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AS House (Asakusa Smile) Reviews

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

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1372 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Got scared by the bad reviews and then it turned out to be really nice! Clean, comfy, nice people...


Nice hostel with good facilities like a kitchen and laundry. However I saw a couple of cockroaches in the kitchen and there needed to be more utensils to really cook. Rooms were pretty small but that's expected in tokyo. Nice bar and common room area downstairs.


Good service and good helpfull staff! We had a good stay at Asakusa Smile! Only thing, sometimes a bit cold in the lounge. But it was also cold outside....


unfriendly staff inconvenience if your room at second building (Bekkan). Hard to find the 2nd building. The hostel signboard is no where to find. All guests I've met having the same problem to find the hostel and only found the entrance from the other guests who's going out.


Quite a bizzare set-up. Very few showers and toilets and having the shower separated from the public hallway by a thin hanging sheet was unsettling. Cheap night in the dormitory tho so you get what you pay for. The bedding was clean and the location was excellent


great hostel which really feels like home. when i visit tokyo again, i will definitely stay here again.


If you're looking for a cheap hostel that provides only the essentials (roof over your head, a bed, and a shower with hot water) this is the place for you. The location is great but the staff were pretty unhelpful, there was no internet in my building, and the rooms were dusty and stuffy. The computers were also not working when I was there.


- unfriendly staff - atmosphere was pretty uncomfortable - it was not offered to lock the luggage


Great stay. Very convenient.


The cleanliness was pretty poor in the room where there was food and old clothes left in the private room. Floors throughout were dirty. The noise from the front door was constant, shook the whole bedroom. So with a hostel in tokyo where people are coming and going all hours of the day it was hard to get any sleep. Staff did the bare minimum and were not really present.


The wi-fi sometimes went crazy and it was unable to use. Somebody often smoked within the building, all the smoke came in to my room (I havr allergic from smoke). My window was blocked, unable to open and my room was dark day & night. The bathroom should be rebuilt, it was disgusting. Please, no limited reception, after 15h flying I had to wait 3h to chek-in, I was angry.


I stayed at the second building. First, there is only 1 shower for the whole guest, at least 15 guest if fully booked. Second, there is no wifi internet, no public computer. Third, there is no staff to take care of guests in the second building, if anything happened you have to walk to the main building to find someone there. Fourth, the room and the bed was full of dust. My friend and I even got a rash. I think these are enough for not going back again.

  • 13th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff was very rude and the rooms weren't cleaned in ages. There even was a cockroach in the kitchen. I don't recommend this to anyone unless you are only spending one night.


Some people smoke at door then the atmosphere is very bad in all building. I ordered single room but AS House give me two people dormitory. The bed is very big and it's height is small. So I can't sit in bed. If I sit in bed, my head will hit other bed. The space is very small. Facilities are very old or bad.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


If you have low budget and stay for a short term I recommend asakusa smile hostel is a good option. The location is convenient and quiet. See you next time.

  • 26th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


i found cockroaches on my bed...very dirty.and chinese receptionist was really unfriendly...


Good cheap hostel in Asakusa area. But if you stay in the second building, Bekkan, the atmosphere is different, outside of the nice ambience of the main building, and the WiFi is very poor, when it is working.


100En store is nearby. Moreover public bath and cleaning is 100m away. And traditional japanese okonomiyaki restoraunt is in neighbour house 2nd floor. 5 min from subway. Cheap. A bar in lounge. Good location.

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The girl at the reception is grumpy, rude, not friendly at all. Very disorganized. They should get better staff. Hostel is not really safe, anybody can go up to the rooms. But in japan, everything is safe. Kitchen is basic, dorms are big. Clean showers. Location is great, asakusa area is beautiful and close to subway. great great atmosphere. there is a bar! i had the best time here because i met really cool people. Thanks to my new friendss Alex, Ben, Vicente and all the guys. You made my stay !


Should be cleaner

  • 18th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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