Ryokan in Kinosaki Onsen

This is a great budget choice, with owners who love welcoming foreign guests. Rooms are simple (with shared facilities) but well cared for, and the onsen bath can be used privately. Book directly (English OK). There's a ¥1000 mark-up for solo travellers.

It's at the far end of town, a few metres before Kō-no-yu onsen as you approach from the station.