Come on in, step inside this beautiful Japanese 5 Star Hostel; The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa, Japan. If you enjoy mixing with other travelers and locals alike, this is the place for you. The motto "You in Local. New in Local" is an expression of their inner fire. Start the day with a hot cup of homemade coffee, and explore Kanazawa the sharing way.
What we cover:1. The 5 Stars of The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa
2. How to book and compare rates
3. Neighborhood and location
If you are looking for a fabulous hostel in Japan, you have just found the right place to be. The staff at The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa love to show off everything local, including the food, artists‘ work and their culture. The available communal space in the basement is the place to be – a cozy space open to all that wish to join in the fun. Just looking around the interior of The Share Hotels Hatchi, you will find plenty of character in the design – even in the name, but we’ll get to that in a bit more detail later.
All 5 Star Hostels, including The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa, are awarded by Hostelgeeks, an independent platform designed to bring you the world‘s greatest hostels. Based on transparent criteria, the 5 Star Hostels are budget accommodations with character and personality.
So come on, let’s step inside The Share Hotels in Kanazawa and see why it has received a 5 Star award. Have a read of the 5 transparent criteria and see if you agree with us…
The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa is a 5 Star Hostel, because …
1. Sustainable: the local concept
The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa believe that the future of Japan takes root in the local community. The community of Hokuriku is a great example of Japanese culture and it inspires the hostel on their daily life choices. With this in mind, they incorporate local resources and local values in to their hostel – great! Not only that, but they share ideas, knowledge, lifestyle and values with various people inside and outside the local area.
No doubt this creates wonderful opportunities and activities during your stay at The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa.
Their blog features different local artists, presenting their work. The blog section “Local Guide” introduces you to hidden gems and Japanese culture in a refreshing, friendly way.
The hostel design itself is also based on sustainable efforts. Shall we?
2. Design name, crafts, and concrete
Let us first talk about the name; The Share Hotels Hatchi. It really is quite clever.
The name is a hint for something that may be missing at a hotel-style accommodation: sharing.
Sharing is a big part of hostel culture, and it is pretty much expected from travelers staying there. This could be sharing your food, some info about the area or a funny travel story. Therefore we think The Share Hotels is kind of a brilliant name design!
The hostel itself is within a newly renovated building that is just 50 years old. It has been beautifully decorated with local crafts of the Hukuriku area, including Kutani pottery and Japanese paper, the so-called Washi. The traditional colour of the Kanazawa culture, rouge, has been accentuated throughout the hostel, too.
There is a quirky basement holding a communal lounge and high performance kitchen, so make sure you check it out. You will also find down there the shower rooms, but not how you imagine them. These showers use rain water – refreshing and eco-friendly!
As for the rooms, you can select between pod-styled dorms, private rooms as well as a typical japan-styled room. Here you can find an overview of all the different room types at hostels.
3. For the love of local
The 5 Star Hostel is all about ‘being local’.
The Share Hotels Hatchi opened to the local community originally, and over time this has become popular for tourists. It is a perfect hub to showcase all things local, including many local artists’ work. But it isn’t just about sharing space and products, but also lifestyle and values – something the hostel take very seriously. The Share Hotels is a lifestyle hostel – find all 7 types of hostels here.
The concept of HATCHi is “the birthplace of Hokuriku-Tourism.”
Their main focus is on the land, culture, industries and people of Hokuriku and their aim is to introduce this to their guests. This way a truly unique experience is at hand for anyone coming to stay.
Oh and let us not forget the Japanese restaurant and café – very popular with the local people. A perfect way to enjoy culture exchange over a coffee, wouldn’t you agree?
4. because sharing is beautiful!
The vibes at The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa is a mix of traveler and local. The available space attracts traveler and local alike, so be prepared to mix with a whole range of different cultures. That is what staying in a hostel is all about, right? Enjoy events, workshops and local tours operated by the local people, with the local people. This is thanks to the numerous connections the staff at Share Hotels has with the local communities.
After all, you are staying at a Sharing Hotel, use it!
Do you prefer cooking your own meals? Head over to the kitchen to impress your fellow hostel mates.
5. Top-Notch staff
We are proud to announce another 5 Star Hostel that employs 100% local staff. This of course is great for many reasons; The most obvious being that they know a lot about the area, and love it so much that they have decided to stay in Kanazawa to work and live.
The staff at The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa are English speaking, so don’t hesitate to get chatting to them. After all, it is only they that can introduce you to the off-the-beaten-track destinations in the area. Of course, if you want to see the hotspots, they can help with that too!
The 9+ rating for staff on booking platforms say it all really, bravo!