3 bed room + DK, 2nd floor, with balcony face to south, very sunny,
Flooring furnished 6mat size (about 11sq meter) room with sunny balcony, 2 side windows, a corner room.
semi-double bed(W120cm,H200cm),OK for 2 people, maybe good for budget way. bedding,24inchTV, AC, Gas fan heater,hunger rack, book shelves,desk, chair , shade lamp with optical LAN cable.
1 stop from Shinjuku by Keio Line.
7 mins walk to Hatsudai Sta. and Hatagaya Sta.
13 mins walk to NishiShinjuku5chome Sta. of Ooedo Line.
Very convenient for shopping. Seven- Eleven 1 min.
2 mins to local shopping street.
5 mins walk to another local shopping street.
Dining kitchen: dining table and chairs, big fridge, micro wave,oven
toaster, rice cooker, cooking ware and dishes.
Shower room with tub.
One minute walk to Coin Laundry.
Check in time from 2 PM to 10PM.
After 10PM there will be late check in fee 1,000yen
It was my FIRST TIME EVER using airbnb.com and this location and I have to say that I got sick from MOLD in the Original 6J room and have pictures here to show it. I have emailed them about extending my stay due to finding work and couldn't afford to be in another place in such short time and I have stated the problem that I was still sick from the Mold. They asked me to change rooms last minute when I had originally asked to extend my stay in the same room and I didn't have time to clean the room properly for the next guest. Then instead not charging me for the inconvenience of getting sick from the mold they still wanted me to pay for the rest of the nights and for the wrong room I wanted. They didn't ask me what room or if I wanted to keep the same room. Me and one other person that stayed there never saw the REAL OWNER OF THE PLACE. According to a young gentleman staying there stated that he met the real owner and has not lived in the apartment for 6 years. That was disappointing to hear being that mold evidence is sign if neglect and I don't know how housing codes work but MOLD is a serious health hazard and it should be taken care of. I thought that airbnb.com was done by actual owners and you stay with actually owners. Outside business for an owner renting there place using outside source is not professional and I don't think airbnb.com was based on outsourcing rentals when majority of people here advertising their personal apartments are the actual owners and you live with them. I don't recommend the place if you have sensitivity to breathing or getting sick easily because it took me three days after leaving that apartment to get better from the mold.
It was a clean and nice room with a good heater that keeps the room warm. Staying together with other housemates is a great experience as we share different cultures of our own countries becoming friends at the end of the trip. Toilet is a bit small though but still have sufficient space. All good
Great value, good connection to Shinjuku - would sleep there again!
It is a perfect place to stay in Tokyo. I reccomend it 100 %. Good localization, shops close to the house, nice room and great owners - everything makes it a perfect place with unique atmosphere!
I stayed in that room for 9 nights and it was just perfect. The place is safe, very quiet, clean. It's 10 minutes walking to the nearest metro station. Or 25 minutes to Shinjuku.
The room is quite large and very comfortable.
Toshi was a very nice host and picked me up near the metro station puting my heavy luggage upon its motorcycle when i arrived ! He speaks a perfect english and always answers quickly to my demands. He nicely lent me a towel.
I definitely recommend this place for backpackers and person with a low budget.
nice place to stay. room is quite large by Japanese standards and very comfortable to stay. Toshi was very nice and even picked us up by car on the first day because it was raining.
Would definitely recommend this to other people
(Toshi and Wataru are partners owning Hatsudai and Koenji places, renting temp and share apts to foreigners -- typically people who are seeking lighter costs, as the apts are modest. But if you want fancier hotel-style facilities, then why would you be reading this review?)
Toshi's spoken English is good (he is modest about it), and he also is well traveled. Wataru does well with English writing (email). Toshi lives elsewhere, so it was the only time I saw him in person. Toshi and Wataru are responsive by email -- however, for fastest response, you'll need to call / SMS them.
I enjoyed my stay at Hatsudai Shibuya house. A newcomer to the area won't find the apartment without help, so Toshi took me to the apt after I arrived at Hatsudai station. (Note: come out North exit, not East under Tokyo Opera hall.)
Note: DO NOT go to Shibuya station looking for a way to get to the apt even though the apt address is in Shibuya Ward. To get to Hatsudai, take "Keio New Line" train from SHINJUKU station, one 1 stop west.
The night I arrived, rain was falling so Toshi picked me up with his van. The apt is a 3BR in a quiet residential area, with the other 2 rooms taken by long-term (foreign) residents who work in the area.
After dropping off my stuff, Toshi kindly walked with me around the area a little while so I could get my bearings about directions and landmarks, and we got acquainted a little bit.
Apt is maybe 1km from Hatsudai train station. Bus stop is about 150 meters away, which goes directly to Shinjuku station -- about 15 mins ride. (Recommend: Get a TOEI line bus map. Cheaper than always taking Metro, though for cross-town trips you'll be better going by train. And DEFINITELY get a JR Suica card. Don't waste time buying fares. Suica fares are the same, and it is much more convenient. It works with both JR and Tokyo Metro lines -- even in vending machines and in some stores!)
Modest-cost grocery story 20 meters away from the apt (litre milk and ramen pkgs ~1-200Y). Laundromat 50 meters away. (There is a small, quiet washer unit in the apt, but no dryer.)
Oh, as a shared apt, don't expect to find amenities provided for you. Bring your own towel! (It's not simple to find one at the nearby stores. I got by with a light dish drying towel from a conbini.)
There are several Lawson and 7-11 conbinis within 100 to 500 meters, a small open-area market where I got fresh fruit cheaper than the stores, and there are several just-OK ramen noodle shops nearby. If you want western breakfast cereal, go to the nearby 7-11 conbini since the other stores don't carry cereal.