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Mt Hakuba Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | 3020-906 Shinden, Echoland , Hakuba, Japan 399-9301

85.0% Overall Rating

23 out of 26 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/02/2013)

"1. Free wifi 2. Location - about 1 min walk to free shuttle to snow fields and fairly close to supermarket."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.63

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 8:00
Latest Check-out: 9:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Hakuba?

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The place to be in Hakuba for skiing. Inhouse bar, ski rental shop, cheap lift passes and free shuttle buses to 8 ski resorts in Hakuba. Best location with restaurants, bars, convenience shop and onsen all within a few minutes’ walk. Read more

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About Mt Hakuba Backpackers Hostel

Mt Hakuba Backpackers Hostel is the newest and best located hostel in Hakuba. From our hostel there are free shuttle buses to and from all the major Hakuba ski areas. We are within a few minutes’ walk from numerous bars and restaurants, an onsen (hot spring), convenience shop and 10 minutes to an international ATM.

Each ski resort has a shuttle bus leaving approximately every hour in the morning and coming back every hour in the afternoon. The shuttle buses operate between the 20th Dec and 31 March. Prior to that and during April and early May, the hostel itself will do a shuttle bus to one ski resort, rotating daily.

We also have:

Free linen.
Free book exchange
Free tea and coffee
Free tour information.
In-house ski and board RENTAL shop.
In-house BAR with 500 yen meals!
Discounted lift tickets to save you money

Please note we have a 7 day CANCELLATION policy.

Mt Hakuba Backpackers is fully equipped with an in-house bar (separated from the sleeping areas), restaurant, guest laundry, guest kitchen, and an internet cafe (with free wireless). The bar has cozy sofas, a free billiard table and 2 daily happy hours. You can buy cheap but filling meals at the bar (it is only open during the ski season).

We are open every day of the year, and we encourage people to come during the non-winter months to check out the wild beauty of Hakuba. There are many hiking and mountain bike trails to explore and we can recommend you some nice ones. We also rent mountain bikes. Free pick up is available from Hakuba station or Happo Bus terminal between May 6th and October 31st during hostel reception hours (8-11am and 4-8 pm)-please call on arrival.

You can pay with cash or credit card but please note that payment by credit card will incur a 4% surcharge (what our bank charges us) so if you wish to avoid this please pay cash.

Accommodation Information

We have 10 rooms accommodating 40 people in total. Linen is included free of charge and towels are available at a small cost.

Mt Hakuba Backpackers is fully equipped with a bar, restaurant, guest laundry, guest kitchen, an internet cafe (with wireless too) and a free book exchange.

Location Information

Mt Hakuba Backpackers Hostel is located in the Echoland district of Hakuba, which is where most of the nightlife is. Less than a minute walk away is a convenience shop, a couple of minutes’ walk will take you to a range of bars and restaurants and 5 minutes’ walk will find you at the closest hot spring. By car we are a 5 minute drive from Hakuba Train Station and a 5 minute drive to either of Hakuba 47/Goryu or Happone Ski areas. There are free shuttle buses to all of the 8 major ski areas in Hakuba (see our website for details).

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