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Koya Backpackers

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Shared Dormitory, Women only | Free WiFi
Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm | Free WiFi
Shared Dormitory, Women only | Free WiFi
Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi

Overview of Koya Backpackers

Koya Backpackers

1.0 star property
Basic hostel in Karuizawa

10.0/10 Exceptional

2 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
2147-500, Nagakura, Karuizawa, Nagano, 3890111

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Karuizawa Station - 15 min drive
  • Sakudaira Station - 29 min drive
  • Yokokawa station - 36 min drive


  • Cowboy steak - 12 min walk
  • Sonmin Shokudō - 12 min walk
  • Sawamura - 14 min walk
  • 森q - 4 min drive
  • Oiwake Soba House - 5 min drive

About this property

Koya Backpackers

When visiting Karuizawa, Koya Backpackers is a great choice to consider. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the walkability.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8 AM - 11 AM) and Monday - Sunday (4 PM - 9 PM)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Children (12 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Koya Backpackers Karuizawa
Koya Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Koya Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Karuizawa

Frequently asked questions

Does Koya Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Koya Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Koya Backpackers?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Koya Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Koya Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Koya Backpackers?
You can check in from 4 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Koya Backpackers and nearby?
Koya Backpackers has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Koya Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cowboy steak (12-min walk), Sonmin Shokudō (12-min walk) and Sawamura (14-min walk).
What's the area around Koya Backpackers like?
Koya Backpackers is a short 11-minute walk from Hoshino Onsen Hot Spring and 14 minutes' walk from Harnile Terrace. Travellers recommend the hostel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

とても普通の家にいる感じでした。フレンドリーな印象を感じました。落ち着く感じでした。 またよろしくお願いいたします。
瀬端, 1-night trip
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