16 INCREDIBLE Hostels in Hiroshima (2019 • Insider Guide!)

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Hiroshima is best known as the location of the first atomic bombing in August, 1945. But since then, the city has been rebuilt, and has come back strong to be one of the cultural highlights of Japan, and a must-visit city.

But the hostel scene is still new, so I wrote this list of the best hostels in Hiroshima to help you pick the hostel that best-suits your travel needs so you can book with ease and focus on traveling like a boss!

I’ve organized the hostels into different categories, so you can find what you are interested in (sleeping, partying, saving money, etc) and get to exploring this amazing city when backpacking Japan.

Let’s look at the best hostels in Hiroshima!

 

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tbb2-table__image Overall Best Hostel in HiroshimaOverall Best Hostel in HiroshimaK’s House

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in HiroshimaBest Hostel for Solo Travellers in HiroshimaGuest House Roku

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tbb2-table__image Best Cheap Hostel in HiroshimaBest Cheap Hostel in HiroshimaThe Evergreen Hostel

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Couples in HiroshimaBest Hostel for Couples in Hiroshima36Hostel

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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostel in HiroshimaBest Party Hostel in HiroshimaHiroshima Hostel EN

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in HiroshimaBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in HiroshimaJ-Hoppers

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Best Hostels in Hiroshima

The Broke Backpacker’s Ultimate Guide to the Best Hostels in Hiroshima

 

The 16 Best Hostels in Hiroshima

 

Overall Best Hostel in Hiroshima – K’s House

K's House best hostels in Hiroshima

K’s House is one of the best hostels in Hiroshima

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– Self Catering Facilities

– Laundry Facilities

– Free Tea & Coffee

The best hostel in Hiroshima in 2019 is K’s House. As a multi-award winning youth hostel in Hiroshima K’s House has it all; comfy beds, a chilled out vibe and super friendly staff. The best place to meet other backpackers is up on their sunny rooftop terrace; with tonnes of board games available you’ll have no worries breaking the ice. The K’s House team offer guests free tea and coffee throughout the day and WiFi is available all through the building. K’s House is a highly recommend hostel in Hiroshima so book early to avoid disappointment!

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Hiroshima – Guest House Roku

Guest House Roku best hostels in Hiroshima

Guest House Roku is our pick for one of the best hostel in Hiroshima and one of the best hostels for solo travelers

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– Bar & Cafe Onsite

– Free Luggage Storage

– Laundry Facilities

As the best hostel for solo travellers in Hiroshima Guest House Roku makes meeting new friends super easy. They even have their own cafe and bar meaning you don’t even have to leave the building to find new peeps to hang out with. The Roku decor is dead cute, making it a close contender for the coolest hostel in Hiroshima. The smiling and cheerful Roku staff are always more than happy to give directions and travel tips. Roku’s is just a few minutes away from Hiroshima Castle, a must-visit while in town.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Hiroshima – The Evergreen Hostel

The Evergreen Hostel best hostels in Hiroshima

The Evergreen Hostel is one of the best cheap hostels in Hiroshima for solo travelers

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– Self Catering Facilities

– Cafe Onsite

– Laundry Facilities

Evergreen is the best cheap hostel in Hiroshima, not only do they have all the amenities you could need but it’s right in the heart of the city meaning no taxis are needed! Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome are just 3-minutes away on foot and there are tonnes of authentic Japanese restaurants right outside their door. As the best budget hostel in Hiroshima Evergreen offers sturdy and creak-free bunk beds in their dorms; big bonus! It goes without saying that in true Japanese style Evergreen is immaculately clean and tidy.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Hiroshima – 36Hostel

36Hostel best hostels in Hiroshima

A great budget hostel, 36Hostel is one of the best hostels in Hiroshima for couples

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– Basic Self Catering Facilities

– Luggage Storage

– Free Toiletries

36Hostel is easily the best hostel for couples in Hiroshima, offering cosy private double rooms with plenty of space to spread out. 36Hostel is a top hostel in Hiroshima, the decor is on point as is the hostel’s vibe as a whole. Super chilled out and modern too, 36Hostel is perfect for couples wanting to escape the dorms but still be super sociable. The common room is filled with books, a wordsmith’s paradise! Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Castle are both within a 20-minute walk of 36Hostel’s front door, grab one of the free city maps on your way out.

