Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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)
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  • 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 on arrival. 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.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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earth hostel ~ the riverhouse

Für eine kostenlose Stornierung buche 15 Tage oder mehr im Voraus


472 Bewertungen
  • Perfekte Lage
  • Hervorragende Mitarbeiter
  • Fantastische Sauberkeit
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Breakfast, lunch & dinner available for sale onsite or at a nearby restaurant. Vegan & Vegetarian available.
Free parking for cars and bike stand to lock you bike.

FREE Roundtrip SHUTTLE from (nights) to (mornings) JR Nikko OR Tobu Nikko stations for checkin (see train lines, stations and times below)

The riverhouse’s arrangement is social.
Fully stocked utensils in the guest kitchen upstairs in main building, if you prefer to cook for yourself.
Alcohol is available to purchase


FREE Pickup SHUTTLE service.
Message 2 to 24 hours before times listed below to reserve .
We only go if there is a reservation for each time listed.

Specify the color of you backpack!
Specify your choice of which train line & train station to meet at!

• 4:30pm specify JR Nikko station OR Tobu Nikko station
• 6:30pm specify JR Nikko station OR Tobu Nikko station
• 9:00pm specify JR Nikko station OR Tobu Nikko station

FREE drop-off Shuttle service from the hostel.
•    5am to 11am drop-off at JR Nikko station, Tobu Nikko station or the Unesco world heritage area.

–    Late arrivals, pickup is Shimogoshiro station on the Tobu Nikko line or Fubasami station on the JR Nikko line.  For later than 9pm arrivals, please arrange a time with us a day in advance.

No curfew / No Lockout - enjoy the stars at night, hang out in the open air lounge area on the river, or take midnight strolls. There are no souvenir shops and no city lights nearby. Only stars, trees and mountains and a beautiful river.

Free wifi internet everywhere (from optic fiber connection) including the beach, the open air lounge, common room, private rooms and annex rooms. There is also and iMac in the common room.

ABSOLUTELY no snorers allowed unless they're part of a group that reserved the WHOLE room.

You can hire bikes for 500 yen and cycle the road along the river and 250 cherry trees.

Swimming tubes, snorkels and goggles free to use for swimming in the river at the hostel.

Check-in anytime from 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm / check-out before 11am, only guests reserved for the next night can stay around after 11 am

5 Day cancellation policy

Cash only (Yen) when you check-in

From spring 2009, open mid-March to mid-November


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Bewertungen und Ratings

  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 10.0

  • Sicherheit 10.0

  • Lage 10.0

  • Mitarbeiter 10.0

  • Atmosphäre 10.0

  • Sauberkeit 9.5

  • Ausstattung 10.0

Neueste Bewertungen

  • 9.7


    20 Jul 2018
    Sehr nettes Hostel mit super Lage am Fluss. So toll abends noch in den Fluss zu springen, oder morgens. Ist etwas abgelegen aber der shuttle fährt regelmäßig. Scout, der Besitzer ist super hilfsbereit und nett. Das Hostel ist ein altes Ryokan mit Onsen, aber der ist nicht in Betrieb. Sehr nette Athmosphäre.
    Deutschland, Weiblich, 41+
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2018
    Best Hostel I've been to so far, to mention some new things which haven't been mentioned yet in the feedback: the river is cold, but extremely clear and refreshing, breakfast changes everyday and is delicious (u won't get the same breakfast twice), the pickup service is working perfect, the showers are extremely big and comfy... I really loved it, will come back in the sakura season to see all the cherry blossom trees
    Deutschland, Männlich, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Jul 2018
    I spend there 2 nights after 1 week Tokio. It was perfect for relaxing. The owner is amazing, he makes everything that you feel good in his hostel. The breakfast is from a other world. I did backpacking Australia, Newzealand, Europe, Southamerica and now Asia. It is one of my top 3 of all my 2 years backpacking experience. I can recommend this hostel!
    Deutschland, Männlich, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jul 2019
    Wunderschöner Ort, ein wenig weit weg von JR-Nikko-Station, wird alles durch den Freien Shuttle ausgeglichen. Einfach Zeit für die Fahrerei von 20min einplanen .
    Deutschland, Weiblich, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Apr 2019
    Very nice hostel next to a river. Its a bit far outside of Nikko but its no problem because the Host offers a pick up service from and to the train Stations in Nikko. Furthermore the host offers self cooked breakfast and dinner which is soo delicious and also cheap. The hostel is also very social you can sit outside in the morning and evening and have a beer with the other guests. If you stay in Nikko go to this Hostel!
    Deutschland, Männlich, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Jul 2018
    The scout/host is absolutely nice, and tries to give everyone a good feeling. The river is very beautiful as well as the hostel surroundings. The host is pickin you up and delivering you back to either Nikko JR or Nikko Tobu station at certain times in the morning and in the afternoon. The rooms do not have A/C (yet!), but the Shower is made like an Onsen. Thank you very much, that was a very nice stay in the countryside!
    Deutschland, Männlich, 18-24
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  • Bettwäsche im Preis inbegriffen
  • Gratis WiFi
  • kostenlose Stadtpläne
  • Kostenloser Internetzugang
  • Kostenloses Parken
  • Adapter
  • BBQ
  • Buch-Austausch
  • Duschen mit Warmwasser
  • Fahrradabstellmöglichkeiten
  • Frühstück nicht inbegriffen
  • Gemeinschaftsraum
  • Haartrockner
  • Handtücher nicht inklusive
  • Küche
  • Kühl-/Gefrierschrank
  • Leselampe
  • Mikrowelle
  • Nützliche Dinge
  • Parken
  • Schließfächer
  • Sicherer Nachttresor
  • Swimmingpool
  • Terrasse
  • Trockner
  • Waschmaschine
  • Fahrradverleih
  • Handtücher zum Ausleihen
  • Internetzugang
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Touristeninformation
  • Waschmöglichkeiten
Essen & Trinken
  • Gerichte im Angebot
  • Tee- und Kaffeeecke
  • WiFi