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Toco Tokyo Heritage Hostel Reviews

2-13-21 Shitaya Taitouku, Tokyo, Japan

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579 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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The staff were so nice and helpful! One of the best hostels I stayed in during my Japan trip. The building is really cool and as long as you're aware of the thin walls, it's a really cool place to stay in.

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Thank you for your stay at toco. There are some paper walls in our hostel. Yes, those walls sometimes let the sound of walking and talking go thru your room, but that's Japanese culture. We have to consider each other because of that, but we believe Japanese hospitality is based on this consideration. Is it cool?^^


The best thing about the hostel is staff. They make the backpackers feel home, the moment they enter into the hostel. Excellent bar, that doubles as living room, full with localites and backpackers, makes every evening a memorable one. Though not close to the buzz of Tokyo, Iriya Subway station is just 2-3 minutes away.

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Thank you for your stay at toco. Tokyo is huge city, so we hope you feel here is like your home which is away from bustle of a large city. We always welcome your coming back and staying at living room with localites!


An amazing experience. Staff were fantastic, very informed and knowledgeable. Facilities were incredibly clean. Bar facility and kitchen was great. All other guests very friendly. A great atmosphere with space to relax.

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Thank you for your stay at toco. One of the good parts of toco hostel is our guests. This is Japanese traditional style hostel, so we guess our guests love and understand Japanese culture and this hostel. They all are friendly and make the wonderful atmosphere. We always aprreciate you!


Sleeping Quarters were a bit cramped (but were still comfortable), however the friendliness of the staff and the activities they had more than made up for the Sleep Situation. One night, the staff got a bunch of the residents together and we made Takoyaki (A delicious Japanese dish...in the "Street Food" category), and we sat around making /eating Takoyaki, drinking, and chatting. If you are traveling to Tokyo, I'd definitely try to book this hostel for at least one night.

  • 21st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your stay at toco. We are happy you have had a fun at our tokoyaki party! We are sorry our 6 mixed dorm is a bit cramped for you, but We would tyr our best to make up for that by our friendless and hospitality!


The hostel was a cosy and nice place


This hostel was awesome although being near Ueno Park was probably further out than I would have liked to have stayed. The staff were amazing and the vibe of the hostel was great - although the beds were really uncomfortable. As the walls are (literally) paper thin you can hear everything going on in the hostel - but it was great! The trains are really close by - both the subway and the JR line - but I don't think I'd stay out that way again.

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Thank you for your stay at toco. We are sorry toco's walls are papaer and easily sound come through rooms and a bit cold in winter. We always try to improve our facilities with remaining Japanese traditional style as it's been 93 years. (ex,There is no lock for each room door, but you have security box in each room). Thank you for your comment again and toco would be much better hostel.


Great concept and atmosphere, love the history & how they renovated it, the staff are very lovely, they made different flavoured rice balls for breakfast each day, the bar has many locals coming in for drinks. I was lucky to meet so many locals everyday at Toco, they took me around and we had a wonderful time! I definitely recommend staying here in Tokyo.


The building was amazing, beds were warm and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, staff was amazingly friendly and nice. Really recommend highly!

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Thank you for your stay and 100% good comment. We clean all floor with our knees down by our own hands, not a vacuum cleaner. That might not be efficient for cleaning but we have to love and feel this building with our body. This building is 93 years old, but still alive. We are sure you can see how toco will have been grown up in the future when you come back here nxt time.


Good location,1 min. Walk to metro. Friendly staff. Special heritage hostel.

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Thank you for your stay at toco. Tokyo has got 2 times huge earthquake and been bombed one time. In this town our 93 years old building is prettty rare. We are so happy your stay has has been good and hope you will be back here next time.


Staffs are super friendly, Place is great , enjoy every mins. there!!!

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Thank you for your stay at toco. Did all of your family have a good stay? We didn't much time to talk with you, but we are sure you will stay again here because you had a good time.


Thank you so much! It's been a pleasure to stay at your hostel and I will definitely return should I be in Japan again :-).

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Thank you for your stay. How was fish market? We hope you would have been and had fun like we told you. It was nice talking with you why Japanese take off shoes inside of house ^^


Toco tokyo hostel was very friendly and welcoming. The staff were more than happy to help provide advice and directions. I was very impressed with the service. Thank you for all the happy smiles!

  • 24th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your stay. Did you succeed to go to Sumou? You are happy person, so we could be with happy smiles! We'll hope to see you again at toco.

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