Sakura Hostel Asakusa Reviews
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It was relaxed yet interesting and fun.
Descent hostel in a good area. You've got 2 choices of subway line to take you into the city. The hostel itself has a large common area where it's easy to meet fellow travelers.
Overall Sakura Hostel is a nice play to stay. The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms are kept clean. The have a ton of information to help plan your time in Tokyo and the rest of Japan and the staff are very helpful. It is quite a large hostel, and while I was there it wasn't the most social atmosphere. Other than that it is a nice place to stay with a good location in Asakusa.
Everything is quite great in here. It is a "mainsream"-hostel with a good interieur. Mostly foreigners can be met here, the actual service is great and the front desk being permanently manned is quite convenient. The only disadvantage is that things like towels or shampoo need to be bought at the front desk. In most hostels where I stayed these things were avalaible for free.
I stayed in 3 hostel at tokyo, this was the worst. They tried to be too ocidental, what i mean, they dont have some cool and great stuff other hostels as anne hostel and oak zen hostel have like toto washlet (the great thing about japan). Also, the beds dont have curtains like all the other hostels in tokyo (one great thing). Other thing, the hostel is pretty far from the subaway station and not very clean.
The directions on the website are a bit confusing so use the map outside the metro station. Very well designed hostel with nice facilities, comfy beds, sound proof rooms, and a good vibe. Only complaint was the staff told me a taxi I need to take would be 20~25 bucks and it ended up being over 40. I would have made other plans if that was the case.
Definitely would recommend Sakura Hostel to anyone traveling to Tokyo. I stayed in a different location each night, but this is one of the places that stood out to me as one of the better hostels. The staff was extremely night and the few people I did have the chance to meet made for a pleasant atmosphere. If I get a chance to return to Tokyo and they have beds available I will definitely make sure I mix in a night or two here.
Excellent place to stay. It's a purpose-built hostel and it shows. Staff are very friendly and helpful with an excellent grasp of English. Close to tons of shops and restaurants as well as several sightseeing areas. Only gripe is that it's a bit far from a subway station. Will be staying there again on my return to Tokyo.
The hostel is nice, beds are comfy, breakfast is not included in the price and is a little basic (toast and drinks), but good breakfast places nearby. It is large and felt a little impersonal but the staff are very friendly and helpful. Asakusa is nice with traditional streets and temples. A few nice bars, cafes and restaurants nearby, and near the subway for easy access to the rest of the city, though it is not particularly central or a big nightlife area. I would stay here again.
I really enjoyed my stay at Sakura. The staff was very helpful, and the location was great!
Having stayed in other hostels in Japan, we were thoroughly disappointed by this one. It looked really run down, and the first room we were in had really rickety beds. The rooms are really small so there isn't anywhere to put your bags. I booked our particular room as it was advertised to have curtains on the beds, but our first room didn't. The second room did, thank goodness, as we had to leave early for a flight. The staff were really helpful in getting me a bottom bunk.
Really close to Asakusa where you can buy a lot of present (right before returning home if you forgot anybody) and only 10 minutes walking to the Asakusa line where you can take a direct line to Narita. The beds are comfy and the rooms clean. The girl dormitory have curtains for each bed (but only one plug). The internet signal can be hard to catch in the upper floors. Lots of small restaurants around. I always stay there when I am in Tokyo.
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.
Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, clean facilities. I really enjoyed my stay in Sakura Hostel.
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 !
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
Nice hostel and very friendly staff. Kitchen area could be a bit bigger.
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.
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- Male, 18-24
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not worth enough...my friend said...better in khaosan world....
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!