Agree with all the overwhelmingly positive reviews about this hostel. It is as spotlessly clean, well maintained and caringly managed as the vast majority of reviewers stated before. I have no idea how they manage to keep the friendly, pastel green carpet and wooden boards in the bathroom as stainless as they are!!
The kitchen is better equipped than ours at home (and we like to cook), and the private room that we had was nicer than in several of the hotels we stayed at during this trip - at half the price. Got a great dinner venue recommendation from the host for a local grill restaurant and had a very nice evening there. Highly recommend this place to anyone!
On a related note, the tourist information in Aso, near the station up the road, deserves some callout too. The French guy who works there and gave us hiking tips was super friendly and super helpful. And there is a great English map available of Aso town with all the restaurants an der shops marked and explained very well. Ultra helpful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ASO BASE BACKPACKERS opened in Nov2009. We are family owned brand new backpackers hostel, carefully designed for free and independent travelers.ASO is located at the centre of Kyushu island and we are located only 2minuts easy walk from JR.ASO station which is the gateway station to the active volcanic mountain, Mt.ASO. There are several trekking/ hiking course in the mountain which makes ASO an ideal destination for nature lovers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aso Base Backpackers Japan - Kumamoto Prefecture