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Owashi Lodge
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“WORST Place I have ever stayed!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2011

Room was dirty - rubbish under the bed, no sheets on the top bunk, very dirty walls and carpet. Bathroom facilities were clean, but urinals in the womens washrooms. porn playing on internet at night time. whole hostel had an 'institution' feel to it, long dark lino corridorrs. Very noisy at night time, hardly slept a wink. What they DON'T tell you on the website, is that this is STAFF accomodation for workers on the mountain. So dont expect to meet other travellers, or come accross a good friendly travelling vibe hostel, it is far from that. Best thing about this place, was that they gave us a refund after we cancelled our booking after staying only one night!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2011

Before as well as after arrival, the service provided by Owashi Lodge owner Martin and his personnel was exceptional. All e-mail communication was always responded to quickly and correctly, the room was already accessible when we arrived around noon, transfer to the Hirafu Welcome Center (although only 400m further uphill) was suggested and provided for free, the room was spacious enough and had a well working private heater and comfy bed, wifi was provided for free as well as free access to the internet through 2 terminals in the lobby. There is also a ski equipment drying room, huge industrial kitchen and spacious basement entertainment room provided to the guests. Since everything was handled so correctly and with a smile, you can't get a bad word out of me concerning the Owashi Lodge. Even the location is one of the best in Hirafu Village (unless you plan on shelling out a lot more money to the Niseko Alpen Hotel).

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Belgiangl0betr0tter
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Additional Information about Owashi Lodge

Property: Owashi Lodge
Address: 188-7 Yamada, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 61 Speciality lodging in Kutchan-cho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Owashi Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A mere two minute walk from the main quad lift, Owashi Lodge is a backpacker's hostel designed to cater for the modern independent skier and boarder. A combination of small private rooms and great communal spaces gives guests the option to relax in quiet comfort or party with fellow snow enthusiasts.Owashi Lodge is more than just great rooms at great prices. We can help you with many of the other mountain services you might need: ski equipment hire at discounted rates, all resort lift passes and loads of information about the many other activities available in Niseko.Free WiFi internet access & 2 shared public computers with internet accessBarPool tableDarts x 2Table tennisVending machineCoin operated washing machine and dryer with washing powder availableCommercial grade guest kitchenFood store roomTV / DVD roomLinen, doona & pillow providedSki, snowboard storage & drying roomWax table and wax Iron is available at drying room Hair-dryer is available at receptionDaytime reception desk with night wardenRooms cleaned with linen change after 7 nightsDaily cleaning of common areas / bathroomsWeekly event (Onsen, Poker, Dinner, Pool competition etc.) ... more   less 
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