I chose this place because the wonderful hostel I'd stayed in on my last visit to Tokyo had closed, and the other HI hostels were booked out. Rather than lug my suitcase from the subway station, I caught a taxi from Akihabara, but even my GPS-assisted English-speaking taxi driver had trouble finding the place amid a maze of one-way streets. I won't say it wasn't worth the effort of locating, but the rooms and kitchen facilities are very basic, the local area is fairly dead after dark and is mainly of interest to doll collectors by daylight, the wifi was unreliable, and while the staff were helpful and the rooms were clean, this really isn't much more than a place to sleep and stash your luggage.
- 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