The best backpacker and hostel style accommodation in Niseko is with Freeride Lodge Niseko

A classic backpacker’s hostel - enjoy Hirafu and Niseko’s champagne powder on a beer budget.

Freeride Backpackers Lodge is the ideal base for your next ski holiday adventure in Hokkiado Japan. Come and make friends from near and afar in our social house. Ideal for couples, individuals, small groups to large groups. Come and join us at Freeride Backpackers for your ski holiday of a lifetime.

If it is location and proximity to the snow you are after then we are your base. Located only a few minutes’ walk to the closest ski lift in Niseko Village the Banzai chair, and with a bus stop at the front door you will not miss any of the action the Niseko region is famous for.

Freeride backpackers lodge is a welcoming, warm, spacious and clean lodge with all the amenities that make for a great backpacker’s experience. Friendly and fun staff to kick start your holiday. We have a huge communal kitchen for you to use, toasty warm dining room to share meals and an epic lounge and bar area to get social in. Watch a movie play some cards or have a few drinks. Freeride Backpackers has it all.


  • Twin rooms with forest views or mountain views
  • Shared dorm rooms (7 bed or 4 bed) with forest and mountain views
  • 4-person private rooms with forest or mountain views
  • Male and female toilets
  • Westerns style private but shared bathrooms (not Japanese onsen style!)
  • Bus stop at front door
  • 8-minute walk to closest ski lift Banzai
  • Restaurants and cafes in walking distance
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Ski hire gear delivered to the door
  • Social ambience
  • Drying room
  • Luggage storage
  • Continental breakfast
  • Small convenience shop for snacks and drinks
  • Free Pick up before 10.00 pm on arrival and departure from Hinode Hills Hotel (closest airport shuttle bus stop)


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After something more private? Then check out our Private 3 Bedroom Ski Chalet next door to the Lodge perfect for Families & Groups of Friends of up to 8

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