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869-2225 Kumamoto, Aso, Kurokawa 1498, Japan – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 219 reviews)
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Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Baggage Storage, Laundry
Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
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when I check in I can feel the warmness of this hostel the decoration and surrounding make me feel like I stay over night at my friend's home. I'll choose this hostel again if I visit Aso mt.
I don't know what Japanese are thinking. They give you heated seats for toilets, but they don't give you hot water to wash your face. Your butts won't be numb when you seat on a cold toilet, but your hands will when you have to brush teeth and wash face with cold water.
very good location extreamly friendly staff great lounge to chill after a long walk in the crater very cousy place
price is a bit off the charts for a guest house, but you get a good value for the money.
This hostel was beautifully clean, & appointed with everything you could possibly need. It was more like staying in a friend's very nice house than a hostel! The beds were extremely comfortable & the wifi was very good. Bathroom facilities were excellent & the place was all very homely, warm & comfortable
The reception is closed for a large part of the day & you only have a small window of time to check in. The male cleaner was not very friendly! Good hostel for a couple but perhaps not so good for single travelers as rather quiet & the people didn't seem very sociable (although that could have just been when we stayed). Annoying that the shower is the type that you have to keep pressing rather than a constant flow. Nowhere to store clothes (no wardrobe or chest of drawers, just a few hangers on hooks)
The place had all the modern gears. The front desk person were very helpful. Being 3 min from Aso JR station really made things easy. Great kitchen. The bed was the largest dorm room bed in Japan for me.
Only thing was the dorm room didn't have a proper door, which meant sounds from next rooms can be heard. This generally is not a problem.
Well decorated, nice enviroment, super clean, modern. Great location - just a few steps from JR Aso.
The whole place was so clean to the point I was scared to make any kind of mess, which is a good thing. The vibe was cozy, especially with the fireplace, music, and cute interior design. I loved the "osusume" guest book (book where travelers can write recommendations)! I cannot emphasize the cleanliness enough which really upped the experience.
Very clean and comfortable guesthouse. The common space is huge, it's really feel like home! Staff helpful and guesthouse in front of the train and bus station
warmly atmosphere, cleanliness, facilities.
- Close to the Train Station, where also busses go to the vulcan area - very clean and very well organized hostel! - furnished individually and with great taste, especially the common areas, very rare in hostels - beds very comfortable - even maps to borrow for hiking tours, books and music, Mangas and so on - Supermarket around the corner
- there are only hangings instead doors at the entrance of the rooms, but it wasn't a problem and also not noisy - Owners are professionell and answer your questions, but a little bit cautious and not so communicative especially to welcome you, it is this like: fill out the form and here are the rules. It influence a bit the atmosphere, guests were very much more restrained than in other hostels and there were at least during my stay no common conversations between themselves. - please note, that the reception isn't open some hours in the afternoon and after 8 p.m., so you should inform the guesthouse about arrival after 8.
This is the nicest hostel I have been in. The staff are very helpful. The common spaces, bathrooms, rooms, everything are in pristine conditions. There are cute pillows and stuffed animals you can borrow. Aso base has various lounge spots with very well done decor and comfy feeling. My friends and I were blown away by how lovely and cute this place was. I will certainly return!
It was excellent, lots of polished wood and simply furnished, there was a good feel to the place. There were plenty of showers. toilets, washbasins, etc. The communal kitchen was very clean and well equiped. There was plenty of written info on surrounding sites, plus the manager was very helpful. Nearby convenience stores, supermarket and restaurants.
Surprisingly there were no towels provided in the private rooms. You had to rent one for (the small sum of) Y100.
It is literally the best hostel I've been to by far! The place is very clean, neat, and has a nice atmosphere. The owner is nice to show around the place and give advice on restaurants nearby and other attractions. The location is perfect, took less than 5 mins from ASO train station and on the main road, can't get lost! There is also a Lawson open 24hrs close by.
The negative side is only that you only have a curtain instead of a door for the dormy rooms. Thus, it could not secure noise from outside the room at night, however, the hostel has a rule of 'keep it quiet'. So, this issue is mostly depend on other travellers..
This should be the best youth hostel i have ever stayed. It makes you feeling that you are at home. the staff are really helpful and they can speak good English. The location is also very good with convenient shop, ramen shop nearby. Besides, the view from my double room is awesome and i can see Aso mountain directly.
The manager was very efficient with everything in its place with clearly labelled instructions. He was also very helpful and informative. It was very clean and comfortable and a pleasure to spend time there.
There wasn't anything that I did not like
Very clean and nice staff with very convenient location.
Good location, very friendly staff, wonderful kitchen, super-clean. The most amazing hostel I've ever stayed in :-)
Natural wood design, great kitchen and common area, 4 bed dorm nice and cosy. Close to station with good access to Kurokawa Onsen and Mt Aso hiking. Desk staff extremely helpful. Good maps.
Very clean! Shared bathroom facilities which were very clean, easy & safe to use. Kitchen & shared facilities are excellent.
Comfort.The pantry is perfect to me. Lots of info can find in the library.
pls prepare you own food. only Lawson can find in the hostel area.
Probably the cleanest, most well fitted out hostel we've ever stayed in. We booked a double room which was very comfortable. Shared showers and toilets etc all of very high standard. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Would recommend to any travellers needing a bed in Aso. Aso Base is the standard for hostel accommodation.
A 10+! Aso Base Backpackers is a real unique hostel / guesthouse! The location is perfect, the hospitality and the facilities are amazingly good! And the owners do also know a lot of the hiking options in the area. And after a hike you get a nice discount on the onsen which is 3 minutes walk. The price of the onsen is, including discount around 330 yenn including a outsie part of the onsen which is great! Just an amazing place to stay!!
Great location, staff speak excellent English. Good information on things to see and do in the local area. Very comfortable
Very clean rooms and toilets, friendly and helpful staff
Shared bathroom but it was very clean
The interior of Aso Base Backpackers is stunning. feels like coming home, with details and accessories from around the world.
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