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8.5Excellent

295 reviews

295 reviews

Value for money 8.8
Cleanliness 8.7
Service 8.7
Facilities 8.6
Location 8.0
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8.0Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Biwako Valley
5.2 km
Lake Biwa Bridge
11.7 km
Ukimido
13.4 km
Hiyoshi Taisha
19.3 km
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
20.4 km
Closest landmarks
Ōmi-Maiko
1.0 km
Sentoku-ji Temple
1.3 km
Mommyo-ji Temple
1.4 km
Daisen-ji Temple
1.4 km
Hira
1.4 km

J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

931-1, Kitahira, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520 0503 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Otsu part of Otsu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Biwako Valley as well as Omimaiko Beach nearby. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Garden

Fishing

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Otsu every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating8.0

Rooms available at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Lake view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 futons
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Lake view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double with Share Bathroom
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Japanese Style Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Family Room With Shared Bath
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 futons
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Frequently asked questions

Does J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse offer laundry services?

Yes! J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse offers hot water linen and laundry washing at your convenience for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

Does J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse have an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse, customers can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option offered by this property for your comfort and safety.

When was J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse built?

J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse was built in 1962.

How many rooms does J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse have?

J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse has a total of 22 rooms.

What payment cards are supported at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse?

Enjoy the benefit of hassle-free payment at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse which accepts up to 9, with wide selection of payment card options including Cash, American Express, Visa, UnionPay, Discover Card, and MasterCard.

What do guests love most about J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse?

Past visitors that stayed at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse have given this property a rating of 8.81 for its remarkable value for money as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the typical rating that past Couples' have given to J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse?

Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse an average rating of 8.4. You can look up on more in depth customer critiques, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse?

The nearest train, metro, or bus station is Ono Station (Shiga), 10261.11 m away from J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse.

What time is check-in and check-out at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse?

The closest airport to J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is Kansai International Airport, 111.0 km away.

Is breakfast offered at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse?

Customers can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 600 JPY for adults if not included in the room rate. You can save more on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is usually included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What people love about J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Full kitchen, chill lounge area, clean bunks, hot bath, vending machines, sales of small foods."

    Juliana

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    March 31, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location and reasonable price for low budget visitor."

    TUNG

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    January 10, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location."

    DAISUKE

    |

    August 3, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 101 Otsu properties
Cheapest price score
Value for money score
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.7/10
Service score
8.7/10
Better than
99
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of Otsu properties
Better than
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Better than
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Better than
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Discover the Charming J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse in Otsu, Japan

Welcome to J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse, a hidden gem nestled in the picturesque city of Otsu, Japan. With its cozy and inviting atmosphere, this 1.5-star hotel offers a unique and memorable stay for travelers seeking a budget-friendly accommodation option. Step into the warm and friendly ambience of J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse, where you will find comfort and convenience at every turn. With a total of 22 well-appointed rooms, this charming guesthouse ensures a peaceful and restful night's sleep for every guest. Each room is designed with your comfort in mind, featuring modern amenities and a cozy atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Check-in at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse begins at 03:00 PM, allowing you ample time to explore the beautiful surroundings before settling into your comfortable room. The hotel's convenient check-out time of 12:00 PM gives you plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely morning and bid farewell to this delightful retreat. Situated just 1.0 kilometer away from the city center, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse offers easy access to Otsu's vibrant attractions, making it an ideal choice for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether you're strolling along the shores of Lake Biwa or exploring the historic landmarks nearby, this guesthouse serves as the perfect starting point for your adventures. Built in 1962 and last renovated in 2018, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse seamlessly blends traditional Japanese charm with modern comforts. The hotel's dedication to providing a memorable experience is evident in every corner, from the tastefully decorated rooms to the attentive and friendly staff who are always ready to assist you. Please note that J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse has a child policy in place. While children are welcome to stay at the hotel, there may be extra charges involved. We recommend contacting the hotel directly for more information regarding their child policy. Experience the enchanting atmosphere of J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse and create lasting memories in the heart of Otsu, Japan. Book your stay today and embark on a delightful journey of discovery.

