Budget Guesthouses in Okinawa
Being the tourism hot spot that it is, Okinawa has numerous accommodation options, especially when it comes to beach resorts. As good as these resort are, taking this route can end up being pricey and at times hard to get if not booked well in advance. Fortunately Okinawans are also riding the guesthouse wave and several budget guesthouses have sprouted up around the islands, offering economical rooms and unique experiences. Here are some recommendations.
SORA HOUSE. Guesthouse in Naha City.
Sora House is a great option if you want to enjoy the lively vibe around the city. It is situated a five minute walk from Miebashi Station on the Yui Rail monorail line making it easy to get to and from Naha Airport, and other important sights like Shurijo Castle Park. It is also within close distance to Kokusai Dori and countless entertainment options in the area.
Inside the guesthouse you’ll find a cozy lounge and dining area both open daily until midnight. Travelers gather here at the end of the day, and making connections with other people from around the world is quite common and one of the main highlights of Sora House. Accommodation is available in dormitory rooms for 1,800 per night on the mix-gender floor and 2,000 yen per night for the female-only dormitory, and private rooms for between 2,250 and 3,500 yen per person depending on the setup.
Little Asia Guesthouse in Central Naha
If we were to make “top 5” lists of guesthouse in Okinawa, this one would probably top the list as the most sociable and affordable guesthouse in Naha. At Little Asia, the environment is set for people to interact with each other thanks to the board games available in the lounge as well as the guesthouse’s very own rooftop bar. This means that without too much effort you’ll end up meeting random travelers while sipping a few glasses of awamori and can continue the fun with some good, old-fashioned games until the early hours of the morning. All this fun for only 1,200 per night for dormitory accommodation, or 2,500 yen per night for a private room.
Churayado Guesthouse in Ishigaki Island.
Churayado is located in the centre of town and has convenient access to the island’s entertainment district and Ishigaki Port. Here you’ll find three types of accommodation depending on the desired level of privacy: dormitory rooms (1,800 - 2,100 yen per night) shared with 3-5 other people; single capsule rooms, where you’ll have the privacy of your own capsule within a larger room (2,100 to 2,400 yen per night); and private rooms, where you’ll enjoy a similar level of privacy as the capsule but in a much larger space (3,000 to 3,300 yen per night).
Guesthouse Akorclor Iriomote
This charming guesthouse located on the Iriomote Island is perfect for those interested in a more intimate style of accommodation yet still on the economical side. Staying here feels more like renting your own little villa close to the ocean, perfect if you want to disconnect from the outside world. The price per person per night at 5,000 yen※ is higher than the other guesthouses mentioned, yet the facilities and the amenities included make it a great value proposition. Keep in mind also that depending on the number of nights and people sharing the room, the price could go down to 2,800 yen per person※. Akorclor also offers free pick-up and drop-off at the port, as well as other services including rental snorkeling equipment and fishing tours.
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- Okinawa Little Asia Guest House Hostel
- 1-7-1, 2F, Tsuboya, Naha city, Okinawa 902-0065, Japan