Let's start off with the positives. It's convenient. Near the monorail and Kokusaidori. It's private and the price is very good, but you get what you pay for as they say.
Now for the negatives. There is a safety issue here. Anyone can go into the hotel without having to pass the front desk. I mean anyone even those not staying in the hotel. I get that the staff may not know who everyone is, but it's a deterrence if you have to pass the hotel staff before going inside. You hear everything and some people are awake very late. The hand dryer in the bathroom can be heard very clearly and loudly. I mean 1 am loudly and I'm not even close to the bathroom. I don't understand why that hand air dryer is even there in the first place as it's so loud. Side note, someone tried to bust into my room while I was inside at 12am. As a solo traveler that's pretty scary. I guess it's no different if I was not in the room. Still scary. If you do decide to stay here, lock the door even if you just go to the bathroom for a few minutes. The air in the room is very stuffy. I don't think the fire alarm is installed in this room either. I don't think I can recommend it here.
Best location directly on Kokusaidori (make sure not to walk past this place at check-in time- it's between some sweet shops and as such easily overseen).
A spotlessy clean place and the facilities look way better in reality than on their pictures!
My singleroom offered enough space for me and my suitcase (not guaranteed in Japan!) and the door could be locked. Actually so could the shower room! To make sure that the shower room stays gender seperated they'll give you the respective code, which makes it a very safe place, especially for female solo travelers.
New towels are available everyday, as well as free drinks (juice, coffee, tea) and a small dayly breakfast. The small size won't fill you for the day, but the view on bustling Kokusai dori from the common space is nice and it'll give you enough energy to make it to Makishi market for brunch or an eary lunch and leave enough space in your belly to enjoy the manyfold local specialyties.
The staff was super helpful with searching for my bus connections (bus station directly infront of the hotel & only 5 min. from the monorail on foot) and their recommendation for the traditional restaurant just across the street where you can enjoy local dancing/singing performances was very much appreciated.
Last but not least: the common space near the reception is very comfortable for hanging around and planning while enjoying a drink and makes it easy to get in touch with other people.
All in all, I totally recommend this place.
It really exceeded my expectations.
Thank you for having me!
In the main street of Naha. 24 hour convenience store just downstair and few mins walk to 24 hour department store and supermarket. 3 mins walk to Makishi Station for the Yui Rail. The place looks very new. I stayed in a single room. It wasn't very big but good enough for one person. The room is clean and tidy. Bed is very comfortable and good size. The free breakfast is light so you may need to prepare something by yourself.
Primarily booked this because of its close proximity to YuiRail (we had an early flight) and Kokusai Street. The lounge area is huge and looks inviting with free drinks being served (water, oolong tea, and pineapple drink) till 2am. The check-in staff are friendly too.
I am impressed with the cleanliness and spaciousness of the shared female bathroom. There are only two toilets and two showers on the second storey and I am relieved there is no queue at night.
However, the double room with bunk bed for 3 pax is very small and space to move about is practically non-existent when we put 3 luggage in. The room does not have any windows and gets quite stuffy due to the central air-conditioner system. Soundproofing isn't very good either.
All in all, it is sufficient for a night's sleep but I wouldn't stay for more than one night.
-the location is perfect, near metro and CVS(Lawson)
-friendly hostel for the solo traveler (I book a private room and cost it's fair)
-the shared bathroom is clean and more feels like a personal bathroom
-I stayed there in winter but the central AC makes the air in the room is not so fresh