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9.1
Exceptional
/10
(636 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping8
Beach1
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7.8
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location
1-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
Free Wi-Fi

Kamakura Guesthouse

273-3 Tokiwa, Kamakura-city, Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan, 248-0022 - See map
"Staff (and guests) were very friendly and helpful."
Stefan - March 13, 2016
Exceptional service
9.7 rating for service
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 97% of guests
Exceptional cleanliness
9.6 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.9 facilities on premise
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Safety deposit boxes

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Kamakura in the last 24 hoursCompared to 159 Kamakura properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.4
Distance to city center3.0 Km
Location rating7.8

Rooms available at Kamakura Guesthouse

8.5
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 futon
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Single Futon in Japanese-Style Male Dormitory Room
Single Futon in Japanese-Style Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 futon
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Quadruple Room with Bunk Beds and Shared Bathroom
Quadruple Room with Bunk Beds and Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Quad with shared bathroom
Quad with shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Female Dormitory
Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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Guest Room (Bunk bed)
Guest Room (Bunk bed)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Quadruple Room Shared BathRoom(Bunk Bed)
Quadruple Room Shared BathRoom(Bunk Bed)
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Standard Beds Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Standard Beds Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Kamakura Guesthouse?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kamakura Guesthouse has a car park available for guests. Car parking is available for a fee of JPY 1000 per day.

What is the smoking policy at Kamakura Guesthouse?

Kamakura Guesthouse does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Kamakura Guesthouse

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "I had a wonderful time staying here and would highly recommend it to my friends."

    Han

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    November 5, 2018

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Old guesthouse is nice with travelers whom I chatted with for a good 5 hours!"

    Candy

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    September 22, 2018

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "A private guest of the owner dropped by and cooked us a light meal."

    Shih Y.

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    October 25, 2018

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Review score - United States
9.7/10
Service score
9.7/10
Value for money score
9.4/10
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Overall rating:
9.1
Exceptional
636 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
8.9
Location
7.8
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More about Kamakura Guesthouse

More about Kamakura Guesthouse

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kanagawa, Kamakura Guesthouse is the perfect choice. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations such as hiking routes, Great Buddha, and Enoshima Island.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Kamakura Guesthouse is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service/dry cleaning, a restaurant, safety deposit boxes, and a bar/pub are just a few of the facilities that set Kamakura Guesthouse apart from other hotels in the city.

The hotel features three beautifully appointed guestrooms, each including a hair dryer, shared bathroom, air conditioning, and Internet access. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Kamakura Guesthouse hits the spot in many ways.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
6 mentions
Food & Dining
2 mentions
Beach
1 mention
View
1 mention

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Staff 

"Staff were very friendly, and we enjoyed the time grilling f..."

CHIUNGYUN

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November 2, 2017

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Reviews of Kamakura Guesthouse from real guests

Overall rating
9.1
Exceptional
From 636 reviews
9.7Service
9.5Cleanliness
9.3Value for money
Agoda Reviews (230)Booking.com Reviews (406)
Rating via Agoda9.0
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities8.9
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service9.7
Value for money9.4
High score for Kamakura
Rating
9+ Exceptional (96)
8-9 Excellent (29)
7-8 Very Good (23)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (44)
Jun - Aug (35)
Sep - Nov (40)
Dec - Feb (34)
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10.0
Exceptional
Tracy from United States
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Exceptional”

Location: The hostel is located within 5 mins walk from the train station and bus station. Cleanliness: The hostel is very new and clean. I slept on clean futons on a tatami in the female dorm. Staff: The staff is extremely welcoming and nice. I had a great time talking to them after my day trip. I wish I could have stayed for longer. Facilities: There's a bar on the bottom floor. It also offers breakfast.

Reviewed July 23, 2019

Hello, this is Kamakura hotel. Thank you for your wonderful review. Knowing that you had a great time with us makes us happy. We hope you'll have the chance to visit us again, and look forward to seeing you.

Responded August 10, 2019
Kamakura Guesthouse
9.6
Exceptional
TSIT from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Kind staff and warm place”

The most unforgettable stay in Japan! Will be back again. Clean place but a little bit far away from railway station. Its really nice to chat with travellers and staff in the common room.

Reviewed July 13, 2019

Hello, this is Kamakura guesthouse. We appreciate your review and very glad to hear that you had a good time at our guest house. Please come again if you have the opportunity. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thank you so much for your stay.

Responded August 10, 2019
Kamakura Guesthouse
9.2
Exceptional
Rachel from Singapore
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

This is one of my most memorable experience while travelling in Japan this time.”

It feels like staying at a home away from home. Everyone (both staffs and guests) was really friendly and you could spend the night chatting over the fireplace without ever feeling uncomfortable. Place was easy enough to locate and very clean. Would highly recommend to stay here :)

Reviewed March 20, 2019

Thank you for staying our guesthouse and writing your review. Enjoy food and conversation around the Irori. That is the attraction of this guesthouse. We clean every morning from 10 o'clock to 14 o'clock so that our customers can stay comfortably. That is very important. If you have chance to visit Japan again, please come back here.

