Hotel Kawase Tokyo and Capsule Reviews
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I've stayed at this hostel in the capsule dorm many times and it is my cheap go-to for nights out in Tokyo. The family that runs the hostel is very sweet. However, on my last trip, I stayed in a private room and would not recommend it. It was quite seedy with porn DVD's on the TV shelf and a dirty shower. The bed seemed clean and comfortable enough, but I wouldn't stay in one of the private rooms again. I will still stay here only for the capsule beds.
We had a double room for two nights. The room has been smoked in and badly smelled like that, turning on AC greeted us with even more smoke stink. Floor was stained, the phone was just nasty. We could see mattress stains through the sheets. The sheets themselves were clean though. There was trash and LOTS of dirt and dust under the bed. The lampshade was stained and the little seat cubes had stains. The room was equipped with adult DVDs and a coin operated DVD player, if you're into that.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
After a shaky start because they didn't have my reservation from hostel and also they didn't speak any english, I really enjoyed my stay here.. I ended up pulling the reservation up on my e-mail and straightened things out. There is a sweet Grandma that works here who gave me candy, and showed me a tour of the facilities. The bathhouse is nice with a spa. The common room is also nice. I would say it is good value for your money with a good location. The Turkis kebab place next door is awesome!
The capsule above me seemed to be halfway fallen down, I had to prop it up with the pillow to feel safe while sleeping. And all the cushions were dark and dingy and a bit scary looking, though all the linens were quite clean and nice. The tub and sauna were WONDERFUL, exactly what I needed :)
Two years ago I visited Tokyo the first time. Since then I stayed at the Hotel Kawase several times and can fully recommend it. It offers everything that I need. I love to stay in capsules and those of the Kawase although not the newest ones are the best ones I know, because the entrance is at the long side. Now I live in Matsudo (Chiba) but if I don´t want to go home or if I´m not able to catch the last train out of Tokyo/Taito I always stay at the Kawase. The location is perfect!!!
Great location and value. Great place to stay for a night whilst passing through
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
The stay in this hostel was okay, but only because my travel mate and I were some of the only ones there. The largest issue was the shower situation, and I cannot imagine how it would work had this hostel been full. There was 1 single shower and a 'shower room' that advised you to lock the doors, so essentially only 2 showers for the entire hostel.
Great place. Very near to subway stations. Lot of privacy. Everything was build a long time ago and therefore looks oldfashioned. But that causes the atmosphere of this special place. Good value for your money!
Really enjoyed my stay in this hostel, very convenient, the atmosphere and the staff were wonderful.
The hostel is in convenient location so it is easy to travel. Hostel itself: Toilets were very dirty with lots of dust in the corners. Showers and capsules were clean though there was only one normal shower on the 2 floor for both men and women. The other group of showers were in another bigger room, where temperature was equal to outside temp. Capsules are old, electricity sockets dont work inside, its very dark in the room. Most of the staff can hardly speak English.
This is always my hostel of choice in Tokyo. The facilities are a bit old, but if you are looking for a cheap place to crash in a great location, this is it. Also, the family that runs the hostel is very sweet--especially the Grandmother. She always offers tea, coffee, and anything else she has available.