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1166 Backpackers

1048 Nishimachi, Nagano 380-0842, Nagano Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 37 Specialty lodging in Nagano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived around 4pm, directions on website were very comprehensive, walk straight up road toward Temple for 1km, turn left at 7/11 then 1st turn right, it's about 100mtrs up that road on the left. There is a large communal area, like a sitting room, the bedroom was large with a kerosene heater & extra quilts. Shower area is cold,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We had such a nice time here. The ladies were so helpful and friendly when we were organising our short time in Nagano. The rooms were spacious and comfy, everything was clean, the whole place was extremely warm and breakfast was great. Couldn't recommend higher!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Really one of the warmest and most welcoming places in Japan! I arrived there when it was super cold and the girl at the reception turned on thw heater for me right away and offered me somw tea. The common place is very cozy and warm and great opportunity to meet other backpackers. It has well equipped kitchenette if you... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I stayed here over a weekend with some friends and we were blown away! The location is great for getting around Nagano and easily accessed via bus or taxi. The house itself is very nice, felt more like a ryokan than a hostel. Everything was clean and tidy, had a cozy feel. But the best part was the owner, he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The staff was awesome! K-san and lady with short hair (not sure with her name) does speak fluent English. They are helpful and provide useful information for your trip in nagano. Please check out with them. * Walking from nagano station takes 30 mins. * Walking to zenkoji temple takes 5-10 mins only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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 December 8, 2014

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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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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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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