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Backpacker's Hotel New Koyo

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2-26-13 Nihonzutsumi, Taito 111-0021 Tokyo Prefecture
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#40 of 239 Specialty lodging in Taito
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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AnandYatri wrote a review Apr 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions3 helpful votes
It is very good option for budget stay. Good points 1) No need to pay advance or give card details. Just book on email and confirm 2) Good wifi 3) Fairly good setup, cleanliness Only the issue might be 1) It is little far from main areas like shinjuku shibuya. It is near to the end of hibiya line 2) you need to walk 8-10 min from minami sejuku station on hibiya line. But despite of that it is a good option for budget stay.
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ShinCat wrote a review Sep 2018
Manila, Philippines74 contributions68 helpful votes
There was only 2 (sometimes 3) showers available for the entire hotel guests which was located at the ground floor. Had to wake up early to avoid long queue. Toilets were not regularly cleaned. Trash bins were already full and sometimes other guests leave tissue paper in the toilet itself! No control over the A/C as it is centralised. Sometimes there is no A/C at all! I had to open my window when it was too hot. The soundproofing was bad - most Chinese guests were shouting in the lobby at past 11 in the evening! The futon was really ok except that sheets seemed really old and has stains. Not to mention it had some holes but at least there was no bed bugs. It’s been a long time I slept without bed bug bites on my body. The worst part was the wifi. It was so slow (sometimes none at all). And I thought Japan had one of the fastest net connection in the world. My room was just in front where the wifi router was located. I stayed for a week. It was an ok quality of sleep (esp when I was tired from all day walking). If you are looking for a place where to just put your stuff when touring, showering, little sleep then leave again in the morning -this place is ok. Otherwise, look elsewhere. There’s a 1000 Yen key deposit so don’t be surprised. Also don’t be surprised if you are responsible of emptying your trash bin in the room everyday. I had no problem with it but read in some reviews that they hated doing it. (This is Japan, people, where discipline is at its finest!) There was an available pocket wifi but needed a whopping 10000 Yen deposit so I did not avail. There was always free wifi all over Tokyo esp near train stations anyway. It is close to train station (Minami-senju Hibiya Line and JR Joban) and bus stops which was very convenient. Close to convenience stores (7-11 and Lawson) and a grocery store. Staff speak English. They even waited for my late check in (the reception closes at 22.00). Staff are always willing to help esp with directions. Shinta was awesome. Cheap place but you get what you paid for.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Viktor C wrote a review Aug 2017
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This 'backpacker's hotel' has great advantages: it's very close to Minami-Senju Metro, JR and Tsukuba Express stations, from where you can get to pretty much anywhere in Tokyo. There's a range of convenience stores around the hotel, as well. I am aware that this is a hotel for travellers on a budget, but there are a few basics that made our stay slightly unpleasant: 1. Our room didn't have aircon. The halls outside the room were obviously air-conditioned, but not our room. As it is Summer, the room got really hot at night. If we left the windows open, for ventilation, mosquitoes would invade the room. 2. Staff don't seem to have a way of ensuring guests remain reasonably quiet. Almost every night, at about 11:00 pm, we heard guests storming into their room, seemingly slamming all doors, chatting excessively loudly and apparently throwing their belongings around their rooms. 3. Our room wasn't very clean; it was actually very dusty. 4. The hotel only has two common use standing showers, which can be a nuisance at peak hours. They do have a Japanese-style bath. 5. One of the standing showers, which don't have toilets, once had disposed of sanitary remains, that apparently a person left there, on the floor. I understand that this is more about the quality of the guests that stay in the hotel. How can anyone not clean after themselves? This was very disappointing to see. In spite of all these points, the reception desk staff were always very friendly! When we once left our umbrella drying by the entrance umbrella rack, and someone took it by mistake - I guess - the lady at reception found it and kept it for us. Thank you! We believe Tokyo is beyond amazing. Absolutely everything we did, saw and experienced was moving, charming, beautiful, at times fast, some other times slow and relaxing. But we feel this hotel was the very lowest point of our travels. We were sad to go back to it every evening. I'm sorry, but if you want to have an absolutely amazing time, all around, in Tokyo, don't stay in this hotel. Best!
