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Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki
2.0 of 5 Japanese Guest House   |   1-17-2 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture (Ueno, Asakusa)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 42 Specialty lodging in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hangzhou
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31 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Amazing Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Was booked through hostelworld.com from the below link:
http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Khaosan-Tokyo-Kabuki/Tokyo/47084

The staff there was very helpful and kind enough for answering all the questions we are asking, kind far from the river but still conveneint location. All the shops just with walking distance. Senso-ji Temple is just nearby and local market give us very real impression of Tokyo.

We enjoy our stay and we would like to go back and stay with them.

PS. They don't have swimming pool and fitness centre

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Stayed here for 9nights in a 4 bed female dorm, although the room was a little small it was spotless and the bathroom too. Beds were really comfy and the room had air con and lockers. Staff were great and the reception and lounge is full of useful info! Location is good as its close to two different metro lines and useful if you want to buy a day ticket. Definately stay at this branch!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were so lucky to get to stay at Khaosan Kabuki for one night at the last minute. This hostel is small and books up VERY quickly. You don't want to stay at the other Khaosan hostel. We stayed in a 4-bed mixed dorm and it was great - super comfy beds, nice bathroom, so clean, nice staff, great common area, and laundry machines are good. Hiro at reception is so friendly and helpful. It's also in a great location so close to the Asakusa station and on a quiet side street. They also have an elevator. One of the better hostels I've stayed at.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I've been to a few hostels and majority them are nothing special but what do you expect when your trying to get the cheapest accommodation right?

Well I can tell you now that with the Kabuki it's a total different story, we stayed here for 6 nights:

1) Super friendly hosts/staff really do get 10 out 10 for hospitality! (tones of travel information in this place). They also offer theme party nights during the week which is an added bonus!

2) Super clean rooms with everything you need shower, bathroom, lockers. Some people will complain about size of the room but to be honest it was perfect for us (3 guys) as we were only there for showers and sleeping. Also no curfew so you can stay out as late as you want which we did many times!. Just make sure to notify them if you arriving after 8pm because someone may not be on site so they need to know to make sure there is someone there to help you.

3) They have a common room with free WIFI, three desktop computers with free internet browsing, TV with a dvd player and some boards to pass time. Has a small kitchen area for cooking, cleaning and also has a fridge to store your drinks/food. It also has decently priced vendering machine which distributes big/hench cans of Pepsi for 100 yen.

4) The hostel has elevator so if you have heavy luggage or disability everything is took into consideration here. Also on the 4th floor there is a laundry room with two washing machines, a dryer and clothes line for drying your clothes. (200 yen for washing machine & 100 yen for dryer)

5) It's located in a good area for convince there is 7/11, Family and plenty restaurants in the local area. Also for travel purposes the subway Ginza line and Asasuka line are very near too about 5 minutes walk.

6) The people/travellers you meet here are extremely friendly and did not hesitate to gives tips to other travellers about Japan, I made loads of Facebook friends from this place.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rehovot, Israel
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of my stay in Japan. This place has a good vibe, of all the hostels I stayed in, in Japan, this one is the only one who felt like a hostel. There is a common room which is allways full, people planning their trips and sharing tips. There is a small kitchen for your convinience and staff is also very freindly. The lift is a nice touch - making sure you don't have to lug your baggage up. The room itself could do with a little sprucing up - it was a little to small to accomodate 4 girls and their luggage and lockers were pretty small - unlike almost all hostels in Japan where you can lock up your entire bag in a large locker. Also, regular bunk beds without curtains - another difference from most hostels in hapan where you can close the curtain of your bunk for some privacy. The toilet and shower were great and very clean and new...Overall, great place with younger crowd and hostel vibe.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I stayed in a mixed dorm for 4. The room was small and the locker space was not enough to fit a large backpack. However, there was wi-fi in the rooms, a very friendly and helpful staff, and a big downstairs communal space.

If you're looking for a cheap way to visit Tokyo, you can't do much better than Khaosan Kabuki - especially if you have good roommates.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I stayed at the Khaosan Kabuki for two nights in June. It was my first visit to Japan and I do not speak any Japanese. I originally booked the sister property the Khaosan Samarai but changed because of the reviews which stated that this location was better. I would agree that if you would like to be based at Asakusa, then this location is really good. It is just a few of blocks from the train station, post office (to buy buy stamps and exchange money), the tourist information center, Senso-Ji Temple, and a 24 hour supermarket.

I have since stayed at other properties in Tokyo and Kyoto. So the rooms are quite small, but by Japanese standards for this type of property, probably not unusual. I thought the front staff was not as helpful as I expected especially given the good reviews on this and other websites. The lady who checked me in seemed impatient about answering questions. The guy the next monring gave me the wrong directions to the Imperial Palace and therefore I missed my tour. I also got inadequate information about where to go to attend the fish aution at theTsukiji Market and almost missed the tour. In summary, I was not impressed with the service at this property. Maybe good for folks traveling on their own and with a good idea of how to get around. Also, having a kitchen available was helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1-17-2 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Specialty lodging in Taito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Khaosan Tokyo Kabuki 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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