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8.8Excellent

721 reviews

721 reviews

Service 9.3
Cleanliness 8.9
Value for money 8.7
Facilities 8.4
Location 7.7
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7.7Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Honkaku-ji Temple
140 m
Saiho-ji Temple
150 m
Kunisuke Okazaki Statue
270 m
Rinsen-ji Temple
380 m
Ryugen-ji Temple
390 m
Popular landmarks
Wakayama City Zoo
810 m
Momijidani Garden
850 m
Wakayama Castle
900 m
Kishu Toshogu Shrine
4.6 km
Kimiidera Temple
5.3 km
Closest landmarks
Emman-ji Temple
470 m
Sainen-ji Temple
490 m
Forte Wajima
550 m
Enpuku-in Temple
570 m
Soken-ji Temple
620 m

Guesthouse Rico

5-6, Shintori, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan, 640-8111 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Wakayama, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wakayama Castle. Massage and spa are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Inside city center

Check-in/out [private]

840 meters to Wakayama City Zoo

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Spa

Game room

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Wakayama every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportKansai International Airport (KIX)
Distance to airport22.7 km

Rooms available at Guesthouse Rico

Double
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 super king bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Double Room - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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2 Double Beds with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed and 3 futons
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Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 super king bed
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 futons and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does Guesthouse Rico offer spa services?

You can enjoy your stay at Guesthouse Rico much more by enjoying the benefits of the property's available spa services that are offered for all its guests to make your evening even better.

What is the typical travel time to the closest airport from Guesthouse Rico?

The average travel time to get from Guesthouse Rico to the airport is 50 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

How many floors does Guesthouse Rico have?

Guesthouse Rico has a total of 5 floors.

How many rooms does Guesthouse Rico have?

Guesthouse Rico has a total of 14 rooms.

At what time of the year is Guesthouse Rico most popular?

Guesthouse Rico's most popular month where verified guests have stayed the most is in November.

In which languages can Guesthouse Rico's employees communicate?

Guesthouse Rico can communicate up to 2 languages which includes English for guests that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the average rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Guesthouse Rico?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Guesthouse Rico an average rating of 8.8. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local visitors think about Guesthouse Rico?

Verified local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Guesthouse Rico an average rating of 8.6. You can look up on more comprehensive customer testimonials, and comments for this property down in the review section.

What restaurants are close by Guesthouse Rico?

Guesthouse Rico’s local community is Wakayama which features popular restaurants such as Ide shoten.

What time is check-in and check-out at Guesthouse Rico?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guest visitors checking in or out before or after the designated hours may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about Guesthouse Rico

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room was clean, cozy and spacious and the common place design was very atmospheric."

    Gilad

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    December 13, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "It is conveniently located near a busy bus stop."

    Adelina

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    November 22, 2019

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "Female dorm was spacious"

    Janice

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    February 2, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 97 Wakayama properties
Service score
9.3/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Couples review score
9/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Better than
95
%
of Wakayama properties
Better than
89
%
of Wakayama properties
Better than
88
%
of Wakayama properties
Better than
87
%
of Wakayama properties
More about Guesthouse Rico

More about Guesthouse Rico

Guesthouse Rico

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Wakayama, Guesthouse Rico is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Wakayama has to offer. Are you seeking the true Wakayama? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Guesthouse Rico, located merely 900 m from Wakayama Castle.
Enjoy all that Guesthouse Rico has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Guesthouse Rico. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Guesthouse Rico provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator is provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer and toiletries available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Guesthouse Rico. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the karaoke rooms and bar. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hotel's vending machines.
Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's shared kitchen.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Guesthouse Rico. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage and spa. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like surfing. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Wakayama! Find that special item or souvenir that will commemorate your trip to Wakayama at Kuroshio Market located 8.6 km away. Be sure to visit Porto Europe located 8.7 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Wakayama.


