Hub hostel for strolling peaceful town and mountaineering

1166 backpackers is a place to sleep, meet local people in Nagano, Japan. We have 3 rooms waiting for you to sleep in. Our lounge is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy with playing games or reading books. We are located in the MONZEN neighborhood in the old city center where is few steps away from the Zenkoji temple.

Travel as escaping the hustle and bustle of urban city to Zenkoji temple, you will see old traditional houses here and there. To be amazed, over 50 small business like cafes, restaurants, book shops, flower shops, galleries and craft shops are newly opened by young people in this 5 years with renovating old warehouses in this area. These shops are not for busy tourists hopping around major touristic spots with lonely planet but for tourists who need time for chill-out.

1166 / ORIE

Owner of the hostel. Was born in Hyogo pref. and spent 4 years in Kyoto as a uni student, 2 years in mountain area of Canada as a tour guide, a year in Australia as an editor and 4 years in Kamikochi as a hotel receptionist. Also traveled in Europe, some cities in Asia and States. “We’re waiting for you with all the information you need!”


from Sapporo,Hokkaido. living on the second floor in this hostel. I like watching baseball games and enjoying cold beer. Other than that, I also like mountain climbing, scuba diving and driving car.


Was born in Iwaki city, Fukushima and started to live in Nagano on July, 2020. When I was a student, I’ve stayed at Lancaster (United States) and Winnipeg (Canada) as homestay programs. also stayed at Ahmadabad (India) as my former job. I’m interested in exploring around towns, with taking pictures or drinking. Wanna enjoy life in Nagano with you.