Guesthouse Nara Backpackers Reviews
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Unlike most hostels in Japan this is based in a traditional building with wooden floors, tatami mats and sliding doors. It is in an excellent location near to both the station and the sights in Nara. The staff were friendly and very helpful and all the facilities worked. Would recommend to anyone staying the night in Nara.
This is a very unique hostel experience. The old house took me back 100 years in Nara, and because of the limited space in the dorm, everyone hung around the kitchen and the living room, so the atmosphere was great. And I actually met some Japanese travelers here, unlike so many other hostels in Japan where only foreigners congregated. Everything was clean and functional, but given the age of the house, there were some limitations, but its ample character makes a stay very worthwhile.
This place is absolutely gorgeous. Really nice staff, beautiful house, beautiful gardens, good location. We were lucky enough to be allocated the room that used to be the tea ceremony room. Very beautiful and special. :-)
I only stayed here one night, but I though for the price it was really good! The staff is really nice and the place has a classic Japanese feel.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
100 year old hostel with an amazing Japanese garden. Takeshi the owner is also a lovely and helpful guy.
very nice hostel with an excellent location to the main sites and the Kintetsu train station. It is a old traditionnal japanese house with a beautiful garden. However you need to accomodate to the temperature, since it is very war in summer... The staff is young and helpfull. I was travelling by myself, and it was perfect for me.
Great and cute little place. It has curtains for the beds and a safe for your luggage. Plus the showers are really nice. The staff is so nice and really helpful. I had to check out but they let me leave my luggage there for the day so I could check out the sites without having to carry it around.
A very nice homely place, great place to relax!!
excellent place, nice house and friendly staff :)
one of the nicest place I have been. great garden. dorm is really small, and you gave to go downstairs for shower and toilet but it's worth it
A very nice experience in this guesthouse. The house in itself is really beautiful, the staff is really friendly. Additionnaly, the central part of this house is a common room with lots of information on Japan (guides and books) and opportunity to meet fellow travelers. Thumbs Up!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great location, warm people, feel like home just love it!
One of the best hostels I've been to. The building is beautiful over hundred years old wooden building with actual tea ceremony room available. We were lucky to get it, it was really nice experience. Tatami floors and good beds. The staff was really helpful and nice, and it was easy to get to know the other travellers in the shared spaces / kitchen if you like to socialize. The place was clean and facilities were nice. Situated close to the main areas of Nara, I'd definitely come here again.
I highly recommend Guesthouse Nara Backpackers! Takeshi and his wife are incredibly nice and friendly. The hostel was originally owned by a tea ceremony instructor so theres a lot of rustic charm and a beautiful garden with plenty of modern amenities. I would highly recommend anyone staying in Nara to check this place out!
The most beautiful place I stayed in while I was away, complete with traditional Japanese garden and such lovely, friendly hosts - worth it going to Nara just for the hostel (and Nara is worth it anyway).
Nara Backpackers is extremely nice. A very traditional Japanese experience. It is very close to Nara Park and world heritage temples. The surrounding area is good for morning runs. The owners have great attention to details as every bed has its own curtain, thus high privacy. The bathrooms and toilets are very clean too. The owner and receptionish speak fluent English and are extremely kind and helpful.
Very charismatic building,beautiful zen garden(!) English level of the staff could be better, but they were very helpful.
Excellent Staff~ with excellent location. The room is really comfortable!!