"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
"Practical and cheap"
Good location close to Ikebukuro station. Not the luxurious stay of your dreams but quiet and good and nice service with a young traveling crowd around. I have stayed here 3 or 4 times by now because of the good points above mentioned and I like Ikebukuro, however, if you find slightly more luxurious for similar price, go for it as this time the damp […] smell in the bathroom did bother me a bit and I was longing for a view. But for a longish stay in Tokyo, it's a good option to do some savings Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good locations, great staff"
The hotel is located about 4 minutes away from a JR station, so that right away made it convenient. The fact that it is in Ikebukuro, near many of the Tokyo hot-spots, made it even more so. It was a little difficult to find at first, but I qquickly got used to the location. The staff is also incredibly helpful and helped me with every question, trouble, […] and care I presented to them. The cafe on the first floor also made for a great place to meet friends or grab a bite to eat, if you get the urge to try some great international cuisine. I fully recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family enjoyed visit to Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro"
Handy location near Ikebukuro station. The front desk staff was very polite and helpful. Although it seemed to be a place more for young adults to stay, we had no problems as a family of four. Cleaning was fine although one day the cleaners were having a bad day and screaming horrible things at each other right outside our room. They raised quite a […] row, but that seemed to be an isolated incident. Hot water was plentiful for bathing. Very simple, with futons on the floor. We had non-smoking rooms and they did not smell of smoke at all, which we appreciated. We slept very well with almost no noise from the outside. We would definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is located near Ikebukuro station which is a plus. There are many restaurants nearby.The hotel staffs are friendly, but one complain. Even I put "Do not disturb " sign on the door, a maid opened the door without knocking. I was surprised. I have stayed many hotels in Tokyo in this price range.I think that the size of room is very much the […] same compare to other hotels. This hotel has coin laundry which is very convenient. Also, it has 24hour open cafe. There is no outlet in the bathroom. So, I couldn't use a hairdryer in front of mirror.Also, they didn't provide a washcloth.They only provide a hand towel and a bath towel just like cheap hotels here in the States. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Don't really want everyone to know... Then it will be harder to stay here next time!"
They are well located, inexpensive, very friendly in the way that a hostel should be, but also "professional". Everyone there is doing a great job.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a Hotel."
I realize it says "Hotel" in the name, but this is primarily a Hostel. If you are traveling with family, don't stay here. If you are shy, don't stay here. If you are messy or unorganized.... Don't stay here! The hostel room I was in had 4 Bunk beds (8 beds) and not much room for anything else. There's an area downstairs to store your luggage if it […] doesnt fit at the end of the beds, or under them. But if you aren't shy, messy/unorganized, or with a close group, this is an awesome place to stay because you meet so many new people and make so many friends! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Recommended budget hotel"
Convenient, friendly hotel, just 3 blocks from a major subway and JR Rail station. Small room but quiet, good for sleeping. Friendly staff and guests - kind of a hostel atmosphere even though I had a private room. Free and fast ethernet internet with wifi on first floor. 24 hour cafe in hotel annex across the street. Ikebukuro is not the top guidebook […] destination but it's a busy, thriving neighborhood with many restaurants, bars, and a large department store. I would definitely return to the Sakura. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Walkable distance from one of the largest train stations - JR Ikebukuro Station with other train lines, the hotel/hostel is convenient and affordable. They were also accommodating in terms of leaving your luggage if you go away in between stay. The staff are friendly and organize social & cultural activities for those who staying. However, the large […] number of people staying and between the 2 buildings, I feel that the shared common living areas and kitchens available are under utilized, especially since they have a 24-hr restaurant/cafe on the street level with free WiFi use. The rooms are small and slightly cramp, but clean and typical of Japanese budget/business hotel. They offer free tv use, fridge, and free internet via USB. The affordable price and location and their luggage storage services, is the hotel's biggest draw. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel. Had the twin room with the bunks. Was a little small for two people, but the price was right and the room was clean. The location was pretty good too, close to Ikebukuro Station. What more could you ask for?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"more of a hostel than a hotel"
Don't let the Hotel in the name fool you, this is more of a hostel than a hotel. You can't use your phone in your room, you can receives calls but you can't call out, even to local numbers. Every time you need to make a call, you need to go down to the lobby to use the pay phone. This place is located in some back alley, it's very difficult to find, […] even for local people. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"For traveler with tight budget"
For the amount of money I spent on lodging, this hotel fit my need and I was very satisfied. All the staffs on duty speak English very well. They can help you reserve airport shuttle, restaurant, and even find pubs that serve beer that doesn't break your bank. On site laundry are self-service, convenient and cheap. WiFi included although the signal […] got little weak at the highest floor. Dormitory room fits four roommates. But at low season, you may get away with one roommate only. Your experience varies depends on your roommate. The cafe across the street open 24-hours. There you can meet people from all over the world. Location is good, you can get most of the stuffs within walking distance. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"it's cheap & fun for Tolyo"
please bring a sheet for the bottom and a sheet to cover your blanket the mattress is very hard so a sleeping bag is the best way to cover you then you don't need two sheets & blanket no soap, no shampoo, nothing except for a hard bed :-) people are very nice and friendly & the staff are very helpful Restaurant are plentiful. I would stay againGenuine Expedia guest review
