Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Sora-Ama Hostel opened in August 2016. We are located in the center of Takayama, only a 3-minute walk from JR Takayama station and bus terminal, andl a 5-minute walk from Old Town.

Our hostel has a dormitory room on the 3rd floor and family rooms on the 4th floor. Each floor has Wi-Fi, air-conditioners, new and clean shared shower rooms, restrooms, kitchens and dining areas respectively.
For the dormitory room, we offer single beds and bunk beds. Each bed is surrounded by walls at your head and sides, and by curtain at your foot end, so you can shut yourself off from the room and keep your privacy. Also, each bed has laptop-size safe box, LED light and plug-in. Each single bed has storage space beneath the bed for keeping your luggage, and each bunk pod bed has ventilation fan for fresh air. In the dormitory room, there are counter tables and stools for reading books or using laptops.

The family rooms are Japanese-style rooms with tatami-mat. The larger room is for maximum 7 people, and the standard rooms are for maximum 4 people. You can sleep on a floor, on a Japanese futon (no bed).
Our guests can use the roof balcony with tables and chairs where you can enjoy scenic view of surrounding mountains.

********************** Conditions and Policies********************
1. Check in: 15:00(earliest)-21:00(latest)
2. Check out: 11:00
3. Reception hour: 8:00-21:00
4. Payment:Cash(JPY) and Credit Card
5. Cancellation policy:
(1) The guest can cancel free of charge until 3 days before arrival.
(2) The guest will be charged the whole nights if they cancel in the 2 days before arrival or NO SHOW.
6. Age restrciton:
(1) Dormitory: 13 years old or above (need to be accompanied by adult)
(2) Japanese-style room: No age restriction
7. No smoking
8. Pets are not allowed.
9. The building doesn’t have elevator to go up to our hostel floors. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2020
    Super clean hostel with great staff. Very modern with a very comfy bed. One of my favorite hostels that I stayed at while in Japan, definitely recommend if you find yourself in Kanazawa(or any of their other locations).
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2019
    Really nice, comfortable little place! Great location just a stone's throw from the train station on one side and the historic old town on the other. Beds were nice, showers had a weird thing where you had to keep hitting something to keep the water going lol but otherwise very nice washroom facilities. Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff :) No elevator and it's a couple flights of stairs up, so if you have problems carrying your luggage up or down that's something you might want to consider~
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Oct 2019
    Great place, good central location, very helpful staff, comfortable beds. No real complaints
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Jun 2019
    Great location, amazing staff, and extremely clean! We loved our stay. When we go back to Takayama, this is definitely where we will stay.
    Israel, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 May 2019
    Really helpful and friendly staff. Excellent location wishing walking distance to almost everything. Would definitely stay again. Nothing negative to mention!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Apr 2019
    Lovely, clean & modern hostel. Pods are comfortable, spacious and private and come with a shelf, small safe/locker, light, plug socket, 2 coat hangers and a rail. Free tea and coffee was great. Hostel is close to lots of restaurants and shops, 5 minute walk to the old town, 30 minute walk to Hida Folk Village (they have a voucher for 100 yen off). Not a social atmosphere but found most hostels in japan are similar, it’s a nice place to relax. We enjoyed our stay here and would stay again :)
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Apr 2019
    It was big compress to other hostel and value of money. But it’s a bit far from train and subway for those who doesn’t want to walk much. Also entitled hostels have only shower room in one floor only. Sometime it a bit hard but manageable. Overall it’s a good hostel.
    Cambodia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Nov 2019
    It was pleasant. Extra pillows if you want. The bed is sturdy and private. I liked it.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    06 Oct 2019
    Great area by the train station. Very clean and tidy! Security for luggage is lacking but overall I had a good one night stay!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Apr 2019
    Very convenient location, clean, polite staff. The dorm is just one big room with all the travelers in it (prepare your earplugs), and there is no cozy common space with sofas or things like that, where travelers could meet and chat together. There is the kitchen that is common but the atmosphere is quite cold so literally nobody talks...
    France, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi