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Nara Ugaya Guest House

4-1 Okukomori-cho, Nara 630-8235, Nara Prefecture
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms were very spacious for a dorm and the bunk beds were really comfortable and the largest ones out of all the hostels we stayed at! The staff was very nice and helpful. The common area downstairs was simply marvelous! It was very cozy and lovely to sit by the kotatsu table and drink their chai or eat the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This was my first experience in a guesthouse and I was not disappointed. Situated about 5-7 minutes walk from Nara JR station, this guesthouse welcomes those who prefer the peace and quite of a residential area. Nestled amongst houses with a traditional feel, Nara guesthouse is also a book cafe to the public. There is only one floor of dormitory... More 

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Hiroshima, Japan
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We booked the private room of the guest house. But to get to the room, we have to pass the dormitory room which was surprising room style and we did not feel like private. Location of the guest house was good to visit many attractions around Nara heritages. We liked the common space that equipped many books and we got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Nara Ugaya is a tipicall hostel environment: cozy, friendly and full of easy going people; You can have a morning meal, or just a coffee. From the hostel, you can walk to Nara main attractions, and it´s also near the JR train station.

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Shocking hostel for tourists. Curfews on showers is a joke! The hostel staff had no knowledge especially when it came to help with anything outside Nara. Only positive to stay here was the cheap prices but then again you are unable to shower during reasonable hours of the day- not to mention one shower for an entire hostel. Everything is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Before heading off to Nara some internet enquiries found most well rated places to be full. Upon arriving in Nara with help of the tourist information we found the Ugaya guesthouse to be one of the very last places with a private room available for a reasonable price. We booked a room that could be used for 3-5 persons occupancy... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

A typical hostel layout upstairs with a very nice common room downstairs. The atmosphere was good and the hostel was quite clean. 500 JPY to store a bag after checkout was not pleasant but I didn't have to store a bag. Showers only until 22:00 was unusual, and only having one shower means you often need to wait. Good hostel... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

Nara Ugaya was the first place we went to upon arriving in Japan. We managed to book with Nara Ugaya thru email and they replied right away. Here are the Pros and Cons. Pros: 1. Home like feeling inside the Guesthouse. 2. Tatami Mats. No better way to experience Japanese culture but to sleep on one. 3. Friendly, Helpful &... More 

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

really friendly and helpful staff. great downstairs social area. great location. Dorms looked pretty nice but you had to go through the dorm to get into our room which was just a small barely decorated square. Also had to pay 500 Yen to leave luggage after checkout so overall impression was not brilliant but otherwise a comfortable and nice place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

As many of the previous reviews have highlighted the rooms and facilities here are both extremely basic. As mentioned in previous reviews the private rooms can only be reached by going through communal dorms, the doors to these rooms cannot be locked. The benefits of staying here are that it is relatively cheap for Nara, the staff are helpfull and... More 

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