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Guesthouse Nara Backpackers Reviews

31 Yurugi-cho, Nara, Japan

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92%

Rating
487 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Hopefully the bicycles can be repair soonly and others backpackers can use it!

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

A 100 year old Japanese house, what more can I say? If you are up for one-of-a-kind experience, this place definitely checks the box! Small place so it's better for those who are traveling light. Lovely garden right outside some of the rooms and the common area. 15 walk to Kintetsu-Nara Station and Sanjocho shopping district. Airport limousine coach departs/arrives within the same area.


91%

Amazing place for people interested in old Japanese architecture, and Japanese culture in general. Worth visiting Nara for this place alone. Thank you to the lovely staff for the pleasant experience!


91%

Cosy old traditional house with mini garden. Can be a little drafty, so going to the toilet at night can be a little daunting. Location is close to Nara Park and sightseeing areas, but is a little far from the town centre - a fair tradeoff. Shower, washbasins, and toilets are in short supply (2 of each), so just a note to use them at off-peak times.


80%

Staying in an old Japanese house was interesting but emphases on old. I was kinda glad i only stayed there one night. Great Location however being next to the park. The Building was nice but its not what you might be use to. The bunkbed spaces were small compared to other hostels Ive been too. The staffs were nice but their english were limited.


100%

I loved staying at this hostel! The location and property itself was wonderful and the staff as well. If I returm to Nara I will stay at this hostel again.


94%

Nara Backpackers is a lovely place to stay. Sitting under a kotatsu, having a view on the beautiful garden, you don't feel like doing sightseeing at all. But still, if you do, all points of interest are very close. Highly recommended :)


69%

Bit cold in winter but very beautiful and traditional. Watch out for your head if you're tall - low ceilings


100%

A beautiful old Japanese style house, located right next to Nara Park and within easy walking distance of the train station. Very clean and comfortable, and of course Yukari was the best, so sweet and helpful!


83%

Everything nice. Staff is very friendly and nice!

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Can be a little bit cold in winter, but there is enough heating to be sufficient. Totally recommend. The staff and atmosphere were top notch.


97%

This Guesthouse is definitely one of the most charming ones I've ever been to. It's close to the Kintetsu Nara station and reflects the Japanese lifestyle for backpackers. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly and instead of staying just 1 night as I had planned I stayed 5 nights because I didn't want to leave anymore! I absolutely recommend it!


89%

Staff is wonderful as is the location. Soooo glad I stayed here for the Holidays!


60%

Although the house offers a very authentic experience there are some downfalls such as too cold in the room and in the hallway. There are only two bathrooms and two showers for all the guests to use. The house needs to be updated.


100%

very nice house, worth staying for more days!


100%

Wonderful experience! We will definitely stay in Nara Backpackers again.


94%

親切にしてくれてありがとうございました!^^

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

GREAT hostel, a one hundred years old house with traditional style. A fantastic experience if you want to try that but still don't want to pay too much. Has good heating in the winter which was very appreciated, and is located a couple of minutes from everything there is to see in Nara. If I'm ever going back to Nara I would definitely stay here again!

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The best hostel ever with very friendly staff and great atmosphere! Definitely recommend!

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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