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9.0
Exceptional
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9.1
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Space Roku -The 3rd Street-60 m
  • Ikedagankodo80 m
  • Isagawa Shrine110 m
  • Nara City Tourist Center120 m
  • Denkoji160 m
  • Mochiidono Center Gai270 m
  • Naramachi280 m
  • Jissun280 m
  • Higashimuki Shopping Street290 m
  • The Nara Episcopal Church300 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Guest House Iki

    1-5 Kamisanjo-cho, Nara, Nara, Japan, 630-8228 - See map
    "Great stay, nice bathroom and amenities, good wifi, very friendly and helpful reception staff."
    leonard - January 31, 2017
    Exceptional service
    9.6 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.5 rating for cleanliness
    • 340 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Nara

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Non-smoking

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    Value for money score
    9.2/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.5/10
    Room comfort score
    9.1/10
    Service score
    9.6/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money9.2
    Distance to city center0.1 Km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport37.2 km

    Rooms available at Guest House Iki

    9.1
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Family
    Family
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 futon
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    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Twin - Non-Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Double - Non-Smoking
    Double - Non-Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Double - Non-Smoking
    Double - Non-Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
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    Standard Japanese-Style Room Non-Smoking
    Standard Japanese-Style Room Non-Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
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    Standard Dormitory Mixed-Sex
    Standard Dormitory Mixed-Sex
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    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about Guest House Iki

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Good western bed, super friendly staff"

      Erik

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      January 6, 2017

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Quiet & clean."

      Danii

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      February 1, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "Large room and a nice kitchen(outside the room)."

      Dvir I.

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      March 18, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The owner is very kind and nice, he's very helpful and ready..."

    Vimonphan

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    April 18, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Cool and spotless."

    nina

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    December 2, 2016

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    The entrance of the guest house is located on very small street between Okasan Security and the car park. Please kindly refer to the PDF map delivered with the hotel voucher.

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    Cleanliness9.5
    Facilities8.7
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality9.1
    Service9.6
    Value for money9.2
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    8-9 Excellent (82)
    7-8 Very Good (33)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (8)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stephanie from Germany
    Group
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    fantastic japanese guesthouse! love it!”

    we only stayed for 1 night but could easily stay longer and we'll definitely come back to this place! the futon mattresses were the most comfortable ones we have slept on! and perfect location. approx 7min walk from JR Nara station and max 10min walk to deer park! and Nara is such a beautiful place!

    Reviewed February 14, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vimonphan from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Perfect!”

    This place is incredible. The owner is very kind and nice, he's very helpful and ready to be of assistance. The room is extremely clean, and the location is right near the walking street. I totally love this place and will visit this guesthouse again if I go to Nara in the future.

    Reviewed April 18, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tak from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

    Best CP value. Very nice owner.”

    Nice and passionate owner. Good location. Clean room.

    We stayed 3 nights. We informed the owner that we would arrive nara by 7. and unexpectedly he was already waiting in the cold windy street to pick us! He was an very passionate owner. The room is clean with bathroom and toilet. Basic amenities like shampoo, shower lotion ,paper towel are provided. The AC can be switched to heater mode to warm the room during cold weather. Kitchen with microwave, fridge, stove are provided in a shared basis. Although rules has already set that guest should be keep quiet during night time but some Chinese girls were still noisy and rude. Near by facilities like convenience shops, supermarket, onsen are not far away. Best CP value and best owner I ever meet.

    Reviewed December 20, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    chui from China
    Group
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    perfect location with helpful staff”

    Location, staff, tradition of japanese style bed

    It is very nice to stay in Guest House Iki, the room is very clean and the staff is so helpful. The location is very good, it take only 5 to 10 mins walk from either JR line or Kintetsu line. I high recommend this to my friends.

    Reviewed September 18, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Yong from Singapore
    Group
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

    Fantastic. Will recommend this to others”

    Location is really excellent, very close to all the attractions and within walking distance. Room condition is very good too, very clean and tidy. Owner is extremely friendly and helpful too.

    Excellent, just some minor suggestions for improvements - basin can be bigger and a kettle for each room. But other than these 2, really a perfect guesthouse that I will DEFINITELY recommend!!! Must stay.

    Reviewed September 09, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Wong from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2012

    worth to spend....”

    Convenient, clean & friendly staff

    i was very enjoys to stay at Iki Guest house, i didnt expect that it's just next to main shopping stress of Nara.... The staff is very very helpful & friendly, i had requested him to print me my e-boarding pass and expect i will need to pay, but when i ask him how much to pay, then he answer me is ok , free n happy to help me..... The staff not fluent in English, but compare with lots of Japaneses.... His English level consider above average...

    Reviewed March 13, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Hau from Malaysia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in March 2013

    Comfortable”

    Location

    Well located very close to JR station and Kintetsu Station. The owner is very friendly can can speak and understand English well. Very comfortable room (Japanese tatami style but the bath room is quite small). You will feel like home here. Good travel information provided by the owner. Kitchen can be used to prepare simple food. Wifi available.

    Reviewed March 10, 2013
    8.8
    Excellent
    Danii from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Great location, comfy room and friendly staff”

    Pros: The location is great, right next to shops and restaurants and a quick walk to the park with the beautiful deer. There aren't many rooms. We had an ensuite bathroom and were given a free upgrade to our own double which was great. Quiet & clean. Staff were super friendly and gave us a map of the area. Cons: Kitchen is super tiny and cooker can only be used at certain times.

    Reviewed February 01, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gordon from United States
    Group
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Looks like apartment or hotel amenities ”

    Bathrooms with showers were provided in every room based off the emergency exit map. Room was ample enough to layout luggage. Host was careful to avoid luggage scuffs on the wood floors and promptly wipe the luggage wheels.

    Reviewed September 15, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    姿靜 from Taiwan
    Group
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

    Best guest house i'ved stayed”

    Even though the location is a little bit hard to find, but the staff had sent us a clear map. Room is really clean, and the kitchen we can use is very clean as well. The staff is really nice, he told us how we can visit the spot through different buses, with the cheapest way. Me and my friends will definitely come back to here as long as we visit Nara! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed August 11, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHIH-PING from Taiwan
    Group
    Family
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2016

    A bit hard to find, but the owner was eager to help.”

    The location was a bit hard to find, but the owner has sent a detailed map beforehand, and once we told him when we were supposed to arrive, he waited us at the entry of the small path! The room was clean and tidy, every bed had an outlet and a lamp. The owner was very keen to help, gave us advices on how to go to the places that we planned to visit. Wonderful!

    Reviewed July 11, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Firman from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Affordable yet comfortable stay in Nara”

    The guest house is located approx. 10 minutes walk to either JR or Kintetsu station. I had no trouble locating the place using Googlemaps and the detailed instructions given by the host prior to arrival is really helpful. The host is friendly, energetic, helpful and speaks good English. He helped us with carrying our luggage to the room and explains in details about the whole facility during our arrival. The room is adequately sized for two, and it is clean and well maintained. There is also a shared kitchen in case you need to make coffee or tea (provided free of charge) or cook simple dishes during your stay. The town itself is small and everything can be reached by bicycle or foot. There are also buses departing from train stations if you need it. The host helped us a lot in planning our sightseeing route. Bicycle is also provided (for a small fee) if you like to cycle. There is no meal service in the guest house, but it is located within walking distance to plenty of restaurants and cafe, and as such hunting for food is not a big deal. I would highly recommend this place if you ever go to Nara and needed a place to stay.

    Reviewed June 07, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Ah from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

    Cheap and clean”

    Clean, cheap, attached bathroom

    It's in Nara, a small town hence the hotels are cheaper. Highly suggest to just stay in Nara and buy train ticket to travel to Osaka and Kyoto. The room is big compare to the one I stay in Osaka and Kyoto. Very friendly staff. Only downside is that is slightly far from train station(10minutes walk). It's long considering you walk the whole day around Nara already

    Reviewed October 26, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ivan from Slovakia
    Group
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Great accomodation with all you need for Nara”

    -Bike rental, friendly staff, good location

    This was my 2nd stay at the Iki guest house and I think that says it all. We've rented bikes and forgot to pay, when I contacted the owner in the retrospect, he didn't want the rental fee and thanked us for coming back again. Wow! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    Reviewed May 05, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Xavier from Australia
    Couple
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Guest House Iki”

    Friendly/helpful staff, quality of rooms and hotel, location.

    Great. We spent two nights here and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were really clean and well kept. Staff were super friendly and helpful too. The guest house is within walking distance of the Deer Park and JR Nara station. It was really easy to get everywhere we needed.

    Reviewed December 23, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Chia-Hsuan from Taiwan
    Couple
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

    A clean and conveniently located guesthouse”

    The room is very clean. The location is good. The owner is friendly and helpful.

    The guesthouse is conveniently located (main destinations, shopping area and train stations are all within walking distance), while the neighborhood and the guesthouse itself is very quiet and clean (we stayed in the Japanese style room for two), which is great to take a good rest at night. The owner is very nice and attentive, providing useful information. Though there's no TV in the room, after a little while you'll find the quietness is indeed what you need to calm down and enjoy your stay in this nice city. We had a good time here, with a really reasonable room rate. I'd recommend this guesthouse to someone who'd like a simple and clean place to stay.

    Reviewed November 03, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Kourosh from United States
    Solo traveler
    Family
    Stayed 1 night in May 2014

    Staff was friendly and hotel was centrally located”

    Hotel was very close to major sites in Nara. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. The hotel was cowry clean and affordable.

    Our stay was fantastic. We came for a day trip to Nara and were able to get from the JR station to the hotel in about 5 minutes. The hotel was only 5 minute walk to all the major sites and we were able to explore the city without having to get cabs. The staff was friendly and gave us recommendations on where to go and even warned us when it might rain and offered umbrellas to use.

    Reviewed May 16, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Marcus from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Friendly Staff, Excellent Bang for your Buck”

    Friend Staff, Good Services, Reasonably close to Train station

    I gave a 3 for Dining because there are no food services in the guesthouse. The fellow running the shop, Jun, was most helpful in making my stay enjoyable. Place was easy to find and a short stroll down the main street from the railway station. Bike rental available which made exploring Nara a breeze. I was there for only a day but I wasted very little time. Popped into the guesthouse dropped my luggage and off I go on a bike. Came back after dinner to check-in and into a warm bed.

    Reviewed April 11, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Sarah from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Twin Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Charming, immaculate and friendly.”

    It is really close to the train station and information centre, the traditional room is so nice, and the staff recommended great sites to visit

    We really enjoyed our stay at Guest House Iki. It was very conveniently located and the staff were very helpful with looking after our bags when we arrived early. I LOVED the traditional room with tatami mats. It smelt so nice. We set up the futon at night ourselves which was very easy, and it was comfortable and warm. For breakfast there are a lot of nearby convenienience stores to get bento boxes and we ate in our room. It was a very relaxing stay and a great place to enjoy the temples from.

    Reviewed February 20, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    monica from Spain
    Couple
    Family
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    Best place to stay in Nara”

    The comfort of the room, the staff and the cleanness

    This was our first stop in Japan and thought that if all the hostels where we were going to be staying would be like this one, we were in Paradise! Unfortunately, they weren't and I must say that this was the best guest house where we stayed in during our trip in Japan. The staff was really nice, friendly and helpful with all our questions. We were a group of four (2 couples) and stayed in a family room, with two bulk beds. The beds were very very comfortable and the room was spotless and really spacious. We had a table with four chairs and a bathroom fully equipped. I must say that the bathroom was super clean! The guest house has a kitchen with coffee and tea available for free. You can also use the kitchen to cook or store food in the fridge if you need to. The room and the guest house in general was very quiet so I am sure you will get a good night sleep (as we all did). The location is unbeatable. The hostel is about 6 minutes walking to the train station and about the same distance (10 mins) to the Nara Park (the main attraction in Nara and a place you cannot miss). The directions given by the host to get from the train station to the guest house were really accurate so I advise you to print the map he will send you by email. The tourist centre is 2 minutes walking from the guest house where you can get tour guides for free for few hours. You can also get the tour guide for free from the guest house Iki, ask for it at the reception and they will arrange the guide for you. There are lots of restaurants around the guest house (about 4 minutes walking). I cannot sell this place enough but if I am going back to Nara one day I will not consider anything else but this guest house to stay.

    Reviewed November 01, 2013
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