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Nara Backpackers

132 reviews
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Good location, close to restaurants and the temples/features around Nara. Think it would be better to stay in a private room rather than a dorm. Common space was sweet too; but the entire tea house creaks everywhere, so it is actually quite noisy most of...More

Thank Elle619
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for a night and were very happy. It is in a beautiful traditional Japanese style house with a stunning garden in the centre. The rooms are obviously old but have a lovely charm to them. Tip: use the heated...More

Thank Austraveller1993
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Beautiful traditional Japanese house walking distance from everything. Manager was super friendly and helpful and spoke really good English. Coffee and tea facilities and a nice lounge area. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone.

Thank ChantalGro
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay at Nara Backpackers, a beautiful traditional house in a quiet part of central Nara. We had a medium-sized private room, which had a lovely view over their peaceful garden. The accommodation was excellent, with everything you could need including good bathrooms...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Excellent hostel with very friendly and helpful staff which offers a real Ryokan experience. Very convenient for all the local sights and restaurants. The communal showers could be cleaner but other than that, excellent all round.

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US$ 21 - US$ 69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 21 - US$ 69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"Other guests using the toilet at 4:00 am woke me up and I had ear plugs - you need them."
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"The room on the 2nd floor next to the dorms is the best."
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"depends on your budget, overnight stay recommended"
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"We stayed in the mixed dorm, which was a collection of three bunk beds. It was very cozy and comfortable. The..."
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