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SPACE riverhouse hostel

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9.7
Superb 309 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.6
  • Security 9.9
  • Location 9.5
  • Staff 9.7
  • Atmosphere 10.0
  • Cleanliness 9.6
  • Facilities 9.7
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9.7
Superb 309 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.6
  • Security 9.9
  • Location 9.5
  • Staff 9.7
  • Atmosphere 10.0
  • Cleanliness 9.6
  • Facilities 9.7

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22nd May 2017
9.4

Really a super place to stay. Scout is a lovely host, making sure you get all the info you need for enjoying both the tourist spots and the different hikes that are available in Nikko. He picks you up at the station and cooks a really good dinner/breakfast. I would recommend staying for a minimum of 2 nights if not more. The hostell itself is located right with the river so you can enjoy some soul searching. It is serene and beautiful. If I go back to Nikko this hostell is my choice :)

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  • sboudjenah3105
  • England, Couple, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
11th May 2017
10.0

11/10 Amazing location,Amazing Hostel,Amazing Host,Highly recommended! Scout will make you feel at ease and will give you tips and advice and will serve you one the best breakfasts you will find in Japan! without mentioning the surreal nature around. TIP:" book a minimum of one week in this place"

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7th May 2017
10.0

So glad I booked this place over the hostels closer to downtown Nikko. Amazing location right on the river. Really cool outdoor open space overlooking the river that created a fun atmosphere at night with the other guests. Scout does everything he can to make sure you have an awesome stay including transportation in/out of town, great advice to take advantage of the hikes and history Nikko has to offer and can't forget the awesome breakfasts every morning. Definitely recommend.

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5th May 2017
8.6

The hostel is great, good and clean facilities and great atmosphere. It's quite far from Nikko though, and you are 100% dependent on Scout, which is a great guy, but has to work on many different fronts at the same time. Thus, if you like being independent and defining your own schedule this may not be the place for you...

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in the mornings, a 2nd driver is always available. While you were here, your morning schedule fit with others, so there was no need to call the 2nd driver. If you are referring to "return from hiking/sightseeing" pickup up times in the tourist area, it is true... they are fixed at 4:30, 6:30 and 9pm which matches the check-in times for new arrivals. I am sorry you were not more happy with your stay and found the location less than perfect. This location is WHY the hostel is here, it is the most beautiful location for a hostel in Nikko.

  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
4th May 2017
10.0

The hostel is located in the most beautiful location, on a pristine river bed only 25 minutes from Nikko city centre - there are two beautiful common rooms one inside and one overlooking the river. Even the shower lets you enjoy nature with panoramic windows overlooking the river and forest. Scout was a great host, he went out of his way to make sure we were fed at 5am before our hikes, shuttled us in and out of Nikko City and made the most delicious vegetable soup.

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  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
4th May 2017
10.0

We had an amazing time in SPACE. The hiking in Nikko was fun & the scenery including the river at the backpackers was great. Scout was an excellent host, who provided relevant local knowledge & make tasty pancakes & vegetable soup. Would highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
26th Apr 2017
10.0

This guesthouse is a hidden gem that was a perfect getaway from the tourist crowds, while being close enough to the station and UNESCO sights that you never miss out on any adventures. The owner makes a phenomenal breakfast every morning and is very helpful in driving guests to and from the station! furthermore there are many fantastic amenities such as an outdoor projector, a natural wood lounge area (with a hammock) by the river, a Mac computer for use, and kotatsu! An incredible place!

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  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
16th Apr 2017
8.3

Amazing food!!

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  • frisbe
  • Australia, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
12th Apr 2017
10.0

Space hostel is the place to go when you want base yourself in amongst some the best nature areas Japan has to offer. Scout, the owner and operator, will go out of his way to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. He has loads of information on the surrounding areas. From the more popular walks or shrines to onsens and the less travelled paths of the Nikko region. The hostel is located on the bank of small river which adds to the magic of this amazing place. An absolute must stay!!

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11th Apr 2017
10.0

Really cool place in very unique location. Spent two days there made good friends and had good times. The soup he makes is amazing. Distance isn't an issue since he gets to you and you to places timely. The place is picturesque and I recommend it.

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