Overview of Otaru YaDo - Hostel

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Blackout drapes, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, free WiFi
Fridge, microwave
Living Area

Otaru YaDo - Hostel

1.5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSakaimachi Street2 min walk
    Popular LocationOtaru City Art Museum3 min walk
    Popular LocationSuitengu11 min walk
    AirportSapporo (OKD-Okadama)44 min drive

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Double Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 97 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Room (for 6 Guests)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 172 sq ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Twin Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Quadruple Room, Women only

5/5 guest room rating
  • 151 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Bunk Beds

Room, Women only (for 6 Guests)

  • 172 sq ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Twin Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory, Women only

5/5 guest room rating
  • 32 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Quadruple Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 151 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Bunk Beds

About this area


Located in Otaru, Otaru YaDo - Hostel is in the city center and near a train station. Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway and Kokusai Ski Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Otaru Kihinkan and Otaru Aquarium. Otaru Music Box Museum and Yamamoto Sightseeing Orchard are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sakaimachi Street - 2 min walk
  • Otaru City Art Museum - 3 min walk
  • Otaru City General Museum Ungakan - 9 min walk
  • Suitengu - 11 min walk
  • Tomioka Catholic Church - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Teine Station - 21 min drive
  • AirportNew Chitose Airport (CTS) - 65 min drive


  • Niikuraya Otaru Sweets — 3 min walk
  • Uomasa — 4 min walk
  • Taki's Bar — 4 min walk
  • Yabuhan Soba — 4 min walk
  • Maruyama — 4 min walk
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About this property

Otaru YaDo - Hostel

Hostel in Otaru, walk to Otaru Canal
A microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and laundry facilities are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. All 39 rooms offer free WiFi, showers, and free toiletries.
Otaru YaDo - Hostel offers 39 accommodations with complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. This Otaru hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast available for a fee weekends 8:00 AM–10:30 AM: JPY 700 for adults and JPY 700 for children

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Elevator

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Japanese


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 1 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 1 are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for to-go breakfast: JPY 700 for adults and JPY 700 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee: 10-percent of room rate for check-in between midnight and 11:00 AM

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Property Registration Number 北海道保環指令第40

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

Otaru YaDo Hostel
Otaru YaDo
Otaru YaDo - Hostel Otaru
Otaru YaDo - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Otaru YaDo - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Otaru

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Otaru YaDo - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Otaru YaDo - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Otaru YaDo - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Otaru YaDo - Hostel?
As of Jan 28, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Otaru YaDo - Hostel on Jan 29, 2021 start from $66, 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 Otaru YaDo - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Otaru YaDo - Hostel?
Otaru YaDo - Hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Otaru YaDo - Hostel?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available from midnight– 11:00 AM for a fee of 10%.
What time is check-out at Otaru YaDo - Hostel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Otaru YaDo - Hostel located?
Located in the heart of Otaru, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sakaimachi Street and Otaru Canal. Suitengu and Otaru Music Box Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 54 out of 78 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 78 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 78 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 78 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 78 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Good choice
Very clean and comfort space with a reasonable price.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Great stay, great location, friendly staff!
We had a great stay at Otaru Yado. Easy, 5 minute walk from the Otaru JR terminal, partially under the covered street. If you’re skiing Kiroro while you’re in town, the Hokkaido Resort Liner has a stop directly across the street at a neighbouring hotel making it easy to get to the hill if you book through them! (Otherwise you can book through the Kiroro resort website and catch a bus right at the Otaru Station). Location was great, really good restaurants nearby and the canal within walking distance. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful and stored our ski bag behind reception so we had more space in our bedroom. The shared bathrooms were insanely clean! Coin laundry machines were available for use as well. Cozy common area and kitchen beside the reception. We’re not usually ones to complain about the beds, but the bed in our double private room was extremely hard. This was our only complaint for our stay. We stayed for 4 nights, and I wouldn’t let the hard beds stop you from staying here (after all, most beds we’ve stayed in in Japan seem to be pretty hard overall)!
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

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An awesome stay in Otaru.
The hostel location is near to all amenities such as restaurant, train terminal, shopping area, etc. The hostel is clean and still new and staff were very friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Actually, I was lucky. Because when I arrived there, there was the Korean agent. Unfortunately, there was no Korean menu/guide for me but he was so kind to let me know what rules should I obey. Very clean and calm at that time because when I went there, there was only me in women's dormitory. Men's area and Women's area are seperated by doorlock(women's area needs to pass through men's hall). Ahh if you expect toothbrush and toothpaste, and towels, then you have to pay a little. In case of toothbrush set, it is 100 yen and the towels I don't remember but it was cheap.( I prepared my own towels :) ) Not that far from Otaru station, close to sushi road and otaru canal as well. From 4pm, it is almost dark so that you can enjoy the light of canal. Unfortunately, there was no snow yet, but if you go in Dec or Jan, maybe you can see the beautiful status of canal as you expected.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

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Highly recommended
The hostel is newly opened in Oct. During my stay (4days), my room was not fully occupied so it seems that not many people are aware of it yet. Staff are super nice and friendly, they could speak English as well. Bathroom and clean and beds are comfortable (but it's quite similar to tatami not sure if everyone likes it). They do provide complimentary coffee/tea/green tea in public area for self-service. Location is great and it takes about 10mins to reach famous attractions nearby, e.g. Otaru Canel, Sakaimachi, etc. It's also close to Otaru JR station. Highly recommended for everyone.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2018

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