Mt Hakuba Backpackers is the best located backpackers in Hakuba. From our hostel there are free shuttle buses to and from ALL the major ski areas. Check out the shuttlebus timetables. We are centrally located inthe 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, an internet cafe (with free wireless) and a free book exchange. The bar has a daily happy hour, cozy sofas and a billiard table. You can buy 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