Responded April 27, 2019
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.4
Excellent
Tin from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Excellent”

Very kind and warm staff. They are very helpful and welcoming. Guests and staff gather around the stove, chitchat, share snack and drinks. It's cozy and heartwarming, a great experience. (at a bargain for backpackers~) The location is a bit inconveninent though, not close to the main stations and need to take a short bus ride. Maybe a bit difficult for those who don't understand Japanese (or kanji, Chinese readers should be fine). Will definitely come back if visiting Kamakura/Enoshima again.

Reviewed February 05, 2019

Thank you for staying our guesthouse and writing your review. We're happy that you had a good time in our guesthouse. The stove-like thing in the common space of the guest house is called IRORI. It is only used during the winter (from October to March). Guests and staff enjoy food and drink conversations around the IRORI. It's good to be able to meet and interact with foreigners while traveling. Memories are souvenirs. If you have chance to visit Japan again, please come back here.

Responded March 23, 2019
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.8
Excellent
Shih from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Traditional outlook with comfy, convenient environment”

The entire place is of a traditional Japanese style. Despite only a futon, it’s surprisingly comfortable, even more so than many mattress bed. Enjoyed the sleep much more than I thought I would. A private guest of the owner dropped by and cooked us a light meal. A very warming night with everyone chatting around the table.

Reviewed October 25, 2018

Thank you for staying our guesthouse and writing your review. We are very pleased that you have experienced Japanese culture and you had a nice time here. If you have chance to visit Japan again, please come back here. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Responded November 19, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
9.6
Exceptional
John from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Very traditional Japanese house - nice!!”

The staff were all very helpful - thanks!!

Reviewed May 10, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are happy too. We think about good improvement. We hope to see, talk, share, and meet you again. Thank you!

Responded June 08, 2019
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.4
Excellent
YU-TING from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

A special experience in Kamakura”

It is a pretty old building that allows guests to experience Japanese culture, like sleeping on tatami and cooking food with a Japanese kiln set in living room. The staff are nice, warm and friendly, trying to say something to you. If you bother talking to others, just stay upstairs. There is a balcony that guests can enjoy their time appreciating this place.

Reviewed November 21, 2017

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! We are happy that you are satisfied with your stay. We have a commonroom which has `Irori` & `Kotatsu`. You can sleep on the `Tatami`. There are all Japanease culture. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place. I appreciate your posting.

Responded January 14, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
10.0
Exceptional
Han from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Exceptional”

This is one of my best guest house experiences in general. Very cosy and comfortable. Staff are helpful and amazing. Got to hang out with other guests from Japan and other countries, and they are very friendly. There is a big supermarket nearby and the location is convenient. I had a wonderful time staying here and would highly recommend it to my friends.

Reviewed November 05, 2018

Thank you for staying our guesthouse and writing your review. We are happy that you had a good time in our guesthouse. Kamakura Guesthouse is a wonderful place to interact with many people. If you have chance to visit Japan again, please come back here. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Responded December 18, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.4
Excellent
Candy from Canada
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

highly recommended”

Other than the fact that the location is a bit off from the stations, bus stops are close by to let you get to the places you need to go with no problem. the staffs are awesome. the place is clean though 2 geckos appeared in the female dorm, but the staff took care of them. old guesthouse is nice with travelers whom I chatted with for a good 5 hours! a great place for conversation with new people!

Reviewed September 22, 2018

Thank you for staying our guesthouse and writing your review. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place. Your favorable comments has warmed our hearts and we will strive for excellence in our service. We are very happy that you had a nice time here. If you have chance to visit Japan again, please come back here.

Responded October 26, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
10.0
Exceptional
Alena from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Exceptional”

The warmest place in Japan 😘

Reviewed March 01, 2019

Hello,Alena!! Thank you for staying our guesthouse and writing your review. You were also a really nice and warm person. You are always welcome! We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Responded April 27, 2019
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.0
Excellent
Richard from Mexico
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Traditional Japanese hotel”

It's not a big hostel. It's a small house and it's the same reason because the personal treatment is personal and warm. If you like to feel and sleep as Japanese people do, this is your best choice. It's a real traditional ryokan. The bad part is the location. It's away from the station and it was very hard to get there because you don't know which bus to get on and where to get off from Kamakura station.

Reviewed April 16, 2018

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! We are happy that you are satisfied with your stay.We hope to see you again. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place. I appreciate your posting.

Responded May 23, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.4
Excellent
Joselito from Philippines
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Excellent”

Very cozy place. I'm a little sad I only spent the time inside the guesthouse to sleep, since the staff were helpful and accommodating and the folks who stayed in that night were interesting folk. Had a good time, nonetheless

Reviewed March 14, 2018

Thank you for staying our guesthouse and write your review. If you come to Japan again, please visit our guesthouse.

Responded April 24, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.0
Excellent
Blair from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

A real treat”

Great traditional guesthouse. Environment is very inclusive and can meet all kinds of people including the Ussy, Ino and the rest of the friendly kind staff. Location bit far from the station but close to the big buddha. I like how it's lights off and sound down after 10pm. Great place!

