on 2 April 2023
  • Hi! Do you accept late check in? Like midnight check in? Thanks!

    No, we are sorry. check in is until 21:00 and maxium is until 22:00 with extra fee. thank you!
    Answered on 21 October 2022
  • Are you able to look after luggage after check-out? Thanks

    Depend on the day. If it is high-season, or special day for daytime-cafe day, you cannot. so please ask in advance. (anyway we are not guarantee for..
    Answered on 2 April 2023
  • Although check-in is only at 4pm, is it possible to come and leave our bags at the property earlier in the day so that we may go sight-seeing without ..

    Yes you may. after 10am, you can drop your luggage at house but, there are no gurantee for safety(beacause we are in/out of the house ) but at least ..
    Answered on 2 April 2023
  • Is there space to store a bike for one night?

    you can park in front of the guesthouse or you can bike backyard (you need to carry the bike throught guesthouse) but backyard is also outside. No ro..
    Answered on 2 April 2023
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Facilities of Himeji 588 Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Linen
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Himeji 588 Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 to 21:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 4 years are welcome.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 4 and older are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa JCB Cash Himeji 588 Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

A deposit may be required for reservations where guests are staying multiple consecutive nights. The property will contact guests after booking. Guests must make the payment within the instructed date or guest reservations may be cancelled.

When booking for either 2 consecutive nights/4 persons or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply. The property will contact you for payment instructions after the booking is made.

Please be advised that the property is closed from 10:00 until 16:00 daily for cleaning.

Reception is open between the following hours: 08:00-10:00, 16:00-21:00.
A surcharge of 1,500 JPY per hour, per group applies for arrivals after check-in hours. Late check-in is available until 22:00. All requests for late arrival are subject to confirmation by the property. If there is no notice of late check-in by 21:00, the reservation will be considered as a no-show.

Please note, the common lounge is available until 23:00.

Please inform Himeji 588 Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Himeji 588 Guest House

  • Himeji 588 Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Himeji 588 Guest House is 1.3 miles from the centre of Himeji. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Himeji 588 Guest House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The prices at Himeji 588 Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.