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Capsule Hotel Asakusa River Side Reviews

2-20-4-B Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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595 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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it is easy to get there and the view from the top of the hotel beside the bath is really awesome

  • 23rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The common room looked dirty and it was filled with smoke from the heavy smokers. I was glad with the public baths, but apparently the men bath had really nice views, which I missed.

  • 19th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This was my first time staying in a traditional capsule hostel. My first impression was the stench of cigarettes but it got better after that. It turned out to also be quite sociable as there's only Wifi on one floor so people have to come together. There were quite a few tourists staying here so there were people to talk to! the only shock for most people is that the only shower is the communal one on the top floor. it closes at 9am (checkout:10am) so if you're not up early you can miss it!


No place to charge electronics in the capsule was a huge minus for me, but overall it was ok.


Super, thanks for helping me charge my phone, helpfull people!

  • 21st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Safe, inexpensive place to stay. Bed was clean but the public bath was kind of grimy.


i was very surprised how nice it is to stay at a capsule hotel, its very cozy, very quiet, and the spa at the top floor is amazing. the location is great, just right next to the subway. i would definitely stay there again. was a different experience.


4th floor where everyone sleeps, cockroach was seen roaming outside the doors. The level 2 facilities was not well maintain. However the stuff was very polite and the place is very easily accessible. The 9th floor bath facilities is great!

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's really hard ro find te place, because there's no sign of 'capsule hotel' at the entrance. The place is next to the Burger King, inside a hotel with a green sign.


To be honest, the hostel deserves a better rate. It is a hotel mixed hostel. Some (elder) people do not speak English (come on, they are Japanese). No smoky smell in the room, the cabin is big enough, the public bath for me a Taiwanese very good. Weakness: there is no power supply in the capsule. Anyway, you pay what you get.


great experience to stay in a capsule - an experience that only japan can offer


First time staying in a capsule hotel and it was better than I expected. My capsule fit me perfectly and had plenty of head space, which is good for taller people. The rooms were surprisingly clean. There are two subway stations located under a minute away. Only minor complaints were that Wifi was only available in the second floor lounge and the shower was public. Other than that, I would be glad to stay here again.


The capsules were cool but you couldn't charge your phone and there wasn't any wifi in the rooms. You had to go to the 2nd floor to get wifi which was very inconvenient! also theres carpet everywhere and it hasn't been cleaned in ages and smells bad (pee and cigarettes). The communal shower is also on the 9th floor which is inconvenient. I enjoyed my experience of sleeping in the capsule, it was very comfortable but the other stuff put a damper on my experience.


Dirty, dusty and overall nasty. Would not stay again.

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The system was a little confusing at first but we got the hang of it. The biggest drawback was not having Wi-Fi in the bunks. The bunks were cozy, clean, and fun. Would stay again!

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