The hostel is overall poor. It is a fair distance from Nagoya Station by foot. The receptionist, was friendly and spoke average English. The room (a private twin) was very basic. It featured uneven wooden flooring, a bunk bed, a gasoline heater, a rocking chair, air conditioning unit and a small balcony. The bunk bed was absolutely awful. It was very hard, as the extremely thin mattress provided was useless. Also, I don't think the sheets had been washed, as it smelt horrible. The room while spacious, has no storage areas like a shelf or table. We stayed on the second level and there was a shared shower on our level and a shared toilet on the level below. The toilet was also terrible. The toilet room smelt and there was no toilet paper. As a result I had to buy tissue from a far away convenience store. The shower looked really bad, hence I didn't use it, although I imagine it wouldn't be good. The hostel is far away from nearly everything. Also, due to it's weird location, there aren't any transport links. There are also hardly any good food places around the area. The best I found was a convenience store and a Mister Donut about 15 minutes by foot. I really don't recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Otohaya Guest-House is the oldest running guest-house in Nagoya. In October 2016 it was purchased by a new owner, and is now in the process of a full-renovation to improve both facilities and activities available. Otohaya is welcome to all types of guests, and has both dormitories and private rooms available. Guests are welcome to relax in the common dining area as well as the comfortable `manga room` downstairs. In the commmon areas are board-games, video games, couches, instruments - we are well known for providing a fun and relaxing atmosphere for guests from all around the world. We have japanese and english speaking staff available, as well as tourist information for the surrounding area. Situated in the centre of Nagoya, we are within walking distance of both Nagoya Station and Osu Kannon. If you like, we also have bicycles available for rental - so you can explore Nagoya at your own pace. Nagoya itself is a hub of Japan - sitting on the shinkansen line between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka, and also being the main gateway into places such as Takayama, Shirakawa-Go, and Kobe. ... more less
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