Unwind and Have Fun at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse's Entertainment Facilities

When it comes to entertainment, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse has got you covered. Whether you're looking to relax or have some fun, this guesthouse offers a range of exciting facilities to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Step into the shared lounge/TV area and immerse yourself in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Catch up on your favorite shows or movies on the large flat-screen TV, or simply unwind on the comfortable sofas while socializing with fellow guests. It's the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day of exploring the beautiful city of Otsu. If you prefer to be outdoors, head to the stunning garden area where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the serene surroundings. Take a leisurely stroll among the vibrant flowers and lush greenery, or find a quiet spot to read a book and enjoy some peace and tranquility. Additionally, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is conveniently located near shops, allowing you to indulge in some retail therapy during your stay. Explore the nearby stores and discover unique souvenirs or trendy fashion items. No matter your preference, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse ensures that you have plenty of entertainment options to make your stay memorable and enjoyable.

Sports Facilities at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse: A Haven for Fishing and Hiking Enthusiasts

Nestled in the picturesque city of Otsu, Japan, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse offers a range of sports facilities that cater to the adventurous spirit of its guests. With its prime location near Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan, fishing enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a beginner looking to cast your first line, the guesthouse provides all the necessary equipment and guidance to make your fishing experience unforgettable. Spend your days by the tranquil lake, reeling in the catch of the day, and basking in the serene beauty of the surrounding nature. In addition to its fishing facilities, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is also a haven for hiking enthusiasts. The guesthouse is surrounded by breathtaking hiking trails, offering a perfect opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes of Otsu. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an adventure through lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and awe-inspiring mountains. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a challenging trek, there is a trail suitable for every level of hiker. After a day of exploration, return to the guesthouse and unwind in the cozy common area, sharing stories and experiences with fellow outdoor enthusiasts. At J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse, the sports facilities are designed to create unforgettable memories for fishing and hiking enthusiasts alike.

Convenient Facilities at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse in Otsu, Japan offers a range of convenient facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for its guests. Stay connected with the complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to easily browse the internet and stay connected with loved ones. For those who need to store their luggage before check-in or after check-out, the guesthouse provides a convenient luggage storage service. Additionally, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse caters to the needs of smokers with a designated smoking area, ensuring a comfortable environment for both smokers and non-smokers. The guesthouse also features a vending machine, offering a variety of snacks and beverages for those in need of a quick refreshment. For guests looking to do laundry during their stay, the on-site laundromat provides a convenient solution. With these convenient facilities, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse aims to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for all guests.

Convenient Transport Facilities at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

At J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse, we understand the importance of hassle-free transportation during your stay. That's why we offer a range of convenient transport facilities to ensure a seamless travel experience. Our onsite car park provides ample space for guests to park their vehicles securely. Whether you're traveling by car or renting one during your stay, our self-parking option allows you to easily come and go as you please. The best part? Our car park is free of charge, so you can explore the beautiful city of Otsu without worrying about expensive parking fees. With our comprehensive transport facilities, getting around has never been easier at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse.

Delicious Dining Options at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

Indulge in a culinary adventure at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse with its delightful dining facilities. Whether you're craving a hearty meal or looking to cook your own culinary creations, this guesthouse has you covered. Start your day off right with a visit to the on-site restaurant, where you can savor a delicious breakfast spread featuring both local and international flavors. From freshly baked bread to flavorful Japanese dishes, there's something to satisfy every palate. For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse offers BBQ facilities where you can grill up a storm with your friends and family. Gather around the sizzling grill and enjoy a fun-filled evening while relishing the aroma of succulent meats and grilled vegetables. The guesthouse also provides a well-equipped shared kitchen, complete with modern appliances and utensils, allowing you to whip up your favorite meals at any time of the day. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice cook, the shared kitchen is a perfect space to showcase your culinary skills and bond with fellow guests over a delicious homemade feast.

Comfortable and Affordable Room Options at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

At J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse, we offer a variety of room options to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're a solo backpacker, a group of friends, or a couple looking for a cozy retreat, we have the perfect room for you. For solo travelers, our 1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed is a great choice. With a comfortable bunk bed and a shared bathroom, you can enjoy a budget-friendly stay while meeting fellow travelers from around the world. If you're a male traveler seeking a bit more privacy, our 1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Male Only is the perfect option. With 12 bunk beds in a 2-square-meter space, you can have a comfortable and secure stay with like-minded travelers. For those who prefer a traditional Japanese experience, our Japanese Style Single Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking offers a spacious 12-square-meter room with a cozy Japanese futon. This room is perfect for solo travelers who want to experience the unique charm of Japanese culture. Couples or small groups will find our Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom and Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom ideal. These rooms feature three or twin Japanese futons respectively, providing a comfortable and authentic Japanese sleeping experience. By booking your stay at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse through Agoda, you can enjoy the best prices and a hassle-free experience. Agoda offers competitive rates, ensuring that you get the most value for your money. With Agoda's easy-to-use platform, you can quickly and securely make your reservation, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on enjoying your trip to Otsu, Japan.

