Dormitory Sandanya Guest House
Dormitory Sandanya Guest House
Dormitory Sandanya Guest House
Dormitory Sandanya Guest House
Dormitory Sandanya Guest House
Dormitory Sandanya Guest House
Dormitory Sandanya Guest House
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9.4

Exceptional
/10
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Housekeeping9
Food & Dining2
Car Park2
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Sandan Beki 130 m
Sandanbeki Cliff 340 m
Senjyo Jiki 760 m
Senjojiki 780 m
Shirahama Golf Club 860 m
Shirahama Midsea Observation Tower (Princess Coral) 1.0 km
Nagisa Beer 1.0 km
Kishu Museum of Art 1.1 km
Shirahama Onsen 1.1 km
Shirahama Kaichu Observatory Deck 1.1 km
Free Wi-Fi

Dormitory Sandanya Guest House

2927-6 Shirahamacho,Nishimurogun, Shirahama, Shirahama, Japan, 649-2211 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Fishing

  • Shops

  • Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Shirahama every 26 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.5
Distance to city center1 KM
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Dormitory Sandanya Guest House

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.2
Three-Bedroom House
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 futons & 3 futons & 3 fut...
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Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 futons
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Japanese-Style Superior Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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1 Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese Style Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Superior Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Double Three Bedrooms
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    Economy Japanese Style Double Bed Room Shared BathRoom
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      Frequently asked questions

      How much does it cost to stay at Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

      What time is check-in and check-out at Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

      How do I get to Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Dormitory Sandanya Guest House has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

      What is the smoking policy at Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      Dormitory Sandanya Guest House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What is the closest airport to Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      The closest airport to Dormitory Sandanya Guest House is Nanki-Shirahama Airport, 2.2 km away.

      What restaurants are nearby Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      Dormitory Sandanya Guest House’s neighborhood is Shirahama which includes popular restaurants such as La Maison de Hiro-Oka, Tsumugi Cafe and Lohas2.

      What are popular attractions near Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      Dormitory Sandanya Guest House’s location in the Shirahama neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Sandanbeki Cliff, Senjojiki and Shirahama Midsea Observation Tower (Princess Coral).

      What popular beaches are close to Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      Dormitory Sandanya Guest House’s Shirahama neighborhood also includes Shirarahama Beach.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Dormitory Sandanya Guest House?

      Dormitory Sandanya Guest House is located within Shirahama, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Hei-sogen Park.

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      Value for money score
      9.5/10
      Service score
      9.7/10
      Cleanliness score
      9.5/10
      Room comfort score
      9.2/10
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      Overall rating:

      9.4

      Exceptional
      478 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.5
      Facilities
      9.1
      Location
      9.2
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      What travelers say they love:
      The rooms and bathrooms were clean.
      Lee from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Group
      More about Dormitory Sandanya Guest House

      More about Dormitory Sandanya Guest House

      Offering quality accommodations in the sightseeing and beaches district of Wakayama, Dormitory Sandanya Guest House is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. Set one kilometer from the excitement of the city, this 1-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Dormitory Sandanya Guest House is a property where you rent a whole house or make reservation for the dormitory. For both properties, you can use the kitchen, kitchen tools, dishes, and seasonings. Dormitory Sandanya Guest House is the best location for your tour to Kumano Kodo.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Exceptional
      Facilities

      9.1

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      9 mentions

      Food & Dining

      4 mentions

      Beach

      2 mentions

      Car Park

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Japanese

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Spa

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • Kitchen
      • Shared kitchen
      • Vending machine

      Services and conveniences

      • Elevator
      • Gift/souvenir shop
      • Laundry service
      • Shops
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Land sports

      • Golf course (within 3 km)

      Access

      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental
      Location
      2927-6 Shirahamacho,Nishimurogun, Shirahama, Shirahama, Japan, 649-2211
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.2

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-5 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-in until22:00
      • Check-out from08:00
      • Check-out until11:00
      • Reception open until22:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center1 KM
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of rooms 5
      • Room voltage100
      • Year property opened1934
      • Most recent renovation1991

      Reviews of Dormitory Sandanya Guest House from real guests

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      9.3
      /
      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.5
      Facilities9.1
      Location9.2
      Room comfort and quality9.2
      Service9.7
      Value for money9.5
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      9+ Exceptional (145)
      8-9 Excellent (25)
      7-8 Very Good (17)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (47)
      Jun - Aug (70)
      Sep - Nov (45)
      Dec - Feb (30)
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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Rune from Norway
      Couple
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

      What a nice host in such a nice place!”

