Hostels in Kanazawa, Japan

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Get to know Kanazawa (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kanazawa. To help you make friends with Kanazawa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Kanazawa, Japan, is located on the western coast of Honshu Island, in the Ishikawa Prefecture, about two hundred thirty kilometres away from Kyoto and four hundred kilometres from Tokyo. Kanazawa is known for its highly preserved cultural buildings and neighbourhoods, as well as being responsible for ninety-nine percent of all gold leaf produced in Japan, which is why there are so many food stands and cafes offering various types of edible gold-leaf options. One particularly popular option is enjoying a piece of gold leaf on top of soft-serve ice cream!

There are several distinctive neighbourhoods travelers can visit, such as the Higashi Chaya District and the Nagamachi Samurai District. Also known as the Old Town, Higashi Chaya is a beautifully unique and well-preserved area. There's even a small and charming area called the Kazue-Machi District, known as the Geisha district. Filled with teahouses and entertaining houses, this is where tourists can experience a traditional Geisha tea ceremony.

The city of Kanazawa is also filled with incredibly modern architecture. Just arriving at the Kanazawa train station, visitors are greeted with an imposing and futuristic structure. All around the city centre, visitors can find inspiring public buildings with inspiring architecture, such as the Twenty-First Century Museum of Contemporary Art or the Tsuzumi Gate.

Kanazawa is a fairly small city and can be easily explored with a bicycle. Many Kanazawa, Japan hostels and accommodation options provide onsite bicycle rentals. There are also rentals available at the train station and other private businesses. If taking a bicycle sounds like too much physical activity, there are also public buses and specified tourists route buses that will take visitors to well-known city attractions.

Kanazawa has plenty of accommodation options available, from luxurious hotels to budget-friendly Kanazawa, Japan hostels scattered all throughout the city. Most hostels in Kanazawa, Japan, have private, double, and dorm-room options, as well as mixed and female dorms only. Onsite kitchens and common rooms are also typical characteristics of Kanazawa, Japan hostels. Lots of local Japanese tourists also enjoy staying at budget-friendly hostel options, so it's not an uncommon to see families at hostels in Kanazawa, Japan.

Written by local enthusiast for Kanazawa hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kanazawa hostels Charmaine

FAQ about Kanazawa Hostels

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SHARIN Kanazawa Traveler's Inn is the best rated hostel for partying in Kanazawa.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Kanazawa

Your Packing List for Kanazawa

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kanazawa and Japan.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Kanazawa Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kanazawa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
9 Total number of hostels
$22 Average dorm price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Kanazawa
2 Party hostels in Kanazawa
SHARIN Kanazawa Traveler's Inn is the best rated
4.9 Average rating of all hostels

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