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Always Niseko

Kabayama, Hirafu, Niseko, Japan
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Scout loves

  • Fantastic bar and restaurant on site
  • Modern, stylish touches throughout
  • Some rooms have great views of Mt Yotei and the ski slopes

Scout tips

  • Most rooms are small, with limited storage
  • The free shuttle to Hirafu and ski lifts can be crowded during peak times
  • Wi-fi internet access in all the rooms
  • Interconnecting Niseko rooms can be booked on request


Always Niseko is a brand new hotel by Nisade offering 104 stylish rooms in a variety of configurations. Great for couples, families and groups alike, this hotel has a modern vibe which makes it the perfect place to meet fellow powder lovers.

Clearly targeting a "younger" crowd, this new addition to Niseko spares the luxuries (and space) to create a quality, value option within walking distance of Hirafu. The hotel is decorated with bright, modern colours splashed on the walls and is clearly trying (quite hard) to be the coolest place in town. The rooms are more simply decorated, though they are all quite small and without a huge amount of storage. They do have comfy beds and great showers so it’s all about priorities! The Yotei suites, however, have plenty of room for up to four people and are definitely Scout’s pick – if you can afford to splash out a bit.

Always Niseko has an on-site bar and restaurant, perfect for kicking back after a day on the slopes drinking local beer and tasting some of the delicious cuisine on offer. Alternatively, walk in under 10-minutes (or catch the hotel shuttle) into Hirafu village where you can indulge in the nightlife – or for those seeking tranquillity an onsen instead.

The Always Niseko hotel rooms accommodate between two and four guests, but interconnecting rooms can be booked for families wishing to share. Each room features comfortable western beds and private bathroom facilities.

Although you’re not far from the chair lifts to the slopes, Scout suggests taking the free hotel shuttle for easy access to the village and ski lifts. 

Who should stay here

Always Niseko is perfect for “younger” guests with a range of rooms providing comfort at great value prices. Whether you’re a solo traveller or are visiting as a couple, family or group, Always Niseko is a great place to stay.

Scout Customer Reviews

I loved the fresh, young feel of Always Niesko and there was always a great crowd in the bar. The breakfast was great too! The rooms were on the small side. - Stephanie, Scout customer 2017

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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