We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Khaosan Tokyo Original

2-1-5 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
Khaosan Tokyo Original
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    21
    49
    21
    7
    8
See reviews for
6
26
24
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (106)
  • Mar-May only
    (29)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (33)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (17)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (27)
All months
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
123 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience here was only okay. While the staff that checked me in were very friendly, I didn't see them again after check-in. The place is very small and cramped, which I am okay with, however, it also felt very cluttered with stuff. The common space was a bit overwhelming. On my floor there was only one toilet, which kept... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are backpacking to Tokyo and need a place that is easy to access via train from the airport, then Asakusa would be the ideal place. The guesthouse is cheap and very clean. The room was quite small but who needs a big fancy room when backpacking, right? The guesthouse is just located at exit 3 from the Asakusa... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great location, great staff and great accommodation. Always clean and always busy. They have a really good sized kitchen area to make your own food and a really nice lounge area. Would definitely recommend to budget travellers.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you a backpacker traveler, I recommend this place to stay. It located near tourist attraction (Asakusa Kaminarimon shrine, rickshaw), near sumida river for hitch Himiko water bus (which is worthy to try), train station (Tobu asakusa, Asakusa line, Ginza line), convenience stores (seven eleven, family mart, Lawson) and restaurants and cafe. You won't starving whenever you awake late for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very small and crowded, but it's made up for by everything else; location is close to two train stations, the Sensou-ji temple is only minutes of walking from it, staff is very nice and friendly, and it's easy to come into contact with other travellers.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Been staying in Khaosan Tokyo Original for 3 times but too lazy to do a review...so after my 3rd time staying there here is my review: +/+ + good location ~ 2minutes from subway which the subway itself has direct connection to both airports (narita and haneda) + clean ~ like most of hostel in Japan, the room is clean...toilet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
KL
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hakuba-mura, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

30 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (30)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Taito
Ueno, Asakusa
Hotel Mystays Asakusa-bashi
Ueno, Asakusa
Sakura Hostel Asakusa
Sakura Hostel Asakusa
#16 of 43 in Taito
4.0 of 5 stars 199 reviews
Ueno, Asakusa
Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki
Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki
#1 of 43 in Taito
4.5 of 5 stars 151 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Ueno, Asakusa
Oak Hostel Zen
Oak Hostel Zen
#2 of 43 in Taito
4.5 of 5 stars 90 reviews
Ueno, Asakusa
bAKpAK Tokyo Hostel
bAKpAK Tokyo Hostel
#33 of 43 in Taito
3.5 of 5 stars 59 reviews
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Khaosan Tokyo Ninja
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

Neighborhood Profile
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay