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4-4-10 Shironouchidori, Nada-Ku, Kobe 657-0836 Hyogo Prefecture
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#1 of 45 Specialty lodging in Kobe
Have "Something Ordinary in Kobe" on your trip! Guesthouse MAYA is right in the heart of local town Nada area at the foot of the stunning Mt. Maya, not far from Sannomiya. We'd love to be your “gateway” to experience the real local life. Live with us and experience like a true Kobe local!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Laundry service
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Clothes rack
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Japanese, Korean
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NAKAWIN T wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
I like the design. Cute and warm. Very good location I like the atmosphere around this place so much that I want to have a house in this area too. And most importantly I really like all of the staff. Everyone is very helpful. Always smile. Gave me very good advice on my travel planning. Good coffee every morning. And welcome me back home every day. Talking to them was very fun and relaxing. I stayed here for 5 nights. Would like to stay longer. The local bread shop, local bar, local onsen, the view on the Maya mt. is stunning. And there are many good museums within easy walking distance. I really love it. Thank you for everything. Love you guys :) NA Sent from my iPhone
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Date of stay: February 2020
Gms L wrote a review Jan 2020
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It would take a whole page of details to describe how nice this place is in 2020. I stayed there three times, each time in different rooms, each time perfect. It is just NICE. Location is perfect, quiet yet one stop from Kobe, the neighborhood is romantic like Greenwich Village or Montmartre or a nice place in San Francisco. The little house is very cute, very homey, with a large common space. The staff are incredible. Just rush to stay there before the team get old and change business. For the time being, they are super super master of genuine hospitality. They made me understand what is the pinnacle of a "guesthouse Japanese style". There is an elevated railway line running just on the other side of the street. It is not a problem because during the night, there are no trains. I fully recommend this place. Georges from Switzerland.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
DavidRed wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This hostel is lovely and the crew is excellent. It's situated in a quiet area with everything that you may need at close range. They also offer a great coffee! I will come back if I ever return to Kobe!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Anne U wrote a review Nov 2019
Yangshuo County, China3 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed for three nights at Kobe Guesthouse Maya and it was the best. SO friendly staff, nice place, great location and a lovely city! Will recommend everyone to go there ♥️ The area is also good, and super easy to get to downtown Kobe in few minutes..
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Hsiao Yu wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
I had really nice stay in guesthouse MAYA, the. Location is great, all of the staff are friendly and willing to help ;) Easy to go to mt.MAYA, you can borrow a free pass for the cable car from guesthouse MAYA. The nightview is amazing! A cozy and lovely place to stay, highly recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Valerie N wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions
Absolutely enjoyed my stay here at Kobe Guesthouse Maya! Not only was the staff super helpful and friendly so were the guests. I was fortunate enough to be visiting when the hostel was giving a free food tour a few blocks away and all the food we got to try was amazing! The owner led the tour and that just goes to show he cares. Highly recommend this place even though the stairs are scary steep! Haha
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Travis C wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
My Partner and I passed through Kobe guesthouse maya for an evening and had a wonderful time meeting the staff. Very accommodating and knowledgeable on the area. Clean rooms and facilities. 10/10. Location is very close to shopping, onsen and parks.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
David R wrote a review Aug 2019
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I stayed in a single room. The room was simple, clean and comfortable. The showers, bathrooms and common kitchen are similarly kept very clean. The neighborhood is cool and the guesthouse is very good at recommending local places to eat, drink, check out. Walking distance to mountain hiking, as well as to the center of Kobe. With all the warnings about noise I was expecting worse, but had no problem sleeping. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Laurence R wrote a review Aug 2019
Lyon, France4 contributions
This might well be the best guesthouse I ever stayed at. The staff are super nice and helpful, the place is absolutely gorgeous (from the lounge to the bunk beds!!) and it is conveniently located between two train stations that are each within just a few minutes walk. I would recommend Maya Guesthouse to anyone staying in Kobe and I hope I can visit again soon!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
scottfox95 wrote a review Jul 2019
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions
Super helpful staff and nice place to stay. They helped us book things and gave us great recs on what to do. Would for sure recommend staying there if you stop in Kobe. Right next to a bunch of good bakeries too.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kobe Guesthouse Maya
Which popular attractions are close to Kobe Guesthouse Maya?
Nearby attractions include Kobe Oji Zoo (0.2 km), Y+T MOCA (Yokoo Tadanori Musuem of Comtemporary Art) (0.3 km), and Kobe City Museum of Literature (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kobe Guesthouse Maya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and a concierge.
What are some restaurants close to Kobe Guesthouse Maya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karapincha, Nanjaro, and Enishi Tantanmen Mazesoba.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kobe Guesthouse Maya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Kobe Guesthouse Maya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Minatogawa Shrine (4.7 km), Kazamidori no Yakata (2.6 km), and Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan) (2.4 km).