YADOYA Guesthouse for Backpackers Reviews
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This hostel was great value for money, with very friendly staff and a small but friendly common-room that made it easy to meet people. The 8 bed dorm felt a little cramped, but the bed was really comfortable so that made up for it. In particular I really like this hostel because of it's location. It is only a short journey to the famous spots like Shinjuku (perhaps even walkable) but Nakano itself is actually a nice little area too. Neighbouring Koenji was also really cool and walkable.
My new favourite hostel in Tokyo. The staff were willing to wait up for my super late check in time and were very friendly and helpful. The location is one of the best for a Tokyo hostel and is close to Shinjuku. I really enjoyed my stay here and hope to be back soon!
Good hostel, the location is not the best (railway Nakano), but has its value. Not had any problems with the place, with only the bed that is very traditional (on the floor). The common area is not the greatest, but the place is acceptable.
The hostel was very squishy, I suppose it was sweet in a way... We were given a map of Nakano (the area) that showed nice places and cheap places to visit, drink, eat and shop. I really liked this aspect.
The kitchen is the worst I have ever seen at a Hostel in Japan, the external walls are so thin it sounded like trucks were driving through the bedroom early in the morning and the bedrooms are so tiny the only place to put my luggage was blocking the door. However, if you only want to use this as a place to crash (not meet people or hang out) it's fine.
Bed smell in toileet
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
You get what you pay for a Yadoya. The staff is very nice and helpful that is the only reason why i didn't rate it all poorly. The rooms are VERY small and the pictures on hostel world are outdated. The hostel itself is EXTREMELY cluttered and the common area kitchen is FILTHY. The noise level is loud/average depending on the night because the walls are paper thin. The rooms are kept clean Check your mattress pads because we got older ones and ended up with bruising sleeping on the tama mats.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
Tiny hostel, slightly cramped facilities. I stayed in a 4-bed female dorm which I found comfortable. The bed was wonderful, though the room got a bit stuffy. The showers are standard, but don't come with shampoo/soap as many other hostels do. There's a 7-Eleven right across the street where you can buy toiletries and withdraw money. Staff was friendly and accommodating. I mistakenly booked my room for the wrong night, but they still let me come and even stayed late to wait for my 11pm arrival.
This hostel has a nice atmosphere. The rooms are ok, the facilities smell a little bit. Absolutely ok for the money
Alice at the front desk was wonderful. We arrived late and didn't have a phone and they were waiting up for us to check us in (sorry and thank you again!). The visitor pamphlets and maps she gave us we used for the entirety of our trip, and the location of the guesthouse was fantastic. Lots of great dining and drinking options, and very close to the station and random shops. As guest houses go, quite small. Room was tiny, but for the price in inner tokyo, you get what you pay for.
The place is probably okay. But I've been in another hostel in Tokyo when I arrived and for the same price I had way better. The rooms are tiny and the facilities are not great. The kitchen / common room is tiny too. I know it's Japan and everything is tiny, but I've seen better in the same city. I'm just saying... If there is something better (Khaosan Asakusa hostel...) available on the date you want to go, should should try something else than this. Otherwise, it seemed cleaned and good.