Dormitory L - Hostel

Star Rating
1.5 out of 5
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4/5 Good
38 reviews
"Easy access, a few minutes walking from Otaru station, lovely older guy, cooke..."


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sakaimachi Street
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Tomioka Catholic Church
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Otaru City General Museum Ungakan
    12 min walk
  • Airport
    Sapporo (OKD-Okadama)
    34 min drive

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Book online or call:

65 6415 5556
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Only Men Shared Dormitory Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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About this area


Dormitory L - Hostel is located in Otaru. Otaru Canal and Tomioka Catholic Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Kiroro Resort and Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway. Otaru Aquarium and Otaru Kihinkan are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sakaimachi Street - 10 min walk
  • Otaru Canal - 11 min walk
  • Tomioka Catholic Church - 12 min walk
  • Otaru City General Museum Ungakan - 12 min walk
  • Asahi Observation Platform - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Sapporo Hoshioki Station - 31 min drive
  • Sapporo (CTS-New Chitose) - 77 min drive

About this property

Dormitory L - Hostel

Otaru hostel in Shiribeshi, near Otaru Canal
Concierge services, laundry facilities and a TV in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. All 5 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and full-sized fridges/freezers. Hobs, coffee/tea makers and safes are among the other amenities available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Dormitory L - Hostel offers 5 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.
Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath, complimentary slippers, a bidet and complimentary toiletries. This Otaru hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Microwaves and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10 AM

Family friendly

Full-sized fridge
Laundry facilities
Microwave (on request)


Water dispenser

Guest services

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

Languages spoken



Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Deep-soaking bathtub
Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)
Shared bathroom
Shower/bathtub combination

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Microwave (on request)
Shared kitchen





Check-in between 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. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

American Express

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 are 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.
  • No on-site parking is available.

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, accommodation 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 - Hostel Otaru
  • Dormitory L - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Dormitory L - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Otaru


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • 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


The reviews are correct - you'll never get hungry in this property! I spent two nights in Otaru and I was the only guest in this property. At first, I had a chance to stay in the 4-bed room (or maybe there was some misunderstanding?) and In the end I slept in the 2-bed room, which was also very nice. The weather was not very good: typhoon, heavy rain and strong wind... But thanks to that, I had more time to spend with the owner. We talked about sports and watched Volleyball Women's World Cup together. It's shame that my Japanese is poor or I'd love to discuss with him more and ask him more questions. Overall I enjoyed my stay, thanks to the owner - he really reminds me of my father. Hope "Lao Tou" stay healthy and hope those "腫れもの" are nothing bad or serious.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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