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Matsumoto Back Packers
Matsumoto Back Packers
Matsumoto Back Packers
Matsumoto Back Packers
Matsumoto Back Packers
Matsumoto Back Packers
Matsumoto Back Packers

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8.1

Excellent

365 reviews

365 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Statue of Banryu Shonin

310 m

MIDORI, Matsumoto

380 m

Doshin Koji

390 m

Matsumoto Train Station

310 m

Matsumoto Station

310 m

Popular landmarks
Nawate Shopping District

730 m

Yohashira Shrine

750 m

Nakamachi Street

840 m

Matsumoto Castle

860 m

Matsumoto Castletown Springs

960 m

Closest landmarks
Matsumoto City Tourist Information Center

290 m

Kamiyakata Shimayu

470 m

Alpico Plaza

500 m

Jorinji Temple

570 m

Chuo Nishi Park

580 m

Matsumoto Back Packers

1-1-6, Shiraita, Matsumoto, Matsumoto, Japan, 390-0863 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Matsumoto part of Matsumoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Matsumoto Castle.

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Highlights

320 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [express]

620 meters to Matsumoto City Timepiece Museum

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

A/C

Facilities

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Game room

Bicycles

Kitchen

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Matsumoto every 16 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Matsumoto Back Packers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Three-Bedroom House
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  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 futons & 2 futons & 3 fut...
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Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 futons
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Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Matsumoto Back Packers?

    Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    What is the smoking policy at Matsumoto Back Packers?

    Matsumoto Back Packers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What is the closest airport to Matsumoto Back Packers?

    The closest airport to Matsumoto Back Packers is Matsumoto Airport, 8.2 km away.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Matsumoto Back Packers?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is Matsumoto Train Station, 300 m away from Matsumoto Back Packers.

    What restaurants are nearby Matsumoto Back Packers?

    Matsumoto Back Packers’s neighborhood is Matsumoto which includes popular restaurants such as Goshiki, Yakitori Daikichi Matsumoto Station Nishi and Yakiniku Izakaya Yakunikuya.

    What popular shopping places are close to Matsumoto Back Packers?

    Matsumoto Back Packers is located in Matsumoto area which features shopping places such as MIDORI, Matsumoto, Kamiyakata Shimayu and Alpico Plaza.

    What are popular attractions near Matsumoto Back Packers?

    Matsumoto Back Packers is located in Matsumoto area, which is famous for attractions such as Matsumoto Castle, Nawate Shopping District and Matsumoto City Museum of Art.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Matsumoto Back Packers?

    Matsumoto Back Packers is located within Matsumoto, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kyukamura Norikura Kogen, Zengoro Fall and Mt. Norikura Snow Resort.

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    What people love about Matsumoto Back Packers

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "A warm athmosphere and a good backpacker spirit."

      Hugues

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      May 3, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "A nice place to stay at while in Matsumoto!"

      David

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      February 1, 2022

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Location

      "Nice staff, good location, kitchen available."

      Esther

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      October 1, 2020

    Property ranking|Compared to 272 Matsumoto properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.7/10
    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Service score
    8.9/10
    Location score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Matsumoto properties
    Better than
    92
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    8.1

    Excellent
    365 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.9
    Facilities
    7.3
    Location
    8.4
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    More about Matsumoto Back Packers

    More about Matsumoto Back Packers

    Matsumoto Back Packers

    Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Matsumoto with a stay at Matsumoto Back Packers. Explore the genuine Matsumoto that most travelers never see, with a stay at Matsumoto Back Packers -- located only 860 m from Matsumoto Castle.
    Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Matsumoto Back Packers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Matsumoto Back Packers thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
    For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
    Enjoy the services offered at Matsumoto Back Packers from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
    Matsumoto Back Packers offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Get social at the hostel's library and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


    Around the property

    Don't miss out on all that Matsumoto has to offer during your stay at Matsumoto Back Packers. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at Matsumoto City Museum of Art located 1.3 km away, where you can see famous works by local artists.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 92% cheaper than other options.
    Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 91% of the city's accommodation.
    Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 92% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.3

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Japanese

    Outdoor

    • Bicycles

    Internet access

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Skiing

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Staff trained in safety protocol

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • BBQ facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Elevator
    • Heating in public area
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed

    Available in all rooms

    • A/C
    • Blackout curtains
    • Complimentary drinking water
    • Desk
    • Heating
    • Kitchenware
    • Non-smoking
    • Shared bathroom
    • TV [flat screen]
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
    Location
    1-1-6, Shiraita, Matsumoto, Matsumoto, Japan, 390-0863
    Excellent
    Location

    8.4

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Nawate Shopping District
      730 m
    • Yohashira Shrine
      750 m
    • Nakamachi Street
      840 m
    • Matsumoto Castle
      860 m
    • Matsumoto Castletown Springs
      960 m
    • Kaichi Gakko Primary School
      1.2 km
    • Matsumoto City Museum of Art
      1.3 km
    • Kappa Bashi
      29.1 km
    • Naraijuku
      32.7 km
    • Kyukamura Norikura Kogen
      34.0 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Matsumoto City Tourist Information Center
      290 m
    • Matsumoto Train Station
      310 m
    • Statue of Banryu Shonin
      310 m
    • Matsumoto Station
      310 m
    • MIDORI, Matsumoto
      380 m
    • Doshin Koji
      390 m
    • Kita-Matsumoto Train Station
      470 m
    • Kamiyakata Shimayu
      470 m
    • Kita-Matsumoto
      480 m
    • Alpico Plaza
      500 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-2 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from16:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until21:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center1 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)19

    The property

    • Number of bars/lounges0
    • Number of floors2
    • Number of restaurants0
    • Number of rooms 3
    • Year property opened1974
    • Most recent renovation2013

    Reviews of Matsumoto Back Packers from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.0
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities7.3
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.5
    High score for Matsumoto
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (14)
    8-9 Excellent (10)
    7-8 Very Good (6)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (14)
    Jun - Aug (7)
    Sep - Nov (14)
    Dec - Feb (2)
    All guests (69)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hugues from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Exceptional”

    A warm athmosphere and a good backpacker spirit. I recommend ! Thank you for the stay.

    Reviewed May 04, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2021

    Exceptional”

    A nice place to stay at while in Matsumoto!

    Reviewed February 01, 2022

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Tifa from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2021

    :)”

    :)

    Reviewed August 27, 2021

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Esther from France
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2020

    Very convenient ”

    Nice staff, good location, kitchen available. Many information available for sightseeing. This place is perfect for travelers.

    Reviewed October 01, 2020

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Hui from Singapore
    Group
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Great location and a cosy stay!”

    For a one night stay, it’s a comfortable one with basic but clean facilities to use. Great that there’s a laundromat 2-min walk away, and about 6-min walk to and from Matsumoto station.

    Reviewed September 27, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Ho from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Backpacking house”

    I came stay with other backpacking foreigner. Be reminded the security of belongings is not guaranteed.

    Reviewed September 23, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Wai from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    good for one night or two”

    Everything is just basic, including a bed and shared bathroom. The boss was very nice and gave useful advice about the city.

    Reviewed July 01, 2019

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    5.6
    Trinh from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Better stay in a capsule hotel”

    Even though it’s close to the Matsumoto Station, the facility is very basic, and the sliding door leading to the lavatory creates a very annoying noise. Terrible restaurants in the area. I would prefer staying in a capsule hotel, as there’s more privacy and better facilities.

    Reviewed April 06, 2019

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    4.8
    Liron from Israel
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Definitely not excellent ”

    Do not understand how people rated this place so high. The only advantage it has is Brian, the hostel's owner, who is sweet and very helpful. Otherwise, bunk beds means sleeping in the middle of the room on a futon, noise from the railway and the road never stops and it's very loud, only two showers for much over populated room, kitchen was dirty (washed my dishes before and after eating). Indeed, it's 4 minutes from the train station. actually considered spending more money and move a hostel after 1 night.

    Reviewed September 11, 2018

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    6.8
    Good
    Huong from Japan
    Group
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Lan from Tokyo”

    Staff is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed May 17, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carolyn from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Great hostel”

    The hostel is only few minutes away from jr matsumoto station. It’s also near the top attractions of the area. The owner of the hostel is very helpful if you ever want to go hiking in the area.

    Reviewed April 07, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Aliya from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    So kind and welcoming!”

    The owner is so kind and caring! He sits with you go through things and he wants you to have the best time. Bed was fine for a night and the other guests also staying were even better! Great place.

    Reviewed March 23, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Katherine from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Excellent”

    Very comfortable stay, nice place to socialize. Owner is very nice. Feels like a home.

    Reviewed November 09, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Louise from Netherlands
    Couple
    Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Very good”

    Really friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend this place to a friend.

    Reviewed October 24, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    YIN from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Will definitely stay here again”

    Great location. Wonderful staff. They basically provide you everything you will need when travelling, except a TV. They have a kitchen with everything, a little living room and a tiny garden. Just remember, this is a youth hostel converted from a small Japanese residential house. Please do not expect brand new, sparkly, fancy stuff. Like, elevator? No. Modern, shiny showers? No. They are shower stalls and they are clean. Imagine shower stalls in public swimming pool. Dorm rooms? They are small, and you will sleep on traditional Japanese tatami floor. You will be sharing space with other travellers without privacy curtains. But I loved it. People I met here are awesome. Sleeping on tatami and sharing the room with others felt like a slumber party.

    Reviewed September 04, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Victor from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Comfortable and ...”

    ... friendly place to stay. Thanks, Brian!

    Reviewed March 19, 2017

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Sara from Japan
    Group
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Friendly”

    People who greeted me were friendly, easy to talk to. I arrived Friday late night around 1030 pm and left 500 am for hiking, so didn't hang out too long, but the place was clean and happy for the price I paid especially in Japan

    Reviewed September 14, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jessica from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

    Friendly and comfortable”

    Place has a great vibe and helpful staff. Relaxed.

    Reviewed June 22, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Very nice”

    My stay with Matsumoto Back Packers was for just one night, it's short and sweet. Just 5-min away from the train station and bus terminal connecting to major cities around. The hostel itself provides every basic thing you'd need, while the hosts were so friendly and helpful to provide you with travelling tips. P.S. first time to stay with a hostel with futon/ in tatami style, a very Japanese experience

    Reviewed April 04, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Terri from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Solo female backpacker ”

    The owner, location, atmosphere all brilliant

    Stay was only one night because I booked last minute and there was no availability after my 1st night, the location was easily found and walking distance from the train station, the owner was mostly friendly and helpful. The hostel has a very homely and welcoming feeling, it was clean and very comfortable

    Reviewed September 18, 2014

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