Discover the Tranquil Beauty of Otsu, Japan

Nestled on the shores of Lake Biwa, Otsu is a picturesque city that offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby Kyoto. With its stunning natural landscapes, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene, Otsu is a hidden gem that should not be missed. One of the main highlights of Otsu is its proximity to Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. This majestic body of water provides a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, and cycling along the lakeside trails. Visitors can also take a leisurely stroll along the Otsu Port and enjoy panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Beyond its natural beauty, Otsu is also home to several historical and cultural attractions. The iconic Otsu Castle, built in the 16th century, offers a glimpse into the city's feudal past with its impressive stone walls and reconstructed main keep. For art enthusiasts, the Otsu City Museum of History showcases a collection of local artifacts and exhibits that highlight the city's rich cultural heritage. With its tranquil beauty and diverse attractions, Otsu is a destination that promises a unique and memorable experience for travelers seeking a peaceful retreat in Japan. Book your stay at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse and immerse yourself in the charm of this enchanting city.

Convenient Airport Transfers to J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

When it comes to reaching J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse from the nearby airports, travelers have a few convenient options to choose from. The guesthouse is located in Otsu, Japan, making it easily accessible for visitors arriving at Kansai International Airport or Osaka International Airport. For those flying into Kansai International Airport, the most convenient way to reach J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is by taking the airport limousine bus. The bus journey takes approximately 90 minutes and offers a comfortable and hassle-free ride. Upon arrival at Otsu Station, the guesthouse is just a short walk away, making it ideal for those with heavy luggage or tired after a long flight. Alternatively, if you are arriving at Osaka International Airport, you can take the train to reach J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse. From the airport, take the Osaka Monorail to Senri-Chuo Station, and then transfer to the Hankyu Kyoto Line to reach Otsu Station. From Otsu Station, it's a pleasant stroll to the guesthouse, allowing you to soak in the local atmosphere and get a glimpse of the beautiful Lake Biwa along the way. No matter which airport you arrive at, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is easily accessible and offers a comfortable and convenient stay for travelers exploring Otsu, Japan and its surrounding areas.

Explore the Rich Cultural Heritage and Natural Beauty near J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

Nestled in the scenic city of Otsu, Japan, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse offers easy access to a plethora of captivating landmarks and attractions. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region by visiting the nearby Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple and Ishiyamadera Temple. These ancient temples are steeped in history and offer a serene atmosphere for contemplation and exploration. If you're seeking adventure and natural beauty, Biwako Valley is a must-visit attraction. This stunning mountain resort is known for its picturesque landscapes and thrilling outdoor activities. Embark on a cable car ride to the mountaintop and witness breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Biwa and the surrounding mountains. For a spiritual experience, head to Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) and Hiyoshi Taisha. Mii-dera Temple, one of Japan's largest temples, boasts magnificent architecture and tranquil gardens. Hiyoshi Taisha, a Shinto shrine, is nestled on the slopes of Mount Hiei and offers stunning views of Lake Biwa. Other notable landmarks near the guesthouse include Omi Shrine, Lake Biwa Bridge, Ukimido, Setano Karahashi, and Otsu Service Area. These attractions add to the charm and diversity of the area, providing visitors with a wide range of experiences to enjoy during their stay at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse.

Convenient Public Transport Stations near J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

Located in the beautiful city of Otsu, Japan, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is well-served by several nearby public transport stations, making it incredibly convenient for guests to explore the area. Just a short distance away from the guesthouse, you will find Nakanoshō, Wani, and Minami-Shiga Train Stations. These stations provide easy access to various parts of the city and beyond, allowing guests to effortlessly navigate their way around Otsu and explore its many attractions. For those looking to venture further, Kamisakaemachi, Hira, and Sakamoto Train Stations are also within close proximity to J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse. These stations offer convenient connections to neighboring cities and towns, making it a breeze for guests to embark on day trips and explore the wider region. Additionally, Shiga, Ishiba, and Wani Train Stations are also easily accessible from the guesthouse, further expanding the transport options available to guests. With such a wide range of public transport stations in the vicinity, guests at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore Otsu and its surrounding areas with ease. Whether you're planning to visit historical sites, indulge in local cuisine, or simply soak in the natural beauty of Lake Biwa, the convenient public transport options near the guesthouse ensure that you can make the most of your stay in Otsu, Japan.

