I have to be honest and say that this Hostel is best choice you could make when you are staying couple of weeks in Tokyo.
Location is perfect for tourists since the hostel is located right in the middle of the “main” cultural area of Tokyo. With the famous Senjo-ji temple being within 1 minute walk from the hostel door (I actually took time and walk there).
Transportation is important of course while in Tokyo, you don’t want to go in to a hostel that would not have at least two metro lines. Asakusa has one of the most important lines in Tokyo (at least in my oppinion) The Ginza line and of course the Asakusa line as well. If you are a Otaku (geek) as I am you love akihabara, from the hostel you don’t need to walk more than 10 mins to the Tsukuba Express train which can take you to akihabara in 4 minutes.
Eating out is very easy for foreigners who don’t speak a word of Japanese in Asakusa because most restaurants was it a japanese or foreign have english menus. This area is filled with all kinds of great restaurants to all.
Drinking in Asakusa is a bit tricky, there is only couple of “very good” bars at the area but one thing Asakusa does not lack is Izakayas (Japanese type of bar/restaurant) which I adore. But if you jump to the train and go to Ueno which is like 6minutes from Asakusa station you will find bars to your hearts content.
This is what I keep the most important and it may sound normal to all of you but in Japan you hardly ever can find good and fast wifi and asakusa hostel has one of the fastest I have found and it is Free and if you are staying here you can use their computers free as well.
Here are couple of photos I took outside and of the lobby of the Hostel. It may not look so amazing but the staff and the atmosphere will overcome everything.
This is the reception of the hostel.
The main chilling out area/ lobby
Vending machines with alcohol inside for those late nights or early mornings
My favorite place is the Terrance where you can smoke and relax, sadly it closes at 10pm (22.00) every night but after that we usually go to a bar or in front of the vending machines that are in front of the hostel and sit down there.
I have never actually eaten here but I have seen some people eating and it looks good, need to taste someday since it is so cheap.
There is also a big TV with DVD player and PS2 for people who don’t wanna go out hehe 😀
Good kitchen and clothes washing area.
This is a photo of my bed when I stayed there. The room had like 8 beds mixed with women and men. very nice room.
Lockers for your stuff in the room with a lot of space (Bring your own lock or buy one for only 210 yen)
Ok so you are now wondering ” yea it looks and sounds great but can I afford it “. Actually the place is very cheap.
2,900yen+ a person depends which kind of room you wanna stay in
This is their website http://www.sakura-hotel.co.jp/asakusa