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6.3

Good

505 reviews

505 reviews

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6.9

Good

Location rating score

Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery 23.2 km
Zenko-ji Temple 23.5 km
Midori Nagano 24.2 km
Sanada Treasure Museum 28.4 km
Matsushiro 28.4 km
Togakushi Shrine Chusha 31.2 km
Togakushi Shrine Kuzuryusha 33.4 km
Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields) 39.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Shibu Onsen Information Center 70 m
Engi 280 m
Yudanaka Train Station 2.0 km
Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey) 2.4 km
Jigokudani Monkey Park 2.4 km
Jigokudani Hot Spring Korakukan 2.5 km
Roadside station Kitashinshu-Yamanouchi 2.8 km
Kamijo 3.0 km
Kanman Falls 3.5 km
Asahiyama 4.0 km

Nozaru Hostel

2034 Hirao,Yamanouchi,Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401 - 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. Conveniently situated in the Yudanaka part of Nagano, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Zenko-ji Temple. As an added bonus, hot spring bath is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Located in heart of Nagano

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot spring bath

Daily housekeeping

Balcony/terrace

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Nagano every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.8
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating6.9
Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
Distance to airport78.0 km

Rooms available at Nozaru Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 4 futons
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Single Futon in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 futon
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Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese-Style Superior Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 10 futons
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Room #107163907
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  • Shared bathroom
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Japanese-Style Standard Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Single Futon in Female Dormitory Room
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    Japanese Style Room
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Room Non Smoking
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Nozaru Hostel?

          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.

          How do I get to Nozaru Hostel?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Nozaru Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for a fee of 1000 JPY per day.

          What is the smoking policy at Nozaru Hostel?

          Nozaru Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Nozaru Hostel?

          The closest train, metro, or bus station is Yudanaka Train Station, 1.9 km away from Nozaru Hostel.

          What restaurants are nearby Nozaru Hostel?

          Nozaru Hostel is located in Yudanaka, famous for good restaurants such as Motoya, Karan Koron and Shinanoji.

          What are popular attractions near Nozaru Hostel?

          Guests at Nozaru Hostel can easily visit Shibu Onsen Information Center and Yumiya Shrine located in the Yudanaka area.

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          What people love about Nozaru Hostel

          • 8.4

            Excellent
            Cleanliness

            "Old but clean."

            Watchara

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            December 16, 2019

          • 8.8

            Excellent
            Spaciousness

            "Big private room and good quality onsen with all the Japanese vibe you need."

            David

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            November 17, 2020

          • 8

            Very good

            "Affordable place to stay with nice onsen"

            nicholas

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            August 10, 2019

          Property ranking|Compared to 572 Nagano properties
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          Cheapest price score
          Room comfort score
          8/10
          Room size
          24 sqm.
          Value for money score
          6.7/10
          Better than
          99
          %
          of Nagano properties
          Better than
          92
          %
          of Nagano properties
          Bigger than
          90
          %
          of Nagano properties
          Better than
          84
          %
          of Nagano properties
          Overall rating:

          6.3

          Good
          505 reviews
          Cleanliness
          5.5
          Facilities
          5.5
          Location
          6.9
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          More about Nozaru Hostel

          More about Nozaru Hostel

          Nozaru Hostel

          Learn the meaning of a genuinely relaxing holiday and indulge yourself in all that Nagano has when you stay at Nozaru Hostel.
          Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
          Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. 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.
          Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator at your disposal.


          Dining and things to do

          Light snacking is available day or night with the hostel's vending machines. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
          Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Indulge in winter's best and hit the slopes every day, made easier with ski slopes right on-site. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's ping-pong table. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


          Reasons to stay here

          Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
          Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 90% of the city's other accommodations.
          Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 91% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities

