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Sen Guesthouse

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

There's a real friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the hostel, the owners and staff are really nice and helpful. We stayed in the dorm which was Japanese style, clean, comfortable bed and good AC. The kitchen was fully equipped so we could actually cook for ourselves well. The location is good, short walk to the tram and onsen. Shared bathroom,...

Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Great value for money. Quite hard to find (Japanese GPS directs you to the road parallel if you enter the phone number - a low-key re-light district). Rooms are simple and spotless. The roof terrace is an additional bonus. Shared bathroom / onsen system works well. Can't think why anyone would stay anywhere else in...

Thank OxfordStrasser
D0g0, Owner at Sen Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks a ton for the stay, glad you liked the guesthouse and Matsuyama. Best way to find us is to just follow our clear instructions/map on our confirmation mail! Best of luck to you both and safe travels...

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I'm so glad I made a side trip to Matsuyama and had the opportunity to spend a night at this great guesthouse! I arrived a little early and was greeted by Noriko when I was stowing my bag in the luggage room. She pleasantly checked me in early and when I realized I had spent all my cash for the...

Thank LovEak2552
D0g0, Owner at Sen Guesthouse, responded to this review

That was an amazing review, and yes, I was the nappy blonde guy that said "hi" to you on the staircase. We are super proud of our guesthouse and happy that you could see that. I do agree, 1 night is definitely not enough for Matsuyama. Actually Matsuyama makes a great base for all the attractions in the area: island...

Reviewed 18 June 2016

Just like to add our thanks for a great stay at this wonderful guesthouse. And add our 5 stars to the many before us. Memorable sunsets on the Excellent rooftop. All the best for the future Mathew and Nori!

Thank Twomuch
Carmel, California
Reviewed 11 June 2016

this was my second time staying in Sen Guesthouse. i very much enjoyed the experience. Matthew and Noriko are a great host and hostess. my room was lovely. (note, however, that a guesthouse is like a hostel -- there are *no* on-suite bathrooms, etc.) having a kitchen to use, and the nice common areas to sit in to eat, study,...

Thank Greg M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2016

A friendly, calm and great value hostel-style guesthouse, in a solid modern building with both tatami mat private rooms and shared dorms. Private rooms have washbasins; toilets and showers are shared. Breakfast is not provided but there are free hot drinks and a shared kitchen. There's free wifi, a pleasant communal area and a roof terrace. The chatty American manager...

Thank beijingduck
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Nothing to complain! Everyone is super friendly and the hostel offers many services for those who want to experience Japanese culture: rental yukata, a bar with local brews/sake and more... The guesthouse is located close to one of Matsuyama's main sights (Dogo Onsen), very clean and the beds/futons are really comfortable. I want to come again! :) Thanks guys!

Thank Aline G
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stayed two nights (one in the mixed dormitory and one in a private twin room) attracted by the owners' enthusiasm for walking the Camino in Spain and their knowledge of the 88 Temple Path on Shikoku. We were SO glad we did. Not only was it an extremely friendly and comfortable guesthouse but also Matthew and Noriko were so...

Thank martinweiler
Fernie, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I recently spent 2 nights at Sen Guesthouse, while doing my Henro. It was clean and you were made to feel at home. Everyone was very friendly and they gave GOOD advice on where to go and what to do. Thank you. Steve (Canada)

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We booked a private Japanese style room at the Sen. The room was a good size with a view. The futons were comfortable and the room was spotless. The guest house is close to Dogo Onsen, restaurants and a fantastic bakery. Mathew from the Sen was very proactive in contacting us after our booking with information and directions. When we...

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D0g0, Owner at Sen Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us, always happy to help and glad you dug the guesthouse!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Matsuyama, on the rustic Japanese island of Shikoku, Sen Guesthouse offers its guests pristine accommodation to fit any budget. Located a 5 min walk away from Dogo Onsen, Sen Guesthouse is the perfect place for exploring the sights of Matsuyama; including the 88 temple pilgrimage and Matsuyama castle. We offer: native English speakers and travel advice, sento (Japanese communal "spa" bath), rooftop terrace, communal kitchen, bicycle rental and cafe/bar. We also have 88 temple pilgrimage "self-guided tours". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sen Guesthouse

Address: 4-14 Dogotakocho, Matsuyama 790-0841, Ehime Prefecture
Region: Japan > Shikoku > Ehime Prefecture > Matsuyama
Price Range: $32 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sen Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The double rooms are lovely for couples.”
Twomuch, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor was great - read comment about the toilets”
HypatiaC, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“rooms can be a little noisy given the thin walls... try to get the second floor far end room away from stairs/bathroom”
Flashpacker08, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“for Dorms, the Japanese style tatamis were the most comfortable i have had in japan”
meanderingemu, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Quiet lane so virtually no street noise”
250248, 4 Jun 2014 | Read review
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