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Khaosan Tokyo Original

2-1-5 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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Khaosan Tokyo Original
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Ranked #19 of 42 Specialty lodging in Taito
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel is located only 1 minute away from Asakusa station (Ginza line), less than 5 minutes from Kaminarimon and about a 25~30 min walk to Ryogoku. The hostel itself is quite narrow and cramped in most places, and the showers and toilets are both small and not very clean. The bunk bed was of a generous size with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights in 8 beds female dorm and everything was fantastic for its (very ridiculously cheap and affordable) price! High speed wifi in every corner of the hostel. Very friendly and helpful staffs. Although there were not so much space, but the place was really clean and tidy. I had a damn comfortable sleep every night.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This hostel was conveniently located, near some interesting parts of Tokyo, and was also very close to the subway. The staff were exceptionally helpful, and very friendly, as well as speaking excellent English. The rooms are extremely small, so don't plan to spend any time in them except while you are asleep (Although, when you are in Tokyo, why would... More 

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Hakuba-mura, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I unfortunately left some belongs behind in my room during my stay at Khaosan Original. I contacted the staff and they kindly offered to either mail them to me or hold them until my next visit to the city. I opted to have them mailed to my local address and they arrived before I had expected them. My correspondence with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The hostel is located in the older part of Tokyo, called Asakusa, a calm city area with heaps of shops and restaurants nearby and also the Sensoji Temple nearby. Asakusa metro station is only a couple of hundred meters away, and makes it very easy (and cheap) to get around in the city. The staff was very helpful, friendly and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great place to stay, beds and clean and safe rooms. Socialization area also very good. The only problem is the bathroom very small even the shower and not have a nice smell. I'd go back more often, the low price of lodging.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Some of the reviews here have mentioned that the rooms are tiny. However, based on my travel experiences in Japan, most accommodation in Tokyo is cramped and small and the rooms here are no exception. It's good to understand that and manage your expectations of the rooms before arriving. We had booked a Twin Private Japanese Room furnished with a... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Cheap, friendly and clean! The rooms are tiny but they're just a place to sleep and store your things so it doesn't really matter. Fantastic value for money, great location and the staff are super nice. I feel bad because we were pretty terrible (Showed up and left late, forgot to pay until the second day) but they were always... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My review echos the multiple twin room reviews on trip advisor, too bad I didn't check on here before I booked. Khaosan is a generally reputable hostel chain in Tokyo, and I banked on this and my very good experiences at the World Asakusa branch when booking the Original branch. However, this hostel completely let me down. The twin room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here three nights in one of the twin rooms. It was extremely extremely small, and I know everywhere in Tokyo is small but this was tiny, our bags didn't fit on the ground. The toilets were okay except the showers were pretty bad, smelt like mould and hard to keep your clothes and towel from getting wet. The... More 

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