Sakura Hostel Asakusa Tokyo

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Average rate: $20 - Hotel class: 1 star
2-24-2 asakusa taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Sakura Hostel Asakusa Tokyo Reviews

saltycoco saltycoco
15 reviews
Sakura Hostel Asakusa May 14, 2010
This is the very first hostel I’ve ever stayed in, located in the northwestern part of Asakusa, about 10-15-20 minutes walk from Asakusa station depending on how fast you are. They have dormitory style rooms with bunk beds from male, female, to mixed dorms for single travelers. They also have private rooms with 2 single beds or a bunk bed, and group rooms for multiple travelers. I paid 2900 yen per night in this hostel, which was a little more expensive compared to other hostels.

I stayed in a 6-bed all male dorm, it had one medium size window, and a storage locker for each person in the room that can fit a small backpack. I couldn’t fit my 22 inch luggage in there. They also provide padlocks which you can buy, but I brought my own. Ceilings are made of cement, and there is a cushion for protection to prevent injury; it didn’t look safe at all. Each bed comes with 1 fluorescent lamp, with 1 electrical outlet for your appliances. The rooms and bathroom themselves are separated outside, so as soon as you leave your room you are exposed to the outdoor elements, and walk down the hallway to the bathroom area.

Near the stairs of each floor is a male and female separate bathroom area with 2 sinks, 2 toilets, and 2 shower rooms. The toilets were traditional, none of those heated high-tech Japanese toilet with a peri-water spray. But the bathrooms were decently clean when I went.

Another good thing about this hostel is that they have 24 hour reception, so there will always be someone at the desk to provide information. Furthermore there is no curfew; they provide an electronic card with a 1000 yen deposit to get into the hostel for people who stay out late, which is also your room keycard. After check-out, 1000 yen is returned back to you. The lobby is in the first floor, Wi-fi internet is free, but desktop internet is not free. Wi-fi internet only works in the first floor, because I couldn’t even access it in the third floor where I was at. Laundry room with washing machine and dryer is provided for use with a fee in the first floor also. They have a large screen LCD HDTV with some videogame consoles and DVD player. And lastly a kitchen area where they provide all-you-can eat breakfast for a fee or a place to cook or heat your own food. In the basement is a locker storage area, with a security camera, but the luggage storage area is not locked at all, so anyone could access it. Sometimes they would provide nightly entertainment for the guests.

Overall this is a nice decent hostel conveniently located near restaurants, 7-11, and the Senso-ji temple grounds. Plenty of hostel travelers to talk with in the lobby. The downside is that it’s far from the train station, and requires nearly 15 minutes walking. Furthermore this hostel cost nearly 400 yen more on average compared to the other hostels I’ve stayed in Japan in this travel. The rooms were a bit small and not enough space for luggage area.
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Posted on: Jul 12, 2010
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flipmodeal flipmode…
3 reviews
Very affordable Nov 28, 2010
English speaking staff and very friendly. Very close to subway and Imperial palace. Great place to meet other travelers.
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jl_ghs316 jl_ghs316
68 reviews
Great place to crash Nov 19, 2009
On a trip to Japan to visit my brother, we stayed here when we went to Tokyo. It was a great place to crash at night, but kind of lacked character that other hostels have. It wasn’t bad by any means, just not one of the hostels that stick out in your head! The room was fairly crowded but its Japan. They lack space! The staff was nice and helpful and suggested some of the tours around Tokyo that they offer. The location was a little bit away from some of the main tourist attractions, but was easily accessible via train or metro. Senso-ji Temple and Uenoonshi Park are not far away. We did not eat around here so I can not vouch for quality or availability of food. The downstairs lobby was nice to have for the little time we did spend there at night. The other hostellers were friendly and talkative.

There was a very weird carnival right next door, so if that's your thing then you are in luck!
omaritosan omaritos…
30 reviews
Sakura Hostel Asakusa Tokyo Dec 29, 2006
My was my first visit to Tokyo. We stayed in this place Sakura Hostel of Asakusa! Quite ok. Most of backpackers / student go to this one, in Asakusa. Quite a walk to train station but it's ok, lots of foods and sight seeing along the way like the Asakusa temple with the huge bell, a pagoda, market and close by to asahi beer factory and to the tokyo river (for the tokyo river cruise). The area has a train interchange as well 'asakusa station', so it is easier to plan your trip outside the city, especially when taking bullet train or what japanese call: shinkansen.

The bathroom is a common bathroom, and the bathroom is made of plastic... shower is separated from toilet. Very clean and efficient. We did not have problems of queuing. Our room is for 2 and we had a double deck bed style. Clean beddings, the smell of the room is good. If i ever come again here next time i can book for this one again, or to any same branch on other city area. WIFI is free, just need to ask the password. Otherwise, you can use the internet they provide in their terminals for 100 Yen / 15 minutes.

At the lounge are long tables for meals (note that breakfast is not included... but i do not know nowadays. During my stay breakfast is 315 Yen), chit chat and watching TV. Next to it is a room where one can do laundry. They do have house rules posted in a nice way too in your room. The hostel has it's lift, so there will be no problem if you are lazy taking stairs.

Friendly staffs.... no problem in communication as they can talk and understand English. The hostel accept credit card and/or cash. Upon checkout... if you need to leave your luggage... you can leave it and they have a secured room to keep your luggage (just lock it to be safe).

They do have branches within tokyo to satisfy your location preferences.
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Sakura Hostel Asakusa Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Excursions
  • Photocopier
  • Facsimile
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Self Laundry
  • Paid Parking

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