Hostels in Otaru, Japan

7 hostels available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Otaru

Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Most inter-town buses also stop at the JR Otaru Station. The hostel is also walking distance from most things in Otaru, including lots of great food and shopping options as well as the Otaru Canal … More
from $12.43
Party Hostel
Ironai 2-2-8 More
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
Hanzono 3-4-17 More
from $9.34
Party Hostel
"…8 days(or more) before Arrival Date: free   (2) 7 days before Arrival Date: 100% of the accommodation fee   (3) on the day or No Show: 100% of the accommodation fee 5. Age restriction: No 6. … More
from $10.89
Youth Hostel
Midori 1 Chome 21-21 More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
花園 3-1-5 More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Age Restriction: over 18years old. 7. No smoking in rooms, but smoking area is provided. 8. Pets are not allowed. 9. Breakfast: not included. - It is available with additional charge for JPY1, … More
from $16.27

Hotels in Otaru

"Otaru YaDo is a cozy hostel with only 10minutes by foot from JR Otaru station and convenience store on the 1st floor. We offer various room types, mixed/female dormitory room, private double room, … More
from $60.50
Inaho 1-8-6 More
from $317.00
"…4. Cancellation policy:   (1) 3 days(or more) before Arrival Date: free   (2) 2 days before Arrival Date: 50% of the first night   (3) on the day or No Show: 100% of the first night 5. Age … More
from $66.00
"…Free parking for 6 spaces (including 2 small spaces) on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in can be done from your smartphone with advance registration. You will be issued a PIN number … More
from $26.00

Guest Houses in Otaru

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Hostels in Otaru, Japan

7 hostels available. Prices start from $23.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Otaru (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

Otaru is an historic port city around forty kilometers northwest of Sapporo, on the Japanese Island of Hokkaido. This is a beautiful Japanese city to visit at any time of year and is worth a couple of days of exploring. The main city of Otaru is very walkable -- most attractions are within a thirty-minute walk of the JR Otaru Train Station but their are also regular buses around the town and to the outlying attractions.

One of the must-sees for visitors is the Otaru Canal, which is especially scenic at night or with the winter snow. It is flanked by old warehouses -- many of which have now been converted to shops and eateries. Sakaimachi Street is a popular tourist street with lots of food and souvenir shops. There are also many different glass and music-box shops here, for which Otaru has now become famous. Many of these shops also offer classes where you can make your own glass items and music boxes.

Many museums and historic buildings are open to the public across the town. There are also many attractions you can access via the local buses and trains including the Nikka Yoichi Whiskey Distillery, Otaru Aquarium, and Herring Mansions at Shukutsu. Mount Tenguyama Ropeway also offers skiing in the winter as does the Asarigawa Onsen Area. Shakotan Peninsula is also a great day trip from Otaru with tourist buses going in the summer. Otaru is also home to the Snow Light Festival, which is held in February. Food is also great in Otaru and is especially known for its seafood, including many sushi options.

There are a few Otaru hostels -- mostly small, homey affairs -- so during the popular times and especially during summer, it is worth booking in advance. If you want to be close to everything, then head to the Otaru hostels close to JR Minami-Otaru Station; the other options are quite a bit further out but accessible by local buses or a longer walk.

Written by local expertz for Otaru

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Otaru Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Otaru, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 7
Average dorm price $27
Cheapest hostel in Otaru Otaru Tap Room with $22.5
Party hostels in Otaru The Otarunai Backpacker's Hostel Morinoki (4 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.3

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