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Guesthouse Nara Backpackers Reviews

31 Yurugi-cho, Nara, Japan

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448 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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The Staff were extremely kind and welcoming, offering many ideas on where to visit and eat. The house was beautiful, I really enjoyed staying here.


horrible stay! the dorm was far too SMALL: 4 beds in a tiny room, little fresh air, forced to undress literally under roommate's nose! OK house is 100 yrs old but it also means that there is a lot of dust from ancient walls: that triggered my allergy to dust! Plus being forced to sleep with the light ON is not what I consider to have a good night. If security reason is a worry why such a stiff stair then? Better to use this place as a museum than a hostel as house very tiny for foreigners.


This hostel was very welcoming and we met some great people. The mix of the traditional layout and modern facilities worked very well. Would definitely go again.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff from Guesthouse Nara Backpackers were absolutely wonderful. They were all very kind, willing to have conversations with the guests and helpful with any questions about the area. The house is beautiful and was a great place to stay. It's a bit far from the JR station, but the peaceful atmosphere definitely made up for it. If I ever return to Nara, I will definitely stay here!

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