This was one of my favourite hostel in my trip because of its friendly staff and delicious food. English is not a problem in this hostel. My favourite part of this stay was that I had my own room which is in the building across the street from the hostel. Bad part was that there wasnt a lift so we had to carry our big and heavy luggage down when we checked out. It was a work out. Other than that, the stay was great. Room was compact but we had the privacy of our own room.
Awesome place to stay! Perfect location, close to the fish market, stream, tv tower, odori park etc. Couldn't ask for better!
Bunk room was awesome! Bed platforms were extra wide, so lots of space to move around! The S taff were so friendly. I'd definitely stay again!
We chose this lodge because it was also recommended in the Lonely Planet. From the pictures it looked nice and the price was OK for Sapporo. The reception area is so cozy and comfortable with all the wood and a fire crackling in the fireplace nearby. There is a bar right there and you can sit down, unwind and meet other travellers while you sip your Sapporo Classic. For all other needs there is a supermarket right next door which is open 24h and has an ATM. If you rent a car you can make use of one of the many public parking lots right in front of the hostel (payment required). The staff is friendly and tries to help although is not always entirely able to help, especially when it comes down to dining recommendations others than Sushi or Ramen. For the record: there is an excellent Mexican restaurant in walking distance: Viva la vida - if you need some western style food for a change. The owner Hayato creates fresh and healthy food (awesome Guacamole!).
When we booked we thought we would stay in a room that has similar flair than the reception area, I mean lots of wood and mountain lodge style. But instead we were directed to the building next door which is a basic, uninspiring japanese condo building with a few floors and small rooms without color or beauty. The price was OK but still a little bit of disappointment still lingers.
Stayed here my first time in Sapporo, and it was a great choice. Plenty of room in the dorm bed area for luggage and sleeping, comfortable bedding, and all common areas and showers were very clean. Plus the staff gave some good recommendations. Bar area on first floor is a nice place as well. Would happily stay here again.
The whole hostel is all wooden-decorated which gives you a nice, warm feeling upon entrance - especially in the cold winterly weather of Sapporo. Beds and rooms are adequately spacious, clean and tidy. All places in the hostel is kept in a neat and clean manner, so do not worry about any problems that wooden decoration may bring to your mind. The staff members are also good enough in English that they could answer any questions that a random tourist, like me, would come up, and are warm enough to ensure a nice stay experience. The shower room is also surprisingly clean. The only drawback is that if you sleep really early (e.g. before 2300 every day) you may need earplugs to guarantee a sound sleep since there is a bar area on the ground floor (1/F), but it never matters much for a late-sleeper like me. After all it is a nice and way above-standard stay.