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Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
Private Room, Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant in Nara
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8.3

Excellent

50 reviews

50 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Nara National Museum 720 m
Kofuku-ji Temple 810 m
Isuien Garden 950 m
Nara Park 1.0 km
Kasuga Grand Shrine 1.1 km
Todai-ji Temple 1.3 km
Nigatsu-do Temple 1.5 km
Heijokyu Ruins 4.3 km
Toshodai-ji Temple 4.8 km
Yakushi-ji Temple 5.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Zuto 120 m
Fukuchi in Temple 210 m
Iwasa's Clinic 240 m
Shiga Naoya Former House 240 m
Shibata's Dental Clinic 260 m
Harushika Brewery 280 m
Meisho Daijoin Garden 300 m
Sagiike Pond 310 m
Takabatake Car Park 330 m
Imanishike Shoin 330 m

Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant

939-1 takabatake-cho Official HP is here http://www.naramachihostel.com, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. 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. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Inside city center

620 meters to Gango-ji Temple

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Bar

Smoking area

Coffee shop

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nara every 9 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.4
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.5 km

Rooms available at Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant

Private Room
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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6 Person Private Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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4 Person Private Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Private House
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 8 futons
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Shower
  • 12 bunk beds
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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Family Room Shared BathRoom (No Window)
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    Dormitory Mixed-Sex (No Window)
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      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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        Quadruple Room Shared BathRoom (No Window)
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          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. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

          Is breakfast offered at Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1000 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

          What are my dining options at Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

          What is the smoking policy at Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          Kyōbate is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.1 km away from Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant.

          What restaurants are nearby Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant is located in Nara, famous for good restaurants such as Mentoan, Maguro Koya and Okaru.

          What popular shopping places are close to Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          Located in the Nara area, Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant is close to great shopping choices like Higashimuki Shopping Street, Naramachi Millet and Tamura Seihoen.

          What are popular attractions near Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          Guests at Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant 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 Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant?

          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant is located in the Nara area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Mt. Wakakusa, Kazugayama Genshirin and Mumuroji.

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          Overall rating:

          8.3

          Excellent
          50 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.0
          Facilities
          7.8
          Location
          7.8
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          More about Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant

          More about Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant

          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant

          For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Nara, Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Nara has to offer.
          At Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage.
          For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.


          Dining and things to do

          Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant including halal options. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
          Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's BBQ facilities.


          Around the property

          Don't miss out on all that Nara has to offer! A great museum trip can be had at Nara National Museum located 710 m away, with local art that provides a sense of the region.


          Reasons to stay here

          Find rooms here that are cheaper than 90% of all other options in the city.
          Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 84% of other accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities

          Very good
          Facilities

          7.8

          Most talked about facilities

          Food & Dining

          4 mentions

          Housekeeping

          2 mentions

          Breakfast

          1 mention

          Languages spoken
          • English
          • Chinese [Cantonese]
          • Japanese
          Internet access
          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas
          Things to do, ways to relax
          • Garden
          Dining, drinking, and snacking
          • Bar
          • BBQ facilities
          • Coffee shop
          • Restaurant [halal]
          • Restaurants
          Services and conveniences
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Laundromat
          • Luggage storage
          • Shrine
          • Smoking area
          Access
          • Pets allowed
          Getting around
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [on-site]

          Location

          939-1 takabatake-cho Official HP is here http://www.naramachihostel.com, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8301
          Very good
          Location

          7.8

          Airports
          • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
            38.5 km
          • Kobe Airport (UKB)
            55.9 km
          Public transportation
          • Kyōbate
            1.1 km
          • Kintetsu Nara Train Station
            1.2 km
          Hospital or clinic
          • Iwasa's Clinic
            240 m
          Shopping
          • Higashimuki Shopping Street
            1.1 km
          Convenience store
          • Family Mart
            590 m
          Cash withdrawal
          • ATM
            30 m

          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks
          • Nara National Museum
            720 m
          • Kofuku-ji Temple
            810 m
          • Isuien Garden
            950 m
          • Nara Park
            1.0 km
          • Kasuga Grand Shrine
            1.1 km
          • Todai-ji Temple
            1.3 km
          • Nigatsu-do Temple
            1.5 km
          • Heijokyu Ruins
            4.3 km
          • Toshodai-ji Temple
            4.8 km
          • Yakushi-ji Temple
            5.0 km
          Nearby landmarks
          • Zuto
            120 m
          • Fukuchi in Temple
            210 m
          • Iwasa's Clinic
            240 m
          • Shiga Naoya Former House
            240 m
          • Shibata's Dental Clinic
            260 m
          • Harushika Brewery
            280 m
          • Meisho Daijoin Garden
            300 m
          • Sagiike Pond
            310 m
          • Takabatake Car Park
            330 m
          • Imanishike Shoin
            330 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.

          Children 0-6 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • All rooms are equipped with a humidifier and electric blanket.
          • 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-in until23:00
          • Check-out until11:00
          • Reception open until23:00
          Getting around
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)90
          Extras
          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1000 JPY
          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
          The property
          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of bars/lounges1
          • Number of floors2
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 9
          • Room voltage100

          Reviews of Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.3
          /
          10
          Cleanliness9.0
          Facilities7.8
          Location7.8
          Service8.7
          Value for money8.4
          High score for Nara
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (17)
          8-9 Excellent (11)
          7-8 Very Good (7)
          6-7 Good (7)
          <6 Below Expectation (3)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (25)
          Jun - Aug (7)
          Sep - Nov (11)
          Dec - Feb (2)
          All guests (50)
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          8.8
          Excellent
          Chris from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

          Authentic old Japanese House”

          This place is beautiful. We stayed in one of the private rooms with shared bath. Rooms are small but comfortable. There are plenty of spaces in the Hostel to hang out, eat, chat and meet other guests. The location is a bit of a walk from the tourist sights but the Naramachi area is full of small shops and cafes to explore.

