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Otaru YaDo - Hostel

Star Rating
1.5 out of 5



4.6 / 5Wonderful
42 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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  • Quadruple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Other - Non-Smoking

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  • Standard Double - Non-Smoking

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  • Quadruple Room, Women only

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room (for 6 Guests)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • Room, Women only (for 6 Guests)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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About this area


Otaru YaDo - Hostel is located in Otaru. Otaru Kihinkan and Otaru Aquarium are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Sakaimachi Street and Rinyu Morning Market. Yamamoto Sightseeing Orchard and Tonden Farm are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

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

Getting around

  • Sapporo Inaho Station - 20 min drive
  • Sapporo (OKD-Okadama) - 33 min drive

About this property

Otaru YaDo - Hostel

This hostel features a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. All 39 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access.



Check-in between 4 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
This property does not provide towels. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed
Property Registry Number – 北海道保環指令第40

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc.). Additionally, accommodation proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Property is also known as

  • Otaru YaDo - Hostel Otaru
  • Otaru YaDo - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Otaru YaDo - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Otaru

Property amenities


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


  • Elevator/lift

Guest Services

  • Front desk
  • Laundry service

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Hair dryer (on request)


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

5/5 Excellent

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

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

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

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

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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