it was ok. the hosts mostly just left you alone. so did the guests. the atmosphere was calm and quiet. the good thing is you get a free drink at the bar. you could get absinthe for 333 yen if you bother the bartender a little about the 333 yen per drink policy! it is really close to the metro system and from the metro you can go wherever. also it is close the post office where you can exchange currency. the shared toilet and urinals however look clean, but really smell terrible. and also the room we got was so tiny that the bunk bed smaller than twin size took up 95% of the room. when one of us got up to leave the other had to sit down on the bed. the internet usage is free though.
matt from canada
I did a lot of research before choosing this hostel, and I'm glad I did. I've stayed in hostels all over the world and this place is definitely one of the cleanest. I stayed in a dorm with a view over the river. My bed was amazingly comfortable and had a wonderful duvet, which I would have liked to take home with me. The bathroom set-up is a bit odd from the female dorm you basically have to go into the common area to get to the bathroom. But once you get used to it there is no problem, and there is a curtain you can pull around for privacy to/from the bathroom door. Fantastic location convenient to transportation and old Tokyo sites. The owners are cool they really are a "fun and friendly married couple." Common areas are tiny, but that's to be expected in Tokyo. I chose it because it was cheap but would recommend it to anyone because it is great. I will definitely stay there if I am ever in Tokyo again.
This is a good, convenient place to stay. The place is routinely cleaned. I had a room with a pretty view of the river! There is also a rooftop hangout overlooking the river. There's a very comfortable lounge with books and a TV 59 channels! Also, this hostel has free Internet access, and a nice kitchen area.
This place is definitely recommended. It is a short walk from the Asakusa station, less than five minutes, and about a five-minute walk to the old town area with the shrines. And you can't beat the price.
Khaosan Tokyo Original Reviews from the Web
Liked: The location. Literally 2 min walk from the Senso-ji Didn't like: Nothing
Very good location and helpful staff (as always). We even got a room with a view (THANK YOU)!
Great budget hostel. Very friendly staff!
Very close from asakusa subway
Location was excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay here.
Liked: Lovely staff, homey atmosphere and GREAT location- so close to the metro station. Didn't like: The twin room was incredibly small - could not open suitcase fully!
Liked: The location!! It is very near to Asakusa Line, Ginza Line and Tobu Nikko Line train. 3 stops from Ginza Line to Ueno Park and 2 stops from Asakusa Line to Tokyo SKy Tree. Also very near to Senso-ji for shopping. Ferry terminal for Himiko water bus is also around the corner. Didn't like: Small room. Also, the shower is not on every floor.
Liked: nice introduction to japanese style and culture! Didn't like: beds pretty uncomfortable
Liked: It is very close to Asakusa subway Didn't like: The shower rooms on the second floor are very small but another one on the first floor is bigger.
Liked: Good location, very good location. Close to the METRO and also close to the attraction. Staff is polite and helpful. Definitely good price. Didn't like: No.
Khaosan Tokyo Original offers the best value for your stay in the traditional and exotic neighbourhood of Asakusa.
We’re located five minutes’ walk from Kaminari-mon Gate and Nakamise shopping street in the centre of the Asakusa area.
We do not offer luxury five-star accommodation; however, our concept is to be great value, comfortable, clean and friendly for all guests.
We welcome guests from all over the world and we believe your stay with us will definitely be a pleasant one!
We’re only one minutes’ walk from Asakusa Station on the Ginza and Toei Asakusa metro lines. This means we’re also in a convenient location relative to Narita Airport.
Guests can wake up to breathtaking riverside views from their rooms and from our rooftop. Our hostel features a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy living room.
Free lockers with a key are provided in the shared dorm rooms and linens are included, with pillowcase, bed sheets and blankets.
Facilities include free Wi-Fi, shared shower rooms and bathrooms and coin-operated washing machines for only 200 yen per wash. Free tea and coffee are provided.
We are afraid that we’re unable to accommodate children under 10 years old.
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Location and Contact
• ============== From Narita Airport ============== • * Option 1 ( Cheapest!! ) • < Narita Air port > • | • | *Keisei Line Limited-Express or Express • | ( approx 75min / JPY1060 / Unreserved seat ) • | • < Aoto Sta > • | • | *If the train bounds for UENO station, • | transfer the train bounds for ASAKUSA at AOTO station. • | • < Asakusa Sta > (Toei Asakusa line) • | • | *1 minute walk from Asakusa sta. “ Exit No.A2 ” with the lift. • | • < Khaosan Tokyo Original > • ( Please print out the map to our hostel ) • * Option 2 ( Fastest!! ) • < Narita Airport > • | • | *Keisei Skyiner • | ( 61mins / JPY1920 / Reserved seat ) • | • < Keisei Ueno Sta > • | • | *5 minutes walk to Metro Ginza Line Ueno station • | • < Tokyo Metro Ueno Station > • | • | *Tokyo Metro Ginza line • | (5 minutes / 160JPY ) • | • < Asakusa Station > ( Tokyo Metro Ginza line ) • | • | *1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Asakusa sta. ' Exit No.4 ' • | • < Khaosan Tokyo Original > • ( Please check our map to access our hostel ) • * Option 3 ( Japan Rail Pass Holder ) • < Narita Airport> • | • | *JR Narita Express • | ( 60min / JPY2940 / Reserved seat ) • | • < JR Tokyo Sta > • | • | *JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihintouhoku Line • | ( 7min / JPY150 ) • | • < JR Ueno Sta > • | • | *2 minutes walk to the Tokyo Metro Ueno station • | • < Tokyo Metro Ueno Station > • | • | *Tokyo Metro Ginza Line • | ( 5min / JPY160 ) • | • < Asakusa Sta > (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line) • | • | *1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Asakusa Sta.Exit No.4 • | • < Khaosan Tokyo Original > • ( Please check our map to access our hostel ) • ============== From Haneda Airport ============== • < Haneda > • | • | *Keikyu Airport Line • | ( 45min / JPY640 ) • | • < Asakusa Sta > ( Toei Asakusa Line ) • | • | *1 minute walk from Asakusa Sta. Exit No. A2 with the lift. • | • < Khaosan Tokyo Original > • ( Please check our map access to our hostel )
2-1-5 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku Tokyo, Taitō-ku, Tokyo,
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