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Lubbock, TX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been awhile since we have stayed at a hostel, as we usually book accommodation through AirBnB, but we are really glad we had the opportunity to stay at this fantastic backpackers! Brian was a fantastic and welcoming host! He gave us a lot of good suggestions including an unforgettable half day trip to the Kiso valley. This was our...

Thank JasonandPatricia
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Central location, close to the train station/bus terminal, sights in Matsumoto are within walking distance. The common area is nice and cozy, immediately met fellow travelers. But most of all, Pierre is an awesome host! Already from the moment you enter the hostel he is so welcoming that you'll want to stay forever. He hives great advice on sightseeing in...

Thank Tanja W
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We heard good stories from other travelers who stayed in Matsumoto Backpackers, unfortunately it was fully booked. But we still went there because the owner had good information about trekking in the area. We explained we didn't book a accommodation (because there was no room left on Hostelworld), but where looking forward to his advice for trekking. He was really...

1Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were staying at the second house of MB and booked the private room. a not so nice thing was, that the private room was only a mixed room in the living room seperated with a curtain... So we wanted to sleep and there were people sitting, talking loud and stuff.. yeah, really private.. I also think that it wasn't...

1Thank 894martijnv
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a dorm room here for one night. Our dorm room was full with four people, so it was a very tight fit and hard to walk around the room when all 4 futons were laid out. The room was very hot, although does have a fan. The room, common space, and bathrooms were very clean. The owner...

1Thank KiwiKM
Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay at Matsumoto Backpackers. We had a dorm room, which we used as a private room for us and the three kids. The rooms were covered with tatami mats. Futons were comfortable. Brian gave us valuable tips, what to do in town and on Saturday he stopped by with his son so that our kids...

1Thank Bettina G
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Matsumoto BackPackers is not simply a place to crash before your next adventure. It is a home away from home, a haven for weary travelers. Owner Brian and his lovely family invite you into their authentic Japanese guest house where you will sleep comfortably, in a clean and hospitable environment. The helpful staff are always around to answer questions, make...

1Thank Gabriel O
Hue, Vietnam
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Great little place with good location near the station. Staff were really friendly and super helpful about what to see and do in Matsumoto and wider area. Had a great time here, was only going to stay one night, but ended up being 3! Has a really local, personal feel. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

1Thank richseal
Runcorn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Only stayed here for one evening as we passed through Matsumoto on the way the Alpine Route.15 minute walk from the station but we somehow managed to miss the hostel and kept walking. Luckily the Irish owner cycled up to collect us as two of his neighbours had made him aware of our mishap. We got a free upgrade to...

1Thank Jack S
MatsumotoBP, Owner at Matsumoto BackPackers, responded to this review

Hi there guys. That was funny that our neighbours caught sight of you while chatting in their garden and called us to catch you - lucky! Also we were glad that we could offer you the private room upgrade after your long day out - again lucky! Wishing you safe travels.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Had a great few days here. The hostel is like a small house and we slept in futons on the floor which was good fun! The living area is really nice and there was an unlimited supply of lovely apple tea! The hostel is minutes from Matsumoto Castle and maybe about a ten minute walk from the train station.

1Thank Shona2792
MatsumotoBP, Owner at Matsumoto BackPackers, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoy your stay here! We love our Japanese house and providing our guests with an authentic Japanese living experience! Guests often find that our house is conveniently located within minutes from the train station and the city. Hope to see you again in Matsumoto!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just five minutes from Matsumoto station and ten minutes from the city's famous castle, Matsumoto BackPackers offers friendly accommodation in an old Japanese house with a small garden. We offer simple hostel-style dormitory accommodation in a Japanese setting (futon mattress beds and woven straw tatami flooring). All our guests are young or young at heart so come and join them for a night or two! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matsumoto BackPackers

Address: Shiraita 1-1-6, Matsumoto 390-0863, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Matsumoto
Price Range: €23 - €59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Sleep in the dormitory”
 of 5 bubbles 894martijnv, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“tell them that you want to stay at building near the river.”
 of 5 bubbles chanapornl, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are comfy and clean”
 of 5 bubbles Boris514, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“No air condition, but it still comfortable. Poor sound insulation in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles yong_chen, 16 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Higher floors might be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles matbourg, 3 Oct 2013 | Read review
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