YADOYA Guesthouse for Backpackers Reviews
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Really helpful staff. Great location near the metro and walking distance from harajuku and shibuya. Really small common area but overall great value for money.
The staff was friendly. Recommended some nearby places and even carried my bag up the stairs! Location is a short walk from a subway/train stop. The dorm room was a bit tight and I definitely hit my head on the ceiling a few times, but otherwise it was clean and decent enough. I was only there one night, but there wasn't much socializing going on so it didn't really have the vibe of a normal hostel.
Very conveniently located close to Nakano station, you can easily access every nook and cranny in Tokyo. Staff were very helpful and always ready to lend a hand, access to the building was restricted to guests and the rooms themselves were comfortable and clean. Lockers were available to be used, but they didn't feel needed.
This was my second time staying at Yadoya Guesthouse. Although the hostel and the room were quite small, it was clean, the location was really convenient, and the staff was very friendly. Thank you!
Value for money. They offer you cool and clean space to stay in hot summer. Be careful your check in time becuz the office closes pm8. I'm so satisfied with their kindness. And I find it was a good opportunity, needless to say, to make many friends.
- Novice Nomad
- South Korea
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The staff were amazingly helpful and friendly, and they even have a party for guests and locals to mix on Tuesday nights. The building and room itself was dilapidated and unfinished, but it was clean enough. Not for light sleepers, because you can hear every time anyone walks around or talks on your floor, even from a private room.
Location is very good. There's a 7-11 in front and it's near the train station. There are also a lot of restaurants nearby. You can ask for a flyer that has a map and list of shops in the area. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I stayed in a mixed room with a bunk bed, not much headroom on top. The bed has two outlets for charging electronics, which was convenient. The shower room was okay, but the 3F restroom had a smell. Overall, it's a decent place if you are on a tight budget.
We booked a private room, and we was surprised: 1- No elevator, so with our big suitcase it was not easy in by small strairs 2- The room is really small: the bed is touching 3 walls (tahts mean the room is large as the bed) and it has only +/- 50 cm between the door and the bed ... so you have to open your suitcase on the bed, and storage it under the bed. Not convenient at all !!! However it's anyway an amazing experience :)
Thanks for the great hospitality! Everyone was very friendly and helpful, from the moment we walked into the hostel. The location was excellent, right near the place I desired to go shopping (Nakano Broadway) and very close to the Yamanote line to reach my other top destinations (Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Akihabara...). The facilities were a little too tight, and some of the restrooms were really cramped, but overall the complex was very clean and organized. The WIFI did not work in our room.
Friendly staff and the rooms are nice! There's air conditioning so I'm happy.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The location is great as it's only a station away from Shinjuku station. Nakano station is only a few minutes away. Best choice for JR pass holder. The room is a lil bit small but comfortable. Many restaurants and convenient stores nearby.
The hostel was good, the staff was nice, and the location was great for the price. The only problem, which the hostel itself can't be held accountable for, was the weird guests. I've never in my life been in a hostel where everyone walks around silently and refuses to interact with each other, but at Yadoya I got just that. The one person I befriended fled to another hostel as soon as possible because he couldn't handle the oppressively anti-social vibe. It was really seriously strange.
It's a pretty small hostel. Make sure you check in early if you want to stay in the dormitory or you'll get the top bunk bed in a crammed space. Pretty close from the train station and there's a lot of food option close by. The staff there is very friendly and were helpful when needed.
If you're after a stereotypical youth hostel with lots of rowdy international travelers, Yadoya guest house probably isn't for you. It's also quite small. But it's in amazing location (four minutes from Shinjuku station), the price is fantastic for Tokyo, and the staff were fantastically helpful and between them spoke Mandarin and English. If you can I'd recommend joining them for their weekly dinner on Tuesday night. Nearby locals and a few expats come for the food and company. Great fun!
Yadoya Hostel is a small hostel that really cozy n clean, their staffs are really nice, and the location is great, not far away from Nakano station near market place too and many interesting food n shop there...
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
I stopped for only one night in the dorm. The dorm is quite small for the amount of people they cram in there but the bed was quite comfortable at least. Good showers, good bathrooms, a small kitchen/ common room combo. Not much atmosphere but also quiet. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is not the best but 24hr 7/11 across the street was great for ATM, food, or whatever. But like any city, hop on the subway 5-10 minute walk and go.
Positive: good location away from busy areas, hostel was clean, beds were comfortable, close to convenience stores and many food shops. There was also a lot of guide books available and travel information provided. Price is decent for Tokyo. Negative: the common area was pretty much non-existent, the kitchen was quite old and dirty, and the staff were a little grumpy. Not ideal if you are looking for a social atmosphere.
A small but cozy hostel tucked in a quiet neighbourhood. The location is convenient - just 2 train stops from Shinjuku, so it's great for those who are concentrating on that part of Tokyo. The 4-bed dorm rooms are small, and the luggage racks not too steady, but the beds are comfortable. Don't expect parties in the common room, but it's a good place to rest after a long day out!
Rooms seem very cramped and, at times, lacking in fresh air. The place is clean enough, but some of the bathrooms/sinks are awfully small. Overall a nice enough place to sleep, with great staff, and located near a fun little area, the Nakano Broadway and surrounding streets.
Yadoya is a cheap and great hostel. I stayed there for 3 nights in female dormitory room. Even the room is quite small, it's clean. However, it is quite inconvenient for people who come with a big luggage. The staffs are friendly and helpful.