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I stayed in Tokyo for 1 month in April 2014 at Tokyo Guesthouse. The accommodation was very nice and convenient for supermarkets and restaurants. The best thing was the rate quality/price. :D
Ichiro is still welcoming and friendly, even if sometimes he looks very busy. ;D
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sorry to late review...anyway..
it was wonderful house. near transportation, cheap chost...
if you find house(near by TOKYO) here is perfect.
kind people.. and host..
see you next time ichiro~
Staying at the T-Tower Guesthouse was great. Just so people know this is a hostel like experience, in that you get your own room but it is shared washrooms, showers, kitchen and lounge area. Everything was clean and tidy and we never had to wait to use any of the facilities. We had a room that was large enough for 3 adults. The showers and washroom were clean and close to our room. The guesthouse is close to the train station and is in a great location to get to the sites in Tokyo by train. Ichiro was very accommodating and great to talk to. It is true that you need to tidy your room before leaving and have an option to clean your bedding or Ichiro will do so for a small fee.
We had a great time at the guesthouse and will stay there the next time we're in Japan.
Even though we complicated matters with 2 parts of our group arriving on different days, Ichiro handled it with ease.
We slept 3 in a room with a double bunk. The extra mattress for the 3rd person was a bit thin, but the extra rugs made it fine.
The place was peaceful and everyone respected quiet times in the evening.
The position was great and the price was amazing for 6 of us. Highly recommend.
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Place was nice bit dusty but liveable. Ichiro was very helpful and friendly. Location is convenient with food and shops just a couple of minutes walk. Would recommend to anyone on a budget.
I stayed here for one week during January. Ichiro was very accommodating during the whole time and speaks excellent English (he lived in Newport Beach, California for 8+ years). The location is convenient to get to from Takadanobaba station; about a 5-10 minute walk. Rooms are clean and simple with places to hang your clothes. Heater/AC in every room. Everything is recently renovated and in excellent condition. Expect the sheets/beddings to be a bit warn, but that didn't bother me.
The place was okay I guess, but is run like a hostel, so defeats the purpose of applying for the whole airbnb experience (and paying airbnb service fees). You thus can get better value elsewhere, so we somewhat regret staying here instead of another hostel.
- Pretty far walk from the station! Felt like 15-20 minutes. Loooong time to spend walking especially when you only have so many hours in a day to explore Tokyo. Additionally, there is a steep incline along the way to the hostel, so pulling giant suitcases up that hill was not fun.
- The area itself isn't very interesting, although it's apparently next to Waseda university
- There is no elevator, so you have to drag your bags up the stairs
- The room was quite small. We asked for accommodation for TWO people and what we got was ONE very very very creaky bed to squash ourselves into.
- You have to pay for them to wash your sheets when you leave (500 yen), or you can wash them yourself. Wasn't expecting this extra charge!
- You have to clean your own room when you leave too. Quite inconvenient for tourists to do. Also I'm a bit wary about how well the residents before me cleaned the room!
- Bedding was old and musty
- The single bathroom and single shower were shared between 5 other rooms. This made for bathrooms that weren't super clean (the bins weren't emptied once in the 4 days we were there) and everyone else's toiletries are hanging everywhere.
- The heater was inconveniently placed right above our heads (and we were on a bunk bed) so we had a very stuffy time
- They make you pay a 10 000 yen deposit when you arrive
- Walls are very thin!
- The closest station is Takadanobaba, which is along the JR Yamanote line, the main city loop. It's only two stops from Shinjuku station, so it's convenient in that sense (if you don't mind the walk!)
- The area seemed safe
- Internet is provided and is reasonably fast
- The shower pressure was okay and temperature was okay
- The heater worked well (even though it blew straight into our faces as we slept)
Overall, we wouldn't stay here again. It was much more expensive than other hostels you can find in Tokyo, and because of the walk, wasn't that convenient. Wasn't very clean either. Better to stay at a actual hostel. Probably one of the less pleasant places we stayed at on our trip, but if you're desperate (or study at Waseda) it's bearable.