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The Yuyu GuestHouse is a small guesthouse that I wanted to sleep in Sapporo: small and decorated with minimalist Zen style, comfortable beds, perfect wifi, everything spotlessly clean, and friendly staff. Plus all the main sights of the city are within walking distance.

It’s actually named guesthouse, but it corresponds to one of our hostels, although much cooler, it must be said.

You can pick between various options at the time of booking: a double room with a private bathroom, ideal if you’re two, or a bed in a dorm, mixed or female-only. The dorms consist of wooden bunk beds custom-built, 140 cm wide (the bed is made like in a hotel), with a bedside table, light, and a comfortable curtain that provides just enough privacy. I chose to stay at the top, as I dreamed when a little girl <3

In the bathroom, always mixed or female-only, there are several showers with a comfortable dressing area, a separate toilet, the Japanese ultra-mega-galactic ones that now I absolutely want at home (!), and three large sinks with mirrored wall. You get complimentary soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste (toothbrush costs 50 yen), hairdryer, and even tampons, but no towels (face ones cost 100 yen).

The public areas are really very comfortable and tastefully decorated. There’s a nice library / sitting area on the first floor and the living room on the ground floor, where breakfast is served till 10 a.m. (coffee or juice, toast, mini croissants, and jams).

Breakfast costs 300 yen extra, but there’s also a fully equipped kitchen for guests who wish to cook, and thanks to this option, I met fantastic Jolly, a Hong Kong girl who decided to celebrate the Chinese New Year by cooking a typical delicious sweet snack. The living room is vivacious in the evening too: from 7 to 10 you get to grab something all together while drinking sake!

A few words on the staff: four people are working in this amazing hostel in Sapporo, but I only met the two girls, Saki, a sake’s expert, and Miwa, fond of smartphones and useful apps and a huge fans of Mika. They were fantastic, always helpful and smiling and very welcoming and when you travel this makes all the difference.

During my stay I also met one of their co-workers, the friendliest Nihei Kotaro, a new friend.

To make it short, if you are looking for a hostel in Sapporo I heartily recommend the Yuyu GuestHouse!

Yuyu Guest House, the best hostel in Sapporo

P.S. They also rent bikes at 500 yen per day, but Sapporo was buried under the snow during my stay, and I couldn’t ride…

Personal note

Thanks to my previous job and often for pleasure, I spent almost more time in hotels than at home in the last seventeen years. Here are those I consider special places not to be missed. Those I truly hope to come back to again and again…

These posts have nothing to do with sponsorships.

These are just places where I stayed and that I loved and felt like have to be recommended to everybody.

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Silvia's Trips

Hi there! My name is Silvia and after 15 years between the Paris Opera and the Palau de les Arts in Valencia I now run a boutique hotel in Cinque Terre, deal with tourism management and blogging, sail, horse-ride, play guitar and write about my solo trips around the world. For more info about me and my travel blog check my full bio.