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1166 Backpackers

1048 Nishimachi, Nagano 380-0842, Nagano Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 36 Specialty lodging in Nagano
5.0 of 5 stars 28 Reviews
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps our favourite place we've stayed at over the course of our long trip! Warm, atmospheric and cosy, this little guesthouse is everything you'd hope for from a backpackers crash pad. The location is great (not too sure where the review a few below is coming from) - 5 minutes to Zenkoji Temple (great for the morning ceremony) and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1166 backpackers is an absolute gem of a hostel. The staff are friendly and speak English and Japanese. They go out of their way to help you find what you want, to book tickets to attractions for the cheapest price and to find and book you accommodation elsewhere after you leave their care. Free breakfast in the mornings (which is... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I stayed at 1166 backpacker with my friend around 3 weeks ago. at first we don`t found the hotel because the sign was too small to notice but finally we found it. Location of the hotel is quite far from the JR Nagano station (walk around 15-20 minutes) but is near Zenzoji temple and have convenient store nearby. I stayed... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Cozy hostel and cute owner. Hot water bottle to keep your bed warm if you need it. Good local information.Supermarket not far away. Curtains on the beds, but mine had a really noisy curtain track and every time my bed sheet touched the curtain it made a loud noise, making me too conscious of my movement at night. For me,... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was a really nice hostel, with a great owner and a relaxed vibe. It was beautiful inside, with lots of great wood furniture and the kind of environment that just makes you want to settle in for a long while. Tea was always free and so was breakfast, yogurt and toast and delicious jams. Orie the owner seemed to... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night on a really tightly planned trip of Japan. First of all, Ori (the manager or owner... I can't remember!) was so welcoming. There were a few Japanese people sitting around a table eating when we came in and they offered us our food. We also told her about our hectic next... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I had thought about going to Hakuba for a few nights to enjoy skiing, but I was glad I decided to base myself in Nagano instead. It seemed to offer more possibilities for exploring the entire region. And I'm glad I decided to stay at 1166 Backpackers. The place is a beautiful old house, well done up in the old... More 

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Malmö
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I arrived early from Tokyo and found the place fairly easy -15 minute walk from the JR station - and was welcomed by very accommodating staff (English speaking), a guy and a girl, whose names I'm ashamed to say I've forgotten. They gave me lots of tips and suggestions on where to go and how to get to places I... More 

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revelstoke
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Overall I thought this was a good place to stay. The ladies were super helpful in getting us good deals on the things we wanted to do and were really helpful in giving us directions and tips. I can't give it the full rating though. The rooms were a cramped, the halls were even tighter and difficult to maneuver heavy... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Beautiful little place with a lovely common area that drew guests and staff together naturally for some enjoyable socializing. Small but neat kitchen facilities and clean rooms and bathroom facilities. The sleeping areas of the hostel are less updated than the common area, but the dorm room had a cozy feel and plenty of space for large luggage and backpacks... More 

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Address: 1048 Nishimachi, Nagano 380-0842, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Nagano
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Number of rooms: 3
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