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Khaosan Tokyo Original
Ranked #29 of 76 Speciality lodging in Taito
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I had an awful experience in a "Basic twin private" room. The room smelled horribly and even the air from the air condition had a bad smell, it was disgusting. The room had a bunk bed but the floor area was so small that we could barely open a suitcase, and opening both of them at the same time was just impossible. The mattresses were so worn out that we could feel every bar in the bed though the mattress. We could clearly hear every time someone used the bathroom or sink which were just outside the door. So we had a horrible nights sleep and checked out first thing in the morning though it meant we had to pay 2,5 nights, and went and found another hotel. It is shameless to charge money for a room in those conditions and we would not have stayed there even if it was for free.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Located right on Sumida River. Less than 30 minute walk to Tokyo Sky Tree. Very near the metro system. Stayed 2 nights, 3 days...great value. I did a lot of sightseeing in Tokyo and the location was perfect with Asakusa Station up the block.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

I was about to stay in this hostel for 1 night before moving on to the next destination, as I need to depart from Tobu Asakusa station, this hostel was my choice for 1 night stay.

This is my first time to stay in such kind of hostel in Japan, I would say this is not bad, it's only a bit old and the room is small, but with a price lower than capsule hotel, there's nothing to complain.

Shared toilet and common room is normal, and you would be able to make new friends as well!!

Unlike those capsules, which normally occupied by some local people who missed last train back home, this hostel mainly occupied by backpackers, and therefore the hostel staff can speak English pretty well.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank EdwardWong
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

My friends and I rested in 4 beds privated room on 13, 17-18, 20 April 2013.
Room is very small but clean. We can open only 2 luggages at the same time.
There are 3 shower rooms, 4 toilets, kitchen, living room and store-room.

We found 2 staffs here. They are very nice.

When we checked in here, we got coupons for free SaKi drinks.
Plum Saki is good taste. We love it.

This hostel is near Metro, Toei and Tobu line.
It is convenient to go to Narita Airport by Toei line. (Pay 1,240 yen For Direct Airport).

Room Tip: 3 floors is difficult to raise your luggages. There are only 2 toilets at 3 floors. 2 floors is eas...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

During my 3 week trip to Japan I've stayed at four different hotels in the Khaosan Group, Three in Tokyo and one in Kyoto.

This hostel is the oldest in the Group (the original) and has a great location near transport hub Asakusa, Senso-ji temple, Sumo museum, shops, restaurants and you name it. The facilities are a bit worn and the hostel feels somewhat cramped. Staff was friendly though.

All the other Khaosans I've stayed at are worth a rating of 4-5, this one however a little closer 3 than 4. As compared to other hostels of course. But it certainly isn't a bad place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

The room is small especially for twin room but the location is truly excellent. It is very near to 3 lines (Asakusa Line, Ginza Line and Tobu Nikko Lines). From subway, only 3 stops to Ueno Park, and only 2 stops to Tokyo Sky Tree. Also, walkable to Sumida Park and Ferry terminal for Himiko water bus. Sensoji temple is also very near. The place in Tokyo for cheap souviner. The staff were also very helpful and can converse in English quite well.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

I stayed here for 7 nights in a 4-bed mixed dorm room in December. The location is excellent, right next to the Sumida River and close to the Asakusa train station (junction for two different lines). It was very easy to get to places from this hostel. Bike hire for 200 yen per day nearby was also excellent value.

The room was comfortable and clean with good heating. There were lockers provided as well as a curtain and bedlight. The shower facilities however were not great and were quite old. Shampoo and Soap was provided, but the facilities were not in good condition.

Unlike other Khaosan hostels, this hostel did not have a very big common area. This was probably the big downside of the property - the lounge/tv/kitchen area was small and cramped. It was hard to do much in the area without being a hindrance to everyone else trying to use the area. The staff were really nice however and I recommend this place for the good location and cheap price.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Tim P
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Address: 2-1-5 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Ranked #29 of 76 Speciality lodging in Taito
Hotel Class:2 star — Khaosan Tokyo Original 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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