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Yuzan Guesthouse

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Overview
1-4-10 Omiyacho, Nara 630-8115 Nara Prefecture See on map
Name/address in local language
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
1 Star accommodation
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Dao Kang W
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Reviewed Dec 11, 2017
First, a tl;dr pros and cons of the place:

+ incredible value for money
+ spacious
+ single story building (compared to the typical multi-stories building for guesthouses)
+ beautiful place with mini gardens
+ great location from Kintetsu Nara
+ good facilities provided
+ the male host speaks great English, while the female host speaks good English and excellent Mandarin.

- rooms are not soundproof (was mentioned in the main page though, so we knew what to expect)
- building insulation is slightly lacking (again, converted from 100y/o building, so I expected as much. However, we are comfortable with just the aircon's heater, and they did provide kerosene heaters)

We stayed at Yuzan guesthouse as a family of 3 during mid November 2017. I booked the Superior Japanese style room at a rate of 3500 yen per person per day. The website is very forthcoming with the cons, so I knew what we will be getting.

When we arrived, we were blown away by the place. For once, the guesthouse is a single-story building, which is very much welcomed by my parents (we stayed in a 5-story hostel in Kyoto). Our room was exactly the same as how it was shown in the pictures. Spacious enough to sleep in with our luggage opened. Futons are comfortable and cosy.

As for the cons, I listed it to make this review as true as possible, but to be perfectly honest, we are not really affected by them. For the sound issue, you may want to think twice if you are a light sleeper, but otherwise, it's no big deal if your neighbours are cooperative. For the building's insulation, I am not expecting stellar performances, but the aircon's heater was more than enough for us tropical-dwellers sleeping in the room in the November nights. We did not touch the kerosene heaters in the room, but I guess they'll be coming to play if you are staying over in the winters.

Overall, the place is a steal at its price and what it offers. This place will be an automatic top choice for me if I ever stay in Nara in the future.
Date of stay: November 2017
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Andrea M
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Reviewed Apr 7, 2016
We stayed in Yuzan Guesthouse for one night and we loved it! Very helpful informations, clean and authentic rooms and you can rent bicycles there to go for a ride in the park. This by the way, i would highly recommend! We only had one morning to explore the Nara park with all its attractions, and because of the bicycles we were able to see everything we wanted.. My best experience in Japan!
Date of stay: March 2016
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Ana Carolina M
Sao Paulo, SP
2718
Reviewed Mar 20, 2016
Loved this hostel! We´ve stayed in the private room which is quite nice, with a traditional Japanese atmosphere and good space for two people. Comfortable futons to sleep on and very cozy. We also like the atmosphere of the common area, with sofas, tables, free tea and coffee.The hostel is besides Sanjo Dori street, plenty of restaurants, shops, mini markets and it´s an easy and pleasant walk to Nara Park. We would definitely stay here again (actually I think I could live in this place!)
Date of stay: March 2016
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raydnik
Jamaica, New York
10558
Reviewed Mar 6, 2016
Awesome experience even though I stayed overnight.Only a few yards from the station and about 10 minutes from the Nara Deer Park.
Went to Koya-san which is about 3hr30mins by train.Good supermarket next door too.Lovely kitchen,common room.The host is well-experienced and savvy.
Date of stay: February 2016
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eldridge16
Harwich, United Kingdom
5024
Reviewed Feb 24, 2016via mobile
Stayed here for 2 nights in Feb 2016 with my partner. This has been one of our favourite hostels in Japan so far. It's more of a traditional type hostel, also very clean and tidy and staff are great. Located just round the corner from the station where there is a big supermarket. Would highly recommend this hostel.
Date of stay: February 2016
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Description
Yuzan guesthouse is an 80-year-old Japanese style house in Nara.We have renovated it as a modern guesthouse.Only 3-minute-walk from the west exit of JR Nara sta.It has a wonderful lobby with Japanese style More wooden ceiling. We hope many people stay and communicate together here. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Location
Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Location
Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
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