8 Best Hostels In Nagoya, Japan - Updated 2021

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The birthplace of Toyota and pachinko, Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populated city with over two million inhabitants. The capital of Aichi Prefecture, this manufacturing and shipping hub is the unsung city of Japan. The headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation is located just outside the city and, contrary to the impression among Japanese as the nation’s most boring metropolis, the museums, well-maintained parks, green spaces, temples and shopping complexes tell a different story.

Nagoya is also the doorway to Chubu’s big, mountainous heart and a great base for day trips. If you’re planning a trip to Nagoya and you are on a budget, check out our top-rated picks for hostel accommodation in the area, which provide access to all the city has to offer.

1. Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel (from USD 27)

This fully air-conditioned hostel is near the JR Nagoya Station and it offers fantastic pub food and a range of beer, free WiFi and an on-site bar/café with various beverages. There are both private rooms and dormitories available to book. The dormitory rooms have wooden bunk beds with a plug and reading light at the head of the bed and privacy curtains.

The neat and clean shared bathrooms have shampoo and body soap and the hostel has a fully equipped shared kitchen and dining tables. Luggage storage, lockers, and a coin launderette facility are also here for guest use.

Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel

Address: Nakamura-ku Noritake 1-21-3

Free WiFi Restaurant WiFi available in all areas Bar Family rooms Non-smoking throughout WiFi Available Shared kitchen

2. Hostel Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae (from USD 23)

Very close to Nagoya Station, this hostel is also amidst lots of restaurants and shops. The guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a shared bathroom, and a hairdryer. All units provide guests with a microwave and the rooms have comfortable capsule beds and a clean shower and toilet. Coffee and tea are provided free of charge to guests.


Address: Nakamura-ku Tsubaki-cho 13-5

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Heating Non-smoking throughout 24-hour security CCTV outside property CCTV in common areas Terrace Designated smoking area

3. Nagoya Travellers Hostel (from USD 88)

Located near the Sakae Subway Station, shops, and restaurants, this hostel offers cheap and good accommodation, with free WiFi, bicycle rental, and a big common kitchen. They provide both private and dormitory rooms, with bunk beds in the dormitory.

All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with safety deposit boxes. The hostel offers complimentary breakfast with toast and coffee in the morning and drinks vending machines are also available, on site.

Nagoya Travellers Hostel

Address: Naka-ku Sakae 4-8-10

Security alarm Physical distancing in dining areas Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Lockers All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Internet services First aid kit available

4. Cafe Restaurant & Guest House Nishiasahi (from USD 29)

This hostel is on an old-style covered shopping street near Nagoya Castle and lots of little shops and restaurants. The hostel offers free WiFi, dormitory rooms fitted with large box-style bunk beds and a Japanese-style private room. Bunk beds come with a reading light, while the private room features traditional futon bedding and tatami (woven-straw) flooring.

The bathroom facilities are very nice: clean, big enough and Japanese style. On the ground floor, the cafe and restaurant offers a range of international meals, as well as delicious egg sandwiches and amazing Nishiasahi blend coffee.

Cafe & Guest House Nagonoya

Address: Nishi-ku Nagono 1-6-13

Snack bar Non-smoking rooms Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Thermometers for guests provided by property Live music/performance Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines WiFi Available Physical distancing in dining areas

5. ostel Nagoya Osu Kannon (from USD 159)

Close to the Science Museum, this hostel offers a very clean and homely atmosphere. The rooms have more space than usual hostels and they also offer air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a private bathroom, a kettle, and some rooms have a balcony. It has everything that you need when traveling for a long time.

300 Nagoya Osu Kannon

Address: Naka-ku Osu 1-17-6

Free WiFi WiFi available in all areas Non-smoking throughout Internet services Lockers Family rooms Fax/photocopying Invoice provided

6. Guesthouse Mado (from 32.16 USD (3,670 JPY))

This is a beautiful Edo period Japanese house, located on a historical street of Arimatsu, very near the train station. The hostel is close to noted attractions, such as the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium and the Nagoya Congress Center.

Featuring a shared lounge, all rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom. The tatami mats and cushions are very comfortable and they serve a delicious breakfast, with an incredibly delicious homemade soup.

Guesthouse Mado

Address: 458-0924 Aichi, Nagoya, Midori-ku Arimatsu 924, Japan (see map)

Price: from 32.16 USD (3,670 JPY)

Star Rating: 2 Star

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.8 (from 133 reviews)

7. Inuyama International Youth Hostel (from 65.85 USD (7,515 JPY))

Located near the Inuyama and Inuyama-yuen train stations, this hostel offers both western and Japanese-style rooms. All are air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV and a workspace. The hostel has shared bathroom facilities and slippers are provided. Towels and toiletries are provided for a fee. Internet access, vending machines, and ironing facilities are all available in the hostel.

Inuyama International Youth Hostel

Address: 484-0091 Aichi, Inuyama, Oaza-Tsugao-Aza Himuro 162-1, Japan (see map)

Price: from 65.85 USD (7,515 JPY)

Star Rating: 2 Star

Travelers Review: Good 7.7 (from 88 reviews)

8. Kyoya-Ryokan (from USD 115)

This is a great traditional and homey ryokan, with comfortable, cozy beds and spacious dormitory rooms. The traditional tatami mats and the relaxing semi-private onsen are special features of the ryokan and they offer a kaiseki-style breakfast for an extra cost of 1,998 JPY.

There is also the option for dinner, with many Nagoya local foods, for an extra cost of 5,940 JPY. The breakfast is quite delicious and a good example of a traditional Japanese-style breakfast.

Kyoya Ryokan

Address: Nishi-ku Habashita 2-11-4

WiFi available in all areas Garden Invoice provided Internet services Hot tub Luggage storage Free WiFi CCTV in common areas

Welcome to the native city of Toyota and pachinko

Contrary to the popular belief among Japanese as being the nation’s most boring metropolis, Nagoya has lots to offer. The museums, parks, green spaces, temples, shopping complexes and cosmopolitan outlook make it a place worth visiting.

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