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Nagasaki International Hostel AKARI Reviews

2-2 Kojiyamachi, Nagasaki, Japan

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1232 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Very helpful staff. The air con was out of service in our room the first night, and they offered us to sleep in another room until it was fixed. Rooms are well equipped and very clean. Loved the atmosphere of the kitchen with the low, japanese-style tables.


Akari is wonderfully located right next to the 3 tram and the 5 tram, the two most important for tourists. I met the most interesting people there! Of course, this is totally dependent on who is staying there at the same time as you are, but this was by far the hostel with the friendliest people and best atmosphere. The room has air conditioning and good wifi. Also the hostel has tons of recommendations for tourist activities and other hostels. The bulletin boards alone make this place amazing!


was very and helpful .the owner's was very good. I to and maybe the a bit. It was a bit we had to rent one.

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The staff and facilities are very good, except from the restrooms(toilet) which is very small. Every information is in the hostel to plan our trip. The hostel is near a tram station which is very convinence to transport. Also, the hostel is located near the gourmet market so we can buy some fruits there. There is an activity where you can walk around the city with the locals which is very fun.


Stayed in AKARI Hostel for two nights. Was very glad I could check in so late (23:00), thank you very much! Also very nice was the discount card, and all the information what to do in Nagasaki. It was a nice stay until I checked out. I was 15 minutes late (11:15), sorry for that. After I wanted to stay a little bit in the living room and then got kicked out because of check out meant «that all the facilities must be left.» Felt really unwelcome though and went to town.


Akari was a great hostel to stay at in Nagasaki! My brother and I reserved a double room to stay in and they even upgraded us to a double room that included a bath, shower, toilet, and tatami mat flooring! The staff were nice and helpful and spoke English and we even met other student-travellers, although the atmosphere was not as outgoing as in some other hostels that I have been in. We stayed 3 nights and it was a great experience!


The location is good, not too far from the station. Friendly staff. The hostel have a discount card for some of the attractions in nagasaki and it's a plus.


If you don't mind walking, it's a nice location near the eyeglass bridge. The private ensuite was very nice and had a lot of space. I liked the security features!


Nice clean place to stay, staff verty helpful. Not far from train ststion, short tram drive.


Great palce to stay in Nagasaki. Staff were friendly and spoke english well. Highly recommend.

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Staff are incredibly helpful and when you find the hostel they have a great local map of the area.


We felt very welcome at the Akari. The room (with private shower and toilet) was much bigger than we were expecting. There was enough room for both of us, two large suitcases and two backpacks. The staff have very good English and were all really friendly. Guests are given a map of the local area with details on local restaurants, bars and sites at check-in. Check-in and out were easy (staff insisted on carrying our heavy suitcases to our 4th floor room!). Highly recommended.

  • 5th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel was nice and also the staffs. It has a great location where we can walk around for sightseeing. But 4 floors without elevator is a little tired for carrying luggages. The dorm room size is ok but the air condition was really hot!! There are 2 bathrooms on the 4th but the inside one has a very bad air ventilation so its a little smelly. Well i like this hostel. If i have another chance to Nagasaki, i'll stay here.


Service? Never ever. They offer facilities... Unfriendly is a polite word for them.


One of the best hostels we stayed in Japan! Amazing location right next to the river, lovely traditional style rooms, nice kitchen area, very clean and tidy. We would definitely stay again!


Very friendly staff, clean hostel, very nice location. Unfortunately there was no guided tour when we stayed.


pretty good


Staff were super helpful and gave us a fantastic map of the area with sights, restaurants etc. We stayed in the dorm but for Japan standards this was not a great dorm. Beds were hard and no space to store your luggage (locker eg)


Friendly staff, clean and c


The place is ok but nothing special. Internet only in the living room or first floor. Good for 1 or 2 nights.

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