Downtown lodge B&B Room 1 Quad loft room
Hosted by Ashley
Ashley is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
0 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
0 baths
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The best located lodge in Hirafu, Downtown Lodge, as the name suggests, is right in the middle of Hirafu Village, yet feels like home with a relaxed peaceful atmosphere. Only 200 meters from the Ace Family Lift and 30 seconds to the convenience store, located just next to the main intersection in Hirafu, it is within walking distance to the main lifts, Welcome Centre, hot springs, and restaurants.
Rates are per-room per-night and include breakfast daily.

The space

This room sleeps up to 4 people. 3 single beds and a futon mattress up a ladder in the loft. The room does not have a bathroom but the lodge has 2 shower rooms and 4 toilets shared with 3 other rooms.

Interaction with guests

Wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread made of Hokkaido whole wheat flour. Local free-range eggs, organic tea & milk, local mountain mineral spring water, and other treats await you. Gluten-free options available with advance notice.

Please note guests have access to all the lodges facilities except for the kitchen.

All cleaning products, soaps, etc. are environmentally friendly. The lodge follows the town’s guidelines for recycling, reducing the impact on the beautiful surrounding mountains and countryside. There is no TV, so guests can chat and get to know each other in a friendly, cosy environment. Free wifi available.

All guests are given a welcome tour of the lodge upon arrival. We look forward to welcoming you to the lodge and the resort.

Other things to note

The live in lodges hosts Liz and Gori will be available to offer advice and help

Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

House Rules
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM


4 Reviews

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Jim User Profile
March 2017
Great place to stay. Liz and Gori were amazing hosts and were always very friendly and offered plenty of advice. Good location near all the quirky bars and not far from the skiing

Yen Lin User Profile
March 2017
The Downtown Lodge is a quaint and quiet little lodge nestled right behind one of the main Hirafu intersections, just a few minutes walk away from the Ace Family Lift, and down the road from the Hirafu Base. The very well-stocked Seicomart is just a 1 minute walk. Needless to say, location was fantastic. We were 4 girls with huge luggages, and Ashley very kindly arranged for a pickup from Kutchan Station, so we did not have to worry about hailing a taxi or squeezing up the bus to Hirafu. Our quad room was relatively spacious, with warm and comfortable beds that were a godsend after a day of snowboarding. There are only about 5-6 rooms at the lodge, so the shared washrooms and bathrooms were sufficient. There is a 930pm curfew for the showers, but it was not a problem for us at all! Breakfast is well stocked with apple juice and milk from hokkaido (awesome!), cereal and muesli, freshly baked bread with hokkaido butter and jam and assorted fruits. Liz and Gori are generous hosts, who even packed us some extra bread on our last day just because we said we loved it. We will most definitely return to the Downtown Lodge the next time we return to Niseko!

Brian User Profile
February 2017
Out of 3 different trips I've taken to Niseko, Downtown Lodge was hands down the best lodge I've stayed at. Staff is friendly and helpful and location is perfect. Will return!

Mikael User Profile
February 2017
The Downtown Lodge was in perfect location, and the room was clean and spacious. Still the best part about the stay was the hosts Liz and Gori who were lovely and very helpful with everything, including tips regarding best powder spots. Thank you!

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Ashley User Profile
Hi, I have been living in Hokkaido for 19 years, 11 in Niseko. The outdoors is what makes me stay here, makes a great place to bring up our young family of 3 kids. In summer it's all about golf, road/MT biking, running, swimming, hiking and skating. Then winter snowboarding, wo…
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