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Best Party Hostel in Hiroshima – Hiroshima Hostel EN

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Hiroshima Hostel EN is a great party hostel in Hirohsima

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– Bar & Cafe Onsite

– Laundry Facilities

– Late Check-Out

EN is easily the best party hostel in Hiroshima, with their own sake bar onsite and a free welcome drink for all who stay you’re in for a good time here. EN’s dorm rooms offer travellers the chance to experience authentic Japanese living by offering futons to sleep on. They’ve been proven to help improve posture and reduce back pain; worth a shot! EN’s bar is super well stocked, why not try some craft beer from Kure or wine from Miyoshi? EN is a brilliant Hiroshima backpackers hostel for travellers keen to experience Japan’s drinking culture.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Hiroshima – J-Hoppers

J-Hoppers best hostels in Hiroshima

J-Hoppers is a top youth hostel in Hiroshima and great for Digital Nomads

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– Self Catering Facilities

– Laundry Facilities

– Free Tea and Coffee

The best hostel for digital nomads in Hiroshima is J-Hoppers, it’s perfect for travellers who work on the road. J-Hoppers is a highly recommended hostel in Hiroshima because their staff are incredibly helpful and welcoming. Digital nomads will be pleased to hear J-Hoppers offers free tea and coffee throughout the day, super-fast WiFi all over the building and tech bits and bobs to borrow too. The dorms are spacious and each bed has its own power socket and mini locker. When the work gets too much, don’t worry, there’s cold beer in the vending machine!

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More Best Hostels in Hiroshima

 

Santiago Guesthouse

Santiago Guesthouse best hostels in Hiroshima

Santiago Guesthouse is a great budget hostel in Hiroshima

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– Self Catering Facilities

– Laundry Facilities

– Storage Lockers

Santiago Guesthouse is a top budget hostel in Hiroshima. Modern and clean cut, Santiago Guesthouse is a super popular hostel in Hiroshima. Santiago Guesthouse can be found right in the heart of Hiroshima’s city centre, everything on the tourist hit list is within a short walking distance. The common room is cosy and welcoming, there’s almost always someone in there to hang out with. One major bonus of Santiago Guesthouse is that their WiFi reaches every nook in the building and they have free coffee for guests too.

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Akicafe Inn Guesthouse

Akicafe Inn Guesthouse best hostels in Hiroshima

Akicafe Inn Guesthouse is a well reviewed backpacker hostel in Hiroshima

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– Self Catering Facilities

– Games Consoles

– Free Tea & Coffee

Akicafe Inn is a highly recommended hostel in Hiroshima, everyone leaves their humble abode happy that’s for sure. When you’re not out exploring Hiroshima’s historical streets you can hang out in the chilled out common room and play on their retro games consoles. Be sure to make the most of their free coffee machine, once you’ve figured out how to work it! The Akicafe Inn team know Hiroshima like the back of their hand and are only too happy to share their local insights with their guests.

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Omotenashi Hostel

Omotenashi Hostel best hostels in Hiroshima

A top cheap hostel in Hiroshima

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– Laundry Facilities

– Vending Machines

– Late Check-Out

Omotenashi is a top hostel in Hiroshima and perfect for travellers looking to head to Miyajima Island once they’ve finished here. There is a hotel feel to Omotenashi in places, rather than dorm rooms they offer guests beds in partitioned micro-rooms. It sounds odd but it works. As a popular Hiroshima backpackers hostel Omotenashi offers guest board games galore and a laid-back environment in which to meet and mingle with others who are staying. It’s a great hostel for solo travellers or backpackers keen to find a new crew.

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Hostel Mallika

Hostel Mallika best hostels in Hiroshima

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– Self Catering Facilities

– Laundry Facilities

– Free Tea & Coffee

Mallika is a little known Hiroshima backpackers hostel that is just 400m for Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Mallika is a small and cosy hostel, perfect for those who are looking for a calm and quiet bed for the night. Not only is WiFi available throughout Hostel Mallika but each bed comes with its own reading light and plug sockets so you can stay connected 24/7 if you wish. To sweeten the deal further, Hostel Mallika offers free toiletries too.