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MycroftHolmey wrote a review Jul 2017
Severna Park, Maryland312 contributions60 helpful votes
It's obviously a budget hotel, but it's very comfortable. I had s Japanese-style room and I loved the privacy. The cot was kind of uncomfortable, but everything else was great! I particularly loved the Japanese bath (basically a hot tub), and the soda machines. It's within walking distance of several cafés, Minami-senju station, Senso-ji temple, and the Kaminarimon (a long block of shops). I really enjoyed it there!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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websolutions83 wrote a review Jun 2017
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions14 helpful votes
Finding the place was a slight challenge, plus i have a bad sense of direction, given the fact that most japanese i met are not able to speak english. room is small, and facilities are shared. But the place is great for budget. When i was there, there was this guy called Bobby, very friendly and his english is perfect. Imo he even speaks better then native americans! Bobby alone gives this place a deserved 4 stars if you look past the shared facilities.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Niagara_Man123 wrote a review Nov 2016
Niagara Falls, Canada14 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed here once back in 2002 when I was in Japan for a job interview. For a Youth Hostel, it was clean and the staff were friendly. Everything was dated and the rooms were small even for Japanese standards but you get what you pay for. If I was young and poor again, I would recommend it but if you have more money and/or are older, I would not.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Rajnee N wrote a review Nov 2016
Bangkok, Thailand21 contributions11 helpful votes
Conveniently located and reasonable priced, New Koyo Hotel is a good option for those looking for a clean budget hotel in Tokyo. Friendly & helpful staff. The only problem was less room for luggage, else it a nice place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pantherpg wrote a review Jun 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA6 contributions1 helpful vote
The New Koyo has helped my husband and I afford several trips to Tokyo with our friends. The conditions are similar to a college dormitory, with shared bathrooms and showers and small, private, lockable rooms. The rooms feature a small television with stand and a large, school-style locker along with a slightly raised tatami sleeping space with an aisle beside it. The semi-double room is big enough for a couple, but is likely to be too intimately sized for friends to sleep in. We did have four people total in our room for snacks and hanging out briefly. We did some shopping on our trip -- enough that we each brought an additional suitcase home -- and we were able to fit everything into the room, though it did take conscious reorganization of our locker when we unpacked from a heavy spending day. The rooms do show wear, and there isn't a lot of noise buffering -- the neighborhood stray cats were in heat when we visited. There's a kitchen on the first floor, with a separate dedicated hot and cold drinking water unit, and mini-fridges on the second and third floors. We picked up string cheese, yogurt, and other snacks from the 7-Eleven just around the corner and kept them in the fridge for those times we felt peckish in the evening. We bought bread from the local supermarket and enjoyed toast for breakfast for a few days; at other points, we grabbed some 7-Eleven onigiri. There are also a lot of diverse, affordable food options by the train station. We were able to pack light on our way in because we knew we could do our own laundry. The washing machine and dryer are coin-operated and work well. They're not available in the late evening hours and overnight. The shower is free, unlike some other backpacker hotels in the area, and the water pressure and temperature are fantastic. Shampoo/body wash is provided, but towels are not. You can rent one, bring one, or buy one in the plaza on the other side of Minami-Senju station. I recommend packing or buying flip flops. The hotel will hold your luggage before check-in and after check-out, and there are no "lock out" or curfew hours. The hotel is a few minutes' walk from Minami-Senju station, and crossing the pedestrian bridge is confusing the first time, but several train lines service the station and we found transportation to be super convenient. Access to Akihabara, Asakusa, Ueno, or Nippori takes minutes, and you also have direct access without transfers to Ginza and Roppongi via the Hibiya line. The hotel also offers rental bicycles to check out the city from a new perspective.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Manuel V wrote a review Apr 2016
Vienna, Austria46 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed here for 4 nights in April. The rooms are very small, but there's enough place for your luggage. There's also a safe and a TV. Sure, it's not much of a luxury stay, but for the price it's fine. There are public toilets and washbasins on every floor. On the ground floor there are 2 showers, which were always clean when I used them. However, you might have to wait to use them. There's also a japanese bath which can be used for like 3 hours a day (for men from 5pm to 8pm if I remember right). Furthermore, there's a vending machine for soft drinks and one for beer. A 7Eleven is just around the corner. The staff was very friendly and spoke basic english, there weren't any problems in communication. This hotel had everything I needed and more, for low money - especially if you need a room for sleeping only it's simply perfect. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lukas F wrote a review Apr 2016
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Located 2 stations North of Ueno, convenient and quick to get from the airport. The owners and staffs are really friendly and helpful, and gonna make your stay in Tokyo better. The rooms are small, and a bit noisy, but clean, cheap and just right for me. They just upgraded all the toilets, and the showers(24/7) are really hot and super powerful. No other place to stay in Tokyo a small budget!
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Date of stay: April 2016
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JapanKantoTokyo PrefectureTokyoTaitoUeno / Asakusa / Ryogoku / Adachi / Ueno, Asakusa
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Which popular attractions are close to Backpacker's Hotel New Koyo?
Nearby attractions include Kozukappara Execution Grounds (0.4 km), Tamahimeinari Shrine (0.4 km), and Mikaeri Willow (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Backpacker's Hotel New Koyo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Backpacker's Hotel New Koyo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Obana, Dotenoiseya, and Cafe Bach.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Backpacker's Hotel New Koyo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Japanese, Korean, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Backpacker's Hotel New Koyo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hozomon (1.6 km), Tokyo Central Railway Station (6.0 km), and Nezu Shrine (3.5 km).