1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. Where to stay in Nagano on a budget. guesthouse hotel cheap accommodation. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

 

If you want to stay at a place that’s a bit of a “Japanese feeling” when in Nagano, then consider staying at 1166 Backpackers Hostel when you’re in Nagano city!

 

Here’s a bit of what you can expect with a stay here.

 

 

Nagano train station to 1166 backpackers hostel

To walk to this hostel, it’s about a 20 minute walk.

Otherwise, there’s a bus that will get you closer.

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. How to get there from nagano train station by bus. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

Direct from the 1166 backpackers hostel website:

Catch the bus going to Zenkoji (every bus from terminal 1)

Get off at HANANO KOJI stop

Walk along the street just few meters.

Turn left narrow path and walk down 1 block.

1166 backpackers is on your right.

So this will be about a 6 minute bus ride, and it will likely around around 150 yen (around US$1).

 

But it’s really not a bad walk. You can basically walk straight down one of the main streets in Nagano.

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. How to get there from nagano train station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. How to get there from nagano train station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

Once you get close, you’ll turn onto a small little street.

The hostel is a little discreet, so you’ll want to look out for the sign that’s on the road.

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. How to get there from nagano train station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. How to get there from nagano train station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. How to get there from nagano train station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. How to get there from nagano train station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. How to get there from nagano train station. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

There’s a passcode required to enter, and you’ll get this number after you check in so you can freely come and go.

Another of the “Japanese feeling” type things here is no shoes inside! There are slippers for you to wear at the door entry.

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. check-in, door entry. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. check-in, door entry. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. check-in, door entry. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. check-in, door entry. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. check-in, door entry no shoes. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

Common area

The common area of this hostel is right when you enter.

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. common area. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. common area. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. common area. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. common area. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. common area. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. common area. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

 

Free tea

There’s also a little area for free tea.

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. free tea. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. free tea. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

 

Kitchen

There’s also a kitchen.

Once of the easiest snacks/meals you can make is ramen noodles! You can by the easy-make kind at convenience stores (there’s one kind of nearby the hostel), and then all you need to do is add hot water and wait a few minutes!

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. kitchen. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. kitchen. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. kitchen. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. kitchen. how to make ramen noodles. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. kitchen. how to make ramen noodles. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

 

Dorm rooms and private rooms

I stayed in a dorm room while here, but there are private rooms available too.

The private rooms are “Japanese-style” which means there will be a set-up with futon to sleep on the floor.

 

I stayed here when there was cold weather outside.

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. winter weather. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

In Japanese residences (aka local homes), there generally isn’t central heating.

Instead, each room is heated up separately.

And that’s how it was at this hostel too.

There’s a small heater to turn on in the room when you are there. The common area also has a similar heater.

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. dorm room bed with heater. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. dorm room bed. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. dorm room bed. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. dorm room bed. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. dorm room bed with heater. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

 

How much does it cost to stay at this Nagano hostel?!

See current prices here at partner website! You can see pictures of the private room too.

And for more hotel prices in Nagano, play around with the map below by entering future dates!

 



Booking.com

 

 

Near Zenkoji Temple

This hostel is about a 10 minute walk to the main temple in Nagano too!

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. food soba restaurant near zenkoji temple. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

And being located in a convenient area, you also have options of soba restaurants nearby. Soba noodles can be said to be a Nagano specialty!

 

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. food soba restaurant near hostel, near zenkoji temple. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. food soba restaurant near hostel, near zenkoji temple. Backpacking Japan travel blog

1166 backpackers hostel in Nagano. food soba restaurant near hostel, near zenkoji temple. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

If you’re lucky with the timing, you might be able to even see soba being prepared at a restaurant! This one above was right near Zenkoji Temple – see more photos of the soba being made at the restaurant.

 

HAPPY STAY AT 1166 BACKPACKERS HOSTEL IN NAGANO!

 

 



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