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At the Iwaobetsu bus stop, 5km north of Utoro, this is a popular base for hikers, open only in summer. It's scruffy and basic, but it's also pretty deep in the park, where you might spot some of the local wildlife. Note that there are only three buses daily here and no amenities nearby. Delicious dinners are ¥2500 per person.
Located in Shiretoko National Park, Shiretoko Iwaobetsu Youth Hostel offers affordable dormitory-style accommodations. Free parking is available on-site and guests can share travel stories with each other at the shared lounge. Iwaobetsu Bus Stop is a mere 1-minute walk away. The rooms feature bunk beds and heating facilities. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. Guests must bring their own towels and toiletries. A coin-launderette is on-site and guests can watch DVDs in the shared lounge. A fridge and an electric kettle are provided as well. A 3-hour nature tour is available between 08:00 and 13:00 for guests who wish to explore the area. Charges apply and reservations must be made at time of booking. Youth Hostel Shiretoko Iwaobetsu is a 20-minute drive from Utro Ski Resort and a 15-minute drive from Shiretoko Five Lakes. JR Shiretokoshari Train Station is a 75-minute drive away.
Please note there is no WiFi nor phone reception at this property. Youth Hostel members will not receive a discount when booked though Booking.com. Please note that there are no convenience stores or restaurants within the property vicinity. Guests without a meal plan are advised to have dinner or purchase their own food before travelling to the area. Guests who wish to eat dinner and/or breakfast at the property must make a reservation at least 2 days prior to your day of arrival. <Dinner> Several set meals are offered at an additional cost. Meals mainly consist of seafood, and no special allergy or vegetarian requests are accommodated. Please contact the property directly for more details. <Breakfast> A Western breakfast is offered at an additional cost. Please contact the property directly for more details. Please note that reservations will be cancelled when the guests do not turn up and are not reachable after check-in hours.
Guests must check in by 17:30 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.