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Alpine Backpackers
Ranked #13 of 19 Speciality lodging in Furano
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stayed in this accommodation in July with my sister. We got upgraded to 2 bunk-beds room for our stay. The location is quite good, in the middle of 2 bus stops of the Lavender-Go bus. There is a 7-11 nearby too. The room is equipped with fan so it's quite hot during the day but not problem at night. Bed is a little hard because it's just mattresses piled together. There are big and small bathrooms and they are Japanese-style, so it can be a problem if you're not used to it. The lounge and kitchen are comfortable. Worth the price we paid.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Alpine Backpackers has pretty well everything a traveller needs - a warm welcome, comfortable beds, good lounge, well equipped kitchen, clean bathrooms, free wifi, and an excellent breakfast for a very good price (JPY 500). The location is a little way out of town, not so good - but perfectly OK in the summer season, probably better in the winter as its close to the ski slopes.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

The place was very lovely and I would have given it a higher score if not for the fact that it is quite difficult to access without a car. I would recommend this budget accommodation to those who are driving - it is nice, lovely and quiet to get a good sleep at night. However, for those without a car, do note that whilst there is a bus that takes u to town, it comes only every hour, or the walk to the jr furano station takes about 30 minutes.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We are total in 6 people however 6 dorm room was occupied hence we select 4 persons and 2 persons room, appreciated as they charged per head as we expect the 2 persons in one room will be higher but its not. The lodge and room is very clean and ambient is warm. We stay there when it is winter season and we feel comfortable. Guests all were nice and helpful and friendly. However, if you wish to travel around the area, i think there have punctual public transport but we drove around. Bathroom is share but its clean.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank EsmeLoo
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

we booked a whole room for five of us. both exterior and interior look good. like their restaurant most - nothing compares to a light healthy breakfast with lovely sunshine coming through the window over the terrace. travellers need to share bathroom, toilet and kitchen. the place and sink for teeth-brushing is very open - remind me the old days going camp with old schoolmates at camp site.

the common area with comfortable decor is the best place to meet new friends. at the little terrace, one can always enjoy fresh air, or sip a coffee / beer if you like.

make sure you order the dinner "Dutch Oven" provided by their restaurant. price is very reasonable and sufficient for a group of five people (i think it's on a pro-rata basis and on headcount to serve you with reasonable portion). it's actually a grilled chicken filled with lots of lovely veggies, potatoes and onion etc.

overall it's a very good experience for all of us. we really like something not that rountine, Alpine Backpacker is exactly what we want.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank YvonneCheng
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Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Alpine Backpackers for night during our time in Furano. We were going to spend additional nights but decided to look elsewhere instead. For starters, they had no double beds in the private rooms, just bunk beds. My wife and I decided that we will no longer stay in places that don't have double beds. Life is too short. Secondly, there seemed to be people moving in and out of the building at all hours of the night, slamming the door each time. Since our room was located near the door we were disturbed from our sleep all through the night. The rooms are not well sound insulated. Not a very restful sleep. The room itself was small, cramped, and stuffy but very clean. Other than that, it wasn't too bad. The hostel is well laid out with nice common areas, kitchen, onset baths, and free wifi. The location and setting are nice, a bit far from town, but still within walking distance. There is a beautiful park nearby, a great place for walking or running. Overall we had a reasonable stay here but will look for other options in the future. Recommended for the single traveler, not a good place for couples.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank DanO68
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

This hostel is a great option if you are looking for a budget bed in Furano. The location is great of you are looking to ski as it is only a 2min walk from the ski slopes. It is a little far from the town centre and station but there are buses that stop nearby. There also plenty of restaurants within a few mins walking distance. The owners speak good English and are very welcoming. The rooms are pretty basic but warm and comfortable - essential when the outside temperature is -20C! Everything is clean and well maintained.
I also ate breakfast at the hostel which was very good value for 500yen - cooked sausages/ham, toast and cereal.
Overall excellent value if your finances don't stretch to the Shin Prince Hotel!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Thank uwakai
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Address: 14-6 Kitanomine-cho, Furano 076-0034, Hokkaido
Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Furano
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Ranked #13 of 19 Speciality lodging in Furano
Price Range: £36 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alpine Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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