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390-0863 Nagano, Matsumoto, Shiraita 1-1-6, Japan – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 152 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Matsumoto BackPackers.
|Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Single Futon in Japanese-Style Female Dormitory Room|
|Single Futon in Japanese-Style Mixed Dormitory Room|
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Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Until 10:00 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.
Based on 152 reviews
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The completely non-smoking Ryokan Matsukaze is just 10-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from JR Matsumoto Train Station. The ryokan offers simply furnished Japanese rooms with futon beds.
Score from 263 reviews Very good
Located just a 3-minute walk to Matsumoto Castle, Southern Cross In Matsumoto offers basic guest rooms with an en suite bathroom. Guests can use free bicycles to explore the local area.
Score from 31 reviews Good
Only a 1-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Train Station, Ace Inn offers massages and a simple free breakfast buffet with fruit and fresh bread.
Score from 361 reviews Very good
Dormy Inn Matsumoto is a 5 minute walk from JR Matsumoto Station and offers modern rooms with free internet access, a hot-spring bath and a buffet breakfast served daily.
Score from 212 reviews Excellent
May 19, 2015
No towel? I hv to prepare futon by myself and take the cover sheet to washing machine by myself. <compared to my previous hotel, dorm style>
Owner is great man!
May 17, 2015
Owner Brian n caretaker is excellent, frendly n accomodating. Plenty of good advice n willing to offer help. Great place to stay.
May 15, 2015
we visited in mid April, the staffs prepared hot water bottles to warm our beds, so sweet
May 3, 2015
My only complaint would be that the futon are a bit too thin. However I was so tired that I slept like a baby anyway.
This place is fabulous, Brian was super helpful and friendly, and everyone I met there was great.
April 22, 2015
Pretty much everything! Brian was wonderfully friendly and helpful, the beds were warm and cosy (they put a hot water bottle in there before you go to bed) and the atmosphere of the place was very welcoming. The toilet had flowers and fairy lights- it was just a delightful place and highly recommend it.
April 21, 2015
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April 9, 2015
This hostel is a traditional Japanese house run by a couple. It has a friendly atmosphere and I felt welcome right away. The owner knows a lot about Matsumoto and surrounding area and was more than happy to share his wisdom. Wifi was also fast.
April 8, 2015
Owner is very down to earth.. Spends time with its guests & invites time to cook a Japanese meal for dinner.
April 5, 2015
Brian and Shuko are amazing hosts ! Very friendly and helpful with your stay, they point out everything you need to know about Matsumoto. The place is clean and tidy and the rooms are nice. Probably the best place I have stayed so far in Japan !
April 2, 2015
Amazing value spot. Really spacious room, great location and Brian is very helpful and ave us loads of great recommendations. Also found sleeping on tatami mats really comfy
March 23, 2015
Small hostel with great hosts, the facilities and rooms are all fine... Very traditional Japanese. Very social hostel with comfortable kitchen/lounge. Good location to explore Matsumoto and around the corner from JR. station
March 20, 2015
The friendly atmosphere is super! It's a nice, funny and cozy place! The rooms are japanese style and the hot bottles when it's cold outside are so nice! It just feels like home, so if you are searching for an aseptic hostel "give me my room keys and see you at check out" style, probably this place is not for you. But if you want something genuine, it's great! plenty of good hints too!
March 11, 2015
If you're looking fora bit of solitude/privacy after a long day, this is probably not the place for you. But, then, at this price, you wouldn't be looking for such luxury, right?!
Location, nearby Zen temple, castle, Chilean assistant! :-)
December 19, 2014
Staff was nice. This place will made you feel like home. Everything is good and worth the money.
December 11, 2014
While my stay at Matsumoto backpackers I realized that there seems to be a lack of basical furniture elements. They did not have chairs nor beds. Can you imagine, I had to sleep on the floor! Likewise they let me eat the admittedly oyshi Shabu Shabu with two primitive wooden sticks...unbelievable! Apart from that I have no further complaints and I would love to stay at this hostel again!!
December 7, 2014
Friendly staff Excellent value for money
November 22, 2014
Brian is very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay in Matsumoto. The location is very convenient as it is near to the train station. It is easy to find and MBP gave very clear instructions to the place. It is located at a nice and quiet neighbourhood and we enjoyed the walk around the place and to the nearby attractions. Brian was very helpful in providing those information.
November 18, 2014
The hostel is well situated, 5 minutes from the station and 15 minutes from the castle. The owner Brian is very friendly, with a lot of advices about what to do in town. The hostel is clean and is really a friendly place that I would recommend strongly to everyone! I slept well and I really appreciated my stay in Matsumoto thanks to Brian and the people I met there!
November 15, 2014
November 9, 2014
Super friendly owner who is always ready to answer your questions about Japan and Matsumoto. It was a cold night so he even prepared us the heading bottles (to warm up the bed) <3
November 7, 2014
Not much actually did not really have any issue
Walking distance from the station and the castle Very useful couple to explain about Japanese alps Great atmosphere Sauna (onsen) very close by
November 5, 2014
Friendly staff, Japanese style bedrooms, great value for money
October 5, 2014
Good location, friendly staff, good advice for activities
September 29, 2014
The owners of this guesthouse are very helpfull, friendly and knows the area quite well. The location of this guesthouse is also good. It's a 12 minute walk from the JR station. And there is a very nice onsen at 10 minutes walk of the guest house with different indoor and outdoor pools. Very pleasant and one of the best in Japan!
September 26, 2014
Friendliness and very helpful owner who can speak excellent English as he is Irish
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