As soon as we've got there, we were invited to sit at a table in the cozy bar in the hostel. We've got a free drink (I've chosen a glass of draft beer). We've done check in seated and they explained us about the facilities while enjoying our drinks. It was great! They brought our big luggage to our room upstairs as they don't have a lift. I thought it was 5 star hotel like check-in experience! The cleanness of our room, public area, hot spring bath, toilets and all was superb! 5 star hotel standard!!
Some of amenities were optional and not free but we don't use them anyway as we like using our owns. The price of the rooms were surprisingly reasonable because of that.
The staff were really friendly and greeted with big smile when we leave and come back to the hostel. We felt like we were at home. The hot spring bath was really nice and relaxing. They had a free natural and local cold spring water sever in the public area. It was really nice to drink the cold spring water after lovely hot spring. The staff's hospitalities overall was superb. The hostel locates in front of Bandai Atami station. Very convenient. We really liked this little hot spring town, Bandai Atami. We are sure to come back to this hostel when we visit Koriyama next time. We highly recommend this lovely hostel!