Hotel Kawase Tokyo and Capsule Reviews
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It was a capsule hotel, so not a whole lot to be expected. I slept with my clothes on. TV`s in the capsules though. It was OK for the price.
If you need to crash for a night near Asakusa this is a useful find. However, proximity to noisy Asakusa nightlife may not be ideal for everyone. Capsule was not very clean and quite old. Staff did make up for this - a lovely elderly lady and a younger lady run the hostel and there is a common room which is open until very late, with free tea and coffee and a rice cooker.
If you want a bed for the night then this place is ideal. My bag would not fit in the locker and socket did not work in the capsule.
Depending on your own personal standards this place isn't that bad. The worst thing about it was people can literally smoke right outside your bedroom door which meant the smell sept through into the room. They also will come up with their own prices for the rooms on weekends but it was still only 25000yen. Asides that it was great for the price, right beside the metro, free wifi, washer and dryer, shower and more.
Nice place to stay with very kindly staff!! best recommend
It's a slightly run-down capsule hotel that feels more like a hostel with a bit overly strict owners. Nothing is new and not all the capsule functions seem to work, but everything is decently clean. Beds, although the capsules are more like bunk beds. Access to the Asakusa subway station is insanely short, internet is free and there are free amenities in the common room. It's not a real "capsule hotel" experience, but ridiculously cheap as far as Tokyo goes and perfectly serviceable.
We canceled one of two nights, but when we arrived they wanted us to pay the total amount, although we canceled it on time. Then the staff insisted that we have to pay first and then to see the room, which is very uncommon. Also, they didnt want to charge the credit card, but insisted on cash only. And during all that they were really unpleasant. Room was small, dirty and smelly. After that we went to Hotel Horidome Villa which was waaaay better, cleaner, on better location, and as cheaper.
Very friendly and helpfull staff.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Really nice capsule hostel. Hostel was clean and the staff was friendly. Location was good. Good value for money.
Cleanliness is the very problem of the structure: eg. one night I found a roach under my pillow. Nevertheless every facility worked perfectly and the value for the money was generally good. From this point of view, hardly you would find something better inside the center of Tokyo
The smoker's area was right in front of the capsule space and next to the bathroom sinks so it was a bit annoying to go through the smoke cloud every time I went past.
Nice little place, nothing special but for the price and location, you can't expect much more. Kawase is somewhere between a typical hostel and capsule hotel, with beds that are enclosed with curtain and an onsen on the premises, yet also regular showers and mostly international travelers. Feels a little outdated in style and bathrooms could be a tad cleaner, but the shower was fine and bedsheets were quite clean. Again, for the price and location, these are tradeoffs worth making.
Terrible environment for this hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Hong Kong
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
it's really cheap. just the bed seem not clean enough!
Reception desk is 24h open, very handy. Ok for 1 night, but not more. Quite noisy at night with people coming and going. The common room is not being looked after very well. Biggest drawback: the only power socket available in the capsule is the one from the TV!
Very cheap place, It is why i choosed it. If you want to stay one night in a cheap place : it is perfect for you. More than one night : forget it. The staff are not friendly at all. Everything is dirty. Again, for one night, it is ok, not more
Highly recommended for short stays and this is my second time staying here. Clean shower room. Toilet in the female dorm has a weird smell though. Only hot drinking water available, would be nice if (cold) water is available too. Take note of the check-out time!
Location is almost perfect: station, bank, post office, conbini, nice restaurants in all price range and Sensouji temple within walking distance. The capsule is kinda old, but clean. You have your own TV. Not a great place to make friends. I stayed for 3 days and one of the receptionists cannot speak English; he drew to help me understand. Good staff, great location, and okay facilities - I'll definitely stay again.
I was happy with my bed and the girls in the other capsules were lovely. The reception lady was really friendly and helpful. The girls dorm I stayed in did not have a lock on the entrance door however so anyone could walk into the lift/stairs and get into our room. We had a locker so my personal belongings weren't a worry, however I felt a man could easily access our room if he had wanted to. Just a suggestion for future reference really.
Staff were very helpful. English-speaking staff went above and beyond to help us with directions and other issues. Even staff who did not speak English was very friendly and was as helpful as he could be.