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JGH Tokyo

Very impressed with the service and quality of the room given the price tag ~16usd. The staff are very helpful. It is hot if you get no AC option but they give you a fan. This has been one of my favorite hostels in Japan.

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Facilities

  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Vending Machines

Communications

  • Postal Service

General

  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box

About JGH Tokyo

Unique experience in a ordinary Japanese house. Conveniently located to both east (Ueno, Akihabara, Tokyo) and west side(Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku) of Tokyo by JR for 210JPY (bus fare is from 210JPY) to the center of Tokyo.

We welcome longterm guest! We are only 8.75 miles away from central Tokyo, to DOWNTOWN tokyo UENO(210yen), SHIBUYA, 20 min (Akabane station platform #5 use shounan line or #7 saikyo line),also 24 hrs another tokyo downtown SHINJYUKU.21min's(JR station to station). yet we are only 3 kilometers away from Akabane, a town in Tokyo full of fun and affordable night life (see Directions section). Also,you get ONE day PASS for JR line at Akabane station.

We are a traditional Japanese home with tatami rooms and a cute garden and we welcome all visitors who are interested in experiencing the wonderful culture and warm hospitality of Japan!

Those who liked our hostel and decide to stay long term, we will offer you a special benefit!

We especially welcome guests who stay longer than 3 nights.

We would like to charge 45JPY extra per night to guests who stay only 2 nights. For guests who stay only 1 night, we will charge 180JPY extra.

Same room fee for baby and children.( No age restriction)

We promise a secure, comfortable and clean environment for our guests. Our goal is to make Tokyo accessible to everyone - even those on a very tight budget!

JGH Tokyo is the cheapest accomodation you will find in Tokyo. Our 1 bed Mixed dorm have 'capsule' bed and unlike usual bunk bed, you can have more privacy. We hope that you will understand that this place will support you for longer, more enjoyable stay in beautiful, exciting Tokyo!

Our motto is 'Smile, Appreciation and Trust.' We hope that all of our guests have a safe and fun time here in Tokyo. We have dormitory-style rooms,private room and encourage communication with and among our guests. This is a great place to make new friends! You are also welcome to teach us some of your native language.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask us. Our office hour is 7:00 to 11:00 and 16:30 to 22:00!

Please let us know in advance via email if there is change in your arrival time.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation must be notified by phone.

1-6 days cancellation notification: No refund

7 days cancellation notification: 25% refund

15 days cancellaion notification: 50% refund

30 days cancellation notification: 75% refund

· No show on the day : 100% charge

*Check in Time 16:30(Guests arriving later than 22:00 must call or email to us; otherwise, the reservation could be canceled with no refund. We refuse anyone who comes after 23:00)

*Check out time is until 10:00.

We do not accept credit cards and payment must be made in full in cash (Japanese Yen only) upon arrival. Therefore, please make sure that you exchange some currency at the airport. Also, we do not have an age restriction and welcome groups of all shapes and sizes!

We truly look forward to serving you and making our home your 'home away from home!'

* During the daytime between 10:30-15:30,'Keihin-Tohoku Line' does NOT stop at Nippori station due to its express service schedule.

Instead, please take 'Yamanote Line ' (Green train) at the platform # 11(Toward Ikebukuro) at Nippori and go to Tabata station(2 stops away from Nippori), then take Keihin Tohoku Line to Nishikawaguchi.

From Nishikawaguchi, please print out the Map we send after you make reservation. It takes about 6 minutes from west exit.

From central Tokyo:

It is also 210 yen from the JR Ueno, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro Stations on the JR lines. From Ikebukuro and Shinjuku Stations, please take the JR Saikyo line to JR Akabane Station and transfer there to the JR Keihin Tohoku line for JR Nishi-Kawaguchi Station. From JR Ueno Station, Keihin Tohoku line will take you directly to the JR Nishi-Kawaguchi Station. This is the cheapest transportation from central Tokyo.

From Haneda International Airport:

Please take the bus or monorail to get to JR Shinbashi Station. Transfer to the JR Keihin Tohoku line to Nishi-Kawaguchi Station.

For directions from Nishi-Kawaguchi Station to our hostel, please refer to the map on our Hostel World web page.

To central Tokyo from our hostel:

The JR Keihin Tohoku line is a direct route that passes through JR Nippori, Ueno, Akihabara and Tokyo Stations. So, it is very convenient to get into the metropolitan Tokyo area from our hostel! We are 14 kilometers away from the center of Tokyo, but it only takes about 15 to 23 minutes by train, most on a direct route. Shinjuku, a town that never sleeps, including the famous Kabuki-cho, is about 20 minutes and only 210 yen away! And, Shibuya Station is only one station away from Shinjuku!

For those of you who are skeptical about staying at our hostel since it is a bit outside of central Tokyo, please know that most other accommodations located in the central Tokyo area require transfers onto other private railways or subway/metro lines and actually tend to be more confusing and expensive than convenient! You would need to purchase multiple tickets, walk to stations a distance away, and wait to transfer onto other trains/subways, so it takes more of your time and money. On the other hand, our JR Nishi-Kawaguchi Station is on a direct line for central Tokyo (JR Keihin Tohoku line) that requires no such confusing transfers and waste of money!

