The price is right, which draws many backpackers to this hostel. Me included. I stayed in the men's dorm room, which is made up of capsule-like bed spaces separated by thin, wooden walls. Sheets hang at the front for "privacy", however, you can hear every sound in the room. It's lights out at midnight, which is the earliest you can hope to get to bed. People are in and out making a lot of noise at all hours.
While I saw an a/c unit, it was rarely on. And even when it was, it was still hot. Fans are scattered about, but mainly pointed at the staff bunks. The hostel is cleanish. They wash and dry the bedding, but I watched (on multiple occasions) as they dumped the clean bedding onto the dirty floor to be folded. In general, I felt the staff was more interested in playing video games, drinking, and watching shows on their laptops than interesting with or helping guests.
Pros: I met a lot of cool travelers there and we did stuff together. They have free wifi and outlets in each bed pod. No bed bugs. Cameras helped maintain a certain level of security. There is a nice kitchen available to use. It's cheap. Location isn't bad.
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- Also Known As:
- Guesthouse Kerama Naha, Okinawa Prefecture