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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   188-7 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 5 travelling together for the snowboarding. We wanted to save a little on the lodging, and found Owashi Lodge! It was perfect for us. We stayed in the mixed dorm, and somehow got the whole room to ourselves. (Of course we went off season) We stayed there for 3 nights. While we were there, we... More

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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stayed in a single bunk bed room for a week in February. While not glamorous, the room was comfortable. There was enough storage for the two of us, a heater and a small desk in addition to the bunk bed. The bathrooms were clean, though clearly well used over the years. One slight annoyance was the fact each sex... More

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Cork, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed here for almost a week in February, and was extremely happy with my stay. The staff were great, the hostel had great events on daily including weekly trips to Onsen, Kutchan, Sushi & Poker nights the list goes on. With a great location to the slopes i thoroughly enjoyed my stay

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Owashi Lodge for 10 nights during December. The staff were always very helpful and friendly. The beds were great and the rooms big for japan standards. We had a private 3 person room. All rooms have there own heaters which were fairly easy to operate though I think some English instructions in the room would be helpful.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Upon arrival we had been put into two rooms, both with double beds but my booking on Hostelworld was clearly one room two people. The staff at Owashi were very understanding and put us into one room for half the price of the original booking and said if we cancel on Hostelworld and lose our deposit not to do it..... More

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights recently. Very conveniently located, near the ski lifts, shops and eateries. Clean rooms and bathroom/toilets. Mainly caters to the younger crowd, not very suitable for families. I happened to be there when there when a snowboarding camp was being conducted. It gets pretty noisy at times and kitchen eating area can get a tad busy.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to stay. Really set up for the skiers and boarders. Very clean and well equipped with a large kitchen, plentiful bathroom amenities and an excellent drying room for your equipment. The close location to the lifts is a definite plus. Would stay again!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed at Owashi for 4 nights. The pickup from the station was super convenient and the staff were great. There is a kitchen so we were able to make all our own meals which was terrific as we found Niseko to be extremely overpriced in that respect compared to the other snow resorts. The beds were very comfortable and... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed here January 2nd - 12th 2014. Over the 10 nights we made friends with most of the staff and one of the owners. The owner was the best possible host you could ask for. He was friendly and helpful ( even taking us out on the slopes a couple of days to show us some local knowledge of... More

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20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Stayed at Owashi Lodge for 3 nights from 26th to 29th December. Staffs are helpful and friendly. Shuttle service is provided from Kutchan station to Lodge at 1,000 yen for 2 pax. Had a lift from Lodge to Hirafu Center. Location of Lodge is extremely convenient. It's located along the main streets, extremely near lifts and ski areas, near convenient... More

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Address: 188-7 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
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Hotel Class:2 star — Owashi Lodge 2*
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A mere two minute walk from the main quad lift, Owashi Lodge is a backpacker's hostel designed to cater for the modern independent skier and boarder. A combination of small private rooms and great communal spaces gives guests the option to relax in quiet comfort or party with fellow snow enthusiasts.Owashi Lodge is more than just great rooms at great prices. We can help you with many of the other mountain services you might need: ski equipment hire at discounted rates, all resort lift passes and loads of information about the many other activities available in Niseko.Free WiFi internet access & 2 shared public computers with internet accessBarPool tableDarts x 2Table tennisVending machineCoin operated washing machine and dryer with washing powder availableCommercial grade guest kitchenFood store roomTV / DVD roomLinen, doona & pillow providedSki, snowboard storage & drying roomWax table and wax Iron is available at drying room Hair-dryer is available at receptionDaytime reception desk with night wardenRooms cleaned with linen change after 7 nightsDaily cleaning of common areas / bathroomsWeekly event (Onsen, Poker, Dinner, Pool competition etc.) ... more   less 
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