      The host, the place and the wine.

      We had a great time in Shirahama thanks to our host (the owner) and Sandanya. Unfortunately my gf got tonsillitis, but our host got his car and took us to the hospital and helped explain everything. He helped us out with a lot of other stuff as well making us feel very much cared for. His english is'nt excellent, but more than good enough. He has an excellent selection of wine and his expertise is a hidden gem in the most unlikely of places. The rooms are japanese style but with good space. The toilets, kitchen and showers are all very clean and comforting. He cooks small meals. They're not fantastic, but good enough if you don't feel like going out. AC is charged by the hour, something which might cost you if you like it very cold, but he was friendly enough to start us off with some coins. The house used to be his grandfathers and now fathers souvenir shop. The downstairs now looks like a cafe and souvenir shop with a vintage feel. It's a bit strange, but also cosy. If you go to Shirahama, you have to stay here!

      Reviewed August 16, 2015

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      YOONG from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

      Quiet travelling”

      Sandanya is at the last bus stop. It is just in front of a tourist spot called Sandanbeki. Staying in Sandanya, you can enjoy further discount to Sandanbeki and a hotspring with inquiry to the Owner. The minshuku is definitely clean and nice. Owner is well servicing me. I would say that this is a best minshuku. Food cooked by the owner is delicious too. However, the area around is quiet and not much things on my travel date. But there is bus available taking me around with a fare or special rate ordered at Shirahama Bus Station.

      Reviewed July 02, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Montri from Thailand
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      Good Location and Owner is very helpful”

      The Dormitory Sandanya Guest House is a traditional japan room style, very nice of owner and helpful. The location is very good, 50 Meter walk to Sandanbeki, 400 Meter walk to Senjojiki, and bus stop No.24 is on the front of Guest house. The food that make by owner is very delicious. It should be a 5 Start of Hostel.

      Reviewed April 08, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sik from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

      Recommendable ”

      Cleanliness, easy accessibility and beautiful environment

      We enjoyed our stay with Sandanya very much. The Sandanbeki lookout, is right at the back of the Sandanya, offers a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. For those who do not drive dining in Sandanya is the best choice. As far as I know, Mr. Kawaguchi san is a certified Japanese cuisine chef and he prepares very nice breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests at very reasonable price. I would recommend curry beef rice, miso soup with potato croquette and soba.

      Reviewed August 23, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Wei from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

      Felt like family ”

      Kawaguchi-San was most helpful and able to guide us on things to do or see in Shirahama. He speaks good English and has a very interesting background as a sommelier as well! The facilities were clean and more than adequate for cooking meals in the kitchen and having hot plate meals in the common area. The washer and dryer were truly appreciated by my familyand we liked the eclectic design and decor of the common area. Ample parking is available if you drive but if you don't drive multiple public transport options are available from Osaka or large towns near Shirahama.

      Reviewed June 20, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      wing from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      Incredibly good location!”

      Sandanya is located near the famous attraction. And it is supported by comprehensive transportation in Shirohama. Just a 10-sec walk from the bus station. Although there is no hot spring facility in Sandanya, the host is nice and can speak English well. I checked in late and there was no restaurant in business. The host offered simple dinner sets (cooked by himself). Keys are provided to lock up the room and I felt comfortable and secure. I booked a private room for 2 nights and I loved the smell of tatami mattress. If I visit Shirohama, Sandanya is definitely my first choice.

      Reviewed May 05, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Lee from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Group
      Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Great location, facilities and cozy”

      Great location with buses running late till midnight just outside the hostel, so while there's no catering outlets nearby, you have plenty options, e.g. eat out and travel back late, eat at the hostel at a very cheap price, or simply cook or have shabushabu at the common area! The kitchen has every thing you need! The hostel was only 20mins bus away from the station/ fish market, with a 24hr convenience store 5mins walk away. We had the block to ourselves, hence, we didn't have any noise issue. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. Love this place, would love to stay longer if Shirahama has more to explore.

      Reviewed December 27, 2018

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Lanie from China
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in September 2015

      Highly recommend Very good mishuku !!!”

      location is good , very easy to find it and just Room very clean . Owner very good service

      Location is good, just behind 三段璧 100m can be reach. I go with my mother and we stay in a bedroom is quite big and very clean. It don't hv restaurant around there .( actually in whole Shirahama not many restaurant u can find ) So we hv dinner and breakfast in mishuku. the owner homemade their Japanese food for us and it's sample and nice. The owner can speak fluent english and he is weclome to tell u every attractions spots u want to go. 三段璧&千疊敷 is just around here. very easy to find it !

