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Little Barrel Guest House - Hostel

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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Little Barrel Guest House - Hostel

Little Barrel Guest House - Hostel

2 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
047-0024, Hokkaido, Otaru, 3-4-17, Hanazono

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOtaru Canal13 min walk
  • Popular LocationOtaru City General Museum Ungakan19 min walk
  • Popular LocationShin Nihonkai Ferry20 min walk
  • AirportSapporo (OKD-Okadama)33 min drive

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About this area


Little Barrel Guest House - Hostel is located in Otaru. Temiya Cave and Otaru Kihinkan are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Otaru Aquarium and Otaru Music Box Museum. Niseko-Shakotan-Otarukaigan Quasi-National Park and Otaru Shukutsu Panorama Observation Deck are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Suitengu - 6 min walk
  • Otaru Music Box Museum - 7 min walk
  • Otaru Canal - 13 min walk
  • Otaru City General Museum Ungakan - 19 min walk
  • Shin Nihonkai Ferry - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Hoshimi Station - 18 min drive
  • Okadama Airport (OKD) - 33 min drive

About this property

Little Barrel Guest House - Hostel

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Otaru Canal
This smoke-free hostel features a bar/lounge, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, self parking, laundry facilities, and a garden are onsite. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and safes.
Little Barrel Guest House - Hostel offers 13 shared accommodations with safes. This Otaru hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (JPY 700 per night)

Food and drink

  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Free daily reception


  • Elevator
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


  • Garden


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 2 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 2 are welcome

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: JPY 700 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Property Registration Number 保環指令第48

We should mention

Children 2 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Little Barrel Guest House Hostel Otaru
Little Barrel Guest House Hostel
Little Barrel Guest House Otaru
Little Barrel House Otaru
Little Barrel Hostel Otaru
Little Barrel Guest House - Hostel Otaru

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 48 out of 78 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 25 out of 78 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 78 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 78 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 78 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cool building, nice interiors and rooms. Decent breakfast - toast + jam/butter, boiled eggs, bananas
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent little hostel in Otaru. It’s about a 10 minute walk from Miniami Otaru or a 20 minute walk from Otaru station. Lawson convenience store is just across the road, and a supermarket and public bathhouse are a 5 minute walk away. The compact single bed was comfortable and just like sleeping in a very large capsule.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Sparkling clean uniquely designed house, spacious and comfortable. Friendly and helpful host and staffs. Highly recommended.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019