Hostels in Nara, Japan

8 hostels available. Prices start from $15 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Nara

Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…1 km away. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 38.6 km from Nara Guesthouse Kamunabi. This property is also rated for the best value in Nara! Guests are getting more for their money when … More
"Yuzan Guesthouse has 2 Japanese style rooms and 2 Western style rooms with bunk beds. Please note that this property cannot accommodate children under 10 years old. Each room has an air … More
Party Hostel
"…7 min to the Nara Park, 10 min to Todaiji Temple. ********************** Conditions and Policies******************** 1.check-in time: from 3 pm to 0:00 am. *After 24 o'clock the entrance … More
Solo Traveller
"…minutes' walking from main Nara Station. Usually for check-in, there is a card at the entrance with the guest’s name and bed number for self-check-in. This is important to know, since some guests … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…One of the best things about its location is that it's close enough to everything for a comfortable walk but tucked away in a residential neighbourhood to give it a relaxed and chilled-out feel. … More
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…It is very spacious, but doesn’t have much to it. There are two or so chairs and some pillow seats next to the small bookshelf. There is a fridge here, a microwave and roaster for heating food, … More

Hotels in Nara

"…They have separate shower (2) and toilet rooms (2). The kitchen is limited in terms of cookware, so you really have to share, be patient with timing. If someone is using the pan to serve out of, … More
"…It is only 1 min walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. Nara Park where over 2000 deer are living is 5 min from our hotel. There are 2 convenience stores near by. Breakfast is 1200Yen at a restaurant on … More

Guest Houses in Nara

"Clean, excellent - Clean facilities. Friendly staff. Convenient location. Sufficient privacy. Excellent hostel." …"lounge with TV, a shared kitchen and an information corner with guide books and … More
"…Walking from the JR Nara station with backpacks would be a long, hilly, and possibly confusing walk, as few streets have signs. But it’s an easy walk from the JR Kyobate station -- only one stop … 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
"…We want to provide you with a great atmosphere to enjoy cultural exchange, to have new friends in a new place and enjoy Nara together with you. In Guest House 3F we can accommodate guests in … More
"…Close to the sightseeing spots, you can walk from both JR Nara station and Kintetsu Nara station, it's great location.  This hostel has compact private rooms, family rooms and dormitories.   … More

Hostels in Nara, Japan

8 hostels available. Prices start from $15 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 8
Average dorm price $22
Average private room price $51
Cheapest hostel in Nara Nara Deer Hostel with $15
Party hostels in Nara Nara Guesthouse Kamunabi (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.9

FAQ about Nara Hostels

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4 Best Hostels in Nara

4 Best Hostels in Nara

4 Hostels in Nara with Private Rooms

4 Hostels in Nara with Private Rooms

5 Cheapest Hostels in Nara

5 Cheapest Hostels in Nara

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