"Convenient high cleanliness low."
stayed in room 901. great view outside the public balcony. no view in room. sheets and quality of room is low compared with cheaper places ive stayed. the location was conveniently close to the train station.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good value for the money"
This is a hostel set up so if you don't mind bunk beds and sharing a bathroom down the hall, it's a good value.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, clean and everything was good"
I had four nights' stay with Sakura hotel. Took a limousine bus to the nearby hotel at Ikebukuro Station and got a taxi to the hotel. It was a half mile away. The room was small. But the room had the small refrigerator so I was able to stock some drink and foods there. The room was cleaned every day. The check out was very easy. I can recommend […] this hotel to anybody easily. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice place - good value."
They cater to an international clientele so they speak English. no language barrier. nice location, rooms are clean, - nothing to complain about. I would sleep in a lot and they would usually clean my room even though i left after the required 10am time for room cleaning. not too far from Ikebukuro Station and the Yamanote Line.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Helpful staff, convenient location, great value"
Pros: Location is near JR line (Yamanote), 7/11 around the corner, cheap food nearby. Staff was tremendously helpful, very important when you don't speak japanese. The majority of japanese wouldn't understand English or able to help you out although they want to. Cons: Tiny room, wasn't a problem for us but for larger people maybe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for single travelers"
I was traveling by myself to Japan for the first time and had absolutely no idea what to expect. This hotel couldn't have been more perfect for me. While the location isn't the easiest to find at first, it's located just blocks from two major train lines. The staff is friendly and helpful. The single room is small, as to be expected, but has everything […] you need and the cafe is a really nice convenience, particularly the 300 yen breakfast. I loved that they had US outlets in the room and that they let you leave your bag all day after you'd checked out. I couldn't have been happier with my stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to subway and JR"
The location is good, close to subway and JR. People can pay 330 yen for a breakfast which has toast, soup, tea and coffee. The room is small, but clean. There are coin washer and drier.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The best thing about this hotel is the location, just 4 blocks from Ikeburo station, with all kind of services at one or two blocks of distance. The only issue for me was that the internet in the room was really slow, if you need to make a phone call or something important you have to go to the first floor.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a very good experience. Had a bit of misunderstanding regarding the reservation, but was settled it quickly. (I just agreed cause I'm not the type to argue with staff if it's not a really big of a deal) overall, nice location, comfortable room, small room (which is normal for Asian hotels) good wifi connection! Definitely worth a stayGenuine Expedia guest review
"excellent value for the thrifty traveller"
Overall a great experience. We needed to cancel one day of a four night stay and they took care of it without any hassle. We stayed during the busy vacation time of "Golden Week" and didn't have any problems. It's an easy walk from the Metro and an interesting energetic area. The room we got was for two people and was adequate, private, clean and efficient. […] No extras but comparable to inexpensive rooms in Paris and other large cities. They have a cafe at the bottom of the hotel with inexpensive bottomless cups of coffee which is a must when you're jet-lagged from the US. The wifi was easy to connect to and fast! Which was great for looking up activities and planning our days. We loved the stay and would recommend it for couples and singles, not so much for families or older travelers. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location for a reasonable price."
This hotel is great. There is a lot to see and do in the area, and you are minutes from a major transportation center. It's not high luxury, but if you are spending too much time in your room, you are not experiencing Tokyo!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff and all the guests were exceptionally outgoing and friendly. The atmosphere was that of a family. moreso than simply being a guest. Breakfast was always a fun way to sit with pleasant company and set yourself up for the day. Rooms were very clean, functional and decent value for the price. I will definitely return!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Small, but clean."
We have stayed in Sakura Hotel twice now for 10 days each time. Both times we found the rooms to be very clean, though extremely small. We also found the staff to be very helpful and friendly both times we were there. The location of the hotel is extremely convenient for getting to the Ikebukuro train station. It takes just a few minutes to walk to […] the C6 entrance/exit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very small room in good location"
Stayed for 5 days while on a 2-week Japan trip. The staff were not the friendliest but did speak English and able to answer the few questions we had. The walls were paper-thin and we had a loud group of teens there on some sort of trip, so it was a little annoying. The room was the smallest we stayed in while in Japan - which is saying something, since […] almost all were fairly small by western standards. The best part of the hotel, by far, was the location. A 5-minute walk to the main JR/Metro line in Ikebukuro and a lively nightlife with lots of fun bars and restaurants. If we went back, we'd definitely stay in that area again but in a different hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to station"
Very clean, convenience, and close to station. I will reconmmend my friends choosing this hotel to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
Near subway and jr stAtion. Right on yamanote ikebukuro station. Convenient to go to shibuya and to many places. Singles are small but adequate. Singles do have towels w toiletries and maid service each day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"for young peole only."
The hotel is specifically in the nights very noisy. The guests are gemerally young persons and very noisy. Although I reserved my room through expedia as smoking room, the hotel rooms are non-smoking at all. Ths is good but I should have knew it from the web site of Expedia. There are many people coming from outside and the cafe is the only people place […] for smoking, I couldn't find a place to sit and take a breath and smoking as well. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very polite and informative staff."
I was very pleased with Sakura. This was my fourth trip to Japan, and they helped make it a memorable one.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for the price & very helpful stuff."
The Ikebukuro branch of the Sakura Hotel chain has single rooms & dormitory rooms. Which you pick is up to your budget and preferences. The hotel staff speaks good English, since the hotel guests are usually from other countries. I went with the dormitory to save some money. The dormitory had 8 beds in it. There were two separate lounge areas on the […] floor I stayed on, one with a kitchen area & another by the emergency exit stairs. As stated on the website, the WiFi does not work beyond the lobbies of the two buildings of the hotel. This is inconvenient for casual internet browsing, but great for meeting people. The single rooms, however, have their own wired internet access point, so this is only an issue the dormitory guests have to care about. I was in Japan to sight-see & meet people, so the internet wasn't a big concern of mine most of the time. Also, the hotel owned restaurant is nice. The restaurant serves a variety of foods from around the world. I ate there a few times. It was pretty good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great and helpful staff!"
Nice location in ikebukuro, minutes away from JR yamanote line. Very nice and helpful staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The subway is a quick 5 minute walk for metro and 8 minute walk to the JR station. Ikebukuro is a big smoking town in Tokyo. If you can stand the smoke, I would highly suggest staying here while in Tokyo. The hotel rooms were extremely small, however this is quite common in Tokyo. The cafe has a great ambiance about it. Directly across the street is […] Sakura hostel which is great because you get to meet allot of international student travelers at the cafe. Our first night we were accompanied by local Tokyo students trying to practice their English. The same night we spoke to a group of students from Australia. As mentioned previously this was the smallest hotel we stayed in however the staff, location, and ambiance surpassed our concerns with the room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location for Price"
The front desk staff was very nice and could speak English very well. The room was good for 3 of us too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very bad service"
i will never stay in this hotel ,it is not a hotel .it is a dorm for studentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Too small not helpful staff"
Not pleasant room too small and much like a dorm than a hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not Recommended at all"
The hotel room was so small that it doesn't fit three and the air conditioner was so loud. I couldn't sleep. When trying to turn around in the room, three people keep bumping into each other. Stay away from 401.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable room in a great location"
The rooms are clean and a good size. The location cannot be beat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small but clean..and with good location"
Good location, close to ikebukuro station, many restaurants, at least 4 convenient stores and a supermarket which is opened till 5AM nearby. But the room is quite tight for three people with luggages. Also good to have coin washers and dryers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other than the persistent smell of mould coming from the plumbing, I'd say that the hotel was pretty good. I suppose I got lucky with quiet neighbour's too. The room was quite small for two people (+luggage) but we made do with it so it wasn't too much of an issue. Just as a heads up for everyone else, there are no closets or cupboards for clothes. […] In the end, it was worth it. The location is perfect. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was very nice. Very good customer service. Very nice roommates too. Just a little noisy at night (not in the room but outside from the street.) Overall good experience though, and excellent value for your money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Jan 24-26 2015 stay"
For a budget hotel, it's clean and service is good esp allowing our bags for storage while we wait for our flight. Bed is hard though and room is small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic but welcoming - and highly recommended"
My daughter has stayed here many times on her solo trips to Tokyo and this time we booked to stay as a whole family. The staff were welcoming and accomodating and we found everything we required. The rooms are basic but spotlessly clean, and the bed was probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in! The hotel location is ideal - very close to Ikebukuro […] station and there are convenience stores around every corner. The hotel set breakfast was extremely good value and we found the hotel to be a vibrant and interesting place to stay and will definitely be returning in the future. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very good hostel. Very flexible. Able to come and go as we pleased. Check in started at 3pm, but we arrived at 1 and they allowed us to check in right away. Lots of internationals so it is good place to meet lots of people from all over.Genuine Expedia guest review
"4 nights in Tokyo"
Room is a little tight for 3 people and numerous luggages. Location is good though and amenities are aplenty.Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to metro & JR line train station."
Nice stay, a lot of foods near by, near by train station (Metro and JR Line), many 7-11, Family Mart.Genuine Expedia guest review
Location is great! Staff are helpful! Room is small but functional. Requested for a quiet room and indeed, received a quiet room. Partly, thankful to considerate guests in other rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My fourth stay at this fabulous hotel"
Highly recommend to anyone looking for basic value with comfort and cleanliness. Great staffGenuine Expedia guest review
Short walk to Ikebukuro JR station. Surrounding neighbourhood loaded with wide range of restaurants.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location and with nice staffs"
its near the shopping malls and centre, good for shopping. with the 24/7 cafe downstairs, it makes me feel safe even and come back late. with good location, its really convenient to travel to other place by JR or metro. not only shopping, it also near some other attraction like "Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Centre" and Art Centre, good for those traveler […] who would like to experience more. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
no WiFi at roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great local, awful bed"
Look, the location was fantastic and the 24hr cafe was a great place to plan the next day, but the bed was awful, the room was too crowded - and I've stayed at heaps of hostels. Don't think I'd stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic Service personnel and good location"
Hotel is small but clean, and the service is fantastic. they are all able to speak english. The location is convenient, jus 5-10mins walk from the nearest train station. Beds are not so comfy however, they are too hard.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and friendly"
I really enjoyed my stay at Sakura Hotel. Just what i expected from a hotel in Japan.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very cozy for its price. Nice beds and cheerful staff. Very convenient location and it's just a few steps close to the Penguin Bar.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"small but cozy"
Great location, hotel is clean, small but cozy room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for money"
Good value for moneyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location and great for budget travelers."
Quite easy to find the hotel even though it is quite a quiet place. Near to amenities and Ikebukuro Station (about 5 minutes walk). Hotel has two buildings and is quite well maintained. TV is Japanese only unless you pay for English movies for 1000 yen each day. Great for solo travelers on budget. Don't expect views from window, just a nice room to […] rest after a long day of visiting. Queen bed is great, but walkway is narrow in the room. Showering and toilet facilities are great (even has high tech toilet). Especially like the easy to adjust temperature setting for the showering. Wireless internet is decent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Air conditioner problem"
The hotel's air conditioner is central-controlled. Therefore, there is no way to adjust temperature internally. The only way to adjust is to open door and window. What is even worth, my window'lock was damaged so I couldn't open my window at all. After calling hotel clerk, the only suggestion for me is to open the door and turn on/off air conditioner […] whenever I am hot or cold. This is really terrible during sleeping. I couldn't even image how terrible it would be if there is fire or earthquake. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"cheap and convenient location"
The hotel is located near train station, walking from west exit for about 7min. Overall an ok hotel except bed and toilet is very small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Does the job"
Hotel staff were a bit dismissive and the food was overpriced. The hotel, however, was close enough to the train station and other amenities. Not a great place for meeting new people, though it was never advertised as a hostel. That being said, it wasn't exactly a warm environment, merely a place to rest one's head.Genuine Expedia guest review
i was first checked into a 4-bedded dorm and it was very clean, comfy and each bed has a curtain to give some privacy. HOwever when i checked in the 2nd time on my last day in Japan, I was given a 6-bedded dorm and it was a horrible experience. The room is so small there is hardly any space to put luggage for all 6 persons. I believed it was a foam […] mattress which is only about 3" thick and literally when lying down, one can feel the metal bed frame which was old and creaky by the way. Although all bed has a personal light, there was no curtain at all to give a semblance of privacy. The space in the this room is really not suitable for 6-bedded. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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