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Sakura Hostel Asakusa Reviews

2-24-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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84%

Rating
1056 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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80%

Nice hostel in a good location, really close to the asakusa station. The room I stayed in was okay nothing special and pretty basic but clean with clean sheets and air conditioning and wifi - what else do you need :P hot showers and clean toilets. All you can ask of from a hostel really. Have recommended this hostel to fellow travellers I have met since.

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Thank you very much for your nice review! We are happy to hear that you had a good stay in our hostel. We are especially happy to hear that you are recommending our hostel to fellow travelers! We hope to be able to welcome lot's of your friends and hopefully sometime in the future you again! Thank you again very much for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa!

100%

The Asakusa Hostel in Tokyo is one of the best hostels I have stayed at and I travel allot. The accommodations are great, location is perfect, and the staff are helpful. Each bunk has an individual curtain, light, and electrical outlet in my room. The location is in the heart of the tourist area where the Senso-ji temple is located. The staff especially Tomo, Lars, and Kyoto were very helpful with directions, giving me maps, and explaining the subway system to me. They were always smiling !

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Thank you so much for your nice review! We are more than happy to hear that you had fun here at Sakura Hostel Asakusa. It is always nice to hear that our staff could be of help! Tomo, Kyoko and Lars are very happy to be especially mentioned! We really hope you will come and visit again! Thank you again very much for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa!

86%

pros: helpful staff, lively atmosphere, free wifi and actual computer terminals, very clean and relatively spacious rooms cons: location ......a good 10-12 min walk from the nearest subway station. but it is super close to Senso-ji temple, probably one of the top sights in tokyo

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Thank you very much for your review. It is nice to hear that you had a nice stay at our hostel. We apologize for the 10-12min walk to the station, although we do hope that the view of Asakusa made it easily bearable for you. You could take a nice route through the Sensoji temple area! We hope you will still choose us for your next stay here in Tokyo! We are very much looking forward to seeing you again! Thank you again very much for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa.

86%

Nice hostel and very friendly staff. Kitchen area could be a bit bigger.

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Thank you very much for your review. We are sorry to hear that the kitchen space was not big enough. It is fine to use the tables in the lobby to prepare your food too of course. But of course we understand your criticism. Thank you very much for your honesty and for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa! Next time we can maybe use part of the lobby and cook together! Vielen herzlichen Dank fuer Ihren Aufenthalt! Wir hoffen sie bald wieder begruessen zu duerfen!

86%

Very friendly staff (they can speak perfect English!), with comfortable facilities, easy to meet other backpackers. Most intimate-feeling 8-bed dorm I've been in, you close the drape and it's as if you were alone (except the occasional snoring). Location: all good-budget hotels are in Asakusa so it's right in the middle of it and close to Sensoji Temple, but at least 10min walk to metro.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We appreciate your nice review very much! It is very nice to hear that you had a nice stay here. We apologize for the snoring anyway. The privacy curtains are not sound proof, sadly. But we hope you had a good sleep anyway! Hopefully you can come again sometime in the future! Thank you again for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa!

60%

not worth enough...my friend said...better in khaosan world....

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are sorry to hear that your friend did not like it here. If you give us a chance, I am very positive that we can maybe change your mind! We thank your friend for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa! We will try to make the next stay a better experience for you!

97%

WOW! STAFF HERE ARE AMAZING - THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO GET ME A LOWER BED- BOOK TICKETS AND HELP ME WITH DIRECTIONS- GREAT ENGLISH SPEAKERS/FRIENDLY. I LOVED THIS HOSTEL -ITS GOT A REALLY GOOD ATMOSPHERE- AND GOOD FACILITIES - KITCHEN/WASHING/DRYER- TV/DVDS/ SOFA AREA/ GREAT MAPS LOCAL INFO /- SUPER WELL ORGANISED THERE IS ALSO A EFFORT TO HELP TRAVELLERS MEET AND A NOTICE BOARD TO SHARE WHAT UR DOING AND INVITE OTHER TRAVELLERS ALONG LOCAL DISCOUNTS ITS REALLY NEAR TO THE TEMPLE THANKS!

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We can not thank you enough for this nice review and no words can express how happy we are that you enjoyed your stay with us that much! We really hope that you will make it back to Tokyo sometime in the future. We would be more than happy to have you here again then! Thank you so much for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa! We hope to see you again soon!

94%

Nice rooms and clean facilities. Its a huge place so you don't get the usual homey feeling like most hostels. But theres a great space on the first floor

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Thank you very much for your nice review. Yes our hostel is a little bit bigger than most other hostels, but we try to create a friendly atmosphere here in the lobby. We are happy to hear that you liked it here. We hope to be able to welcome you again sometime in the future! Thank you very much for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa.

80%

Very friendly staff. It is relatively easy place to find if you have never been to the area before. This hostel is in a fairly good location from the subway system, 5-10 minute walk, 5 when you know where to go. For the most part Sakura Hostel Asakusa was clean, there was a small amount of garbage on the floor and in the bed space making the room not as clean as I would have liked it to be. The common room is located at the entrance with a decent layout. It was easy to meet people there.

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Thank you very much for your review. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope that you enjoyed your stay with us anyway. It is really nice to hear that you got to meet people at our hostel. We always enjoy seeing our guests getting to know each other. Thank you again for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa! We hope to see you again sometime in the future!

100%

Excellent hostel. Very backpacker friendly. Seems to be a few long-term'ers here. Only complaint is the size of the beds in the room I stayed in (6-bed dorm), the top bunks were hard to get in as the room was so narrow. No big deal really. Location was excellent as well. Close to the subway and near a number of shops and small restaurants/izakayas.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your nice review. Yes we have a quite a couple of long-termers here. We are more than happy about that. We are also happy that you liked our hostel. We apologize for the narrowness, but as you know, everything is a little bit smaller here. Especially in Tokyo. We are sorry that is caused discomfort. We thank you again very much for staying at Sakura Hostel Asakusa and we hope to be able to welcome you here again very soon! Thank you!

94%

I loved my stay here and can't recommend it enough! Clean rooms/bathrooms, cheap breakfast, super helpful staff, great common room that made it really easy to meet others. While the location isn't the most central, after being out in the craziness of Tokyo, it was really nice to come back to Sakura and just relax. Overall, really positive experience!


100%

Friendly and accomodating staff. Nice living area with computers and free internet. Good location. I loved it.


97%

Great friendly staff. Giving commendation to Kyoko. ;) Stayed at Room 403 with awesome roomies but i thought it would be great if the room is freshen / purified with a air freshener before the incoming guest arrives. The stench of previous backpacker welcomed me when I first came into the room. Definitely gonna be more pleasant if an air-freshener device with timer is installed in the room which actuates periodically! Nevertheless, great stay with sakura asakusa! :)

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! Especially of course for the commendations to Kyoko. We will think about a way to freshen the rooms more efficient than just by opening windows. Thank you very much for the information. We thank you again for staying with us and hopefully we can see you again soon!

91%

位置非常好。性价比超高!


97%

The location is great, close to the Sensoji Temple. Staff very friendly and helpful.I had a great experience in Sakura Hotsel Asakusa. I will definently stay here again. See you soon Tokyo!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for the review! It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the area. The Sensoji temple and the nakamise street are nice to have close by. We hope that your next experience with us will be just as good. We hope to see you again in Tokyo soon too! Thank you very much for staying with us!

94%

I stayed in four different hostels during my week long stay in Tokyo. This is definitely top 2 if not best. Location is awesome as it's close to restaurants/bars and subway. Eminities were good as well. Kitchen could be a little bigger but shouldn't be a problem unless several people are trying to cook a full blown dinner at the same time.

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very very much for your review! It really sounds like you had a great time while you were staying with us. We are so happy to hear that! Please come and visit us again sometime in the future. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again sometime! Thank you again for staying with us!

77%

Staff very friendly and helpful. It is a Western style hostel so you wear your shoes inside which is convenient but the floors are not as clean in a Japanese style one. Coffee is not free but cheap and good value. Wifi signal good in lobby but very weak in my room. Lockers rather small: about 40x40x50cm; you need your own small padlock. They let the guests smoke near the doors so the ground floor air is often contaminated. Reception open 24hr. You have to provide your own soap.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for this informative review! We hope you enjoyed your stay with us. We will try to get a better WiFi signal in the rooms too, thank you for letting us know! Hopefully it will already work better on your next stay with us! We hope to be able to host you again soon!

97%

Great location, close to the Sensoji Temple. Staff are very helpful and accommodating. Good atmosphere due to the common area. Would definetly recommend this hostel.

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Thank you so much for your nice review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again sometime here in Tokyo! Thank you again very much for staying with us!

83%

You can't beat the location of this hostel. the Senso-ji Temple is right out the front door, along with a million restaurants and a theme park. Some of the comfier beds for Japan as well.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for this review. We are more than happy to hear that you had a great time at our hostel. It is also nice to hear that you liked the Asakusa area. It's a very special place! Thank you again for staying with us! Hopefully we can welcome you again sometime!

57%

Friendly staff, and excellent location near Sensō-ji. But the dorm rooms are overcrowded and poorly ventilated. When I first went into my dorm, I thought I was going to throw up from the smell. Six people cramped into a room that would be too small for four is not ideal; uncomfortable and no sense of privacy. You can find better accommodation for a cheaper price! Oh, and your lockers are anything but secure. Old wooden lockers that a kid could open, and you have to bring your own lock.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review. We are very sorry to hear that it was not to your satisfaction. We apologize for the inconveniences and the smell in the room. The windows can be opened, but of course the smell always depends a little on the persons in the room. We truly apologize for the inconveniences and we hope to be able to show you that you can very much enjoy your stay at Sakura Hostel Asakusa sometime in the future. Thank you very much again for staying with us.

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