      Reviewed September 25, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ka from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      Nice dorm to stay”

      super location, cheap price & clean

      It was a wonderful experience to stay in this dormitory. We could experience in the local Japanese style guest house & sleep on the floor (tatami style). The owner is very friendly & helpful during our stay. Location is super, it is just opposite to the bus station. The dormitory is very clean & well decor. It is highly recommended to those who love to enjoy the local Japanese life.

      Reviewed August 29, 2014

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Chit from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      1 mins away from Sandanbeki!”

      This guest house is located just 1 mins away from the tourist attraction - Sandanbeki. You can see a sky full of stars at night! (Depends on the weather though) You can get there by local bus as the bus stop is just next to the guest house. The hosts are very friendly and communicable in English. The room and sheets were very clean. What you should know is that this guest house is quite far away from town, so you may want to get everything done before the sun goes down. However, you can get to taste the food made by hosts for a reasonable price. I'd recommend this place for people who are looking for a cozy place to stay.

      Reviewed October 13, 2016

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Lok from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015

      Excellent experience!”

      Location, Service, Atmosphere

      Guesthouse owner is really kind and helpful. He would be helping for planning trip and telling you the transportation time that you can capture very moment in Shirahama, it is really good. Location is good that near bus stop, there is a hot spring nearing that you can take bus to go.

      Reviewed October 16, 2015

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      PIK from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      Good to recommend !!!”

      good location, good price, good guys !!!

      The shopkeeper is very nice and he can talk simple english. The room is big and clean. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom is clean also. I will book next time if I go Shirahama. It's a good place.

      Reviewed August 22, 2014

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Pui from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in April 2015

      A good Japanese style guest house”

      Clean, spacious Japanese style

      The keeper is very friendly. The Japanese Style room is larger than most room-type hotel. The guest house is just located near a famous sight-seeing spot. Free public parking and bus terminal just opposite the guest house.

      Reviewed April 18, 2015

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      KA from China
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in March 2015

      excellent service”

      Friendly staff, valuable price and very clean n tidy rooms

      I had a really happy stay in this guest house. The guest house was tidy and clean. And the owner of the guest house was super friendly and patient that he gave us two free drives to the sightseeing points nearby. I really can't thank you enough for that.

      Reviewed March 31, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anita from China
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      fantastic place to stay”

      we spent wonderful nights at this lovely house. Kawaguchi-san is a kind, helpful local guy with big smile. His wife is very nice too. I like to chat with them, and it's a good way to know the history of this house, and the small town. I highly recommend the Adventure World, the beach, hot spring and seafood market. You can always reply on Kawaguchi-san to recommend your trip. We'll be back soon.

      Reviewed August 01, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      kar from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in November 2015

      Your loss if not opt for ”

      Host Bed Food

      we were so happy the whole time, the owner so nice & obliging, managing & running the whole beautiful ancient house from the heart; Thank you so much for your great hosptality; from initial email enquiry to the very end, even staying just one night, we enjoyed so much, everything...homy dinner, ice cream, cozzi tatami, all the chats & info, spotless clean.... if ever coming again, definitely will stay again, strongly recommend you all.

      Reviewed December 12, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sui from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Couple
      Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Wonderful sightseeing!”

      Enjoy staying at traditional Japanese house ! Comfortable and well equipped! We take only 2mins walk to have a wonderful cliff sightseeing! The couple owners are nice and helpful! Don’t miss their food -tasty shrimp noodle and clam soup! Yummy!

      Reviewed September 17, 2018

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Sutee from Thailand
      Group
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in February 2016

      Good and comfort”

      Clean, comfort and reasonal

      It is an unexpected hotel. We first imagined as an ordinary hotel as it was graded only 1 star. The room is designed as the Japanese style, clean, comfortable and quite spacious. All rooms are non-smoking and feel free from cigarette smell. The owner is kind and can communicate in English. All facilities are provided including kitchen area. Car park is free in front of the hotel.

      Reviewed February 22, 2016

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      baumard from France
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 1 night in August 2015

      Wonderful stay mear the cliffs”

      The house is a typical Japanese one, managed by a very kind and helpful man.

      This was a great experience! The owner of the gust house proposed us to keep the luggages, helped us to take to right bus and advices a good beach uncrowned.it was one of our best stay in Japan.

      Reviewed August 16, 2015

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      TANAKA from Brazil
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style 6 Tatami - Shared Bath
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

      Beach paradise”

      Excelent in Sandanya...

      Reviewed March 02, 2017

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