Hakuba Cortina Backpackers

Hakuba Cortina Backpackers is designed with the budget traveller in mind; those who are just in it for the ski in/ ski out Japanese powder snow on a small budget. Both the dormitory style private twins and double rooms featured basic Japanese shared bathrooms and toilet facilities. The rooms at Hakuba Cortina Backpackers all provide bed linen, a  clothes rack and heating. There is a communal kitchen available to cook your meals and a dining area adjacent to the kitchen.

With Hakuba Cortina Backpackers located only a 2 minute walk to the local Satomi Bus stop, there is easy access to the local villages including Tsugaike Kogen, Iwatake and Hakuba. Norikura is traditionally Japanese without the tourist influx and reflects the culture with customary onsen and peaceful village life. The location is perfect as it provides ski in and ski out accommodation, without the need to take a 20 minute bus ride from Hakuba when the Japanese POW is on! For the experienced skiers and snowboarders, you can get the first tracks without getting up early as it is only a short walk, ski or board to the lift. For those who are first time snow folks, you can hit the beginner slopes early and then indulge in an onsen followed by a traditional Japanese meal. Kick back and reflect on the day at Endless Bar and Restaurant situated on the ground floor of Hakuba Cortina Lodge, a 2 minute downhill stroll from your accommodation.



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PRICE | ¥5,000 (AUD $50) per person per night; Shared dormitory room; shared bathroom and toilet facilities; linen provided

PRICE | ¥14,000 (AUD $140) per room per night; BUDGET DOUBLE/TWIN ROOM; shared bathroom and toilet facilities; linen provided




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Our location


12856-133 Chikuni-otsu Oaza, Chikuniotsu,
Otari-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano-ken, 399-9422, JAPAN






I loved staying here. 100 metres to the ski slopes. Best powder again and again. Met so many new friends and just had a blast. Great big kitchen and a lot of space to chill out. The owners and staff were always ready to help with anything. Best ski holiday ever because of this place.

Stayed in February 2019


“The hostel was good, staff were friendly and it’s close to the lifts. Good place to stay on a budget”

The Japanese guy behind the desk was super helpful, went out of his way to accommodate us. Location is perfect for cortina and norikura resorts, also very close to bus stop. Place was by far the cheapest accomm and absolutely value for money.

Stayed in February 2019




Great location, value and even better people make this lodge the best in the area.

Takeshi is a legend!

Stayed in February 2018


“great backpacker place with friendly staff”

The owner and staff were so very nice! We had a memorable stay here, and would definitely come back another time!

Check-in, checkout and breakfast time were very flexible, and there were never any problems. Can highly recommend!

Stayed in March 2017



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