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31 Yurugi-cho, Nara, Japan

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

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Good location with reasonable price! Will definitely stay on my next visit to Nara!


Really beautiful traditionally Japanese building in a convenient location. Friendly atmosphere and helpful staff.


Comfortable place to stay. Superfriendly staff.


This hostel is perfect!


A lovely, atmospheric old Japanese-style house with a view of the garden from the common room. The hostel is located on a side street away from the hassle of the main sightseeing areas so it's very peaceful and quiet, yet just minutes away from Isuien and Yoshikien gardens and the historical monuments of Nara park. If you fancy soaking in an onsen, they can also sell you a ticket at a discount to the nearby local neighborhood sento.


One of my best hostel experiences. Staff was extraordinary friendly and helpful! If the owner is reading this, please give him a pat on the back lol

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel, quite close to the center. Wonderful living room with garden view. Spacious Japanese-style rooms.


Stay was extremely pleasant. Ryu was a delight.

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Really nice traditional place. Staff were also really awesome and incredibly helpful. If you are staying in Nara, this is the place to stay!


Great old house and had everything we needed for a couple of days in Nara.


Staff were amazing!


Maybe not the most comfortable place as it is very old, but the atmosphere of the traditional house is great.


The old style of the house really is the best part about this hostel and the staff was awesome


Located very close to the sights, but it's a fair walk from the JR station. Staff were friendly. The traditional old house was quite atmospheric, with a lovely central garden.


we rented three bikes but one did not work. it will be nice to have a better equipped bikes and more than three would be much better!


Very friendly, helpful staff. Not much room to move in the female dorm.


WiFi was not available in my bed. 23:00 closing of common room is a bit early

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was really cool to stay in such an old house and with such a pretty garden. Very friendly staff. And the beds are so comfy! While I was there at least there weren't many people hanging around the hostel so it was pretty quiet. Also it's a little far from the JR station.


I stayed in the female dorm - it was quite cramped, but pretty good for the price. The staff at the hostel are really friendly.


Enhancement to wash facilities is suggested. Provision of books on ancient temples are very good references before visits. A very nice hostel on the whole.

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