          Reviewed November 27, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, we are the authentic Japanese! This is the only real place which you cannot find in neither Kyoto nor Tokyo. Our traditional preservation district, Naramachi, is waiting for everyone to come visit us! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          9.6
          Exceptional
          mary from Philippines
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Exceptional”

          I love the ambience of this traditional Japanese accommodation. The place is very clean. Enjoyed the restaurant as well. The place is a little difficult to find. Hope you will place obvious signage to easily locate your hotel.

          Reviewed May 20, 2017

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. We very much look forward to your visit again to the birth spot of Japan someday! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Yi from Taiwan
          Family with young children
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

          Exceptional”

          Room smaller than expectation but luckily we can use the dining corner at night and free washing machine and fully cleaned bathroom. Quite satisfied to the facilities and old building designed, while price are reasonable, recommended to budget travelers!

          Reviewed April 11, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          MIKI from Japan
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          The best hostel ever”

          The building is 160 years old, nice and beautiful. facilities are brand new. They also have a nice restaurant and bar on site. I had a daily set meal. There was a main with some side dishes, rice and soup. was so good. Just sleep? What a waste! Go to the bar!

          Reviewed April 15, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Welcome to our Hostel & Restaurant which opens the fantastic future! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Tyler from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          Great stay”

          The food was great. One of the most interesting hostels I've ever stayed at, must be 160 years old.

          Reviewed April 06, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Welcome to the birth spot of Japan! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          8.8
          Excellent
          Daniel from Germany
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2016

          Very nice location and friendly staff ”

          This new hostel is located in an old very nice traditionel house, which is worth a visit itself.

          Reviewed March 24, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. We will continue to do our very best as a new Hostel! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          8.4
          Excellent
          Richard from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017

          Unique design”

          Lovely old Japanese restaurant but refurbished. Not the most convenient location, both outside the park and away from centre. Also checkin could be streamlined - first needed to fill in a form with all our passport information, then later they photocopied our passports.

          Reviewed February 04, 2017

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. About the Check In, we strictly follow our system for the safety of all of our guests. Therefore, please do understand that it cannot be changed to make it more efficient than it is now. This is for everyone! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          7.2
          Very good
          Amber from Netherlands
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          Nice hostel”

          We loved all the hostel features, except the dorm room. Where the hostel itself has so much character, the dorm room is crowded, noisy and seems unfinished. Staff is great.

          Reviewed April 12, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Although our place is still imperfect, we are going try our very best to make this place loved by many people! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Silvia from Spain
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Amazing place to stay”

          Incredible place, the restaurant is very interesting. We enjoyed a lot

          Reviewed October 10, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased that you chose us. Also we are so happy to know that you have enjoyed our place more than we had expected! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          8.4
          Excellent
          Oraya from Thailand
          Couple
          Stayed 5 nights in October 2016

          looks great but private room can be more comfortable ”

          Looks great,friendly staff,great location,also great food,but wall between private rooms too thin.

          Reviewed October 17, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          10.0
          Exceptional
          jiyea from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          Really good”

          This hotel is very good!

          Reviewed April 06, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so grateful to your superb compliment! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          8.0
          Excellent
          david from Israel
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          All good except no breakfast nor kitchen”

          They did offer me their washer dryer for my clothes, but it was in Japanese so I didn't know how to operate it, it's not meant for the tourists. It's actually cheaper to book through agoda than pay cash at the desk!

          Reviewed April 12, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. We immediately added English explanation to it. We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          8.4
          Excellent
          Joshua from South Korea
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in August 2016

          Great place, cool town ”

          Nara was a lot of fun, and if you like deer and plan to spend time at Nara park then this is the place for you!

          Reviewed August 18, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. There are much more culture & history unknown to people in Nara, the birth spot of Japan. Please do come to Nara again! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          8.8
          Excellent
          Ravit from Netherlands
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Very nice ryokan. ”

          Very nice ryokan. Friendly staff. Very helpfull. Nice place to stay in Nara.

          Reviewed September 27, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Please look forward to our further progress! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jane from Australia
          Family with teens
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          Good except noise travels through wooden walls a bit much and sliding doors were noisy. ”

          Clean comfortable and walking distance to deer Park

          Reviewed April 19, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Your review let us realize again that there are still lots to improve in our facilities. We will surely make good use of your review! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Loo from Malaysia
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Nice place and good service”

          so nice the staff and the location parking is free

          Reviewed November 17, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Please do come again to Nara, the birth spot of Japan! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          7.6
          Very good
          Kim from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          Good value.”

          The place is very cozy and quite. You can enjoy staying in a old factory which is a special experience. The food is very good, however the quantity is not enough.

          Reviewed December 12, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. About the amount being not enough for you, we have already made an improvement to make you full! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 16, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          8.0
          Excellent
          Arruk from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          more than hostel”

          feel private and quiet from the capital, so good to stay in this place with japan culture design.

          Reviewed May 10, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Please do come to our traditional Japan located in the quiet area! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 09, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jaano from Estonia
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          excellent place!”

          quiet, traditional, in good location.

          Reviewed April 18, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. YOU are excellent! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
          Naramachi Hostel & Restaurant
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Cyrille from France
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          Excellent”

          Don't have time to say more. Go there

          Reviewed April 09, 2016

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          Thank you so much for staying with us at our Hostel & Restaurant. Also, thank you for your wonderful review. Oh, YOU are excellent! We will consider your suggestions for future reference and to improve ourselves. We are happy to have you at our Hostel if you come visit Nara again. Thank you very much. Best regards,

          Responded July 02, 2017
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