Great gem. Very nice hotel with japanese owner. Bamboo en white, sereen, good continental breakfast, nice hot shower. Garden en rooftop terrace. Tip: ask for room garden side. From the outside you wouldn't know it's this beautiful place. Unique for Kirgystan.
With a group of friends, we have enjoyed our stay at this little gem of a hotel, which you would not really expect to find in Karakol. When entering the hotel for the first time, you feel you have entered someone's home. The hosts are very attentive and the whole concept resembles more a stay at a private house than in a hotel. All small bits and pieces of the experience represent ecologic and sustainable tourism. Amazing sense for detail and outstanding service provided.
Assured one more time that it is a good place to spend your time in this home. My second work trip was placed on this location. atmosphere, hospitality with respect of personal space makes a positive asset to such guest house
We had a wonderful time at this guesthouse and would strongly recommend to English speakers. The family who own this welcoming and comfortable place were generous in their time and recommendations - they gave up helpful tips for local walks, food suggestions and even translated for us at the local hospital when we were in need. All of this was topped off with an excellent breakfast. 10/10
Me and my family from Canada stayed here. It is a beautiful place. It is very comfortable and everything is well thought out. A delicious breakfast is included in the morning. We will stay here again.
My friend and I visited Matsunoki in April 2022. We love how the hostel was an eclectic mix of Japanese minimalism and Kyrgyz traditions. The hostel is immaculately clean, bright and airy. Yuka the lady owner is the sweetest person ever and helped us with many things like laundering our hiking gears and helping us get currencies from the bank. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hostel and recommend it to everyone!
Matsunoki is perfectly located in the heart of Karakol. The terrace provides a mesmerizing view on the mountains and lends itself perfectly for a morning coffee, remote work or just relaxing. The hostess is very kind and helpful and the breakfast is delicious. The wooden interior of Matsunoki is very tasteful and calming. Definitely a recommendation!
We stayed here for 2 nights on our tour around the lake. Definitely the best place we have been! Wonderful and kind hosts, absolutely clean room, very delicious and extensive breakfast and a beautiful interieur. Location is ok, a short walk to the center, some good restaurants are nearby.
What an incredible stay at Matsunoki for many reasons but to name a few highlights: incredible hospitality from the owners, I learned so much about the history of the area, where to pick up ski equipment. The breakfasts were amazing, the place was beautiful and in a great location — I could walk to everywhere around Karakol! There was nothing I didn't like - the stay was incredible. I just wish I stayed longer! And I hope that travelers include Karakol and Kyrgyzstan on their next trip and stay at Matsunoki
Thanks for the host who thought about his guests ahead starting from the comfy mattresses! It’s so important to sleep in nice bed after long hours of drive. Enjoyed our stay there. Upstairs terrace is amazing for breakfast. Drinking coffee overlooking to the mountains - is the way to start your day.