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44 Asahi, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0083 Hokkaido
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#6 of 123 in Kutchan-cho
Niseko Tabi-Tsumugi Backpackers is the small backpackers hostel opened in January 2011. It is a good base for solo traveller and small group who enjoy one's own style travelling.Located behind Kutchan train station. A grocery store, restaurant district, town park, hot spring(onsen) nearby. Not touristy area. It's more local, peaceful and a great view of Mt.Yotei.Free drop off every morning to Hanazono Ski Resort in winter and to Mt.Yotei in summer.From ¥3,000/per person per night
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Simon L wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions
I stayed for 2 nights with the goal to climb Mt Yotei, the volcano which overarches the whole region with its beautiful conical shape (photo shows the view of it from the hostel) . Everything about the hostel was perfect - it was clean, and the atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. I got the free shuttle service at 6am(!) to the trailhead and in the evening the owner also took me to the local Onsen. The service was exceptional and way over the top than what you would expect from a backpacking hostel. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
Dave P 64 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
We stayed for 5 nights for snowboarding in nearby Niseko. The accomodation exceeded our expectations in every respect. We stayed in a shared room with shared kitchen facilities. The owner,Ryo, was extremely helpful and always offering to assist with any of our needs including driving us to the ski fields every day and to the train station on our departure. Ryo really made our experience oustanding and is an excellent host.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Mattias A wrote a review Jan 2020
Sapporo, Japan1 contribution
This was my third time staying here and it gets better and better each time :) This year Ryo invited different friends to the hostel which created a nice and local atmosphere. Ryo is super friendly and helped with different things
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Date of stay: December 2019
Oliver Tan wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions
I stayed solo for a few nights during the busy new years period in Ryo's place. The place is clean and well kept. Everything is designed very well. The beds are decent, and convenient shelves, power points and lockers make it comfortable and convenient. Lower bunks have curtains. But be warned - the upper bunks are kinda tall and scary if you're not up for that sort of thing. The toilets and showers are nice and clean, and conveniently laid out - with sinks, urinals, showers and toilets separated and abundant. The lounge area was a great place to talk to and exchange notes with other guests throughout the day. The kitchen is well stocked, and there are free supplies to take of. Ryo was awesome in terms of transportation and making the stay convenient. He will pick you up and drop you off at the station when you leave and enter. There is a shuttle to Hirafu every morning at 8 and 9 as well, the 8am beats the crowds and is right next to the ski rental you can drop your shoes off, beating lugging it around (be warned though - you'll need to take a bus back, which is ~400 yen). He also offers onsen tickets for 620 yen, which he will also shuttle you to and from (and the onsen is great!). The hostel is fairly conveniently located 10mins away from the JR station (if you decide to walk), and a coop supermarket which was convenient and had everything you needed. Be warned - the walk is icey (bring GOOD winter boots - but this advice is for anyone staying in Hokkaido in general!) On a final protip - bring a towel - or the rental will cost 200 yen (and is a little thin for my liking). In all, this was a fantastic stay and I am very grateful for the hospitality and the cleanliness of the place.
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Date of stay: December 2019
floiex wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China8 contributions2 helpful votes
Love this place, it was my third time back and it felt like home outside of home. It is a clean and quiet traditional Japanese house conveniently located about 10min walk from the Kutchan JR station. I have made many friends, met some like-minded individuals and had lots of scrumptious communal dinners throughout my stays. Ryo is the best host you can ask for!! Thank you as always, I will return!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
US$54 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Mishima's Shibazakura Garden (0.4 km), The Yard Niseko (0.7 km), and Asahigaoka Ski Areas (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include J's Corner Grill, Sprout, and Hana Robatayaki.
Is Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Kutchan-cho.
Are any cleaning services offered at Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.