Khaosan hostel and Asakusa Capsule hotel Riverside: "Cheap accomodation in TOkyo" Japan Hotel Tip by Mooise

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If you want to stay in Tokyo for relatively cheap you should try Asakusa. This area is really nice base and is easily accesible by subway.
You couldstay in the friendly Khaosan hostel for around 3000yen a night. This is a nice place to meet travellers and the staff are friendly and speak english. Its located right beside the river and the roof has a great view of the asahi beer headquarters( the golden turd!!!). Alternatively if you want to experience a capsule hotel you could try Asakusa Capsule hotel Riverside,located just down the street from Khaosan. Its the only capsule ive ever stayed in but i dont think its exactly 2state of the art". However its cheap(3000yen) and one of the few that allow women.Very comfortable and located right beside exit 4 of Asakusa station.

Unique Qualities: The capsule hotel has seperate sento( hot tub type bath) for male and female which i relaly enjoyed. Capsule hotel provides you with towels,bathrobes and toothbrush. Both places have nice rooftops with good views down river.
right beside "senso ji". Area is next to Ueno,which is well worth a visit for the park and markets.
Also if you need towels or other REALLY cheap things theres a Hyaku en (100yen) shop right beside the entrance to senso ji.
Nightlife is non existant in this area but there are some decent restaurants.

Address: Asakusa,Tokyo
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Asakusa
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 2, 2005
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