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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 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

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Guest reviews


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High score for Himeji
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  • Ella
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Really cosy hostel located close to the castle. I loved the design of the dorm room. The place was very clean.
  • Iara
    Brazil Brazil
    The location is amazing, the owner is so much fun!
  • Olivia
    Australia Australia
    Amazing location on the main shopping street and only 5 minutes walk from Himeji Castle. The staff were very friendly and helpful, there was lots of information provided for sightseeing and eating out options for the area. Dorm bed was very...

Property surroundings

Facilities of Himeji 588 Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • 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
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

Property practices

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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 8 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 8 and older are allowed)


When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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.

Shower is available from 16:00-24:00/ 07:00-09:45 only. not in daytime.

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.

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.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00.

License number: 姫保70059168

FAQs about Himeji 588 Guest House

  • Room options at Himeji 588 Guest House include:

    • Bed in Dormitory
    • Twin

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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.