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Best Ishigaki hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Ishigaki hostel

Opting to stay in a hostel in Ishigaki is a great way for travelers to meet other people with whom to explore this celebrated island. Considerably cheaper than many of the hotel options in the region, many hostels here offer similar amenities to more upscale accommodations (e.g., in-room TVs, luggage storage rooms or lockers, and bike rentals) and a far friendlier atmosphere to chat with fellow guests.
Several hostels in Ishigaki are concentrated in the Misaki Cho neighborhood, which is handy for travelers wanting to visit the Yaeyama Museum and the downtown areas. Guests wishing to cook or prepare their own meals at a hostel with a community kitchen, such as Sky Cucule Ishigakijima, will also find themselves close to many shopping malls and supermarkets. This district is also ideally situated for visiting the port and local beaches, with several beaches being around a 10 min walk away, and others, like Sukuji Beach, around 13 mi away, for which a short taxi ride is suitable.
When looking for a hostel in Ishigaki, it is useful to know that you will usually have a choice between Western-style and Japanese-style accommodations. Hostels like Minshuku Rakutenya and Minshuku Zabaru have twin rooms furnished with standard single beds, or Japanese rooms with tatami mats and futon beds. At Sky Cucule Ishigakijima, however, all the beds are futons, so anyone who is uncomfortable sleeping close to the floor might be wise to opt for another type of accommodation.
Female travelers who wish to stay in a girls-only dorm will find that they have plenty of options when it comes to looking for a hostel in Ishigaki. Several properties, like the Guesthouse Ho Aloha – Hostel and Blue Cabin Ishigaki Jima offer female-only dorm rooms, while others, like Guesthouse Pachira – Female Only, do not allow any male guests at all. It is also possible to book single rooms in Minshuku Rakutenya and Sky Cucule Ishigakijima, which are small but offer additional privacy and that all-important feeling of security.

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