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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Had a pleasant stay at Kangaroo Hotel from 29 Jul - 5 Aug. Its about 15 mins walk from minamisenju station. If you are travelling with heavy bag-packs be warned, it could be quite a tedious walk for some.

Location is pretty good as minamisenju station is very near Nippori station which transits to other
places such as shinjuku, harajuku etc.

Room, toilets and shower rooms are very clean .Although room is very small, it has everything you need. One thing I find that is lacking is there isn't enough hooks for the hangers (my room only has 3 hooks). The lobby is lovely! Free wifi on every level.

Supermarkets and convenience stores are pretty near the hotel, so you can get cheap food easily. Homeless are pretty much everywhere but they don't bother you at all. If you feel uncomfortable, take the right turn after the police station (Koban). They sort of hang out along the koban street area.

It is pretty near Asakusa (10min cycling), so do rent their bike to cycle there! Its really fun soaking in the japan cycling life style. Also you can go to tokyo skytree which is really near from Asakusa.

Staff are very friendly as well.

Recommended for solo traveller. Will definitely stay there again if I am travelling alone to tokyo next time!

Room tip: request for level 2 or 3 if possible as level 1 rooms is near the shower rooms hence it could be quite noisy at night.
Date of stay: August 2012
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6  Thank Justify89
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

I can't say enough good things about the helpful staff at the Kangaroo. They helped fix a mistake I somehow made with my reservation, they gave me directions and advice, and they watched my luggage twice. I stayed in two of the rooms, both of which were clean and comfortable. The location is relatively convenient -- it's a five- to ten-minute walk to the closest subway, and a somewhat longer walk to the busy part of Asakusa, but the neighborhood is pleasant to walk around in at any hour. In short, if you're passing through Tokyo briefly and need a clean, cheap place to stay (particularly if you don't know the city well), the Kangaroo is a great choice.

Date of stay: July 2012
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1  Thank timothyquinn
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Rooms are small but cozy and are just what you need for a good night sleep here in Tokyo. Place is clean and well kept plus there's free wired and wireless internet access and if you don't carry your own wi-fi enabled gear then they have computers available for the guests to access the internet.
The staff is loud though very nice to the guest and helpful but when the two people in charge are in the hotel then you can expect very loud conversations which can be annoying, specially when you're trying to sleep.

Room tip: The walls are thick but you can still hear the people outside the room if they're loud, the rooms on the first floor are the most affected by this as they're next to the lobby where people gather.
Date of stay: July 2012
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

I would never say that a backpacker's hostel with shared bathroom and 2 x 3 meter rooms with concrete walls can be considered good but - what a surprise! Kangaroo is very well located in a calm Asakusa neighbourhood of Tokyo and has some advantages that shouldn't be ignored :)
There is so much to visit around (Sensoji Temple, Welcoming Cat temple, charming little streets). Also there is a supermarket (not 7/11 but a real supermarket) just few minutes walk from the hostel - in the evenings there always have discounts on the sushi plates, so you can have a really delicious dinner for so few yens! The most important for all those who have Japan Rail Pass - Kangaroo is just 10 min walk from a JR station. You may not think about it at first but when it comes to pay 2 EUR for a single metro ride in Tokyo, then you start to appreciate the fact that your hotel is not far from a JR line, which you can take for free with your pass.
About Kangaroo itself - the rooms are tiny but equiped with a fridge and a small table. There was never a queue to the bathroom, there were hear dryers available. There are computers in the lobby, wi-fi, comfy sofas... Really, this hostel is worth to be recommended.

Date of stay: May 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nathalie_Pol
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Kangaroo hotel was my last resort as I was looking for a hotel with an en suite toilet. Stayed in the 4 bedded room for the first night before shooting off to Osaka the next day. The room would be suitable if you were staying with kids and have only 1 big luggage. We had 4, and that meant that one of us had to keep our luggage outside while we were trying to unpack since there was no space at all. We literally had to climb over our luggage and crawl on beds. Despite the size, and hard concrete walls, the bed was surprisingly warm. We slept straight through without waking up. The toilets had heaters with a strong pressure. We stayed in the 2 bedded tatami room for the remaining 7 nights. Just enough for 2, although whenever we had to open our luggage, we would fold the bedding up so we had more space. It's 15 minutes away from the minamisenju station. With a 7-11 and Shimagaya nearby, and Santoyu just outside minamisenju JR station. There's a McDonalds there that is open 24 hours. Shimagaya has really good bento sets that can be brought back to the hotel and heated up with the mcicrowave :) Oh, the toilets has no bidet, and there is no hose, so it was an inconvenience for some. But never the less, the friendly staff and comfy bed made up for everything else.

Room tip: Try going for the japanese style room, at least you get more space when you fold the bedding up. And if you have big luggage, try asking for the rooms on the 2nd floor because the stairs are rather narrow, which makes lugging your luggage up the stairs really difficult.
Date of stay: March 2012
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