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Towadako Backpackers
Towadako Backpackers
Towadako Backpackers
Towadako Backpackers
Towadako Backpackers
Towadako Backpackers
Towadako Backpackers

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8.5

Excellent

136 reviews

136 reviews

Breakfast3
Housekeeping2
Car Park1
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Towada Visitor Center 500 m
Yuzuriha 620 m
Towada Shrine 1.0 km
Otome no Zo Statue 1.2 km
Cove of Itomuka 2.1 km
Lake Towada Observatory "Kankodai" 2.3 km
Guriland 3.3 km
Utarube Camping Ground 3.4 km
Lake Towada 6.1 km
Choshio Falls 8.2 km

Towadako Backpackers

16-201 Yasumiya, Towadakohan, Towada, Towada, Japan, 018-5501 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Towada part of Towada, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. As an added bonus, spa is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Air conditioning

Garden

Fishing

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Spa

Game room

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.5 Km
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Towadako Backpackers

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 single beds
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 single beds
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Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 single beds
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Towadako Backpackers?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Towadako Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Towadako Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Towadako Backpackers?

Towadako Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Towadako Backpackers?

Restaurants including Restaurant Yasumiya, Oirase and Towada Shokudo are popular in Towadako Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Towada.

What are popular attractions near Towadako Backpackers?

Guests at Towadako Backpackers can easily visit Towada Shrine, Otome no Zo Statue and Lake Towada Observatory "Kankodai" located in the Towada area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Towadako Backpackers?

Towadako Backpackers is located in the Towada area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Cove of Itomuka, Utarube Camping Ground and Choshio Falls.

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What people love about Towadako Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "As the title, it’s been a great great experience for me to stay in here."

    KUANGXUAN

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    September 25, 2021

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "The food they prepared for me was great."

    Sheila

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    February 17, 2020

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "Dorm room was very nice and cozy."

    Julia

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    November 7, 2018

Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
136 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.9
Location
8.4
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More about Towadako Backpackers

More about Towadako Backpackers

Towadako Backpackers

At Towadako Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Towadako Backpackers are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Towadako Backpackers begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the karaoke rooms. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Towadako Backpackers. Have fun with your fellow guests and indulge in winter's best snow activities, knowing that ski slopes can easily be accessed. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the spa, located right in the hotel. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports and motorized water sports.
Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 96% of all other options in the city.
Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 96% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to other accommodations in Towada, facilities here are rated higher than 93% of them.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

4 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Karaoke
  • Skiing
  • Spa
  • Table tennis
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alcohol
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Heating
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Location
16-201 Yasumiya, Towadakohan, Towada, Towada, Japan, 018-5501
Excellent
Location

8.4

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.5 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 13
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1970

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Towadako Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.5
/
10
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.9
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service9.0
Value for money8.8
High score for Towada
Rating
9+ Exceptional (31)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (16)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (3)
Jun - Aug (22)
Sep - Nov (40)
Dec - Feb (0)
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10.0
Exceptional
KUANGXUAN from Japan
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2021

Great family hosting experience ”

As the title, it’s been a great great experience for me to stay in here. I was just plan to stay in here for two to four days, but it turned out I have extended my stay couple times. The hostess has a great family, which is so sweet and nice, I love to chatting with them, and appreciate they had cooked such amazing dinner for me every night. Also, the great thing is I cloud use the bike very freely, so there has many things to do, and many places to explore! Highly recommend for anyone who want to reach the amazing Japanese nature here!

Reviewed September 25, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Sheila from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Staffed by very nice old people ”

This hostel is run by a nice couple. The food they prepared for me was great. I have a rental car and they have ample parking space. I stayed in a female dorm room but I ended up using the room by myself. It was cozy. :)

Reviewed February 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Jennilyn from Philippines
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Exceptional”

I love my stay here! It feels so homey. The owners speak a little English but they are very nice. They can also provide breakfast and dinner so I suggest you avail of that. The hostel's location is near the Lake Towadako JR Bus Stop so it is very convenient. The hostel can be reached either from Aomori or Hachinohe Station (~1.5 hours away). Make sure that you arrive early (before noon) because the bus timings around Towadako is limited. I arrived from Hachinohe Station and the last bus is around 2pm. I'm not sure about Aomori but you can get the bus schedule from the Tourist Information Center at Hachinohe Station.

Reviewed October 22, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Denise from United States
Couple
Triple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Return Stay”

Atmosphere, staff, and experience

This was the second time that we stayed at the Towadako Backpackers for our annual trip to Lake Towada and the Oirase Gorge. The staff and other guests are very friendly and accommodating. It is a wonderful traditional Japanese inn.

Reviewed October 14, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Wai from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Simple and comfort”

Value for money

As its name, this is a place for backpacker to stay. I think what you experienced there is more than how much you paid. Although the owner who is an old man who doesn't speak English, he is sincere and cute! I went dinner at a place recommended by him. That restaurant run by family and quite home-liked. However, the house is a bit old and no private toilet and bathroom. I am hoping to go Towada again in Autumn time, I will definitely stay there again instead of usual hotel/onsen.

Reviewed June 17, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Timo from Finland
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Unbelievable value for money”

-extremely friendly and helpful staff -free breakfast (Western style: toast, eggs, cereal, coffee..) -free bike borrowing -nice, clean and comfortable sleeping quarters For extra fee there's : -laundry -dinner (didn't have any, but looked good and plentiful) -bunch of snacks and drinks AND it's close to the local onsen and bus stop. All of this for ~2000¥ a night !? Honestly, I don't know why anyone would go to any other hotel on lake Towada, this one is just crazy dollar for dollar value, and one of the best cheapo hostel experiences I've had.

Reviewed August 16, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Ka from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Budget choice for Oirase and Towada Lake”

This hostel and the annex are the only budget options available, especially for solo travelers, for the Towada Lake and Oirase region. The location is central, just 5-min walk from 休屋, the bus terminal and the pier. The room was comfortable and warm for cold evenings. They served free breakfast, while dinner upon order. The meals were nice. The only downside is that they only have two shower rooms, which during peak hours, there might be a line waiting for shower.

Reviewed October 26, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Siu from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Triple
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

OK”

+Location is good. Walking distance from the lake and JR bus terminal. -Place and things are clean. +Set dinner is with reasonable price and delicious. -No private toilet and bathroom. -The fan inside the room is noisy.

Reviewed October 26, 2016

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6.8
Good
Raffaele from Switzerland
Couple
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

OK place for one night”

OK Backpacker Hostel offers simple but free breakfast and cheap dinner. The staff is friendly and helpful but they speak barely English. Beds are hard but OK, the toilet and the shower could be cleaner. Nice Onsen (Spa) next door for 500 Yen.

Reviewed October 26, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Julien from France
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Lovely hostel by the lake”

10min from the lake, 5min from the onsen. Free bikes, comfortable room, free breakfast. What else would you need. Would be 10/10 if the staff spoke English.

Reviewed September 06, 2017

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7.2
Very good
Julia from Thailand
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Very good”

Dorm room was very nice and cozy. Common areas were kind of drafty and had an eerie haunted house vibe, but were overall fine. The bathroom was not good—very cold and had an unpleasant smell. However, the price is right!

Reviewed November 07, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Wakeling from Australia
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Homely and Satisfying”

Price, Friendliness, Simplicity

Very comfortable stay, absurdly affordable. You will forget why you stay at hotels when "minshuku" style places in Japan have so much charm.

Reviewed August 27, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
fanyi from China
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

great host and value for money”

very easy to find and walk to getting off from the jr bus station can use their free bikes to go about need some basic japanese language knowledge to communicate better with the staff, but they are all very nice and friendly set dinner is nice and ouishi

Reviewed September 01, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Julien from France
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Awesome stay in an awesome place”

10min walks from the lake, 5 min from a wonderful onsen, 2 min from a small local konbini, and with free bikes. What else do you need? We loved it so much that we came there 2 times on our trip!

Reviewed August 23, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Yiu from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

a good place for single tourist”

i can see many Hong Kong people there, i think it is suitable place for single tourist owing to cheap hotel fee but abundant facilities, you can cook there.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Tim from United States
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Great value in a nice area”

After 2 months of travel in Japan, this is the best value yet. Decent breakfast, normal dorms, and near the crater lake, what's not to like?

Reviewed September 04, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Mi from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Great atomosphere”

The hostel had a great laid back and cheerful atmosphere, but still very clean, orderly and felt safe for a solo female traveler.

Reviewed January 07, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Alexis from France
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

Very good stay”

Quiet and enjoyable guesthouse. The staff was very friendly and kind. Close to the lake and bicycles available. Not much to complain about. I would recommend it

Reviewed July 06, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
maria from Spain
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 6 nights in August 2017

Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu!”

This place and the family are just amazing! Thank you so much!

Reviewed December 24, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Chittinat from Thailand
Group
Quad
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Very good”

They loss my booking. No have room with 3 futons for us.

Reviewed May 23, 2017

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