Towadako Hostel

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Children’s pool
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Overview of Towadako Hostel

Towadako Hostel

1.5 star property
Lakefront hostel in Towada with restaurant and bar/lounge

6.8/10 Good

37 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
Towadakohanyasumiya 16-146, Towada, Aomori-ken, 018-5501
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping at weekends
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Fitness centre
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Children's pool
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Housekeeping - weekends only

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Oirase Gorge - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Aomori (AOJ) - 61 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free train station pickup
  • Free train station drop-off

About this property

Towadako Hostel

Hostel by the lake, revitalised in 2016
Take advantage of free continental breakfast, a corner/local shop and a terrace at Towadako Hostel. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with shopping on site and a coffee shop/cafe.
Additional perks include:
  • A children's pool
  • Free self-parking and extended parking
  • A free area shuttle, free bike hire and an area shuttle
  • Free newspapers, a front desk safe and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Towadako Hostel offer perks, such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the size rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Shared bathrooms with showers


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free (1 per room)
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking


  • Free train station shuttle*


  • Free area shuttle within 600 meters

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 4 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Free local shuttle
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Weekend housekeeping only
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for JPY 1000 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

This property accepts mobile payments and cash.

Mobile payment options include: PayPay.

Also known as

Towadako backpackers Annex House
Towadako Hostel Towada
Towadako Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Towadako Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Towada

Frequently asked questions

Does Towadako Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Towadako Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Towadako Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Towadako Hostel?
Yes, there's a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Towadako Hostel?
Yes, pets stay free, with a limit of 1 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Towadako Hostel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Towadako Hostel?
You can check in from 1 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Towadako Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy amenities such as a fitness centre, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Towadako Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include JR House Towada (8-min walk), 喫茶 赤とんぼ;Aka Tonbo (9-min walk) and Fish from the lake (11-min walk).
What's the area around Towadako Hostel like?
Towadako Hostel is located by the river, a short 5-minute walk from Lake Towada and 19 minutes' walk from Statue of Maidens.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Great location near Lake Towada. The best aspect of this hostel is the flexibility. You are totally free to cook your own food, wash clothes, etc. They have almost everything you can think of for just a small fee of around 100 yen. Everything is self-service which is very nice. They also have 350 yen bath tickets you can purchase for the very nice bath at the hotel right down the road.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location Owner willing to support Feel like stay at friends’house
Ole, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

the best thing is the ‘secret’ lookout point! it was raining but still breathtaking! the hostel needs a bit of cleaning and maintenance ti do though. but its super cheap, so i guess u get what u pay for.
hana, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Towadako Hostel is affordable price with 24 hrs. accessible facilities. The owners are very nice and caring, there were bikes free for guests which you can ride to the lake and explore around. My booking was the last available room, so it might be the old one with smell of dust. The Hostel area is large with a lot of rooms, and guests. I can see the hint of beauty of the place, but to be honest, it needs big cleaning and renovation and the place would be very nice again.
Atitaya, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The dinner is kind of disappointing as all you get is just a pack of curry and a small box of rice that you microwave them yourself. Yet you can enjoy 24 hours breakfast with toasts, jams, orange juice and milk. There is a bug kitchen that you can cook for free with flavorings. Hot water supply is stable but not hot enough. It is a little bit far from the only bus station yet owner will provide shuttle services. On-sen ticket is cheap and seriously good, 350 Yen you can enjoy on-sen in TowadaSo. Owner is very helpful and nice. I feel like home. I will choose to come here again when I visit TowadaKo again. Oirase stream is unbelievably good.
Chun Yin, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

great staff and cozy place. i like a big kitchen.
wd, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hostel
It's a place to sleep and run by a very nice older Japanese man. There are also cheap tickets to a very fancy onsen nearby. The surrounding area is very beautiful and the free bikes available are helpful to get to the gorge. Look at the weather before you go and pack accordingly.
Paul, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

good backpackers
room was ok, a bit expensive. had a couple of dead bugs on the floor behind the bed, toilets and wash room were clean but cloudn't find a shower. they offer heaps of amenities, snacks to purchase, bar, computer and printer, and a good Continental breakfast.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mitul, 1-night trip with friends
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