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Toyoko Inn Ikebukuro Kita-guchi 2
Ranked #25 of 56 Hotels / Ryokan in Toshima
Reviewed July 17, 2010

The front desk service was good, understood fair english but took awhile to check us in. Relatively new hotel but somehow the corridors smelt a little musty. Not sure if they had air conditioners then or perhaps there was lack of air circulation. Room was a little small but sufficient for 2pax. Best is they have baggage storage under the bed so it really helps make space! The window faced the other building so no view but they had black-out curtains, and that enabled us to have a good rest! Breakfast was some bread buns, rice rolls, salad, miso soup and coffee/tea which was satisfying. They have free standing internet terminals at the lobby too. Would stay there if I visit tokyo again!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2010

I only found out about Toyoko Inn from a review of the Sakura Inn in the same locality. I stayed for 10 days and was surprised, and delighted in equal measure, at how the hotel offered real value for money in a very expensive city and still gave me a level of cleanliness that would shame many European hotel chains. Some 3 or 4 minutes walk from the North Exit of Ikebukuro Station it offers 24/7 free internet acces in your room, or in the lobby if you don't have a laptop. They will rent you a laptop for some small amount if you wish. The rooms are tiny, that's true, but then they are just as small in other budget hotels, some even smaller, but not as clean or new and not such good value. As well as a free breakfast they offer a cheap do it yourself laundry and their close proximity to the 2nd busiest station in Tokyo is a real plus.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 30, 2010

After excellent experiences at Kita-guchi 1 on three previous trips to Tokyo we decided to try the newer Kita-guchi 2 and we were not disappointed.

The location is excellent, it's just a few minutes walk from the JR line, Sunshine City and the neon and noise of central Ikebukuro. If you're taking the N'Ex to Ikebukuro you might want to plan it out a bit so you can make sure you pick the closest/most convenient exit.
Ikebukuro Station is on the 'Green Line' which makes it very convenient for shopping and sightseeing.

The staff are professional and polite. When we made changes to our booking by phone the staff member had adequate English to understand what we wanted and confirmed the new details before ending the call which was reassuring. On numerous occasions when we had to run back up to the room for something during the time that guests are required to be out of their rooms, the front counter staff and cleaners were extremely helpful and friendly.

The breakfast takes place in a clean open area behind the lobby which also has many vending machines. The breakfast range is limited but tasty - large rice balls coated in a range of different flavorings. It's more of a snack than full-on breakfast.

The room was very clean and cosy there was no real view but we could see a little of the street below between two buildings. There was a small fridge and safe as well as a TV with basic channels. The free internet was great, though having only one power outlet took some juggling between chargers. There is also wireless in the lobby area as well as an internet connected PC.

Though marketed as a business hotel we saw tourists from all different nationalities staying here. There also seemed to be a lot of families with young children.

We loved using this hotel as a friendly, clean and affordable base for our adventures around Tokyo and thoroughly recommend it!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

The location is about a 5-10 minute walk from Ikebukuro station's north exit - very handy for the JR Yamanote Line, but it's a long ride to Narita Airport. There are a number of seedy shops along the walk, such as love hotels and porno shops, but generally it's a safe area at night. The touts on the street (men in suits) aren't so persistent and you can just ignore them. The hotel doesn't have room windows facing the street. I stayed in a room whose window faced another room across from me and does not open to the outside at all. You may need to keep the heating/AC going to get some fresh air. Otherwise, it's clean and they could fit a big bed in a single room!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 20, 2009

We stayed in the Toyoko Inn in Ikebukuro in April this year, and could not have been happier.
The hotel is quite new (it opened in 2007) and is considerably cheaper than a lot of other places in Tokyo – it’s practically the price of a hostel!

Location is very convenient, just a short walk to the train (and the station is on the J.R Yamanote line which will get you to just about all the spots around Tokyo you’d like to go), heaps of local eateries, a couple of shopping malls and a few convenience stores within a couple of blocks radius. The service was very good, breakfast was included (Japanese style) and the computers in the lobby would have been handy if there hadn’t been free internet in our room.

Sure, the rooms are a little small, but very clean and this is Tokyo – we would have been surprised at a larger room.

Not all the Toyoko Inns are the same caliber though, we also stayed in one of the others which was good, but not as good as Ikebukuro (I would have been happier with it if I hadn’t stayed in Ikebukuro first!)

Overall very, very happy with our stay, we will stay there again next time we return to Tokyo.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled on business
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Address: 2-51-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima 171-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Toshima > Ikebukuro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 56 Hotels / Ryokan in Toshima
Price Range: $68 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Toyoko Inn Ikebukuro Kita-guchi 2 3*
Number of rooms: 185
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