Private Room
4.2Overall Score

Our last stop in Japan was a comfortable one in Hana Hostel, Hiroshima. Located close to the main train station, it was just a quick walk with our backpacks before we were lounging under air conditioning in a private room with our first private bathroom!

It did take the receptionist a few minutes to find our reservation, which we’d made through, and we’re not entirely sure if it was there or not considering that we had originally booked a shared four-person room. Either way, we were upgraded to the Japanese-style private room for less than we’d planned to pay so it all worked out.

Being so close to the train and street car stations allowed us to explore in and outside the downtown area of Hiroshima easily during our short and final stay in Japan. Here’s what we thought of Hana Hostel in Hiroshima.

Hana Hostel in Hiroshima

Private Room:

We were given a Japanese-style private room with fold-out mattresses, television, air-conditioning, private toilet, separate sink space and plenty of extra room. Being so close to the train tacks, there was a good bit of noise with frequent traffic, but we both slept through it easily enough and for all we knew they could have stopped running at a certain time. Britnee was comfortable on the fold-out mattresses and while I needed a little extra padding, they provided extra fold-out mattresses in our closet. The room was spotlessly clean as was our toilet and we had a solid WiFi connection in our second-floor room.


Our stay was so short that out of all they provided, we only really used the two spacious, private showers located on the first floor. There was also a large kitchen full of all the appliances you’d need to cook for yourself, but all we used in there was the water purifier to fill up our bottles. Next to the kitchen was a good sized lounge that had couches, a computer, vending machine, books and even a guitar which we heard being skillfully strummed on occasion. The reception staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, giving us directions to great local food just around the corner and an Irish pub downtown. Coin laundry and a strong WiFi connection was also available.

Hana Hostel in Hiroshima


The original price we had planned to pay was 9,600 yen/total for two nights in a four-person room. When we checked in we were given a private twin room instead for the same price so we got more than we were expecting for the price. Not sure how that came about but we’re not complaining.


Hana Hostel in Hiroshima felt pretty much close to everything thanks to the railway and street car. Just a two minute walk and we were riding the street car to any stop for 160 yen or the JR line further afield to Miyajima. If you’re a baseball fan you’d also be just a short walk from Mazda Baseball Stadium where the local team, the Hiroshima Carp play, (we wanted to see a game but didn’t get lucky with the schedule during our short stop).


About The Author

Britnee traveled around the world with her husband on a shoestring budget for a year. A few of her favorite destinations include Scotland's Isle of Skye, Chile's Torres del Paine, Bolivia's Salt Flats and Nepal's Annapurna Circuit.

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