Capsule Hotel Asakusa River Side Reviews
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This was perfect accommodations for me. I was only in Toyko as a tourist for one night and just needed a place to lay my head for the evening. The staff was very knowledgable and friendly. The facilities were clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend them.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Smoker-friendly. Non-smoker-unfriendly! Small onsen style bath and view of the river. Very nice! But really hard beds!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
A great hotel for the price. The rooms are nostalgic but clean and in perfect working order. The bed capsules are comfortable, private and quiet enough to get a great nights sleep. The onsen/sento and sauna is great, although the water could be a little hotter. Panaramic rooftop view of the river and Asahi building. It's very clean and there are too many reviewers reading 'hotel' in the title and expecting the Ritz. For the price, it's the best in Tokyo!
Check out time is really late, but it'S the same everywhere in Japan
Facilities were clean, there was soap and shampoo available in the public bath (there is one for women!), and lockers for your bags. If you have larger luggage there is no real secure place to store it, but there is a subway station with lockers less than 5 minutes away (walking). There is no electrical outlet for you to use, so if you need to charge anything, be aware of that. If you want the capsule "experience", as I did, this hotel is a great place to get it.
This hostel is better than I thought. The down side is that there is no plug and no wify in your capsule. The capsule is relatively big though, it's just that the TV is totally unnecessary and your head might hit it.
Great location in Asakusa (very good neighborhood). Easy to get to the center of things and to the airport. I loved the onsen. Always nice to have a soak after walking and sightseeing all day. And the capsules were big enough for me and my pack.
It takes a bit of time to work out where everything is. The 9th floor has good views of the Sumida River. Common room is smoker friendly.
Very good value for money and in a great location for site seeing and very close to a subway station. Easy to get to from Narita airport.
We were passing through Tokyo for one night and it was perfect for a cheap novelty place. It was really close to the train station, but tucked around the corner so we had a bit a trouble finding it. Japanese are super helpful, so we just asked someone on the street. The ony problem is that your lugguage has to go in special lockers that cost $4 everytime you open them. They have key lockers for free on your floor, so you could just put your valuables in there and stick your lugguage on your be
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, and though the atmosphere was pretty dreary at times, the onsen on the top floor and common room were quite nice. Capsules were fairly average, clean but dull compared to others I've seen, but for the price well worth it imho.
Go to this hostel if you want a place to sleep the night and nothing else. It was dirty, i found the staff unhelpful, and two german toursits (which is out of the control of the hostel) defecated all over the bathroom. I have to pay for lockers if you want them, which is 600-800 yen per 12 hours (terrible if you have lots of luggage). The 'onsen' on the top floor was incredibly dirty, i couldn't bring myself to get in, it had dirt swirling around. I wouldn't return to this hostel.
The staff were all very professional and helpful, the location is really easy to access and just slightly out of the centre of Tokyo.
If youve got a big backpack, you have to use coin-operated lockers. The onsen on the top floor is nice. Ridiculously close to asakusa metro station.
Couldn't visit japan without trying a night in a capsule hotel but hope there are better ones than this one. Lost in the 70's and parts looked this was when it was last given a good clean. Capsule was a good size but light didn't work. Air con stank of cigarette smoke, yuk. Husband said the male onsen was great, offering a top view of the river
I really enjoyed the experience of staying in a capsule hotel. I had a little trouble finding the building because I could not find a good map and the building wasn't labeled with a good sign.
Really hard to find. bad directions on website. The girls floor door was never locked. While some of the staff was very friendly others weren't at all. Some of the other guests were really creepy like a young japanese woman with tons of makeup combing her wig. I don't care about the TV in the capsule but It would be better to have a plug to charge the phone and maybe a wifi connection on each floor rather than 4 connections on one floor. The fresh towels, linen and toothbrush everyday was great.
its dirty. late check-in time. unhelpful staff. just stay somewhere else
The capsule hotel conveniently is situated right at the Asakusa station. After check-in you change your shoes for sandals in which you walk around until you check out. There are big (cost money) and small (free) lockers available, but you can also take some luggage into your capsule. It has separated traditional bathrooms for male and female, which you really need to get used to. For example, you shower sitting on a plastic bench. It is definitely worth doing once in your Japan journey.
This place was really quite terrible. The bathrooms smelled and were dirty, the only security they had were lockers which you had to pay 400 yen for every time you opened it and every 12 hours by default. They give you a tiny little locker for free but the key goes to reception every time you leave the hostel which gives them access to your locker while you're away. Overall was a bit shifty. There was also only wifi on one floor. The capsule itself was fine, fairly clean and big.