Sakura Hostel Asakusa Reviews
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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.
Really satisfied with my stay here. Helpful staff, lots of computers to use and especially loved the "free box" system where you could take unwanted items from previous guests (e.g. shampoo) and add your own if you had leftovers you didn't need to take home at the end of your stay. Luggage storage is very convenient, however it's an open room within the building so not 100% secure. As with all hostels, you have 5 roommates so you can't make noise nearing midnight as they'll be asleep.