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Shaq Bighouse

Takaokacho 7-30, Kanazawa 920-0864, Japan
Kanazawa, Japan
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8.9
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based on 370 reviews
370 reviews
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About Shaq Bighouse

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Situated within a 15-minute walk from Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenroku-en Park, Shaq Bighouse provides simple guesthouse accommodation. It features a café bar and 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. Light meals can be enjoyed at the on-site café.

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Amenities at Shaq Bighouse

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shared bathroom
  • Terrace/Patio

Dining

  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Snack bar

General

  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Lockers
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Storage available

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area

Accessibility and suitability

  • Designated smoking area

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities

Reviews of Shaq Bighouse

8.9
Very good370 verified reviews
0.2Families
0.7Couples
8.4Solo
1.2Friends
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What makes Shaq Bighouse a great place to stay?

Shaq Bighouse is a great place to stay because of its central location, comfortable and clean rooms, and the friendly and dedicated owner.

What can I expect from the food and drinks at Shaq Bighouse?

You can expect simple and delicious food at the izakaya downstairs, including great karaage and gyoza, and a great social atmosphere to meet and spend time with other guests.

How is the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms at Shaq Bighouse?

The rooms at Shaq Bighouse are clean, spacious, and have comfortable beds, providing a great night's sleep for guests.

What are the unique offerings of Shaq Bighouse?

Shaq Bighouse offers a social atmosphere, an izakaya on the first floor, and a friendly and passionate host who is dedicated to creating a great experience for guests.

When is the best time to visit Shaq Bighouse?

The best time to visit Shaq Bighouse is during the low season in August, as it offers a great value for money and a comfortable place to stay.

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Opt for a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Enjoy the Izakaya Experience

The on-site izakaya (Japanese pub) is a great place to socialize and enjoy good food and drinks. It's a unique feature that adds to the overall experience of staying at Shaq Bighouse.

Take Advantage of the Central Location

The hostel's central location makes it convenient for exploring Kanazawa, with many attractions within walking distance and the train station not too far away.

Embrace the Social Atmosphere

Guests appreciated the friendly and welcoming atmosphere created by the owner, making it easy to meet and spend time with other travelers. It's an ideal place for solo travelers or those looking to make new connections.

Consider Noise Levels

Some guests mentioned that noise from other guests entering and exiting the dorms could be disruptive. Light sleepers may want to consider this and come prepared with earplugs.

Explore the Nearby Attractions

With popular sights like Omicho Market, Oyama Shrine, and Kanazawa Castle within walking distance, guests can easily immerse themselves in the local culture and history.

Engage with the Host

The owner, known as Shaq, is highly praised for his friendliness, helpfulness, and engaging personality. Guests enjoyed chatting with him and appreciated his valuable insights and recommendations.

Take Note of Room Privacy

While the rooms are comfortable and clean, guests staying in mixed dorms noted that the privacy curtains provided limited privacy. This is something to consider when choosing accommodation.

Plan for Late Check-Ins

If arriving late, it's worth noting that the hostel accommodates late check-in requests, providing a convenient and affordable option for those with late travel schedules.

Be Open to Socializing

The hostel's bar downstairs provides a great opportunity to meet other guests and enjoy a sociable atmosphere. It's a recommended spot for mingling and getting to know fellow travelers.

Location

Takaokacho 7-30, Kanazawa 920-0864

What's nearby

  • Omicho Market283 m
  • Oyama Shrine400 m
  • Kanazawa Castle0.8 km
  • Ishikawa Confectionery Culture Centre0.9 km
  • Kanazawa Railway Station1.1 km
  • Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center1.1 km
  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art1.1 km
  • Kenrokuen Garden1.2 km
  • Honda Forest1.4 km
  • Shinmeigu Shrine1.4 km
  • Honda Museum1.4 km
  • Myoryu-ji1.7 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 5:30 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

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When to book a room at Shaq Bighouse

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FAQs when booking at Shaq Bighouse

  • Where is Shaq Bighouse located?

    Shaq Bighouse is located at Takaokacho 7-30, 1.4 km from the centre of Kanazawa. Omicho Market is the closest landmark to Shaq Bighouse.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Shaq Bighouse?

    Check-in time is 5:30 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Shaq Bighouse.

  • Does Shaq Bighouse offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Shaq Bighouse offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Shaq Bighouse from the airport?

    Shaq Bighouse is 29.4 km from Komatsu. Shaq Bighouse is 48.4 km from Toyama.

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Good to know

Value for money

9.4

Distance to downtown

1.4 km

Nearest Airport

Komatsu

Distance to airport

29.4 km