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Sora-Ama Hostel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, individually decorated, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Superior Room, Shared Bathroom, Non Smoking, City View  | Egyptian cotton sheets, individually decorated, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Sora-Ama Hostel

Sora-Ama Hostel

1.5 star property
In the heart of Takayama

8.8/10 Fabulous

78 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
Iwahata Building 3F, 5-95-21 Nadamachi, Takayama, Gifu, 5060021
Main amenities
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Communal living room
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Nagoya (NGO-Chubu Centrair Intl.) - 151 min drive
  • Takayama Station - 4 min walk
  • Hida-Furukawa Station - 25 min drive


  • Maruaki - 2 min walk
  • Chahan Hana - 2 min walk
  • Ebihachi - tempura specialty - 2 min walk
  • Heianraku - 3 min walk
  • Soeur - 4 min walk

About this property

Sora-Ama Hostel

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Sora-Ama Hostel. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Japanese

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2016
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Communal living room


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Egyptian cotton sheets

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

SORA-AMA HOSTEL Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
SORA-AMA HOSTEL Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Takayama

Frequently asked questions

Does Sora-Ama Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sora-Ama Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Sora-Ama Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sora-Ama Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Sora-Ama Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sora-Ama Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Sora-Ama Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Soeur (4-min walk), Butchers hida takayama (4-min walk) and Kitchen Hida (4-min walk).
What's the area around Sora-Ama Hostel like?
Sora-Ama Hostel is in Hida Takayama Onsen, a short 4-minute walk from Takayama Station and 4 minutes' walk from Hida Kokubunji Temple. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

good location and clean and nice place good for traveler
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close to takayama station. Friendly staff. Provide basic heating and cooking utensils.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Though is a hostel but our stay is pleasant as in hotel. The staff is friendly and explain to us on using the facilities. She speaks English well. This Is a good experience to us. We met people mostly from non Asia countries. However please expect some inconvenience like people may wake up early with alarm clock beeping and noise of opening closing of zips and plastic bags. We would like to thank them for allowing our younger kid to stay as long as the kids behave well. My kid enjoyed the stay.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice staff and affordable choice for multi-people private room. Detailed introduction and help from staff during check-in. There is also a hand-made map for nearby tourist attractions which you would find informative and useful during your stay.
Alex, 2-night family trip
Verified CheapTickets guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very convenient, sparkling clean, near to station, walking distance to places of attraction! Friendly staffs and able to communicate in English. Except no elevator!
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

3-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Overall is good but it would better if it has evalator.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff at Sora-AMA we’re beyond helpful, check in was super comprehensive and they were able to give great advice and make a call for us too! The facilities seem very well kept, the showers were warm and high pressure, beds comfortable for a hostel. The very kind lady at reception gave us a taste of the homemade plum wine they have made by the owner, such a lovely surprise!
Frances, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean hostel close to train station
I was blown away by how clean the hostel is, so much so that I was surprised to learn that it has been open for a few years. It is in a convenient location, close to the station and tourist attractions. The staff are very friendly and there is a lot of information about the local area provided in the lobby.
1-night romance trip
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