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Dyeing and Hostel Nakashimaya

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

It is a hostel with a hotel service. The house owner offered to help us with our suitcases up and down the stairs, which made us flattered, and introduced the house and the area to us in every detail. The house itself is very nice and pretty. We're all happy about it.

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Shanghai
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Yes, the Dyeing and Hostel Nakashimaya has an age limit. Thankfully the management "allowed me" to stay because I happen to be 51 years and didn't read the fine print. Why do they have an age limit? The management told me that they want to preserve the purity of a "youth hostel" and therefore limit anyone over 49. According to... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Nice clean place, well decorated and organised. The staff is not very present and the reception is very often unattended but you can call them with a phone and they always come down quickly. I stayed in a private room wich was nice but small, in a simple japanese style, bathroom is shared. Still I found it to be a... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Since I only had one day at Kumamoto, I stayed here only one day. Before I visit here, I sent email to this hostel and received reply in just few hours. Location: I arrived in kumamoto bus terminal and it only took 10~15 mins by walk(though I wander here and there). There was a convenient store adjacent to tram station... More 

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London, UK
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Very clean and well organised hostel. We had a very small double room, japanese style; no room for luggage but own large lockable cupboard just across the corridor. Bathroom/shower facilties are shared and very clean. There's a small kitchen with fairly limited facilities but a useful vending machine; might be a push if the place was busy. Nice lounge on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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135 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Only 25 minutes from the Kumamoto Rail Stations and 10 minutes to the shopping district. A 3-storey well decorated building with Japanese touch. The staff are very friendly and helpful with a lot of info provided. There are a kitchen/dining room in the 1/F and a spacious common room on the 2/F. There are only few dorm room, each houses... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Guesthouse is quite new but built with a lot of wood, which makes a really nice atmosphere. Also extremly clean. Would there go again! Loved it! Location also alright, but 10-15 min walk to the castle.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

This hostel combines the old Japanese tatami style with a modern and clean hostel. You can see the castle from the top, it has a nice common room, also vending machines with food and all, and you'll sleep on futons feeling at home. Staff speaks perfect English. You need to take a few stops by tram from the main train... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Wonderful place, spotlessly clean. Shiny shiny floors and staff who are the most considerate I've ever come across, I had a single room, Japanese style. Basically mattress on the floor but the room had air conditioning and a fan, and a beautiful sliding door. It was secure with a fantastic lock. Shared bathroom with a vending machine for shampoo etc.... More 

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The hostel is nice and clean, the staff are very helpful. Everything, super marked, the arcade, the attractions, the stations and restaurants are within walking distance. The hostel is located on a quiet sleep, so nothing is disturbing in the day / night time - plus the futons are very comfortable. This hostel has everything a traveller need, and yes... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel NAKASHIMAYA is female exclusive use.Male customer can't make a reservation. Nakashimaya is a traditional Japanese inn and is located in the downtown of Kumamoto,providing you with rooms with tatami and futon at very reasonable price.You can enjoy dyeing at us. Enjoy taking a stroll by Kumamoto castle, one of the three major castles in Japan.Very near Kumamoto Kotsu Center.Easy access to, Aso, the famous caldera, Amakusa, Kurokawa onsen,Beppu in Oita prefecture, Takachiho in Miyazaki prefecture, Fukuokak, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Saga and etc. Best for you finding a reasonable inn like a guest house, a youth hostel, and an inn for backpackers.Enjoy dyeing. How about making your T-shirt and sneakers by Roketsuzome or Shiborizome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dyeing and Hostel Nakashimaya

Address: 2-11-6 Shimachi, Kumamoto 860-0004, Kumamoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Kumamoto Prefecture > Kumamoto
Price Range: $32 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Single rooms are inexpensive. I don't know what the dorms are liked for more than one person a private room maybe small but it is japan. Also the ground floor can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles dizzyseagull, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Every room has air conditioner.”
 of 5 bubbles Uuaua, 17 Jul 2014 | Read review
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