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Khaosan Tokyo Original

2-1-5 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #19 of 42 Specialty lodging in Taito
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stayed in the female dorm, small lockers in room for passports etc, felt very safe, friendly staff, one minute to subway and family mart (like 7 eleven). Shower and toilet are TINY, I suggest going to the onsen nearby (5 minute walk) as its very nice, a good way to end the day and nicer. Fast WIFI.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I do love this place. There's a very Nice and easy place , It's very Easy to access every where. The important thing is they got Very good staffs who can speak English fluently . There're Very small rooms but cheap - just stay the night come on! Love this place

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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.

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