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Hostel Hiroshima, Japan

7 reviews7

Positions Avaliable

Connect with international travelers
5 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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The Experience

We are a chill and stylish guesthouse in the centre of Hiroshima with a nice and friendly vibes. We're really close on foot to pretty much everything you've ever wanted in your life. Our place is located in the middle of the downtown in Hiroshima city, 10 minutes walk to the peace memorial park, 3 minutes walk to the Main Street "Hondori". 5 minutes walk to the tram stop "Tatemachi station" to go to Miyajima island.

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  • Beginner English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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7 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

5 Meeting international travelers

4 Meeting locals

3 Practicing English

3 Immersing in the local culture

1 Get in touch with nature



From the very first day that I walked into the Guesthouse, everyone made me feel right at home! The working hours were very flexible which gave me more than enough time to chill out, explore and enjoy life. The owner of this Guesthouse (Masa) is very a friendly and kind hearted man who cares alot about the welfare of his helpers/staff. By working at this hostel, I was able to make alot of friends from many different backgrounds which was a big highlight! Overall, it was such a pleasure to be able to work at Santiago Guest House, and I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone!!

about 2 months ago

United Kingdom


Although I only stayed here 2 and a half weeks, I felt really welcomed by everyone at Santiago. The work is very easy (I did just 3 hours a week) and in return I got to explore so much of Hiroshima and spend lots of time with both volunteers and guests. I would have loved to have stayed longer, and would highly recommend this experience overall :)

3 months ago



I had a fantastic time at Santiago Hiroshima. Everyone was so welcoming and it felt like home from day one. I was able to meet and chat with many locals and travellers during my stay. It was a great experience to explore and live in such a historic city. Im happy for every interaction i had and what I've learnt about hospitality will be a great asset. Thank you everyone!

8 months ago



It was a excellent experience. The staff is very friendly and welcoming from the first day I arrived. It felt like a second family as I volunteered here.

about 1 year ago

United Kingdom


My first experience doing a Worldpackers experience and it generally was a good one. The work wasn’t strenuous and the hours were unreal. All the people there from long term guests to helpers and full time staff were quality people. Facilities are great and rooms are good, with the curtains being the biggest sell.

The main problem I had was there is a huge bed bug issue in the place that’s been an issue for many months, despite the work put in to get rid of them it’s not been effective and the place needs professionally fumigated which is the only way the problem will be fixed.

about 2 years ago

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