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“Great budget accommodation” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pension Berg
Ranked #7 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Kutchan-cho
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great budget accommodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2011

Not a bad little place to stay on a budget. Location was great for ski in/out and easy walking distance to restaurants and the nearest convenience stores. We had a small western style twin room which had a small tv (all channels were Japanese). Walls were rather thin as we could hear our neighbours chatting in the rooms next door. Beds were firm/hard but I think this is typical of Japanese hotels. Bathrooms were shared (Japanese style with no cubicles) and adds to the Japanese experience! We requested the Japanese breakfast, so we had Japanese breakfast (rice, grilled fish, miso soup, side vegie dishes) on alternating days and Western breakfast (small bowl of cornflakes, small side of fruit, 1 egg, 1 rasher of bacon, side of pasta salad, side of green salad, 1 piece of white toast) every other day. Western breakfast was ordinary and we always looked forward to Japanese breakfast. Most of our fellow guests were Westerners from Australia and had Western breakfast every morning. Staff were very friendly. Coin Laundry and vending drink machines within the complex were handy. Hot water was also available for hot tea and cup noodles.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2011

This was the third pension we stayed at in Niseko Hirafu. By far the best location, centrally located to the main streets. 5 minute walk from the chairlifts. Our Japanese style triple room was very spacious and the beds were very soft and comfortable. Like most pensions, the showers are shared so be wary of this,

Breakfast was average compared to the other places we stayed at. But the price for the location and spaciousness should make this one of your top choices if you are looking for a budget Pension in Hirafu. Super Mt Yotei view from room 315.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank jazzyness
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2008

Fantastic place to stay. Great value for money as well. Very friendly staff who are wiling to help you out at almost any hour.

For a little extra room, ask for a japanese style room, because they seem to be bigger in size. theres no difference between the beds found in a western room, as they are just a mattress on the floor as opposed to the westerns mattress with frame.

Shared bathrooms can be a problem for the shy, but some of the rooms come with private bathroom. If you're not bothered by sharing a bathroom with people of the same sex, then their communal bathroom is fantastic with its own boiling hot onsen that relieves the aches incurred on the slopes.

Breakfast is probably the low light of the stay- Western breakfasts comprise of a few odds and ends not usually found in a western breakfast, ie: canned corn and french fries. japanese Breakfast is also available, but not desirable to all tastes.

All in All, Pension Berg is an amazing place to stay with very friendly staff, all the amenities you could want and within a very short walk to the ski lifts! Highly recommend it.

  • Liked — location and the warm friendly atmosphere
  • Disliked — the western breakfast
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Deshepps
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Property: Pension Berg
Address: 191 Yamada, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081 , Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
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Ranked #7 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Kutchan-cho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pension Berg 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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