The extra few euro a night is worth it. Atmosphere, facilities and cleanliness are a stand out. The bar area, cinema room, zen garden, library, kitchen etc all great spaces provided to enjoy, for every mood. It was not rowdy, or too quiet. Free walking tour was great. Included breakfast great, with lovely kitchen staff. For a 6 bed room - 2 showers/toilets ensuite are really appreciated, no queuing! Only gripe - location. It's about 800m walk to the metro. But you are in the art district :)
Really rather good! Location is tops, you can walk to the nearest metro a couple of blocks away. Staff always friendly, on hand and knowledgeable. Rooms are roomy enough - we faced out into the main road which had a tendency to be noisy but earplugs cure that. It's clean, airy and comfortable both in the rooms and in the common areas.
Booked 2 people in a 6-bed, given an 8-bed room in the attic. Raised this with staff who got defensive - stating that there is no price difference (there is), and that they didn't have 6-bed rooms (they do). The room is cramped, lacking storage and spotty wifi. Rooms lock from the outside but not unlocked from the inside. HUGE fire hazard. Wouldn't normally rate so low, but this was shonky.
We gravitated to this place because of the promise of parking. but otherwise it's a bit far from the action. the one key per room thing is a bit odd, I wonder if anyone can walk in and ask for a room key without question? rooms were spacious, it was enough for us for 1 night stay.
I get the impression all low end accommodation in Cinque Terre is overpriced, nature of the beast. It's well placed though difficult to find (wasn't aware we had to go to the bar downstairs to check in). Also 'Italian breakfast' means ONE pastry and ONE coffee, don't go for seconds unless you want to pay. WiFi only at the bar, and you feel scummy if you go there without ordering anything. no atmosphere as it's not really a hostel. looks like a harsh score but it just doesn't offer much.
We arrived at a time outside of check in hours but the girl still answered the door and allowed us to store luggage until check in time. rooms spacious, bathroom clean.. 400m stroll to the metro (which in our case happened to be during a weekend market), so very accessible.
- Rooms are extremely small. - Showers are extremely small, where to put ones toiletries? And no toilets with the shower? I'd prefer that than ensuite toilet in all rooms, which are not unlike public toilets in terms of cleanliness. - The hostel seems more of a stop off for passing motorcyclists. Or was it coincidence that there were 3 in my room the 2 nights I stayed? Odd.
One of the better hostels I've ever stayed at. While not in the centre of Tokyo, a subway station is a 5-10min walk away. The location suited me personally due to its proximity to connections with Narita. The staff are excellent, so willing to help with sightseeing and getting about. The place is spotless (like most of Japan). I had an ensuite toilet and basin which is very handy. Aircon in the room, large under-bed lockable drawer etc I can't stress enough how great this place is.
Hostel is described on their website as utilitarian, and this is spot on so don't go there expecting frills. Only gripe was that the room was very warm and not well ventilated. While each bed had a fan beside it, fact remains that 4 guys in small room gets pretty damn stuffy. Otherwise a clean, simple stay.