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AS House (Asakusa Smile)

2-20-10 Higashi Komagata, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Distance from city centre: 10km

Rating: 65% from 22 reviews

  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 67%Staff
  • 64%Security
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 77%Location
  • 75%Value for money
  • 61%Facilities

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  • I've stayed at this hostel many times. You get a free drink ticket at the bar when you check in. It's very neat Tokyo sky tree and it's not too far from the closest subway station. The house has a locked door. But it is hard to lock and many towns the door was wide open when I went back. I was a bit disappointed this time. The bathroom never had toilet paper and the trash can always seemed full. There are no curtains on bunks so when someone turned the light on at 2am it was infuriating.
  • 60%
  • 01 May 2016 Jessica Japan
  • The second building, the bekkan, no staff was there and everybody could come in - that means no security and nobody for explain something. Very simpel rooms and uncharitably written information notes on the wall.
  • 51%
  • 30 Mar 2016 Annett Germany
  • Very good hostel.I'm totally satisfied about my staying
  • 89%
  • 24 Jan 2016 antonio Spain
  • Not so clean but it is the cheapest hostel I can find !!
  • 60%
  • 06 Dec 2015 Anonymous Malaysia
  • We wrote an email before departure due to we might reach AS House after working hour. Unfortunately no one reply our email. The place we stayed is around 5 minutes walk from the main building. The funny thing is check in and check out we need to proceed in the main building and we had been charged the same rate as those who stay in the main building. In Japan, any deal involve human resource is expensive therefore for those who stay far from main building should have different rate.
  • 60%
  • 07 Nov 2015 Woei Siong Malaysia
  • The hostel is perfect, but on the stairs and in the bar there is cigarette smoke. It could be better, if they cleaned ashtrays in the evening. In the morning you walk down to the ground floor for and coffee and morning cigarette and ashtrasy are full and ash is everywhere around. It is not possible to have a cigarette ouside, so ou will not smell OK:) Neverthelles, it good value for the money, good location, privacy, no pushy and too intrusive staff like in some other hostels.
  • 94%
  • 24 Oct 2015 Iva Czech Republic
  • I lived in the building closer to the metro station. The hostel is pretty simple, facilities seem a little old, the Wi-Fi is weak; Some rooms and the stair are not really spacious, and they ask to take off shoes on first floor, but the floor is not really clean. The staff are accommodating, willing to help the guests. I really got help from the staff, it's a happy experience for me. I think for the cheap price, this hostel isn't bad, for just resting at nights it's still a good option.
  • 77%
  • 21 Sep 2015 Anonymous Taiwan
  • First things first: My review is based only on the second building (Bekkan?). After booking this hostel quickly I then read the reviews and almost cancelled it. Good thing I didn't. I don't know about the building with the reception but but other one was just ok, especially considering that we're talking about one of the cheaper end hostels in Tokyo. Could've been two showers but I never had to wait. Just an average hostel from the cheaper end in my opinnion.
  • 66%
  • 21 Sep 2015 Markus Finland
  • There is ZERO secuirty, I was given a key (which you have to pay a large deposit for) and never used it once. The front door does not even latch shut and hangs open! Then the 'security' lockers are placed next to the open door and are so light and flimsy I could have carried them out single handed. The place is a pig sty (and that is being mean to the pigs). Many people complained about bed bugs. The soap in the bathroom was a bottle with water in it (could not get even a single sud).
  • 20%
  • 14 Aug 2015 Anonymous USA
  • definitely not recommended for those who want to stay longer in bed or room because the cleanliness is below average, the security is not recommended at building two (not main building) because the front door is always open, i can't sure the neighborhood is safe or not
  • 66%
  • 13 Aug 2015 Muhammad
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