Dormitory L - Hostel

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

Overview of Dormitory L - Hostel

Dormitory L - Hostel

1.5 star property
Convenient to Otaru Canal

9.0/10 Superb

39 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
Tomioka 2-chome 3-11, Otaru, Hokkaido, 047-0033
Main amenities
  • Room service
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Otaru Canal - 11 min walk
  • Sakaimachi Street - 1 min drive
  • Otaru Music Box Museum - 6 min drive
  • Shin Nihonkai Ferry - 9 min drive
  • Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway - 11 min drive
  • Otaru Aquarium - 12 min drive
  • Asarigawa Hot Spring - 16 min drive
  • Nikka Whiskey Distillery Yoichi - 26 min drive
  • Kokusai Ski Resort - 28 min drive
  • Snow Cruise Onze - 33 min drive
  • Kiroro Resort - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Sapporo Okadama Airport (OKD) - 47 min drive
  • Inaho Station - 20 min drive
  • Teine Station - 22 min drive
  • Inazumi-koen Station - 24 min drive

About this property

Dormitory L - Hostel

At Dormitory L - Hostel, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Otaru Canal and Otaru Aquarium. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 11 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Motorcycle parking only on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Room service
  • Water dispenser


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


  • Television in common areas

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 10-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Slippers

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies


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.

This property accepts credit cards.

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

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!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Steph, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Emma, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
CHI-YU, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The owner Mr. L is very nice and full of hospitality. Prepared a very nutritious breakfast for travelers. I do feel warm hearted by the food and smiling. Thank you so much!!
Jenny Ing qing, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

오타루역에서 도보 5분정도, 오타루 운하에서는 도보 10~15분정도 거리 약간의 언덕으로 올라가야합니다. 주인 할아버지께서 영어는 잘 못하시지만 굉장히 친절하십니다. 설명도 자세히 해주시고 배려도 해주십니다. 아침 식사시간에 사진 찍으셔서 크게 인쇄도 해주십니다. 다만 그런 배려가 불편하신 분들은 별로 입니다. 조식 식사도 정말 강추 합니다. 과일 5-6종류, 양배추 샐러드, 생선구이 한쪽, 계란말이, 돼지고기 구이 한쪽, 새우튀김 한 마리, 미소시루, 흰밥 나옵니다. 마룻바닥이라 좀 오래되어서 걸어다닐 때마다 삐걱거립니다. 한밤 중이나 새벽에 화장실 사용 시 신경쓰입니다. 화장실은 1층, 2층에 각 하나 씩 있으나 샤워장은 1층에 하나 있어서 조금 불편합니다. 호텔의 편리함과 정갈함을 원한다면 비추 할아버지의 다정한 마음과 맛난 아침을 즐기고 싶다면 강추.
1-night trip
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