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Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel
Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel
Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed - Room plan, Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel in Matsumoto
Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

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8.8Excellent

114 reviews

114 reviews

Service 8.4
Location 8.3
Value for money 8.3
Cleanliness 7.8
Facilities 7.7
Room comfort and quality 7.0
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8.3Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Matsumoto Shrine
250 m
Matsumoto Castle
260 m
Kaichi Gakko Primary School
410 m
Former Catholic Church Priest House
420 m
Matsumoto City Museum
420 m
Popular landmarks
Yohashira Shrine
660 m
Nawate Shopping District
680 m
Nakamachi Street
810 m
Matsumoto Castletown Springs
1.0 km
Matsumoto City Museum of Art
1.3 km
Closest landmarks
Night Medical Center
170 m
Kanai Dental Clinic
240 m
Matsumoto Tourist Information Center
450 m
Kita-Matsumoto Train Station
550 m
Kita-Matsumoto
560 m

Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

2-5-18, Josei, Matsumoto, Matsumoto, Japan, 390-0875 - See map

Strategically situated in Matsumoto, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Matsumoto Castle. As an added bonus, fitness center is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

530 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Inside city center

280 meters to Matsumoto Castle

Air conditioning

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Fitness center

Game room

Shared kitchen

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Matsumoto every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center1.1 km
Location rating8.3

Rooms available at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

Three-Bedroom House
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 bunk beds and 1 futon & 1...
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 3 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What type of non-water sports and outdoor activities are readily available at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel?

Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel includes non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental for you to take advantage of.

Does Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel have a fitness center?

Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel features free fitness center that is fittingly situated at the tip of your finger, allowing you to get your daily training in at any time of the day so you can spend your holiday break the way you want. For more details, please contact the property for more information.

What is the typical travel time to the nearest airport from Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel?

The average travel time to get from Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel to the airport is 23 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What attractions are near by Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel that are in walking distance?

While staying at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel, kick start your holiday break by exploring the closest points of interest that are within close proximity to the property which include Matsumoto Shrine, Matsumoto Castle, and Kaichi Gakko Primary School.

What public parks are within range of Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel?

While staying at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel, cherish your early morning or evening stroll at nearby park which include Shiroyama Park, Joyama Park, and Agatanomori Park.

At what time of the year is Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel most popular?

Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel's most popular month where verified visitors have stayed the most is in December.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel's view?

60.0% of our past customer reviews have given a positive review and comments about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Group travelers have given to Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel an average rating of 8.8. You can look up more detailed customer testimonials and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Visitors checking in or out before or after the designated hours may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location is great (15mins walk to the station and 3mins to the castle), the rooms are clean, the common area comfy with many things to use."

    Emma

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    June 26, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff was super nice, he recommended hikes close by and even other cool things in Japan for my trip :)"

    Emma

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    June 26, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "I recommend!"

    Emma

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    June 26, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 308 Matsumoto properties
Value for money score
8.3/10
Location score
8.3/10
Cleanliness score
7.8/10
Service score
8.4/10
Better than
89
%
of Matsumoto properties
Better than
83
%
of Matsumoto properties
Better than
83
%
of Matsumoto properties
Better than
79
%
of Matsumoto properties
More about Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

More about Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Matsumoto. Experience an urban escape in Matsumoto with a stay at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel, with its exceptional location right in the city center. Sampling the authentic culture of Matsumoto is easy with a stay at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel, just 260 m from Matsumoto Castle.
The facilities and services provided by Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel. The hostel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests.


Dining and things to do

Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hostel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Matsumoto has to offer. Engage in the city's best art at Matsumoto City Museum of Art located 1.3 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 92% of accommodations in the city.
This hostel scores higher than 89% of the city's accommodations on value for money
This hostel's food and dining score higher than 88% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.7

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Clothes rack
  • Free bottled water
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

2-5-18, Josei, Matsumoto, Matsumoto, Japan, 390-0875
Excellent
Location

8.3

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Matsumoto Castle
    260 m
  • Kaichi Gakko Primary School
    410 m
  • Yohashira Shrine
    660 m
  • Nawate Shopping District
    680 m
  • Nakamachi Street
    810 m
  • Matsumoto Castletown Springs
    1.0 km
  • Matsumoto City Museum of Art
    1.3 km
  • Kappa Bashi
    29.5 km
  • Naraijuku
    33.5 km
  • Kyukamura Norikura Kogen
    34.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Night Medical Center
    170 m
  • Kanai Dental Clinic
    240 m
  • Matsumoto Shrine
    250 m
  • Matsumoto Castle
    260 m
  • Kaichi Gakko Primary School
    410 m
  • Former Catholic Church Priest House
    420 m
  • Matsumoto City Museum
    420 m
  • Kaichi School Museum
    440 m
  • Matsumoto Tourist Information Center
    450 m
  • Matsumoto Shiritsu Hakubutsukan
    460 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)23
The property
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 2
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1934
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.1
Service8.4
Location8.3
Value for money8.3
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.7
Room comfort and quality7.0
High score for Matsumoto
Rating
9+ Exceptional (12)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (6)
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9.2
Exceptional
Fei from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Good Hostel with Very Nice Host”

Well, it's just a short one day stay for my visit to Kiso valley, as matsumoto is has more options in term of staying than other nearby small station near the valley. I chose the mixed dorm and shared with another Japanese guy there for work. It's pleasant experience. The hostel is quite cold, when they don't open the heater, so be mindful of that, but it's quite common for home stay to be like that. You might not enjoy the experience for shower and toilet, as it's quite cold. but for me, it's okay, as I am getting used to it, like I said, it's common. Hostel is clean, the host has very good English, and she has to waited for me till 10pm for the check-in. She doesn't stay in the hostel. I am very grateful for that. hostel is extremely close to the castle. so it's easier to visit. Overall, it's pleasant experience. Try to experience the coldness in Japan while you choose to travel in Winter season, whether you like it or not, it's part of the deal, so try to enjoy it.

Reviewed December 06, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Oscar from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Traditional house vibe”

Nice experience. Matsumoto castle can be seen from the window. Though I'm not used to the cold, even with heaters. The heaters keep you warm it just probably feels weird (to me) to be blasted by warm air.

Reviewed December 11, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Nathapon from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Cheapest price”

Cheapest and Valuable

-Cheapest -Near matsumoto castle, just across the road -Staff is friendly and can speak english -Although its too old and not comfortable but I think valuable price espacially if you want just only stay at night.

Reviewed March 05, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Anouska from India
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Clean, Friendly staff and afforable”

Clean, Friendly staff and afforable

Very close to Matsumoto-jo and there are lots of brochures/suggestions from staff on where to go in the city. Day trips from Matsumoto are also quite nice.

Reviewed April 27, 2015
7.2
Very good
John from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

An average hostel near the castle.”

I liked the congenial atmosphere and the friendly staff. The facilities are ok and free use of the washing machine (no dryer) is a bonus. I had trouble finding the hostel - it's about 15 minutes walk from the station - and the sign outside said Thank You Hippo, not Matsumoto no Yado. The staff told me it had changed hands.

Reviewed May 19, 2018
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