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Candela Guest House Matsumoto

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

【FEATURE】The most unique point of Candela Guest House is that its building was built about 110 years ago as MISO-FACTORY (Miso is Japanese traditional condiment. It used for cooking miso soup! ), and we renovated it to guest house. The entrance is small, but the depth of building is so long. It seems like a ‘cave’ or 'secret base'! And it is also like cozy mountain hut with the gentle light of lantern. You can easily meet many people and socialize even if traveling alone in common room while sitting around special table using a bottom of Miso barrel. As for being small guesthouse, we offer a family welcoming atmosphere for you.


【LOCATION】Location is good for sightseeing. You can go many places in the city on foot or with free rental bicycle.

*5min walk to Castle.
*7min walk to Samurai house (Takahashike-juutaku)
*10 min walk to Former Kaichi School.
*20min walk to Art Museum.
*You can catch the bus to Asama or Utsukushigahara Onsen(hot spring) from very near bus stop.
*You can go to day trip trekking to Kamikochi, Norikura, Kiso(Tsumago & Magome).
*You can go to Wasabi Farm by train.

We can recommend good restaurants.
Also, convenience store is just 1min. walk.
24hours-super market and within 10min. walk.

**** please note following *****************************************

【LUGGAGE STORAGE】
Luggage storage before check in is possible after 9:00 a.m..

【CHECK IN & OUT】
Check -in time 16:00-22:00.
Check-out time -11:00 (earlier check out is possible)

*This hostel has only one staff basically, and the staff cleans all rooms and purchases equipment in the daytime. Therefore any guests cannot stay in the building during 11:00~16:00.


【LIGHT-OUT】23:00~9:00 (but no curfew)

*Please refrain from chatting at common space during that time.

*Each bed has a reading light.

* Matsumoto is located near Japan Alps. So, many mountain hikers check out at early morning. Therefore we set lights out early considering them.


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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Oct 2019
    Candela Guest House was so welcoming and friendly! I am a solo traveler who found the choice of local treks overwhelming in the short time I had. Hiro could not have been more helpful. She made recommendations and provided me with all the travel information I needed, as well as patiently answering all of my questions. The hostel itself is a cute old building which is cosy, welcoming and clean. The communal area made it easy to meet and socialize with the wonderful hosts and other guests.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Oct 2019
    Lovely guesthouse! Kury and Hiro were so welcoming and helpful. We felt right at home and loved exploring Matsumoto. The free bikes were a great amenity. Thank you Candela!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Oct 2019
    Very cool hostel which was previously a 19th century Miso factory. We stayed in a old Miso making room with a small door. Room was large and had lockboxes for valuables. The hosts were very friendly and offered recommendations on where to go for day trips. It’s within 400 meters of Nagoya castle and about a 15-20 minute walk to the train station. ( a great walk as you weave your way through the city coming past the major sites.) Social place where locals come in and socialise.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 May 2019
    The staff here is amazing!!! They went above and beyond to help me find places to hike and things to do when plans fell through. All of the people there were pretty easy to talk to and get to know. The free bike rental was super helpful for getting to onsens and exploring the city. The dorm space wasn’t anything special, but it was very clean and fairly comfortable.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    22 Nov 2018
    Great place to stay! Host is very friendly and helpful, she gave us great recommandations for café, food and activities during the two days of our stay! Free bike rental was great to move around and free luggage keep even on the day of our arrival as we arrived super early. Atmosphere is awesome, couple of guitars, boardgames, book, computer un the two common área! Only downside is that there is only one shower but it wasnt a problem for us because the hostel wasnt full.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Oct 2018
    The staff was suuuper friendly and knowledgeable about the area. It’s well situated and you can rent a bike. Perfect !
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 May 2018
    The kind and friendly staff were great! Love how it's all one level and more traditional Japanese style! Easy to get to by foot and bus! And real close to the Matsumoto Castle!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Sep 2017
    Great little hostel, very relaxed and friendly, bit of a trek to the train and bus station but close to the sights and restaurants. Staff are great and super helpful
    England, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


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