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Dot Hostel Nagano

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

Welcome to Dot Hostel Nagano.

We renovated an old traditional Japanese house which has been living for more than 100 years to make it Dot Hostel Nagano in 2016 April, so here you can feel like real traditional Japanese life with us.

We are a small hostel and small team to make you comfortable and help you to make the most out of Nagano.

The hostel is only 1 minutes from the Zenkoji Temple and 20 minutes from Nagano Station, enabling you to have easy access to all that the lovely city has to offer.

Dot Hostel Nagano has 4 rooms: Mixed dormitory, Woman only dormitory, Single room and Tatami room. There are a big common living, where we can eat and drink as well as work with laptop by using free Wi-Fi.

We serve free continental breakfast(toasts and jam) with free coffee and tea.
We have a mini sake bar, serving local sake and craft beer with reasonable price.
Our staffs are fluent in English and hence we can advise you where to go and what to do in Nagano in English.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Check-in Time: from 16:00 to 22:00.
- You can leave your bags and luggage before check-in unless you inform the hostel beforehand.
2. Check-out Time: until 11:00.
3. Payment: Cash (JPY) only upon arrival.
4. Cancellation Policy: Up to 3 days advance notice before the arrival date is required.
5. Age Restrction:
(1) The hostel is not suitable for children, especially in dormitory room.
(2) The minimum age to stay at the hostel is 6 years old.
6. Reception Hours: from 08:00 to 11:00; from 16:00 to 22:00.
7. Curfew:
(1) Please lower the voice after 22:00.
(2) The lights are off at 23:00.
8. The shower room, bathroom and kitchen are shared with customers.
- The kitchen is open from 16:00 to 22:00.
9. No smoking in the entire building.
10. Pets are not allowed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    Nous nous sommes senties comme à la maison dans cette petite auberge de Nagano pleine de charme :) Nous sommes restées 4 nuits au Dot Hostel : nous vous recommandons vivement d'y faire étape !
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2019
    Located in central Nagano super close to Zenkoji Temple, bus stops and restaurants. The staff was very nice and accommodating! Sake bar was great too. Would defiantly stay here again!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Oct 2019
    So good i stayed an extra night 😅 so close (1 min) to probably the most beautiful temples in Japan.
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Nov 2019
    Dot's location is fantastic. It's only a few minutes away from the temple, and walking the temple grounds both in the morning and when coming back from bars/dinner at night was a major highlight of my visit to Nagano. Front desk staff was kind and friendly, the facility is very well kept. My only complaint was that the mattresses were a bit hard but it wasn't a big deal. I'd definitely recommend Dot and will probably stay there again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Oct 2019
    This is a quiet and humble hostel in an old Japanese style building. Definitely worth a try if you’re looking to stay at a ryokan. Everything in this building is carefully thought, from the antique furnitures to the fine details of room decorations. The owner is also friendly to recommend places to go in the area. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again if/when I come back.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Oct 2019
    Great staff. Lots of help and knowledgeable about how to get around.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    20 May 2019
    Beautiful house! And extremely friendly and helpful staff. Best stay I had so far and would have loved to extend it. Little setback was that the lock on the only showerroom was broken, but I didn't encounter a problem there. The hostel is located very close to the beautiful temple, still it was quite and felt really relaxing. Do definitely recommend!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Oct 2019
    Charming ryokan x hostel type of place near the awesome (especially at night!) Zenko-ji temple. Ten minute walk to the metro station, and even shorter to the food district. Nice details in the interior design, and the house itself feels like a ninja-house somehow. Dot's a bit rough (no sink in bathroom; have to walk to another room), but should be a fine base for any traveler who's not a prince/princess.
    Finland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    19 May 2019
    Cute hostel, great blankets and pillows on the bed although no lockers or places to keep valuables. Very knowledgeable staff. We did not have a problem with the one bathroom (there were only 4 guests total) but we could see that being a bit of a delay. Free earplugs due to a bit of noise at night time. Nagano was beautiful! Go see the snow monkeys! 🐒
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Apr 2019
    Very close location to Zenko-ji temple and Joyama park, a beautiful spot in when we were there in the Spring. The rooms were both up a short but very steep steps. We were a group of 8 staying in 2 rooms that had separate staircases. Luckily we didn't have our suitcases with us, only our day packs. Otherwise it'd be impossible. The 2nd employee we saw said we had to pay for towels, then the 3rd one said we didn't. About 10-15 minute walk from the bus stop or the local JR station
    Indonesia, All Female Group, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi