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YADOYA Guesthouse for Backpackers

2-18-6 Nakano | 204 Prosper Nakano Bldg., Nakano 164-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015
thetravelonthebrain Jena, Germany
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in a private bunk room with a travel companion, and was seduced by the cheap price, but I'll never stay here again. The staff was very nice and helpful, but the place was very shabby. The restroom smelled really bad and was dirty, and the rooms were below average. On the bright side, Nakano turned out to be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Well. Book here ONLY if you need to save money. But anyway you can find similar accomodation for a little more but for sure better quality. Nakano area is great and the place is very close to the subway where you can go to Shinjuku with one or two stops only. Nakano also has many shops and restaurants to check.... More 

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Jena, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

First and foremost, you should know there are now two Yadoya hostels. Both are about equidistant to the Nakano train station, a great location - especially for anime/manga lovers! Cheap restaurants and pachinko halls can be found abound and there are shops for cheap deals as well. Regarding the hotel itself, I was in the new one. It looked new,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a very pleasant one week stay at Yadoya in March 2015. Staff was English speaking, location excellent (5min walk from Nakano JR st.), facilities good, nice common room, fast wifi. We stayed in a private room Ninja. It was quite small and you need to sleep on thin futons, so if you have back problems or such I... More 

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Malacky, Slovakia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been to several hostels in various countries, but this one was the least enjoyable. Even though staff is very nice and helpful, dormitory rooms are packed with beds and very limited space to move around. Showers are ok, but only one shared bathroom sink has hot water and mirror is on the other wall (not practical for shaving).... More 

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Tsu, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I think Nakano is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo if you want to find a cheap room near Shibuya/Shinjuku. Yadoya's staff is really nice and speaks fluent english. The room is small but comfortable enough to sleep. They don't provide soap and shampoo, so please bring your own soap/shampoo. 7 Eleven is just right in front... More 

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Schweinfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The staff was incredibly nice, so I do feel a little bad for writing this, but staying at yadoya was the worst hostel experience I've had so far. Everything from the kitchen and common room, to the bathrooms and dorm rooms is incredibly cramped and dirty and there was a terrible smell in the upper rooms. I was especially shocked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I would describe the place as functional, providing a basic facilities for travelers on a budget who still want to stay near Shinjuku. Considering the small price we paid for our 5 nights here we didn't really expect too much so we were content. The place itself is quite small and cluttered, our private room consisted of a bunk-bed in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Would like to say that I can really recommend this hostel to any tourist who is looking for a budget option but still wants to stay in a place close to some of the highlights (Shinjuku/Shibuya). Beds are good enough and showers were always clean and working well. People working there were very helpful and could point out good places... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good hostel, the location is not the best (railway Nakano), but has its value. Not had any problems with the place, with only the bed that is very traditional (on the floor). The common area is not the greatest, but the place is acceptable.

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