Hostel Raizan Kita, Nishinari Shin-imamiya Reviews
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The building was pretty old, and there were only 2 sockets in the room. The view from the window was onto the concrete wall of next building only 1 metre away. Also, in the morning the water from the red side of the tap was cold =p However, I was pleasantly surprised (since this is a 'low-cost' hostel, anyway) to see a box with tissues, 2 towels and a pack with a toothbrush and toothpaste, and even a TV =) in the room and a towel (changed every day) near the sink in the bathroom.
We were lucky to get a non smoking room. Because of the smoky smell of the escalator, I don't want to imagine, what the smoking rooms would have been like... Our Room was clean, no luxury, bur for only sleeping it's ok. The bath in the basement would need some work done. It was ok to use, but not very clean.
Good place to hide away in your room between travels (comfy Western style bed, A/C, TV, fridge, towel & robe). Most staying here are Japanese (cheap Business Hotel), so contact with fellow travelers will be limited. The communal bath is great, but there are 24 hour showers for those too shy. (I had 2 wonderful baths a day!) 5th Floor is non-smoking with VCR. 3rd floor has been renovated - remote control lights & an interesting video channel! Staff speak little English. Great value for the price.