Formerly a classic Japanese-style house built more than 150 years ago, Guest House Pongyi features affordable accommodations. JR Kanazawa Train Station and Hokutetsu-Kanazawa Train Station are a 5-minute walk away. The dormitory-style rooms feature tatami (woven-staw) floors. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. Female dormitory rooms have air conditioning, while mixed dormitory rooms have a fan for the summer and a heater for the winter. Guests can use a microwave and a fridge. A washing machine can be used for an extra cost. Pongyi Guest House is a 45-minute drive from Komatsu Airport, and a 10-minute walk from Oumicho Market. Kanazawa Castle Park is a 30-minute walk away. Breakfast (Hot sandwitch) is available at 600 yen upon request.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.


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Guest reviews


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Free Wifi
High score for Kanazawa
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Haitian
    Canada Canada
    The most amazing people and fantastic place, it was one of my most memorable stays in Japan. Wish I had done a few more nights here.
  • Mckay
    United States of America United States of America
    The house is a lovely historical building that’s been made into a very comfortable guesthouse. In the evening the Pongyi house hosts will give a cultural share.
  • Nan
    Canada Canada
    Everything was perfect! And it’s in an excellent location walkable to most if not all attractions! Nina is very kind and caring, and she goes above and beyond to make my stay comfortable and memorable. Masaki is very warm and welcoming, and I...

Hosted by オーナー ’まさき’ & 女将 ’にいな’

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オーナー ’まさき’ & 女将 ’にいな’
It is a house that is a renovated 150-year old kimono shop with 'Kura'(Japanese-style warehouse) along the Kuratsuki canal. It is a 7-minute walk from JR Kanazawa Station and various sightseeing spots are easily accessible. < A cozy guesthouse > We are a small guesthouse with the maximum 10 persons capacity, and we have no facilities like hotel. However, you can enjoy Japanese life style and culture experience. We would be happy to make yourself comfortable at Pongyi as it is your own home in . < Save Kids in Asia > Since Pongyi was opened, we have continued support poor children in Asia by donating 100yen from each guest's accommodation expense and the mnost of Pongyi's profits through NPO.
Pongyi means "Buddhist monk" in Myanmar. Masaki, the owner of Pongyi, changed his life after leaving his previous job and going to Myanmar to experience being a monk. He named this guesthouse with the thought that "May all people be filled with the joy of life" (Gayuna Cealo, whom Masaki looks up to as his master) , and that he would always remember to "Look at yourself and think about what you can do for others while looking at yourself". The owner 'Masaki', who opened this guesthouse alone in 2009, has lived in South America (Paraguay and Brazil) and has a continental personality that always says "everything will be fine". The Okami (landlady), 'Nina', was born and raised in Ishikawa Pref. and has been working at Pongyi since 2017, resonating with Pongyi's philosophy. She is laid back, but always smiling and a hard worker who never falters. We want Pongyi to be a place that is like a crossroads for travelers. We also want to be a guesthouse where people from abroad can feel the goodness of ordinary life in Japan. We look forward to seeing you all in Kanazawa.
Languages spoken: English,Japanese

Area info

Amenities of Guest House Pongyi
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Bidet
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

House rules
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From 15:00 to 21:00
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
Until 10:00
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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
VisaMastercard Cash is not accepted
Smoking is not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Luggage storage before check in is available between 08:00-12:00. Please note, the front desk is not staffed between 12:00-15:00.

Please inform Guest House Pongyi of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.

License number: 15001

FAQs about Guest House Pongyi

  • Room options at Guest House Pongyi include:

    • Bed in Dorm
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Guest House Pongyi is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Guest House Pongyi may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guest House Pongyi is 1 miles from the center of Kanazawa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guest House Pongyi offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Tour or class about local culture