1166 Backpackers

Hostel in Nagano

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8.8 out of 10

This intimate, woody hostel is set amid older buildings in the back streets near Zenkō-ji. Look for the beige building with a chalk signboard outside. No meals are served, but there's a kitchen and dining area for guests.

Quick description via booking.com

Located in the city centre, 1166 Backpackers offers rental bicycles, free Wi-Fi and beds in shared dorm rooms, as well as private Japanese-style rooms. It features a free-use kitchen, a dining area and a launderette. Free morning coffee is available. Backpackers 1166 is around a 5-minute walk from Zenko-ji Temple and close to many shops, restaurants and cafes. A 24-hour convenience shop is a 5-minute walk away, while JR Nagano Station is a 7-minute drive or 18-minute walk. Togashi Ski Resort and Iitsuna Kogen Ski Resort are each a 40-minute drive. The hostel greets guests with a welcome drink, and offers concierge services and safety deposit of valuables. Facilities include lockers and a library. The shared kitchen is equipped with a microwave, a refrigerator and a small toaster oven. Guests sleep in a bunk bed in a shared dormitory room, equipped with a curtain and a private light. Private rooms have a tatami (woven-straw) floor and traditional futon bedding. All rooms provide personal safes and complimentary green tea. Toilets and bathrooms are shared. No meals are served.

Important information

You must inform the property in advance what time you plan to check in. If your check-in time changes, please update the property. Please note the property does not feature air conditioning, and guests may find the heat and humidity to be at high levels during mid August. Electric fans are equipped to all rooms and to each bunk. Bookings can only be guaranteed until 22:00. After 22:00, check-in is not allowed. The entrance closes at 22:00, but at check-in guests are provided with a passcode for entrance after this time. Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities. Luggage storage before check-in is available upon advance request. Reception is closed between 12:00 and 16:00. Guests arriving outside check-in hours must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Features of 1166 Backpackers


  • Parking
  • Family rooms
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Library
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Mini-market on site
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children


  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service


  • Free WiFi available