Sakura Hostel Ikebukuro Reviews
Reviews & Ratings Explained
The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.
All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »
No wifi in rooms, only lobby. Hostel/hotel, really can't tell which. It has room cleaning service, but staff didn't tell patrons. Must leave the key at the reception everytime you leave is very troublesome. Common space is a cafe, very convenient but at the same time there's a concern for safety as so many people are going in and out.
Nicely located in walking distance to jr station ikebukuro- clean place, nice staff
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Nice and helpful staff and very good shower facilities. The rooms are very small though, but with friendly roommates , that shouldn't be a problem and wasn't in our case.
I have stayed here now on two occasions and enjoyed myself both times. I think that you would be good to extend wifi to all rooms, not just the lobby.
A few hundred yen more expensive than similar hostels. Why is that when they charge you for using the lobby computers, towels and prison breakfast? From my dorm (where the wifi only reached when standing against the wall) the sound of music and chattering from the lobby leaked into the room. Even though clean and safe, I recommend you not to stay here unless you have to.
Pros: Good location in Ikebukuro, though you should print a map since the written instruction from the mail are unclear. The annex has a really nice café with a French feeling - same chair, same table - and it offers different ethnic food every night. Cons: if you're in the annex, you can only receive Wifi in the lobby. If you're looking for a room to just sleep in or if you're looking for interaction, this is waaayyy too expansive.
Good location, not far from ikebukuro station. Nice bar on the first floor.
It was good time at Sakura hostel lkebukuro. Staff was really helpful. Clean and facilities were good. But It was little big hard to find the hostel. I recommend this hostel!!
- Novice Nomad
- South Korea
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Near to metro station. Nice staff. Will definitely stay near again if I'm back in Tokyo:)
Conveniently located (once you find it). Directions should be more specific as it's around the corner from the way it's described. Super nice staff and very clean. My only complaint is the mattresses are too hard for me. So, I wouldn't stay there again, but I would recommend the hostel to others.
Very good location, very basic hostel. If you need a place to stay in Ikebukuro for the weekend I'd recommend it but if you want a place with character and a longer stay there are better options in other parts of the city. It was decent for the one night we stayed there.