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Aso Base Backpackers

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Montbeliard, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed two nights in this really charming hostel. It is very well designed and decorated, with all the amenities you may need. It is very clean, cosy and comfy, the free wifi works perfectly, and it is very well located: only three-minute walk from the train station, Lawson just across the road, a onsen and many... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used this guest house for all 2 nights during my trip to Aso area. I was traveling alone so I used woman-only bedrooms, which was very comfortable and feel safe. It was neatly cleaned for every corner of this whole guest house and had a service ticket for the Sen-to nearby which I really liked it a lot. Also... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I have stayed in a few backpackers and this has to be one of the most modern and clean places. We are not backpackers anymore, just looking for a decent priced double room and this place turned out to be perfect. The double room and it was very comfortable, and felt more like staying in a home than a hotel!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Aso Backpackers is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed. The owners are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere of the hostel is wonderful. The common area is very spacious and well decorated. We cooked dinner with our room mates and held a small party by the stove. Travellers could also refresh themselves after their journeys. The view of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very clean and well run hostel near the volcano. Lots of info available about how to reach the volcano, onward transport etc. Comfortable dorms, very clean shared toilets and showers. Lots of cosy common space. One of the most modern hostels I stayed at in Kyushu. Good location close to train station, supermarkets and some restaurants. Helpful and friendly staff... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Stayed here for two nights, lucky to have our own car to do some sightseeingin the greater area as the hiking trails are closed due to vulcanic activity. Lovely bright place with a spacious and comfortable living room and huge kitchen. All is very clean. Enough toilets and showers upstairs, however, showering is quite a challenge as you have to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Loved my stay here. Staff is super professional. Home is so clean. Common area is the perfect place to share a cup of tea and meet other travelers. Room is quiet and comfortable and setup so you will rest well!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Aso Base is an excellent choice! There’s not much that hasn’t been said already, but be sure it’s extremely clean, cosy, staff are nice, the place is nice and quiet. Certainly the best hostel we’ve had in Japan, you cannot do anything wrong with this place! There are a couple of restaurants around, too – plus a Lawson across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Came for three days, stayed six. Some of the best facilities I stayed at. Ultra clean, comfortable bunks, only four per room, great kitchen, fully stocked. Nice attention to details. Owners really attentive to guests. One guest wanted to purchase pottery but gallery was going to be closed before she left, Yoshi not only called to see if they would... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

An excellent hostel, as other reviewers have said. The hostel is calm despite the proximity of the main road. Each dorm has only 4 beds, which are solidly constructed and don't shake, and the windows are double-glazed. The hostel fittings are clean and modern, with a strong free wifi signal, and there is even free coffee and toiletries. The reception... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ASO BASE BACKPACKERS opened in Nov2009. We are family owned brand new backpackers hostel, carefully designed for free and independent travelers.ASO is located at the centre of Kyushu island and we are located only 2minuts easy walk from JR.ASO station which is the gateway station to the active volcanic mountain, Mt.ASO. There are several trekking/ hiking course in the mountain which makes ASO an ideal destination for nature lovers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aso Base Backpackers

Address: 1498 Kurokawa, Aso 869-2225, Kumamoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Aso
Price Range: $46 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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