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Sakura Hostel Asakusa Reviews

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

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1187 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Great international hostel, they put on loads of events and help you out in every way. Beds are comfortable with curtains and its quite lively. About a 10 minute walk to station but loads of restaurants etc nearby. Its decent price for Tokyo. Door has a key which is annoying sometimes, all other Japan hostels have a door code which is more convenient. But otherwise clean and would definitely come back!


The staff were very helpful and understanding. Only feedback would be that the mink blankets on the beds smelt like they had never been washed, and there were dribble stains on the pillow. From all the hostels we stayed in throughout Japan Sakura was the most expensive hostel and noticeably the least clean and with outdated facilities/amenities. A new paint colour on the bed frames, new duvets with washable covers and small touches like bodywash in the shower would make a huge difference.


Its very good for me. The first time I a bit confuse about the direction but when I found the hostel its easy to find them. If uou have from Ginza line pls exit no. 1 I think its easy.


Bathrooms,toilets and the living room are quite small. the rest is OK .perfect location,helpful staff and very cheap.


basic hotel but very far from the station and a bit out of Tokyo. Thankfully the staff are very friendly and helpful


Very nice hostel! Staff was really friendly and the location is pretty good as well. It also is a good place to chill out and meet new people!


nice and friendly staff, comfy beds and a clean place. In my opinion little too far from city center.

  • 28th May 2015
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  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 31-40
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Sakura hostel is a very good place to stay in Tokyo - location wise it's a bit of a challenge to figure out if you are new to the city (hint, look for sensoji temple and orientate your way from there, facing Sensoji temple head to your left and in that general direction you should be able to find it a little easier. Facilities are great, everything you need from a hostel, very clean toilets, very helpful staff - and nice and large common area.


The staff were sooooo lovely, the shower water pressure was great and I loved being so close to Sensoji temple. But the room stank of sweat which kept me from staying a second day.


The common room is very lively at night. The staff are very helpful and the hostel is very clean. The bunk beds are very solid, but the rooms are a bit small. The beds were very comfortable!!!! The kitchen facilities were really good too. I would recommend staying here, and if I'm ever back in toyko I would stay here again.


This is a great hostel, I stayed more than a week! Close to the metro, JR station and sightseeing. The staff here is excellent and very polite, good atmo! You can use the backpack storage for several days (if you go to Nikko for a night or so). On the negative side, the rooms can be a little bit closed in and the description on how to find the hostel is not the best (you should turn left before the road ends and JR exit A1 has to exits in different directions) so take a picture on google maps!


Everything was pretty nice, staff was great and the breakfast option was awesome. Close to the train station also a plus. Biggest issue was no curtains on the bunks, my roommates came back late and woke up early turning the lights on and opening window curtains. Would have been really nice to have a shield from being woken up every time, couple nights of very bad sleep from this.


Asakusa is a lovely place to stay, this hostel is right next to a load of restaurants, markets and a few bars! Easy access to the metro stations also! The showers are very clean, hot and powerful, the beds are comfy and there is wifi throughout! The hostel do put evenings on every now and again such as Sake tasting but it isn't really a very sociable hostel!


It's a very nice and clean hostel located in beautiful Asakusa,just 5 minutes walk to the temples. Supermarket,convenience stores and public transport are also very close. Rooms are ok,maybe a bit small if you have a big luggage. There are lockers in every room. Toilets and showers are clean and the common area is also clean and tidy. Free Wifi is available and works very well throughout the building.The staff is superfriendly and helpful,.


It's a hostel. The beds were comfy and the location was decent (10 minute walk to the trains). The place could use more frequent cleaning. The bathrooms had a bunch of water on the floor.


The room was big enough. There are separated bathroom and 4 showers, 6 restrooms. It's a stingy that you have to pay for the shampoo and gel, it was the firts hostel in Japan I found. It's a little far from Asakusa station. You have to pay for the breafast, 300 yenes. The ground floor didn't smell very well.


First time staying at this hostel and it was cool!! Good beds and showers. Just hated that they kept running out the churros at the amusement park across the stree.


The hostel was really lively and full of energy. Hotel staff was really nice and helpful, and all of them spoke English. The hostel is close to a nice area and to 2 metro stations, not far from the city center, but on the other hand not close to any JR line station (so not good for JR pass holders). It was overall clean, maybe sometimes the showers were not in perfect conditions (still nothing to be worried about). Overall, I would recommend this hostel.


I found the dormitory to be a little pricy (roughly 27 US dollars) for the value. They provide a Japanese dancing show for free on Saturdays which is nice and the common room invites to meeting new people. They even have a TV and comfy sofas. I expected a little more of the cleanliness, though, and the kitchen is very small, as are the showers. But by all means: comfy bed and helpful staff!


Decent hostel, maybe it was just the weather but the place seemed a bit cold & grey. Walkway to dorms felt a bit like a prison & the common room was a bit bland. The cleaner kept knocking on the shower door while I was showering. Found out about a great music gig in their foyer so that was a plus, also met some friendly people.

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