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Guest House Iki
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9

Exceptional

342 reviews

342 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Space Roku -The 3rd Street-

60 m

Ikeda Gankōdō

80 m

Ishii Sweets (Persimmons)

80 m

Isagawa Shrine

110 m

Denkoji

160 m

Popular landmarks
Kofuku-ji Temple

490 m

Nara National Museum

970 m

Isuien Garden

1.1 km

Todai-ji Temple

1.4 km

Nara Park

1.6 km

Closest landmarks
SABREI PARKING

30 m

Kitamura Clinic

80 m

Takeda Drug

90 m

NARANICLE

110 m

Sun drug

130 m

Guest House Iki

1-5 Kamisanjo-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8228 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Nara, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Nara Park.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Nara

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

340 meters to public transportation

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoke-free property

Japanese

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nara every 9 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.2
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.4 km

Rooms available at Guest House Iki

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.1

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Twin - Non-Smoking
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Double Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Guest House Iki?

    Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to Guest House Iki?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Guest House Iki has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Guest House Iki?

    Guest House Iki does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Iki?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Iki is Kintetsu Nara Train Station, 330 m away.

    What restaurants are nearby Guest House Iki?

    Restaurants including Mentoan, Maguro Koya and Okaru are popular in Guest House Iki’s neighborhood which is known as Nara.

    What popular shopping places are close to Guest House Iki?

    Shopping options in Guest House Iki’s Nara neighborhood include Higashimuki Shopping Street, Space Roku -The 3rd Street- and Jissun.

    What are popular attractions near Guest House Iki?

    Guests at Guest House Iki can easily visit Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine located in the Nara area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Guest House Iki?

    Guest House Iki’s nearby natural sights include Mt. Wakakusa, Kazugayama Genshirin and Mumuroji located in the same Nara area.

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    Property ranking|Compared to 241 Nara properties
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    Cleanliness score
    9.5/10
    Value for money score
    9.2/10
    Service score
    9.6/10
    Room comfort score
    9.1/10
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    9

    Exceptional
    342 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.5
    Facilities
    8.7
    Location
    9.1
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    More about Guest House Iki

    More about Guest House Iki

    Guest House Iki

    Guest House Iki is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Nara. Experience an urban escape in Nara with a stay at Guest House Iki, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
    Guest House Iki provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
    Feel right at home during your stay at Guest House Iki. Some rooms at Guest House Iki are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


    Around the property

    Take some time to explore Nara during your stay at the hotel. An afternoon of browsing the works at Nara National Museum located 970 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene.


    Reasons to stay here

    This hotel beats 96% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
    This hotel scores higher than 97% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in Nara.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.7

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    25 mentions

    Internet

    7 mentions

    Food & Dining

    1 mention

    Breakfast

    1 mention

    Languages spoken
    • Japanese
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Services and conveniences
    • Elevator
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    For the kids
    • Family room
    Access
    • Pets allowed
    Getting around
    • Car park [on-site]
    Sports equipment rental
    • Bicycle rental
    Available in all rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • Wi-Fi [free]

    Location

    1-5 Kamisanjo-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8228
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.1

    Airports
    • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
      37.4 km
    • Kobe Airport (UKB)
      54.9 km
    Public transportation
    • Kintetsu Nara Train Station
      340 m
    • Kintetsu Nara Station
      340 m
    Hospital or clinic
    • Kitamura Clinic
      80 m
    Shopping
    • Higashimuki Shopping Street
      280 m
    Convenience store
    • Lawson
      80 m
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      90 m

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Kofuku-ji Temple
      490 m
    • Nara National Museum
      970 m
    • Isuien Garden
      1.1 km
    • Todai-ji Temple
      1.4 km
    • Nara Park
      1.6 km
    • Nigatsu-do Temple
      1.8 km
    • Kasuga Grand Shrine
      2.0 km
    • Heijokyu Ruins
      3.2 km
    • Toshodai-ji Temple
      3.9 km
    • Yakushi-ji Temple
      4.1 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • SABREI PARKING
      30 m
    • Space Roku -The 3rd Street-
      60 m
    • Kitamura Clinic
      80 m
    • Ikeda Gankōdō
      80 m
    • Ishii Sweets (Persimmons)
      80 m
    • Takeda Drug
      90 m
    • Isagawa Shrine
      110 m
    • NARANICLE
      110 m
    • Sun drug
      130 m
    • Konishi-drug store
      150 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Others
    • Dormitory room is available for guests at the age of 10 and above.

