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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The hostel host was fantastic and knew everything about the island, so ask her if you want any tips or have any questions. Great location, close to supermarkets and souvenir shops and bus stops, as well as Miyanoura Port. Everything stops running on the island at around 6pm for hikes, so I found that most people at the hostel (including...

Thank abnormuhl
Mitsuru S, オーナー at Yakushima Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and the great review! we are really glad that you had great time in the island and with us! The island life is just different as 'city' life. go to bed earlier than usual then up earlier than usual. You definitely has a healthy life ;) We hope you could come back here the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This is the best youth hostel I've stayed at in my time in Japan. The location is very convenient, less than ten minutes walk from Miyanoura Port and five minutes from a supermarket, tourist centre and bus stops. The price, at ¥3,600 for non Youth Hostel Association members, is more expensive than other hostels across Japan, but the facilities are...

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YakushimaYouthHostel, マネージャー at Yakushima Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and the nice review. we are glad you enjoyed staying with us :) There is no reason to not have some beer in our kitchen :p haha Summer is the best season enjoy some beer at our terrace ! Hope you have a chance to come back the island to explore it more one...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a basic, no frills hostel very close to Miyanoura Port and the bus station. I really liked this hostel because the staff member, Shuko, was extremely helpful. She spent a lot of time looking at maps and bus timetables with me and telling me which hiking routes were the best for the things I wanted to see. She...

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yakushimayakushima, マネージャー at Yakushima Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and the great review ! We are very happy that you had great time in Yakushima. I am glad I had enough time to give you some travel tips :) about the electrical sockets in the dorm rooms , there is a electrical sockets on each bed and it has 2 sockets and USB...

Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This is a brilliant place to stay in Miyanoura. It's probably the best hostel I have stayed in whilst travelling for 8 weeks in Japan. The staff are wonderful and really work hard to make this a great place to stay. It's spotlessly clean, and really comfortable. The dorm rooms are spacious with just four beds, then a large tatami...

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yakushimayakushima, マネージャー at Yakushima Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying us and wonderful review!!! We are so glad you had great time in the island and our hostel! Its shame we didn't have much time to talk!:p Hope you come back here in different season and explore the island more! safe and enjoy your traveling!!!

Reviewed 5 May 2015

The location of the youth hostel is great, its very clean and spacious (doesn't feel too cramped), but above all the lady at the front was one of the most helpful Ive met. she was friendly and really wanted to help everyone around and promote the island. She led us to some places rarely seen and visited by people and...

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yakushimayakushima, マネージャー at Yakushima Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and the great review!!! We are glad you had great time in Yakushima :) Thank you for the big compliment ! I enjoyed talking with all of you :) I m working here for 2016 too so if you have time please come back and explore the island !!!

Reviewed 11 June 2014

I was so pleased with this hostel, good location 5 min walk from the port, really clean rooms, and lovely staff! It is a bit expensive, especially for dorms. But it seems the whole of yakushima is expensive, I believe it's the cheapest accomdation on the island. Beautiful terrace overlooking the harbour, a selection of restaurants nearby. Highly recomend!

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Located just at the harbour where most ferries arrive, the Portside Youth Hostel is quite conveniently located. We had our stay pre-booked, and were shown the ropes by the friendly owner, who also explained the bus system and timetable (who he has very helpfully printed on A4 sheets). He also had hiking suggestions and was super-helpful! Rooms are big and...

1Thank Robin B
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Arriving to Yakushima, this is probably the most visited guesthouse, however in my opinion it is better to move along the coast to a smaller city or village to get much cheaper rates and even better sleep. MPYH is simple, clean, but no thrill as well. 3-4* The owner has good info and great english, but it is better to...

1Thank czhunty
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Great Place! Quiet, clean and great information about hiking in the mountains. the Ofuro is especially awesome after hiking. It is a bit quiet after hours but then again you'll be so tired from hiking/cycling/running around and/or generally enjoying the island that you won't care. But if you did there's some nice izakaya down the road too!

1Thank momo j
Kyoto, Japan
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Having stayed at YH Miyanoura once before, there was no question about our choice when we returned to Yakushima for a second visit. The hostel is clean, well equipped and the manager is friendly and helpful. The hostel is only a short walk from the port with a nearby bus stop. Rooms are spacious and light, and the ofuro style...

1Thank Natalie H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 10 min walk from Miyanoura Port, the gate to World Natural Heritage Yakushima Island. 3 min walk to bus stop for Shiratani Unsuikyo, Nagata beach, Yakusugi cedar land and more. The hostel is convenient and cozy with free Wi-Fi. Staff can help you in English. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yakushima Youth Hostel

Address: 278-2 Miyanoura, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4205, Kagoshima Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kagoshima Prefecture > Yakushima > Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho
Price Range: $41 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“the hostel is by the port so you can hear the boats arriving in all rooms. Don't let is deter you!”
Mish_H50, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Traveling in a group of 3, we opted for a private room having stayed in a dorm beforehand. Though the dorm we had before did have lockers, it's that little extra privacy and security of locking your room door as the front doors are not locked.”
NatalieH172, 17 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Seeping on the tatami is far more comfortable than in the bunk beds.”
MikeJBee, 3 Feb 2013 | Read review
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