I just finished reading some of the other reviews of this hotel and find them very truthful, so I just have a couple of things to add.
I've stayed at a couple other Dormy Inns and I would probably put this one at the bottom of my list. First, the front desk staff could hardly communicate with me, even though I tried using as much of my Japanese as I could. This after the booking engine showed their language facility as "English." I found the lobby dull and crowded after the nice lobbies in other Dormy Inns, and found the staff less than friendly. After some wait I was put in touch with a gentleman who was able to communicate with me, and he told me about some interesting places to visit in Nagasaki. Another thing that was a minus was the fact that the onsen, although well appointed and clean, was totally inside, whereas all the other ones I've been to were on the top floor and included an outside "rotenburo."
The room was pretty much what I expected, although I paid a little more than usual because of the picture on the Japanicam website which showed a more spacious "corner" room in the category I booked. It was a nice, clean room, appointed pretty much as I expected, and at least it had free internet. The window looked out on a parking lot and several alleys, but also looked up to the lovely hotels on the mountainside, and I found myself wishing I had spent a little more money for more luxury.
I didn't take advantage of the free noodles, and that is perhaps something I should have done, and also didn't head for the breakfast buffet.
All in all, I'd say the value was pretty good for the money and the location was excellent, being right outside the main gate of Chinatown and just a short walk from some interesting night spots. It was always easy to get to and from this place, mainly to the train station. I enjoyed riding the "trams," as I'm a big fan of rail transportation. As to whether I'd stay here again, I don't think I would, although I don't want to discourage bargain hunters from taking advantage of this budget hotel.
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