There are plenty of choices and options for your Niseko accommodation so there is something to suit every travel party and budget.
In Niseko you can choose between staying in standard Western-style accommodation or traditional Japanese-style accommodation. When a room is described as Japanese style, it means the floor is woven straw tatami mats and your bedding will be a futon laid out on the floor. The futon is put away in a cupboard during the day. There is often a low wooden table and legless chairs for reclining. Japanese people are very used to this style of living but for foreigners it can come as a bit of a shock, especially for long stays. But it is a great traditional experience and well recommended, even if just for one or two nights.
Niseko self-contained accommodation
These days if you’re after a luxury ski holiday experience, opt for a Niseko self-contained apartment, chalet or house. Over the past five years developers have built dozens of state of the art condominiums and houses. From studio apartments with small modern kitchens and ensuites, to massive 5+ bedroom houses, there is something to suit every ski group. Most come with all the modern conveniences to make your ski trip as enjoyable and hassle free as possible, including drying rooms, broadband internet, and modern kitchens with dishwashers, microwaves and ovens.
There are a number of hotels in Hirafu and Annupuri, and one hotel in Niseko Village. They were all built in previous ski booms and some have been very nicely refurbished. The Higashiyama Prince Hotel was recently completely refurbished and rebranded Hilton Niseko Village. Hirafu hotels are in the upper village, all within easy walking distance to closest to the slopes.
Niseko Pensions are small locally owned guest houses generally with five to 15 rooms, shared bathrooms and dining quarters. Pensions in Niseko are great for families and quiet groups and offer a chance to interact with the local people and experience the culture. Many have curfews and are not designed for noisy groups who want to party in their accommodation or come home in the early hours of the morning.
Niseko backpackers and hostels
There aren’t many backpackers in Niseko, and their numbers are decreasing to make way for high end Niseko accommodation. But if you book early you could be lucky. Prices range from about Y3000-5000 per night ($40-60). To find backpackers and other Niseko budget accommodation, use our Availability Search above and use the price range slider to narrow the results down to the cheapest accommodation options.