          Review score
          Facilities

          5.5

          Most talked about facilities

          Food & Dining

          1 mention

          Housekeeping

          1 mention

          Languages spoken
          • English
          • Japanese
          Internet access
          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas
          Things to do, ways to relax
          • Game room
          • Hiking
          • Skiing
          • Table tennis
          Cleanliness and safety
          • Body thermometer
          • Cashless payment service
          • First aid kit
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Protective screens in common areas
          • Staff trained in safety protocol
          • Temperature check for guests and staff
          Dining, drinking, and snacking
          • Kitchen
          • Shared kitchen
          • Vending machine
          Swimming & soaking
          • Hot spring bath
          Services and conveniences
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Heating in public area
          • Invoice provided
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          For the kids
          • Family room
          Access
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          Getting around
          • Car park [charges apply]
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [nearby]
          • Car park [on-site]
          Available in all rooms
          • Accessible by elevator
          • Accessible by stairs
          • Balcony/terrace
          • Bathtub
          • Closet
          • Clothes rack
          • Desk
          • Free bottled water
          • Hair dryer
          • Heating
          • In-room safe box
          • Internet access – wireless
          • Linens
          • Mirror
          • Non-smoking
          • Private bathroom
          • Refrigerator
          • Safety/security feature
          • Seating area
          • Shared bathroom
          • Shower
          • Sleep comfort items
          • Slippers
          • Socket near the bed
          • Tatami flooring
          • Toiletries
          • Whirlpool bathtub
          • Wi-Fi [free]
          • Wooden/parqueted flooring

          Location

          2034 Hirao,Yamanouchi,Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401
          Good
          Location

          6.9

          Airports
          • Matsumoto Airport (MMJ)
            78.0 km
          • Toyama Airport (TOY)
            111.5 km
          Public transportation
          • Yudanaka Train Station
            2.0 km
          • Kamijo
            3.0 km
          Hospital or clinic
          • Hokushin General Hospital
            6.3 km
          Cash withdrawal
          • ATM
            490 m

          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks
          • Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
            23.2 km
          • Zenko-ji Temple
            23.5 km
          • Midori Nagano
            24.2 km
          • Sanada Treasure Museum
            28.4 km
          • Matsushiro
            28.4 km
          • Togakushi Shrine Chusha
            31.2 km
          • Togakushi Shrine Kuzuryusha
            33.4 km
          • Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields)
            39.5 km
          Nearby landmarks
          • Shibu Onsen Information Center
            70 m
          • Engi
            280 m
          • Yudanaka Train Station
            2.0 km
          • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)
            2.4 km
          • Jigokudani Monkey Park
            2.4 km
          • Jigokudani Hot Spring Korakukan
            2.5 km
          • Roadside station Kitashinshu-Yamanouchi
            2.8 km
          • Kamijo
            3.0 km
          • Kanman Falls
            3.5 km
          • Asahiyama
            4.0 km
          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
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out
          • Check-in from16:00
          • Check-in until22:00
          • Check-out until10:00
          • Reception open until21:00
          Getting around
          • Distance from city center0.1 Km
          Extras
          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
          The property
          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of bars/lounges0
          • Number of floors4
          • Number of restaurants0
          • Number of rooms 15
          • Room voltage100
          • Year property opened1975
          Parking
          • Daily parking fee1000 JPY

          Reviews of Nozaru Hostel from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          Cleanliness5.5
          Facilities5.5
          Location6.9
          Room comfort and quality8.0
          Service6.0
          Value for money6.8
          High score for Nagano
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (14)
          8-9 Excellent (17)
          7-8 Very Good (18)
          6-7 Good (8)
          <6 Below Expectation (51)
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          Dec - Feb (28)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          John from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          Very cheap and very fun”

          It was one of my first times staying at a hostel - I enjoyed meeting people and the facilities were perfectly fine (not to mention the place was very cheap.) It is a long walk from the station (which I had to make during the snow), but the staff kept check in open a bit later for me and it was a nice base of operations in town (close to the Monkey Park, near some nice hot springs, etc.)

          Reviewed January 23, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Aleksandrs
          Solo traveler
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 9 nights in October 2019

          Exceptional”

          It takes about 20 minutes to get to the hotel from Yudanaka station. At first, the hotel does look pretty old and worn out. However, if you ignore that, the rooms are absolutely massive, the staff, especially the receptionist, is such a friendly and lovely woman! I also loved the fact that you have a free onsen available on site. The bus stop is located 5 minutes away and from there you can get both in the direction of the station, as well as Monkey park and Shiga Kogen. Definitely recommended!

          Reviewed October 13, 2019

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Catherine from United States
          Family with young children
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          Friendly staff, terrific location, clean, coooold!”

          The staff were absolutely wonderful and the location perfect for skiing, Onden hopping, monkey park, peace, etc. We visited in the winter and the building (like many in Japan) has no central heat and is damp. The heated tables were excellent. The mini kitchen was typically stocked with odds and ends from other travelers. We only used the onsens located in house, but many others were “onsen hopping” on the street. Staff speak Japanese and English fluently and perhaps other languages if there are volunteers. Enjoyed meeting people from all over the world while there. The extra blankets and mats for under the futons made for a very comfortable sleeping experience. The heater in our room could have been WAY more efficient (kept turning off and never really warmed the room). Bus is within easy walking distance and can get you to larger stations, resorts, or other attractions. Town is fairly easy to walk, too.

          Reviewed January 29, 2019

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          8.8
          Excellent
          David from Spain
          Solo traveler
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

          Super good value”

          The place is old, but you could feel it was a really nice hotel some decades ago. Now they are called "hostel", but honestly, it doesn't feel like a hostel. Big private room and good quality onsen with all the Japanese vibe you need. The price is very affordable. I want to come back.

          Reviewed November 17, 2020

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Watchara from Thailand
          Group
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 1 night in October 2019

          Nice Japanese Style Hostel with Onsen”

          A bit far from the train station but you could easily get to the hotel by taxi (around 2,000¥). The place was better than I thought. Old but clean. Staff was very kind! Quiet neighbourhood. Overall, value for money! Will definitely go back if we were back in the area.

          Reviewed December 16, 2019

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          8.0
          Excellent
          nicholas from Australia
          Couple
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018

          Affordable and great”

          Affordable place to stay with nice onsen

          Reviewed August 10, 2019

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          6.8
          Good
          Aprirama from Japan
          Group
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

          The best price! ”

          If you look for the best price this will be the best option. Its actually quite simple to reach to the hostel from Yudanaka Eki it will take like 5-10 minutes to shibu onsen. After that walking for 3-5 minutes. Yet! The operation of the bus os only for 5 PM. So if you miss the last bus you need to walk about 30-40 minutes. Since it is an economic hostel, for every additional service you need to rent, e.g. towel, yukata, etc.

          Reviewed December 30, 2020

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          6.4
          Good
          Wendy from Indonesia
          Couple
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 1 night in December 2019

          Good”

          No shower in the room and no hot water in woman public bath (someone turn off the switch)

          Reviewed December 09, 2019

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          5.6
          Michael from Australia
          Family with young children
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 1 night in March 2020

          Good location”

          The room itself was large and clean but the hostel is a bit run down and needs some love!

          Reviewed March 19, 2020

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          4.0
          Steve from United States
          Solo traveler
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

          Other places should be checked first”

          The hotel is in bad condition. Many rooms are taped closed. The elevator is unsafe and is not allowed to be used for people, therefore requiring you to walk up steep steps. The bathtub in the rooms is locked closed. The only nice part of the hotel was the main ofuro, which was nice.

          Reviewed March 08, 2019

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          2.4
          DARIO from Spain
          Couple
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 1 night in November 2019

          Bugs, smelly, unconfortable, dirty”

          We booked a non smoking room but it dmell a lot, A LOT, a tobacco. Reception told us it was a non smoking room. There were lot of dead bugs in the room and also outside (live and dead). Futon was dirty, the most thin and unconfortable we slept on in Japan. Carpet was dirty, too dirty. We didn't try the onsen as everything was dirty. Elevator was available only for luggage, not a problem for us but just as advice.

          Reviewed November 11, 2019

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Ismo from Finland
          Couple
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 10 nights in October 2017

          Friendly staff, great onset”

          Nozaru is a bit aged and shabby, but Japanese rooms are large and comfortable with own toilet, which is a good deal with that price. The receptionist is really super friendly and helps you where ever she can. Nozaru clients have no access to Nine onsens of Shibu, but hostel has it's own onsen (hot spring) and it is awesome! It is atmospheric and you can use it any time between 4 pm and 9 am and there are both outside and inside pools (and it is much more comfortable from western point of view than those public ones in town).

          Reviewed November 01, 2017

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Duncan
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018

          Far But Worthy Place”

          My first thought is to come to this hostel but I never thought it was far away from Yudanaka Station. Its a quiet and great place to stay, if its not far away. Even though the distance to Snow Monkey Park is about an hour walk, its cozy with heater during winter and hot spring!!! Although no private bathroom, that's okay. The onsen is worth the stay. I don't mine coming back again if there is a chance. The staff is friendly too.

          Reviewed December 15, 2018

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Tung-Yin from Japan
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in October 2017

          NOZARU Cheers!”

          This hostel is fantastic! As a solo traveler, staying in a cozy and simple single room, I felt satisfied! I had a great experience using the Japanese heating table.^^ Also, the hot spring was comfortable but I didn't know the hot springs in this area are all VERY HOT!! Haha~The only inconvenience is that the restroom is downstairs. Anyway, the location is very nice. In addition, the staff is very kind and friendly. The quality of the stay is definitely worth much more than the price! I will choose here again next time coming! (Hope I could use the mini kitchen next time~XD) Thank you very much!

          Reviewed October 20, 2017

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          7.0
          Very good
          Jordon from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

          Fine by me”

          The hostess was very kind and spoke English well. Spacious room. Hot outdoor onsen

          Aside from the grimy carpet and it being a bit chilly throughout the building, I was very comfortable here. The gal at the front desk was very pleasant to talk to and helped out with anything I asked. The onsen was very hot and natural. It was a bit of a hike from Yudanaka station but doable. I booked a dorm style room. It had the entire space to myself! I would visit again.

          Reviewed February 17, 2016

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          7.6
          Very good
          Dennis from Japan
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in March 2016

          generally good”

          It was super low season when I was there (Spring) but the Hostel, I think used to be a Hotel. Rooms (I had a dorm) are big, and I had one for myself. There weren't a lot of other guests. The in house Onsen is really nice, go to the outdoor area when it's dark.

          Reviewed April 05, 2016

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          7.2
          Very good
          Audrey from France
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in April 2018

          onsen could have been more clean. far away from the train station.”

          i had to walk 30min uphill with my backpack to reach the hostel from the train station. no bus goes all the way there. to go to the monkey park you have to walk 40min uphill as well. again no bus goes there from the hostel. if you stay at this hostel, you can't access any of the other city onsen which is a shame. there is a private onsen but it was not clean, dead insects and white discharge were floatong inside. the staff was great and really helpful though.

          Reviewed April 04, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Tim from Japan
          Solo traveler
          Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

          Simple but friendly no-frills accommodation.”

          People complain that this place is run down, dirty, and this, that and the other doesn't work, but get real! It is an old establishment being run as budget accommodation in an otherwise VERY expensive neighbourhood. You won't get towels, and some of the facilities are not functioning, but what you will get is a very friendly welcome from the lovely Morita-san who will guide you to your simple room where you will find a comfy futon with clean sheets, and a great view of the classic neighbourhood you are staying in. It's priceless!!

          Reviewed September 16, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Bertuah from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Worth every penny”

          Pros. 1. Near main attraction the jigokudani monkey park and Shibu onsen pathway 2. Onsen 👍👍👍 3. Japanese style room with kotatsu. Came here off season is less occupied. 4. Nice public area Cons. 1. Nothing more here except the main attraction. 2. No minimart 3. Really expensive food

          Reviewed October 26, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          andrea from Switzerland
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          free onsen”

          i booked the dormitory room for one night. but since i was the only one who booked it i got the whole room with kotatzu for myself. the natural onsen is very nice and relaxing. most of the stuff are volunteers which makes a nice atmosphere.

          Reviewed May 07, 2016

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