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“Good location in Tokyo, but small room” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Toyoko Inn Shinjuku Kabuki-cho

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Toyoko Inn Shinjuku Kabuki-cho
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2-20-15 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku 160-0021 , Tokyo Prefecture (Shinjuku)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 76 Hotels / Ryokan in Shinjuku
Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good location in Tokyo, but small room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I felt comfortable in staying at Toyoko Inn Shinjuku Kabuki-Cho, but felt the room too small and, as was lying in a double room (my side was the window's), I didn't have space to put personal things as glass of water or spectacles. There's a tiny space accross the courtains but it was to narrow.
Couldn't try the breakfeast since already had a commitment.
Something called my attention when arriving at the Hotel: the Love Hotels in the same street and the PIMPs in the corners.
Even though I would stay there again because the staff was nice and the location was close enoughto get to the metro station.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Pros:
- Reasonable rate for a central Tokyo hotel, if you join as a member on arrival, you get a further discount.
- Room is very clean, as is the toilet
- Room is very well equiped - about 26-inch LCD TV, mini-fridge, writing table, hair-dryer, boiler
- Location is in Kabuki-cho area, a bit seedy, but the people will generally leave you alone.
- Lots of restaurants, fast-food nearby. Also convenience store nearby.
- It is about 10-15 minutes walk to Shinjuku station

Cons
- Room is very small; I felt claustrophobic at times. A small double-bed is parked against the wall with the window. Barely enough space ot open my suitcase, but the luggage can be kep underneath the bed.
- I think this is a Japanese business hotel, so all the TV channels are in Japanese (no CNN, BBC, etc).
- Breakfast is included, but gets boring after the first one or two days. Food is mainly glutinous rice, potato/macoroni salad, miso soup, some Japanese stuff like seaweed, and buns/cakes (which run out quite fast).

If you arrive from Narita, the option I took was to take the JR rail to Shijuku, exit at Shinjuku East (Kabuki-cho), then take a cab to the hotel (remember to print the Hotel address in Japanese) - it costs about Y710, but I think it is worth it, rather than trying to figure out how to reach the hotel - it is not so difficult, but if you are new to the area, you may take awhile to figure out the location.

Room Tip: Try to ask for a room further from the lift lobby - my room was just outside the lift lobby, and i c...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
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Montreal, Canada
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I can't talk much about value since I actually snuck into this hotel with my best friend who had a single booking. lol
It's a small room, but it had a kettle-humidifier, a mini fridge, TV and A/C/heater. The bathroom was also tiny, but it did the trick. Be warned that once you take your room key out of the slot, all the power goes off in the room - not just the lights, but the sockets (so don't expect to charge things while you're out) and the fridge (so don't put anything perishable in there).

They even provided pyjamas.

Breakfast was rice, miso soup, veggies and pasta salad.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shirakawa, Japan
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a good Toyoko Inn! Buy the membership card to get a discounted rate, but even without it, this is a reasonably priced hotel. It's a 15min walk from Shinjuku staion, and although Kabuki-cho has a bit of a reputation, I have always felt safe and enjoyed the walk there. The rooms are good with complementary toiletries and free wired internet, and best of all, free breakfast! I really like the Toyoko Inn breakfast, and it's great to get it free when similarly priced hotels charge for it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bandung, Indonesia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

friendly service, free shuttle akiabara, clean, lots of discounts for members, and I'm a member :)
if the next time I come to tokyo back, I would not hesitate to stay here again, because it has become my favorite hotel when to tokyo

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Stayed two nights in this branch of Toyoko Inn. Great location and quiet part of Kabuki-cho area. The room had a big bed, safe, kettle, and a fridge. Breakfast consist of a selection of Japanese items.

I like their option for having a small discount for not having your room cleaned. They do provide a change of towels which they hang on the door. If you're rushing, don't take the lift at 10 a.m. because it takes forever (check out time, and cleaners going to clean).

The only thing that can be improved here is the free wifi. Very sketchy and disconnects frequently. At times the best wifi was in my bathroom!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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48 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel which is the best deal you can get if you wanna be in shinjuku area. It's about 20 mins walk from JR shinjuku east exit, quite a walk but can't complain for the price you are paying. The rooms are typical toyoko inn style, clean, small and well equipped. Its quiet at night even though It's near the Kabuki Cho area. Highly recommended but remember to book in advance, vacant rooms are hard to get!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2-20-15 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Shinjuku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Toyoko Inn Shinjuku Kabuki-cho 3*
Number of rooms: 350
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