      Children are not allowed sharing bed with adult.
    • Towel is available at an additional charge.
    • Check-in is between 03:00 PM and 09:00 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
    • The maximum group booking is 2 rooms per group.
    • The property has a curfew at 09:00 PM.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    • Reception open until21:00
    Getting around
    • Distance from city center0.1 Km
    The property
    • Number of floors2
    • Number of rooms 8
    • Room voltage100
    • Year property opened2012

    Property announcements

    The entrance of the guest house is located on very small street between Okasan Security and the car park. Please kindly refer to the PDF map delivered with the hotel voucher.

    Reviews of Guest House Iki from real guests

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    9.0
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.5
    Facilities8.7
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality9.1
    Service9.6
    Value for money9.2
    High score for Nara
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (174)
    8-9 Excellent (82)
    7-8 Very Good (33)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (8)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (80)
    Jun - Aug (90)
    Sep - Nov (83)
    Dec - Feb (51)
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    monica from Spain
    Couple
    Family
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    Best place to stay in Nara”

    The comfort of the room, the staff and the cleanness

    This was our first stop in Japan and thought that if all the hostels where we were going to be staying would be like this one, we were in Paradise! Unfortunately, they weren't and I must say that this was the best guest house where we stayed in during our trip in Japan. The staff was really nice, friendly and helpful with all our questions. We were a group of four (2 couples) and stayed in a family room, with two bulk beds. The beds were very very comfortable and the room was spotless and really spacious. We had a table with four chairs and a bathroom fully equipped. I must say that the bathroom was super clean! The guest house has a kitchen with coffee and tea available for free. You can also use the kitchen to cook or store food in the fridge if you need to. The room and the guest house in general was very quiet so I am sure you will get a good night sleep (as we all did). The location is unbeatable. The hostel is about 6 minutes walking to the train station and about the same distance (10 mins) to the Nara Park (the main attraction in Nara and a place you cannot miss). The directions given by the host to get from the train station to the guest house were really accurate so I advise you to print the map he will send you by email. The tourist centre is 2 minutes walking from the guest house where you can get tour guides for free for few hours. You can also get the tour guide for free from the guest house Iki, ask for it at the reception and they will arrange the guide for you. There are lots of restaurants around the guest house (about 4 minutes walking). I cannot sell this place enough but if I am going back to Nara one day I will not consider anything else but this guest house to stay.

    Reviewed November 01, 2013

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Firman from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Affordable yet comfortable stay in Nara”

    The guest house is located approx. 10 minutes walk to either JR or Kintetsu station. I had no trouble locating the place using Googlemaps and the detailed instructions given by the host prior to arrival is really helpful. The host is friendly, energetic, helpful and speaks good English. He helped us with carrying our luggage to the room and explains in details about the whole facility during our arrival. The room is adequately sized for two, and it is clean and well maintained. There is also a shared kitchen in case you need to make coffee or tea (provided free of charge) or cook simple dishes during your stay. The town itself is small and everything can be reached by bicycle or foot. There are also buses departing from train stations if you need it. The host helped us a lot in planning our sightseeing route. Bicycle is also provided (for a small fee) if you like to cycle. There is no meal service in the guest house, but it is located within walking distance to plenty of restaurants and cafe, and as such hunting for food is not a big deal. I would highly recommend this place if you ever go to Nara and needed a place to stay.

    Reviewed June 07, 2016

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Wong from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2012

    worth to spend....”

    Convenient, clean & friendly staff

    i was very enjoys to stay at Iki Guest house, i didnt expect that it's just next to main shopping stress of Nara.... The staff is very very helpful & friendly, i had requested him to print me my e-boarding pass and expect i will need to pay, but when i ask him how much to pay, then he answer me is ok , free n happy to help me..... The staff not fluent in English, but compare with lots of Japaneses.... His English level consider above average...

