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Matsumoto Backpackers Reviews

Shiraita 1-1-6, Matsumoto, Japan

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93%

Rating
141 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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80%

Very good stay! Location is excellent!

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great little hostel in Matsumoto. The hotel is a Japanese style house converted into a hostel. You sleep on futons on the mat floor (they also put amazing hot water holders in the sheets to keep you warm at night). The main area (dining/eating space) is small but cozy. The owner is very helpful and knowledgable about places to eat in town as well as places to hike! The hostel also has tons of little notes on Japanese style, tradition and worlds. It is also super close to the JR station.

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Hi and thank you for the kind review. That's a good description of out humble accommodations. We are glad that the warm spring weather has come so guests don't need a heater at night.

100%

Wonderful stay and a wonderful host that likes to share time with the backpackers/travelers.

  • 8th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thanks so much for coming back to visit us and Matsumoto. We still have your photography business wristband and will be sure to recommend you to any Swedish travellers! Be well, MBP

97%

Great place to stay. Very friendly staff and very helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for staying and the kind review. We do our best to help everyone during their stay so guests can enjoy Matsumoto and the area as much as we do. Be well!

89%

Brian and Boris made me feel welcome and were very helpfull. Could tell me everything what to to in the area and so I diceded to stay a day longer.

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We often hear from guests that one night is too short for the area. We were lucky that you were able to stay more than one night to enjoy some of it. Thank you and safe travels!

89%

The staff is excellent, very friendly and helpful. If you are not sure what to see in Matsumoto, just ask and you will receive excellent answers! The map that everyone gets upon checking in is super helpful as well.

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From our own travels we know it can be hard to get your bearings when arriving in a new town so we do our best to help you.

100%

Bryan is a great host. The town is very beautiful. A great

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Thank you, thank you!

97%

Byan, the host is awsome !

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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And guests too - they are awesome!

97%

Extremely friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our host Brian was delightful to chat with and really puts his all into his work. Would definitely stay here again.


97%

This place was great. Great hosts, traditional Japanese feel, and reasonably situated in Matsumoto. Recommended!


89%

Brian was very welcoming and helpful with showing us where to go and what to see. He was very accommodating. The location was within walking distance to both the station and sight seeing.


86%

It was a very friendly and cosy hostel. the owner was very helpful and accomodating to a change in plans will definitely reccomend to everyone


86%

Great hostel. Quiet and small, with a very friendly and incredibly helpful staff. One of the nicest little places I've stayed in Japan.


100%

MBP is such a great place to be. Brian is very welcoming and really good at making you feel comfortable. Common room is very friendly and inviting with a kotatsu. Showers and facilities are clean, room are comfortable with classic tatami and futon. They organize activities for the night. There is an onsen and kaitenzushi 10 minutes walk from the hostel. MBP is well located, near the train station and 20 minutes walk from the castle. It was such a good place that we stayed longer than planned.


94%

Wow...what a welcoming hostel! At first the only thing I could think of...it's so cold! But we got warm water bottles for sleeping and that's the best invention ever! It's close to the main sights of matsumoto as well as a great and not so expensive onsen and the 100 yen sushi is definitely worth trying! I didn't even have time to do daytrips outside matsumoto so I have to come back :-) there's a lot of space in the rooms too.


83%

The atmosphere was very friendly, cozy, and homey. Love it! Wish I could have stayed around longer, but I was on a tight schedule.

  • 20th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent stay in a great hub for the area. Very warm welcome and superb local knowledge from the owners make this a home from home. Very enjoyable and a top hostel. Cheers guys. Gavin

Owner Comment (Hide)
Gavin san! Thank you for the kind words and of course staying with us! We do our best to let guests know how much there is to see and do in the area. We want everyone to enjoy Matsumoto and surrounds as much as we do. Safe travels! Brian & Shuko

100%

I don't normally leave reviews but the staff here were beyond amazing provinding all sorts of information not normally included in the average tourist guide. The hostel was located close to the castle, night life and train station. I cannot recommend this place more highly

  • 1st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! It is moving to hear that you had such a good time with us that you decided to write a rare review. Arigato! We were lucky to have a pretty good location. We her that a lot! Oh and the blue monster purse you won at the game arcade is now a feature in our common space. Best, MBP

63%

Brian was extremely kind and helpful. Our problem with Matsumoto Backpackers was simply the facilities. While there is a heater in the room, it may not be used while you sleep. My face was freezing all night and it made for a horrible sleep. There were too many people per room, the entire floor is covered with sleeping mats. I also think the signage throughout the guesthouse was unnecessarly harsh and made for an uncomfortable atmosphere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello. Thank you for the comments. We were sorry to hear that the signs we wrote in simple, clear English made you uncomfortable. We often have guests who don't speak much English and we do our best to get the little messages understood. It was the coldest week of January. Next winter we will redouble our efforts for guests to have a nice stay with us. Thank you again. MBP team

91%

A really nice place with great staff. You get to experience a traditional Japan living and the location is great.


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