My friend and I stayed at the Australia House for 4 nights during our trip to Hokkaido and it was really great. It's right in the middle of everything. Super close walking distance to the mountain and also to restaurants and bars as well, the bus stop is also right down the road so you don't have to carry luggage far off the bus. We had a really nice upper floor room with two single beds, the room had plenty of space and was very clean. The beds had big built in drawers under them to store all your gear and a big shelf at the head of the bed to put all your other stuff, and most importantly, they were extremely comfortable! The heat worked well in our room too, so we were nice and toasty but not too hot. We found the whole place to be well maintained and very clean, and there is even a laundry machine in the basement which is great to be able to wash all your gear.
Breakfast each morning was just downstairs and they had a bunch of cereals and toast and also offered to make us whatever eggs and bacon or potatoes we wanted, yum! Awesome to head out to the mountain fed and ready to go for the day.
The greatest part was the owners, they were super kind and accommodating during our whole stay. We had a very early train and the owner called 3 different taxi companies to find one to pick us up so early and made the reservation for us! They were also nice enough to let us make arrangements to leave our key and check out early. The only sad part was I forgot a sentimental keepsake in my room and emailed to see if they had found it. They responded right away that they had found it and were so kind enough to ship it back to me!
Overall, this is a great place to stay, I'd recommend it to my friends and we will definitely be back to stay again next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Australia House is a comfortable Bed and Breakfast style accommodation, perfect for your skiing holiday in Niseko Hirafu. We are situated at a prime location; 5 short minutes to the ski lift and in close proximity to the area’s restaurants, bars and onsens. Australia House is perfect for traveling backpackers, singles, couples, groups and anyone looking for a home away from home. We offer a fully stocked kitchen complete with teppan hot plate, complimentary breakfast, a flat screen TV with a variety of movies to choose from, as well as free WiFi and computers in the public area. Spend your ski holiday at Australia House, your new home away from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Australia House Japan/Hokkaido - Kutchan-Cho