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Khaosan Tokyo Original
Ranked #20 of 59 Specialty lodging in Taito
Bangkok, Thailand
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good Location and Nice Staffs”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

My friends and I rested in 4 beds privated room on 13, 17-18, 20 April 2013.
Room is very small but clean. We can open only 2 luggages at the same time.
There are 3 shower rooms, 4 toilets, kitchen, living room and store-room.

We found 2 staffs here. They are very nice.

When we checked in here, we got coupons for free SaKi drinks.
Plum Saki is good taste. We love it.

This hostel is near Metro, Toei and Tobu line.
It is convenient to go to Narita Airport by Toei line. (Pay 1,240 yen For Direct Airport).

Room Tip: 3 floors is difficult to raise your luggages. There are only 2 toilets at 3 floors. 2 floors is eas...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

During my 3 week trip to Japan I've stayed at four different hotels in the Khaosan Group, Three in Tokyo and one in Kyoto.

This hostel is the oldest in the Group (the original) and has a great location near transport hub Asakusa, Senso-ji temple, Sumo museum, shops, restaurants and you name it. The facilities are a bit worn and the hostel feels somewhat cramped. Staff was friendly though.

All the other Khaosans I've stayed at are worth a rating of 4-5, this one however a little closer 3 than 4. As compared to other hostels of course. But it certainly isn't a bad place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The room is small especially for twin room but the location is truly excellent. It is very near to 3 lines (Asakusa Line, Ginza Line and Tobu Nikko Lines). From subway, only 3 stops to Ueno Park, and only 2 stops to Tokyo Sky Tree. Also, walkable to Sumida Park and Ferry terminal for Himiko water bus. Sensoji temple is also very near. The place in Tokyo for cheap souviner. The staff were also very helpful and can converse in English quite well.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I stayed here for 7 nights in a 4-bed mixed dorm room in December. The location is excellent, right next to the Sumida River and close to the Asakusa train station (junction for two different lines). It was very easy to get to places from this hostel. Bike hire for 200 yen per day nearby was also excellent value.

The room was comfortable and clean with good heating. There were lockers provided as well as a curtain and bedlight. The shower facilities however were not great and were quite old. Shampoo and Soap was provided, but the facilities were not in good condition.

Unlike other Khaosan hostels, this hostel did not have a very big common area. This was probably the big downside of the property - the lounge/tv/kitchen area was small and cramped. It was hard to do much in the area without being a hindrance to everyone else trying to use the area. The staff were really nice however and I recommend this place for the good location and cheap price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

we were staying at k house oasis but we fund out there were no availability for the next three days. it was new years eve, everything was fuly booked. we found this cheap hostel near us, in asakusa. good opinion on the internet so, let's do it.
the girl at the reception speaks in english and she is nice, the place looks small, but it was ok. typical small hostel for backpackers. we spent the day outside and only during the night we entered our room.
the fact is, it was not a room.
it was a fridge cell. there was a double decker bed (and we knew it, no big deal) and that's it. i mean, the room WAS the bed. our luggage were occupying the rest of the space available. more than this it was freezing. when we tried to use the air conditioning it wasn't working. or at least, it was working but we didn't know how to set it. it was in japanese. the girl at the reception, once again, was kind giving us a small heater.
we stayed there 3 nights. we are not snob, we are backpackers, but you have to consider that the place was really really small and if you're a couple i would reccomend to look for another place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2012

stayed there for two nights for our trip to Tokyo. we got lost a little but it was actually really close to Asakusa metro station on Ginza line. first impression was good, staff was really nice and kind, her English was good and she kindly answered all our questions. but room did not fit our expectation. we booked twin private room and we got room on second floor. room was really tiny, I think it was only 2x2,5 meter. there was a big bunk bed there, so my friend and I couldn't even move around. she had to sit on my bed to open her luggage, because we didn't even have any space. we deliberately booked a private room, but I don't know why, room was located between one mixed dorm and one male dorm, so it wasn't felt private at all. shower room was tiny and mixed between male-female. toilet was also tiny and when we sit at closet, wall was literally in front of our eyes. the positive sides are its location (veryyy close to subway station, I suggest you to buy subway one day pass) and great, smooth Wi-Fi.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We touched down into Japan ahead of time for our check in time but the staff were most accommodating and helpful. We had stayed at the Khaosan Annex and although this one is smaller, it makes up for the location as it’s right around the corner from the trainlines and Sensoji Temple.

We hired a private double room, which consisted of a bunkbed. Room was a bit small as we had two suitcases but that’s the novelty of staying in Japan hostel. Toilets and bathroom were neat and tidy and so was the common room downstairs. We found ourselves buying from the convenience store and eating back at the common and mingling with other fellow travellers.

Staff were most friendly and knowledgeable and we’ve made some pretty good friends out of this trip with them as well as other travellers.

We’ll be coming back to stay with Khaosan in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Khaosan Tokyo Original
Address: 2-1-5 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Taito > Ueno, Asakusa
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Ranked #20 of 59 Specialty lodging in Taito
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Hotel Class:2 star — Khaosan Tokyo Original 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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