Reviewed January 28, 2018

Thank you for staying our guesthouse and write your review. We are very happy that you got awesome time in guesthouse. You are always welcome! We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Responded February 22, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
10.0
Exceptional
KI from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Futon in Japanese-Style Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

If you are looking something attractive in Kamakura, this guest house is ”

Staffs are very welcoming. They are ready help and listen. Renting a bike is good way to soak up the Kamakura spirit. Very Japanese neighborhood vibe all over. Many individual Japanese travelers are staying for summer sports in beach area. Bath room, shower, bed is all clean. Just like what you would see in nice hotel. Thanks for wonderful stay, and I would definitely comeback

Reviewed July 24, 2017

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! We are happy that you had a good time in our guesthouse. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place.

Responded October 28, 2017
Kamakura Guesthouse
10.0
Exceptional
Ricardo from United States
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Amazing place with excellent elstaff who speaks english very well”

This place make mybtrip a dream come true, the staff was really amzing thanks to all of you guys who spoilme during my short stay. The location is perfectly to rent a bike for 5 dollar the entire day and ride in to the ocean and have the chance to have one of the most spectacular views I ever seem in my kife Mont fuji and the pacific Ocean together.. Having the chance to seat with the real japaneesse culture in so beautiful house was delighting 100 points

Reviewed December 22, 2016

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! Yes we have a rental bike. If you use the bike, you can go everywhere in Kamakura. So We really recomend guests to use it and do sightseeing. We can speak English and stuffs know about Kamakaura. please ask us everything,We can help you guys. We are happy that you are satisfied with your stay.We hope to see you again. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place. I appreciate your posting.

Responded January 17, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.8
Excellent
Chylene from United States
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Nice place to sleep”

Pros: Bus stop right down the street will take you to Kamakura Stn , Fujisawa or Ofuna Stations to get on/off trains bound for Hakone area or Tokyo. If you are planning to do Kita-Kamakura, it's a short bus ride to Kamakura Station, then either JR Train or walk to Kira-Kamakura. Luggage storage & small private locker available. I only booked the room to have a place to nap prior to my late night flight, so I didn't check out much of the facilities besides my tatami mat & pillow. :-)

Reviewed December 21, 2016

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! We prepare the Futon. That`s japanease bed. and we always taking care of our Futon. So if the guests want to sleep and take a rest, the futon is very helpful. You can sleep very well in the Futon. Our Futon is very good quority. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place. I appreciate your posting.

Responded January 17, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
9.7
Exceptional
Rowan from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

My home for a day. ”

Character, staff, common area

From the moment I checked in and they took my bags, I felt this was somewhere different. I had accidentally booked for the wrong date, but they took me in and made me welcome. There was a charcoal fire in the communal room and a heated table. We all made friends over a pot of tea. The fact that many Japanese were staying there made it special. By the following day staff and guests felt like family. Also a beautiful old building. I was so pleased I stayed there and would love to return.

Reviewed January 19, 2015

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! We are happy that you are satisfied with your stay.We hope to see you again. I appreciate your posting.

Responded January 12, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
9.3
Exceptional
Ramon from Spain
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Excellent value for money-the best staff ever!!”

Value for money accommodation-staff-cleanliness

Great guest house with amazingly good mood and helpful staff. Location a bit far from Kamakura center but just taking a bus is enough and takes 10 minutes. I strongly reccommend this japanese style guest house if you visit Kamakura and want to get the best of your staying.

Reviewed October 06, 2014

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! We are happy that you are satisfied with your stay.We hope to see you again. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place. I appreciate your posting.

Responded January 12, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
8.0
Excellent
Degan from Canada
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Lovely space”

Space, price

Lovely guesthouse with traditional hearth, common room and a small restaurant downstairs. There can be a line for the shower in the morning and the restaurant menu is limited but it's a beautiful guest house and very comfortable with super friendly staff. It's a little ways away from the main area of town but easily reached by transit and there is a supermarket across the street.

Reviewed September 15, 2014

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! We are happy that you are satisfied with your stay.We hope to see you again. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place. I appreciate your posting.

Responded January 12, 2018
Kamakura Guesthouse
9.3
Exceptional
Yu from China
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

I had a wonderful stay in Kamakura guesthouse.”

Staffs are friendly, you can talk to different people from all over the world. The house is very Japanese style, it's such great experience sleeping on tatami.

It was wonderful, I would definitely stay there next time I visit there. The best thing about this guesthouse is being able to talk to different people and make friends. They also have a Facebook page, just type I Kamakura guesthouse it would pop out. Highly recommended.

Reviewed May 21, 2014

Thank you for your stay at Kamakura Guesthouse! We have common room with `Kotatsu` and `Irori`. It`s a sharingroom. so The guest is coming and talk togethere It`s a very good oppotunity to makea friends with other people. We are happy that you are satisfied with your stay.We hope to see you again. Many thanks for your coming despite our guesthouse located in an obscure place. I appreciate your posting.

Responded January 12, 2018
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