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The number of hostels in Nagano is one of the reasons why many backpackers and weekend travelers choose the city among others. Aside from the fact that it is a great destination to experience Japan's picturesque landscape and scenery, Nagano is absolutely a backpacker-friendly destination. Likewise, these Nagano hostels are not just limited to budget-conscious visitors; tourists who want to experience authentic Japanese culture can enjoy these accommodations.
Similar to its neighboring cities, Nagano is famous for skiing and other outdoor-related activities. During winter, Nagano is a top choice among those who have neither the luxury nor desire to travel far north. There are many skiing areas in Nagano. After your outdoor pursuits -- enjoying snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes -- you can soak in hot springs called onsen.
Nagano is not only great to visit in the winter, but it's also an all-year-round tourist destination. Come during spring and enjoy the blooming sakura (cherry blossoms) backdropped with scenic views of mountains. For autumn, enjoy leaf-peeping in Nagano; summer is also a great time to visit Nagano.
There are plenty of Nagano hostels from which to choose. There are typical youth hostels in Nagano that are perfect for backpackers. Nagano hostels have all the facilities and amenities of the usual hostels you find elsewhere, from dorms and private rooms to common areas and communal kitchen. Additional facilities and amenities offered in some hostels in Nagano include shuttle services, Wi-Fi, and bicycle rentals - be sure to inquire about these at your Nagano hostel prior to your stay.
There are some hostels in Japan that used to be private homes. Now, these type of homes are good alternatives to ryokan (Japanese-style inns) -- they are more affordable and the hosts (who are usually the owners) let you feel at home. Private-homes-turned-hostels are highly preferable if you want to experience Japanese culture from food to the interiors. At affordable rates, you will sleep in a Japanese home, dine on Japanese food, and enjoy Japanese culture with locals. Nagano hostels are scattered but majority of them have excellent locations. Some are located nearby stations, others close to attractions. Take your time checking out these Nagano hostels that perfectly suit your needs.
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Megamiko Station Inn
"… from beginner ski to advanced Olympic size competition zones. The white snow capped mountains, frozen lakes, tranquillity and serenity helps you feel calm and peaceful. we offer ski lessons by certified ski instructor with additional costs. Also, a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs sooths and relaxes the tension in your body, making you forget all the troubles and stress in your life. In the spring time, many Japanese tourists...
Hakuba Alps Backpackers
"Homey Hostel with Very Friendly Owners - We stayed here oct. 2007. The place had a very homey feel with a well equipped kitchen and TV area. The owners were so friendly, even offering us the chance to go with them to see a local festival. The surrounding scenery was beautiful and it made a nice getaway location from the hustling bustling cities like tokyo and kyoto!" …"… the ski field is only minutes away on foot from our hostel. In summer,...
"…The reception should be made aware of any change in your schedule. Let us know if you have any special preferences. We will try to do our best to satisfy your expectations! ●FACILITIES Large
Moritomizu Backpackers Hostel
"… before you check in or after you check out. Please let us know in advance what time you will arrive or get back.] LOCKOUT: 10:30-16:00 [We ask you to leave the hostel during this time, even if you stay for another night. It's OK to leave your luggage in your room or on your bed while you are out.] No curfew at night. * * * We have Female/Mixed Dorms and Private Rooms. Please get relaxed in our tatami-floored living...
"… stairs, sliding doors, and decor, are kept in their original state so as to retain the unique atmosphere of the Edo and Meiji period. Guest House KURA is the only budget hostel that will bring you back in time to experience the ancient Japan! Here is an ideal place for those looking to lodge at a hostel full of traditional Japanese charm!!! Easy access to Nagano City, Zenkoji temple, Snow Monkey park, and downtown Obuse. Here, you can...
"Easy to find five minutes from Matsumoto station. A Japanese house which is friendly, comfy and your home in Japan. We are a perfect base for day trips - that's what guests tell us! Stay with us for adventures in the Kiso Valley, Kamikochi, Daio Wasabi Farm, Kurobe Alpen route and more. Guests and staff interact to share stories and ideas for your travels. After travelling the world we settled in Matsumoto. It's a chic student city with...
Hakuba Snowdrift Lodge
"… communal lounge area where you can just hang makes for a relaxed & uncrowded atmosphere. We aim for a relaxed atmosphere and encourage families to visit us. For that reason we don't have a bar, instead it is BYO however please respect the other guests and don't go overboard. We have double, twin, triple and 4 share rooms as well as 6 person dormitory rooms. Our double rooms have real double beds, not just 2 single beds thrown...
"… ranges from budget backpacker dorm-style rooms to budget private rooms and some rooms with private bathrooms. We also have affordable double, twin and triple rooms with shared or private bathrooms. Most of our spacious rooms also include a sitting area. We serve a delicious breakfast to our guests to help them start their day on the slopes right. A modern communal kitchen and dining lounge is also available during your stay. In...
Hostelling International Miyuino-mori
"Hostelling International Miyuino-mori is located just alonside the Kijimadaira Ski Resort(Mt.Kosha) in Noth Nagano. This year, 3 big slope, TAKAIFUJI, KIJIMADAIRA, and YOMASEONSEN on the foot of Mt Takayashiro has been combined and born a very large ski-resort equipped 21 of lift. It take only 3min to the lift station, which is best location for snow sports., Most convenient youth hosel for sking, where we are alongside of Kijimadaira Ski...
