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AS House (Asakusa Smile) Reviews

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

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1911 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 58%Atmosphere
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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Hot water cut off on me mid-shower. If there was some kind of time-limit, I wasn't made aware of it. The showers have no lock, just a set of magnets to show 'Occupied'. Coin laundry available but bring your own detergent. It didn't feel too friendly but maybe I got the wrong day of the week.


The smell of 1/f floor & the bed sheet is quite bad.. & the washroom setup is quite dangerous for girl......no door lock...

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I booked 4 nights but only stayed for 3 of them since I was completely skeeved out by the place. The hostel is in a run down building which i wouldn't mind if they made sure to keep it clean and presentable. The floor was sticky when walking around with socks - which you had to since shoes weren't allowed. The showers didn't drain which resulted in a getting a footbath with the dirty water. And then last night i was woken up twice by the guy in the bunk above mine furiously masturbating. Great.


old building, everything stinks of cigarretes, not enough bathrooms for everyone (1 stall in each floor) wifi didnt work and there was no one to talk to about fixing it, it wasn't clean, the beds are horrible(thin futones on hard wooden boards), there were cockroches in the shower.stayed for 4 nights only had wifi on the first night and that was it. not worth the money at all!


Its cheaper than almost anything else in Tokyo, in a reasonable location for sight seeing in the day but a bit far out for nightlife. The smoking in the bar downstairs, funky smell throughout and location are the reasons I'd book somewhere else next time. The average rating of 6.0 is probably a fair representation.


Don't go to this hostel if you want to meet other travellers, there is no common area....


The placement of the hostel is great and we stayed in the both houses. I would definitely say that I didn't like the main one, as the first place you go to is the bar/reception, where people can smoke. The other house was tidier and nicer to stay at.


Standard hostel nothing missing nothing noteworthy. Asakusa isn't ideal location but hostel is close to subway stations so easy to get around !


Well, at least it is cheap


シャワールームがちょっと不便です。服を置く場所がありません。 and maybe the hostel can add a curtain at every bed cuz i think everyone should have their private spaces.

  • 25th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is a bit hard to find. The reception is at the same place as the bar which is quite hard to breathe not sure if they let people smoke inside. The smell in the toilet and washroom were not very pleasant. Overall it was alright.


It's an okay hostel for anyone who has not a lot of budget when it comes to a place to sleep. Yes it is near different stations and also near a lot of tourist spots. But don't expect much because the hostel is probably a few years old already. It is relativey clean and you can expect the basic commodities there.

  • 3rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Only stopped over for the night to travel to Osaka. Staff are friendly and helpful with good english. We checked in late while the bar was open and had no issue. Place was clean and fun the smoke smell did not seem to be an issue at all.


It's a non smoking hostel. But it's legal to smoke in the reception, where the.computers for the guests are, and the door tothe staircase is always open, so the smoke ends up in the.rooms.above anyway... :-/


The whole place smells of stale smoke as there is smoking allowed in the bar that is on the first floor, so you can hear people in the bar until all hours of the morning and the whole place stinks of smoke. The showers arent private, two in one room and toilets hardly ever had toilet paper. Apart from this the location in asakusa is good and it is cheap.


It smells, it's pretty grimy, the showers have no doors, you can hear exactly what people are whispering about in the next room, and the WiFi sucks BUT the staff are really friendly and there is a good atmosphere downstairs. It also seems to be the cheapest hostel in Tokyo, so it depends what your priorities are.


It's a typical rundown hostel. The room was very small, no room to put your bag, the beds made loud noises everytime you turn around and it's smells like cigarette smoke everywhere even though you're not allowed to smoke anywhere except downstairs in the cafe. Everything is clean though and the location is good.


Room smelt bad


Not too bad for how cheap it was. Not all that much to do nearby but an ok place to be based if you don't mind catching a 15 minute train to better locations when you go out. We did not get a locker to put our valuables in, but I think you could pay extra for one. The staff were friendly enough and spoke some English. There is a bar downstairs which adds some atmosphere, but we didn't actually go to it. It wasn't particularly clean but you can't be too picky for the price.


It definitely worth the price compared to the other places in Tokyo but don't expect something amazing. Really really basic. They have a kitchen which is really convenient ! Shower is clean as well. It's useless to talk with the local staff, they will not help you for nothing. It's Japan so it's really safe for everything you can let your bag and go, nothing will happen

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