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Sophiearth Hostel
Sophiearth Hostel
Sophiearth Hostel
Sophiearth Hostel
Sophiearth Hostel
Sophiearth Hostel
Sophiearth Hostel

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6.3

Good

930 reviews

930 reviews

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7.2

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 210 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Koizumi Yakumo Commemorative Park

30 m

Mannenyu Onsen

180 m

Meotogi Shrine

270 m

Inari Kio Shrine

270 m

Insadong

320 m

Popular landmarks
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1.6 km

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building observation room

1.7 km

Meiji Jingu

2.7 km

Shibuya Crossing

4.5 km

Tokyo Tower

5.9 km

Closest landmarks
unique LABORATORY

300 m

Namdemun Market

370 m

Shinjuku Batting Center

400 m

Hanryu Bazaar

400 m

Fiore Kenshin Clinic

430 m

Sophiearth Hostel

1st Floor, Nikkan Bulding, 1-7-26 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 169-0072 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Shinjuku part of Tokyo, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sensoji Temple.

Highlights

Located in heart of Tokyo

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

330 meters to public transportation

Currency exchange

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Tokyo are being booked every minute!
Value for money6.3
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportHaneda Airport (HND)
Distance to airport18.1 km

Rooms available at Sophiearth Hostel

Budget Twin Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Private Bunk Bed Room for Two People
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Two Bedrooms Apartment With Balcony
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Four Single Beds Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • 4 single beds
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Private Room with Four Single Beds (Shared shower and toilet)
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
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STANDARD,TRIPLE ROOM -NON-SMOKING
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Private Room with Two Single And Double Beds (Shared shower and toilet)
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
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Private Triple Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Private Triple Room with Shared Shower And Toilet
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    Private Triple Room (1 Bunk Bed & 1 Single Bed)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Sophiearth Hostel?

      Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Sophiearth Hostel?

      Sophiearth Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 23000 JPY. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sophiearth Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sophiearth Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for a fee of 2000 JPY per day.

      Is breakfast offered at Sophiearth Hostel?

      Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 500 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

      What are my dining options at Sophiearth Hostel?

      Sophiearth Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at Sophiearth Hostel?

      Sophiearth Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sophiearth Hostel?

      Higashi Shinjuku Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 310 m away from Sophiearth Hostel.

      What restaurants are nearby Sophiearth Hostel?

      Restaurants including Tsunahachi, Canal Cafe and Torishige are popular in Sophiearth Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Shinjuku.

      What popular shopping places are close to Sophiearth Hostel?

      Located in the Shinjuku area, Sophiearth Hostel is close to great shopping choices like Shinjuku Isetan, Insadong and Namdemun Market.

      What are popular attractions near Sophiearth Hostel?

      Guests at Sophiearth Hostel can easily visit Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building observation room and Shinjuku Golden Gai located in the Shinjuku area.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sophiearth Hostel?

      Sophiearth Hostel is located in the Shinjuku area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Mt. Hakoneyama and Ichigaya Fish Center.

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      Property ranking|Compared to 4,696 Tokyo properties
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      Room comfort score
      5.1/10
      Value for money score
      6.3/10
      Cleanliness score
      5.8/10
      Couples review score
      7.1/10
      Better than
      83
      %
      of Tokyo properties
      Better than
      81
      %
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      Better than
      79
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      Overall rating:

      6.3

      Good
      930 reviews
      Cleanliness
      5.8
      Facilities
      5.6
      Location
      7.2
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      More about Sophiearth Hostel

      More about Sophiearth Hostel

      Sophiearth Hostel

      Make everyday special with all that Tokyo has to offer with a stay at Sophiearth Hostel.
      At Sophiearth Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Tokyo is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the hostel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
      Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Sophiearth Hostel.
      For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
      All rooms at Sophiearth Hostel are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find towels available in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hostel's vending machines. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
      Enjoy the countless activities offered at Sophiearth Hostel. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area.


      Around the property

      Don't spend all your time inside while in Tokyo! Be sure to stop by Tokyo Tower located 5.8 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find rooms here that are cheaper than 91% of all other options in the city.
      Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 87% of them for food and dining.
      According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 83% of other accommodations in Tokyo.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find rooms here that are cheaper than 90% of all other options in the city.
      Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 87% of them for food and dining.
      According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 83% of other accommodations in Tokyo.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Review score
      Facilities

      5.6

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Food & Dining

      1 mention

      Breakfast

      1 mention

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Japanese
      • Korean
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Tours
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Bar
      • Coffee shop
      • Shared kitchen
      • Vending machine
      Services and conveniences
      • Currency exchange
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      For the kids
      • Family room
      Access
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Pets allowed
      Getting around
      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [charges apply]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Shuttle service
      Sports equipment rental
      • Bicycle rental
      Available in all rooms
      • Air conditioning
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Free bottled water
      • Heating
      • Internet access – wireless
      • Linens
      • Mirror
      • Non-smoking
      • Private bathroom
      • Private entrance
      • Shower
      • Slippers
      • Smoke detector
      • Towels
      • Wi-Fi [free]

