First Hostel Experience

Since we want to spend a lot more time travelling than we ever did at home, we are forced to do some things a little more cheaply than we had to before. As a result, we have decided to try and cut the costs of accommodations for some of our trips by staying in hostels. My first hostel experience came on our weekend to Tokyo.

During our long weekend in Tokyo we stayed at the Sakura Hostel in Asakusa. I can definitely say that Sakura Hostel gives hostels a good name, and it was a great first experience.

Sakura Outside

Sakura Hostel was located about a 10 minute walk from the Asakusa exit of the Tokyo Metro. It was off the beaten path, but in a nice sort of way. It was good to return their each night, away from the hustle and bustle that is Tokyo to relax and recharge for another day of sightseeing.

The staff was friendly, and helpful. And the facilities were quite clean. The rooms were located off of open area hallways which meant that there was a lot of fresh air circulation.

Sakura Hallway

On the first floor, there was a lovely common room with a kitchen, laundry facilities, and computers. Everything was convenient and easy.

Sakura Common Room

Aside from being convenient, clean, and friendly, the price was definitely right. We stayed one night in a private room, and it cost 8,295 yen per night. The second and third night we stayed in a dorm room. Each dorm room had six beds and cost 2,940 yen per bed. All in all, it was a fantastic deal for a place to stay in the heart of Tokyo. I would definitely recommend it, and I would definitely stay again.

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