Hotel Kawase Tokyo and Capsule Reviews
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it's a capsule so don't think of sleeping there more than one night. Everything is old, the capsule was old and smelly and the bathroom were just old and there was only one western style toilet. For that money, go to a hostel. If they would renovate the spaces and put new capsules it would be worth the money. Good thing: it was warm and silent.
Though no higher expectations about capsule, I think this one is poorer than normal capsule, staff can‘t understand english at all and not very nice and considerable. The most common service is a kind of luxury here. But for this price with the good location, you can’t expect any more. that's it.
Definitely not a place for foreign tourist. Its a japanese business hotel trying to convert into an international hostel, but far away from achieving it
Second time that I am staying at this Hotel/ Hostel/capsule. It has a great location in Asakusa, Tokyo, right next to the Metro station Asakusa. Both times a have been during low season, so the price was very convenient, the only 2 things that I do not like it is that people are allowed to smoke in the hall that is right outside the Dorm, so that annoyed me a lot. Toilet are not very clean, not dirty, but smelly.
Location is good, receptionists dont speak english....hufffttt.....n the place is so old.....not really recommended
the capsule room has just been upgraded with a flatscreen tv as well as better wifi reception..this is actually my 3rd return in 3 years~ highly recommended for budget traveller. for photos and review do visit http://hcvv.blogspot.com/2012/04/hostel-review-hotel-kawase-tokyo-and_21.html
Nice experience in Hotel Kawase. It's only 2 minutes walking from Asakusa station and very cheap. The bad points: not very new and only 1 bathroom for the ladies.
great value and surprisingly better than expected considering the price.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Bad attitude from the recepcionist all time, if you wanna use wifi in the first floor there is not, if you wanna wait in the common area after check out is not allowed, if you spend some minutes more the recepcionist will ask you for money... so think twice in choice this option.
if you want someone to chat and have fun, this is not the right place. many locals stay long here. the good thing is privacy, and good sleep. the location is just a few steps from subway.
Let me provide a disclaimer for the low ratings: I never stayed here, and the reason why I didn't stay here would upset anyone if they experienced the same. I booked my hostel room at Hotel Kawase & Capsule about a week in advance, but somehow they didn't have my reservation. Either they just didn't process the reservation, or they had given my room away; regardless, I was very upset. They didn't let me use their computer to find another hotel. I was really unhappy with their customer service.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Value for money in Tokyo, a high living standard city.
I enjoyed my stay here. It's not the Ritz, but for the price and location, I feel it was the best place I could get. Despite the place being old, all the facilities worked great and they have fast wifi. Whenever you leave, don't forget your key! The staff will expect you to leave it with them anytime you leave. The staff themselves are very sweet... if you follow their rules. The older gentleman who runs the hotel is a pro at origami, so it's a good way to strike up a conversation with him.
Capsule Hotel right next to Tokyo Metro Stop - Ginza Line. Easy to get to from JR Tokyo station. Helpful staff, locker available, power supply in capsule to charge devices. OK for one night to stay!
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.
I enjoyed my stay here for 1 night. The capsule is very comfortable. It has TV inside the capsule, the only drawback is lack of power socket. This place is good if you want your own private time and being anti-social. Staffs cant' speak english, luckily i learned Japanese and able to communicate with them.. Friendly staffs (if you speak the language).
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