Nagoya’s Top 8 Hostels: Where to Stay in Japan

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Nagoya, the birthplace of Toyota and pachinko, is Japan’s fourth most populous city, housing over two million residents. As the capital of Aichi Prefecture, this city serves as a prominent center for manufacturing and shipping. Despite being relatively unknown, Nagoya boasts the headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation, located just outside the city. Contrary to the perception of being a dull metropolis, Nagoya surprises visitors with its array of museums, well-maintained parks, green spaces, temples, and shopping complexes. Additionally, Nagoya serves as a gateway to Chubu’s scenic mountainous region, making it an ideal base for day trips. For budget-conscious travelers planning a trip to Nagoya, we recommend exploring our top-rated picks for affordable hostel accommodations that provide convenient access to all the city has to offer.

1 Hostel Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae

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This hostel is conveniently located near Nagoya Station and surrounded by numerous restaurants and shops. The guest rooms are furnished with a flat-screen TV, a shared bathroom, and a hairdryer. Each unit includes a microwave, comfortable capsule beds, and a clean shower and toilet. Complimentary coffee and tea are available for guests.

Additional Information
  • Name: Hostel Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae
  • Address: Nakamura-ku Tsubaki-cho 13-5 2.53 km from Nagoya Castle
  • Services:
    • Terrace
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Laundry
    • Internet services
    • Lift
    • Safety deposit box
    • Heating
    • Fax/photocopying

2 Cafe Restaurant & Guest House Nishiasahi

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Located close to Nagoya Castle, this hostel is situated on an old-style covered shopping street filled with little shops and restaurants. Offering free WiFi, the hostel has dormitory rooms equipped with spacious box-style bunk beds and a Japanese-style private room. Guests can enjoy reading in comfort, as each bunk bed is fitted with a reading light, while the private room comes with traditional futon bedding and tatami (woven-straw) flooring. The bathroom facilities are superbly clean, spacious, and in a Japanese style. Additionally, the cafe and restaurant on the ground floor serves a variety of international meals, as well as delicious egg sandwiches and amazing Nishiasahi blend coffee.

Additional Information
  • Name: Cafe Restaurant & Guest House Nishiasahi
  • Address: Cafe Restaurant & Guest House Nishiasahi
  • Services:
    • Restaurant
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Bar
    • Garden
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Laundry
    • Family rooms
    • Internet services

3 Guesthouse Mado)

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This is a stunning Japanese house from the Edo period, situated on a historic street in Arimatsu, in close proximity to the train station. The hostel is conveniently located near popular attractions like the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium and the Nagoya Congress Center. The rooms feature a shared bathroom and a shared lounge area. The tatami mats and cushions provide exceptional comfort, and guests can enjoy a delightful breakfast that includes a delicious homemade soup.

Additional Information
  • Name: Guesthouse Mado)
  • Address: 458-0924 Aichi, Nagoya, Midori-ku Arimatsu 924, Japan (see map)

4 Inuyama International Youth Hostel)

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This hostel is conveniently situated near the Inuyama and Inuyama-yuen train stations, offering a variety of room options including both western and Japanese-style accommodations. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a workspace. Shared bathroom facilities are available, and slippers are provided for guests. Towels and toiletries can be obtained for a fee. Additionally, the hostel provides amenities such as internet access, vending machines, and ironing facilities.

Additional Information
  • Name: Inuyama International Youth Hostel)
  • Address: 484-0091 Aichi, Inuyama, Oaza-Tsugao-Aza Himuro 162-1, Japan (see map)

5 Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel

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This hostel, located near JR Nagoya Station, provides fully air-conditioned accommodations. Guests can enjoy fantastic pub food and a variety of beers at the on-site bar/caf, which also offers free WiFi. The hostel offers both private rooms and dormitories for booking. The dormitory rooms feature wooden bunk beds with a plug and reading light at the head of each bed, as well as privacy curtains. The shared bathrooms are clean and well-maintained, providing shampoo and body soap. Additionally, guests have access to a fully equipped shared kitchen, dining tables, luggage storage, lockers, and a coin-operated laundry facility.

Additional Information
  • Name: Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel
  • Address: Nakamura-ku Noritake 1-21-3 2.55 km from Nagoya Castle
  • Services:
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Laundry
    • Family rooms
    • Internet services
    • WiFi Available
    • Free WiFi

6 ostel Nagoya Osu Kannon

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This hostel, located near the Science Museum, provides a clean and cozy environment. The rooms are more spacious than typical hostels and come equipped with amenities such as air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a private bathroom, a kettle, and some rooms even have a balcony. It offers everything necessary for a comfortable long-term travel experience.

Additional Information
  • Name: ostel Nagoya Osu Kannon
  • Address: Naka-ku Osu 1-17-6 2.69 km from Nagoya Castle
  • Services:
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi available in all areas
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Internet services
    • Lockers
    • Family rooms
    • Fax/photocopying
    • Invoice provided

7 Kyoya-Ryokan

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This ryokan offers a delightful and inviting atmosphere, with comfortable beds and roomy dormitory accommodations. The ryokan stands out with its traditional tatami mats and the serene semi-private onsen. For an additional fee of 1,998 JPY, guests can enjoy a kaiseki-style breakfast, and there is also the option to have dinner featuring various local Nagoya dishes for an extra cost of 5,940 JPY. The breakfast is a delectable representation of a traditional Japanese-style morning meal.

Additional Information
  • Name: Kyoya-Ryokan
  • Rating: 3.0/5
  • Address: Nishi-ku Habashita 2-11-4 1.03 km from Nagoya Castle
  • Services:
    • WiFi available in all areas
    • Garden
    • Invoice provided
    • Internet services
    • Hot tub
    • Luggage storage
    • Free WiFi
    • CCTV in common areas

8 Nagoya Travellers Hostel

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This hostel, situated close to the Sakae Subway Station, shops, and restaurants, provides budget-friendly, high-quality accommodation with free WiFi, bicycle rental, and a sizable shared kitchen. Guests may choose between private and dormitory rooms, featuring bunk beds in the latter. All lodgings are air-conditioned and have safety deposit boxes. Complimentary breakfast with toast and coffee is served in the morning, and drinks vending machines are also on site.

Additional Information
  • Name: Nagoya Travellers Hostel
  • Rating: 8.0/5
  • Address: 4-8-10 Sakae Nakaku 2.31 km from Nagoya Castle
  • Services:
    • 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

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