Although I'm not sure I'd stay here again, this is an overall great hotel, especially if you're watching your spending. I would give it 3.5 stars. They don't seem to jack up their rates on holidays as much as other places...if at all.
I stayed in a 2 person room with my friend with nice futons. The space was small... there was barely room for our two carry-ons. There was a nice table and tea and all that. We got our own private bathroom - tiny, efficient, and it worked so can't complain. Our bedding was comfortable and even though the pillow was super tiny, it was comfortable enough. When I say it is small, it is, but it is also kind of homey and nice - there's no closet, 3 hooks on the wall and you had to make do with your space. At least you store your shoes by the entrance and trade your shoes for slippers.
Everything works and the place is pretty much "as advertised", and the lady that runs the place is very kind, as well as a lady I bumped into who I believe cleans the rooms. There is also a quiet man, who also knows English and is at the front desk at nights, who should be more cheery, haha. :)
Why not 4 stars... The problem was that our room, the first one on your right from as soon as you check-in was 100% not sound proof, you can hear literally everything, every word from the hall way. Luckily, it's not like this is a party house, infact, by the time you reach this hotel, the neighbourhood is super quiet and you almost feel like you're not in Tokyo anymore. I got my zzz but it was kind of annoying when people come back to the hotel late and talk as they're in the hallway. If I had known I would've requested a quieter spot but I was only staying 2 nights so I stayed put. Also, there's no view from the window..I think you see some tin sheet but that's it. The tatami mat floors were cool, but the room itself, while it looked clean, was a bit dusty and made me sneeze. (My friend was okay.) I saw some other pictures people took and the rooms look bigger, so all in all, do NOT stay in the first room! :)
Hotel is an easy walk from Shibuya JR. It was extremely easy to leave on the last day and just walk to the JR, and also this place is close to Shibuya 109 and other generally awesome Japanese shopping and food. Although from Google maps it looks like the subway is closer to it, it's much easier to walk from the JR because it's literally in a straight line. From the subway it might be "closer" but you're navigating a maze of streets, going up and down, etc!
Overall if you want to book this place, I'd say it's good value.
choose a quieter room, further "in" the hotel the better as doors are not sound proof at A...
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