    Reviewed March 13, 2013

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Trevor from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    Comfy bed, great staff”

    Comfy bed, great staff & quiet surrounding

    Though a bit tricky to find the location (I had no problem locating it from JR Nara station using Google map, and if you want to know one of the alley but this is a cool guest house! Jun is a very friendly staff - when we ask where to get good food in Nara, he gave us a map and pointed to us on where and what to get. He is responsive and attentive. The guest house also have very comfy bed. We would definitely book this guesthouse again.

    Reviewed October 27, 2013

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Lee from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    Neat, clean and comfy”

    Good location for food and shopping. Can walk to the major attractions in the city.

    The hotel is very new and neat. The host speaks English and is friendly. With four of us, we were housed in one room, with our very own attached bath and toilet. Our stay was indeed a pleasant one and would definitely come back to Iki the next time we visit nara.

    Reviewed December 17, 2012

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Stephanie from United States
    Couple
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Good stay in Nara”

    We enjoyed our stay at Guest House Iki. The owner was friendly and very helpful. The room was very clean and the location was great for exploring Nara.

    Reviewed April 11, 2016

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Sarah from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Charming, immaculate and friendly.”

    It is really close to the train station and information centre, the traditional room is so nice, and the staff recommended great sites to visit

    We really enjoyed our stay at Guest House Iki. It was very conveniently located and the staff were very helpful with looking after our bags when we arrived early. I LOVED the traditional room with tatami mats. It smelt so nice. We set up the futon at night ourselves which was very easy, and it was comfortable and warm. For breakfast there are a lot of nearby convenienience stores to get bento boxes and we ate in our room. It was a very relaxing stay and a great place to enjoy the temples from.

    Reviewed February 20, 2014

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tak from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

    Best CP value. Very nice owner.”

    Nice and passionate owner. Good location. Clean room.

    We stayed 3 nights. We informed the owner that we would arrive nara by 7. and unexpectedly he was already waiting in the cold windy street to pick us! He was an very passionate owner. The room is clean with bathroom and toilet. Basic amenities like shampoo, shower lotion ,paper towel are provided. The AC can be switched to heater mode to warm the room during cold weather. Kitchen with microwave, fridge, stove are provided in a shared basis. Although rules has already set that guest should be keep quiet during night time but some Chinese girls were still noisy and rude. Near by facilities like convenience shops, supermarket, onsen are not far away. Best CP value and best owner I ever meet.

    Reviewed December 20, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Xavier from Australia
    Couple
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Guest House Iki”

    Friendly/helpful staff, quality of rooms and hotel, location.

    Great. We spent two nights here and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were really clean and well kept. Staff were super friendly and helpful too. The guest house is within walking distance of the Deer Park and JR Nara station. It was really easy to get everywhere we needed.

    Reviewed December 23, 2014

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Mark from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

    Lovely small town”

    Good staff, traditional japanese tatame, clean

    The owner of the guest house speaks good english surprisingly, he also helped us to carry luggage and provided very detailed transport, restaurant and tourist information about the city. The guest house is located very close to the Nara national park, you can actually walk to the deer park in 10 minutes. The room looks new and clean, very simple design yet stylish and modern.The traditional tatame bed is actaully quite comfy too, highly recommend this guest house if you wanna try the bed.

    Reviewed August 15, 2013

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Yilun from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in May 2013

    Exceed my expectation, very good!”

    Very clean, very cheap, near to both subway station and the main tourism sites in Nara

    Though the hotel is small, it has very elegant design. The staff is very friendly and attentive and also speaks good English. The room is very clean with hot-water shower and fast wifi. It's just 10 minutes walk from JR Nara station and 10 minutes walk to Nara Park. There are a lot of interesting shops and good restaurants around this hotel.

    Reviewed May 20, 2013

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Qiu from China
    Couple
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

    Great localtion, super clean and friendly staff”

    location, clean room, english-speaking staff

    The location is great, just minutes of walk from Nara JR station, and all restrautant and history spot/nara park are all in waling distance. The owner is very friendly and speak good english (which is not often in Japan). And the room is small but very clean and comfortable to sleep in. Will come back to this GH next time in Nara.

