This hotel was just ok. I was originally going to stay elsewhere, but as this was the the last night of my trip and the reviews for this hotel were quite good, I decided to “upgrade” from some of the cheaper accommodations nearby that I was originally considering. In hindsight, I would have stayed elsewhere. This hotel is well situated, close to Harajuku station, shopping, and restaurants - location is its key feature, and really, it’s only selling point. This hotel was tired and it showed. It’s also tucked away down an alley, so if you know where to look, you may have difficulty finding it. The check in process was smooth enough. The rooms are small, as is expected in Tokyo. Each room appears to have an automated light switch in the main area/entry, but the issue with that is that it does not stay on for longer than a few seconds (so, if you wish to unpack anything, hang your clothes, access the safe, etc., the light is constantly switching on and off). There is also a bright orange light on the counter associated with this switch which floods the room with light all night long. The room I was in was a double room which felt a bit tired & grungy. It also hadn’t been cleaned particularly well (which was odd, since every other hotel I had stayed in while in Japan was spotless). Overall, there are far better options in the Shibuya area for a much better price. I would not stay here again.…
Booked here 1 night on our way to ski-fields. Rooms are small but clean and very comfortable. I loved the very nice onsen downstairs which even had a sauna with TV! Pillow menu was extensive but one of the best parts was the free e-bikes that we used to run around the city....so much fun. Excellent breakfast as well as free ramen in the evenings and free shuttle to the station. Great service and one of the best locations in Tokyo being so close to Cat Alley, Shibuya crossing....etc. Not luxuary rooms but would highly reccomend this property. Great value for money
We split the Tokyo portion of our trip into two and we stayed here at the end of our trip for two nights having stayed in Shinjuku earlier. It was a great hotel and location; super easy walking to Harajuku and many fun things to see in Shibuya and all transport. Room was super comfy and clean, on par size-wise for the cost in Japan (probably a bit small by Canadian standards but it worked great for two adults with huge backpacks that were only there at nights). Sadly, we were too full or too late to take advantage of the free ramen at night and didn't use the Onsen but intended to especially as they didn't have a tattoo restriction. Super friendly and helpful staff having no issue storing our bags before check-in and after check-out for the day. ...although, if there's a non-helpful service person in Japan, I'd be surprised. :)…
Booked our first three days in Tokyo at this hotel based on the recommendation of a travel blogger. Centrally located to Shibuya and Harajuku. Loved it so much that we spent another night there on our way back. Tasteful rooms with everything you need. Best part was the onsen style spa. Great way to start and end your day, especially when you are jet lagged. If you are travelling in on the Yamanote line consider getting off at Harijuku station as it’s easier to navigate and probably the same distance to walk.
Loved our stay. We had a double room which was cosy and quiet. Great shower and clean. Free ramen was delicious, great mini manga library, selection of pillows and amenities such as onsen. Staff helpful and friendly and great location close to Shibuya and Harajuku stations. Will definitely stay there again when we visit next.
Stayed at Dormy Inn for 5 nights and it was a wonderful stay. Rooms are a on slightly smaller side but clean. They have a spa area with sauna and hot springs. There is free Raman provided from 9.30 onwards. Location was great as hotel is in between Harajuka and Shibuya station.
This is our second time staying and wanted to provide an update. Location is still obviously superb if you like walking around Shibuya and Harajuku. They no longer have the very large "triple" room, just a superior double, which is still tiny and barely enough room for myself, wife and (small) 9 year old daughter. Customer service was still great. Sounds silly but a major issue we had was the wifi. Completely unreliable (and I don't say this lightly) so if you rely on it for some work or your family wants some downtime but uses their phone/tablets, I'd be wary of this hotel. I'll probably go back with the Westin or Cerulean Tower next visit.
The Shibuya Dormy is a nice little hotel with a great communal bath facility, though I later found the nearby APA hotels had superior rooms for the price. It's a pretty quiet hotel, most of the guests seemed to be Japanese men in town for business purposes. The beer/whisky vending machine on the fourth floor was definitely a perk. Take advantage of the coin laundry machines and free detergent; many Japanese hotels only offer expensive overnight laundry service. (Those with coin machines always include a photo of them on major booking websites). Don't bother with the free ramen, many better food options are steps away.
This hotel was booked for me for a work trip, but it was in a great location and definitely walkable from Shibuya Station. Although it looks rough from the outside and down a scary little alley, the hotel itself is a little gem tucked away from the craziness of the area. The rooms are small, but perfect for those travelling alone. The private female only bath/onsen was a great treat. And I love the pillow wall, where you can select your favourite kind of pillow. Free wi fi is always something you want in a hotel stay and the front desk were so helpful! Would recommend!
I really like The Dormy! This was our first hotel when we arrived in Tokyo, and it isn't far from Shibuya Station, although, after traveling for 24 hours, we took a taxi for 600 yen. If you want to walk, it's about a ten minute walk to the station. The rooms are very small and there isn't much space to put your suitcase, and even less space to unpack and put your clothing - there isn't much cupboard space or shelving. However, the room is well-equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, very comfortable beds and pillows too. I really liked the sliding door between the hallway and the door to the room. The hotel was very quiet, but this added some extra sound insulation and made the room feel cosy. The room itself had lots of outlets for charging devices. There is a free shuttle to Shibuya Station, although no return shuttle. The staff were so lovely and helpful. They let us borrow umbrella's and helped us sort out the transfer of our luggage to the next hotel. I had a nice stay at this hotel and would stay again. Everything was so clean and the staff were so nice. …