Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Koya Backpackers is a renovated Japanese traditional style guesthouse at Karuizawamachi in Nagano. Karuizawa is popular tourist destincation for summer vacation. People here are enjoying hiking, tennis, golfs, and forest bathing in the forest.

Koya Backpackers is located middle of the way from Karuizawa Station to Kusatsu Hot spring via Mt. Asamayama.

Koya Backpackers offers cozy rooms and beds with reasonable price, designed for the backpackers. It is the accommodations where you can stay excluding meals. After check-in, you can take advantage of on-site facilities, which are necessary and sufficient to life, such as sharing space, bathroom, kitchen and roofs.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Check-in Time: from 16:00 to 21:00.
2. Check-out Time: until 11:00.
3. Payment: Cash (JPY) only upon arrival.
4. Cancellation Policy:
(1) Up to 3 days advance notice before the arrival date is required.
(2) If cancelled or changed from 2 days to the day before the arrival date, 50% of the full balance will be charged.
(3) If cancelled or changed on the arrival date or in case of No-Show, 100% of the full balance will be charged.
5. Age Restriction:
(1) Koya Backpackers accepts over 15 years old in the dormitory rooms.
(2) Private room is from 6 years old.
6. Reception Hours: 08:00-11:00; 16:00-21:00.
7. Extra 8% taxes fee is required when check-in.
8. Curfew:
(1) Karuizawa-machi is not allow to 23:00 on and after sales.
- Please note Gad and noise until late at night as not lead to inconvenience to the neighborhood.
(2) Curfew and extinction is on 22:30. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2019
    Easily the best hostel I stayed at during my trip in Japan. Friendliest owner ever, he showed us to a local bar, had dinner and drank with us. Was very positive and handled an “oopsie” I had made without freaking out or getting mad. A wonderful human being, highly recommend a stay here.
    USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2018
    The staff was very welcoming, friendly and helpful!
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2018
    Very good experience. Close to three good onsen (hot springs). If you like the mountain cabin atmosphere, this is a good place. Host is a great guy, very helpful and likes to talk with guests in the evenings. Great value for the money, as well. If I ever make it up that way again, and this place is still open, I'm definitely staying there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2018
    Thanks for hosting me at this beautiful house! The owner is super friendly and fun to talk to, the house is beautiful and traditionally-styled and set in a beautiful little forested area -- I had a very nice & relaxing stay here. I'll definitely be back :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Aug 2018
    轻井泽真的是太美好了!住在“山里”的日式旧屋也真的是太美好了!来的一天是台风,下雨下的人晕晕沉沉感觉自己变成了“林间小屋”的苏志燮... 但是也多亏了这个第二天放了个大晴,蓝天无论配云场池的水还是群山、瀑布,都给人大大的惊喜。整个town兜下来,真的觉得是在游欧洲小镇,好想在那里生活啊! 房东挺好的(不过比起亚洲人到底是偏爱欧美人多点),住的第一晚还集合一帮房客做了大阪烧(600yen),然后同住的一对澳大利亚情侣真的很nice,大家有说有笑开心~ 订房的时候看到封面照就几乎没有犹豫,而最终确实没有让人失望。 Besides, for anyone who wants to take the bus, please go for No.1 bus stop (Karuizawa Station), and check the timetable of SK. Do this as the first thing after getting out, as you may miss and wait for an hour for next one.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2018
    The hostel is an old-school refurbished house located up the street from Naka-karuizawa. Its easier to get around Karuizawa with a car, but there's a number of onsens and restaurants within walking distance. The host was kind and incredibly accomodating to me. Would stay again!
    Japan, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Jun 2018
    Great hostel with great vibe, really cool owner in quiet, forested area of Karuizawa. Would happily stay again!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Jun 2019
    Yusuke-San was the most accommodating and friendly host. He gave us local information about nearby onsens and how to get around. The location may be a bit secluded, but the beautiful traditional Japanese house was a wonderful place to stay in. It was truly a pity that our stay was only for 2 nights. We would have loved to stay here much longer.
    Singapore, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 May 2018
    The owner was nice and helpful! The hostel has the feel of a Japanese home, and beds are futon in tatami rooms (though this means no privacy). It's in a nice secluded spot in the woods, and there is parking so it's convenient by car. There are some onsen and a small upscale restaurant/shopping complex in walking distance, but options there are limited. There is an 11pm curfew which may be inconvenient for some. But overall it felt like an authentic Karuizawa experience.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    09 Sep 2017
    Connections to sightseeing places aren't that good.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Foosball