      Location

      1st Floor, Nikkan Bulding, 1-7-26 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 169-0072
      Very good
      Location

      7.2

      Airports
      • Haneda Airport (HND)
        18.1 km 37 min drive
      • Narita International Airport (NRT)
        62.6 km 1.1 hour drive
      Public transportation
      • Higashi Shinjuku Subway Station
        320 m 5 min walk
      • Shin Okubo Train Station
        470 m 3 min drive
      Hospital or clinic
      • Fiore Kenshin Clinic
        430 m
      Shopping
      • Ameyoko Shopping Street
        6.4 km
      Convenience store
      • Lawson Higashishinjuku Meijidori
        300 m
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM
        140 m 2 min walk

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
        1.6 km
      • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building observation room
        1.7 km
      • Meiji Jingu
        2.7 km
      • Shibuya Crossing
        4.5 km
      • Tokyo Tower
        5.9 km
      • Ueno Park
        6.5 km
      • Ginza
        6.5 km
      • Asakusa
        8.4 km
      • Sensoji Temple
        8.4 km
      • Tokyo Skytree
        9.6 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • Koizumi Yakumo Commemorative Park
        30 m
      • Mannenyu Onsen
        180 m
      • Meotogi Shrine
        270 m
      • Inari Kio Shrine
        270 m
      • unique LABORATORY
        300 m
      • Higashi Shinjuku Subway Station
        320 m
      • Insadong
        320 m
      • Hanbibi
        350 m
      • Namdemun Market
        370 m
      • Shinjuku Batting Center
        400 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-4 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • Guests checking in before 02:00 PM will be charged an additional fee.
      • In order not to bother other guests, checking in after 11:00 PM is not allowed for dormitory room. Though private room guests are allowed to check in after 11:00 PM at an extra charge of JPY 1,000.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from16:00
      • Check-in until23:00
      • Check-out from08:00
      • Check-out until11:00
      • Reception open until23:00
      Getting around
      • Airport transfer fee23000 JPY
      • Distance from city center1.5 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)70
      Extras
      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)500 JPY
      The property
      • Local Tax ID/ Rental LicenseRyokan industry Simple lodging business 26-170
      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of floors3
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 20
      • Room voltage100
      • Year property opened1995
      • Most recent renovation2015
      Parking
      • Daily parking fee2000 JPY

      Reviews of Sophiearth Hostel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      Cleanliness5.8
      Facilities5.6
      Location7.2
      Room comfort and quality5.1
      Service6.6
      Value for money6.3
      High score for Tokyo
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (9)
      8-9 Excellent (7)
      7-8 Very Good (16)
      6-7 Good (11)
      <6 Below Expectation (45)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (21)
      Jun - Aug (24)
      Sep - Nov (22)
      Dec - Feb (21)
      All guests (125)
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      7.6
      Very good
      Sune from Sweden
      Family with teens
      Stayed 7 nights in June 2016

      Best part of town, but not the classiest part.”

      If you are a traveller this is perfekt. If you are a Tourist and have problems with al kind of stuff. No. I Think it was far much better than severál places in afrika for an example. But there is a good bed and nice clean water, god showers. As I say, Money are less here and you have a tiny room by your self instead of a capsule. I love the Shinjuku part of Tokyo where this hostel lays. If you stay in tokyo you still need metro where ever you stay. Get Pasmo for cheep metro!

      Reviewed June 28, 2016

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Yolanda from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2016

      Excellent location, nice chilled hostel ”

      Location, atmosphere, good facilities

      Great hostel. Having no windows is a bit weird, and the bar was completely dead on the nights I was there (mid Feb) but everyone just drinks outside to meet each other. There's a convenience store just down the road and the hostel is walking distance to shinjuku which makes it easy for shopping and going out.

      Reviewed February 22, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Roque from Philippines
      Couple
      Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

      The owners are very nice and accommodating”

      The place is near a train station just a few meters from Higashi Shinjuku subway station. The free breakfast is acceptable (you get what you paid for). The owners are very nice and friendly, the rooms are okay for us since we're just there to sleep as most of the day you're outside.

      Reviewed September 20, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Chun-Ming from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Cool and hard to forget.”

      Glad to meet three boys and two girls from Hong Kong,they are all very nice and interesting. I also have talked to Korean there,they are all very nice,too.It is a good place to make friends .If I go to Tokyo again in the future, will choose this hostel again.

