About this listing
Hooting Owl Lodge is Located in Niseko Village Higshiyama in the middle of the Niseko United ski area.
8 minute walk to the lifts.
Free Western style breakfast
First tracks shuttle
Bus stop 100 meters from the door
Shared dormitory style accom
Live in managers to help with all your holiday needs
Large communal lounge area
Twin rooms available on request
Guest kitchen so you can cook your own meals
Awesome social atmosphere
Hooting Owl Lodge offers a fantastic location for ski and snowboarding holidays in the Niseko United ski area. Budget accommodation only minutes from the lifts and centrally located to enjoy all what Niseko has to offer.
Hooting owl Lodge is a warm and friendly place to stay on your ski /snowboarding holiday . It is ideally situated in the middle of the Niseko United ski area in Niseko Village aka Higashayama. The area has access to Grand Hirafu, Annupuri and Hanazona via the connecting lift system as well as the well serviced bus links, which are only 50 meters from the front door
The lodge is newly refurbished and has large western style bedrooms and bathrooms, a large communal lounge area with an honesty bar for drinks and snacks. It is the place to be, to relax after a day on the mountain where you will be able to kick back and sink into the piles of cushions on the oversized lounge and socialize with other guests. The lounge area boasts great views of Mount Yotei as well as a nice out look over the silver birch forest and is a great space to socialize and meet other guest.
Included in your stay at the Hooting Owl lodge is a cooked western style breakfast every morning, and a free shuttle bus to the Niseko Village gondola. We also have free WIFI throughout the lodge and free tea and coffee all day.
The Lodge is run by a friendly team of livein staff who are here to ensure all your holiday needs are met. We can help arrange lift passes, lessons, gear hire, restaurant bookings, massages, onsen tours (natural hot springs), backcountry tours. Just about anything you may need while on holiday in Niseko.
If you are looking for a great place to have your next skiing holiday or snowboarding adventure Hooting Owl Lodge Niseko Village Japan is the place to be whether you are a solo traveller or a group . Fresh tracks and great snow, along with budget accommodation and fantastic hospitality is what you can look forward to at the Hooting Owl Lodge. Come and experience the famous deep powder snow of Niseko Japan.
Shared bathroom , communal kitchen and lounge area, shared bathrooms. We provide breakfast, you can use the kitchen to cook your own meals in the evenings. We also have a honesty bar so you can purchase drinks and snacks
Interaction with Guests
We have live in managers to help out with any queries and often we go out as a group to dinner, you can nearly always find someone to go out skiing or snowboarding with.
A quite area away from the hustle and bustle of Hirafu but easy to access there if you want to go out and party only a 10 minute bus ride away. You can ski back to the lodge on a good day. We have great views of Yoei, Mt Annupurri and the silver birch forest. There are a few restaurants in the area with great food, we recommend Freeride Restaurant and Bar for great food and Apres ski and it is only a 1 minute walk from the lodge.
We have a bus stop about 50 meters from the lodge door giving you access to all of the Niseko United ski Area buses run from 7.30 am to 1.00am. We provide a free shuttle in the morning to Niseko Village Gondola till 9.00am.
Other Things to Note
we have twin rooms, as well as share rooms, we cannot list both on here so please still inquire even if it says place is unavailable
We do not allow children under 16 to stay at the lodge
we do not have safes in the lodge
To clean up after yourself especially if you use the kitchen
throw out any unused food on your departure or put in free food box
We just ask people to respect other guest and the property
No children under 16
keep noise to a minimum from 11pm till 7.00am
Unruly behavior will not be tolerated and if needed guest will be evicted if they are threatening to other guest and staff, police maybe called if necessary.
Inform us at least 3 days prior to arrival of your arrival time and if you require a transfer from Hilton Niseko Village or Niseko Town station as we do not have 24 hour reception and need to know your arrival time so we can check you in.
super comfortable western style bedding.This is a twin room the advertised price is for our share rooms which has bunk beds, twin rooms are available at a different price
I enjoyed my stay at the Hooting Owl. I found the staff very helpful and friendly. It is a quiet area with only a few restaurants within walking distance. I found transportation in the area the most difficult part of my stay but I don't feel that is due to the Hooting Owl but rather the level of public transportation available for the area. It takes awhile to get anywhere.
Great place to spend your time off the slopes. Friendly hosts and comfy buds. Def recommend to people new to the area, as the hosts will point you towards the powder
Loved Hooting Owl Lodge! Great, warm hostel with a great mix of guests always down for a beer and a chat after a day on the slopes.
The team were super helpful during our stay and picked us up from the train station and took us to the lodge on our arrival and drove us back with all our gear on the last day too which was suuuuuper super helpful.
The lodge itself is real cute and comfy with hot tea and coffee to drink whenever, plus a great breakfast every morning. Pretty comfy beds, nice shower rooms and a washing machine also was a great plus (however there is a weird infestation of stink bugs - but just don't touch them and you're all good!). It's a little bit out of Hirafu village (where most of the action is at night) but it's only about a 15 min bus trip away (and worse case scenario a late night a taxi ride).
If you want a chilled out, fun place to stay during your time in Niseko then this is it.
Thanks for the great stay guys x
Lovely vibe at the lodge and she had an army of wonderful staff who master the tricky task of being friendly and still keep the place running in tip top order. Location works out perfectly with the shuttles only a minutes walk away. Scrumptious breakfasts too. Would definately recommend and don't think you could get better value on the mountain
Our stay at Hooting Owl Lodge with Miranda as our host was excellent. Everything was wonderful and the lodge is a great place to stay. Will definitely recommend
What a great time! Very fun crew, seconds away from the shuttle bus and minutes away from the Banzai lift. Had a very good experience.