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Nagasaki International Hostel AKARI Reviews

2-2 Kojiyamachi, Nagasaki, Japan

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1070 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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We had a wonderful stay at this hostel! The staff are very nice and helpful and the location couldn't be better. We particularly loved their map of the surrounding area, highlighting every single ramen restaurant in a ten-block radius, their top restaurant picks, and so many other useful things. We particularly loved their recommendations for vegetarian-friendly restaurants--Malay's 16-veg curry was amazing! Wish we could have rented bikes but they didn't have any available--inquire early.


Great hostel, conveniently located and friendly staff.

  • 5th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Easy to find and excellent location, staff very helpful and polite. The hostel is a bit dated and noisy sliding doors, the rooms are warm but in the common area bloody freezing.


I stayed in twin private room - ensuite just one night. I'm impressed with the young male staff which can communicate in English very well. For me, the location is quite fair because 1. The pro - it's located quite far from the train station, you have to ride the tram or taxi 2. The con - there is a canal and temple in front of the hostel and the shopping/walking street is very near. And there is no elevator, so you have to bring your big luggage up and down the ladder ( for me 3 floor)


great place but could probably do with more seating in the common room area.


Friendly atmosphere, excellent location!


This was a nice hostel. The staff were very helpful, the other guests were nice and the facilities were good. It is pretty close to the centre of Nagasaki, just two stops away form Nagasaki station on the tram. The staff do laundry for guests but there is no dryer available, so guests need to hang up their clothes outside, or walk to a coin laundry nearby. The internet was a little slow, however. If I visit Nagasaki again I wouldn't hesitate to stay there. It was a really nice hostel.

  • 20th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


all staffs are very kind and helpful for guests with great information ( great map ). I will ba back again ^^


Everything's good here. all I needed, sleep friendly beds, small kitchen etc. great free guided short local walk . Nice staff. but my stay was too short.


prefect location for travel spots like Spectacles bridge and Kazagashira Park. You can also join the walk around with the locals trip to explore more about the city.


Staff extremely friendly and helpful. They have made their own local map with restaurant recommendations etc, which was great! Unfortunately we didn't get to go on one of the sightseeing walks run by local volunteers from the hostel as these looked interesting. Only small criticism is that quilt on one of our beds had stains on, but was otherwise really clean.


We had a lovely couple of nights at Akari, were had a very friendly greeting and given loads of information about the local area which centered around the hostel this was very helpful upon arrival. The common room had a good atmosphere and the kitchen had all you needed. The rooms were clean too. The mattress was a little bit uncomfortable could feel the springs a bit but nothing so bad as to stop you sleeping. Overall had a great time at this hostel.


The place felt very quiet when I was there, relaxing in some ways, in others too quiet. Wifi didn't reach the top floor and in some ways the place relatively old compared to other hostels in Japan.

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