Arrived back in England today after a 14 night stay at the guesthouse and I cannot recommend it enough. The location as fantastic: a minute from the station and swarmed by izakayas, bars, restaurants and vintage clothes shops.
Toshi-San is very welcoming and helpful. He is at the guest house most days emptying the bins, tidying up the communal areas and checking in new guests. Don't be afraid to ask any questions, his English is great.
One key point: as other reviewers have commented, the streets get pretty busy on a weekend and there are buskers that play in the tunnels beneath the train station. Take some earplugs whether you think you'll need them or not. You'll be listening to the trains until midnight, then the music until about 4am, and then the trains start again at 5am.
Another thing: maybe take some time to watch a few of the street performers. Everyone in Koenji seems obscenely talented.
- Also Known As:
- The Koenji Hotel Suginami
- The Koenji Tokyo/Suginami