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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

YADOYA located in Nakano about 5-min walk from Nakano station. It's cheap and good for budget traveler. I've stayed in 8-bed mix dormitory on the 3rd floor closest to the window. It's a bit noisy at night while car driving fast but it still ok to sleep. There is 7-11 convenient store just across the street.

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I only used this hostel as an overnight stay before catching onward transport, so can't comment on many of the facilities. Staff came in after hours to check me in. Building was pretty run down and the room was pretty cramped for 8 beds plus luggage. The bunks looked like they were handmade and the position of the ladder made... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nihts in May 2015. I like this place because of it's location. If you are on a budget, and looking for a place with a relatively good location to just crash the night (or nights), consider staying here. In my opinion, it's not a bad place. For the price we paid, it's very decent. My friend... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I've stayed here about 10 times, as many of the other reviewers have stated the main hostel building is a bit shabby around the edges but for the cost and fantastic location to Shinjuku I keep coming back.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

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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