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31 Yurugi-cho, Nara, Japan

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92%

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581 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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97%

The hostel is in an old house and it's kept very clean. I was happy that I could be left alone easily or interact with people, unlike other hostels I've stayed in that you have no choice but to interact (sometimes being alone is nice!). If I stay in Nara again I won't look around, it will be here.

  • 22nd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This is a real Japanese traditional house in Nara. You can walk to the retro station, Todai ji temple and the Nara park within 10-15 minutes from the guesthouse. The staff was very nice and helpful. There were shampoo and body soap provided in the bath room. The facilities were clean and sufficient. You can barely find entertainment at night in Nara. But if you want to experience the Japanese traditional living style, it would be a good choice definitely.


100%

This guesthouse is beautiful and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.


97%

I really really love to stay in such old clear hostel. Everything is perfect for me.


94%

Excellent transitional Japanese house. Love it so much. Staff are so nice ;)


100%

Very nice atmosphere, pleasant common rooms, the staff very helpful and polite with a very good level of English. This is a traditional Japanese house with a Japanese garden, tatami rooms and the serenity of Japanese architecture. Totally recommended. Don't forget to try the kotatsu (warm table) at the common area.


86%

Good location


83%

The hostel's atmosphere is great! My only negative comment is that the female dormitory is too small for 4 beds and there was not enough light in the room, but the other rooms might be bigger.


57%

Wasn't thrilled with the room we got. This place definitely needs to be renovated, it looks like hardly any repairs were done to this old tea house since it was built. Bathroom smells like urine.

  • 22nd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

it's a beautiful space, and staff so nice and kindness~

  • 21st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel is perfectly located a short walk from the major tourist sights. The building itself is an of a traditional Japanese style, making for a very memorable stay. The beds are also very comfortable. The highlight of my stay was the staff, who were really friendly and helpful. I forgot my keys when I left the hostel and Ryuma was kind enough to send them after me in the mail!


86%

The building is amazing, it is a traditional Japanese building and very nice. Facilities and staff were excellent. Location is right next to all the attractions in Nara. Peaceful hostel and quiet which is exactly what we wanted.


97%

Really enjoyed my stay at this hostel! Great common area, friendly staff, beautiful old house, would definitely recommend!


97%

Unique, authentic- wonderful!


97%

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere create the impression of friend's house, cozy and relaxing.


97%

Highly recommended! Cozy guest house, Japanese style. Super friendly staff, a little bit far from the JR station. But near to the centre!


91%

A really nice and cozy hostel with great atmosphere and Japanese deco. The staff are really friendly and the location is a short walk from the main strip of shops and restaurants. Highly recommend!


89%

Very warm and welcoming with helpful staff. Beautiful building

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Only 2 bathrooms and dom was incredibly small. Otherwise amazing guesthouse where I met friendly people and felt welcome.


80%

Beautiful rooms that are very clean. It's an old building so some things need some fixing (.e.g faucet in kitchen). Very noisy in the morning, as are most Japanese hostels. It's a bit far from the JR station, especially when walking with heavy backpacks, but this is made up for by being close to the main sightseeing locations.

  • 23rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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