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Pension Grand Papa

163 Yamada | Niseko Hirafu, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location: 5 min walk from hirafu intersection (which is another 6-7 min walk to ski lifts), although on first/last day the owners will pick up/drop off from within the village. Village has free shuttle to ski lifts (nearest stop around 2min walk). Pros: Breakfast is fantastic. Owners are very nice. Generally a quiet crowd. Relatively cheap and accessible Cons: squeaky... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree with the other reviewers that the owners are extremely helpful: punctual when picking us up from the bus area, recommending a ski rental place, and getting our ski passes for us. The breakfast was also delicious every morning. However, it is definitely a place for backpackers and younger adults- there were some bugs in our room (ladybugs and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for students, young adults and backbackers. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful, shuttling us to the ski slopes and recommending a good (and cheaper) ski shop. As we arrived at 7pm in winter, the hosts even prepared some noodles for us so that we can rest immediately if we wanted to. We were lucky to be upgraded to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Enjoyed our short stay at Grandpapa. I love the cozy and quaint feel of this Pension. It is old but very clean and maintained. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We alighted on a wrong Train station instead of Kutchan we went to Hirafu, they gladly pick us up there. Upon arriving cookies and some chocolates are offered. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Only stayed one night here. The manager was friendly and had good English. The room was basic with stained carpet and the whole place looked dreary and old and a little dirty. It would be ok for a couple of nights but I think any longer and you would be ready to get out. It was full when we were... More 

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Hong Kong
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We cam back to Grandpapa again after 2013 Xmas. It was still good in value and not much changed from last yr, a new restaurant is opened opposite. The only cons would be we cannot booked the room with private toilet. Or you may care about easy to hear people stepping at the stairs as it was built with wood,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our family stayed at the Grandpapa for 6 nights, from December 20-16th, we are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children ages 10 and 6.) I have seen the Grandpapa labeled as a "Pension" and we have stayed at a few pensions in the past and I would consider the Grandpapa a pension, it is more of a... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Sharing a room with 2 friends was an experience, The room was tiny 1 shelf 3 coat hooks and 3 single beds side bye side, We lived out of our travel bags stood up right at the bottom of the beds, The bathroom & Toilets are clean, Breakfast good, Storage is another experience Skis and Snow boards are stored across... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

For the price (Japanese standards), you get a decent offering from the Grand Papa. The rooms are clean, small and cosy - heater inside. The walls between bedrooms are thin so you best hope for either quiet neighbors or bring earlpugs to sleep with. Anything other than tip-toeing around late at night can be heard by adjoining rooms. The bathroom... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fantastic pension, truly saved me from the awful hirafu backpackers. I came along desperate to stay and they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, and half the price too! Very cosy, staff are impeccable, breakfast great! The lounge has a lovely fireplace to relax in front of, freebies abound, tea and cakes, toiletries, fresh towels piled high. Highly recommended...pls... More 

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