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I had a great time here, one of the hosts Brian was super helpful and enjoyed socializing with guests which encouraged a great atmosphere in the common area. Great location close to the train station and some main attractions in town, I would definitely stay here again!
Very enjoyable stay. Great location and lovely staff. One little thing is the shower could be a bit hotter but other Han that absolutely fine.
I lke the location because it's near to train station and it's easy to find with the guide on the website. The guesthouse owner, Brian is very friendly and I wish I can stay longer in Matsumoto. I love it very much because I need to roll out my own futon and lay the comforter all by myself. I have a good 8 hours sleep on the futon maybe because the smell of tatami mat :)
Hostel is conveniently located very close to the train station and within walking distance of the major sites. One of the comfiest futons I've slept on in Japan, and the comforter was blessedly warm! The common area is small but always had someone hanging out in there to chat with. Staff was friendly and helpful - I would stay here again!
The best place to stay. Very close to the castle and the main station. Best wishes to Brian and the crew! Omar
Very nice little hostel and easy to find from the train station if you have a map - unlike me who got lost in the middle of the night - It's in a Japanese house and you have to sleep on the floor on a futon. The owner and other staff were very friendly and although I only stayed one night they let me use the facilities and leave my luggage the whole day after I'd checked out while I visited the town. Very good location the castle and other attractions are accessible by foot. Emeline
Brian is a great host and helps you with anything you need. Location is good - close to station and close to downtown. Ideally suspect you would prefer a slightly bigger common space but not a problem when I was there. Matsumoto is ok, but best thing is it's an ideal spot to base yourself for hiking and trips around the area.
Nice place owned by an Irishman living in Japan with his family who is full of advice about Matsumoto and its surroundings, including the Alps. The house itself is traditional in style and when it's quiet you'll come as close to feeling you actually live in Japan as possible.
Nice spot for travellers visiting the alpes, sightseeing or jus passing by though Matsumoto Brian has been of good advice, I can only recommend The place is located right over the river and nive bars and restaurants, and nearby the Osaka castle wich, when not crowded, is pretty amazing
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
An excellent hostel. Brian the owner was extremely friendly and helpful and I'm not saying that because he's a fellow Irishman. The hostel is in an excellent location and only about a 5 minute walk from Matsumoto train station. The atmosphere there was excellent and all guests seemed to mingle very well. Will be the first place I'll book if I ever find myself back in Matsumoto again. Thanks for a lovely stay.
A nice place to stay. Ideal base for exploring te mountains and its surroundings. Friendly staff and good facilities.
The hostel is quite small and very cute. It's very inviting. The staff are friendly and inform guests about events in the area and take them to those events as well. The whole atmosphere of the hostel promotes getting to know your fellow travelers, and I was able to meet some cool people. It was my first time staying at a hostel and it was a great experience.
A nice, relaxed hostel - very easy access from the station and by the river (so you can hear the water flowing by at night - always pleasant!). Matsumoto is an interesting town too
The ONLY place to consider while in Matsumoto. Great hostel with an amazing atmosphere and was my best hostel experience in Japan! Thanks to Brian, Baptiste and Lo, I was told the best places to eat, drink and discover. Hopefully I'll be back in MBP again in the future.
Just a relaxed place to stay ,the room was fantastic, just a good vibe
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Great location between the station and the castle. Hostel is a converted house, so quite cramped, but the rooms are big and japanese-style. Staff were fine.
Nice little place in Matsumoto to stay. Great, friendly staff that were very helpful and knowledgeable. Rooms and facilities are okay. Location is fine and within walking distance of the major sights, and very close to the train station.
Staff was super friendly, location was nice and easy. Dorm rooms were nice and there was a really friendly atmosphere.
The hostel was very cosy with comfy futons, clean facilities and a great atmosphere - the place felt very much like a home too. Also, a huge shout out to Brian who was a knowledgeable and a very helpful host, who made us okonomiyaki!
The hostel was really really close to the main station, clean and big room, nice common areas and friendly staff.