      Reviewed September 02, 2016

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Minlu from Taiwan
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in September 2015

      Nice choice for backpackers ”

      clean, location, staff

      The two managers of the hostel were very friendly and organized. The room was very tiny and crowded for three people, but ok for backpackers if you are just staying for sleeping.

      Reviewed September 07, 2015

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Chun-Ming from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Very good”

      Mandy Han from Taiwan: It's a good memory for me to meet friends there,especially three boys and two girls from Hong Kong.We chatted and played games together, making me feel warm in my trip alone.In addition, the location is convenient.If I go to Tokyo again in the future, I will choose to stay there .

      Reviewed September 02, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      john from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

      Great in a pinch”

      Late booking and everything full? or trying to conserve $$$? Either way, this is is your best bet for the price, set up and relatively close location,

      Reviewed April 18, 2016

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      6.8
      Good
      Angela from Australia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

      nice place to stay”

      we had a nice time here. the quad room was very small but luckily we were 3 people so had the spare bunk for bags. Beds were. very hard and door locks beep so it could be noisy. very quiet once everyone was asleep. Good staff and. spoke some english and were very helpful. Beware of booking early through a hotel agency as we were overcharged when the hotel wouldnt accept payment at the current exchange rate. We ended up paying the equilivent of AUD $20 extra due to this. same problem at another hotel. shared. toilets snd showers were clean.

      Reviewed July 01, 2016

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      6.4
      Good
      Edward from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017

      Not bad”

      it's quite hidden in the center of shinjuku, so it's not easy to get there. however, they do have extremely friendly staffs! quite a lot of food varieties there too~

      Reviewed July 24, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Evia from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Exceptional”

      The room is nice. But they need to update their toilet to be Japanese style. I love Japanese toilet :)

      Reviewed January 05, 2018

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      4.7
      Anna from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in September 2015

      Not worth the money”

      location, that's all

      the location is good, but to be honest i prefer staying in taito / chuo rather than in shinjuku the hostel was not worth the ridiculous price for what it was the location is not worth itttt

      Reviewed September 25, 2015

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      7.6
      Very good
      Phatcharin from Thailand
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016

      Good location ”

      Close to Shinjuku and tran station

      Reviewed July 22, 2016

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      5.6
      David from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

      It had a bed”

      If you dont expect much you will be fine as it is budget accommodation. I was in a seperate appartment down the road from their actual place which i didn't expect. There was a washing machine but it was not connected so of no use. Hot water and heater works and the bed was comfortable. If you travel then you dont want to spend all day in your hostel anyway and for what i paid and over the new year period i can't complain too much. Its better than nowhere to sleep.

      Reviewed January 08, 2018

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      5.6
      LISTER from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

      Expensive hostel but good staff”

      Basic hostel with good location (near to shin-obuko station JR, nearby alot of 7/11, family mart), shared bath and toilet, has washing maxhine and dryier(300 and 100 yen per usage). N real complain but really exp for basic hostel.

      Reviewed August 09, 2016

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      5.2
      PRANEE from Thailand
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      Location ”

      Rooms are pretty small but it's a walking distance to shinjuku shopping center. There is a bar if you enjoy socializing and drinking. It's an alright place to stay and to get around.

      Reviewed April 08, 2016

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      4.4
      mardell from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2016

      Summary”

      I know that this a hostel..area were people hangout is kinda like a mess ..lots of junk outside ..the lounge wasn't that organized ..feels like they're doing some repairing for the hostel which causes disturbance to the people who stays at this hostel..I know fact that this is a hostel but try not to do some drilling of some parts of this hostel ..I understand if co-travelers makes noise but even the staff and owner are so loud .. :-/

      Reviewed May 14, 2016

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      5.6
      Robert from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

      O.K ”

      Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 3 nights it was ok, didn't really expect much. We knew it was a short stay, the bed was really comfy ( surprisedly). We choose the 2 private bunk with a shared bathroom, the bathroom was ok could've been cleaner. But the best thing was during the time we stayed there was no one was staying in the other rooms, basically kinda had the room to ourselves. The location was super close to everything, it was super close to the next place we were staying at, I didn't realize how close it was. Alot of korean reastuant around the area.

      Reviewed June 06, 2018

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      6.4
      Good
      Chloe from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

      Nice”

      It's a little bit difficult for 1st time to go there. Actually, it took around 10 mins to the station. (But noted which rail line you need to take!) It's clean enough and you can eat & talk with yr friends comfortably. The room is a little bit crowded, but leisure place is quite big!

      Reviewed January 27, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Sugiharto from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

      Good location”

      A lot of shops, restaurants & entertainments nearby. 5 minutes walking to nearest train station. The bathrooms are outside.

      Reviewed February 03, 2017

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      7.6
      Very good
      Joan from Philippines
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

      Very good”

      It was a great experience here. Clean surrounding and quiet area to stay.

      Reviewed July 08, 2018

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