Sapporo, the largest city in Hokkaido, is home to various attractions such as Odori Park, known of for its lush greenery, Susukino which is one of the leading business districts in the country, and the Sapporo Clock Tower that has a retro vibe. Below are recommended guesthouses should you decide to stay overnight in Sapporo.
1. Grids Sapporo Hotel&Hostel
Grids Sapporo Hotel&Hostel is an inn located in the heart of Sapporo, and is just a 2-minute walk from the Tanuki-koji terminal of the Sapporo Streetcar, and a 5-minute walk from the subway's Susukino Station. The interiors of this place use colors and materials that will make you feel the true Hokkaido vibe. It may be a simple guesthouse, but it is fully fitted with easy-to-use facilities and amenities that make it feel like a hotel. Guests can choose from a selection of room types such as dormitories (for women only or mixed), which is fitted with bunk beds, and private rooms (some have their own shower and toilet) that can accommodate up to four guests. The common living room and bar even has a mini-kitchen. There are also laundry facilities. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-speaking staff available.
Rate: 3,150 JPY and up
2. Time Peace Apartment
Time Peace Apartment is a 3-minute walk from Hosui Susukino Station, two stops away from JR Sapporo Station by subway. It is an inn where guests can walk to the Odori area that is the center of the city. The building of this apartment used to be a 40-year-old Japanese private home, but it was modified into a space that resembles a cafe. The common living room with a sofa has a fancy but relaxing atmosphere. The rooms here are mixed and women-only dormitories. You'd surely be happy to know that there is free breakfast service of toast and coffee. There are laundry facilities. Smoking is prohibited in the entire property. Wi-Fi is free throughout the building. English-speaking staff available.
Rate: 3,000 JPY
3. Guest House Yuyu
Guest House Yuyu is an inn that is a 5-minute walk from the subway's Bus Center mae Station, and within walking distance of JR Sapporo Station. It offers a pleasant space where guests can be themselves, so those who are using a guesthouse for the first time can stay here without any worries. The bunk beds in the dormitories (mixed and women-only rooms) are semi-doubled, making them nice and comfortable. Meanwhile, if you want a private room with its own toilet and sink, you can choose between a Japanese-style or a Western-style room. There are shared facilities such as a common living room and kitchen in this guesthouse. Smoking is prohibited in the entire property. Wi-Fi is free throughout the building. English-speaking staff available.
Rate: 3,000 JPY and up
SappoLodge is a 2-minute walk from the subway's Hosui Susukino Station, and within walking distance of JR Sapporo Station. Step into this guesthouse and you will be greeted by a space that feels like a mountain cabin where you can relax in peace. Here, the guest rooms are separate dormitories for men and women, and mixed dormitories. They also have private rooms in Western-style with beds or in Japanese-style with futons that is laid on the tatami floor. This guesthouse is fitted with a common kitchen. It is managed by a professional outdoor guide who is an expert in nature in Hokkaido, and you can join tour groups that depart from this guesthouse. Wi-Fi is free throughout the building. English-speaking staff available.
Rate: 2,700 JPY and up
5. Ocho Guest House
Ocho Guest House is a place that can be reached by a 10-minute walk from the subway's Horohirabashi Station, and within a 5-minute walk from the Nakajima Koen dori Stop of the Sapporo Streetcar. All the guest rooms here are dormitory rooms with bunk beds, but you can choose between a mixed dorm and a women-only dorm. There is a common lounge and kitchen inside this guesthouse. You can also use the electric pot, toaster and coffee maker. During breakfast, toast and coffee or tea are served for free. There are also laundry facilities (with charge). Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. English-and Chinese-speaking staff available.
Rate: 3,000 JPY and up
Guesthouses where you can stay at reasonable rates are perfect for those who want to reduce their accommodations costs. So, if you ever visit Sapporo, use this article as a reference.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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