Khaosan Tokyo Annex Guesthouse

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Average rate: $14 - Hotel class: 1 star
2-2-5 Higashi-Komagata, Tokyo, Japan

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Khaosan Tokyo Annex Guesthouse Reviews

andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Khaosan Tokyo Annex & Smile Mar 03, 2013
Khaosan is another chain of hostels in Tokyo, with 5-6 places all over the town where you can stay. They all differ in location, price and probably way they are set up. I think that Annex and Smile are two different places but I am not sure because I did not bother to ask or to look around.

Building is modern, located in the small road, kind of alley with minimum of traffic but close to all kinds of transportation. I am very impressed with the ways Japanese people organize their life and surrounding.

Entrance has security cameras and code that you enter if you are getting in after hours. Reception does not work all night and it opens early morning. I did not see security guard, but Japan is super secure so probably there is no need for anything like that… Hostel has no shoes policy (as many other Japanese places) so there is bunch of shelves to leave your smellies before entering the hallways. Small door on the left side will take you to the living room area (doors are probably 170cm tall and I am 198…) where reception is located. This is the area to hang around during the day, leave your stuff if you are leaving the town later on, showers, restrooms and bunch of metal lockers for your belongings. Internet is available and WiFi has router on every floor so signal is very strong in every place. Bottom floor also hosts the community kitchen where you can use everything and have free coffee and tea all day long. Japanese have THE BEST instant COFFEE in the world. There I said it! It really tastes and smells like good real stuff.

Steep stairs take you to higher floors. I was on the 3rd and my floor also had kitchen and lunching area so you did not really need to go down to enjoy your hot ramen or whatever you were making. Every room has a key and my dormitory had good bunk beds with curtains circling all around the beds. Beds are fantastic, very comfortable and clean. Every bed has its own light and it looks a bit like pod system that Japanese love so much. Lockers are outside, and they are much larger than the ones downstairs. My floor also had its own laundry drier and washer, solid shower and Japanese electronic toilet. I was a bit concerned that it is going to be cold in the rooms, but great air conditioner solved that issue in short time and made us enjoy the night. Another good thing is that plugs are everywhere, so you don’t need to scavenge to power your gadgets.

Hostel also has its own bar that is located couple blocks away and has weird system of getting drinks by buying tickets from the machine… What is the point of not being able to sit at the bar and order beer without walking to the corned and paying machine that gives you ticket with number of drinks you ordered… Strange, but maybe it is the way to fight against drinking too much… When you cant by the ticket no more, you are too drunk.

Good hostel, cost me only 2500Y which is pretty cheap.
sylviandavid says:
Nice review. Thanks for posting it...
Posted on: Mar 03, 2013
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chris-c chris-c
2 reviews
does what it says on the tin Nov 16, 2012
good hostel very nice atmosphere in the communal area, great bunch of people staying there. rooms are basic but do the job. great Internet access and kitchen facilities. little far from central Tokyo but local area has many attractions and all the amenities you need. bathroom facilities are shared but pleasant none the less.

gets very busy so book in advance to avoid dissapointment.

about 5 minutes walk from Asakusa station Ginza line and direct train to airport

Khaosan Tokyo Annex Guesthouse Overview

The Khaosan Tokyo Annex is located in Tokyo making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. The Khaosan Tokyo Annex boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. The guestrooms are equipped with non smoking rooms, wireless internet access (complimentary).This beautiful Tokyo accommodation provides laundry service/dry cleaning, safety deposit boxes, WiFi to suit all guests' utmost convenience. The hotel creates a balance of rich culture and modern convinience to ensure you a memorable stay. For your reservation at the Khaosan Tokyo Annex Tokyo, please select your dates of stay and fill in our secure online booking form.

Khaosan Tokyo Annex Guesthouse Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Laundry service
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area

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