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)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • 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.

Zet een vinkje om aan te geven dat je de algemene voorwaarden hebt gelezen en begrepen.
Je moet de algemene voorwaarden accepteren om je reservering te bevestigen.

earth hostel ~ the riverhouse

Boek meer dan 14 dagen vooruit voor gratis annulering.
  • Perfecte locatie
  • Fantastisch personeel
  • Uitstekende zuiverheid
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Beschrijving van de Accomodatie Inrichting

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


(name change, was Zen Hostel) Bekijk huisregels

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  • Waarde voor uw geld 9.2

  • Beveiliging 9.5

  • Plaats 9.2

  • Personeel 9.7

  • sfeer 9.3

  • Properheid 8.9

  • Faciliteiten 9.2

Nieuwste Recensies

  • 10.0


    02 aug 2018
    The best hostel we've ever been to. It has a beautiful location next to a river where you can swim. Also the host provides excellent service with pick-ups, washes and an amazing breakfast. 10/10 would recommend to go there when visiting Nikko.
    Nederland, Man Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 jul 2018
    Dit hostel is echt fantastisch!! Ik heb 3 nachten bijgeboekt, het ontbijt is super de eigenaar kan super koken alles vers en maakt alles zelf. Ik zou willen dat ik nog langer kon blijven maar ik heb mijn vlucht terug, het uitzicht op de rivier is prachtig en heerlijk om in te zwemmen! De bedden zijn super goed matras. En leuke gasten hier met de zelfde vibes hier heel chil alles kan maar vooral rust heerlijk ! 🙏🏻
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 apr 2018
    Scott is an excellent host. He makes killer breakfast and will help you plan your trips / hikes through the national park. Free shuttle from and to the train station is excellent. Hostel is at a beautiful location by a river. Had a great time here.
    Nederland, Mannelijk, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 sep 2017
    Loved it here. Location was great. And Scout can made a delicious breakfast!
    Nederland, Echtpaar, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 sep 2018
    Amazing place! I was supposed to stay 2 days, ended up staying 4 and was still sad to leave. The hostel is beautifully located in an old onsen next to the river. The host Scout provides pick-up/ drop off service from the station, which is convenient. He also provides you with a killer breakfast in the morning and really request with really good soup in the evening. Relaxed social vibe with the other guests. Can't recommend this place enough, will definitely be back if I have the chance!!
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 aug 2018
    Amazing location. Pick up and drop off service was fantastic and also really necessary. Its next to a river and an old onsen house so morning swims in the river are great and nighttime stargazing amazing. Fantastic place out of the center. Totally worth it! Host is super helpful.
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 aug 2018
    One of the only places in Japan where the common room is actually being used for its purpose. Wonderfull place to meet new people but also to completely relax and enjoy nature. Anything is possible and nothing is too crazy for the owner who likes to join the guests and is highly social! Loved it. Wanted to go back as soon as i left.
    Nederland, Mannelijk, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 nov 2017
    Prachtig gelegen,origineel ingericht hostel. Geweldig goede sfeer mede dankzij de eigenaar. Op verzoek verrukkelijk VEGAN of VEGETARISCHE ontbijt en savonds heerlijke maaltijden.
    Nederland, Vrouwelijk, 41+
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  • Gratis internettoegang
  • Gratis kaarten
  • Gratis parkeergelegenheid
  • Gratis WiFi
  • Inclusief
  • Adapters
  • BBQ
  • Boekenruil
  • Brandkast
  • Buitenterras
  • Droger
  • Fietsenstalling
  • Gemeenschappelijke kamer
  • Gereedschap
  • Haardrogers
  • Handdoeken zijn niet inbegrepen
  • Keuken
  • Kluisjes
  • Koelkast
  • Leeslamp
  • Microwave
  • Ontbijt niet inbegrepen
  • Parkeerplaats
  • Warme Douches
  • Wasmachine
  • Zwembad
  • Fietsverhuur
  • Handdoeken te huur
  • Internettoegang
  • Pendelbus
  • Tours / Reisdesk
  • Wasserette
Eten & drinken
  • Maaltijden verkrijgbaar
  • Thee-en koffievoorzieningen
  • Wi-Fi