Mt Hakuba Backpackers

3020-906 Shinden, Echoland, Hakuba Mura, Nagano (Hakuba), Japan, Distance from city centre: 0.8km

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Mt Hakuba Backpackers Hostel is the newest and best located backpackers hostel in Hakuba. From our hostel there are free shuttle buses to and from all the major Hakuba ski areas.We are centrally located in the Echoland region of Hakuba, a one minute walk from the closest convenience store, a couple of minutes walk from numerous bars and restaurants, and 5 minutes walk will from the nearest onsen (hot spring).

Check out the free stuff:

Free shuttlebus to all major ski areas.
Free book exchange
Free tea and coffee
Free tour information.

In addition to our great location, the hostel is professionally run, but with friendly staff so you will feel welcome from the minute you walk through the door. Mt Hakuba Backpackers is fully equipped with an inhouse bar (separated from the sleeping areas),restaurant,guest laundry,guest kitchen, an internet cafe (with free wireless) and a free book exchange. The bar has cozy sofas, a billiard table and a daily happy hour. You can buy cheap but filling meals at the hostel restaurant.

We take pride in keeping the hostelclean and well maintained. You will rarely have to wait for a shower, and our toilets are the high tech Japanese warmlet type, very cozy in Winter. Mt Hakuba Backpackers Hostel has a drying area for gear, and we also rent out ski/boarding equipment at cheap prices. We also sell discounted lift tickets to all of the major ski areas in Hakuba saving you time and money.

At our hostel you can also rent mountain bikes (except during the ski season). We are open every day of the year, and we encourage people to come during the non-winter months to check out the wild beauty of Hakuba. There are many hiking and mountain bike trails to explore and we can recommend some. Hakuba is also a mecca for outdoor sports such as rafting and paragliding.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Pool Table
  • Steam Room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 7 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

If you cancel your booking giving less than 7 days notice or fail to arrive, your credit card will be charged in full the outstanding balance of your room booking. In order to cancel your room booking with no penalty you need to notify us of the cancellation by 10 am Hakuba time, 7 days prior to your scheduled check in date. Any changes to your booking must be notified to and are at the discretion of Mt Hakuba Backpackers.

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Between December and March 7th if you are arriving between 4pm and 10.30 pm you can catch the Genki Go shuttle bus from the station for 200 yen (see the map page on our website for details and ask for bus stop no. 17). If you are arriving earlier than this you might wish to get a taxi from the train station and it will cost about 1000 yen. Another option is to get a free shuttle bus to one of the ski areas directly from the station (see our website for timetables), board/ski for a few hours then catch another free shuttle bus to our hostel from the ski area when you are done. You may also wish to go directly from the ski areas to Hakuba Station on the day you leave using the shuttle buses.

If you are coming from Narita Airport or Tokyo, please have a look at our website for directions and links for the easiest way to get to Hakuba. We can organize Narita Transfers for 18,000 yen return during the ski season-please look at our website for details.

We provide a 24 hour check-in service but you need to let us know in advance if you are going to arrive outside of reception hours so we can organize your key. Our reception is open from 7.30 am till 10.30am, and between 4:00 pm and 7.30 pm.Check in is from 10.00 am.

Located Near

We are centrally located in the Echoland region of Hakuba, a one minute walk from the closest convenience store, a couple of minutes walk will take you to numerous bars and restaurants, 5 minutes walk will find you at the closest onsen (hot spring), and 10 minutes walk will take you to an international ATM .

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