Reasons to stay here

Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 89% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to other accommodations in Wakayama, facilities here are rated higher than 87% of them.
Past guests love the staff and service here, rating it above 94% of the other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Surfing lessons
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

5-6, Shintori, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan, 640-8111
Very good
Location

7.7

Airports
  • Kansai International Airport (KIX)
    22.7 km 41 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    45.2 km 1.5 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Wakayama Train Station
    1.1 km
  • Kiwa Train Station
    1.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Sumiya Orthopaedic Hospital
    1.1 km
Shopping
  • Kuroshio Market
    8.7 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    250 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    560 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Wakayama City Zoo
    810 m
  • Momijidani Garden
    850 m
  • Wakayama Castle
    900 m
  • Kishu Toshogu Shrine
    4.6 km
  • Kimiidera Temple
    5.3 km
  • Kinokawa Service Area Outbound
    7.9 km
  • Kuroshio Market
    8.7 km
  • Porto Europe
    8.7 km
  • Awashima Shrine
    11.4 km
  • Tomogashima Island
    16.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Honkaku-ji Temple
    140 m
  • Saiho-ji Temple
    150 m
  • Kunisuke Okazaki Statue
    270 m
  • Rinsen-ji Temple
    380 m
  • Ryugen-ji Temple
    390 m
  • Joju-in Temple
    390 m
  • Horen-ji Temple
    430 m
  • Senen-ji Temple
    440 m
  • Mansho-inTemple
    470 m
  • Emman-ji Temple
    470 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

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.

Others
  • Check-in is not possible after 10:00 PM.
  • The property has a curfew at 12:00 AM.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)500 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Room voltage100

Reviews of Guesthouse Rico from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
Service9.3
Cleanliness8.9
Value for money8.7
Facilities8.4
Location7.7
High score for Wakayama
Rating
9+ Exceptional (52)
8-9 Excellent (18)
7-8 Very Good (19)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (4)

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10.0
Exceptional
Tyrone from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2020

Great for digital nomads”

Friendly staff and owners. People staying there are kind and very welcoming. The shared living space is cosy with sockets to charge your pc. The bar/cafe offers delicious fried potatoes, sausages and beer. Will go again!

Reviewed November 08, 2020
8.0
Excellent
Ooi from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Very good”

日本に5年間以上住んでいる外国人です。スタッフは親切だが、予約確認書の"到着日"に日本に来た日を記入してくださいということに驚きました。 "到着日"に宿泊施設に泊まり始める日を記入することは当たり前のことだが、5年前以上の日付を記入は正直初めてでした。犯罪者ではないし、記入する必要がないかと思います。 I am a foreigner who have been living in Japan for over 5 years. The staff were friendly, but i was surprised that i was told to fill in the date i arrived in japan on the "date of arrival" column while writing down the registration card. It is common to write down the date you arrived at the accommodation, but this was the first time i had to write down the date i arrived in japan (over 5 years ago) in the "date of arrival" column, to be honest. I don't think it is necessary to fill it as i have no criminal record.

Reviewed January 14, 2021
8.0
Excellent
Erin from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Quaint Dorm stay”

There was only one other person who stayed here when I came to stay. It was simple and just what I needed. If you come by car there is plenty of over night parking. I paid 600 yen for my stay. The shared space kitchen is on the smaller side but has everything I needed. Not much room to socially distance in there so I didn't hang out other than eating in there.

Reviewed November 24, 2020
7.6
Very good
Janice from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Friendly staff”

1. Very friendly English-speaking staff 2. Female dorm was spacious 3. Not enough shower rooms

Reviewed February 02, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
Adelina from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Guesthouse Rico is a modern stylish hostel with everything you need when staying in Wakayama. We only stayed one night but we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again. The staff/owners are very friendly and really helpful. They provided us with a little map of the area with many personal recommendations. We were taking the nankai ferry to Tokushima the next day and they had all the information we needed for us to get there (which bus we had to take , where we had to take it, when we had to take it etc). The hostel is 15mins walk from the main train station and 5 mins away from the main shopping street (5-10mins from the Castle). It is conveniently located near a busy bus stop. The bus to the harbour only took about 15mins (or less) so this was ideal for us. We were also able to make tea in the communal kitchen and wash clothes for a very small fee. We would recommend this place to anyone.

Reviewed November 22, 2019
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