Having never been to Tokyo before, I chose this for me and my friends on blind chance. Rooms are very cheap, No problems there; But we booked 2 x 2 bed rooms, And needed to upgrade to a 3 bedroom room for a mate; Instead of upgrading us, They just put another single bed into one of the rooms and charged us the same price of a three bedroom room, Which to me is a joke.
The location is great. Right between Sobu and Yamanote lines (Okubo and Shin-Okubo). There are plenty of places to eat close by within less than a minute walk. The young japanese fellow on the front desk speaks great english, And was VERY helpful. Breakfast is so cheap, But if your like me and like your breakfasts big, I suggest heading down to 7/11. You have literally everything within range; It took us less than 10 mins to stumble back drunk a few nights from the Red Light District in Shinjuku. 7/11 directly down the road on the corner and Laundromat only about 2 min walk away. Mind you, If you need to do your washing, Be sure to do it before 7pm. Being Aussie and not knowing Shinjuku well, Ladies of the night were out in force and will stick to you like a leech.
The rooms were cramped, More than expected. Bathrooms were dirty and there was mould build up. Room service would only change the towels, But not do anything else to the room. I can understand you pay what you get for, But we did feel ripped off a bit. Wireless was a pain in the a**. They have seperate wireless for each floor; We stayed on floor 3 and found that using the bottom floor and floor two worked better than the third floor. Always getting interrupted. Other than this, The place was ok.
We had troubles with some of the residents staying in for a few nights at a time; As we were there for 10 nights. We were constantly woken up by random screaming and banging and such; The hotel didn't seem to care much for anyone sleeping during the night as these peasants would cause a lot of ruckus. Not really the hotels fault but the didn't help the situation either.
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