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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Magic Bus Hostel Otaru

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Magic Bus Hostel Otaru is located on the Hanazono Street in Otaru, which is a favorite street for locals. Along this street, there are many sushi restaurants, izakayas, ramen shops, burgers, cafes...

There are also many Japanese-style small bar, called 'スナック', to experience the otaru daily life, Hanazono Street is definitely worth to live in! On the hillside behind us, walk for about 10 minutes, you can get to the Suiten Palace (水天宮). It is the best spot to enjoy the view of the sea view of Otaru Harbor.

It is also a popular spot for sakura viewing in May. There are also many locals coming here to pray! From the hostel, there is a Lawson and a large supermarket coop nearby.

If you want cooking in our place, it is very convenient. We like our guests have a spacious public rest area. So we careful designed public area on every floor. Especially the first floor, which the whole floor is only for you to relax!

Even the hostel can accommodate up to 41 people, we insist on providing each person with a seat of their own. We believe the most important atmosphere of the youth hostel is the public space atmosphere,.

When we were planning, we had a picture in our minds: each person sitting in a chair, reading a book , or sliding a mobile phone, or looking at a travel propaganda, with a cup of tea or coffee. one of them is pulling his chair, going to the next table and chatting with people.

We love and expect this happen from the bottom of my heart. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    17 Feb 2019
    A really nice, clean, place with a helpful and accommodating staff. It was super quiet during my stay which I don’t have a problem with. A little pricey compared to other hostels but I don’t have any other complaints!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Dec 2019
    Magic Bus Hostel is a decent place with many many well-decorated corners. Toilets and showers are abundant so you don’t have to queue up for a shower. Beds are super clean, linen sheets are nice, dorm rooms are quiet and I had the best sleep in my life on a dorm bed!
    Vietnam, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Jul 2019
    Super beautiful hostel unfortunately no air-conditioning. The lobby is really nice and has a lot of space, but can't be used after midnight. Staff will send you to your room.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    11 May 2019
    A good hostel choice if you're looking to stay overnight in Otaru. The hostel was practically empty when I was there but I actually liked having a lot of solo time. The facilities are good and I actually found the beds pretty comfortable despite being pretty thin.
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    15 Feb 2019
    Really nice hostel just had very short beds. If you’re over 5’8” it might be hard to sleep here. They also close the building at 2400 so don’t plan a night out.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Mar 2019
    The hostel was clean! At my time of stay there were almost no guests. But there is a lot of cozy commen space! Bathrooms are really nice as well! The staff was invisible, everytime I had a question I had to WhatsApp them (which i did not like). And the beds were really hard: plank, futon, you. The hardest bed which I encountered in Japan.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Feb 2019
    A decent place to stay in Otaru if you don’t want to pay hotel prices! Everything was very clean and the owner was friendly. Bedding was very comfortable and the privacy curtain allowed for a really nice sleep. Location is ok, walking from the station with luggage in the thick snow was tough, so if coming in winter would recommend a short taxi ride.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Jul 2019
    The place seemed clean, but the blankets smelled like cigarettes. The staff was available via WhatsApp but was never at reception. The place is huge and was completely empty, which is nice for privacy, but it was a little weird. The beds were rock hard, so it was hard to sleep.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    02 Aug 2019
    Gets very hot during summer and no air conditioning, limited access to fans makes it a very sweaty night.
    England, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Feb 2019
    It says private rooms but they are far from private. There are no doors to most of the rooms just short curtains to designate a “private” room. Also there are small windows that are open cut outs connecting each room to other rooms. Therefore at night when our neighbors got back late we could hear every word they said. The beds are not mattresses but instead are the cover you can put on a futon to make it more soft. So it was hard as a rock. The beds are short because they are for kids. I’m 5’3.
    Thailand, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Foosball
  • Wii