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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I'm very impressed with their cleanliness in bedroom & bathroom.
Their bathroom is small but just enough because you only there to sleep though.
Location is quite far from the train station but the surrounding area is safe and you can see there are police station in the corner of the streets.
Most of the people who stayed when I was there were japanese workers.

Date of stay: October 2011
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2  Thank sarahanoi
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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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Thank codebeta
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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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