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AS House (Asakusa Smile) Reviews

2-20-10 Higashi Komagata, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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1497 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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Very dirty-especially in the common areas and there were bed bugs the 1st night.so the next morning I woke up with lots of bites at my legs.small room. was happy to change the room for my 2nd


Having now stayed in countless hostels i rate this as the worst so far. The drinks downstairs in the bar were some of the most expensive we found in Japan. the lights don't work or the toilet doesn't flush. I had to fix the cistern myself at one stage. the bed sheets didn't even fit the bed. not by a little either. by about a foot and a half. Recommended if you need a last resort bed in Tokyo.


It has a good location, it is a few minutes to walk to nearest station and if you are a good walker you can even make it to JR station. It is quite clean , i mean you have all sheets and stuff clean served. But it had only one single shower for the whole building! We ere in the annex building where all dormitories are and only one shower in hot humid Tokyo! that was a bit messed up. Wireless is also quite weak. apart from that do for a cheap price it is alright!


The kitchen facilities were very poor with very few utensils. Cleanliness was very poor and non smoking areas were used to smoke in. Not the place to stay if you are a school group.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


My "room" was a closet between the shoe rack and the toilet (with broken door), phone was broken, no light over entrance step, shower window won't close, hot shower tap difficult to turn on, shower door is glass, air-con blew up when used, air-con sealed with wrapped towel, no window, power points only for low wattage electrical items, no instructions (or laundry powder) in laundry, reception several blocks away.


Stayed in sister hotel. No reception, no one locks doors, only one shower wtf mate.

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I have travelled extensively this is my first hostel review only because so many bad comments on this hostel I stayed here twice and really like it these softco#ks who bag this place toughen up or pay 10000 yen if you want soft pillows and all the rest of the bullsh#t you complain about as for stolen stuff security lockers are provided so no excuses to many marshmellows around now a days just a pack of bitches and one of the barstaff is so cute wow I luv her ( lol ) give it a go.


Good for basic no-frills accommodation. Handy location and lots of common space. Nice small dorms but very ill equipped and unclean kitchen and particularly unsanitary showers. Despite this, all ran smoothly and nice and cheap.


there are many bed bags!


Improve cleaning the bathroom and kitchen are disgusting to the point he had to use outside showers and bathrooms

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Avoid like the plague. Strong words? You bet: In one week, 4 guests had their valuables stolen; one of them had everything taken and had to go to his embassy. The hostel, which is made up of two buildings, is is shockingly dirty, even the "new" building (which has no staff members btw, open 24h to anybody). The facilities like in rural prison, most kitchen appliances burnt, broken or homemade. The staff aren't bad people, just don't give a flying f---. I could go on and on: trust me, just no.


Unless you were just released from prison you will not find the beds comfortable. Felt like we were sleeping on a wire fence with a sheet over it. Staff were pretty unhelpful, atmosphere was DEPRESSING. Wifi didn't work. Only slight positive was price - relatively cheap but to be honest probably not worth it in the end.

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Credit cards being stolen at the locked trunk in the hostel's room and unauthorised transactions made!!! Crazy ! I am not the only case during the stay!


We had an unpleasant stay in Asakusa Smile. The bathroom and basin were flooded. Stinky smell when we stepped in the reception as well as in the room and toilet. The room was not being cleaned before we checked in, the dust was all over the bed frame and window. Even though this is a just budget hostel, they must at least to improve the cleanliness of the rooms before they let the guests in. This is the basic requirement a hostel must provide to their guests.


Bathrooms really stinky Hotel very dirty Unfriendly staff Bad atmosphere don`t go there !


Runaway !!!! Worst hostel ever !!!!!!! I stayed 2 months in Japan, I did almost 15 hostel, even cheaper than this one, and this is the worst I EVER seen.... The only good thing is the bar which is located inside the hostel which is nice to meet new people. Otherwise every room are stinky & wet, lot of dust everywhere.... Restroom and showers are so dirty !!!! I never seen that before. Even my dog sleep in a better place !!! At least it pushed me to stay outside as long as possible....


Bathrooms weren't super clean, and the toilets had a foul smell.


If you're looking for a place where you get no sleep, wake up feeling filthy and stare at grubby neglected walls. Book yourself in here. Terrible kitchen facilities which staff begrudgingly clean for free lodging occasionally. Not enough toilets for each floor that smell like death. Great place to meet other travellers sharing the same sentiments about the place. It is cheap but you can stay in far better places for the same price if you book ahead.


Our 6 bed-room was quite small so that there was not that much room to move and put the luggage. Nice bar and thanks for the free welcome drink. It is great to have wifi on every floor. Location is great.


I would not call this place a hostel. I don't know how i would call it, but this is not a place where the staff is trying to make your stay comfortable. The rooms are ok and clean. The location is good. Cheap hostel. This is the good side. Now the bad one. There were 2 toilets on my floor (5 people in my room, 3 other rooms, so possibly 20 people), one was broken, the other one didnt close.The worst part is that I stayed 5 nights and they never cleaned this unique toilet!! The smell doesn't li

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