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YADOYA Guesthouse for Backpackers Reviews

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

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78%

Rating
465 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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71%

The Yadoya Guesthouse is really well located in Nakano, which is a few stops away from the central suburb of Shinjuku. I felt safe walking home at night. It's opposite to a convenience store, so you can organise breakfast pretty easily. However, the rooms are very cramped. I stayed in a 4 bed room dorm and there was only space for 2 people to lay their bags on the floor. The rooms contain small lockers for your valuables, BYO locks. The staff are helpful and nice.


66%

Nice and cheap place to stay!


74%

Bottom bunks in the rooms tend to be colder because the warm air in the room doesn't circulate well.

  • 24th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

1. most staff are very cold, but one who helped me check out is so nice. 2. i think the shower rooms we can use are too few, just two! 3. the room is too too too small 4. shower water temperature cannot make up its mind, hot n cold, omg 5. there is a big difference in the temperature between the upper bunk and the lower bunk, upper is hot and lower is cold

  • 20th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

This is the smallest hostel shared bed dormitory thus far, I've stayed in Japan. It's 7 minutes walk away from Nakano station, very accessible to other areas as Shinjuku is just 4 local train stations away. 7-Eleven is just across the road, coin laundry is 3 minutes walk away from hostel, do not that there is no coin changer there and take note of the notice timing as they will close the shuttle at closing time, it is not 24h. Staffs are generally well versed in english, helpful and friendly.


69%

This is a constructive comment. The stay is pleasant. However, it will be better still if the kitchen can be cleaned up and the cleaning of the wash rooms especially for male can be done better. The wash rooms do smell quite badly especially on the 3rd floor. Certainly, will stay again.


54%

The room provided is too small for two person. We are paying for two person room and the room only can feed a double bed and no place for our luggage. The only way can do is let the luggage stand all the time and take whatever necessary for two day stay to avoid open the luggage often. It make us very inconvenience. I expected, the room is a single room but/because of the booking is so full and they used as a double room for backpacker. We have no choose cost we have pay the fees.


71%

It was pretty noisey from the traffic and other people coming in and out, but we know that can't be helped. We could smell the toilet in our room that was pretty gross. But a great location, easy to find and friendly staff, so would go back.

  • 25th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Perfect for a last minute place to crash - it's nothing fancy, but everything was clean and well taken care of, which is much appreciated. Definitely a good pick for the budget conscious of us out there who prefer decent quality accommodations. Will keep in mind for future Tokyo travels.

  • 22nd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Overall, good place to stay except the staircase are a bit too steep for people carrying big luggage.

  • 8th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

I always use this guesthouse whenever I go to Tokyo. The location, price, and staff are all good.

  • 5th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Very good hostel in a nice location 4 km from shikuju. Very nice staff, rooms are a bit small but clean. Kitchen can be improved


57%

Staff is friendly, but the room smels very bad. The dorm is very small, not convenient for that many people.


100%

A true Backpackers HAVEN. If you are looking for a great place in a great location at an amazing deal.... Yadoya is for you. The location is central to everything Tokyo has to offer. A short walk from Nakano Station. Plenty of restaurants nearby. Great place to lay your head after a crazy day... and night :) in Tokyo.

  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The stuff wos realy nice the place wos clean over all it is a cool place to stay

  • 11th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

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!


77%

Staff was attentive and helpful. Location was good and accessible. If there'd be issues, the only one I had was that the bed mattress was too soft. People with back issues are not recommended. If you are a light sleeper, please prepare ear plugs.


100%

What beats a real hot spring for this price! Also good to learn using Tatami bed. Staff are friendly. Free food in the kitchen saved my life!


69%

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)


71%

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.




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