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Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi

Star Rating
1 out of 5



4.6 / 5Exceptional
58 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sakaimachi Street
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Otaru Music Box Museum
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Sapporo (OKD-Okadama)
    33 min drive

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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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About this area


Located in Otaru, Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi is in the city centre. Ironaifuto Park and Temiya Cave reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Otaru Kihinkan and Otaru Aquarium. Tonden Farm and Yamamoto Sightseeing Orchard are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sakaimachi Street - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Suitengu - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Otaru Music Box Museum - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Otaru City General Museum Ungakan - 15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Tomioka Catholic Church - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Sapporo Inaho Station - 20 min drive
  • Sapporo (CTS-New Chitose) - 64 min drive

About this property

Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi

Along with a microwave in a common area, this smoke-free hostel has a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers and a garden are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and portable fans. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, and other amenities include hobs and rice cookers.



Check-in between 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday-Sunday: 7 AM-10 AM
  • Monday-Sunday: 3 PM-10 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
Early check-in is not available. Luggage storage is not available before 3 PM.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

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 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.
    This property only accepts cash for all on-site payments. Air conditioning is not provided. 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

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. 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

  • Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi
  • Otarunai Backpackers' MorinoKi
  • Backpackers' MorinoKi
  • The Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel Morinoki Otaru Hokkaido
  • Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi Otaru

Property amenities


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

Guest Services

  • Laundry service
  • Daily housekeeping


  • Garden

Room amenities


  • Fan
  • Heating


  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Linens
  • Free toiletries

Food and Drink

  • Cookware
  • Stovetop
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Rice cooker


  • In-room safe


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

5/5 Excellent

Small, cosy hostel with a cute Corgi named Hug. The staff of this hostel are lovely and the atmosphere is relaxing. Great place to stay if you want to explore Otaru

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic homely hostel in Otaru, Hokkaido

Really clean, warm, and cosy, family run hostel. Well located for sightseeing and eating in Otaru, and skiing at Tengu-yama. Home cooked breakfast optional extra. I recommend this hostel very highly and would love to stay there again!

5/5 Excellent

Like staying at a loving grandparents house.

There really are no words to explain my love for this place, but I will try. First of all, if you are someone that loves fancy hotel rooms and having everything pristine; this is sadly not the place for you and that really is a shame. This place feels like it inspired a Ghibli movie; not an imitation, but the source. It has been a few weeks since I left and just thinking about the place still warms my heart. There is a common area where you can sit under a kotatsu (table with a heater built into it and a blanket to trap the heat and sit under). They have games or manga you can use to pass the time, or you can simply relax and have great conversation. The floor boards squeak under your feet while walking to and from the bathroom and it really reminds me of the Nightingale floors in Japanese castles to deter ninjas stealthy entrances. The corgi and the cat are so well behaved and cute. I could go on and on about the things that I love about this place, but I am sadly running out of space with the word count. Bottom line: staying at this place is good for your soul. If you want to go somewhere that just warms you from the inside out, this is the place. I hope that at some point in my life I find my way back here again.

Pros: Everything.

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

Stay in a warm home with great friends

Morinoki is an amazing place. The staff is helpful, friendly, and they are carwdul to make sure your needs are met. The huse is beauitful and warm in the freezing snow of Otaru. I never felt cold or uncomfortabke once. Theee are books to read, movies to watch, and a kitxhen with everything you could think of. New guests nearly everyday made staying for a week a really fun experience!

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

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