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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed at Koenji last week and loved the whole experience. At first we were daunted by the size of the room but after organising our stuff - under the bed, hanging space and in the shelving supplied - we felt surprisingly comfortable. The area is a hipster, cool kids dream. Lots of vintage stores selling clothes, records and antiques.... More 

3 Thank susanyoung3
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2012

I stayed here last year in November (sorry for the late review!) for 3 weeks and loved it! Personally, I think it's the best location in Tokyo. The Chuo line was so convenient, there were restaurants and groceries stores everywhere and the best part is the lack of tourists! It does get a little loud over the weekends and the... More 

1 Thank Kai81212
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2012

We stayed in The Koenji Guesthouse last July, and were very pleased with it. The place is really small and our room had a double bed, air conditioning and a metal bar to hang our clothes... but it was enough. The price was very good for Japanese standards and you have access to the kitchen, washing machine, wi-fi, etc. The... More 

2 Thank oconeeNY
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2011

The Koenji is a gem in Tokyo for independent budget travellers. It is located minutes from Shinjuku (the center and main station) on the JR line in a charming, bohemian area with a ton of cheap restaurants. The rooms are very small but comfortable and clean and I found it quite ingenious how everything was laid out to maximize space.... More 

2 Thank ahl899
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

I asked for a quiet nights sleep and was put in a room above the outside bar which was playing club music until 3 am. Imagine trying to sleep when each kick drum hit pounds away and shakes your entire little room...miserable. I would never stay here again simply because of the noise. The rooms are clean and nice, but... More 

2 Thank Saigonsamurai
Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2010

Koenji Guest house is cheaper than sleeping at a manga cafe or in one of those capsule hotels! The management is some of the nicest people I ever met and that is not even an additional charge - they´re just really awesome. The only reason I put a 3/5 on "Sleep quality" are my own habits. Koenji in itself seems... More 

1 Thank daemonkrat
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2010

I was very lucky to stumble across The Koenji when I was searching for a place to spend my two weeks in Tokyo. Though it was partially a business trip, I wanted somewhere that doesn't have the sterile, cold atmosphere of a business/capsule hotel. The Koenji is definitely the opposite end of the spectrum. It felt more like staying at... More 

2 Thank NazNYT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2010

We stayed for 6 nights at the Koenji Guest House and I would highly recommend this place to you, who are looking for a nice, well-localized place to stay during your trip in Tokyo. Everything has already been well described in the previous posts so I am just going to add that the Koenji station is only about 25 minutes... More 

1 Thank EliseinTokyo
Cupertino, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2010

The Koenji is a hidden jem; the entrance is a nondescript door in the side of a building, surrounded by shops. After a night of drinking you could easily walk by it before realizing your mistake and turning around. I stayed at The Koenji recently with a friend. We reserved a two-person room, which consisted of a bunk bed, a... More 

1 Thank Esc_Plan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2010

If you at going to Tokyo and are looking for a cheap, central, cool place to stay – check out The Koenji Guest House. The place is small, just 7 rooms (4 single and 3 double) all efficiently laid out. Single room is just 2500 Yen. We stayed at the hostel for a week in October 09 and can only... More 

2 Thank Metteg

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Additional Information about The Koenji

Address: 3-22-2 Koenji-kita | 2F & 3F, Suginami 166-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Suginami
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
The Koenji Hotel Suginami
The Koenji Tokyo, Japan
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“Room #3 is the best, since it's directly at the top of the stairs, so it's easier to carry luggage up/down.”
 of 5 bubbles calyny, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The twin room (bunk beds) is the biggest room. It costs a little more but I hear the double bed rooms are much smaller. It is at the front of the house so it could be considered the loudest room but I really enjoyed it.”
 of 5 bubbles Kai81212, 24 Dec 2012 | Read review
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