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4.6 / 5Exceptional
71 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sakaimachi Street
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Otaru City General Museum Ungakan
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    Sapporo (OKD-Okadama)
    33 min drive

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    About this area


    Otaru YaDo - Hostel is located in Otaru. Otaru Canal and Suitengu are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Sakaimachi Street and Rinyu Morning Market. Otaru Aquarium and Otaru Kihinkan are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Sakaimachi Street - 2 min walk
    • Otaru Canal - 5 min walk
    • Otaru City General Museum Ungakan - 9 min walk
    • Suitengu - 11 min walk
    • Tomioka Catholic Church - 11 min walk

    Getting around

    • Hoshimi Station - 18 min drive
    • Sapporo (CTS-New Chitose) - 74 min drive

    About this property

    Otaru YaDo - Hostel

    A microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and free WiFi in public areas are available at this hostel. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    No on-site parking available

    Guest services

    Front desk (limited hours)
    Luggage storage

    Languages spoken





    Designated smoking areas
    Shared microwave
    Shared fridge

    Room amenities


    Climate control (air conditioning)
    Climate control (heating)


    Hairdryer (on request)
    Shared bathroom

    Food and drink

    Shared kitchen


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Good choice

    Very clean and comfort space with a reasonable price.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Great stay, great location, friendly staff!

    We had a great stay at Otaru Yado. Easy, 5 minute walk from the Otaru JR terminal, partially under the covered street. If you’re skiing Kiroro while you’re in town, the Hokkaido Resort Liner has a stop directly across the street at a neighbouring hotel making it easy to get to the hill if you book through them! (Otherwise you can book through the Kiroro resort website and catch a bus right at the Otaru Station). Location was great, really good restaurants nearby and the canal within walking distance. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful and stored our ski bag behind reception so we had more space in our bedroom. The shared bathrooms were insanely clean! Coin laundry machines were available for use as well. Cozy common area and kitchen beside the reception. We’re not usually ones to complain about the beds, but the bed in our double private room was extremely hard. This was our only complaint for our stay. We stayed for 4 nights, and I wouldn’t let the hard beds stop you from staying here (after all, most beds we’ve stayed in in Japan seem to be pretty hard overall)!

    Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    An awesome stay in Otaru.

    The hostel location is near to all amenities such as restaurant, train terminal, shopping area, etc. The hostel is clean and still new and staff were very friendly.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Actually, I was lucky. Because when I arrived there, there was the Korean agent. Unfortunately, there was no Korean menu/guide for me but he was so kind to let me know what rules should I obey. Very clean and calm at that time because when I went there, there was only me in women's dormitory. Men's area and Women's area are seperated by doorlock(women's area needs to pass through men's hall). Ahh if you expect toothbrush and toothpaste, and towels, then you have to pay a little. In case of toothbrush set, it is 100 yen and the towels I don't remember but it was cheap.( I prepared my own towels :) ) Not that far from Otaru station, close to sushi road and otaru canal as well. From 4pm, it is almost dark so that you can enjoy the light of canal. Unfortunately, there was no snow yet, but if you go in Dec or Jan, maybe you can see the beautiful status of canal as you expected.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Highly recommended

    The hostel is newly opened in Oct. During my stay (4days), my room was not fully occupied so it seems that not many people are aware of it yet. Staff are super nice and friendly, they could speak English as well. Bathroom and clean and beds are comfortable (but it's quite similar to tatami not sure if everyone likes it). They do provide complimentary coffee/tea/green tea in public area for self-service. Location is great and it takes about 10mins to reach famous attractions nearby, e.g. Otaru Canel, Sakaimachi, etc. It's also close to Otaru JR station. Highly recommended for everyone.

    Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2018

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