Yadoya is a group of four properties located around the Nakano train station. Nakano is one stop on the Chuo Express JR line from Shinjuku. (or three stops on the regular Chuo line)
This is a place for travellers/backpackers as well as long term cheap stays for Japanese people and foreigners working in Tokyo. As such, your dormitory will likely have some Japanese people staying there, which can be fun conversation and a unique experience hanging out with young people in a culture that is otherwise very private.
The dorms are small and the beds are not extremely comfortable, although they vary by location. One location which is a bit of a walk has a wider space arrangement and cable tv. One location is in a very interesting spot in the middle of a block full of tiny 'Izakayas' (traditional Japanese-style bars), which is a lot of fun, although cramped and a little dirty. The beds at their office location are OK but the window is right across from the train line, which can be noisy. All facilities also are equipped with small kitchens and are near supermarkets.
The main office can be a bit hard to find for check-in. Make sure to have a good look at their website. The staff has been there for a long time and are quite friendly, helpful and relaxed.
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