Mt Hakuba Backpackers is the best located backpackers in Hakuba. From our hostel there are free (or super cheap) shuttle buses to and from ALL the major ski areas. Check out the shuttle bus timetables. We arecentrally located in the Echoland region of Hakuba, a one minute walk from the closest convenience store, a couple of minutes walk will take you to numerous bars and restaurants, and 5 minutes walk will find you at the closest onsen (hot spring).
In addition to our great location, the hostel is equipped with an inhouse bar & restaurant, guest laundry, guest kitchen, free wifi and a free book exchange. The bar has a daily happy hour and cheap but filling meals at the hostel restaurant. We are a licensed premises so there is NO BYO alcohol. Oh, and did we mention our ski/snowboard rental shop?
Mt Hakuba Backpackers - for good times on a budget