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Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel

1.5 of 5 Capsule Hotel   |   1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0021, Japan
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San Francisco, California, United States
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for my first night in Tokyo, just to try this truly Japanese experience. I have always wanted to try it and I wasnt disappointed. They are super organized! They have a pretty cool shower area, with hot and cold Jacuzzis and random seats where you shower yourself?! The pods are actually quite spacious, but they dont block... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all. I've heard quite a lot about Capsule Hotels. After all, I felt I should give it a try at least once in my life. First: The Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel is perfectly organized and from the moment you're entering the lobby on the 3rd floor, everything is perfectly planned by the staff. I arrived pretty late around 10PM... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more of a cultural experience more than anything. For the uninitiated, you may feel awkward sleeping in a very tight space which I found quite warm so I took off my shirt to feel a bit cooler. Strangely, I did not find any airconditioning controls inside the capsule. Another inconvenience is that it does not offer wifi and... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an awful experience, where I felt the staff here make everything badly organised, it's very much inconvenient & uncomfortable from beginning to the end. After taking off your shoes & putting them in a locker & then people stepping over your luggage/other bags which you have to drag to the small locker room & having to keep going... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Location: 5-10 minute walk from Shinjuku Station (Here's a link on how to get there from Google Maps: http://tinypic.com/r/iozoqu/8 ) Booking: I reserved via Booking.com and I paid in cash at the hotel lobby upon arrival. Experience: One night would be the ideal length of stay in a capsule hotel because: One, they clean the capsules daily and guest should... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Kuyakushomae (literally meaning In Front of the District Office), is located opposite the District Office, which means by 10PM or so there is a large influx of salarymen (Japanese white collars) who will be missing their last train or bus. The capsules are typical as to what one would expect in any other capsule hotel. Note that this is not... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Before beginning my review, I would like to remind those reading this what a capsule hotel is supposed to offer: a place to crash for the night. Capsule hotels first began as a place where businessmen and young boys can rest after a long day of work or long night out. Today, these hotels are widely used by younger or... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

if you are first time visit to Japan, you should try to stay in this type of hotel. There are lots of options out there, nevertheless you can this... It is reasonable price. Too bad you have to check out at 10 and check in again after 4 if you plan to stay more than 2 days in capsule type... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

First of all, if you choose to stay in a capsule hotel, obviously you shouldn't expect the same level of privacy and comfort as in a traditional hotel. However, you still get a very good value for money in the end. Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel is within walking distance form Shinjuku station which is a huge public transportation hub (probably the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Got this on a very good offer (<US$20) for one night and it's located in the middle of one of the busiest places in Tokyo, 5 minutes away from the Shinjuku station. Otherwise it's a capsule room with no real door (curtain), 24 hour access (so people walk in out) and a tiny TV/living space to rest in. That said,... More 

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Address: 1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0021, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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