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Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

2-21-4 Yanagibashi, Taito 111-0052 Tokyo Prefecture
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Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel is set in a residential area of the old downtown region of Tokyo, giving guests an authentic feel of living in Tokyo. With easy access from both international airports and the main attractions, it makes for the ideal city getaway. The friendly, helpful staff will make you feel welcome and you can enjoy this cosy Japanese-style hostel complete with 'tatami' rooms. After you have used the facilities, including internet access and TV room, it’s time to start exploring the sights. Akihabara Electric Town, Asakusa temple and Ryougoku Sumo Hall are within walking distance, and from the nearest station you can get to places like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo Disney Resort and Kamakura. You can even organise a one day trip to Nikko, Hakone or Mount Fuji area and if you arrive in late July don’t forget to watch the fantastic Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Vending machine
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Laundry service
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
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HOTEL CLASS
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Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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There are no lifts in this hostel. The rooms were very smelly and the place was very dated. Glad I only had to stay here one night. It was within reasonable distance to a family mart and metro station which were the only positives I found with this hostel. I won't be staying here again.
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There is no lift No shoes in the room Gender specific bathrooms on certain floors - ie stairs to navigate just to go to the toilet at night. No towels provided. Wi-Fi is terrible. All first world problems but based on other ratings I expected a little more. Having said that, definitely not the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. Be particularly careful with which underground station to get off at as well Asakusabashi is the closest and exit 1 (or possibly 4, I can't remember now) is just a short street away. Google will tell you Kuramae is close but it's not really in comparison!
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Located a bit off the centre (but close to a metro-station and shops) this hostel offers spacious dorms (each bed with locker and lamp plus curtain), a kitchen, common-area, enough bathrooms and showers and stable/fast wifi. The staff is friendly and helpful. Security is good. A good place to stay for a short time.
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I chose this place because the wonderful hostel I'd stayed in on my last visit to Tokyo had closed, and the other HI hostels were booked out. Rather than lug my suitcase from the subway station, I caught a taxi from Akihabara, but even my GPS-assisted English-speaking taxi driver had trouble finding the place amid a maze of one-way streets. I won't say it wasn't worth the effort of locating, but the rooms and kitchen facilities are very basic, the local area is fairly dead after dark and is mainly of interest to doll collectors by daylight, the wifi was unreliable, and while the staff were helpful and the rooms were clean, this really isn't much more than a place to sleep and stash your luggage.
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We got off at the Asakusabashi station and headed to look for the hostel. The time was around 11pm which was 1 hour before the check-in time ended. However, we couldn't find the hostel for the one hour. We walked east, west, north, and south but couldn't find it. There were no signs indication the location of it. We asked other tourists from Germany for the location and taxi drivers, but they all had no idea where it was. By the time was 00:30, we finally found the place by the pure luck. However, the reception was closed and we had to stay that night at other inn nearby. I wrote email to the hostel about the day's situation and they kindly understood the problem and didn't charge us for the day we couldn't stay. The staffs were really nice and they had all the information and maps for touring in the Tokyo. It is close to other attractions and easy to get to once you know the location of it. My room was tatami floor room with three beds. It had air condition and room's size was bit small but I was expecting that. Internet was bit slow and the smell was bit bad (we had to spray some febreze). We stayed there for a week. They have very good first floor lobby and good shower room plus coin laundry and toilet. On Second floor, they have big room with lot of table for people to interact. (To be honest, most people were just staying at their rooms). Overall, I liked it. One other thing I did not like, that we had to do our own bed sheet and such.
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PRICE RANGE
$29 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKantoTokyo PrefectureTokyoTaitoUeno, Asakusa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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