Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Typical Japanese Style Guest House. Only 7 min. from Kanazawa Station on foot, and located by the beautiful Kuratsuki canal one of the main tourist trail. Pongyi is a hostel aimed for short-stay budget travelers and backpackers.

It is especially suited for those travelers looking for more atmospheric and authentically Japanese accommodation.

All of Kanazawa's sights are easily accessible from the guesthouse.

*100 yen donation to aid children in Asia is included in the price.

1. Free wireless internet available throughout the property.
(also one desktop PC available to guests to use for free)

2. Air conditioner /electric fan

3. Bycicle rental (1 day 500yen)

4. Every single bunk bed comes with a pillow, pillow case, bottom sheet and a coverlet.

5. Communal lavatory and hot shower.
*Shampoo, Rinse and Body soap. free of charge.

6. Free locker with padlock.

7. Laundry machine (100yen per use. Clothesline drying)

8. Fully equipped communal kitchen.

9. Microwave oven

10. Towel rental (100yen.)

11. Hair dryer for rent (free of charge).

12. Yukata (Japanese style night clothes) for rent. (200yen)

1.7 minutes walk to the nearest Kanazawa Loop Bus stop (access to all major sights).

2.10 minutes walk to Omicho market

3.20 minutes walk to Kanazawa Castle Park and the adjacent Kenroku-En Garden, perhaps Kanazawas best loved sight and among the top three most scenic gardens in Japan.

4.Located very close to a variety of restaurants (including Yakitori, etc.) and supermarkets

*In Kanazawa City, a new accommodation tax will be implemented starting April 1, 2019.
Accommodation charge under JPY20,000 (per person per night), the tax amount is JPY200 (per person per night).
Please pay at the lodging facility which you are staying.

*Payment: Cash only

*Check-in: 15:00-21:00
Check-out: until 10:00
Close: 12:00-15:00

*If you wish to cancel, please contact us up to 1 week before you stay.
If you cancel after that, we will charge you a cancellation fee.
1 week before: 20%, 3 days before: 50%, on the day: 100% View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2019
    Absolutely incredible stay. Hosts made you feel like you were family and right at home because it’s small. One night we did calligraphy and another night we learned how to make miso soup and onigiri and cooked together with the other guests. I actually had a series of medical issues while in Kanazawa and the hosts were so worried about me and helped translate stuff for me to get me to a hospital. They even let me stay an extra few hours past check out because I was unwell at no charge. Amazing!!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Super friendly and welcoming staff, and the location is cozy and conveniently located near the train station. If you're staying in Kanazawa, I recommend staying here!
    Japan, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2019
    Amazing experience, a stay in a traditional japanese house with free activities like calligraphy, arigami, card games and tea ceremonies with the locals. One of the greatest experiences on our trip as we felt very welcomed and everyone was very friendly. If you are ever in Kanezawa, please consider Guest House Pongyi to be your choice if you want for a peaceful, quiet and very friendly experience.
    Slovenia, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Jan 2019
    So welcoming and cozy. The best places we stayed in the two weeks we where traveling Japan. Every evening when we came back, the staff was sitting in the common room, during there own things, ready to talk and help you out. Very comfortable beds, very nice use of an older japanese building for a guesthouse. Cannot recommend enough!
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Jan 2019
    This was my 3rd trip to Japan, but my first to Kanazawa. Guest House Pongyi was probably the best hostel experience I've ever had! Masaki and Nina are the most welcoming hosts you'll ever have, and they also do a really good job of getting you to know the other guests. They took us grocery shopping, and then we all had nabe (hotpot). It was tons of fun, and really delicious! My only regret was that I couldn't stay longer.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2018
    So lovely to stay in a place where staff learn your name even if only for a short stay. Very welcoming and keen to introduce you to other travellers. A refreshing travel break to feel at home whilst far away from home.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 Mar 2019
    Best hostel I ve ever been. So tiny, like a home, we all been introduced to each other and without intention just went out doing things together. Perfect place for single travellers. Hosts are amazing, help u, explain, organising lots of great activities together.
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    09 Feb 2019
    A very traditional Japanese home where the hosts were extremely polite and welcoming. Every night they organised group activities with other guests. They were indeed very helpful to me. Would definitely stay here again if I’m visiting Kanazawa.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Jan 2019
    Nina-san and Masaki-san were very welcoming hosts and incredibly generous in sharing their time and resources to make it a memorable stay. They invited me to make origami, have our own informal tea ceremony, and go on a lovely tour of one of the geisha districts complete with explanations of the fundamentals of Shinto. This was all in addition to the standard tourism activities in Kanazawa that I also did.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Jan 2019
    Nina and Masa took great care of me and gave me lots of great advice, directions and help.
    Australia, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire