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“Basic Hotel in a Good Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Shibuya City Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1-1 Maruyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0044, Japan   |  
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Ranked #19 of 29 hotels in Shibuya
Osaka, Japan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Basic Hotel in a Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

If you've seen Lost in Translation, you know Shibuya. There are a lot of cool places in Tokyo, but Shibuya is one of the coolest - & craziest. If you're looking to see that side of Japan, Shibuya is the place for you, & this hotel is a basic, no-frills option that is completely reasonably priced. I live in Japan & have stayed here several times when I have traveled to Tokyo. It's a maybe a 5-7 minute walk from the train/subway station, & while it's on one of the main thoroughfares, it's up far enough that it's also still really quiet. The single rooms are quite tiny - per usual in Japan - but the other rooms can be surprisingly large. While most people in Japan speak little or no English at all, it has been my experience that the front desk staff here are able to help you with no problem, and each of the times I've stayed it has been smooth sailing.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

This was a pretty standard city hotel. The staff were helpful and friendly. The location is great for Shibuya and for the station and to get about. It is quiet which is amazing when you look at where it is. Its not cheap for a fairly basic room but then Tokyo is quite expensive and so it really was pretty good value. It was clean.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel a month ago and it was in a fantastic location but the money we paid was definitely not worth it. The rooms were clean but seriously need to be renovated and brought into the 21st century!
I loved Tokyo and the people were very nice and friendly.
The bathroom in this hotel was strange because it was like a bathroom you would get in a caravan, however it was clean.
I would definitely recommend for location but it is far too expensive for what you get, so value for money is extremely dissapointing!

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

A perfect place to start you Tokyo days! Hotel has great location in the heart of Shibuya and it brings you right to the heart of the buzzing Tokyo. Still the hotel is peaceful and clean haven in that wild world. Only about 500m from Shibuya station (exit Hachiko). Huge selection of shops and restaurant to choose with. I even tried many restaurant with no english menus and was indeed well-fed... Also sights in other western areas of Tokyo are easily reachable. Very good price/value!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

We took in at this hotel as a last resort due to the no-women policy at the capsule hotels.
They are a bit expensive at 6000 yen per person but what can you do if you need someplace to sleep.
The rooms turned out to have an ok view over the Shibuya shopping district which was a pleasant suprise.
The rooms were quite large but the beds were not that comfortable. They had free internet access through a provided cable in the rooms and the mini-bar was full of expensive drinks, not much room for your own food.
The price on the room per night is understandable due to the hotels location. It's really in the middle of shibuya so it's close to everything!
However I wouldn't recomend it because it was expensive and no brealfast included

Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Shibuya City Hotel

Address: 1-1 Maruyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0044, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shibuya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 29 hotels in Shibuya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shibuya City Hotel 3*
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