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1166 Backpackers

1048 Nishimachi, Nagano 380-0842, Nagano Prefecture
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Adelaide
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87 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff who are helpful and very knowledgeable of timetables and the ways to get to places. It's very close to the Zenkoji shrine, and very close to a bus stop, or its about a 15min walk from the JR station, up a slight incline. Rooms are very clean. The dorms have privacy curtains. There are heaters in each... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is fantastic! The staff welcome you as if you are an old friend, make you tea on your arrival and are beyond nice. I loved every moment of our stay. Only issue we had was the cold, but the staff had extra blankets and hot water bottles to keep us warm. We even got a free upgrade to... More 

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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great Location, Only 10 mins walk to Senkoji Temple and downtown Nagano. The room is quite ok but you don't have door-locked ,Share bathroom is small but clean though. Well English spoken staff ,polite and helpful.Good Choice for a budget accommodation in downtown Nagano. ห้องพักราคาประหยัด ห้องน้ำรวม อยู่ห่างจากวัดเซ็นโกจิ มรดกของชาติญี่ปุ่นเพียงเดินสิบนาที พนักงานสุภาพและพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ดี สะดวกต่อการเดินทางไปเยี่ยมชมสถานที่ท่องเที่ยว

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Thank Ko U
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Overall we were very happy staying here for one night. The location suited us fine for exploring the main sights of Nagano in one day. The owner was absolutely lovely, very friendly, caring and helpful. The private room we stayed in was simple but efficient. The main downside is the shared tiny toilet and shower. Great for a short stay.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

1166 Backpackers is a friendly hostel in a typical Japanese house close to the main attraction in Nagano. Zenkoji Temple is only a few minutes away. The hostel has bunk beds upstairs and a small kitchen and living room downstairs. There is free tea and coffee all day. When I was there I met interesting backpackers from around the world.... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I have never spent as much time in a hostel as in this one. The staff is incredibly friendly and always eager to provide information on the best places to see, eat or do in Nagano or nearby. Moreover, they are funny, kind-hearted and try to create a family-like atmosphere. This is complemented by very nice and clean rooms with... More 

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St Kilda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a terrific little hostel on a quiet little street but a stones throw from Zenkō-ji. Probably about a 15min walk from Nagano JR Station (or 150¥ by local bus). It really just feels like someone's house - but its best feature are its staff. As someone who works in the industry - the customer service here was 5... More 

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Calgary
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143 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A really charming, cozy place to stay.It was easy to find -- about 15 minute walk from the train station.It is close to Zenkoji, which is really nice (2-3 minute walk). The neighbourhood is quiet. The hostel is family run; they are very friendly and helpful.They have free tea and coffee available.The lodgings are fairly traditional Japanese style --as close... More 

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London
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great location near to Zenkō-ji in a lovely building with a really comfy common area and comfortable bunks. The staff were a delight! Really helpful and so nice, this is why I love Japan so much, such beautiful people! For a backpackers hostel, i can't fault it. If only all hostel stays could be so good. It's a bit of... More 

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chiang rai
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126 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On arrival I was struck by the laid back, pleasant, pleasing atmosphere. The girls, and the guy, who run the place were straight away fountains of knowledge and advice. Super friendly. This is one of the best, relaxed hostels I have ever stayed in. Unfortunately my night was disturbed by chronic snoring once more so I absconded to the downstairs... More 

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