“POP TONE”, the Guest House with a 9.1★Rating on Booking.com#Accomodation ,#Guest House&Hostel
A guesthouse, POP TONE is in a great location, within walking distance from a street with a tram line, the A-bomb dome, and Hiroshima Station. It opened in 2018, and is well known for its casual interior and clean spaces.
I’ll tell you about the rooms and services at POP TONE, as well as its overall atmosphere and reputation.
Simple and Clean
There are many unique types of guesthouses in Hiroshima central city, like ones attached to restaurants or ones that have large shared spaces. Among so many different guesthouses, the best feature of POP TONE is that it’s clean and cozy.
There are no restaurants attached, but there is a shared space, a mini kitchen, and a women’s only room (with a bathroom). It’s a space with all the bare essentials and no waste. At this same time, the staff tries to make tired guests feel at more comfortable during their hard travel, and bed making is carried out every day.
It’s a simple thing, but this considerate gesture receives lots of praise. People say that it feels great, and that there’s no inconvenience of having to make the bed yourself.
There are many shared spaces in the guesthouse, like the bathroom, and many guests want clean spaces.
To that point, smoking is not allowed in any room at POP TONE. The guesthouse is not so sanitary just because the facility is new. All rooms are carefully cleaned, corner to corner.
Types of Room
There are two types of rooms at this guest house: a shared dormitory room for both men and women, and a dormitory room for women only. The men and women’s dormitory room has many beds, as well as sofas and desks.
Bathroom are shared, located at the back of the lobby. By the way, free Wi-Fi is available anywhere in the building, and it has a good reputation as being fast.
The women’s dormitory room comes with a storage area for luggage with plenty of space, as well as a bathroom exclusive to the women’s dormitory.
Free Drink Corner!
There is a refrigerator, microwave, and electric kettle available at the shared space in the lobby. Many people will be happy to know that there’s also a 24 hour convenience store next to POP TONE.
Many guests also love the free drink service. You can bring coffee, black tea, green tea, and more into the guest rooms.
Some of the amenities are charged, but earplugs are offered for free. POP TONE offers many other services as well, such as use of key lockers, yukata rentals, luggage storage, and umbrella rentals.
The True Appeal
When I actually visited here, I felt that this guesthouse has an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. When a guest leaves in the morning, the staff will ask them if they had a pleasant stay.
If a guest doesn’t know what to do in Hiroshima, they will kindly give you suggestions on what you should see, or even where you can see a kagura performance (a type of Shinto dance and song).
All staff are thoughtful and considerate to every guest. I think it was this service that led to its great reputation online.
There are comments that praise the staff and space’s comfortable atmosphere, the kindness of the owner, being greeted and helped with a smile while exhausted from travel.
I recommend this guesthouse to anyone looking for something simple but perfectly nice and cozy.
|Address||14-13 Kanayama-cho, Hiroshima (map)|
|Closest Station||4mins walk from Hiroshima Dentetsu “Kanayama-cho” tram stop|
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