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AS House (Asakusa Smile) Reviews

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

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1748 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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I didn't like the hostel much, specially because of the value, and also because I compared with other hostels that I stayed right before this one. It was too much money for little comfort and cleanliness. The bathrooms need and update and also a very good scrub, not to mention the kitchen. Staff is nice, but the hostel is right above a bar that every night is full of people drinking and smoking: the noise is ok, but the smell of cigarettes is all over the place, in every floor. Location is fine.


too dirty and unsafe since doors were open even at night and no staff.


Where to start!!! AVOID THIS HOSTEL AT ALL COSTS!!! The bar and reception are filled with junk, really dark and smokey it's horrible. The whole hostel is really unclean. The showers stink and are caked in mould. A genuine health hazard using them. The kitchen is disgusting with almost nothing in it. We ended up in the second building where the front door is wide open and nobody works so anyone can walk in. Security is a joke.


The room and showers were extremely dirty. The shower door to the men's shower did not lock properly. The mattresses had a lot of yellow stains, and we stayed in a private room. The lobby contained a smoking area, which was extremely unpleasant to walk through. The only thing positive was that they offered a "welcome drink" ticket, but all I could think about, was getting the heck outta this place first thing in the morning.


I find it hard through the medium of English language to actually describe to you how bad this hostel actually is. First of all, I have seen cleaner toilets on a Mumbai train than what we have had to endure during our stay. Secondly the staff. Completely unfriendly and messed us around double booking beds and rooms, eventually moving us to a completely different building. Of which there are no lock


The cleanliness in this hostel was way below average. The rooms were dirty, there was a lot of mould in the showers, the kitchen was horrible. Everything was sticky, there were nearly no dishes, no cutlery, the oven looked awful and everything was so dirty. The small lamps in our room didn't have light bulbs. The lobby was a smoker's lobby, so the smell was in all other floors as well. It was cheap, yes, but for us, the kitchen was outrageous... The location was fine though.


smell cigarette in corridor, need some time to clean up dust & floor. However, Asakusa Smile is good as the last choice.


The hostel facilities were very dirty(stains on the matresses,lot of dust in the room, mold in the room &especially in the common shower facilities, insects in the kitchen ), it smelled of smoke everywhere as the reception area is a bar at the same time, you have to walk through this "bar" everytime you enter or leave the hostel. Didn't really feel safe either and even though they have lockers to rent out, I prefered taking my valuables with me all the time.


- One night I came to the hostel and the entrance door was wide open and nobody around. - The check in - check out counter is in a smelly dim light bar and located somewhere else than the rooms. - Check out time is early at 10:00 AM and you need to subtract 15 minutes to walk there. And you also have to consider that you're not only one that wants to use the shower at that time. - The toilet was the only toilet I encounterd in Japan that did not have the spaceship buttons.


シャワールームと廊下の仕切りがドアとのれん。廊下からドアを開けると、のれん越しに脱衣所が丸見え。 部屋や共有スペースにロッカーはあるが、鍵が壊れてたり、わたしが使えるのはひとつもなかった。 ウェルカムドリンクがあったので、それはよかった。


i would stay there longer and enjoy using the ground floor lounge/bar if it wasnt so smoky! i admit im quite sensitive to smoke but this place would be so much better without smoking allowed indoors. it comes up into the rooms too.


You know, this is the most terrible hostel in my life!!!! The facilitates are really poor!!! I can't use heater in my room whereas the temperature inside is only 2˚C !!! So crazy!!! In addition, I got the other building which didn't have resepsionist in there, howcome???? These building have 3 floor and OLNY HAS 1 SHOWER ROOM!!!! WTF!!! REALLY DISAPPOINTED TO LIVE HERE AND NEVER GO BACK HERE AGAIN!!!!


The most unclean place we have ever stayed. Please clean up regularly. And not enough showers and toilets for the occupants.

  • 7th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Rooms were really small, barely enough space for our bags. To be frank, toilets at the train stations were cleaner than the ones on our floor. :(


I would say I will not come back to stay at this hostel again. They have 2 selerated bulidings. Even the new one is not too far from the old one. However, there's no reception on that new building. I have to walk between these two. Moreover, only 1 shared bathroom and toilet to be used for the whole building and they are very dirty. Kitchen is smell very bad and dirty too. It is a very bad experience staying at this hostel.


We had mold in the room. Mold! Black mold growing on the ceiling. Great for health Also, never look beneath your bed or anywhere in the showers. There is tons of dirt and dust. And not just hard-to-get ones, but dirt that could easily be wiped away in one swish. Everything reeks of dirt. And the other guests were plain annoying. Chatting late at night with their friggin' doors open, leaving hair of all kinds and tooth paste in the sinks, banging doors at night instead of turning the knob, etc

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


When we were there, we stay in the 2nd floor. Unexpectedly, we met cockroach there. I have to mop the floor that night to clear it up. On friday night, the bar so loud, the neighbor complain & ask the police to came in to keep quiet. Last but not least, The hotel name is Asakusa Smile, but there were no smile at all when we were there.


Showers are poorly set up and pretty grotty. You do get a free drink card on arrival which is nice. I've stayed here a few times when I can't find anything else in Tokyo and it's ok for short term stays. But it's nothing flash.


Pretty standard hostel, not too far from the station. Reliably average.


I quite enjoyed my stay at Asakusa Smile. I stayed in the sister building across the road which was very quite compared to the main building. It was a comfortable and roomy stay for a backpackers, very homey. Although the wifi was very bad, I could only use it in the common room and I could not pick up signal from my room. Although, it was not necessarily a bad thing as it improved the social aspect of the hostel. I would go back and stay again.

  • 31st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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