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Hotel Kawase Tokyo and Capsule Reviews

2-19-14 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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73%

Rating
746 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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29%

In all of the years I've travelled, I have never had a worse experience than at Kawase in Tokyo, and I don't mean this in any hyperbolic sense. It was dreadful. The most positive thing I can say about the place was at least the bathrooms were cleaned daily. I don't have enough words to describe everything that went wrong, but let me try: The staff was rude; the capsule was dirty and smelly; the staff was the rudest; the security was non-existant; the staff was offensively unhelpful and rude.

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

First time for me in a capsule hotel. Probably my last one...


86%

Everything you need is good and clean. It has an old feel to it but that is what gives it character. Good value for money.


71%

Pros: cheap, great location (30 seconds from Asakusa station), bedsheets are clean Cons: capsules are old, lockers are small, room had a not-so-nice smell Staff does not speak much english, except for this one lady who was the most rude person I met in Japan


91%

Amazing place for the price. Beds are pretty comfortable and the facilities are fine. It's kind of far away from places like shibuya and shinjuku but you'll get there on the trains. Would stay here again


69%

Great for the price. Reasonably comfortable for a short stay (1-2 nights). Rooms were nicely air conditioned.


60%

Well, you get what you pay for, and this is the cheapest place in Tokyo, so do the math.


49%

The bathrooms on the 4th floor are incredibly dirty. The bunk room is dark and very ugly. The common area sinks are fine. The sheets were clean. The 1st floor lobby area was okay.

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


66%

Although the staff and the people I met there were nice, the atmosphere in this place was quite dull. Some brightening up would be appreciated.


86%

Very good place where to stay, free wifi, the capsule are awesome, ill go back there if ill go again to tokyo. The lady kept my luggage for one extra day when i checked out and she didnt charge me. If you are in tokyo go there!!! Next to the train station and close to the main attractions of the area!!!

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Good for the value. If you want a cheap night in tokyo


80%

Location is fantastic, close to Subway and skytree. Staff is friendly


86%

Hotel Kawase is exactly what it should be for the price. The building is super funky and old, and the layout of much of the hotel is cramped and haphazard, but the staff are friendly, the beds were comfy, there is a full bathing facility, free tea and a nice common space, and it is less than a minute away from Asakusa station. If you are used to staying in sparkling clean hostels with new facilities and young hip staff, then you will probably be disappointed.

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

i want spend more time in Japan when i visit again


60%

Great location, a nice common room and a good price. A locker is provided and the internet connection was fine. However, the place is on the grotty side and there isn't a great smell. That probably has something to do with the old smoking men dotted about the corridors... The capsule's look like they're from the early 1970's yet, somewhat anachronistically, there are pretty good modern TV's inside. Overall I'd recommend the place but remember you get what you pay for.


80%

Did not like that you can not leave luggage after check-out. For the rest everything is OK. I recommend this histel for this price.


63%

Dorm had a smell. Buff said.


80%

I enjoyed my stay here. Capsules are old, but comfortable and clean. Good common room and decent atmosphere. Close to transport, but quite far from some of the main districts. Would stay again.


63%

Great location and very close to the metro. However you get what you pay for, when you pay $20 a night in cash you can't really expect too much. The place was generally pretty dirty but the sheets in my pod were clean. I wouldn't recommend it for long stays but if you're on a budget I doubt you can find many places that are cheaper. It was an interesting experience living in a pod but the general uncleanliness would prevent any return visits. Front desk spoke some english

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

It is a capsule hotel will some pretty old pods. Has new tv's in them which was cool and the price was great but other than that i was a little shocked at the cleanliness of the whole place. If you need a place to sleep on the spot i would highly recommened it or any capsule hotel for that matter. But for a place to stay more than two nights go somewhere else. Staff did speak pretty good english though so asking for directions wasnt bad.


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