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Dormitory L - Hostel

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Interior entrance
In-room safe, free WiFi
Room service – dining
Combined shower/bathtub, deep-soaking bathtub, rainfall showerhead

Overview of Dormitory L - Hostel

Dormitory L - Hostel

1.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOtaru Canal11 min walk
  • Popular LocationOtaru City General Museum Ungakan12 min walk
  • Popular LocationRinyu Morning Market19 min walk
  • AirportSapporo (OKD-Okadama)47 min drive

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About this area


Dormitory L - Hostel is located in Otaru. Temiya Cave and Otaru Kihinkan are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Sakaimachi Street and Rinyu Morning Market. Otaru Music Box Museum and Otaru Aquarium are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Otaru Canal - 11 min walk
  • Tomioka Catholic Church - 12 min walk
  • Otaru City General Museum Ungakan - 12 min walk
  • Otaru City Art Museum - 12 min walk
  • Rinyu Morning Market - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Inaho Station - 20 min drive
  • Sapporo (OKD-Okadama) - 47 min drive

About this property

Dormitory L - Hostel

Guestrooms with deep soaking bathtubs, near Otaru Canal
This smoke-free hostel features concierge services, laundry facilities and a TV in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include motorbike parking. All 5 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and TVs. Room service, rainfall showerheads and fans are among the other amenities available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Dormitory L - Hostel offers 5 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary slippers. Digital televisions are provided.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with toilets with an electronic bidet, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site motorcycle parking only

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Fan
  • Heating


  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • 10-inch TV
  • Digital channels


  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 4 PM - 11 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Dormitory L House Otaru
Dormitory L Otaru
Dormitory L Hostel Otaru
Dormitory L - Hostel Otaru
Dormitory L - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Dormitory L - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Otaru

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
breakfast is really delicious and in big quantity
Easy access, a few minutes walking from Otaru station, lovely older guy, cooked amazing breakfast, very good guest house, Will stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Feels like crashing at your grandfather's place
Lovely older guy owner, very sweet and welcoming, basically just renting out the rooms of his house. Cooks a huge breakfast in the morning, couldn't possibly finish all of it, so bring your appetite! Doesn't speak much English but enough to get by. Area was very cold at this time of year but there were heaters in each room and electric blankets on the beds - plus a TON of blankets, I didn't want to leave my bed.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Will stay here again!
Great! Will definitely come back here! Near to otaru station. There's a slope but it's manageable. The place is not so easy to find as there's no unit number. See my photo and look out for this lane and then go to the house with the 'L' letter. That's the place. The condition may not be as good but the place is very clean. Clean bedsheets and toilet. Service is awesome! The bath and breakfast. Wow.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
一間非常好的民宿 鄰近三角市場 民宿主人係一個很友善的老人家 而且早餐也很豐富 值得推薦
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019