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3-22-2 Koenji-kita | 2F & 3F, Suginami 166-0002 , Tokyo Prefecture
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My gf and I travelled throughout Japan for 2.5 weeks. We started our trip in Tokyo and ended in Tokyo. Both times we stayed at the Koenji. It was a great location. 1 minute walk door to door to JR Koenji station which is still considered inside the metropolitan Tokyo area so you can purchase a JR rail day pass... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Amazing location just a couple of minutes walk to JR Koenji station, once Toshi shows you the way once, it's hard to get lost even though the Koenji Place doesn't have signage. The price is very reasonable, especially so close to Shinjuku, and for that price, you'd usually get a pod or bunk bed in a hostel. Here, you get... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The staff was nice, the place is tiny but clean. Don't forget you are in Tokyo where rents are really high. For this budget, we couldn't find a better place to stay. A lot of cheap restaurants in the neighborhood and its worth walking around at night. Live music, recycle shops, not to touristic as well. Bring earplugs as it... More 

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United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Arrived back in England today after a 14 night stay at the guesthouse and I cannot recommend it enough. The location as fantastic: a minute from the station and swarmed by izakayas, bars, restaurants and vintage clothes shops. Toshi-San is very welcoming and helpful. He is at the guest house most days emptying the bins, tidying up the communal areas... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I was only here a short few days, but I felt a real sadness when I left. I would ABSOLUTELY come back here again for an extended stay. It is a very authentically Japanese experience, a central space in true Japanese night life, and a believable space. Small rooms, yet very organized space for a large amount of storage. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The upside:- The location is unbeatable - just next to JR Koenji station. Price is affordable in Tokyo standard, especially if you are looking for private room instead of dormitory room Hostel feeling - have the refrigerator, toaster and the kitchen necessity which you can make your dinner or breakfast easily at the small common kitchen area Koenji is a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed at Koenji last week and loved the whole experience. At first we were daunted by the size of the room but after organising our stuff - under the bed, hanging space and in the shelving supplied - we felt surprisingly comfortable. The area is a hipster, cool kids dream. Lots of vintage stores selling clothes, records and antiques.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I stayed here last year in November (sorry for the late review!) for 3 weeks and loved it! Personally, I think it's the best location in Tokyo. The Chuo line was so convenient, there were restaurants and groceries stores everywhere and the best part is the lack of tourists! It does get a little loud over the weekends and the... More 

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed in The Koenji Guesthouse last July, and were very pleased with it. The place is really small and our room had a double bed, air conditioning and a metal bar to hang our clothes... but it was enough. The price was very good for Japanese standards and you have access to the kitchen, washing machine, wi-fi, etc. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

The Koenji is a gem in Tokyo for independent budget travellers. It is located minutes from Shinjuku (the center and main station) on the JR line in a charming, bohemian area with a ton of cheap restaurants. The rooms are very small but comfortable and clean and I found it quite ingenious how everything was laid out to maximize space.... More 

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Address: 3-22-2 Koenji-kita | 2F & 3F, Suginami 166-0002 , Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Suginami
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
The Koenji Hotel Suginami
The Koenji Tokyo, Japan - Suginami

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