Once again, I must restate my love for J Hoppers in Hiroshima, perfectly located only 5 minutes from the Peace Memorial Museum. Once again, it was super clean, the staff was great, and the room was under 25 euros. To get from the JR Hoopers Hostel from the train station you catch the tram and get off at Dobashi, which is 1 minute from the hostel.
We stayed in this ryokan in August 2010. It is located on Miyajima Island, a spectacular site where nature and animals come together in a unique setting. We chose the Japanese style room to experience the feeling of sleeping on the floor on a futon. The site is very cool, and dinner was served in the room with a bunch of Japanese delicacies. The only bad thing is that the sheets were a little bit dirty. It is an experience that I recommend to anyone visiting Japan, do not stay at this place but staying in a typical ryokan there.
If you're looking for a place to stay on a tight budget in Hiroshima, Japan the Hiroshima Hana Hostel is a great option. The hostel is approximately a 5 minute walk from JR Hiroshima Station. You can get a double room from 30 euros per person. The rooms are either Japanese or Western style. You can rent bikes for less than 5 euros a day. A washing machine and dryer. Sheets are provided but not towels. I do not remember how much it cost us, I think less than 1 euro. A recommended site.
Miyajima, despite being in almost every Japanese tourism circuits (it is a holy island), is strikingly out of most pre-made paths Cathay style sold from Spain. This is good for the intrepid independent tourist visit as it allows real gems at prices far below what they should be. In this case, Miyajima is mandatory to stay in a ryokan, or traditional Japanese hotel. This was the easiest for us to book because it was in one of our tourist books from Spain. The hotel is an experience for the senses as the photos show. You sleep on a futon, you have to put the kimono regulatory and before dinner you have to take a bath in the sauna and hot springs. The dinner table is petite and put you gotten all the delights and Japanese cuisine imagine (some too exotic for the odd palate). Breakfast can be either Japanese or Western. For the daring, Japanese sushi and tofu is which after a 100% Japanese dining can be difficult. Yes, he's hot. If you go to Japan and not staying in one of these hotels, you're missing the best experience of all.
Another surprise that brought us the lovely island of Miyajima, was that we stayed in a traditional Japanese hotel called Bekkan Kinsui-Kan. We had traditional Japanese dining, to which they come dressed in yukata. We had a great time, and dinner was kaiseki style that is great for the senses. Before dinner, we asked for a shiatsu massage. The massage was done by two elderly women, but with great power in their hands. In no time we played, applied their technique on clothing and scarves to not touch us. They stretched every muscle of the body. It was painful, but the next day we felt very relaxed and energized. The rooms were fun, as everything was designed like traditional Japanese houses. The chairs and tables were without legs and on the floor, futon beds and tatami. Also there was a Japanese hot tub for a bath. If you go to Japan, do not think twice and try at least the ryokan experience.
Clean and comfortable, the Sansui Ryokkan is a traditional boarding house especially recommended for its excellent location. It's not in the centre, but it's a five minute walk from the Peace Park, a convenient location for visiting the island of Miyajima and the famous shrine of Itsukushima. Breakfast costs extra, and must be ordered the day before. It has shared bathrooms. The rooms have Japanese TV channels, and be aware that in winter, like in all hostels in this category, there is no heating. The owner is very friendly and does his best to speak English. Directions: the number two tram from the station (for Miyajima-guchi), get off at Koami-cho. It's just around the corner from the stop.
The Comfort Hotel Hiroshima is near the Hiroshima Peace Park and in front of the tram station. The hotel is only a few minutes from shopping centers, cocktail bars, and restaurants. There are 282 reasonably-priced rooms, all featuring free internet, refrigerators, AC, and TV. There is also a continental breakfast and laundry service available.
At Jal City Hiroshima Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan is where you'll find this lovely little place in the 7-14 Kaminobori-Cho, Naka-Ku. There are non-smoking rooms with air conditioning, hair dryer, ironing board, minibar, cable TV to guests. It has a restaurant and business center. It's a three star hotel.
The Comfort Hotel Hiroshima Otema is located at 379 Otemachi Naka Ku in Hiroshima, Japan, near shopping and nightlife areas with many shops and restaurants. It offers a continental breakfast and free coffee in the reception area. All rooms have wi-fi internet.
The Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima is in the popular Japanese city of the same name, close to the Peace Memorial Museum, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art. Just a few minutes away you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of restaurants where you can enjoy the best of the local cuisine. Inside the hotel we can find a fully equipped gym as well as Business center services.
The Sleep Inn FukuyamaHotel is in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, in Japan. The Hiroshima Peace Park is 100 miles west. The Miyajima Shrine is 120 kilometers west. The Industrial park is about 10 miles east. The Tenmaya mall is 1.7 miles to the east. There's free internet service in all rooms.
The advantages of this hotel include its good location (not far from the Peace Park) and sensational views, both from the rooms and the dining room where breakfast is served (if you're lucky enough to get a table beside a window). Of course, it has some flaws - the air conditioning system is old, and doesn't work perfectly. There are only two lifts, so you'll often have to wait for a while. But the price is right!
A very central hostel in the city of Hiroshima. A 10 minute walk to the A-Bomb Dome, with single rooms with a shared bathroom and shower, for about 20 euros a person. Clean and quiet, with nice staff. Well-connected, with several convenience stores nearby.