A group of 5 of us spent a week at the Lab early March14. We booked a liquid tours package and had a transfer from Narita airport which dropped us directly at the Lab. There were 6 bunk beds in our dorm and there was enough space to place our luggage around without falling over it. Our dorm had a window with a view of the mountains. Beds were comfortable and heating was good. The (male) showers are on the lower level and 5 across. One one of our days all the shower curtains had been taken down, presumably for cleaning, which meant zero privacy when showering. Contrary to a couple of previous reviews we had hot water the entire stay. Breakfast, which commences at 7am, consisted of a couple of rashes of bacon, eggs of different variety, cornflakes, toast, coffee and juice. The common lounge area is a great area to rest your tired legs after a day on the snow. There is a bar and happy hour. The staff, in particular Elanor, were very helpful in providing info about where to get busses from to which resort. They also assisted with restaurant recommendations. The closest mountain from the Lab is Happo One which is about a 15min walk in ski gear. Its about a 10min walk to Hakuba town or the same to Echoland where there are plenty of places to eat. Theres also a great Onsen (Japanese hot spring) about 5 mins away. Wifi is also available but signal was not great from our dorm but worked well in lounge area.If your looking for a budget stay on the snow in a comfortable setting then you'll enjoy the Lab.
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