Nozaru Hostel
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7.4
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10
Excellent value for money
8.0
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
Distance to airport78.0 km
  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot spring bath

  • Daily housekeeping

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8.0
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 futons
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Dormitory Non-Smoking
Dormitory Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Japanese-Style Superior Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Superior Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 10 futons
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Single Futon in Female Dormitory Room
Single Futon in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Single Futon in Female Dormitory Room
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      Agoda Reviews (49)Booking.com Reviews (405)
      7.4
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      10
      Cleanliness6.7
      Facilities7.0
      Location8.2
      Room comfort and quality8.0
      Service7.3
      Value for money8.0
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      2.0
      Pitinan from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Single Futon in Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
      They are cheaters, they charge additional tax for nothing. Made you sleep in a storage room.”
      I booked this place 2 nights for my wife. The first problem: The owner told her to pay additional tax which the owner said to it was 'onsen tax' which is 4900 yen. This tax is not mentioned in the hotel description. My wife didn't want to use onsen and refused to pay. The middle-age lady owner insist that my wife must pay additional 4900 yen or she cannot stay here. Because its pretty late in the night, my wife had to pay that tax unwillingly. The second problem: I booked a female room for my wife. The owner made a mistake to let a man book this room. The owner said that my wife had to sleep in a room with a man. No way! My wife refused to do so. The owner lead my wife to sleep in the underground storage room. The room has no ventilation. The door can't be locked. There is NO APOLOGIZE from the owner for this mistake. The next day, my wife neglected the second-night booking and left to find another hotel nearby because the male was still in the female room. The worst hotel ever stay.
      Reviewed October 03, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Tim from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
      Simple but friendly no-frills accommodation.”
      People complain that this place is run down, dirty, and this, that and the other doesn't work, but get real! It is an old establishment being run as budget accommodation in an otherwise VERY expensive neighbourhood. You won't get towels, and some of the facilities are not functioning, but what you will get is a very friendly welcome from the lovely Morita-san who will guide you to your simple room where you will find a comfy futon with clean sheets, and a great view of the classic neighbourhood you are staying in. It's priceless!!
      Reviewed September 16, 2018
      3.2
      Toni from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
      Dirty, but good location for snow monkeys”
      toilet was leaking so pee was on the floor, ran out of hand soap, onsen had floaty white things in it (and felt like it needed drained). weren't told when booking that you are forced to shower naked Infront of others (even though there is a shower in the room which is locked). kitchen was a bit dirty. however, it is a short walk to the snow monkeys but not much else to do unless you like onsens.
      Reviewed July 30, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mayumi from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017
      Great Place”
      Great Accommodation
      Reviewed July 17, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      Chuan from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018
      Room is ok. With this value no complain. Just for a stay to sleep”
      Is a waste the maintenance is not there. Else is a good place to stay. Anyway for a backpacker, is just a quick rest and go on the road again the next da
      Reviewed May 01, 2018
      7.2
      Very good
      Audrey from France
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018
      onsen could have been more clean. far away from the train station.”
      i had to walk 30min uphill with my backpack to reach the hostel from the train station. no bus goes all the way there. to go to the monkey park you have to walk 40min uphill as well. again no bus goes there from the hostel. if you stay at this hostel, you can't access any of the other city onsen which is a shame. there is a private onsen but it was not clean, dead insects and white discharge were floatong inside. the staff was great and really helpful though.
      Reviewed April 04, 2018
      6.4
      Good
      geki from Japan
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
      Good”
      The kitchen is not really furnished. Only good to prepare some boiling water for noodle cup. There is no real lounge. Cannot access the dining room if you are not a big group. But the room is large and enjoyable.
      Reviewed March 03, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Nick from United States
      Couple
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017
      Great for budget traveler and had to Onsen to myself at night and in the morning! Amazing!”
      As with most places, the common room was kind of cold but the space heater in the room works perfectly fine and kept us warm all night. The decor of the room was really neat.
      Reviewed December 15, 2017
      7.2
      Very good
      Alli from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017
      Very good”
      This is the cheapest option in the area and the reason I booked here. The onsen was nice but could have been cleaner. I was also charged an extra 150 yen even though it says it's free in the description. The room was comfortable enough and they provided a heater. It was fine for one night!
      Reviewed November 07, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Ismo from Finland
      Couple
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 10 nights in October 2017
      Friendly staff, great onset”
      Nozaru is a bit aged and shabby, but Japanese rooms are large and comfortable with own toilet, which is a good deal with that price. The receptionist is really super friendly and helps you where ever she can. Nozaru clients have no access to Nine onsens of Shibu, but hostel has it's own onsen (hot spring) and it is awesome! It is atmospheric and you can use it any time between 4 pm and 9 am and there are both outside and inside pools (and it is much more comfortable from western point of view than those public ones in town).
      Reviewed November 01, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tung-Yin from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017
      NOZARU Cheers!”
      This hostel is fantastic! As a solo traveler, staying in a cozy and simple single room, I felt satisfied! I had a great experience using the Japanese heating table.^^ Also, the hot spring was comfortable but I didn't know the hot springs in this area are all VERY HOT!! Haha~The only inconvenience is that the restroom is downstairs. Anyway, the location is very nice. In addition, the staff is very kind and friendly. The quality of the stay is definitely worth much more than the price! I will choose here again next time coming! (Hope I could use the mini kitchen next time~XD) Thank you very much!
      Reviewed October 20, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      NURUL from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017
      Onsen”
      Theres onsen in the house and theres even a private time for those who are shy to take a soak in the onsen with public.
      Reviewed April 12, 2017
      7.6
      Very good
      Gavin from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
      Excellent location but cold”
      This place could be cozier, we were here in snow season and there is no heating in the hotel. You have a small gas heater in room and a heater under the Japanese style table but I didn't look forward to getting back after a day out. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The onsen is nice but the men's outdoor onsen is bigger than the women's and they dont rotate although having said that there were way more men than women site I suppose that's the reason
      Reviewed February 21, 2017
      4.0
      Dorothy from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017
      too expensive for a dirty place”
      cheapest out of the area, but too expensive for the quality non functioning wifi, sockets, doors. 3rd floor female toilet has an awful smell. onsen is ok. nice staff. but it needs to be better maintained...
      Reviewed February 06, 2017
      6.4
      Good
      Sudarat from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
      cheap”
      cheap, in hostel has onsen,
      Reviewed January 27, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      yasmin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
      nozaru”
      it's was a great stay
      Reviewed November 25, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kate from Australia
      Couple
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016
      Amazing”
      This place is amazing! truely authentic experience! one of the best places we stayed in japan, great value for money
      Reviewed September 12, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Zoltan from Hungary
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016
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      Reviewed July 29, 2016
      8.8
      Excellent
      andrea from Switzerland
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016
      free onsen”
      i booked the dormitory room for one night. but since i was the only one who booked it i got the whole room with kotatzu for myself. the natural onsen is very nice and relaxing. most of the stuff are volunteers which makes a nice atmosphere.
      Reviewed May 07, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      barry from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
      A great hostel in a traditional onsen town in the mountains- big room good onsen good kitchen!”
      Recommended
      Reviewed April 17, 2016
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