Hayashi Kaikan (Yokohama Hostel Village) Reviews
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My friend and I booked a "twin" room for two people and, when we arrived, discovered it was the same size as a private single for one person (3 tatami mats). As for the facilities, there was only one shower per floor, the kitchen doubled as the washroom, and the doorknob to our room came off in my hand. The staff were friendly enough. However, the only time we ever saw them was when we checked in. All in all, definitely not worth 2250円 per night.
A bit different than your normal hostel - lodging/rooms are across the street from the office on the 4th floor and up with no elevator. The first 3 floors are occupied by working-class locals. Nice rooftop deck/garden though to hang on! There is WiFi up by the deck but it doesn't work in the bedrooms. This place obviously used to be some sort of roominghouse. There is also WiFi in the office, but they have no free PCs available to guests. An odd setup, but it is on the edge of Chinatown area.
Nice enough place with a nice vibe in the internet area. 5 floors up with no lift was a little tedious with our heavy bags but it was mentioned in other reviews so didn't come as a surprise. I'm pretty sure our room for 2 was just a room for 1 but with an extra bed/mat in it (the room was so small we couldn't actually lay both mats next to each other without overlap and our bags had to be wedged in the doorway. Next time we'd book 2 single rooms (same price) and use one for our bags!