Delicious Culinary Delights Just Around the Corner

When it comes to dining options, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is surrounded by a plethora of enticing restaurants. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Ogoto Onsen Biwako Ryokusuitei, a traditional Japanese inn offering delectable local cuisine. Kaneyo is another nearby gem, known for its mouthwatering sushi and sashimi. If you're craving some hearty German fare, Wurzburg is the place to go. For a taste of authentic Japanese comfort food, head to Tenka Gomen or Yasu no Ossan Onigiri Shokudo. Coffee lovers will rejoice at Kona's Coffee Otsu, while Tonkatsu Taku is the go-to spot for crispy, breaded pork cutlets. Sushiro - Nishi-Otsu and Kura Sushi - Otsu Nionohama are perfect for sushi enthusiasts, serving up fresh and flavorful rolls. With such a diverse range of dining options right at your doorstep, you'll never run out of delicious culinary adventures during your stay at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse.

Shop till you drop at nearby shopping landmarks

J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is surrounded by a variety of shopping landmarks that are sure to satisfy any shopaholic's desires. Just a short distance away, you'll find Izutsu Yatsuhashi Hompo Oiwake, where you can indulge in the famous traditional Japanese confectionery known as yatsuhashi. Road Station Imokonosato is also nearby, offering a wide selection of local produce and souvenirs. Art enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to Yoshibuki Gallery Yuraku, showcasing beautiful artworks by local artists. For those looking to try something unique, Hiei-yuba YUBA-HACHI is a must-visit, offering a range of yuba (tofu skin) products. Kanou Shoujuan Sunai no Sato is another shopping destination, known for its exquisite handmade crafts and textiles. After a day of shopping, unwind at Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park, where you can relax in the healing waters of the hot springs. Finally, make sure to stop by Marucho, a local shop known for its delicious snacks and sweets. With these shopping landmarks just a stone's throw away from the guesthouse, you'll have plenty of opportunities to indulge in retail therapy during your stay.

Affordable Accommodation at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse in Otsu

Experience the charm of Otsu without breaking the bank at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse. With an average room price of just $53, this budget-friendly accommodation offers exceptional value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Otsu, which is $202, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse provides an affordable option for travelers looking to explore this beautiful city. At J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse, you can enjoy comfortable and well-equipped rooms without compromising on quality. The guesthouse's affordable pricing allows you to save money and spend it on exploring the local attractions, sampling delicious Japanese cuisine, or indulging in unique cultural experiences. Whether you're a backpacker on a tight budget or a savvy traveler seeking affordable accommodation options, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is the perfect choice for your stay in Otsu. Book your room now and make the most of your visit to this enchanting city.

Fantastic Experience with Friendly Staff and Clean Rooms

J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse in Otsu, Japan, offers a fantastic experience with its clean and comfortable rooms. Guests have praised the cleanliness and fine quality of the rooms, ensuring a pleasant stay. The staff at this guesthouse are highly regarded for their super friendly and accommodating nature, speaking fluent English to cater to international guests. With their helpful and friendly attitude, they create a welcoming atmosphere that leaves guests feeling extremely satisfied with the service and friendliness. The location of the guesthouse is also highly appreciated, making it convenient for travelers to explore the area. Additionally, guests have enjoyed the healthy and well-proportioned breakfast, providing a great start to the day. Whether visiting during the peak season or off-season, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse offers a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

A Perfect Blend of Comfort and Value at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse

Discover a hidden gem in Otsu, Japan, where comfort, value, and exceptional service come together at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse. With an impressive overall rating of 8.5, this charming guesthouse offers a delightful stay for travelers seeking a unique and affordable experience. One of the standout features of J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is its exceptional value. With a remarkable rating of 8.7 for value, guests can enjoy comfortable accommodations without breaking the bank. Whether you're a budget-conscious backpacker or a savvy traveler looking for affordable options, this guesthouse provides excellent bang for your buck. The facilities at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse are also highly praised, earning a solid rating of 8.5. From cozy communal areas to well-equipped kitchens, this guesthouse offers everything you need for a comfortable and convenient stay. Whether you're lounging in the stylish common room or preparing a delicious meal in the modern kitchen, you'll find yourself surrounded by a welcoming atmosphere that encourages social interaction and relaxation. Cleanliness is another area where J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse shines, with a rating of 8.7. The dedicated staff takes pride in maintaining a spotless environment, ensuring that every corner of the guesthouse is impeccably clean. From the pristine bathrooms to the tidy dormitories, you can rest easy knowing that your comfort and hygiene are top priorities. Situated in a convenient location, J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse scores an 8.0 for its proximity to local attractions. Whether you're exploring the historic streets of Otsu or venturing further afield to Kyoto, this guesthouse serves as an ideal base for your adventures. With easy access to public transportation and a wealth of nearby dining and shopping options, you'll have everything you need right at your doorstep. Last but certainly not least, the staff performance at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse is exceptional, earning a remarkable rating of 8.7. The friendly and attentive staff go above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcome and well taken care of. Whether you need assistance with travel arrangements, local recommendations, or simply a warm smile, the dedicated team at this guesthouse is always ready to assist. Experience the perfect blend of comfort, value, and exceptional service at J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse. With its impressive ratings for value, facilities, cleanliness, location, and staff performance, this guesthouse is a true gem in Otsu, Japan. Book your stay now and embark on a memorable journey filled with comfort, affordability, and warm hospitality.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Playground
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Shared bathroom
  • Slippers

