The Otaornai Backpackers’ Hostel MorinoKi

  • 4-15 Aioi Otaru Hokkaido, JAPAN 047-0028 [Google Map ]
  • Telephone: +81 (0)134-23-2175

About Hostel
  • Check-in: 3 p.m. ~ 10 p.m.
    • Please tell us the arrival time in advance.
    • If you will change for the check-in, please contact us.
    • Check-in after 10 pm is upon request.
  • Check-out: ~ 10 a.m.
    • Please put out your luggage from the bedroom before 10 am. (Excluding Long-term guest)
    • After Check-out, the use of the common room is upon request.
    • If you wish to extend your stay, please let us know and pay the charge before 10 am.
    • We can keep your baggage upon request. But our hostel may close between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Reception: 8 a.m. ~ 12 p.m., 3 p.m. ~ 11 p.m.
    • Please feel free to make an inquiry below if you have any questions related to Otaru, travel or hostel.
    • In case of outside of service hours, please get in touch with the staff by hostel’s telephone.
  • Break time: 12 p.m. ~ 3 p.m.
    • Our hostel may close during a break. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Curfew: 0 a.m.
    • If you come back to the hostel after the curfew, please let us know beforehand.
  • Lights out: 1 a.m.
    • The light off the common rooms.
  • Smoke Free Area in the all room.
    • No smoking is allowed inside the hostel. Please use the designated smoking areas available outside. Thanks.
  • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Wi-Fi is available in the hostel.
    • Please refrain from using telephone call in the dormitory rooms (bed rooms).
    • Internet PC for guests: 100 yen for 20 minutes (8 a.m. ~ 10 p.m.)
    • Printout: 10 Yen/Sheet (A4)
  • Individual Locker
    • There are free lockers in bedrooms.
  • Dog & Cat
      • Our dog (hug) and cat (momo) are in the hostel with us. They are cute and friendly.
      • When entering and leaving the hostel, the dog often barks for welcome to you, but as soon she will calm down. She never gets bitten. Don’t fear, because she likes you.
      • If you are allergic to animals or dislike dogs and cats, please be forewarned.
      • Don’t feed dog and cat. Please do not play too much with them. (Especially after 10 p.m.)

    • Dormitory Rooms
      • Dormitory (Shared room) style with bunk beds.
      • All room are equipped with a space heater. (No air conditioner)
      • Above 12 years old use.
      • Female Dormitory Room (Ladies Only)
        3 bunk beds (Max. 6 people)
      • Mixed Dormitory Room (Men and Women)
        Mix A: 2 bunk beds (Max. 4 people)
        Mix B: 2 bunk beds (Max. 4 people)
    • Twin Room
      • Private Room
      • 1 bunk bed [Small double + Single]
      • Max. 2 people (available with young child)
      • Oil Heater equipped. (No air conditioner)
      • The room key deposit system (500 yen, repayment in check-out )
      • Young children and baby are available. (Restriction depending on reservation plan)
      • Temporary closure from March 2019.
  • Room Arranged for Group
    • This arranged private room for a small group or a family uses Mixed dormitory room (B).
    • Max. 5 people (2 bunk beds with extra bed)
    • This room and Mixed dormitory room (A) is partitioned off by door and curtains. No room key. We don’t have a perfect private room like a hotel.
    • Petroleum Fan Heater equipped. (No air conditioner)
    • You might feel chilly in this room during winter because it is a very old house.
    • Young children and baby are available. (Restriction depending on reservation plan)
    • Temporary closure from March 2019.

  • Note for the Bedroom.
      1. Bedding, linen and towel included.
      2. Each bed with light and power plug.
      3. Free lockers are in every bedroom.
      4. No amenities for guests such as nightwear, bath-towel, conditioner or toothbrush.
      5. Private showers, toilets, TV sets and refrigerators are not provided in the bed rooms.
      6. Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted in the bed rooms. Please mind your manners and stay calmly.
      7. All room are equipped with a space heater. (No air conditioner) No heating charge. But it might be a little cold here in winter because it is an old house. If you feel chilly, you can use extra blanket and Hot-water bottle.
      8. Basically No key for the guests rooms. Please manage your luggage by own responsibility. Please use the locker as much as you’d like.
      9. When the hostel equipment is damaged or bedding is gotten dirty, please tell us quickly.
    1. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause you, but we ask for your kind cooperation.

Facility & Amenities
    • Car Parking
      • Free car parking. Up to 2 cars. Reservation-Only.
      • We might keep your car key.
      • The pay parking lots are about a 5-minute walk from the hostel. Or On-the-street parking in front of hostel is a possibility in summer time.
      • No parking facilities for motorcycle available.
      • No bicycle parking facilities available, but parking is possible on space at the entrance.
    • Lounge, Common Area
        • Japanese-style Lounge Room

          In the summer there is a feeling of opening, in the winter there is a feeling of cozy with Kotatsu. There are many Books and Magazines, Comics, DVDs, Games and Card Games.
          Eating or Drinking in this room is allowed. Lights‐out at 1 a.m.
        • Dining Lounge Room

          This room next to the kitchen. There is a reception desk, an internet PC for guest, drink corner and, snack box.
          Host cat (Momo) mostly stay in this room.
          Eating or Drinking in this room is allowed. Lights‐out at 1 a.m.
        • Garden & Wood Deck Terrace

          There are Japan style garden with a pond and wood deck terrace with a hammock. In the summertime you can stay under the sun with good view.
          Please Keep quiet at night.
          Eating or Drinking, smoking is allowed. Lights‐out at 10 p.m. Closure during the winter.
      • Self-Catering Kitchen

        We have communal cooking facility for guest . (7 a .m. to 10 p.m.)
        Refrigerator, Gas range, Microwave oven, Toaster, Rice cooker, other cookwares and seasonings.
        Sometimes rice, pasta, instant noodles, egg etc might be sold at low price.

        • about Eat & Drink
          There are basically neither breakfast nor supper. (European Plan Only)
          There are a lot of restaurants, Sushi restaurants, pubs, etc. near here. The convenience store and the supermarket are also nearby.
        • Donations Drink Counter
          Tea Donations to “For The Next Traveler”. There are coffee, tea, Japanese tea, and etc.
        • Beer and Soft-drink
          Otaru Beer and Soft-drink are available for sale.
    • Shower & Bath
      • There are one private shower room and one private Japanese Style Bath.
      • Shower room: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m to 12 a.m. (Bathtub: 7 p.m. – 23 p.m.)
      • Please keep good manners in the common space.
      • Towels, Soap, Body Soap, Two-in-One Shampoo and Blow Dryer are available.
      • Bath Towel, Shaving, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Colm are not available.
      • Washbasin: 2
      • Toilet: 3 (Toilet seat with Bidet functions)
    • Laundry
      • We have a Washing machine and Drier machine: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • each 200 yen/time: including detergent
      • Please ask us before using laundry.
        • Laundry Service
          Using Washing net for washing and drying: 300 yen / 1 net
          Send out the laundry until 10 o’clock in the morning. After washing and drying.
          (Depending on the laundry, it may not dry completely)
          Your laundry will be returned you after 3 pm.
          Please feel free to ask about any unclear points.
    • Gum Boots for Rent
      • We have some rental long boots rental for snow in winter. They are Otaru maker’s boots.
      • 200 yen / day (300 yen / 2days)
    • Parcel Delivery Service
      • Domestic only. Cash on delivery only. For more details, please ask to hostel staff.
  • MorinoKi Shop “pooh”
    • There is sundries counter in the hostel. (MorinoKi Original T-shirt and goods, Post cards, pottery goods, accessories, CDs, and books etc.)
    • Book exchange for travellers.
  • Travel Information Rack
    • There are Otaru sightseeing maps, leaflets of MorinoKi recommend shops and restaurants, sightseeing pamphlet, free papers and leaflets of guest houses in Japan. Feel free to take one.