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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

* Our cancellation policy have priority over hostel world cancellation policy *
We require 3 days notice prior to the accommodation date to cancel or alter your booking. 2days before:50%,on the day before:50%, on the day:100%, No show:100%

Additional Terms and Conditions

WINTER / 500JPY for heating expense required from Octorber to March on your arrival.
SUMMER / We do not have air conditioner in Summer.

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

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

- Located in front of Lake Nojiri (30 sec walk away).
- Finish Outdoor Sauna is available (Better to book since it takes 2-3 hours to heat up sauna. See below for price).
- Restaurant & Bar are attached (Tap beer, Local craft beer and Sake are available).
- Surrounded by many mountains for Hiking and Skiing.

- No Kitchen (microwave, fridge and hot water are available)
- Outside of Central area (30 min by train from Nagano station).

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE (To be booked in advance)
- From near station(Kurohime station) to LAMP = 3:00 pm, 5:40 pm
- From LAMP to the station = 8:30 am , 10:35 am, 2:40 pm

*SNOW SEASON : end of December - end of March
Free Shuttle to near ski resorts is available!
(Ski resorts) Kurohime Snow Park, Myoko Suginohara, Ikenotaira, Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen.
(Time table) departure at 8:30 am / pick-up about 4:00 pm.
(Ticket & Coupon) Discounted lift ticket for Akakura Kanko, Discount coupon for Kurohime Snowpark and Myoko Suginohara are available.
(Rental) Rental Ski wear & pants, Hard gears(ski, snowboard, boots, goggles and gloves) are available (to be booked by the day before)

- Rental Bicycle(available except for winter) : 1,000 yen for 2 hours, 1,500 yen for 4 hours, 2,500 yen for full day(9 am - 5 pm)
- Outdoor Sauna : 1,500 yen / 2 hours per person (1,800 yen from April, 2020) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    I usually don't write reviews ever but Lamp is so worth supporting! It's the warmth of the staff (that started right in the first second) + the house itself, the coziness & love to details and of course the majestic nature that is surrounding the place which made me extend my stay. After overstimulated Tokyo this felt like my safety net. Though it may be little pricey - it's worth renting the bike to get you to the closeby mountains or a loop around the lake (did both). I Will come back! :)
    Japan, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Feb 2019
    It was an amazing stay! The staff is really friendly and will help with your problems! Their shuttle bus service is a lifesaver! They speak English really well, overall my entire stay just made me smile! The hostel is a bit outside of Nagano, but for me this was not a problem, you can email them and they will pick you up saving you a long walk! This is the best hostel I have been to!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2019
    Beautiful and cozy little cabin in the mountain. The place is owned by a lovely couple who also runs a coffee on site. They are super friendly and helpful, they picked us up at the station, took us to eat regional foods and let us play with there beautiful dog! The brakfast and the curry rice are absoluteky recommended.
    Chile, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Jun 2019
    Lamp is a 20 second walk to Lake Nojiri, a clean beautiful lake perfect for kayaking, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, and just being with: looking at, listening to. Nearby are wonderful mountains for hiking and gathering wild vegetables, and many onsen. The staff are very welcoming and friendly: because of them, and the lake, I stayed 5 nights. Shared bathrooms and onsen were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great, too.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    22 May 2019
    We had a fantastic time at Lamp! The staff were fantastic and we felt like part of the family. The Sauna was the main feature for us, then swimming in the beautiful lake. They had a whole lot of other interesting activities too like wild herb picking and kayaking. The restaurant at the hostel is also very good. They also offer a free shuttle service from Kurohime station. We would definitely stay there again.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 May 2019
    Very nice hostel right in front of the lake. The owner is very sweet and she speaks well in English. We rented 2 kayak and it was a lot of fun. We recommend this place :)
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jan 2019
    the staff helped us out so much and were very willing to shuttle us around whenever we needed. one staff member even helped us translate at the ski resort which was very nice and he didn’t have to do. location is beautiful just easier to get to and from if you have a car. no locks on bed room doors but they provide a small locker about laptop sized for important things which was enough for us. they really engage with visitors and make an amazing atmosphere every night
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Jul 2019
    Very hard to get to, but it's worth it! One of the most unique and down to earth hostels in one of the most breathtaking locations in the world!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Jan 2019
    Beautiful property, good food and a cozy atmosphere. Staff was friendly and helpful - thanks Miki for all the help and to Yu for our snowshoeing tour! Really enjoyed our stay, would stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    08 Mar 2019
    A Beautiful spot,Really handy that the staff offer a pick up from the train station, the interior is lovely and cosy. However, we were charged for heating per person per night. Also a sauna you can use but you have to pay. Music is left on until 11pm and is loud, turned back on at 630am. All guests are kicked from the bar at 11pm with nowhere to go therefore they sat outside our room to talk. No shared kitchen or lounge, only a bar where you cannot eat your own food. Not really a hostel.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Children's Play Area
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi