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“Japanese Capsule Experience”

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Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel
Gosford, Australia
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Japanese Capsule Experience”
Reviewed August 17, 2016

We stayed here on our last night in Japan purely for the capsule experience. The hotel is basically designed for overnight stays only and is fairly compact. The capsules themselves are an unusual experience but fun nonetheless! The bath (men) was amazing! Just don't be afraid to get your jocks off in front of randoms!

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  • Stayed January 2016, traveled with friends
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46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Fortunately for me, I just stayed for one night during my late night arrival in Shinjuku. It is located at the middle of pub and disco bar. For me, it was the worst place that I stayed in Japan. Everything is narrow, including locker and shoes locker. For you who is traveling with couples, better to rent a hous outside the city rather than stay at the hotel like this. On the other hand, if you are traveling alone, maybe it is the right choice.

Stayed August 2016, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Staying in a capsule hotel is a cool experience and I recommend it but not for more than one night, if you can afford it. True it is cheaper than a hotel and as a result it is mostly younger folk/20 somethings there. But it is noisy. My cell was by the bathroom and well past 1 am ladies were showering and drying their hair. Few capsule hotels have women's floors so if you want this experience definitely stay here. The bathroom was clean and provided toiletries including toothbrushes. You put your belongings on a locker and your bigger bags stay in a common area. What I did was I sent my luggage on to my next hotel in Kyoto using a luggage forwarding service and I brought only a few things in a pack to the capsule. Also I initially had trouble finding the hotel. But there is an English pub in the same group of buildings and it is easier to find. It was also close to Subande which is a subway stop.

Stayed July 2016, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

What an experience! Large capsules provide a comfortable space to rest whilst the hotel itself has many amenities for a low cost layover in Tokyo. It is clean and well looked after.

It is mere feet from the largest train station in the world (however you won't hear the trains) and could not be better situated.

Stayed September 2015, traveled solo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

When I booked this hotel, I was a little nervous but really it wasn't as bad as I feared. Firstly finding it was a little difficult and when you walk out of Shinjuku station, it is very daunting but once you get your bearings it's not so bad. The location is absolutely perfect, there's lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance and of course the train station is about ten minutes walk away.
The down sides are that you have to check in and out every day and the locker system is a real pain as there is no room to store your stuff and it's always crowded so it's difficult to get to your locker and get changed. But besides that I found it to be an affordable and unique way to see Tokyo.

Stayed July 2016, traveled solo
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Property: Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel
Address: 1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 29 Specialty lodging in Shinjuku
Price range (per night): ₱1,286 - ₱3,446
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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