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Nara Ugaya Guest House

4-1 Okukomori-cho, Nara 630-8235, Nara Prefecture
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Nara for two days and stayed at ugaya guest house. Really well located. 5 minutes walk from the jr station and near the sights. It was clean. We slept in the traditional room and really liked it. The staff was nice and showed us were to eat and wath to visit. It's a good location to just... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This Guesthouse is conveniently located about 5-10 minutes from the JR station. The guesthouse has a small common area, which also functions as a cafe. The mixed dorms are okay, the bunk beds all have their own power outlet and wifi works well in dorms as well as the common area. The staff is friendly and speaks English.

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Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

A man staff yelled me when they ask me to mark my city , and I put my one foot on the tatami with indoor slipper not on purpose ,and I said sorry immediately , and I didnt got any reply back ,this thing happened I just arrived this backpacker 30 mins I ask the women staff where is the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This place is around 400m from JR Nara and we stayed at the mixed dorm. Frankly, I didn't like the place. The staff is not so friendly and helpful, they barely spoke english though this guy tried very very hard to convey his memorized house rules to us. And there's this guy who was in the kitchen cooking sounded and... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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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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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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Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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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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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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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Utilizing an old Japanese style former pharmacy building, our guesthouse is only 5 min. away from Nara station and conveniently located within walking distance from most of the tourist attractions including the famous Great Buddha Hall of Todaiji Temple and Kasugataisha Shrine. The interrior still keeps some of the details from the original building; giving a unique, relaxing atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nara Ugaya Guest House

Address: 4-1 Okukomori-cho, Nara 630-8235, Nara Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Price Range: $22 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Nara Ugaya Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 4
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