This place was so good! Stay here for one night. When you check in you get your pyjamas which you wear around the place. The Onsen was on one floor with 3 saunas and a cold pool (all included in the room rate). Note that on that floor you walk around naked although there are a bunch of women there giving massages - I had one and I recommend. The top floor is for napping!! And the restaurant floor also has Chinese massage. You buy on credit and pay on check out.
I have no other Tokyo hostels to compare with but compared with those in Kyoto the place was a bit less well looked after. The location was OK but there are more exciting areas e.g. closer to Shinjuku station. Staff were great. Since there are plenty of people there you are bound to meet some that you get on with. Showers were a bit of a farce having to remember to take your wallet for the coin operated water. And the one elevator serving all floors was not ideal. Overall OK.
This is a smaller house that a husband and wife have set up for travelers with a capacity of 11. I met the lady and she is really very nice. The main downside is the location - I was used to staying in hostels around Gion/Ponto Cho (more to the north east) which was much more convenient. I walked to Ponto Cho that night and it took 30 minutes and I had to walk past my old hostel.
This place is generally staffed by an older Japanese lady who can't speak English although she was very nice and helpful and helped me with WiFi and holding my bag after check out. The front door is unlocked during the day time but there is someone around that would notice if a non-resident came in. There was never anyone in the communal area, although there is a nice one. Location is close to Gion but a slightly longer walk across the river to Ponto Cho etc. Not bad.
There were people on the check-in desk at all times although it wouldn't be hard for people not staying at the hostel to come in. Top location: also close to Gion and Ponto Cho. Nice staff. Nice people too although as a single traveller the communal area wasn't exactly buzzing but maybe that's just Japan.
Nice staff on checking in/out, decent room with bath, tea, coffee etc. Close to the train station.
Friendly staff and nice breakfast!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (7 reviews)