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This is a little and cozy hostel in Asakusa, a couple minutes walking from the main sightseeing area. Staff is friendly and helpful, and the common area is a great place to meet and chat with both fellow travelers and local people. I really enjoyed my stay there!
good nice and new place. not much space for backpacks, but usual for japan. no ques for toilette/shower, even there were just 2... nice host and staff.
Nice place, friendly staff, convenient location, good neighbourhood (Asakusa). They don't have lockers, but they do have bike locks to secure your bags, plus small safety deposit boxes at the front. Only concern is lack of central heating, but most of Japan is like this except Hokkaido. Recommend staying at this hostel.
overall is very good，will be back again for sure
This hostel is small but cosy. The common area is a great place to meet up with the rest of the guests, both international & Japanese guests. The owner is a very nice lady who will introduced the guest to each other, so that we can 'break the ice' much easier. I love my stay here. The only thing I'm not very pleased is there is no warm water (icy cold from the cold weather) for the basin upstairs to wash my face, but it's fine as the heater for the basin in the kitchen is on. Worth staying.
Perfect hostel; clean, close to a useful subway station, nice area, very communal. The staff were very helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
I LOVE this hostel and definitely recommend other people to stay in it. Great staff, cute design, it seems to attract a really awesome bunch of people too, I met some wonderful people here. I've stayed in loads of hostels all over Japan and this one has the most comfortable beds in all of Japan. I stayed in the mixed dorm, I normally prefer female but it was fine, there are privacy curtains. The location is OK.
RBs is a cozy and unique guest house which is renovated small traditional house. Very clean and tidy, relaxed place in a middle of the historical area, but not for a party people.
One of the staff was looking pretty pissed all the time. Other than that, I liked the unusual way the hostel was designed, the small number of travelers it could only fit- so that people could mingle well. To me the latter is all a good hostel is about, therefore my third time there.
Very nice and helpful staff. The location is also very nice. You can easily meet other backpackers there. I would go there again.
Every thing was clean and convenient with regard for all guests and the environment. Tastefully artistic facilities all in good order. Close to eat houses, shopping and venues of interest. Transport out of Asakusa and to Narita was easy to access.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Nice small hostel with good location, close to subway and Tokyo Sky Tree Tower. Comfortable beds with curtains. Could stay there again if we go back to Tokyo.
Really do recommend staying here. It has the benefits of a larger hostel I.e. group activities, lots of info, 24hr redemption etc. although fortunately it doesn't have that laddish culture you can sometimes find. Everyone who I met was very friendly and easy going. Only way this could be improved and I'm clutching at straws here is wifi throughout the building, not just on the ground floor.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great little hostel, very friendly and welcoming. Always a nice atmosphere and a good choice of music, and lots of nice touches (like the fact that the hostel's maps list all the bars in the neighbourhood with free WiFi). Great staff, too. Thanks guys!
Lovely hostel, great staff, and a decent location with a nice, if small, communal area. I slept fine, though the room was a little warm; the fan seemed more for ventilation than air cooling.
This is a tiny hostel with limited bed but has everything you look for staying. The staffs were super friendly and they leave a very good impression to me. The location is not really close from the station (I prefer the one with only 2 minutes walking distance), but still not too far and acceptable. I definitely will recommend this hostel to anyone.
One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Good location and facilities and very nice and helpful staff. Above all, the hostel is relatively small and very cozy. There really is a strong community feeling between the travelers. It was nice to sit in the common area and to chat with people about their experiences in Tokyo.