Overview of Dormitory L - Hostel

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Interior Entrance
In-room safe, free WiFi
Room Service - Dining
Combined shower/tub, deep soaking tub, rainfall showerhead

Dormitory L - Hostel

1.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Room Service

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTomioka Catholic Church12 min walk
    Popular LocationOtaru City General Museum Ungakan12 min walk
    Popular LocationOtaru City Art Museum12 min walk
    AirportSapporo (OKD-Okadama)45 min drive

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  • Basic Twin Room, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsBasic Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Basic Single Room, Non Smoking

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsBasic Single Room, Non Smoking

About this area


Dormitory L - Hostel is located in Otaru. Temiya Cave and Otaru Kihinkan are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Sakaimachi Street and Rinyu Morning Market. Otaru Music Box Museum and Otaru Aquarium are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Otaru Canal - 11 min walk
  • Tomioka Catholic Church - 12 min walk
  • Otaru City General Museum Ungakan - 12 min walk
  • Otaru City Art Museum - 12 min walk
  • Asahi Observation Platform - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Inaho Station - 20 min drive
  • AirportOkadama Airport (OKD) - 45 min drive


  • Ajidokoro Takeda — 4 min walk
  • Takinami — 4 min walk
  • Otaru Yamatoya Main — 5 min walk
  • Naruto — 5 min walk
  • Ramen Kyoya — 5 min walk

About this property

Dormitory L - Hostel

Guestrooms with deep soaking bathtubs, near Otaru Canal
This smoke-free hostel features concierge services, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include motorcycle parking. All 5 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and TVs. Room service, rainfall showerheads, and fans are among the other amenities available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Dormitory L - Hostel offers 5 accommodations with safes and slippers. Digital television is provided.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with toilets with an electronic bidet, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite motorcycle parking only

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Fan
  • Heating


  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • 10-inch TV
  • Digital channels


  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 4 PM - 11 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Dormitory L House Otaru
Dormitory L Otaru
Dormitory L Hostel Otaru
Dormitory L - Hostel Otaru
Dormitory L - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Dormitory L - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Otaru

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dormitory L - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Dormitory L - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dormitory L - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Dormitory L - Hostel?
As of Jan 17, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dormitory L - Hostel on Jan 18, 2021 start from $64, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Dormitory L - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Dormitory L - Hostel?
Motorcycle parking only.
What time is check-in at Dormitory L - Hostel?
Check-in is from 4 PM - 11 PM.
What time is check-out at Dormitory L - Hostel?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Where is Dormitory L - Hostel located?
Situated in Otaru, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Sakaimachi Street and Otaru Canal. Tomioka Catholic Church and Otaru City General Museum Ungakan are also within 15 minutes.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
breakfast is really delicious and in big quantity
Easy access, a few minutes walking from Otaru station, lovely older guy, cooked amazing breakfast, very good guest house, Will stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Feels like crashing at your grandfather's place
Lovely older guy owner, very sweet and welcoming, basically just renting out the rooms of his house. Cooks a huge breakfast in the morning, couldn't possibly finish all of it, so bring your appetite! Doesn't speak much English but enough to get by. Area was very cold at this time of year but there were heaters in each room and electric blankets on the beds - plus a TON of blankets, I didn't want to leave my bed.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Will stay here again!
Great! Will definitely come back here! Near to otaru station. There's a slope but it's manageable. The place is not so easy to find as there's no unit number. See my photo and look out for this lane and then go to the house with the 'L' letter. That's the place. The condition may not be as good but the place is very clean. Clean bedsheets and toilet. Service is awesome! The bath and breakfast. Wow.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2017

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
一間非常好的民宿 鄰近三角市場 民宿主人係一個很友善的老人家 而且早餐也很豐富 值得推薦
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The reviews are correct - you'll never get hungry in this property! I spent two nights in Otaru and I was the only guest in this property. At first, I had a chance to stay in the 4-bed room (or maybe there was some misunderstanding?) and In the end I slept in the 2-bed room, which was also very nice. The weather was not very good: typhoon, heavy rain and strong wind... But thanks to that, I had more time to spend with the owner. We talked about sports and watched Volleyball Women's World Cup together. It's shame that my Japanese is poor or I'd love to discuss with him more and ask him more questions. Overall I enjoyed my stay, thanks to the owner - he really reminds me of my father. Hope "Lao Tou" stay healthy and hope those "腫れもの" are nothing bad or serious.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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