Alpine Backpackers
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Alpine Backpackers

14-6 Kitanomine-cho, Furano 076-0034 Hokkaido
healthy breakfast  + lovely sunshine
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#1 of 2 lodges in Furano
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
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1.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Restaurant
Canoeing
Skiing
Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
Vending machine
Fishing
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room types
Family rooms

Location

14-6 Kitanomine-cho, Furano 076-0034 Hokkaido
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 67 out of 100
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Asahikawa Airport
36.7 km
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New Chitose Airport
83.4 km
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1 Attraction
within 1 kilometer
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Skiguy wrote a review Feb 2020
Newton, Massachusetts3 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 4 days as first timer. Very close to Kitanomine Gondola station, bus stop.
Hostel as kitchen facility, many people cooked their own meal. Great location for ski.
They offer many kinds of tour, friendly staff.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: few minutes to gondola station,
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hkwoody wrote a review Sept 2013
Hampshire, United Kingdom139 contributions114 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Alpine Backpackers has pretty well everything a traveller needs - a warm welcome, comfortable beds, good lounge, well equipped kitchen, clean bathrooms, free wifi, and an excellent breakfast for a very good price (JPY 500). The location is a little way out of town, not so good - but perfectly OK in the summer season, probably better in the winter as its close to the ski slopes.
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Date of stay: September 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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traveller wrote a review Mar 2010
Asia26 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would highly recommend this hotel for backpackers and the adventurous. Booking the hostel was simple enough. We called the hostel and reserved it without any difficulties. We booked a room for 4 and paid only about 2600yen per person. The room was clean, but simple, with double decker beds. There were many Japanese movies and animes for rent on the shelves as well. The innkeeper was a nice guy and recommended great places to dine (Tomisushi) and visit. My only complaint is that the hostel is a distance away from Furano station and we had to take a cab there. But other than that, it was walking distance to many adventure facilities and sunflower and lavander fields (the views were spectacular!). We paid 3000yen for this star gazing session at 7pm, during which Futoshi, our guide brought us to spot animals and look at fireflies under the starry night sky. We huddled huge Hatsume torchlights in a bus, scanning our surroundings for wild animals. Then at around 9pm, he laid out some goundsheets on the grass and brought out cookies he made for star gazing. He brought binoculars and torch lights and would shine them in the night sky, showing us the important star clusters, constellations and the north star. There were shooting stars every few minutes. I made so many wishes until I couldn't wish for anything else! It was a magical experience. Cookies and stars made an awesome combination. This was one of the most unforgettable moments in my life! I would definitely recommend this hotel for those who want to experience the most magical and wonderful side Hokkaido has to offer!

We participated in white water rafting the next day. (around 5000yen with transport provided) I don't recommend this, because it was rather slow and unexciting. It's more suitable for families with young children. But it was a rather cool experience, literally- you get to immerse yourself in water that just melted from the mountains (in Aug) which is really cold! The Gingiskan lunch after the white water rafting experience was also average. You'd get better ones in local restaurants.
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Date of stay: August 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Graham L wrote a review Oct 2018
Cooroy, Australia48 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
December through to January 2017-18. Our family of four stayed in Alpine for just over 4 weeks. It was great! Yes there's many things that could make it better but, this is a backpackers, it's Japan and if you have a high expectation you'll be disappointed, however were never disappointed. The facilities are adequate and the service is excellent and the location at Kitanomine ideal. One of the things we enjoyed the most was our fellow skiers also basing themselves here at Alpine.
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book early for ski season it gets busy at Furano
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IWanderAr0und wrote a review Oct 2016
Montreal, Canada165 contributions74 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Located at the foot of the ski hill, about 2.5 km from the train and bus station. A local bus goes all the way there (but it's not so frequent). The place probably hasn't changed much since the 80s (!): everything feels very old and used, but it has a certain charm (reminded of my school's ski trips when I was a kid). Front desk lady was nice and spoke a little English. Good wifi. Heater in the room. Neat little onsen on location (which I had all to myself since the hostel wasn't crowded)! Was upgraded to a 2-bed dorm that I had all to myself. Lack of eating options in the area in the off-season. Open shared showers (i.e. zero privacy - could be a major issue for people not comfortable being nude in front of others), and onsen is in the same room as the showers. Soundproofing not so great.
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Date of stay: October 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jennifer Muliadi wrote a review Oct 2013
Tangerang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia59 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in this accommodation in July with my sister. We got upgraded to 2 bunk-beds room for our stay. The location is quite good, in the middle of 2 bus stops of the Lavender-Go bus. There is a 7-11 nearby too. The room is equipped with fan so it's quite hot during the day but not problem at night. Bed is a little hard because it's just mattresses piled together. There are big and small bathrooms and they are Japanese-style, so it can be a problem if you're not used to it. The lounge and kitchen are comfortable. Worth the price we paid.
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Date of stay: October 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TorontoDragon wrote a review Oct 2010
Burleigh Heads, Australia61 contributions44 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a lot of fun in the town of Furano and this backpackers is great value in a superb location. After a long day of boarding though, the beds left much to be desired. If you are OK with a very thin mattress and tiny pillow you will cope. I had sore hips every morning!
I plan to look for western style beds this coming year! Loved the onsen in the hotel - not one really close to the town so that was definitely a plus!
If you are backpacking - this is a great place to be.
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Date of stay: February 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lijuan C wrote a review Feb 2016
Singapore, Singapore276 contributions128 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Near to convenience store if you need to grab food or necessities. The owner is very helpful. Room is bunk bed with a TV. Room is comfortable and warm with a portable heater. Shared toilets (along corridor) and bathroom are easily accessible.
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Date of stay: December 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Get2013 wrote a review Oct 2015
London50 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really like this place, despite being out of season having a slightly The Shinningesque feel to it, as one night there was only two of us here.
The beds are really comfy, after weeks in hostels with thin futon mattresses. Good kitchen, living room and piping hot baths. It's quite a way from the train station and though there is a bus service these are only occasional. Overall, I really like the feel of the place, and especially Furano. It's surrounded by mountains and thanks to the great help from Lucy in the tourist info centre, I had a brilliant day with a car - not extortionate - and driving round to some stunning locations. There's a road that winds itself up and down right below the mountain range via a 360 degree observatory, numerous onsens, including the magical and free Fukiage Onsen. Plus, there's a great farmers shop of local goods that make for tasty meals.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Melissa O wrote a review Oct 2015
Sydney, Australia136 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cheap accommodation, with bunk beds, shared bathroom. The place was homey, clean and comfy beds too. However it can get abit noisy when there are kids around, as rooms are not soundproof. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They helped us to file a complaint when a cab driver cheated our money. (It was not successful in retrieving back the money as the cab driver had gone on leave the next day)
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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josephine522 asked a question Apr 2017
Hong Kong, China
hello! There is a car park near here? thanks.
Answer from Alpine V
Furano, Japan
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we have car parking in front of our backpackers. Have a nice trip to Furano!
Skiguy wrote a tip Feb 2020
Newton, Massachusetts3 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"few minutes to gondola station,"
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Graham L wrote a tip Oct 2018
Cooroy, Australia48 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early for ski season it gets busy at Furano"
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Kusano M wrote a tip Aug 2015
Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not choose"
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EsmeLoo wrote a tip Feb 2013
Kuala Lumpur11 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Skiers and backpackers"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alpine Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Alpine Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Sportpia Furano (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alpine Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at Alpine Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Alpine Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alpine Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Furano Delice Honten, Bistro Le Chemin, and Cafe Bakusyu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alpine Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
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