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Train Hostel HOKUTOSEI

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.7
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

HOKUTOSEI, a limited express sleeping car train, was loved by many people, but disappeared due to the discontinuation of the service. With the cooperation of East Japan Railway Company and JR East Urban Development Corporation, we have been able to come up with the idea of reviving “HOKUTOSEI” as accommodation.We will support your trip with the new start of our train hostel, HOKUTOSEI, as a base of the trip for Eastern Japan.

There are dormitory type rooms (bunk beds and semi-private beds for one-person) which adopted the actual parts of sleeping car to furnish and decorate the interior in order to create a particular atmosphere in the limited space.

・Free locker is available in the guest room for you to secure your valuables
・There is a washroom in the guest room
・There is a shared kitchen on the 2nd floor, and you are welcome to use the dish, glasses, kitchen utensils, seasoning, fridge, etc.
・There is a shower room and laundry machines on the 6th floor, and shampoo, body soap and hair dryer are available for free.
・Each bed is provided with a pillow, mattress, thick blanket, a pillow case and two bed sheets
・We provide optional services as below:
Rental towel ¥200, disposable slippers ¥100, laundry machine ¥200, drying machine ¥100/30min, toothbrush set ¥50, Rental pajamas ¥300, steam iron FREE, earplugs FREE View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 6.5

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Mar 2019
    For the novelty and the price, it's worth a stay for at least one night. The interior lounge room and dorm set-up was really cool, and the hostel is right next to the entrance to the train station. The staff were also really friendly and accommodating, willing to hold my bags after I had checked out. Sleeping well on the beds can be a little difficult to manage, owing to how narrow they were & how thick & heavy the comforters are. The showers are also on a different floor than the dorms.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Feb 2019
    Nice new building and facilities and a good way to reuse equipment from a train! Not really a 'social' hostel for those looking to meet people - everyone kept to themselves.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Feb 2019
    I had a great stay here. Quiet, clean and authentically Japanese.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Aug 2019
    The location is good, right beside Bakurocho Station and a short walk from the Asakusa subway (Higashi-Nihombashi Station) and Shinjuku subway lines (Bakuro-Yokoyama Station). There are various restaurants nearby, like Teuchi-soba Tamura (noodles). Also has many showers, sinks, and laundry machines, but you need to take the elevator to a different floor. Top bunk was a bit narrow and interesting to climb up to. The old train car features were cool.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    10 Apr 2019
    Very good place. I felt very comfortable. Everyone kept to themselves which has a positive but also negative. I think if they had some kind of daily activity to invite other hostel attendees it could make it more interesting for toursits at least, especially interacting with locals or natives. For some odd reason though, around the locker areas in 4th and sometimes 5th floor, were always sticky. That made it more difficult to keep sounds to a minimum at night when you hear someone with their sho
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    25 Jun 2019
    Great location, comfortable facilities. Deadly quiet and people hardly say hello to one another. Staff were friendly and helpful but need more training. I was going away for one night, had a booking for the next night, and was paying to leave my luggage, but a staff member would not let me use the lounge after checking out. I was later told this was not hostel policy. It was an unpleasant experience finding a place to hang out till my train at 5:00 p.m.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    27 Feb 2019
    nice place overall for the price - kind of fun quirky theme. The 2nd floor common space is nice. I found the noise echoed easily in the room, which was my only real negative point, yet for the price, I can't really complain - especially since they offered free ear plugs. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    24 May 2019
    Location was great, the Asakusabashi is a neat area. This hostel seemed really unique and fun, and while the decor was great and really mimicked a train well, I was a bit disappointed that other aspects like the atmosphere and the cleanliness of the bunks (bedding was fine) were a bit lacking. The staff was very helpful and responsive, which was excellent. Overall a fine stay for a night, but I would not stay there again.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    08 Apr 2019
    The location is ok - right next to a JR exit of Bakurocho Station and a 7/11 on the other side. Besides, it's not that close to any of the main attractions - you'll probably have to take the subway. The room is clean and the staff are friendly. The beds are made up of old train seats that look uncomfortable, but surprisingly not. It has all the facilities you need.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    10 Feb 2019
    It was fine but not amazing. The beds were a little small. Easy to get anywhere in Tokyo from there, but very little atmosphere, and no working lock on the dorm door.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)


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