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Nagasaki Kagamiya Reviews

1-12-9 Honkawachi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki, Japan

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176 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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Really nice place, loved the free toast in the morning! With the directions you need to go through the tori gate, I was a bit confused! Also it was one of the most uncomfortable beds I've ever slept on and creaked every time I moved.


Really enjoyed staying here. Finding it was a little difficult, and like many other reviews have said, I wouldn't recommend this place to someone who can't handle stairs. Staff was wonderful. Although there was only one shower, it was never crowded. Would come back in the future.


Excellent experience here! Really enjoyed my time here. The hostel is very small and tucked away on a Nagasaki hillside but it is very accessible from the tram, which made it a great spot! Because it appears to be a home converted into hostel, it feels very cozy. Would definitely stay here again.


Great place to stay, very traditional household with helpful owners. At the end of the tram system so not easy to get to but situated in a nice normal Japanese neighbourhood.


I had an excellent time at Kagamiya. The owners are very lovely and help out whenever they can. It's a small guesthouse, which gives the place a family-atmosphere. It's not located very centrally, but that doesn't matter at all. You're in the centre of the city in no time by tram and the tram goes straight to the train station, so if you come by train, you just have to carry your bag to the tram and then from the tram to the guesthouse :)


We had really good instructions on how to locate the hostel, which helped a lot!

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


I really recommend Kagamiya GH to anyone visiting Nagasaki. The place is very tidy, comfortable, with nice common areas to meet other travelers and it’s just next to a Shinto shrine. The owners are great. They always do their best to make you feel comfortable and to help you. The tram is quite near and most attractions are reachable by tram, so location is quite good too. Might be a bit far from the train station if you have a lot of luggage, but there's a direct tram. So, not a big deal really.


this is clearly an hostel owned by people who have traveled before and they made it for travelers in mind..the owners are awesome and obviously enjoy spending time with the guest, plus the guest are friendly! what more can one ask? i recommend this place if you are going to nagasaki! Olivier! Merci beaucoup! j'y ai eu bien du plaisir!!!


Friendly, close to all the onsen action, very helpful and friendly staff. Sleeping dormitory style makes for tight quarters, but the dividers provide decent privacy.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


+ Small guest house, great staff, convivial atmosphere, reception open until midnight (the feeling of security is much better than in large hostels) + Nice shower & ofuro + Curtains around beds + Simple breakfast included + Charming place next to a shrine - Have to take tram (or walk 30 min) from town center. (Still preferred Kagami to Akari right in the center of Nagasaki, where I also stayed.) - No lockers

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