Guesthouses are known for offering simple accommodations to guests at reasonable prices. There are plenty of guesthouses in Nagoya. Here are five recommended ones to consider.
1. Guest House Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae
Guest House Wasabi is a dormitory-type guesthouse with multiple capsule-type beds laid out on one floor. The 3rd and 5th floors in the building are dormitories that are for the exclusive use of men and women, respectively. The 4th floor is the mixed gender dormitory. Here, the beds are divided by walls to ensure privacy, so you can sleep feeling like you're in a private room. The capsule beds are fully equipped with a reading lamp, electrical outlets, TV, computer, safe, and Wi-Fi. The floors are made of hinoki cypress tatami, so you'll stay warm while you sleep. This hotel is recommended to people who value their privacy while still being able to interact with other guests in the hotel. Daily accommodation rates at this hotel start at 2,500 JPY (incl. tax) per person. Wasabi is just a 5-minute walk from JR Nagoya Station’s Taikoguchi exit.
2. Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel
Opened in June 2015, Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel is a modern lodging facility that is just a 7 minute walk from JR Nagoya Station. When you stay at this hostel, you can enjoy various drinks at the bar and cafe inside the building. There are private rooms and dormitory rooms available, with the dormitory rooms equipped with custom-made wooden bunk beds, electrical outlets, reading lamps, and curtains for privacy. Another great thing about this hostel is that they have an English-speaking staff member available all the time. How would you like to mingle with backpackers from all over the world at the bar and cafe? Daily accommodation rates at this hostel start at 3,240 JPY per person, while the rates for the women-only rooms start at 3,024 JPY per person.
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3. Nagoya Travellers Hostel
Nagoya Travellers Hostel is a guesthouse that has great diversity in types of room so they can accommodate all guests regardless of number or purpose of travel, from solo backpackers to groups of friends on a trip. They have dormitory rooms (rates start at 2,800 JPY (incl. tax) per person), private room with a double bed (rates start at 2,900 JPY (incl. tax) per person for two people), and private rooms for groups of 3-8 people made of two rooms separated by a door (rates range from 2,750 JPY (incl. tax) to 4,700 JPY (incl. tax) per person), and more. The rates come with free bread and coffee every morning. With their low rates and free breakfast, you'll feel as though you've chosen wisely. *The free breakfast is available from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
4. Guest House MADO
Arimatsu is a neighborhood lined with historical wooden structures that preserves the beautiful landscape from the past. MADO, which is a five-minute walk away from Arimatsu Station, is a guesthouse created in a renovated old Japanese-style house. The guestrooms available are the mixed dormitory for 4-6 guests and the female dormitory that can fit 4-6 guests. Daily rate in either room is set at 3,000 JPY (incl. tax) per person (3,200 JPY during summer and winter only). If you are interested in old Japanese houses, then you should check out MADO.
Located in the Endoji shopping arcade along the road that links Nagoya Station and Nagoya Castle that is filled with the friendly atmosphere of traditional commercial and working-class neighborhoods of old, Nishiasahi is a cafe-restaurant and guesthouse that was created from a refurbished long-established coffee shop in the town. You can enjoy their original blended coffee, their specialty egg sandwiches, and other dishes on the 1st floor and sleep on the 2nd floor. If you stay here, you will feel as though you're sleeping at a famous coffee shop. Daily accommodation rates at this guesthouse are 3,000 JPY (excl. tax) per person for dormitory rooms, while the rates for the private rooms are 11,000 JPY (excl. tax) for rooms for 1-2 people, 12,000 JPY (excl. tax) for rooms for three people, and 13,000 JPY (excl. tax) for rooms for four people.
All guesthouses here offer affordable accommodation rates, but each one is unique in its own way. So, choose the guesthouse that suits your needs and try to stay there if you go to Nagoya!
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