Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi Reviews
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The capsule hotel was a highlight in our trip to Japan. It is so novel to sleep in little capsules and we adored the 24 hour onsen-style bathrooms with all the trimmings such as conditioner and razors to use. The beds are very hard here and you have to keep all your belongings in a locker which may be on a different floor to the bathrooms. Overall though the novelty more than made up for the quirks.
I liked staying in the capsule hotel overall. The only thing I would change is people talking in the capsules -- one girl was talking on the phone from 11 pm - 3 am very loudly.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
My capsule was fine, it had a tv and a socket to charge my phone, however my friends did not. A bit hard to find but once found its a good location with plenty bars and restaurants around. you have to leave your key when you go out so effectively they could go in your locker but maybe that's me being paranoid. Overall, glad I stayed.
I'm from Korea so I'm used to facilities like this, where there's public bath houses i.e. jimjilbangs, saunas, etc. I actually wish we had these capsule hotels in Korea. It's great for a quick stop, especially if you have an early flight. Accommodations are convenient and clean.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
A bit difficult to find even with clear directions but well worth the stay. Super comfey, quiet and low key capsule Hotel. Only improvement needed is having hand soap available in the bathrooms.
We stayed with a family. I didn't like the fact that our children were able to watch porn movies in their capsules. The staff should have told us or given us capsules without television.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
my God, it's an experience to try, The place is perfect, and the design of the capsule is so great u feel like in a movie of Star Trek taking a ship to the space ... It's really really great. And the staff try them best to make u enjoying your stay. the restaurant is good too for the ramen and breakfast and the chef is really kind!
This is certainly well worth a try. A very interesting experience. The facilities are old, but super clean. The location is perfect. The staff was helpful and they have everything you need to know at hand. The rules and regulations are something to get used to, but it is all part of the experience. My capsule did not have a plug, but you can charge your things on the 1st floor in a small locker (at a charge of course), not too big of a problem. I enjoyed my stay. Do it for the experience.
This is a very unusual hotel. It has it own system which is pretty bizarre...but it's worth the experience. They have a lot of rules and the staff is pretty strict if not rude. Not so much command of English. Despite all, it has a very common bath with hot spring pools and a sauna, a comics room, and the most depressive common area (RELAXATION ROOM) ever with wif spot, TVs, reclinable chairs and games. It is not necessarily but interesting. It is a great location surrounded by shops, pubs.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Location and facilities were very good and real value for money. Some negative points: I sent an email chceking my reservation which no one replied to. I would really have liked a charging point in my capsule rather than having to use the charging lockers on a different floor. There aren enough lockers for the women's bathrooms, I think some of the keys have been lost and not been replaced.
Great hostel in a perfect location, but it is allowed to smoke inside the facilities. That made me ill and I had throat issues for 2 weeks following my stay.
Don't think I'll be coming back here. Quite a shabby interior, would be nice to have a regular shower as well. Capsules were quite noisy, toilets weren't clean.
Difficult to find. Hot and no temperature control. No power points in your capsule. No proper shower facilities. No doors to your capsule so you can hear EVERYTHING.
Good place to try out the whole capsule thing and great location in Shinsaibashi with heaps of shops and clubs. Only issue was there was no western shower, only traditional Japanese communal bathing facilities.
large japanese capsule hotel where they dont cater for tourists, but nevertheless staff speaks english and is very happy to help you out with anything. location is great in the center of a good part of town.
The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.
The female dorms do smell like smoke like some other reviewers mentioned, but I still enjoyed my stay. The capsules are very cozy and it was an overall very interesting! Definitely not a typical hostel experience. Good location too.
where can you find a $35 bucks lodging with unlimited free sauna! Moreover, the location is walkable distance from dotonbori and murica! The only downside is inconsiderate capsule neighbours who snore or watch adult films without ear piece.
Great place, lovely bathing area but didn't realize till i got there that tattoos are officially banned (nothing to say this on booking info!) fortunately I had lots of large plasters with me so i didn't need to stay hot and smelly!