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Hotel Asakusa and Capsule

A cheap and OK hotel where we only stayed one night. Since we are a couple we tried both the women's floor and the mens. In the mens part the capsule had lot's of burn marks on the floor and didn't feel that nice. The women's part was good.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage

Communications

  • Card Phones

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Towels for Hire

About Hotel Asakusa and Capsule

4 minutes from Asakusa Station Toei Asakusa Line(station number:A-18

Wellcome to Hotel Asakusa and Capsule!!

We have private rooms and capsule rooms.

Private rooms are western style and capsule rooms are forms of dorm.

Service

No closing time, Free go out, Free outside food

=$=The room charge is paid with the ticket of the ticket machine.

I will repay customer's reservation money equivalent value in cash in the reception desk.

Please offer.

(-: Payment becomes only cash. :-)

Room Facilities

Bath and toilet in a room, Towels, Japanese bathrobe, Plug in, Air-conditioning for all floors, TV, Telephone

Outline of Facilities

Public telephone, Radium bath (gender-segregated), Hair-drier, Pants pressed machine, Vending machines, Capsule-rooms for women only available, Copy, Fax, Baggage lockers, 2 coin washing machines, Safety deposit box, Microwave, Automatic body rub machine

Internet

Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi network for all floors, 11b/g, HighGain Nondirectional antenna DHCP, ANY connection, Setting Q&A, Guide for security, B-flets fiber optical Internet,IPv6/IPsec pass-through), 6 PCs on the first floor, Get Firefox!ubuntu, LAN connection available (limited number rooms)

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Location

4-14-9 Kotobuki, Taito-ku

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Guest Reviews

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A cheap and OK hotel where we only stayed one night. Since we are a couple we tried both the women's floor and the mens. In the mens part the capsule had lot's of burn marks on the floor and didn't feel that nice. The women's part was good. If you have a large suitcase the capsule is quite small since you have to have the suitcase inside the capsule. They area had lot's of restaurants and is close to the river and the subway.

Overall
3
Location
3
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This is the first capsule hotel I have ever stayed at. The service at the front desk was very good and the staff were very helpful. Unfortunately no one really spoke much English, but someone was always willing to help.

The common room was a smoking area so that was not as pleasant. But there are non-smoking floors which are great and smoke free.

The bathrooms are traditional Japanese style and soaking in the water after soaping and showering is very relaxing.

We did hear some noises from the outside on the female floor, but the male floor was completely fine and my friend slept great.

The capsules are also not cramped like coffins like the first few capsule hotels that were built. They were spacious enough to maneuver around with your luggage and also to change while on your knees.

It was great that the capsules were very spacious because most of the clients don't have any luggage when they check in.
Also because most people don't have luggage, a 'Yukata' (Japanese pajamas) was provided along with a bath towel and a face towel.

probably won't come back to stay again because I very much prefer a room. But for the experience this place is great and I would fully recommend this place to anyone who is thinking about trying out a capsule hotel or for anyone who is only staying one night in Asakusa.

Great price as well.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I found this place to be a perfectly adequate place to stay - it provided a great experience of the famous Japanese capsules and I would certainly recommend it. There are a few things to be aware of: firstly, whilst it is close to the subway, make sure it is Asakusa that you want to stay in - I didn't find an awful lot to see there and kept finding the journeys on the subway to be quite long in order to get anywhere else (it takes a good half an hour at least to get to Shinjuku and Shibuya from there - don't underestimate how long the subway can take!) Also, checking in can be quite confusing if you're not familiar with the routine - they work on a daily ticket system, so there is a lot of exchanging of keys with the front desk, and not much English is spoken. But it's great that there is no curfew.
However (and this is the big bug-bearer!): you HAVE to vacate your capsule by 9am! (Even if you're not checking out that day). This came as a surprise, so just be prepared for early starts. Showering facilities are communal (sexes segregated), so make sure you're not bothered by showering in front of others.
Overall, a very enjoyable stay. The capsules themselves are perfectly comfy, although they give the impression of being hot and airless. Treat it as, quite literally, a bed, and you'll have a perfectly good night's sleep. Staying in a Japanese capsule is an authentic experience that has to be had, and this is a perfectly good place to have it.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 80% for this property is based on ratings provided by 6 guests.

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