We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great stay: cozy & homely”
Review of Yuzan Guesthouse

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Yuzan Guesthouse
Ranked #15 of 39 Speciality lodging in Nara
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Our last few days in Japan were spent in Yuzan Guesthouse in Nara. This is a small guesthouse, located nearby the Nara train station. It's a very quiet, cozy place. I thought it was a very cute place overall. We booked the private room and slept on tatami mats on the ground. It was very comfortable, except the walls are extremely thin. The bathrooms were super basic but functional. The hotel provides a very standard breakfast for a charge (I wish this was free...) and it is about 15 minutes walking to Nara park. The staff was nice enough and there is free wifi in the building. So overall I enjoyed my stay here but I wouldn't stay longer than a few days.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank michaelsaf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (40)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

16 - 22 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 20 May 2014

A nice and cosy hostel in an old traditional house, great for a cheap stay in Nara. Owner is very friendly and speak good English.

Ideally located close to the station.

Careful with you head though as some doors are really low.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CromoX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The place is really lovely. The cosy design makes you feel zen. I particularly appreciated the vast living room where you can relax, listen to music and meet other travelers. The staff is helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Oryx01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Yuzhan Hostel Nara

The location of this cheap hostel was fantastic, it was only 3 minutes walk from the JR tran station.

We booked a 8-beds room where obviously there were 8 bunker beds in the room. The room has air condition units, some lockers and a toilet next to the room. The stone sink was pretty unique but it is located outside the toilet. The shower room was on another side of the room

There was a tiny kitchen that seats 4 in the middle of the hostel for guest use.

Toiletries and towel is not included however one can rent a towel for ¥100. Breakfast was not included but if you pay ¥400, you will get toast, eggs, salad and a drink.

The whole hostel was in traditional Japanese style and it was very clean. They provide us a bed sheet, pillow case and a comforter cover but we have to return them upon check out.

Guest are not allowed to use their facilities once checked out but it is ok to left luggage with them.

I find the rules of " leave your shoes at the entrance" was a bit funny.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank VanessaMunYee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Arriving at this charming little guest house and greeted by the friendly staff and helpful owner is enough to make you want and extend your stay. the location is super easy to find. Only took us about 5 minutes to get here from JR Nara station. The guest house oozes with charm. Its a 70 year old building with much of its original structure still there. the rooms were spotless and the facilities are excellent. They make you feel so at home that even my 70 yrs old mother had found much joy in staying here.
It is the perfect choice if anyone wants to expeience true japanese Hospitality !

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Sarawaklaksa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 February 2013

I stayed here 2 nights and I think i could stay longer. The owner is very nice and he is helpful. I stayed in a dorm room and it is very clean and cozy. I had a very good sleep as it is very quiet at night. Breakfast is awesome and its worth to try! however, it is a little bit far from kintetsu train station, be expected to walk 15 mins but of cause you can rent a bicycle from the guesthouse.
I will stay here again if I travel alone.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank bari_ttc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Stayed in Yuzan 1 night only, but really like this place. Housekeeper Takuji-san is nice and his English is also good. The corridors connecting another room is very mini but funny. I think the only small problem is it's a little far from Kintetsu Nara station and Nara park area, about 15 mins to the station and 20 mins to enter the park area. But it's only 3 mins walk to JR Nara station. Will stay here again in future and will recommend to friends who goes to Nara.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank soir
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Nara hotels
Nara Station
Hotel Nikko Nara
Hotel Nikko Nara
#3 of 63 in Nara
1,089 reviews
Nara Station
Hotel Fujita Nara
Hotel Fujita Nara
#8 of 63 in Nara
239 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Nara Backpackers
#6 of 39 in Nara
129 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Yuzan Guesthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Yuzan Guesthouse

Address: 1-4-10 Omiyacho, Nara 630-8115, Nara Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Nara Prefecture > Nara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 39 Speciality lodging in Nara
Price Range: £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Yuzan Guesthouse 1*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yuzan guesthouse is an 80-year-old Japanese style house in Nara.We have renovated it as a modern guesthouse.Only 3-minute-walk from the west exit of JR Nara sta.It has a wonderful lobby with Japanese style wooden ceiling. We hope many people stay and communicate together here. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Rakuten, HostelWorld and Evoline ltd so you can book your Yuzan Guesthouse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing