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Reviewed 23 February 2010

Very well served by public transport (both underground and city train), very international, easy to meet nice people from europe or u.s.a. to bunch up and spend some time together when you don't have other plans. Cheap, though toilets are not always as clean as you wish.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 February 2010

When we got off the minami-shinjo station we made the wrong turn at the entrance, and it took us like 35 min. to find the hostel, but when we finally got the directions correct, it eventually took like 7 minutes from the hostel to the station. The rooms.... were very small. If you are claustrophobic, please don't force yourself in...

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Ostersund, Sweden
Reviewed 5 January 2010

It was well worth the money for this type of acomodation! The staff was among the best I've encountered and the service was totaly ok. Not expensive, good service and the location was good. Close to the subway and both a nice bakery and a superstore + severeal 7/11's close by!

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Japan
Reviewed 13 November 2009
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這個地方絕對討厭!非常非常不幹凈。浴室聞起來有尿味,牆上已經發霉,需要處理。 我不介意位置,我不介意他們提供這個地方的糟糕方向,我不介意周圍落魄,但要忍受所有這一切,發現這個地方很臟,室內空間已經破舊不堪,不過還沒有突破我的極限。 我不在乎酒店多麼便宜,不值得。大老遠旅行,結果非常失望。 我登記這家酒店是因為價格低,但是看了設施后,我立即結帳。我沒有嘗試要求房間退款,我不會住在這裏。 我向你保證,這個地方的如潮好評毫無道理。這是一個跳蚤袋,到處都是跳蚤。如果你有去過香港,住在Chunking Mansions,這個地方糟糕20倍,而且價格更貴。 我建議值得多花一點錢去其他地方,至少乾淨。

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Reviewed 29 October 2009

Bearable... Rooms are like 3x1x2 boxes but clean enough to survive... Basic facilities (wash-machine, dryer, internet, vending machines) are available. The only thing is that one shouldn't leave things unattended outside the room. My towel was stolen being forgotten for 5 min in the shower room.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2009

Didn't know what to expect from this place (very mixed reviews) but it turned out to be fine. Sure the doors are a little rusty, but I mean for the amount you are paying (4800 yen for a double) it's pretty good. Like most places in Japan, it's clean. It's got free internet, but there is usually someone using it....

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Canberra
Reviewed 18 March 2009

We stayed for 5 nights in New Koyo - the worst thing about it was the unisex toilets and the beanbag pillows. Oh, and only 2 showers. (although I never had a problem getting one). The hostel is located 3 stops off the Yamanote line (and it's on the subway lines too for non-JR pass holders). Sure, the area isn't...

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Paris
Reviewed 13 January 2009

Room in this place is very small, but it worked. Compare to the dormitory beds, I could sleep very well. And the price is incredibly cheap. Actually, it was same price of dormitory beds price where I stayed during my trip in Japan. good value.

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1Thank french6
London
Reviewed 10 January 2009

I've been to Tokyo Three times now and have stayed at New Koyo everytime. Okay so some people may not like it because of the area its located as many people say there are homeless people but big deal there are homeless people everywhere in the world and its not exactly like your staying in Minowa for your vacation. The...

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New York
Reviewed 13 October 2008

I loved staying at the New Koyo hostel! I was a student on a budget, but am not a dorm-style person. All the rooms in New Koyo are private, and comes with a TV - at a really good price for Tokyo! Rooms are all air-conditioned although not usually switched on. So it does get very hot in summer. The...

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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Address: 2-26-13 Nihonzutsumi, Taito 111-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Price Range: $31 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpacker's Hotel New Koyo 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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“take a room away from the sinks or staircase.”
  • Single room Japanese style (no bed, sleep on floor)
 of 5 bubbles 190lukasf, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“They offer Japanese style rooms and western style rooms. I stayed in both and the Japanese style rooms are better.”
 of 5 bubbles 6laurindah, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“quiet, safe, good price, city center location”
 of 5 bubbles MayaCz, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“Open a window, air out your room.”
 of 5 bubbles 252wilsont, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Open your windows once a day to air the room.”
 of 5 bubbles 699markm699, 26 Apr 2014 | Read review
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