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39-1 Higashiyama, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun 048-1511 Hokkaido
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#3 of 41 Speciality lodging in Niseko-cho
Hooting Owl Lodge Niseko accomodation Japan offers outstanding service and facilities in budget Niseko Accommodation.The lodge is Located only a short walk from the closest ski lift, and with a bus stop 50 meters from the front door gives you easy access to all of the Niseko United ski area. The lodge is a Western style lodge which has a large comfortable lounge area and guest kitchen. Live in manager to help you out with any of your holiday needs and offer a personalized service so you get the most out of your ski holiday. A delicious western breakfast is served every morning off your stay to fuel you for your day on the mountain.The lodge has 6 rooms in total 4 twin rooms and 2 quad rooms all with comfortable western style beds. The lodge has 3 large western bathrooms which are shared between the 6 rooms. The Hooting Owl Lodge is a great place to stay if you are serious about your skiing and boarding and want all the comforts of home.The lodge is located in Niseko Village right in the middle of the Niseko United Ski area giving you fast access to all of the mountain. Niseko Village has some of the steepest fall lines in all of the Niseko United ski area and there is virtually no line up for lifts! We have easy access to some of the great side country and backcountry and on a good day you can ski right back to the lodge.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Shuttle bus service
Adults only
Baggage storage
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Additional bathroom
Dining area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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57Somewhat walkable
Grade: 57 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
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Gabe W wrote a review Mar 2020
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Hostel hospitality at its finest. Friendly and accommodating staff. The hooting owl is the best bet for you and your time at niseko. Friendly atmosphere of skiers and riders all on a mission for Hokkaido powder. Rides to the hill, day trips, and apres activities all happily taken care of by staff. Their unique knowledge of the area, steered by the interests of these rad individuals, makes this the only place to stay in niseko!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
kmines wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
This is a great hostel to stay at when riding Niskeo. The staff and other lodgers were super friendly. They provided breakfast and rides to the mountain in the morning. The beds were clean and comfortable. The living area can be lively at times, so best to bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Mallan Trickett wrote a review Feb 2020
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Simply put this is the best shared accommodation/lodge I have stayed at. The staff and other guests were amazing and our time there really made our trip special. It felt like I was staying at a friend's place. You don't feel like just another guest, the staff really go above and beyond what you would expect from them. The only down side was the weak WiFi signal in some areas of the lodge, it made calling home in my room difficult. But that is the only negative I have of the place, and it was only minor inconvenience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Brad wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
This proved to be a great place to stay for skiing at Niseko. It's hostel style so you need to be okay with interacting with other skiers and travelers in the common areas. I met some great people along the way so that was a plus. The folks running the day to day were excellent. Picked us up at the Hilton from our bus ride upon arrival. Drove us to the mountain each morning. Cooked breakfast in the morning very promptly. Only potential draw back is the rooms are close to the common area so folks up late may be noisy. I popped in earplugs each night and was sound asleep. Place was clean and cozy.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from lionel, Manager at Hooting Owl Lodge
Responded 30 Jan 2020
So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Hooting Owl we love hearing about people having a great time and meeting like minded people from around the globe. We have a great team and the lodge and they loved hosting you too cheers form the team and hope to see you again some day in Niseko
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Morgan H wrote a review Feb 2019
Denver, Colorado12 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great stay at the Hooting Owl Lodge for our Niseko ski trip in February. Katie & Jordan were absolutely wonderful; providing us with warm breakfasts, transpo to/from the Hilton Niseko, and information on any and everything we needed during our stay! The lodge itself was perfect; convenient location to bus stops (and also a ski-out/short walk from Niseko Village slopes), clean bathrooms and rooms, a nice common area and kitchen, ski gear storage, reliable WiFi, and most importantly (especially after freezing our tails off on the slopes) HOT water! Would love to stay here again next time we are back in Niseko.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from lionel, Owner at Hooting Owl Lodge
Responded 21 Feb 2019
HI Morgan thank you for the great review we are so glad you loved your stay, we love sharing our knowledge and this beautiful area Niseko with guest from all over the world and we hope to see you again in Niseko. Keep the stoke alive. Team Owl
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USD 54 - USD 196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunNiseko-choNiseko Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hooting Owl Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hooting Owl Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Village (1.1 km), Futago no Sakurambo Tree (1.1 km), and Soga Hokuei Stone Circle (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hooting Owl Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hooting Owl Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hooting Owl Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hooting Owl Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hooting Owl Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prativo, Takahashi Farm Milk Kobo, and Mandriano.