Guesthouse Nara Backpackers

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An utterly charming stay in a traditional 1920s building, which was once a tea master's home. Choose from bunk-bed dorms or five different-size private tatami-mat rooms, some with garden views. Bathing facilities are shared (bring your own toiletries and towel, or buy or rent them here), and there's a shared kitchen for self-caterers.

Children under 10 years are not permitted, to preserve the home's shōji (sliding paper doors) and antique glass windows. It's about eight minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station.

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Just 200 metres from Nara Park, Nara Backpackers offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The traditional, 100 year-old house includes a modern free-use kitchen with microwave. Bicycle rental is offered. Each dormitory-style bunk bed at Guesthouse Nara Backpackers has a reading light, power outlet and privacy curtains. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. A coin-operated washing machine is provided. Children must be 13 or older to stay at this property. The guesthouse is about a 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Train Station. JR Nara Train Station is 1.8 km away. Todai-ji Temple and Kofuku-ji are a 10-minute walk.

Important information

Only cash is accepted for payment. Credit cards cannot be used. Common areas are closed from 23:00-07:00.


  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Garden
  • Designated smoking area
  • Cycling
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast options
  • Parking
  • On-site parking
  • Internet services
  • Shared kitchen


  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available