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Surabaya, Indonesia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

It's placed in really nice neighbourhood (it goes really quite in the night) near Asakusa. The place is really small but that's all you can get when stay at Tokyo with this budget :) What bugs me is the flooring on the second floor makes noise when you step on it. so you have to really be careful when walking...

Thank Nova A
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 October 2016

nice place, but there are many bunkbeds on very litle space. It felt very close and we dident sleep very well. People who stayed there was very noisy at night. The rules are very strickt, you cannot bring water with you when you sleep. The area is very nice, the best we found in tokyo.

Thank sofie o
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at RetroMetro for three nights with my girlfriend and found the experience to be pleasant. The hostel is very quiet (there were only six other people in the whole building, apart from the two of us) which is lovely, as it means you'll probably find yourself becoming closer to your dorm mates than you usually would anywhere else....

Thank Liam R
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for five nights. This hostel is perfect to meet others people, the location is good, asakusa is my favorite district in Tokyo. The hostel confortable, but the staff some days is kind, some days is disagreeble.

Thank Pietro P
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This was my second stay in Retrometro. This time, I also stayed for 2 nights. Yes, it was great the first time. That's reason why I came back. This is lovely hostel with everything you need in a hostel. However, I did not feel the staff as friendly as my first stay. Even I felt cold. Maybe, that was because...

Thank khang_lenguyen
Taichung, Taiwan
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

這家guesthouse位置就在淺草附近的巷子裡,交通很方便,床、浴室、公共空間都很乾淨,品質不錯,但可惜我們住的兩夜遇到的工作人員態度都很冷淡,講話語氣非常嚴厲,稍微違反他們的規則就會被嚴厲指責,讓人覺得壓力很大,今後不會再去住了。 We stayed here for two nights. The location is good, near Asakusa Temple area , and the facilities are clean as well. However, the staffs we met were not that friendly;I thought they were quite strict to guests if guests didn't absolutely follow whole rules they set, and that made me feel very pressured. I'll find the other place...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This place is quite close both tawaramachi and asakusa train stations. Walked to sensoji and skytree from the hostel as well. Great location. The staff are really friendly and the whole place feels really cozy. There was also enough privacy in the dorm. I really enjoyed my stay here. However, if you are staying with a parent or elderly, you...

Thank sheepbooknoodle
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Retrometro Backpackers was my first experience at hostels, and also my first place in Tokyo. Was really easy to find, and the girls at front desk was very kind. I felt very comfortable and safe at Taito. It's close to subway and train stations, and have nice and beautiful old downtown. I was very impressed with the beauty. The price...

Thank Layla F
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

The Location is quite a waLk from the nearest station, faciLities are basic (but they have a LittLe bath tub in one of the bathroom!) and it is smaLL, but it's very comfortabLe! Lots of unique design touches and there's a strong handmade and homy ambience that just heLps everyone to reLax and mingLe. The staffs are reaLLy friendLy, heLpfuL,...

Thank amadl
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The owner and the staff are beautiful people who will help you at any problem and the place it´s perfect! You can relax after a long day in Tokyo and feel ready the nex day for more. The bed is comfy and the design is nice. Clean and full of anything basic that you could need in the rooms, kitchen...

Thank JulietaDom

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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: 2-19-1 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Price Range: $33 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Choose down bunkbed, it easier to access :)”
 of 5 bubbles novaa512, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The girls room it´s very confortable, my tip is to ask for the beds that are at the level of the floor :D”
 of 5 bubbles JulietaDom, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Female Dorm is Brighter and more comfortable than Mixed Dorm”
 of 5 bubbles MaNa19831029, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The all-female dorm has its own toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles 716zoem, 29 Dec 2013 | Read review
“If you want a bit of privacy, pick a bottom bunk. They have curtains.”
 of 5 bubbles danip130, 23 Mar 2013 | Read review
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