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Guesthouse Narakomachi

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved the design of this Ryokan, making super efficient use of a small place for everything from the shower/bathroom to the bunk beds. We had a 4-bed room for the family and we all loved how "thought-through" all the facilities were - need a light/somewhere to put your cell phone in the bed - it is there! Shared kitchen with free coffee/tea and a fridge/freezer. Very close to train station and then ~30 minute walk to the pagodas/deer past a shopping street/arcade

Relatively small yet well appointed and smart rooms. About the same size room we had in Tokyo, yet clearly more recently designed and constructed (all felt brand new). Room itself was good; very clean, great shower and a large bed (bit too soft). Staff was very helpful with everything. Located pretty much across the street from the JR station; great when you arrive and leave there, but it's a bit of a walk to all the highlights in Nara park.

Fairly basic but comfortable, clean and well equipped wee place. Owner/ manager was friendly and welcoming and took time out on arrival to give advice on where to go and what to see. Nice welcoming atmosphere in the guest house and seemed popular with families too. No complaints.

We stayed here for a night and borrowed 2 bicycles which were in very good condition. The rooms were newly refurbished but the upper bunk bed was a bit scary getting in and out of. Friendly staff with good English. A good recommendation to stay in Nara.

We stayed 3 nights here, and it was such a pleasant stay. Cozy, comfortable, and of course super clean! Bathtowel, bathsoap, shampoo, conditioner and small glasses were provided too. The kitchen was fully furnished: the utensils and spices. Electric cooker, microwave and toaster were provided. Hot and cold water were provided for free. We made instant noodle for our breakfast one time. The receptionist spoke good English, especially the guy. The location is very closed to JR station, about 7' walk. Some restaurants are nearby, but we tried only Matsunoya. Inside the JR station, you can find lots of restaurants, and we found a good bakery called 'Vie de France' there too. Just a small problem for us was the sink. It was too small for brushing our teeth. The water was easily flowing down and made the floor wet. The floor mat wasn't adequate to absorb the water. The tap water of the sink was only cold water. Bathroom had hot and cold water. Finally, we decided to brush our teeth inside the bathroom using warm water. When we have the chance to visit Nara, we'll definitely come back to this guest house. The atmosphere made us feel at home!

My wife and I stayed here for one night, after staying in Kyoto and before going to Koyasan. If we come back to Nara we'll stay here again. Location: Excellent for a short stay as it is 5 mins walk from JR Nara station. Room: As in the pictures from TA: clean, small but everything efficiently packed in so it does not feel cramped at all. We came in March so were worried it would be cold, but had no problems and did not need the air conditioning in the night: the glass screens separating bathroom and bedroom let in all the light but shield you from any cold from the external wall and only window. Shower was hot and the pressure was high. Staff: Couldn't have asked for more. Both the lady in the morning and guy in the evening were extremely helpful with my questions and attentive to detail. Their English was also very good. The staff are certainly of a higher level than what you may expect from 2* accommodation and the price.

it's not high season and i arrivaled a little bit early, but the owe is very very friendly, so i just wait to check in at the lobby for about 10min? the own was very kind to chat with me to spend the waitting time. he can speak very good english, of course japanese and a little chinese, so it's very very easy to communicate. when i waitting the staff help me carry my luggage to the room which is on the 2nd floor, that really helped and kind because there's no elevator. the room is very cozy, i always choice japanese style room when i travel in japan, komachi's room definitely in top 5, because it's combine some west style, so the bed is more easy to use, the bathroom without bathtub will more easy to keep clean and dry(most traditional japanese style have tub, because they really love bath,,,). the toilet is seperate from the living room with glass door, but it has curtain, so don't worry... the room has everything you need when you are travel, such as towel, shampoo, hairdryer, TV, table, water kettle and so on, if you want a cup to drink hot water, just borrow one at the kicthen and tell the owner. the location is very near JR station, from arrival to walk into the guest house totally use about 5 min by walk and in a very quite alley....but a little bit far from shopping area, but not that far, u still can get there by walk. the main sight nara park is about 10 to 15 min by walk, so try to enjoy the streetsight, very very nice cityview like a gem.

This is highly recommended option to stay in Nara. It is very clean, close to main train / bus station. The owners are very friendly, speak excellent English and can guide you to main attractions in the town. Not to mention availability of good WIFI, kitchen and complementary tea all at a very reasonable price. I think it is an excellent choice if you are looking for a base to explore Kansai region as both Osaka and Kyoto are less than an hour's train ride away.

This place is about a 5 minute walk from JR station. The owners are genuinely friendly, keen to ensure that you enjoy your stay. Very clever use of space in the room compared to some of the larger hotel chains that have tiny rooms with only enough space for the bed. Very comfortable bed, good shower, and noise is kept to a minimum between certain hours. Downstairs there is a communal kitchen you can use, plus a fridge and oven, and tea/coffee, etc. We had a nice chat with the male owner on New Year's Eve. We had been out to a restaurant for dinner but returned to the Guesthouse and there was a bit of a feast set out in the area downstairs - sake, plum wine, red wine, nibbles, sweets, etc. Very festive! He shared with us more about the Japanese work ethic, how important family are, and how they celebrate special occasions, etc. Highly recommend you stay here if you want to experience genuine hospitality.

This guesthouse is simply a gem. We decided to make Nara our base while exploring Kyoto and Osaka and could not have been happier to stay 10 days here. It is lovely to come to quieter city after the busier Kyoto and Osaka. Kazu and Noriko and staff were always keen to help. The place is incredibly clean and cute, with all amenities you need and cleaned daily. We used the bikes a lot to explore the city. We already miss Nara and the guesthouse. Microwave, small kitchen, fridge and free tea/coffee to share helped with meals planning - tip: supermarket below JR Nara station stocks wide variety of ready meals like bento, desserts etc and only few blocks away. There's cheap beef bowl place 2mins walk away where you can order via screen in English. We found mellow cafe makes the best coffee in town. Coin laundry is close by and costs 300yen for wash and 100yen for 10mins drying.

41-2 Surugamachi Nara Nara-ken

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Kofuku-ji Shrine and Nara National Museum
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas

Guesthouse Narakomachi places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Kofuku-ji Shrine and Nara National Museum. This 9-room guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and dry cleaning/laundry services. Located centrally in Nara, it's also close to Todaiji Temple and Nara Park.


Rooms

The 9 rooms are air-conditioned and have desks. 32-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and bidets.


Property features

Guesthouse Narakomachi features free WiFi in public areas and a TV in a common area. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Traditional Double Room, Japanese Futon, Private Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 182 reviews