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K's House Takayama
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Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We are a family of for 4. Kids 8 and 5. The 4 bed room worked well for us. well located close to the station and attractions. They have good recommendations for dinner (including a discount of a free drink). If in Takayama with kids go and do the craft near the hida village museum.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Busy hostel with efficient, helpful staff and very nice facilities. 5 mins from JR station and 10mins walk to 'old part' of town. Quite a touristy town with many cameras visible.
Tiny double room with no room down one side of bed and miniature space for bags. V compact bathroom but very clean & tidy and good value

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul B
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

I stayed by myself in a single room for a week here. I chose it because it was a 5min walk to the train station. The room was small, but so clean! I actually felt really cosy. The staff were sooooo friendly! They would always converse with me when I got back after my daily adventures and during dinnertime as well.

The common areas of the hostel are immaculately clean and very inviting. The "waiting room" has a hearth and computers to use. The dining area has normal tables and chairs as well as a tatami area. The kitchen is big and spacious, really easy to share with other travellers.

I met many wonderful people at this hostel! I highly recommend K's House Takayama. The staff definitely make you feel welcomed! It is a lovely and warm place to come back to and just relax =)

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Previous experience with K's house in Kyoto was supreme, so I was hoping not to be disappointed by the on in Takayama. Ok, let us be realistic: Kyoto is a far more popular place for common tourists and therefore the Hostel is larger than it's little brother here in Takayama. But that doesn't take away the service K's house and the social environment a hostel has in general. People visiting K's house are really interesting and fun to talk to. So every day/night was enjoyable.

Let us get serious: The dormitory room I booked was for four 4 people. A little cramped if every person has a huge suit case. Luckily mine was small but the room is really too small for 4 people in my opinion. Additionally, unlike it's bigger brother in Kyoto, this one had no big size locker. The lockers were small square shaped good enough to hold small things (it did hold my laptop). In Kyoto, you could fit your huge suitcase under the beds. Oh well, as said before, Takayama is not a huge place and thus the hostel is scaled accordingly. This was my only slight concern for lodging.

Location is unlike Kyoto more closer to the JR. 5-6 minute walk from the station. Everything else like Kombini are in walking distance. No need for busses or bikes to be honest. Explore on foot the shopping area and restaurants, you'll see more.

The lobby staff was friendly (Thank you all) and knows English. So don't be afraid to communicate. The lounge room is small but enjoyable. Computers available for free (Plus point! as Kyoto you had to pay to use internet!). The kitchen and eating room are well and clean. I didn't make use of them but you can cook your own meals without a problem.

Finally Takayama is a lovely town to explore. I took a bike from K's house to check around. They were a bit small for a relative tall person like me (haha) but have 6 gears so decent enough to climb hills.

Room Tip: Dormitory is in my opinion a bit cramped for people counting 4. Keep in mind when coming with large...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We booked a double room but the friendly staff upgraded us in a deluxe double room. Every room has an ensuite, confortable, not tiny. The room was Japanese style with western bed. There was, soap, hair dryer, tv and air con. WiFi on every floor. There is a lift in the building. It all looks very nice and recent, and overall it's very clean.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed here for one night on 15th April. The last day of the cherry blossom festival. It was very busy. Probably a bit too busy. I stayed in the cheapest room and it was quite cramped. Close to Takayama Station. Staff spoke English well. Enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

K's house is, hands down, the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. Great staff, great environment, and in the heart of the beautiful Takayama. One small problem I had was opening the window to be met with the stink of cigarette smoke below (the room was right above the 'smoker's area'. Other than that, this was a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about K's House Takayama

Address: 4-45-1 Temmammachi, Takayama 506-0025, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Gifu Prefecture > Takayama
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Ranked #2 of 43 Specialty lodging in Takayama
Price Range: $43 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — K's House Takayama 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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