Azumino Ikeda Guest House
"…Check-in time is 3:00p.m. - 12:00a.m. Though we can't serve you meal, you can use the kitchen free or go casual restaurant near our guesthouse (only 1 minute walk). ***Property Policies and Cond
Backpackers Hostel K's House Hakuba Alps
"Perfect hostel. - One of the best hostels I've stated at. Toshi and Megumi (and Amo!) were extremely helpful, and Toshi gave me expert hiking advice for my fairly impromptu, last-minute hike the following day, and stayed up late helping me find the info I needed! Saved my butt. The location is great, the facilities are impeccable, and ... well, I can't think of any negative points about it. I'd stay again in a heartbeat." …"Fantastic hostel....
Obuse-no-Kaze Youth Hostel
"… All rooms are air-conditioned. We offer shampoo and soap for free but we charge for the followings: towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a razor. There is a coin locker, safe box, vending machine, laundry facility and a parking lot(for 7 cars). We offer 3 bicycles (100 yen per hour). Smoking is not permitted inside of the facility. Please smoke outside at the deck. Please do not bring in any alcohol drinks. We offer...
"I stayed here over New Years in 2002/2003 for four nights!! It has a very friendly staff, and it's close to ski resorts and trains!!! I would suggest you stay, as the guy speaks English!! GREAT PLACE!!" … "… for activities, you can enjoy kayaking, paragliding, rafting, mountain biking, mountaineering, hiking, fishing and tennis from spring to autumn, you can try skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing in winter. Hot springs are also...
Chuoukan Shimizuya Ryokan
"It is a pleasure to welcome you to SHIMIZUYA RYOKAN.Our ryokanhas over a 160 years of history. We are located in the center of town , just a few minutes walk from the Zenkoji temple(the main sttraction in town),and a 20 minutes walk from the JR Nagano station. From Nagano station,you can take a taxi(5minutes),or abus for 100 yen a person. We have single rooms ,souble rooms,and rooms for 3 and 4 persons too. Regardless of the type of...
"…If you want a full experience of Japanese culture, we assure you that our ryokan is absolutely the right choice! We have 14 guest rooms, 7 of which have their own bathrooms. There are both Japan
Matsushiro GuestHouse Hoteiya
504, Matsushiromachi Matsushiro, Nagano-shi
Worldtreck Diner & Guesthouse-Pise
"… Policies and Conditions*** 1).Check-in time is from 3pm to 8pm. Once you know you will not arrive in time, please call us as soon as possible. Check out time is 12:00PM 2).We accept cash payment only upon arrival. 3).Cancellation Policy 50% fare of the room at first night will be charged if you cancel your reservation 5~2 day before the date of your reservation. 50% fare of the room at first will be charged if you cancel your...
"…The 1st bath is just by riverside called - KAPPA NO YU. There is another Japanese hot tub. Don't worry, it's not boiling! Last special bath is Jacuzzi bath. Probably, you would feel like you are in
"…Great dining room and Restaurant Relaxing lounge area Laundry facilities with drying room for ski gear Ski and Boot Storage room and work bench for tuning and waxing Toilets and washrooms on
"… From the outdoor bath, you can enjoy the view of the town, the far away mountains, and stars at night. The public bathrooms are open 24 hours. We offer seasonal food from Shinshu region. Japanese cuisine is served in the dining hall for both breakfast and dinner. Other facilities include a night club, a big hall for meeting and parties, a conference room, and a souvenir shop. We have easy access to many famous sight-seeing...
Yudanaka Spa Resort
"Soaking in Shimaya Ryokan's baths was a wonderful way to start my Asian vacation. Yamato-san and his wife were wonderful hosts. I enjoyed two breakfasts and one dinner -- all very enjoyable." …"What
"…Spacious mineral-rich communal baths separated for men and women (private time is also available on request), dining room, vending machine, Web-ready PC, printer, fax and free parking. Bicycles are
"Hotel Yudanaka is a Japanese style inn located in Yudanaka Onsen, Nagano Prefecture. We are only 3 minutes walk from Yudanaka Station, Nagano Dentetsu Line. Yudanaka Onsen area is surrounded by moun
Nagano Yudanaka Shimaya
"… please give us an advance notice. We will be happy to pick you up at the Yudanaka Station. You are also welcome to our information desk at the reception. At our hotel, you can enjoy our public Onsen (hot spring bath) filled with the 100% natural hot spring water, which on weekdays can be reserved in advance for private use by families and couples. If you wish to experience an open-air bath(Roten-buro)with a spectacular view of the...
"…Located just a few minutes walk to the famed Zenkoji Temple in Nagano City, Shimizuya is a Japanese-style inn with a history of about 100 years. We have 11 Japanese-style guestrooms, clean and cozy
"… shuttle is available from Togura Train Station, which is a 5-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms feature Western-style beds and a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom comes with Yukata robes for all guests. Chinese cuisines are available at Karin. A Japanese and Western breakfast buffet is served. ***Property Policies and Conditions*** 1).Check in from 15:00 hours and Check-out Until 10:00 hours 2).Cancellation Policy:...
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Hotel New Station Matsumoto
"…2 rental PCs, 800yen/night, first come first serve. .Souvenir postcards, Matsumoto noodle shop map, and tourist brochures available . Welcome drink service .Free Rental Service include: thermome
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