First we talked about guest houses etc. Then I looked at various search engines like hotels.com and found hotels for same price as many hostels and guest houses. Some cheaper, some slightly higher, but so worth it as it's such small amount of money.
When we go to Hokkaido we have planned to go to Hakodate and Sapporo.
We'll spend 24 hours in Hakodate, look at the evening view and enjoy onsen (hot springs).
We even found a hotel including onsen!! And dinner and breakfast (^0^)
We'll spend 3 nights and 4 days in Sapporo together, I will have one extra night since I'll head back to Korea the day after.
I found a really good Best Western close to Sapporo Station, which is good for our day trips, to 旭山動物園 (Asahiyama Zoo) and probably Otaru.
I also booked a separate hotel for that, not as fancy as Best Western but good enough for one night.
It was either that or hostel, still hotel Sho (I know..Arashi ^^) was cheaper. Anyway I read some of the reviews made by Japanese customers and 90% seemd pleased so it should be fine I guess ^^
The location is close to a subway station so it's all good!!
In all... one step closer to Japan, and for now my wallet is crying!! :P
Paying for all hotels, tickets etc is not cheap (^^;;)
Hakodate Yunokawa Onsen is one of the oldest and the best Natural Hot Spring spot in Hokkaido. It has been loved as therapeutic bath since around the year of 1650.
Hotel Banso offers Japanese-style and Western rooms with personal attendant service, indoor and outdoor natural hot spring baths and a karaoke bar. Facilities include a souvenir shop, drinks vending machines and a games corner.
Hotel Banso official website (ENGLISH)
Situated in Sapporo, Best Western Hotel Fino Sapporo is close to Sapporo JR Tower, Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and Hokkaido University. Also nearby are Sapporo Beer Museum and Clock Tower.
Best Western Hotel Fino Sapporo (ENGLISH)
Situated in Sapporo, Hotel Sho Sapporo is close to Ramen Yokocho, Sapporo JR Tower, and Sapporo
Hotel Sho Sapporo official website (ENGLISH)