Location

931-1, Kitahira, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520 0503
Very good
Location

8

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Biwako Valley
    5.2 km
  • Lake Biwa Bridge
    11.7 km
  • Ukimido
    13.4 km
  • Hiyoshi Taisha
    19.3 km
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
    20.4 km
  • Omi Shrine
    23.6 km
  • Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
    25.6 km
  • Otsu Service Area
    26.7 km
  • Setano Karahashi
    28.6 km
  • Ishiyamadera Temple
    30.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Ōmi-Maiko
    1.0 km
  • Sentoku-ji Temple
    1.3 km
  • Mommyo-ji Temple
    1.4 km
  • Daisen-ji Temple
    1.4 km
  • Hira
    1.4 km
  • Honryu-ji Temple
    1.9 km
  • Chosen-ji Temple
    2.6 km
  • Shokaku-ji Temple
    3.1 km
  • Kita-Komatsu
    3.2 km
  • Hosen-ji Temple
    3.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until21:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.0 Km
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)600 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 22
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1962
  • Most recent renovation2018

Reviews of J-Hoppers Lake Biwa Guesthouse from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.5
Value for money8.8
Cleanliness8.7
Service8.7
Facilities8.6
Location8.0
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (63)
8-9 Excellent (13)
7-8 Very Good (17)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (8)

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10.0
Exceptional
Juliana from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in March 2023

Exceptional”

I really love this place! It's in an old school building, about 15 min walk from the train station. Full kitchen, chill lounge area, clean bunks, hot bath, vending machines, sales of small foods. Very clean, organised, comfortable. Staff were very passionate and friendly. Bicycle rental available. A minute walk to the lakefront. It was off peak so many water sports shops and cafes nearby were closed, but i think it will be a pretty cool area in summer to do activities at the lake.

Reviewed April 01, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Hiromi from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in March 2023

Great place!”

I used as base to my trip to Kyoto, so it was a bit far than I had expected, but the place was great. It was very close to the ocean and Lake Biwa itself. It had a great public bath, kitchen with lots of stuff to use and friendly staff. Loved my stay here and if I ever have the chance to drop by again, I'll be using it :)

Reviewed April 16, 2023
9.6
Exceptional
Stephanie from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Japanese Style Family Room With Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Great service, nice view!”

We arrived late at 12am that night. The staff was kind to leave us the key at the counter and the door locker code. We had a great night. The view is panoramic in the morning, and the common area is very nice. It is near to the JR station with 10 min walk. At 8:30am, despite the fact that the staff started his work at 10am, with advanced communication, we were able to contact him, and he was so nice to drive us to the JR station as early as 8:30am. I recommend you to go there before sunset, and there is no road lamps along the road to the guesthouse at night, so it is quite creepy walking with only phone light in a completely dark environment.

Reviewed May 03, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Juan from Japan
Couple
Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Really nice hostel with public bath”

We absolutely loved our stay here! They were super friendly and helpful with everything we needed. We decided to extend our stay for an extra night and they arranged to avoid needing to check in and check out from our room

Reviewed April 26, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
DAISUKE from Japan
Family with young children
Japanese Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

最高でした。誰にも教えたくない。”

Good location. From the terrace, you can see Okishima on the opposite bank. 3 minutes walk to the beach. Room with a beautiful shared bath. There is a wooden deck in the shared bath, so you can enjoy the sun while listening to the voice of wild birds. You can freely use tableware and seasonings for cooking utensils. The water seems to be well water, so I could drink it deliciously even when I brought it home. Soft water? It is good water. It's okay to come and relax during the off-season. I want you to do your best without hitting the Corona depression. Thank you very much.

Reviewed August 03, 2020
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