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Khaosan Tokyo Original Reviews

2-1-5 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, 111-0034, Tokyo, Japan

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84%

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1586 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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94%

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91%

nice atmosphere nice staff i'll stay there again next time


86%

A really convenient place to stay, imagine being near Asakusa station which is only more than an hour from Narita airport. Add to that the nice view of the Sumida River from the room I stayed in, Khaosan Tokyo Original is indeed a great choice for travellers for value and convenience. Allen, Samantha and Hayato were very attentive to the guests. Unfortunately, my stay was short and I did wish I had more time to bond with these cool guys and the other interesting people. Until then, mata ne! :)

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Thank you for the great accommodations! The locating was excellent! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We were immediately helped and the check in process was quick. Our room was very spacious, and even came with personal lockers. I have one small issue with the bathroom facilities, especially the toilet room being extremely small, I was almost unable to close the door, and the WIFI did not work in our room, and we would have to step just outside our door to reach the WIFI signal.


74%

The location is great and the staff are helpful and wonderful. But Khaosan Original is an old hostel, so the bathroom and room are very small and cramped. Try the newer ones such as Khaosan Ninja, Kabuki, Theatre for newer facilities and room design.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

For the same amount of money, I can stay in a better place with more facilities available. There are no lifts so it is really troublesome if you are bringing large suitcases. The room is really small and has no place to put a table. The toilets and other facilities are pretty old. And there is only hair dryer on the 1st floor. It is near a metro station but not JR, so one has to transfer to a local subway line. And there is no lift at the nearest exit.


74%

pros: good location very close to subway, lots of eating options nearby, very cheap - good for budget travellers cons: extremely cramped quarters...i guess that's why it's the "Original"...everything that came after it was an upgrade. also the bathrooms stink...mainly from damp towels etc....their shower does not drain so you basically stand in 2 inch deep water as you shower.


89%

lovely staff, very happy to help you in any way they can!


100%

very good staff very nice place all staff friendly thanks a lot


100%

Really clean, super nice staff! The view from the room is amazing! You can see the river and the iluminated skytree from your dorm! They provide lockers for your personal stuff and they put curtains in the dorm, so you could have privacy. The location is also very good, near asakusa station and walking distance from kaminarimon gate. The only problem is the shower, which is really small.


77%

Pros: Great location near Senjo Ji. Friendly staff. Cons: Only one washing basin on each floor. The toilet smelled.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


66%

Receptionist staff are fluent in English but housekeepers are unprofessional. There is only 1 direct bed sheet to cover mattress. Everyday there are new tourists coming in and fill in for a bed in the dormitory room, therefore housekeepers do not have many chances to clean the whole room despite collecting used bed sheets. The hostel doesn't maintain standard of cleanliness, in which there must be a sweat-proof layer between mattress and bed sheets.


74%

Had a good time at this hostel, it's a little old and small, but ti's good value for your money. Would stay here again.


100%

It was my first time staying in the Original...and it won't be my last. Both the price and location can only be beat by the hospitality of the staff. But taller folk should remember to watch their heads when entering some of the dormitories though. P.S. Don't forget to go to the parties thrown by this and Khaosan's other locations (FREE FOOD)!


91%

The aircon is quite warm


89%

Does what it says in the tin- friendly staff


71%

It smelled a bit musty everywhere, but that might have been because it poured the whole weekend, and everyone's stuff was wet from being outside. Other than that, the mattresses were super comfortable and the view was fantastic (even though it was rainy!). I enjoy staying at Khaosan hostels - they always deliver comfortable beds, clean rooms, and friendly staff for a great price.


83%

Friendly staff, location is excellent, but doesn't have good facilities ex. they provide only one hair dryer for all customers while it was taken by a customer so we couldn't dry our hair. Clean but not spacious, value for money, recommend this hostel if you want to visit Asakusa by walk.

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Great location, very close to Ginza

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Thanks for the help though we only stay one night , check-in late and check-out very early. The location and the view of our room is extremely good. Will choose Khaosan if I go to Tokyo next time!! Thanks


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