Akabane Station is 3 minutes away by train (3 km) and is a favorite spot for visitors and locals alike. Akabane has inexpensive restaurants and stores with plenty of places to enjoy Japanese cuisine, such as sushi, yakitori, shabu shabu, okonomiyaki, taiyaki, takoyaki, oshiruko, oden, and more! The Akachochin area has many inexpensive pubs, bars and izakayas perfect for those who want to relax after a long day's journey. Nishi-Kawaguchi Station is also very similar to Akabane and many Japanese locals come here to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat after work. Between Akabane and Nishi-Kawaguchi is the big Arakawa River with golf courses on both sides.

Nishi-Nippori and Sugamo Stations have many traditional and famous Japanese temples and shrines, much like Kyoto. It takes less than 20 minutes from our Nishi-Kawaguchi station!

Shopping in Ueno and Okachimachi is a few minutes away by train. Japanese locals know that these are the places to go for cheap and well-made goods. Ameyayoko-cho is busy every day as it boasts many retail and wholesale stores perfect for the smart shopper.

Next station from Okachimachi is Akihabara, the home of Electric Town. You can find the coolest and most up-to-date electronic goods here! Akihabara also has many Japanese anime stores and the recently popular 'maido-kissa' (or, costume cafes) where the waitresses who serve you are dressed up in cute anime and maid outfits.

Also nearby: Shinjuku (Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku Gyo-En Park); Yoyogi (Yoyogi Park, Olympic Stadiums); Harajuku (fashion central!, Meiji and Yasukuni Shrines); Shibuya (Shibuya Center Gai, young people's fashion town); Aoyama (Aoyama-dori, famous for their boutiques and brand-name goods); Sanguu-Bashi (Geihin-Kan, where foreign prime ministers and presidents have stayed); Ebisu (beer gardens and high-class entertainment town, including famous high-rise hotels); Roppongi (as you know, a favorite for foreigners); Azabu-Juban (shopping town); Tokyo Tower (all of the above places are roughly a mile away and walking distance from each other!); also, Odaiba, Kamakura, Nikko and so much more!

We will gladly give directions to any place you may want to go in the Tokyo area!

Important Information

Conditions

GOOD EXPERIENCE,INEXPENSIVE,
japanese TRADITHIONAL house,ONLY OUR PLACE!!
Free Wi-Fi in the room.

check in: 16:30 to22:00
※if you come to our hotel after22:00,please contact us by e-mail or TEL before 22:00.
Because you don't have to pay penalty!


We are 14KM away from the center of Tokyo.
Long term guest are always welcome.

JGH Tokyo is the cheapest accomodations you will find in Tokyo area. ONE DAY PASS is $ 6~$7 from nishi-kawaguchi sta'n.
KABUKI is direct to GINZA (JR yurakucho sta),also TUKIJI is easy to go from nishi-kawaguchi sta, transfer to JR okachimachi sta'n 23~25minute,210yen.and one minute tukiji-shijyo sta'n by OOEDO line.
If you visit asakusa one time,extra ticket by 2 different metro line.

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Location

2-11-11 Nishi-Kawaguchi,kawaguchi-shi, Saitama Prefecture

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very impressed with the service and quality of the room given the price tag ~16usd. The staff are very helpful. It is hot if you get no AC option but they give you a fan. This has been one of my favorite hostels in Japan.

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I had an amazing time! The people were very kind and easy going. It's a very good place to meet new people. The owners take care of you. It's small but very cozy! Every day they try to improve the rooms. For me definitely a place to come back!

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This hostel was ok but very small. The room I was in consisted of 4 bed squeeze in a box room with a tiny space to walk past. Also two of the beds were smaller than average size. (I am quite a small female but I struggled for space in this bed.) The staff were friendly and helpful. The bathroom and toilet was clean (though the shower is a cubicle with a curtain in the kitchen.)
Overall stay here is okay if you don't mind small beds!

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very very good Hostel in Tokyo....:)
I will come back again when visit next time in Japan.
They will open another hostel in ikebukuro area."TOKI DOKI Hostel"
Hope everybody enjoy like me...

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The location is not hard to find. the room is not that small like I thought from the comment but very cold..I don`t know that they turn on the heater or not but I already ask for it but it still cold.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

JGH was a lovely quiet place to stay with good service and facilities. The rooms are more like capsule rooms, but for the price are very good. Also the location is a little far out of town, but again for the price it is very good. If you are staying longer term JGH would be a good option.

Overall
4
Location
2
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very good money value. The only thing bothering was thin walls - you can hear every move of other people, including snoring. Small rooms don't bother if you sleep only.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

we decided spontaniously to stay at this hostel. it was our first ever trip to japan and we found it great to have detailed information how to get to the hostel the best way from narita airport and had no trouble finding it. in the end, we liked it so much, due to simple but clean rooms and facilities, the unbeatable low prices and nice safe area nishi kawaguchi, so we prolonged our stay there to two weeks. when booking we were afraid it could be to far outside, but for us it turned out to be even better than staying in the middle of downtown chaos, we could literally go anywhere with JR line as promised and got to know the more outer parts of tokyo, as Ueno etc., which by the way we thought more lovely anyways- if you are worried about not being able to go out at night because of last last train at 12 o' clock - in tokyo you spend the hours till 5 in no time!
thanks also to toschi who was a great help.
anna&nedra&rene

Overall
5
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Maxan is a good man!

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

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