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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, we will require 5 or 10 days advance notice before the date of your arrival, otherwise you will be charged the cancellation fee of one night's stay.

The number of group in between 5 to 9 : 5 days advance notice required

The number of group more than 10 : 10 days advance notice required

NOTE: In case of the less than 4 people group, 2 day advance notice required, which is normal cancel policy.

Cancellations made with 5or10 days advance notice or more will not be charged.

If you fail to check in as scheduled, we will cancel all your bookings and you will be charged the cancellation fee.

Additional Info:

Only highschool or junior higschool students can not be accepted. We can not accept your booking unless some of teachers or other responsible adults have to accompany with students.
This hostel is mainly for an indivisual backpackers. Facilities such as shower rooms, kitchen and living room has to be shared with other guests.

Please care about the effect on other guests when you use these facilities.

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


J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guesthouse

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Conveniently located 3 minutes’ walk away from Takayama station, just opposite the main post office, and within walking distance of major sightseeing spots, including Takayama Jinya, morning markets and old town, J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guesthouse is a homey hostel providing both dormitory and private rooms of various types, including Japanese-style rooms with tatami-mat flooring, catering to the needs of different travelers, including backpackers, couples, groups of friends and families alike.

The reception is open 8:00-11:00 and 15:00-22:00. Check-in time is from 15:00 to 22:00. Please contact us in advance when you plan to arrive after 22:00. No curfew, no lock out time.

+Free Services
*Wi-fi Internet access everywhere in the hostel
*Common PC for Internet access
*Luggage storage before check-in and after check-out
*Parking lot for motor cycles and bikes
*English map of Hida Takayama and neighbor areas
*Coffee, tea and seasoning
*Lending such as electric plug, guide books, padlock, alarm clock, card reader and headset for Skype

+Paid Services
*Bike rental: 700yen/day
*Rental towel: 100yen
*Photo copy and print out service
*Local phone call, fax and international phone call
*Unique Hida Takayama postcards: 100yen
*Beer (vending machine)

*Lift (Elevator)
*All rooms are air conditioned and heated.
*Safe lockers found on all floors.
*24 hour availability shower rooms (free shampoo and body wash)
*24 hour availability for homely kitchen, dining and living room with TV (CNN, BBC)
*Coin laundry and Dryer (free washing powder)

+Dorm Rooms
All beds in dorm rooms were hand-made by a local carpenter. They are strong, not creaky, wide and kind of private. All beds has partition curtains and bed lights. Air conditioned, of course. There is enough space to keep your luggage even you are on the top bunk. They should be much more comfortable than ordinary bunk beds.

+Private Rooms
Most private rooms are Japanese style and also larger than normal hostel private rooms. You can enjoy traditional Japanese Tatami mats, Shoji paper windows and Fusuma closets.

+300YEN Discount and Coupon Service on every 3rd night
We give you a stamp for each night at any J-Hoppers Hostels (Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Hida Takayama) or Hana Hostels (Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka). You will get 300YEN discount or a special coupon on every 3rd night.

Our friendly staff will provide you with useful sightseeing information, local event information and how to hang around the neighborhood. We also try to be up to date on what is happening in the area and can give you advice on where to go.

We look forward to meeting you in Hida Takayama! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    great place the staff was spectacular and very helpful. cannot say enough nice stuff about the staff. loved my stay.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    Located within walking/cycling distance from all Takayama tourist spots! Surrounded by highly-reviewed bars/pubs as well as late-night restaurants. J-hoppers Takayama staff members are definitely most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable being hosts as well as local guides. I went to Takayama with zero itinerary and they were patient enough to help me during my 2 night stay there! If you are keen on joining day-tours or sightseeing on the outskirts, they definitely have the best packages for you!
    Singapore, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2019
    A gem of a hostel with such nice staff and so much attention to detail
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    02 Mar 2019
    great place to stay! the staff is very helpful and so kind . they have alot of knowledge about the area so the helped me plan my trip in the Japanese Alps .
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Sep 2018
    As a hosteler, staff attitudes are very important to me. The J Hoppers staff excel in this. I heard j hoppers was the first to operate in takayama so they have learned how to be service oriented
    Philippines, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Sep 2018
    This hostel is in an amazing location right between the train station and old town. The staff were really friendly and the hostel had a really nice homie vibe. It’s also the first hostel we stayed in that had natural light in the bedrooms and a view! The beds were spacious and comfortable. The only drawback was the shower was on first floor and we were on the fourth but we didn’t mind because we loved the atmosphere of the hostel so much. Thanks for having us!!
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 May 2019
    Had a nice time at this hostel. The staff was extremely helpful, and recommended the store where I replaced my camera card. I loved the handmade guide books for local cafes and restaurants - every one I visited was delicious. The shower area was tricky, as the entire space is wet - I would carry my clothes in a plastic bag or waterproof tote, and hang it from one of the hooks inside the shower stall.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Apr 2019
    Great traditional style hostel. Many thanks to the open, interested and helpful staff for all their advice and tips. Would confidently and wholeheartedly recommend.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    08 Jan 2019
    The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. There is a lift which is a real bonus. The tatami room was big enough for 3 with luggage. But the place is let down by a cluttered foyer, signs and paper everywhere. Loungeroom uninviting. With increased interest in Takayama from travellers there will be more competition. Good design does not need to cost a fortune -just needs a good eye. Others may not find this an issue. And it is a great location close to train station and eating options.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    11 Nov 2019
    I was here in low season and was a dead hostel, very boring. Staff was normal and the facilities were normal, as well. Don't think Takayama has other options, but still, I wouldn't say it was one of my best experiences.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's