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Train Hostel HOKUTOSEI

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.9
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jan 2019
    Great place in every way. The train theme is really cool and endearing. Only thing lacking was some atmosphere, but you can always go out if you really want to party haha.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Feb 2019
    A great hostel, centrally located, and easily accessible. We use the JR Rail Pass, and having Bakurocho station right there, and Asakusabashi within 10 minutes walking distance made it very easy for us to get around. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Midway through our stay, we were asked to change floors because of renovations, would have been great to have been advised about this prior to the day of. It was a minor inconvenience to another wise great facility. Would recommend this hostel.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Dec 2018
    super nice place to stay at considering the cheap place! the beds were pretty comfortable other than the blanket being too bulky for the bed, but it offered a lot of privacy and good storage space, but heater was too hot and dry. the lounge area was a huge plus, it was a great place to hang out after a long day and get work done. the bathroom facilities were amazingly clean and well kept. in terms of location, super close to both JR and Tokyo metro station and has a 7-11 right next door.
    Hong Kong, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 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

    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
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Dec 2018
    It was really cool to experience this hostel as it reused furniture from an old Japanese train. It’s very clean and comfortable, all facilities are good. Not too social or fun if you want to hang out with other travelers though.
    Lithuania, Female, 31-40
  • 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
  • 6.9

    Good

    12 Jan 2019
    I really, really wanted to like this hostel. The idea is fun, but sleeper cars make for uncomfortable beds. The ladders are so thin and hard, it hurt my feet to get out of bed. My room was next to the lounge and it was really, really loud. No quiet hours enforced. The room was also INSANELY hot with no way to control it. Lots of showers, though! If you stay here, get a lower bunk on any floor but 2. No major trainlines nearby unless you walk to Akihabara, so be prepared for transfers.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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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