The property's only a 3 min walk from the closest bus stop (Goryu Hondinirichi) for the snow shuttles, or a 5 min walk to the next closest (Hotel Oak Forest) which operates a few extra shuttles. Also only a 5 min walk to the main strip in Echoland which has a bunch of bars & restaurants.
The hosts Yoshi & Rob were super helpful and friendly. Picked us up from Hakuba Station when we arrived and dropped us off at Happo Bus Terminal when we left. Also gave us a lift to the bus station on a separate day when we needed.
No complaints about the room. It's very standard but had all the basics that we needed. Heater worked well, we were never cold. There's a small drying rack for hanging some of your clothes which was handy. Bathroom was small but not too small. Shower water pressure was good and didn't have any issues with hot water. There is no fridge in the room, we left whatever we needed to keep cold (yoghurts, beers etc) on the outer windowsill and that was totally fine!
The drying room for all your snow gear works well. It's small and can get crowded when there's a lot of guests but our stuff was always dry by morning and that's what matters.
The free breakfast was very basic but more than sufficient to get you through until lunch time. The cooked option was between either bacon, sausage, mushroom & scrambled egg or a vegetarian option which substitutes the meat for avocado. Both very small but you can also help yourself to the standard cereal, toast, juice, coffee & tea.