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Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no lift No shoes in the room Gender specific bathrooms on certain floors - ie stairs to navigate just to go to the toilet at night. No towels provided. Wi-Fi is terrible. All first world problems but based on other ratings I expected a little more. Having said that, definitely not the worst hostel I've ever stayed in....

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Olten, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Located a bit off the centre (but close to a metro-station and shops) this hostel offers spacious dorms (each bed with locker and lamp plus curtain), a kitchen, common-area, enough bathrooms and showers and stable/fast wifi. The staff is friendly and helpful. Security is good. A good place to stay for a short time.

Thank Dryanta
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2016

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....

Thank N0MAD
Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 30 June 2015

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...

1Thank Dong Hoon J
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2015

The staff here are wonderful. Ask for anything, and they will help you find it, do it, see it, eat it, use it. Whatever you need, they are extremely accommodating. The facilities are good. Wifi connection is great in the common area. The rooms don't have a lot of privacy, but they are clean and comfortable. There is a kitchen...

1Thank Murken789
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2014

After staying in some excellent hostels in Japan for similar prices we were pretty disappointed with our stay here. The wifi did not work the whole time we were there. Only two showers for each gender. The males bathroom had broken doors. The place is very very noisy. People walking up and down the stairs all night and I got...

1Thank Jack S
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Basic room. Bathrooms and the kitchen area was ok, clean enough. Close to subway station. Stayed in a dorm. Not much space but guess it's just as to be expected. Wifi is free but only available in the common area, not in rooms. Annoying that you and to be out of the hostel between 1000 and 1600. Was ok, I...

Thank Steph B
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 15 February 2014

You have to be carefull because there is a curfew at 23h 30 and you have to leave the hotel between 10:30 and 4pm. So it forces you to have a really daylife trip (bad if you like to party hard). But if you don't mind place is good and staff easy going.

1Thank Arthur H
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I've stayed here twice for two nights with large groups of teenage American tourists. It's located close to the Asakusa-bashi train station and in a quiet, safe part of Tokyo. It does take a bit of navigating to find it but luckily the hostel has little signs put up along the street to help guide you once you get close....

Thank Nea F
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 18 October 2011

Stayed there for a week and half, and it was amazing! The staff is kind and awesome, they always try to help you if you're looking for something in Tokyo! I took the dormitory, it's clean, depending who you get to sleep in the same room as you, it can be really really noisy... I know what I'm talking about!...

3Thank Hans Jules B

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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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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 

Additional Information about Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

Address: 2-21-4 Yanagibashi, Taito 111-0052, Tokyo Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Price Range: RM120 - RM406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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