Each ski resort has a shuttle bus leaving approximately every hour in the morning and coming back every hour in the afternoon.The shuttle buses operate between the 20th Dec and 31 March. Prior to that and during April and early May, the hostel itself will do a shuttle bus to one ski resort, rotating daily.
We also have:
Free book exchange
Free tea and coffee
Free tour information.
In-house ski and board RENTAL shop.
In-house BAR with 500 yen meals!
Discounted lift tickets to save you money
Please note we have a 7 days cancellation policy.
Mt Hakuba Backpackers is fully equipped with an inhouse bar (separated from the sleeping areas),restaurant,guest laundry,guest kitchen, and an internet cafe (with free wireless). The bar has cozy sofas, a free billiard table and 2 daily happy hours. You can buy cheap but filling meals at the bar (it is only open during the ski season).
Mt Hakuba Backpackers Hostel has a drying area for gear, and we also rent out ski/boarding equipment at cheap prices. We also sell discounted lift tickets to all of the major ski areas in Hakuba saving you time and money.
You may pay by cash or credit card but please note that payment by credit card will incur a surcharge of 4% (this is the amount our bank charges us) so if you wish to avoid this please pay by cash on arrival.
Between December and March 7th if you are arriving between 4pm and 10.30 pm you can catch the Genki Go shuttle bus from the station for 200 yen (see the map page on our website for details and ask for bus stop no. 17). If you are arriving earlier than this you might wish to get a taxi from the train station and it will cost about 1000 yen. Another option is to get a free shuttle bus to one of the ski areas directly from the station (see our website for timetables), board/ski for a few hours then catch another free shuttle bus to our hostel from the ski area when you are done. You may also wish to go directly from the ski areas to Hakuba Station on the day you leave using the shuttle buses.
If you are coming from Narita Airport or Tokyo, please have a look at our website for directions and links for the easiest way to get to Hakuba. We can organize Narita Transfers for 18,000 yen return during the ski season-please look at our website for details.
We provide a 24 hour check-in service but you need to let us know in advance if you are going to arrive outside of reception hours so we can organize your key. Our reception is open from 7.30 am till 10.30am, and between 4:00 pm and 7.30 pm