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Hidatakayama Guesthouse Tomaru Reviews

6-5,hanasato-machi, Takayamashi, Hida Takayama, Japan

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92%

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155 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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94%

Tomaru and staffs are such nice and friendly people. They are also helpful and kind! He recommended nice places to eat at and its really the best places to eat in takayama! My friends and I enjoyed our stay there! Would love to come back again!


100%

Very friendly and helpful staff, location is just next to train station. 100% recommend (except for sleeping late in morning lol as its not really noise isolated)


100%

Great hostel/guest house in Takayama. The staff were super friendly and the main 2 spoke very good English (one has even lived in NZ and Canada. The gave us maps with the best places to go as well as vital insight on the best sake breweries for doing tasting. The hostel itself is a cute old style Japanese house but fitted with modern facilities (toilet etc) and although it was winter it was easy to keep the place warm with the large amount of heaters. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • 1st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • jarrodirwin
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The hosts were amazing, there was a great christmas dinner with their japanese friends and other guests. The location is great, less than 5 minutes walk from the city centre and very close to the train station. The building is a tradiotional japanese house, with tatami floors and everything. Really cool place to stay.


100%

Amazing hostel! The staff were incredibly friendly and were always happy to help or just to have a conversation with you. The building is a very beautiful old style Japanese house with Japanese style dormitories. Everything was very clean and despite it being winter the place was kept very warm. It is very close to the station and within walking distance to the hot tourist spots. I highly recommend! Thank you again to Shingo, Madoka, Maria and Chinami for making my stay very pleasant.


100%

The hostel is in an old and charming building right next to the train station. It is pretty much right next to the old part of town and walking distance to markets, food, and izakayas. The hostel itself really beautiful and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Cannot recommend this place more.


89%

Great location, very close to the station and easy to walk to the main sights in Takayama. The futon was comfortable and the room was very clean. There's a kitchen downstairs with free tea and coffee.


94%

GREAT location!!! Great hostel, nice , big beds , we loved it


100%

The most cosy hostel you will ever visit! The staff are beautiful and helpful and the facilities are fabulous. Please do not miss out on staying here, it is amazing. I almost cancelled my accommodation in Kanazawa just to stay another night at this lovely hostel.

  • 1st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent location situated very closely to the main train and bus station, friendly staff who were always readily attending to any queries. It was a bonus to be there for their monthly dinner gathering which all guests were invited to - special heartwarming dinner lovingly homemade around a table of international newfound friends. Homely place with excellent service - will be back next time!

  • 31st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

I had short, but amazing time in Takayama thanks to Guesthouse Tomaru. You feel right at home and the warm, inviting atmosphere makes it a great place for solo travelers to make new friends. Shingo, Madoka, and Maria made personal suggestions for places to explore. You can sample a rotating selection of local sake for ¥200, and the kitchen is decently equipped for putting together a hearty meal using some of the fresh produce and local delicacies from the morning markets. Will definitely return!

  • 28th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • ohbernadine
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Hostel is conveniently located by the train station and the main road. The staff know a lot about the area and can help you with a lot of stuff, rooms are clean. Dorms are very private because you get a little curtain which is nice.


80%

Only stayed for one night but was good stay. Only 1 bathroom but didn't have to wait. Floor can be a bit cold with the no shoes (as in most places in Japan) so might be useful to bring some indoor flip-flops/slippers. Wifi was pretty good.


89%

Excellent small hostel with reallyreally friendly welcoming staff who gave us a lot of good advice about the town of Takayama. We also got a good discount on the local onsen which was a great way to end our day exploring the area.

  • 6th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Great one nighter stop off in Takayama - close to all the local sights and and morning markets. Staff are extremely helpful too.


100%

This place was awesome! Great location & amenities. Very clean, no bad smells. Cozy bedding in female dorm. Adult beverages available for a small fee. Small, so lots of personal attention. Large shower & toiletries available. We loved it and loved talking to the other patrons. Helpful with points of interest & with getting to next destination. Reliable wifi. Super friendly staff. Would definitely stay here again.


100%

Wonderful nights stay here in Takayama. Great hosts and wonderfully kept rooms.


71%

Good location and bed, but one of the staff was kind of annying with the time, controling when we went in/out, what we did/didn´t...


100%

I stayed there 2 nights and everything was just great. Hostel is clean and cozy, location is perfect - close to JR station and old part of town. Staff are very kind, nice and helpful - ready to help with plans in town or answer any questions. There was such a fantastic atmosphere during evenings thanks to staff. I 100% recommend - I would stay there again.


97%

Friendliest staff ever.


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