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YADOYA Guesthouse for Backpackers Reviews

2-18-6 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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435 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Very nice staff from HK and speek a little chinese. Location is perfect just near subway. but the hostel is not easy to find because the signboard is not obvious. Anyway it's a good one for backpackers!


The Ninja room is very small. It is not suitable for 2persons staying.

  • 19th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel it was god but it is so little, and it doesn't have so much space in the common area, or for the baggage in the rooms.


Super close to the station unlike some Asakusa hostels, incredibly easy to find. Only 5 minutes away from Shinjuku (and if absolutely necessary would not be a nightmare to walk back to after boozy night out). Small locker for valuables, but I never felt unsafe. Definitely staying here every time I come into Tokyo from now on.


The perfect place to stay when going to Mount Fuji. Very friendly and helpful staff!

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice location especially if you're making use of a JR pass. Close to the station. Rooms are small and storage is tight but it has a nice atmosphere. Very friendly staff and very helpful! There was a party when we got there which was very vibrant but other than that the communal areas didn't feel very welcoming.


The hostel provides the very bare necessities. It is pretty clear that it's a home converted into a hostel. The kitchen space is not really clean and the third floor bathroom smelled pretty badly during my stay there. Overall, it was incredibly affordable and I'd recommend it for any cash-strapped traveler. The staff were really nice and sweet, but know what you're paying for.


the staff have enough english and they are kind, good location just close of a subway station, rooms pretty clean but the atmosphere was not so good, the whole hostel is clean as well


I didn't really like to stay at the yadoya, was quite dirty. i've had so many way better hostels in japan.... spend just a bit more and stay somewhere else!


Booked a private double room. Got a table with a mat on top in a cupboard. This was not a room and a bed. Smell from toilets and bathroom not nice either. Room above smoking and rubbish area which didn't help!! Disappointed!!!


We only stayed one night and enjoyed it. Backpackers this place is basic but covers what is needed, and for a great price! Staff were friendly and helpful. We knew what we wanted from the local area so location for us wasn't a problem - very close to a JR station. (Probably would have been too far out for everyday Tokyo-shinjuku-asakusa traveling that we had done previously.) The place is a little run down but not dirty. Check out the craft beer bar down the road called The Hangover! Thanks!


The location was very nice, with easy access to the station, and thus many popular areas. There were also many restaurants in the area. For 2,500 yen, it was a fine stay. The rooms are really narrow, but not unbearable. Everything was clean. They did ask for a refundable key deposit, which I wasn't aware of. But if you check out outside of desk hours, you don't have to pay it. I would stay there again for the ease and convenience. Good for the single traveller.


The place was ok. Quite small, but the beds were good quality.


Very pleasant and helpfull staff, excellent location, extensive and informative leaflets/maps with a lot of restaurants, shops, etc. A wonderfull stay!


This is a no-frills kind of place; it's a little dingy but still clean and the location is fantastic. Great place to stay if you're looking to save some money.

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