Perfect location next to Yamanote line, very helpful staf, nice 24h/24 cafe downstairs, excellent internet(LAn and wi fi and computers) ... We loved itGenuine Expedia guest review
The air-conditioner was out of order. I couldn't sleep at the first night. You have to check it before reservation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent!!! great location"
This hotel was chosen because i wanted to be close to a friend of mine. I was extremely good surprised, by its location, the service and the quality of the rooms, not expensive, it just suited my tasted in a very good way.Genuine Expedia guest review
"will be back"
Ive stayed in hotels in Japan before, this one was not the most beautiful, but it was by far and away the most welcoming. The staff was extremely courteous and outgoing, and very welcoming to foreigners like myself. Location was perfect, real short walk to the train station, with plenty of restaurants and convenience stores nearby. I believe there is […] a very cheap hostel there as well, I opted for a single room and bathroom, rates were extremely reasonable. Overall had a great experience with this hotel and already plan to stay here when I return. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not as good as it once was"
I've stayed at this hotel a total of 4 seperate occassions but unfortunately this latest time was the worse. The room I had my 2nd stay this 3rd trip to Japan had a broken window handle so I couldn't open it up to let some fresh air in to a overly humid stuffy room because the a/c was busted. They turned off the bidet feature on the toilet (I've always […] had a bidet in the bathroom so suddenly not having one was kind of awkward) not to mention the tv was ALSO busted and took 2 days of my 3 day stay to fix. I'm seriously considering staying elsewhere in Ikebukuro next time since rates at Sakura have risen to almost comparable to those of newer more modern western style hotels in the area. Had you asked me 7-8 yrs ago I would have recommended this place, but as it stands now... no. Read moreGenuine 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
"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
"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
"Old, needs makeover"
Room not that clean. Walls need painting. Noise from neighbors. Hard to sleep.Genuine Expedia guest review
This was a great stay in Tokyo. We were near to the station and able to use the JR line to get everywhere we needed during our stay. We stopped at the cafe (part of the hotel) on more than one night too. Our room was small but just what we needed and clean, with fresh towels provided every day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The twin rooms is nice, but no coffee/tea facilities as in most hotels. Hotel has mix of backpackers, group and family. A busy lobby as the café and internet computers are located there. The café is 24hrs and one can eat there if too lazy to walk to the surrounding. But the location has plenty of eateries and convenience stores nearby, right up to the […] Ikebukuro station. Plenty of shopping nearby to spend the day. A good night scene too. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient and Cheap"
The hotel Sakura is a very basic hotel, this is fine, this is what we were expecting - the room was small but clean - the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful - the hotel had a wonderful community feel to it. We were only at this location for a couple of days so the lack of space wasn't an issue. The area it's in feels quite international for Tokyo […] and there's some good food options available for a resonable price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Between hotel and backpacker"
Basic accommodation, OK if you want to save money. It is something between a hotel and a backpacker. They even have a dormitory option, I think. We had a "Japanese style" room, the only way to be 4 in a room with a private shower. So we had mattresses directly on the floor and a relatively short cover (I am not so tall: 6'). Old room, but clean. Free […] internet. Cheap "buffet" breakfast, with white bread toasts, but there was a nice soup. Plenty of restaurants around the hotel. The nearest Airport Limousine stop is 10 minutes walk away. Metro station is 5 minutes away. You go to this hotel, you know what to expect, so I was not disappointed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great friendly place"
Very friendly place with a great atmosphere. Close to the Station. Very helpful in giving directions on getting to locations. Definitely surprised at the fluency of English of all the staff which helped us adapt very quickly when we didn't know any Japanese. I would definitely come back again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to subways"
Only good thing about this hotel is it was close to subways.Can not have breakfast in fresh air when every one smoke around you. Room was very very small,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, great location but not ideal for babies"
No extra baby cots for our 8 month old but they offered extra towelsfor him to sleep on, Not ideal but they tried to make the best of the sitution. Otherwise, very cheap, clean, fun place with internet access in the cafe and lobby. Great for younger trvellers wishing to mix with others, mybe less ideal for younger families.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great value basic hotel with friendly staff"
Great basic hotel with a backpacker's feel to it. Guests from all over the world and so there is a cafe offering international cuisine. It's a 24 hr cafe but food is limited to certain times. My room was basic but clean and comfortable. Could have been bigger but this is Tokyo..! In comparison to other hotel prices this is good value. Ikebukuro is […] a great area to stay as the train station is very well connected within Japan and also to the underground and the airport. It also has some interesting shops and things to see in the area. The staff were really really nice, polite and helpful. English ranged from mother tongue to basic. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was a great place to stay . Location was near the train station . Room was clean . Thumbs up !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Budget price for a budget stay"
The price is lower than average hotel prices. Thus it is more or less not expected to have full hotel comforts. However the lobby is kinda cramped and the fittings in the room kinda cheap. Other than that the service is ok, location is not too bad. Would look for another hotel for my next stay though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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