Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Takayama Old Town and Miyagawa Morning Market are a 10-minute walk, while Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village is a 10-minute drive away from Guest House Ouka. The property is a 8-minute walk from Takayama Nohi Bus Centre, where guests can take a bus to Shirakawa Village.

A shared bath room is located on the ground floor.
Guests will find a shared kitchen and a shared lounge at the property. The kitchen comes with an induction stove, a fridge, an electric kettle and a microwave. Condiments, utensils, tea and coffee are provided in the kitchen as well. There are 3 computers, lockers and a vending machine for guests' use in the common areas. A washing machine and a clothes dryer are available at a fee.

***Property Policies and Conditions***
1).Check in time is 15:00-21:00

If there is no contact from customer arriving after 21:00, we would close entrance, and charge cancellation fee.

Therefore, please make sure to contact us if you arrive after 21:00.

Late check-in fees apply between 21:00 and 00:00. Fee is 500 Yen per person from 21:00 to 23:00 and 1000 Yen per person from 23:00 to 24:00.

Check out time is 8:00-10:00

2).Cancellation Policy:

From 3 days before arrival 100%

3).We accept credit card ('Visa or Mastercard') and cash payment upon arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 May 2019
    Very satisfied
    Thailand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    Stayed only one night, but it was one of the best hostel experiences of my four weeks in Japan. Sandwiched right between the main station and everything else you want to see you will find Ouka, a hostel with the feel of a nice hotel. A very cozy common area makes you feel like dissolving into the couch and never getting up again. There is a guitar and a piano if you want o play some tunes. There are also 3 or 4 good computers and a coffee bar. Nicely decorated hostel + friendly and helpful staff
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2017
    Guest House Ouka is a wonderful &neat place to stay when in Takayama. It has a convenient location to the Bus Station, 7/11 store & some restaurants. If walking to site seeing spots is not a problem, one can just walk to the Miyagawa River & visit the morning markets before heading to the Old Town Street. Guest House Ouka is also great because of its staff-- sounding off Sanai san & Kaka san! Really helpful & warm people from the time i arrived up to the time i left! I'll go back here soon!
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2017
    Great place to stay! There's not much to do in Takayama, but it's a nice break from some bigger cities. This was a great place to stay, close to the main restaurants and within easy walking distance of the train station. The staff was super nice and helpful, and the atmosphere was very cozy and quiet. If you're heading to Takayama, definitely stay here! Great place for a cheap price.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2017
    Awsome Hostel very friendly and helpful!
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Nov 2018
    As mentioned in other reviews, the walls are paper thin. Noise carries. Otherwise, it has a superb interior, well located, well organized, clean and good staff. Enjoyed the stay. The dorm is very roomy and the bunk beds are in 2m.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    19 Oct 2019
    Guest House Ouka is charming, with lots of touches that are very welcoming. Reception area and shared kitchen are especially great for meeting people and socializing! The staff is helpful and mixed dorm is super spacious! Everything is clean and well maintained. They have bikes to rent too, which would have been a great help for getting around if we’d stayed longer. (Also, if you are a Totoro fan, then definitely stay here!)
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi