A great backpackers! Ryo is a super helpful guy and knows what's needed in a good backpackers. The location is a little bit outside the main town, but not far from the station/shuttle bus stop. Still within walking distance. The facilities are awesome - great dorms - very spacious with plenty of power sockets, each bed with a light and storage area. Also, Ryo's breakfast is really tastya and filling. I had a great stay and plan to return.
Really enjoyed my stay - staff are awesome (Hiromi, Nori, Misato); 500 Yen meals are delicious. Drying room for ski gear is a real plus. Beds are comfortable & rooms have good heaters. It's the first hostel I've stayed at in Japan that has a good lounge and bar area! Just be aware it's a bit awkward/costly getting there from Hakuba TRAIN station (shuttle buses dont run throughout the day, so taxi is only option at approx 1300-1500 Yen). Buses from Tokyo arrive close to hostel though.
It's not the greatest hostel, altough it is one of the cheapest. The facilities are not the best...1 toilet on the 3rd floor to share with about 20 people & no showers on this floor. No good common area except for the bar. Dorms are very small, but at least the beds are reasonably comfortable. Good budget accommodation in central Tokyo is rare and I will stay here again. Staff are nice and friendly.
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Although the location and staff are excellent, I won´t stay here again until it has been upgraded. The beds in the dorms are terrible....wobbly bunks and the sheets were too small (= they roll up under you once you climb onto the bed). The lack of a fan is a big point for me, given the heat in BA in summer. The staff were excellent and agree that the bunks are in need of replacement. On the plus side, the breakfast is great...maybe the best I´ve had while in Argentina!
6 bed dorms were a bit on the small side, but overall the place is good value for money.