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.

“new trendy hotel with small rooms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save Saved
You added APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue to your Saves list
APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20-1 Maruyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0044, Japan   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Shibuya
oregon
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“new trendy hotel with small rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My wife (58 years old) and I (60 years) stayed two nights at this APA. It is very trendy and upbeat establishment that seems to attract younger and fashionable Japanese. This makes sense to us since the Shibuya area is a huge market/shopping meca in the Tokyo area. We liked this hotel because of the close location the Shibuya train, bus and subway stations (15 minute walk).

The rooms are very small with a double bed. We stayed in room #1405 on the top floor of the hotel. There was a small window with a nice view in our room which over looked north towards Shinjuku. The windows have an efficient room darking shade. This would be helpful in keeping daylight entering the room to help over come jet lag. The bathroom is very small for a 6' 2" tall man. Although, I had a tight fit in the shower tub, I actually enjoyed taking a hot soaking bath. We could not use our luggage rack in front of the bathroom door as the space was too narrow for the door to open.

The room had a very large TV screen mounted to the wall at the foot of the double bed, a small desk and refrigerator. The bed was very comfortable. The hotel provides Yukata robes for your convenience. There is no room at the end of the bed and the wall in which to store items. Once you leave the elevator the walk ways are exposed the outside, which I thought was a cool design feature of this building. Hey, less space to heat or cool.

The room was very clean and we appreciated the staff who were extremely helpful in answering questions and finding locations on maps for us to visit.

There are also food items for sale in the lobby and a restuarant on the 1st and 2nd floors. This hotel is located near lots of restaurants and eateries. We enjoyed eating near the big scramble (road intersection at the train station) watching people.

We enjoyed are stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: request a room on north upper floors as the views out the window are amazing at night.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    11
    54
    13
    4
    0
See reviews for
7
31
16
13
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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Pros:
Located about 10 mins walk from JR station, Shibuya.
Near major shopping belt in Shibuya.
Clean & new room.
Secured lift controlled by room card key.
Bath tub with shower.
Bed is soft & comfortable.

Cons:
Single room (11 sq m) is really small, enough to put 1 large luggage only.
Expensive at average SGD 170 per room per night.
Staff speak little English.
Breakfast buffet spread at Yen 1000 per person is not sumptuous.
Room is not sound proof, disturbed by cleaning persons & hotel guests walking past the room.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sofia, Bulgaria
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We stayed in this hotel just a few days after it was opened in mid-November. We stayed in a double room, which was the second cheapest option. Be prepared - the room is very tiny but everything inside is quite well organized and actually you feel pretty comfortable. We travelled with two big suitcases and two small back-packs and managed to fit in.

The bed is very comfortable and there is a big TV. Of course, immaculately clean. Staff don't speak much English but compensate with their great helpness. Most of the check in is done on a vending machine ;-)

Location is perfect - around 5-6 min walking from the famous Shibuya scramble crossroad and the Shibuya metro station. The area is lively all night long, very safe and with plenty of dining options.

I give it 4 just because the room is very small. Otherwise it ticks all other boxes. And it's value for money for Tokyo.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue

Address: 20-1 Maruyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0044, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shibuya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Shibuya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, Rakuten, Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (Inbound), Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue Tokyo

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage APA Hotel Shibuya Dogenzakaue, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.