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Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi

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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi

Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi

1.0 star property
Adults-only hostel in city centre in Otaru

9.4/10 Exceptional

78 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
4-15 Aioi-cyo Otaru-shi, Town Center, Otaru, Hokkaido, 047-0028

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Otaru
  • Kokusai Ski Resort - 29 min drive
  • Kiroro Resort - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Sapporo (OKD-Okadama) - 45 min drive
  • New Chitose Airport (CTS) - 67 min drive
  • Teine Station - 21 min drive
  • Inazumi-koen Station - 23 min drive
  • Hassamu Station - 25 min drive


  • New Naruto - 3 min walk
  • MONIKA - 4 min walk
  • Mikawaya - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Chobicha - 4 min walk
  • Dock of the Bay - 4 min walk

About this property

Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi

When visiting Otaru, Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi is a great choice to consider. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say good things about the sightseeing.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 2 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Early check-in is not available. Luggage storage is not available before 3 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1936
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Slippers

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Rice cooker
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of JPY 1000
  • Bed sheets are available for an extra charge (or guests may bring their own)
  • Towels are available for an extra charge (or guests may bring their own)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


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.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi
Otarunai Backpackers' MorinoKi
Backpackers' MorinoKi
The Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel Morinoki Otaru Hokkaido
Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi Otaru

Frequently asked questions

Does Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi on 1 March 2023 start from NZ$81, including 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of JPY 1000. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi and nearby?
Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include New Naruto (3-min walk), MONIKA (4-min walk) and Mikawaya (4-min walk).
What's the area around Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi like?
Otarunai Backpackers' Hostel MorinoKi is in the heart of Otaru, a short 9-minute walk from Otaru Canal and 19 minutes' walk from Shin Nihonkai Ferry.







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10/10 Exceptional

Kuniyuki, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little guesthouse in Otaru. Easy 20 minute flat walk from Otaru station, or a 10 minute walk up a slight hill from Miniami Otaru. Supermarket, convenience stores, and public bathhouse all within 10 minute walk from the hostel. Staff were super friendly and welcoming. Bunk bed was comfortable and spacious. Toilet was a little small and ceiling was quite low in some places, but nothing far from the norm of a traditional Japanese household. Would definitely stay again.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A warming experience
This was one of the best places I've stayed. The people here are so nice and friendly and make you feel like you're part of their little family in the house. It almost feels like a homestay experience. One time I missed the last train so I returned the next morning and they were all worried about me. The place is very clean and has all the amenities you need. Highly recommended!
Benjamin, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A cozy place
The hostel has "character" and I really liked it. I think a cup of tea in the morning would be great.
Luz A., 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Small, cosy hostel with a cute Corgi named Hug. The staff of this hostel are lovely and the atmosphere is relaxing. Great place to stay if you want to explore Otaru
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic homely hostel in Otaru, Hokkaido
Really clean, warm, and cosy, family run hostel. Well located for sightseeing and eating in Otaru, and skiing at Tengu-yama. Home cooked breakfast optional extra. I recommend this hostel very highly and would love to stay there again!
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10/10 Exceptional

Like staying at a loving grandparents house.
There really are no words to explain my love for this place, but I will try. First of all, if you are someone that loves fancy hotel rooms and having everything pristine; this is sadly not the place for you and that really is a shame. This place feels like it inspired a Ghibli movie; not an imitation, but the source. It has been a few weeks since I left and just thinking about the place still warms my heart. There is a common area where you can sit under a kotatsu (table with a heater built into it and a blanket to trap the heat and sit under). They have games or manga you can use to pass the time, or you can simply relax and have great conversation. The floor boards squeak under your feet while walking to and from the bathroom and it really reminds me of the Nightingale floors in Japanese castles to deter ninjas stealthy entrances. The corgi and the cat are so well behaved and cute. I could go on and on about the things that I love about this place, but I am sadly running out of space with the word count. Bottom line: staying at this place is good for your soul. If you want to go somewhere that just warms you from the inside out, this is the place. I hope that at some point in my life I find my way back here again.
Kimberly, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay in a warm home with great friends
Morinoki is an amazing place. The staff is helpful, friendly, and they are carwdul to make sure your needs are met. The huse is beauitful and warm in the freezing snow of Otaru. I never felt cold or uncomfortabke once. Theee are books to read, movies to watch, and a kitxhen with everything you could think of. New guests nearly everyday made staying for a week a really fun experience!
The snow covered porch
Hug and Momo are so sweet!
Pumpkin spice cheese cake made by the staff
Arriving in the evening snow
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10/10 Exceptional

Jieun, 3-night trip
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