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ML International Hostel

2-11-1-5F Shibatsujicho, Nara 630-8114, Nara Prefecture
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Ranked #10 of 19 Specialty lodging in Nara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We actually planned to stay here for 2 night but then randomly decided that we stay here for 3 nights because nara and the hostel are really amazing. The owners are really flexible so it wasn't a big deal. There's free bread for breakfast and coffee + tea. The kitchen is rather small but that doesn't really matter because you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Convenient location: It's 15 minutes from the main train stations and one of the main temples. The hostel is more like a big room of beds next to a smaller room that is living room and kitchen. It's super small. The owner and staff are very nice and helpful. Could be cleaner. But was an ok stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This hostel is very small and tucked away at the top of an inconspicuous building. However, once you get there the owner is really friendly and helpful (and speaks very good English), the hostel itself is extremely clean, the bunks are sturdy and clean, and you get fresh sheets to put on the beds yourself so you know they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in high season in November and the owner Kosuke was one of the nicest people I met in Japan. Every Friday he has made an appointment with some of the young locals to show his guests around in Nara. And all for free. This is a great way to see the city and to meet some locals. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Is a great place to stay if you want to have a location next to train station (is very convenience for your departure to next attraction). Very limited beds here but a big space for your luggage :D If you decide to try cooking some ramen, do it here! There's a kitchen available and offer simple breakfast. I love this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

A very small but so cozy hostel. The beds have double matrasses which makes them the softest bed in Japan. The guy running the place was very nice and helpful. I felt very much at home here and would recommend this place to anybody staying in Nara!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We enjoyed 2 nights here under the hospitality of Kosuke who greeted us and made a nice pot of tea when we arrived and introduced us to the other guests. The hostel is 8 beds in one large room, each with a privacy blind and reading light. There is also a small locker each for your valuables. The experience is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

ML Hostel's name is quite misleading, in truth- it's more of a small apartment with a single mixed dormitory that sleeps eight, a kitchen and a small shower and toilet. Make no bones about it, the place is small and no-frills, but ML makes no effort to hide that fact. It does not need to. It is easily the cheapest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was more of a homestay than an hostel which was cool wiith us but don't expect the normal perks of a Japanese hostel. The guy who runs it/lives there is a lovely man that left us to lock up the next day as he was going to a wedding! The following day we couchsurfed so staying here was just... More 

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