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Deer Guesthouse

"the place is strategically located near the tourist spots and stores."

Jomil - October 30, 2018
Mixed Dormitory Deer Guesthouse
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Deer Guesthouse

36 Tsubai-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8343 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Kofuku-ji Temple
Within 360 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Kofuku-ji Temple 360 m
Nara National Museum 820 m
Isuien Garden 970 m
Todai-ji Temple 1.3 km
Nara Park 1.4 km
Nigatsu-do Temple 1.7 km
Kasuga Grand Shrine 1.8 km
Heijokyu Ruins 3.4 km
Toshodai-ji Temple 4.0 km
Yakushi-ji Temple 4.3 km
Nearby landmarks
OK est 50 m
Kikazaridokoro Miyabi 60 m
Fresh Mart 60 m
Mochiidono Center Gai 90 m
Yu Nakagawa honten 110 m
Nakatanidou 120 m
Tourist Information Kuronekonara Tabi 130 m
Naramachi 130 m
Konishi-drug store 140 m
Nanto Bank Head Office 140 m
9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Nara

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money8.9
Distance to city center0.2 KM
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.6 km

Rooms available at Deer Guesthouse

2 People in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 5 bunk beds
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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2 People in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Japanese Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Standard Single Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Kitchenette
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Dormitory Mixed-Sex
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  • Non-smoking
  • Kitchenette
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Dormitory for Women Only
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  • Non-smoking
  • Kitchenette
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Dormitory Mixed-Sex
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  • Non-smoking
  • Kitchenette
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Dormitory for Women Only
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  • Non-smoking
  • Kitchenette
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Deer Guesthouse?

and check-out is until 11:00 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. Check-in is from 03:00 PM, The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The hotel also offers 24-hour check-in.

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What people love about Deer Guesthouse

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Location is fantastic and staff were very helpful."

    Alexia

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    October 15, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "the location totally makes up for it!"

    Ryan

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    April 2, 2018

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The owner was helpful and friendly."

    Kwong

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    August 27, 2018

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Value for money score
8.9/10
Location score
9.2/10
Service score
9/10
Cleanliness score
8.2/10
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Overall rating:
8.6
Excellent
150 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.7
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
I got lucky a guest came out and I was able to get inside.
Jomil from Philippines
Solo traveler
More about Deer Guesthouse

More about Deer Guesthouse

Well-placed in the culture, religious interests, sightseeing area of Nara city, Deer Guesthouse provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. With its location just 0.2 KM from the city center and 80 KM from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Deer Guesthouse, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, laundromat, BBQ facilities.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, air purifier, umbrella, separate living room, internet access – wireless. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Deer Guesthouse is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Nara.

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What they offer

9.6
Exceptional

"Great, cheap place to stay in Nara."

David

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August 3, 2018

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Reviews of Deer Guesthouse from real guests

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8.6
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.7
Location9.2
Service9.0
Value for money8.9
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8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
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10.0
Exceptional
Dedi from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

tldr: If I'm going to have some trip to Nara again, Deer Guesthouse will be my top priority.”

1) Location 6 minutes walk to the south of Kintetsu Nara Station; Just a couple more minutes of walk to the Nara Park Area, where most of your destination lies; And just a few walks to the shopping centre; the location of Deer Guesthouse is very strategic, indeed. A top priority if you want to visit Nara for your getaway. 2) Cleanliness Top Notch. I don't need to add 3) Staff (or, as I prefer to say them as Owners) The warm welcome, the recommendation for the guests to have a better sightseeing experiences and travelling in Nara, and their friendliness, is just incredible. I personally love having a lot of talks with them (and with other guests too) until late. 4) Facilities. Love the bathroom stall they installed in the house. And, whether you want to cook your own meal, or want to boil some water for your instant noodles (which they sell in the guesthouse, convenient), should you feel it is a little too late to have some late snacks, they provide it all. 5) Value for Money Priceless. Love every minutes I spend here. :)

Reviewed December 02, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Elleonore from Philippines
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Comfortable Stay”

If you are looking for a home away from home, I would recommend for you to stay at Deer Guesthouse. The owner is super nice. Even after I checked out, he let me leave my luggage (for FREE) so that I can still visit the Horyuji Temple. When I got back at around 3pm I was sp tired because the weather was so hot, before going out to grab his lunch, he told me that I can rest inside the guesthouse and leave once I feel refreshed/recharged. Compared to other hostels, Deer guesthouse is really hospitable. Others will not allow guests to leave their luggage after check out. Oh, and I slept comfortably here even though this is the simplest hostel I've booked in Japan. Also, the location is super okey. It is near to all the tourists spots in Nara and to train stations as well.

Reviewed September 08, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
lee from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

A home away from home”

Locating in the most convenient location (3-min walk to Kintetsu Nara Station and the main bus stop and 8-min walk to JR station), Dear Guesthouse is walking distance to major spots such as the Nara National Museum, Nara Art Museum, Koufukuji, and Toudaiji. The Guesthouse is transformed from the traditional house, so you can imagine inside it's not too spacious, but the wooden structure and open kitchen gives the guesthouse a very intimate feeling, and the exquisite Japanese garden in between the front area and the back area is a hidden gem. And the owner (and manager) Yamamoto san is perhaps the biggest reason why the guest feel so much at home. He is funny(a bit of the quirky side), easy-going, generous and helpful and he speaks good English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish (maybe in a lesser extent lol), so no worries about any sort of language barrier.Most of the guests get along pretty well, and the atmosphere is laid back and authentic. I would definitely go back there when I go to Nara again.

Reviewed August 04, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Kaya from Canada
Solo traveler
Economy Single Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

I loved it!”

I felt at home at the Deer Guesthouse! I also had fun chatting with the host of the guesthouse - he's a fun guy. I recommend this place for anyone looking for a budget friendly place to stop by at Nara.

Reviewed July 13, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Germany
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

very close to two station,and owner is very kind”

this guesthouse is very confortable.the owner also very nice,he gave me a lot of information about nara! if you come to nara,you have to stay this guesthouse! anyway,i recommend here

Reviewed January 15, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Nobuhide from Japan
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Excellent”

Renovated old and small Japanese house conveniently located in the town center of Nara, close to Kintetsu Railway's Nara station and walking distance from JR Lines' Nara station. Communal space is a bit small. Shower booths equipped with shampoo, rinse and liquid soap are available for 24 hrs.

Reviewed June 06, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Wen from Malaysia
Solo traveler
2 People in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

The Owner is sooooo friendly & helpful!”

We leave our luggage after check out,but we cant open the door when we back from sightseeing(door abit problem) Owner rushing back from his dinner.So touching❤️ Cons:Is an old style home like gusethouse,look a bit poor but facilities is good,np.(only 2 bathroom) at night abit noisy No other staff,only owner Yamamoto san.(sometime cant find him😂 Pros is owner is sooooooo friendly & helpful location is good,walking distance from kintesu nara. Facility ok

Reviewed November 22, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
WEI from Malaysia
Group
2 People in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Staff is helpful and friendly. ”

Located in the Nara town area, near to shopping street and eatery. Owner Mr. YAMAMOTO is very friendly and helpful, highly recommended to those who want to save money for the trip as it is very budgeted choice.

Reviewed May 02, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Jennifer from Malaysia
Group
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Excellent”

The hostel was very near Kintetsu Nara Station and the food street nearby, so that was a real plus. The staff was really friendly. Limited bathrooms, but clean. During colder season, be prepared as the walkway to the bathroom is not covered, thus chilly.

Reviewed December 30, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Bambang from Indonesia
Solo traveler
2 People in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

If you plan to stay in Nara Deer Guesthouse is very recommended. ”

Staying in Deer Guesthouse just like playing a game. If you're lucky you can occupy all (bunk)beds or tatami in the room by yourself (or with your own group). Or, you may not so that lucky, where you have to share with somebody else that make you feel unhappy. But I think you don't need so worried since still there's a chance you'll meet new nice friends.

Reviewed May 09, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
David from United States
Couple
2 Bunk Beds in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Great place to stay in Nara”

Great, cheap place to stay in Nara. The location is excellent, 5 minutes from the train station and also Nara park.

Reviewed August 03, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Chee from Singapore
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 8 nights in April 2018

Friendly owner and near to the park”

Very near to the park. As per everyone's review here, you have a friendly owner. The picture shows the condition of the rooms. Guesthouse environment, spend a night or two and embark to your next destination.

Reviewed April 11, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Wendy from Australia
Solo traveler
Japanese Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Great location and owner”

The owner is one of the loveliest young men you could hope to meet and is extremely helpful. The kitchen is very well stocked also. I would like to rate this property higher but my personal experience was not a positive one. I think it was made worse because of the room I had. I stayed in the single room which of course increased the price and unfortunately I think it is the worst room in the guesthouse. It’s situated at the front of the property right beside the main lane so it’s also right at the front entrance. The noise from people checking in, chatting in the kitchen, going in and out of the front door constantly, made it impossible to sleep. You need to go out into the open air to use the shower and toilet which are in different areas. If you are looking for a firm style room with good cooking facilities and in a great location then this would probably be perfect.

Reviewed November 20, 2017

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5.2
Eunyoung from South Korea
Family with teens
2 People in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Ok for the price but disappoing at first”

It was the humblest hostel in Japan I've ever stayed. When I arrived at the hostel at 3 pm, no body answered the door. After ringing the bell 3 times under boiling hot weather after walking 20 min. from Nara Station, a guest opened the door on his way out. Then the owner was not seen anywhere and after saying "hello" several times, he told me to wait. We had to wait in the boiling hot kitchen with airconditioner off for 20 minutes before we were finally shown to our room. I paid about 3000 yen for two at a 8 person female dorm and the door paper was torn. And the gas range was out of order so I could not cook my food. If you just want to sleep, it's ok for the price. Oh, on the way to the guesthouse from Nara Station, I found a small hot spring run by old couples. It cost only 420 yen/person and we went there, which reminded me of the public bath in my childhood days. I had a good time there anyway feeling Nostalgia.

Reviewed July 18, 2018

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Sorry for inconvenience at this time!! I do everythiong for this guesthouse(I cannot use part time job with this budget price).And I have to do a lot of things. I was cleaning shower room and toilet when you press the bell. That's why I could not give you full service this time. Please understand our situation with this price. but,I feel so sorry at this time again. I will do my best next time.See you next time(^_^)

Responded July 26, 2018
Deer Guesthouse
7.6
Very good
Loh from Singapore
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Very good”

The staff were well versed in many languages so communication wasn't an issue. The place is a bit far from Nara station and its small but cosy.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Thi from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Great location ”

It was a small guesthouse but very clean and neat. It has a great location. Near station and sightseeing spots. The owner is really good and helpful. Highly recommended to stay here

Reviewed June 27, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Liem from Vietnam
Couple
2 People in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Good location and great owner”

We were surprised when arrived this guesthouse because of the location - very closed with the station and the park. The owner was very kind too.

Reviewed April 15, 2018

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6.8
Good
Regina from Philippines
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Fine stay”

We arrived past 10PM so we were asked to pay 300 yen bec reception was only open til 9pm, i think. It was fine tho. Thing is, i don't think there were any heaters here so i slept witg my jacket haha. I like how the guesthouse looked tho! A traditional japanese house turned guesthouse haha. Location is fine, we just walked through all temples and parks from the hostel (leg work out lol). All in all, a fine stay!!

Reviewed March 14, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Ryan from South Korea
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Cheapest guesthouse in Nara with great location ”

At this price, don't expect anything fancy. But the location totally makes up for it! Friendly and helpful staff, too.

Reviewed April 02, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jomil from Philippines
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Exceptional”

Hard to get inside the property if you don't inform the staff you're arriving early because the check-in time is 3 pm. No staff will be there to open the door before that time. I got lucky a guest came out and I was able to get inside. You can leave your things at the property and come back at 3 pm. Other than that, the place is strategically located near the tourist spots and stores. The staff are also very nice.

Reviewed October 30, 2018

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