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Hiroshima Hana Hostel

Hiroshima Hana Hostel best hostels in Hiroshima

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– Cafe Onsite

– Luggage Storage

– Laundry Facilities

Hana was a close contender for best hostel in Hiroshima in 2019, especially for couples. They, in fact, have more private rooms than they do dorms but that doesn’t take away from the friendly and welcoming vibe of the place. If you stay at any K’s House hostel or Hana hostel while in Japan be sure to let the team know as they offer a discount on every third night you stay. Their guest kitchen is perfect for those who want to try their hand at cooking up some authentic Japanese dishes, ask the team for their cooking tips, they’re keen to help.

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Guesthouse Hiroshima Mange Tak

Guesthouse Hiroshima Mange Tak best hostels in Hiroshima

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– Bar & Cafe Onsite

– Laundry Facilities

– Outdoor Terrace

Uber modern and super stylish Mange Tak is probably the coolest hostel in Hiroshima in terms of design. Incorporating classic Japanese design features with Northern Europen influences Mange Tak is a brilliant youth hostel in Hiroshima. Mange Tak is one of the best hostels for digital nomads in Hiroshima, they serve a cracking coffee in their own little cafe and super fast WiFi is free and unlimited. The outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to find your hostel mates of an evening.

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Guest House Com Inn

Guest House Com Inn best hostels in Hiroshima

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– Cafe Onsite

– Laundry Facilities

– Late Check-Out

Com Inn is a little known but top youth hostel in Hiroshima, perfect for couples and small groups as they only offer private rooms. They have private twin and double rooms and a dorm style room that can sleep up to four travellers at a time. Com Inn has its own cute little cafe complete with WiFi access. Com Inn is close to Yokogawa station from which you can connect to Miyajima and Iwakuni; the logical next stops after Hiroshima. The staff are super friendly and will go above and beyond to please their guests, every time!

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Hostel & Cafe Bar Backpackers Miyajima

Hostel & Cafe Bar Backpackers Miyajima best hostels in Hiroshima

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– Bar & Cafe Onsite

– Self Catering Facilities

– Laundry Facilities

Backpackers Miyajima is a little way out from Hiroshima city centre but well worth a visit once you’ve finished in the historical city. Backpackers Miyajima is a highly recommend hostel in Hiroshima region and have a really cool little bar and cafe on the ground floor. The staff are happy and bubbly, keen to help backpackers maximise their time in Japan. Backpackers Miyajima is only a 10-minute walk from the UNESCO world heritage Miyajima floating shrine; an incredible spot and a serious must-visit!

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Kyoubashi Ryokan

Kyoubashi Ryokan best hostels in Hiroshima

– $$$

– Air Conditioning

– Late Check-Out

– Free WiFi

Kyobashi Ryokan is a simple, humble backpackers hostel in Hiroshima. It would be inaccurate to describe Kyobashi Ryokan as the best hostel in Hiroshima in 2019 as its definitely more of a guesthouse. They have private rooms only but cater for backpackers seeking traditional Japanese hospitality. The Kyobashi Ryokan team will be the first to admit their English isn’t top notch but they are welcoming, friendly and super accommodating; what more could you want, really?

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Ikawa Ryokan

Ikawa Ryokan best hostels in Hiroshima

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– Swimming Pool

– Luggage Storage

– Tours & Travel Desk

Ikawa Ryokan is one of the best hostels in Hiroshima for couples or for those travelling with their crew. To be fair, Ikawa Ryokan is more of a guesthouse than a hostel. If you’re coming to Hiroshima for just a night or two and need a quiet place to stay Ikawa Ryokan is pretty perfect. Shukkeien Gardens are just a short distance from Ikawa Ryokan and the English speaking staff would be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

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Why you should travel to Hiroshima

The hostel scene in Hiroshima is small, and a bit pricey, but the best hostels in Hiroshima are worth it as they provide security and value, so you can comfortable explore Hiroshima.

And remember, if you can’t decide which of the best hostels to book, we recommend K’s House!

K's House best hostels in Hiroshima

 

Travel Safety Tips for Hiroshima

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More Epic Hostels in Japan and Asia

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Hiroshima.

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Hiroshima has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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