    Reviewed June 23, 2013

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Ah from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

    Cheap and clean”

    Clean, cheap, attached bathroom

    It's in Nara, a small town hence the hotels are cheaper. Highly suggest to just stay in Nara and buy train ticket to travel to Osaka and Kyoto. The room is big compare to the one I stay in Osaka and Kyoto. Very friendly staff. Only downside is that is slightly far from train station(10minutes walk). It's long considering you walk the whole day around Nara already

    Reviewed October 26, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tan from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    Very cozy and nice”

    good location and very clean

    very nice place nestled in a quiet alley but still near to main road, hence it's convenient with quietness. exterior design of guest house is simple but sleek and unique. room is very clean and new, size is not very big but good enough for 2 person. futon bed is very comfortable and air-conditioner works very well.guest house is situated very near to main tourist spots(within walking distance)so very convenient, you can also rent a bicycle from owner to ride around.owner is very nice and can speak good english. each room has individual toilet and shower, and a common living room with fully equipped kitchen and complimetary tea and coffee. convenience store and visitor center nearby too. price is very reasonable for the quality and service provided in my opinion. had a very happy stay there.

    Reviewed December 24, 2012

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    geert from Belgium
    Group
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    Perfect location, friendly owner, comfortable.”

    Location, friendly owner, comfortable room

    Perfectly located halfway between the station and the main sightseeing area of Nara, both are less than 10 minutes walk away. The owner is a really friendly guy who speaks decent English, and this place really feels homey (in a japanese way - minimal decoration but good layout). The room has good quality tatami and futon, and a small round (folding) table and kneeling cushions. Rooms is large enough to comfortably put up two people and their luggage, the heating works well, the bathroom has shower only but for me that was fine. The place is very quiet, the owner makes sure that even his own family that was visiting leave before 11pm when he closes the lobby to make sure everyone can sleep. Free wifi, free tea and use of the kitchen with full size hub etc. so you could cook if you wanted to.

    Reviewed January 02, 2013

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    chui from China
    Group
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    perfect location with helpful staff”

    Location, staff, tradition of japanese style bed

    It is very nice to stay in Guest House Iki, the room is very clean and the staff is so helpful. The location is very good, it take only 5 to 10 mins walk from either JR line or Kintetsu line. I high recommend this to my friends.

    Reviewed September 18, 2014

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Patricia from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2013

    Charming guesthouse”

    Helpful owner, good value & good wifi

    Guest House Iki was the nicest place we stayed in Japan. Junsan is a charming host, the place is new & clean. Central location,efficient wifi, cheap rental bikes & good value for money. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed May 02, 2013

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stephanie from Germany
    Group
    Japanese-Style Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    fantastic japanese guesthouse! love it!”

    we only stayed for 1 night but could easily stay longer and we'll definitely come back to this place! the futon mattresses were the most comfortable ones we have slept on! and perfect location. approx 7min walk from JR Nara station and max 10min walk to deer park! and Nara is such a beautiful place!

    Reviewed February 14, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ivan from Slovakia
    Group
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Great accomodation with all you need for Nara”

    -Bike rental, friendly staff, good location

    This was my 2nd stay at the Iki guest house and I think that says it all. We've rented bikes and forgot to pay, when I contacted the owner in the retrospect, he didn't want the rental fee and thanked us for coming back again. Wow! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    Reviewed May 05, 2015

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Kourosh from United States
    Solo traveler
    Family
    Stayed 1 night in May 2014

    Staff was friendly and hotel was centrally located”

    Hotel was very close to major sites in Nara. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. The hotel was cowry clean and affordable.

    Our stay was fantastic. We came for a day trip to Nara and were able to get from the JR station to the hotel in about 5 minutes. The hotel was only 5 minute walk to all the major sites and we were able to explore the city without having to get cabs. The staff was friendly and gave us recommendations on where to go and even warned us when it might rain and offered umbrellas to use.

    Reviewed May 16, 2014

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