We stayed here mainly just for the novelty of this Japanese experience - I can't say that I would ever like to do it again!
The hotel is very old and dated. The staff don't speak English very well so it was a little frustrating checking in and understanding the process. You have to use a coin locker for your baggage.
The capsules are bigger than what I anticipate which included a radio and television. For privacy there is a blind. I actually got really hot during the night and wasn't sure if there was any way to adjust temperature so I had to sleep with blind open (which was a bit uncomfortable as you are in a room with 20 so other capsules). In the morning it was very loud as you can hear everything/everyone from all the other capsules especially when you are all waking up at different times.
The bathroom's are old and don't seem exceptionally clean. Upstairs is a small common area with an outside balcony on the roof which is nice (had a beer up there from one of the vending machines in the hotel). It's very smoky though which was unpleasant but I'm not used to it coming from somewhere where it is illegal to smoke inside restaurants/clubs/bars/hotels etc.
The location was a great area to some local sights and also very close to railway stations.
Overall it was fun for the experience but I would never really consider staying in one again!
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