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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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1166 Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to 1166 backpackers!!

We are perfectly located in Nagano historic center with the ZENKOJI TEMPLE within walking distance.

We’re a block from MAIN STREET, 6min walk from the ZENKOJI TEMPLE, and an easy stroll to just about everywhere else. NAGANO CITY takes public transportation pretty seriously— you can hop a train or a bus and get most places from 1166backpackers.

The tasteful old private house, which was built over 90 years ago, was renovated without disturbing the good atmosphere of Japanese old house.
You can easily meet many people and socialize even if traveling alone in our lovely comfortable common room.

Come experience our unique atmosphere and discover Nagano with us!

We can accommodate maximum of 14 people each night
As for being small backpackers, we offer a family welcoming atmosphere for you.

Check -in time 16:00-21:00.
Check-out time 8:00-10:00 Lounge -11:00
No curfew, no lockout time.

If you let us know ahead of time, we will keep your luggage before 4:00PM.
If your arrival time is different from reception hours or you are changing your arrival time, e-mail or call us directly to confirm your check-in.
The reception should be made aware of any change in your schedule.
Let us know if you have any special preferences. We will try to do our best to satisfy your expectations!

Large common space
Free coffee & Tea
Luggage Storage
Security Lockers
Fax Service
Bicycle : 500JPY/day
Linen, Towel Included
Shower room : through the night
Laundry & dryer : 200 JPY each
Free Internet and WIFI at common space and rooms
No curfew
*please consider other guests and neighbors
Lights-out at common space about 23:00 to 7:00.
*Please refrain from chatting at common space during that time.

We accept credit cards if the total amount will be over 10000 yen.

We accept cancellations, but our policy is 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your arrival.
50 % of the first night's room charge if you cancel your reservation 2 days prior to the date of your reservation.
100 % of the first night's room charge if you cancel your reservation 1day prior to the appointed day.
10% deposit you've paid is not included in your cancellation fee. You have to pay 100% fee without 10% deposit
If you do not show up for your reservation and do not contact us, we may charge the first 2 nights of the accommodation to your credit card. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    Simply of the best hostels I have ever been in. Thanks a lot to the staff. I will be back.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    Staffs are very helpful and they offer recommendations on where to go and what to eat. This hostel is very clean and comfortable.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Dec 2019
    The hosts are full of energy and genuinely want you to get the most out of your Nagano trip. So such a helpful and warm place!
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2019
    My favorite Hostel in Japan so far. The owner and staff were so helpful and open minded. They helped you wherever they could, they all speak English and you can have a good talk with them as well. Also, they organize little events where apparently also neighbours come by, which is a lovely thing. I stayed there for three nights and there was a Potluck breakfast and a hotpot dinner. I unfortunately couldn't join, but the fact they do it in the first place is lovely.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Amazing place with amazing staff. It feels like home, I wish I never left the place!
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2019
    Really enjoyed our stay here, had a traditional feel and the staff were super lovely trying to answer any queries. The location is fantastic, we really recommend going to the sake brewery for a free tasting session up the road.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Dec 2019
    Easily one of the best most welcoming hostels I’ve ever stayed in. Staff is friendly and extremely welcoming. Location is near most of the city attractions and bus stops. A unique “cozy” stay that exemplifies the spirit of Nagano :)
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Mar 2020
    I really loved the staff here. The owner and all the staff are really knowledgeable about Nagano and do a really great job at sitting you down and explaining all the options you have around the area and the best way to sightsee the area. The hostel itself is really great and homey feeling. I had lost my journal and the owner called the JR lost and found and figured out where the journal was so I could go pick it up. My trip through Japan wouldn't have been the same without this place!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Jan 2020
    The place is a 90 year old house that has been converted so the facilities aren't the newest but are fine. Main draw of this hostel is the staff. Was welcomed with hot tea on arrival and all the staff were super nice and helpful and would even ask how your day was when you got back. Special thanks to Minami who gave me a bunch of suggest for around Nagano as well as other places I was going on my trip
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    08 Sep 2019
    Good hostel in an old Japanese house. It is close to a major bus line to and from the train station (or a 20min mildly uphill walk from there) and the most important sights of Nagano are within walking distance of the hostel. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Minor downsides of this hostel are that it feels a little bit cramped and that there is only one bath room and two toilets (and only one of them is Western style).
    Austria, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi