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Lodge AIBIYA

Lodge AIBIYA5/53
Lodge AIBIYA5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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  • Would Revisit
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Lodge AIBIYA

Lodge AIBIYA

Lodge Aibiya is located in Yudanaka township and the perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes or visiting the snow monkeys. The hosts are trilingual and provide a high level of Japanese service backed up with western insights gained by working overseas. The lodge is a renovated Japanese ryokan, so you can experience the lovely Japanese décor without a large price tag. Choose from dorm or private rooms; most rooms utilise communal bathrooms.

Where is Lodge Aibiya?

The lodge is located in the village of Yudanaka (otherwise known as snow monkey town) in Yamanouchi town, only 280m (3 minute walk) from the Yudanaka train station, which is where buses to Shiga Kogen and Ryuoo Ski Park depart from. To get to Yudanaka you can catch the train from Nagano (45 mins).

Lodge Aibiya is only 280m from the Lawson convenience store and there is also a supermarket nearby. There are multiple dining options within a 5 minute walk of the lodge including HAKKO (bar with food), sushi, ramen and café/bar.

Rooms

All rooms have retained the traditional ryokan style Japanese décor with tatami flooring and shoji screens, yet have the comfort of western style beds up off the floor.

Mix 4 Share Room: book a single bed in a 4-share dorm room with no bunks! Bath towels are not provided for this room.

Female 4 Share Room: book a single bed in a females only 4-share dorm room with no bunks. Bath towels are not provided for this room.

Private Rooms – Twin/Queen/Triple (up to 2-3 guests): this room has 2 single beds which can be placed together to form a queen bed, and a fold out bed can be added for a 3rd guest.

These rooms utilise communal bathrooms that include separate and individual male and female shower rooms (ie you don’t have to bathe in front of other people).

Deluxe Ensuite Room (up to 2-4 guests): this room has 2 single beds which can be placed together to form a queen bed. 2 fold out beds can be added. This room has a tatami sitting area and ensuite bathroom.

Facilities & Services

  • Well equipped kitchen for those who want to cook meals (including refrigerator- freezer, stove, toaster, microwave and rice cooker)
  • Ingredients are provided for breakfast including cereal, fruit, eggs, toast, coffee, juices
  • Communal dining area
  • Tatami lounge with big screen TV
  • Free WI-FI is available throughout the hostel
  • Gift shop with crafts made locally and beverages, local Shiga Kogen beer and snacks are available for sale
  • Discounted passes to 2 nearby onsens
  • Hosts provide advice on local restaurants and bars
  • Ski/snowboard storage
  • Parking
  • Laundry

Lodge AIBIYA Rates & Availability

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Lodge AIBIYA Packages

This property can be packaged through one of our travel partners to include additional services such as lift tickets, transfers & other services subject to availability. Please enquire via the listing(s) below for a firm quote and availability for your dates.

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Price p/p From price based on 5 nights "single" accommodation staying in a shared dorm room, daily breakfast, 4-day lift pass & transport to ski areas.
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USD 628

BUDGET SKI & BOARD PACKAGES
5N inc. Breakfast | 4D Lifts | Resort Transport

EARLY BIRD rates - must book & pay deposit by promotion end-date to qualify..no exceptions.
5% off price for bookings between 18th & 28th Dec 2019 and 1st March & 20th April 2020
Location: Ryuoo/Shiga Kogen/Yudanaka , Honshu , Japan
Standard: Budget ($) - 2 stars
Price p/p From price based on 5 nights "single" accommodation staying in a shared dorm room, daily breakfast, 4-day lift pass & transport to ski areas.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inc. taxes
Displayed price may vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
USD 628
Experience the real Japan by basing yourself in Yudanaka & ski the best snow on the day at either Shiga Kogen (19 ski areas) or family friendly Ryuoo ski park. This budget package is fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 nights plus many package add-ons available.
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2020
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Lodge AIBIYA Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Communal area(s)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking property
  • Parking
  • Ski lockers
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Breakfast available
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi

Services

  • English speaking staff
  • Lift tickets vendor

Lodge AIBIYA Location

Lodge AIBIYA Reviews

Excellent accommodation

Emily Chang
03/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
    Family
  • Guest Age
    36-50

Excellent accommodation

Emily Chang
03/02/2019
Stayed for 6 nights in this cozy, welcoming and relaxing hostel. The hosts were very thoughtful, the room was quiet, warm and comfortable and we enjoyed being able to cook and relax in the tatami lounge.

Short walk to train station and bus stop which will take you to most of the local attractions.

We would love to go back and fully recommend Hostel Aibiya.

Hostel AIBIYA

Heather Wilson
05/09/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
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Hostel AIBIYA

Heather Wilson
05/09/2018
My extended family along with my husband stayed at this hostel two years ago and will be staying there again at Christmas time. we will be a large group of 18 family and friends. It was such an enjoyable stay in an extremely clean hostel with wonderful hosts who were able to help us with lots of local knowledge. Thats why we are returning again this year

Great Lodge & Fantastic Hosts

05/08/2018

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Guest Type
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  • Guest Age
    36-50

Great Lodge & Fantastic Hosts

05/08/2018
A lovely room
Funky decor in the dining room
The well equipped kitchen
Hostel Aibiya (now called Lodge Aibiya) offers incredibly well priced lodging that provides a great Japanese experience in a cute Japanese onsen town. It has the kitchen facilities you’d expect of a hostel and you do your own breakfast dishes and cook your own eggs, but calling it a “hostel” doesn’t do it justice because the quality of the accommodation is much higher than what you’d expect of a hostel (perhaps why they call it High Quality Hostel Aibiya!). It’s a cross between a little Japanese ryokan and a nice lodge, and you have the added bonus that the incredibly super friendly hosts speak fluent English and can provide lots of recommendations so you can make the most out of the surrounding areas. They can provide recommendations on getting to the snow monkeys, the nearby ski resorts, and the various restaurants and bars in the area. We absolutely highly recommend this place!

We stayed in 2 private twin rooms, which was reasonably spacious, very clean, and the décor was lovely. The pillows were good and the beds firm as you’d expect for Japan, whilst being comfie, and the big thick doonas were lovely. The room wasn’t particularly sound proofed, which is also what you’d expect for an old ryokan.

The breakfast fare was very good and included local apples, coffee, yoghurt, granola, cook your own eggs, and toast.

The location was great and it was easy to walk to nearby restaurants, the station, and up to Shibu Onsen. We also got discounted passes for one of the Yudanaka onsens (Yoroduya onsen) which was spectacular.

Thanks Yoshi and Seongmi for a fantastic stay.
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