We got off at the Asakusabashi station and headed to look for the hostel. The time was around 11pm which was 1 hour before the check-in time ended. However, we couldn't find the hostel for the one hour. We walked east, west, north, and south but couldn't find it. There were no signs indication the location of it. We asked other tourists from Germany for the location and taxi drivers, but they all had no idea where it was. By the time was 00:30, we finally found the place by the pure luck. However, the reception was closed and we had to stay that night at other inn nearby. I wrote email to the hostel about the day's situation and they kindly understood the problem and didn't charge us for the day we couldn't stay. The staffs were really nice and they had all the information and maps for touring in the Tokyo. It is close to other attractions and easy to get to once you know the location of it. My room was tatami floor room with three beds. It had air condition and room's size was bit small but I was expecting that. Internet was bit slow and the smell was bit bad (we had to spray some febreze). We stayed there for a week. They have very good first floor lobby and good shower room plus coin laundry and toilet. On Second floor, they have big room with lot of table for people to interact. (To be honest, most people were just staying at their rooms). Overall, I liked it. One other thing I did not like, that we had to do our own bed sheet and such.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel is set in a residential area of the old downtown region of Tokyo, giving guests an authentic feel of living in Tokyo. With easy access from both international airports and the main attractions, it makes for the ideal city getaway. The friendly, helpful staff will make you feel welcome and you can enjoy this cosy Japanese-style hostel complete with 'tatami' rooms. After you have used the facilities, including internet access and TV room, it’s time to start exploring the sights. Akihabara Electric Town, Asakusa temple and Ryougoku Sumo Hall are within walking distance, and from the nearest station you can get to places like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo Disney Resort and Kamakura. You can even organise a one day trip to Nikko, Hakone or Mount Fuji area and if you arrive in late July don’t forget to watch the fantastic Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel Japan