Hostels in Nara, Japan

7 hostels available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Nara

Party Hostel
"…Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.Some units have a sitting area for your convenience. All rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. Extras include slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.You will … More
Adventure Hostels
"…We also keep your luggage after check out until 8 PM. Please do Facility & service - Two shared shower rooms and toilets - Free wifi & PC - Kitchen - Common space - Free coffee & tea - … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The guest sets the password for his or her locker. There are also private dorms with door lock. The bed is self made and there is a basket inside the dorm to leave the sheets when checking out. … More
Party Hostel
"…*Late check out fee: 1000 yen per an hour. 3.reception hour: 7:00am-0:00am 4.payment:Cash(JPY),Credit Card(VISA, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Union Pay) 5.cancellation policy: (1)2 … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…The dorm rooms do have free bedside lockers available for guest use. Showers and toilets are adequate in terms of quantity and excellent in terms of quality. Showers are Japanese style, so … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…This door is not locked, so theoretically anyone can easily take your bags, though the front gate is locked at night and Japan is generally safe. There is a toilet and shower in the annex … More
Party Hostel
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Hotels in Nara

"…It would be better if there were just a couple of hooks/nails in the walls. (Shelving or a dresser would be perfect.) The bed did have a small shelf, which was useful. The shared bathrooms are … More
"…Nara International Golf Club, 15 min (3km) drive and Asuka Country Club, 20 min (5km) by taxi. By Train 1min walk from the #4 Exit of Kintetsu Nara Station. Please refer to the map available … More

Guest Houses in Nara

"…Friendly staff. Convenient location. Sufficient privacy. Excellent hostel." …"lounge with TV, a shared kitchen and an information corner with guide books and maps. The computer corner offers free … More
"…Bicycles are available for rent. Luggage storage is on a set of shelves near the front door. Entrance at night requires use of a security code and the area feels safe at all hours. The Location … More
"…Please relax yourself in our Japanese style room(s) with private bath and toilet and enjoy our big bathrooms. We also have a large size banquet room for group tours. Why don't you experience … More
"Nara Guest House 3F, located in immediate proximity of Nara station and in the center of historical city of Nara, will provide you an ideal place to stay and enjoy your time in this ancient capital … More
"… This hostel has compact private rooms, family rooms and dormitories.  Backpackers, family, couple, friends, everyone can stay here comfortably.  And every room and the each bed of the … More

Hostels in Nara, Japan

7 hostels available. Prices start from $17 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Nara (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nara.

Better brush up on your deer-interaction skills before stepping off the train in Nara! Some of the critters are as bold as to actually make their way through to the train station, but if the first thing you see aren't a pair of big black eyes, don't despair -- there is no way you'll leave town without an dose (or overdose!) of their charm.

Nara is the favourite of travelers to Japan (of those who go, as sadly many miss out on it) and it is for good reason! It is jam-packed with world heritage sites and has marvelous surroundings for easy hiking through picture-perfect farmland and little patches of forest. But what ignites people's passion are the holy deer dotting the central parks and the temples and shrines! Special cookies can be bought at little stalls and offered to them, but don't forget we are in Japan here, so it's all about politeness -- before handing over the cookie, you should bow to the deer and it then will bow back (no kidding!). It is so easy to get lost in this fascinating atmosphere of Nara for days. Apparently there is also all the infrastructure of a city that size with shopping and restaurants. Actually, Nara could be a lovely base from where to undertake daytrips to Osaka and Kyoto (most people opt for the other way round, though). Train connections are frequent and really affordable!

Nara's hostel scene is small but lovely -- do watch out for some real marvels! There are some hostels in really stunning traditional houses where (almost) all is in traditional style. This is otherwise usually only found in Ryokan, which should prove to be not affordable for most budget travelers. It is absolutely worth putting up with the distance to those hostels you might have to bridge to get to them from the train station (not too bad after all, just not really close)! Should those be booked solid, all other hostels in Nara can be recommended with a peace of conscience. They are spotless and often small and cute and family run. There is also a different -- quieter -- type of traveler here than in neighbouring Kyoto or Osaka. Location-wise, most Nara hostels are scattered kind of close or smack in the middle of the town centre.

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Nara Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Nara, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 7
Average dorm price $25
Average private room price $69
Cheapest hostel in Nara HARUYA Hostel Naramachi with $16.5
Party hostels in Nara Nara Guesthouse Kamunabi (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.9

FAQ about Nara Hostels

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