Our group, a family of 9 from Hawaii & California, had a wonderful 2 night stay. The hostel feels more like an inn and is in a great location: on the other side of town, about a 15 minute walk if you know where you're going/have GPS assistance from the ferry. They have a wonderful Japanese bath and several other baths/showers. There are no convenience stores or markets on the island, so the frozen food ($3), sake/beer ($3), soft drinks and breakfast cereals/milk (both complimentary) were very appreciated. There are also a washer and dryer ($3/load), a variety of musical instruments that you can play, wi-fi and tons of travel literature. At the end of the dead-end street is a path that hooks up with the Mt. Misen Ropeway. There are floor to ceiling windows that look onto a small garden where local wildlife--deer and racoon dogs--love to visit (there's a resident indoor cat, as well). The private rooms on the second floor offer wonderful views of the town/water, and also have a sink and small refrigerator. The dorm rooms are on the first floor and are best for shorter stays, since the walls are thin. The owner/hosts are very respectful and accommodating.