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Nozaru Hostel

Hirao 2034, Yamanouchi 381-0401, Japan
+81 269 333 317

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based on 403 reviews
Nozaru Hostel - Yamanouchi, Japan
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Distance to city centre 7.2 km
Location rating 7.6



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$90 per night




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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    We unfortunately only had one night here but we loved staying in the traditional Japanese tatami room! We found the room to be very comfortable and good value for money. Having an onsen on-site was a bonus - great way to start and end the day!

    The location is a little bit far from Yudanaka station and the buses don’t run very late - maybe bear that in mind when you’re planning your arrival. There weren’t shower facilities on each floor, fine for us because we used the onsen but not ideal for everyone.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    outdoor hot spring is very relaxing and clean

    There were only few outlets in the room to charge electronical devices

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    It's cheap compared to other hotels in town, which are all super expensive (around 150 a night), but you don't get access to the 9 or so public baths in town since this hostel is not a part of the ryokan association in town (maybe that's why it's' so cheap compared to them). You can pay 500 yen at the information center nearby (closes at 5pm btw) and get access to only one designated bath. However the hostel's own onsen is very nice, at least the male one (better than the public one we got access to).

    Staff was very nice but all recently arrived foreigner volunteers so they were generally as clueless as we were, the owner was on vacation while I was there.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    The Onsen (hot tub) and the friendly staff was nice!

    The sheets were dirty, and there was only a toilet on the ground floor while the bedroom was on the third.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    Had a traditional Japanese Inn feel, women’s onsen was clean and good size for inside, but outside onsen would only fit one person. The men’s onsen was bigger and had a bigger outdoor onsen. Location is fantastic! Close to monkey park (we walked). Locals were super friendly and very helpful. Traditional tatami floors and room had its own toilet but the bathroom was locked, you have to use the onsen room for showering/bathing.

    I didn’t like that because the hostel is not part of the onsen association, we could not access the 9 public baths that are in the town (part of the reason you visit Shibu Onsen) but I was not told this/ (was not made clear when booking) until we arrived. I was super disappointed as this was a big part of the experience of this town. You can however, pay an additional fee to the information counter in town and use only bath number 9. The staff (backpackers) were mostly unhelpful as they only arrived the same day we did so could not answer any questions we had, or even order us a taxi!

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With a stay at Nozaru Hostel in Yamanouchi, you'll be a 3-minute drive from Shiga Kogen Ski Area and 8 minutes from Jigokudani Monkey Park. Featured amenities include microwave in a common area and refrigerator in a common area. Limited parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

7.3 Good

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Free Wi-Fi
No smoking
Designated smoking area
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
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FAQs when booking at Nozaru Hostel

Where is Nozaru Hostel located?

Nozaru Hostel is located at Hirao 2034, 7.2 km from the centre of Yamanouchi. Shibu Onsen is the closest landmark to Nozaru Hostel.

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

Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Nozaru Hostel.

Does Nozaru Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Nozaru Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Nozaru Hostel offer free parking?

No, Nozaru Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Nozaru Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Nozaru Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Nozaru Hostel from the airport?

Nozaru Hostel is 77.9 km from Matsumoto. Nozaru Hostel is 111.5 km from Toyama.

Can you bring pets to Nozaru Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Nozaru Hostel.

Does Nozaru Hostel have a pool?

No, Nozaru Hostel does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Shibu Onsen 132 m
  • Yudanaka Onsen 1.4 km
  • Yudanaka Station 2 km
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park 2.4 km
  • Ryuoo Ski Park 6.1 km
  • Nozori Dam 18.5 km

Getting Around

Matsumoto 77.9 km
Toyama 111.5 km
Matsumoto 70 km
Toyama 108.9 km

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