Tokyo — a city known for its neon lights, anime, and Harajuku girls. It’s also a city known for its high standard of living and exceptional technological abilities. With that in mind, I wanted to stay somewhere centrally located, clean, and affordable. Near Ueno Park, Space Hostel sounded like the right place for me. The building itself was completely knocked down and rebuilt last year, and so the hostel is entirely new and pristine.
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Space Hostel knows how to make a room comfortable. Each bed is equipped with a memory foam topper, down blanket, bed lamp, and charging ports. No matter what room you’re in, your privacy would be ensured thanks to a curtain on every bed!
While traditionally Japanese in that you have to take off your shoes when walking around the hostel, Space Hostel offers complimentary tea and coffee, a full kitchen, rooftop, computers, and a beautiful common area. There is also free high-speed WiFi, which is always appreciated
Yes, the bathroom deserves its own category. Even though it is shared amongst the rooms, this was my favorite aspect of the hostel. First of all, the toilets. These super toilets can do everything, and this photo just about says it all.
The showers also have amazing water pressure (which is fully controllable), with complimentary shampoo and body soap. Within the bathroom area, you can also find toiletries like moisturizers, makeup remover, hairdryers, etc. There’s also “moist water,” but, to be honest, I’m not exactly sure what that is.
Space Hostel is in the ideal location. If you walk 15 minutes one way, you’ll hit the beautiful blossoming Ueno Park, and if you walk 15 minutes the opposite way, you’ll hit the incredibly authentic Asakusa. In order to access the famous Shinjuku or Shibuya areas, or anywhere else for that matter, it’s an easy metro and the metro stop is only a three minute walk from the door.
The staff at Space Hostel is incredibly kind and helpful, particularly Hide, the manager. They know the ins and outs of Tokyo, and are able to answer your questions with ease. When asking for dinner recommendations, they knew the perfect spot!
I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Tokyo. I loved that we were slightly away from the “hustle bustle” of downtown Tokyo, yet close enough that it was easily accessible. If you’re looking for an immaculate hostel with quite comfortable rooms, Space Hostel is the place to be!
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**Special thanks to Space Hostel and Japan Experience for sponsoring my journey. As always, all opinions are my own.