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 4 weeks prior to 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated within a 15-minute walk from Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenroku-en Park, Shaq Bighouse provides simple guesthouse accommodation. It features a common lounge on the ground floor. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the lobby.

JR Kanazawa Station is a 17-minute walk away, while Oumicho Market is a 5-minute walk from the property. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is a 15-minute walk away.

Guests at Bighouse Shaq can choose to stay in dormitory rooms with bunk beds or in private rooms with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding. Bathroom and toilet are shared.

The property offers free-use kitchen and an internet PC in the common area.
Coin launderette is available, and the lounge area comes with a TV.

***Please kindly note:
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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2019
    Awesome location, bike rentals, scrap book full of tasty places to eat, knowledgeable host/staff. Very close to several must see/do sites/market/shrine.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Shaq is the coolest! If you're visiting Kanazawa definitely stay here- convenient access to the station, tourist areas (the Samurai Houses are very close), and a 7/11 down the street. ありがとうございました Shaq-San!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 May 2019
    Good place, friendly owner/staff, good common area and fairly sociable. It's on a quiet street, but short walking distance to downtown, the castle/gardens, and the train station. Dorms and bathrooms are pretty standard for this price range. No complaints, I'd stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Apr 2019
    Really conveniently located! Shaq was really nice and helpful. The beds were comfortable and there are big lockers right in the room
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Apr 2019
    Shaq is a chill cool dude, and apparently some kind of a legend in terms of nightlife in the area. Rooms were great either, we got exactly what we need. Definitely the place to stay in Kanazawa.
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Apr 2019
    Shaq is such a great guy, I blew through Kanazawa in 1 night sadly so I didn't get to see much, but spending time talking to Shaq was really fun. Would definitely recommend!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Apr 2019
    Shaq was a super nice dude and the hostel is really well priced, especially for japan. I would recommend to a friend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Apr 2019
    Great host! Even if he’s not there when you arrive, he will be soon. He’s a busy man with lots of info to share if you need it. We had a great stay. Comfy beds! :)
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 Apr 2019
    Shaq is a nice guy and the location is good, but I didn't like the atmosphere so much. It had everything I needed and it was clean, but nothing to make it stand out above the rest. It is not a bad hostel, but neither is it the best.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Jun 2019
    PROS- Great location, cheap bike rental, huge lockers. Good value overall, decent hostel. Clean beds and bathroom. CONS- Common areas were very dirty and messy, not inviting at all. The hostel was unlocked while the staff was absent, and while this isn't a huge problem in Japan, it's still something to be concerned about.
    Spain, Female, 31-40
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  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Foosball