Emina Backpackers
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Emina Backpackers

2-15-17 , Midori, Otaru, Otaru, Japan, 047-0034
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    Emina Backpackers Reviews

    8.4
    Excellent
    /10
    (126 reviews)See what guests said
    8.8
    Excellent

    "Great place to stay in Otaru."

    Jessica

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    January 4, 2017

    9.4
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Emina Backpackers

    Things you'll love

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Laundry service

    Very good
    Location
    7.1
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    Very good location - 1.2 kilometers from city center
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Sankaku Market1.6 km
  • Otaru Museum| Bank of Japan1.6 km
  • Otaru Orgel Museum1.73 km
  • Otaru Canal1.89 km
  • Unga Plaza1.96 km
  • Ishihara Yujiro Memorial2.88 km
  • Mount Kenashi Lookout3.94 km
  • Otaru Kihinkan5.41 km
  • Otaru Aquarium6.07 km
  • Value for money9.0
    Location rating7.1
    Nearest airportOkadama Airport (OKD)
    Distance to airport33.1 km

    Rooms available at Emina Backpackers

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Male Dormitory
    Male Dormitory
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory for Men Only
    Dormitory for Men Only
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    • Non-smoking
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    Dormitory for Women Only
    Dormitory for Women Only
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    • Non-smoking
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    Western-style Room
    Western-style Room
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    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about Emina Backpackers

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Clean and comfortable."

      wanyoun

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      August 30, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The owner was lovely and went out of her way to help and accommodate all guests."

      James

      |

      October 31, 2016

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "The family were lovely and the room very comfortable!"

      Jessica

      |

      January 4, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Near the convince store, love it just like home."

    wanyoun

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    August 30, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Lady owner very friendly and helpful and have two cute child..."

    kong

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    February 23, 2016

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    Reviews of Emina Backpackers from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (126)Booking.com Reviews (83)
    8.4
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    10
    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.5
    Location7.1
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service9.4
    Value for money9.0
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Poi from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

    Great stay in Emina Backpackers!”

    Very friendly host. Japanese style house for a great experience. Cozy environment.

    The host, Motoko san is a very nice lady. Friendly and well communicate in English. She always invite me to sightseeing and have meal together. These let me felt welcome and warm during my stay here. It was like visiting friend or relative rather than an ordinary sightseeing trip. I will stay here for my next visit to Otaru.

    Reviewed January 13, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Edward from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

    great hostel to stay at.”

    cheap, cosy, great service.

    the owner is a very helpful and nice lady who can converse in english, which is of a lot of help to people unable to speak much japanese. the facilities here are also pretty modern. overall, it is well worth the price you would be paying.

    Reviewed January 10, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Li from China
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Though it's quite far from the Otaru JR station, it's a cozy place to stay! ”

    The host is very friendly! There are 7-11 and supermarket locating near the house. It's convenient to buy stuffs. You can take bus number 9 or 4 from the Otaru bus terminal to reach the house. It took 220 Yen.

    Reviewed January 06, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    kong from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Accommodation at Emina Backpacker”

    Lady owner very friendly and helpful and have two cute children. Very near to mt. Tenguyama (walking ard 20mins)and Otaru park. Taxi from Emina to Otaru station cost ard ¥600. These place is covered with snow everywhere. Very beautiful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed February 23, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alison from Canada
    Couple
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Friendly, clean, and close to everything.”

    We had a great stay here. It is very easy to find and is within easy walking distance from the main JR train station in Otaru (20 min or less walk) or bus/cab ride. Very friendly and helpful staff and clean accommodations. I would go back and recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed January 29, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Tsae from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in November 2014

    Value for money and friendly host”

    The house look old from outside but inside was very modern. Free WIFI was provided in the public area and in the room.

    The host was very pleasant and spoke very well English. She cooked for me during my stay at her house. Frankly speaking, the location was not near to the attactions like Otaru Canal. It needs to take about 20-30 minutes walk. However, you can take bus in front of the 7-Eleven convenient store where just next to Emina Backpackers. Basically, it is super convenient. I really strongly recommend this place for stay. Will visit again!

    Reviewed December 06, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Benya from Thailand
    Group
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013

    Best for backpackers”

    Friendly atmosphere

    very convenient and very friendly atmosphere. not to difficult to get to from the otaru jr station. you can either take a bus or a taxi. the rooms and the bathroom are clean. there is a 7-11 nearby. a bus to the town center and shopping streets take only 15 minutes.

    Reviewed February 23, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Y from United States
    Solo traveler
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

    Great place in a great town.”

    The owner was so nice and helpful.

    The owner is fantastic. She let me and my friend check in at like 8 in the morning which is unusual for the hostels I've stayed at in Japan. She even gave us towels to use when we realized we didn't have ours. The room was just bunk beds but you had access to wifi, showers, bathrooms, fridges, and all the things you would need. Not the pent house suite or anything, but a nice place to stay.

    Reviewed August 07, 2012
    9.2
    Exceptional
    wanyoun from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Far from JR Station, however is comfortable”

    Near the convince store, love it just like home. Clean and comfortable. Lady boss is friendly and able to speak good english.

    Reviewed August 30, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    LI from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Comfort Stay”

    Easy access by bus. Agoda Street View in booking confirmation enable us to locate this homestay when taking bus to this property. Bus stop exactly in front of 7/11 convenient store.

    Reviewed November 16, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    YOKE from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Very nice experience to enjoy traditional local Japanese style environment and hospitality. ”

    Although a short distance (1.xx KM) from Otaru Station, still on the main road and easy to identify. Lee

    Reviewed October 26, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Geok from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Good”

    Good

    Reviewed April 04, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    karic from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Slight far, but a very cute place”

    Refreshing, Local style, Nice owner
    Reviewed April 27, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Chukiat from Thailand
    Group
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Great Family”

    Family, Friendly, Experience
    Reviewed December 18, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hai
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Nice host and nice experience”

    Motoko is a nice mommy speaking fluent English! Her daughter is in the similar age as my girls, so they play together very well.

    Reviewed August 29, 2018
    7.7
    Very good
    Leonard from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    Friendly. Good English. Wear earplugs.”

    1. Friendly and accomodating staff. 2. She spoke good Englsh. 3. It came through and did the job when I had trouble booking anyplace in Sapporo.

    The owner was helpful and friendly and although the place was small, it is what I expected from a backpackers hotel. It was a basic place to stay. It was about a 7-10 minute taxi from Otaru main trainstation basically straigh down one road.

    Reviewed September 04, 2013
    6.0
    ng from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Clean, friendly ”

    Wooden house, very cool in Autumn

    Reviewed October 25, 2016
    6.7
    Good
    Kyoungmin from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    family house guesthouse”

    15 minute's walk to JR station, cozy room, kind staff
    Reviewed August 30, 2014
    6.3
    Good
    Areechon from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Male Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Budget stay in Otaru”

    Cost, staff friendliness, near 7-Eleven
    Reviewed February 17, 2014
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Youngjoo from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Good :)”

    It is very good to feel the local culture. But There is so far from tourist attraction. But it doesn't matter if you have a car.

    Reviewed July 31, 2017
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    • Very good location
    • Sankaku Market
    • Otaru Train Station is within 1.44 km