Ace Inn Shinjuku
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Member Reviews (5)
- Ace Inn ShinjukuNov 18, 2013
While it's not exactly at Shinjuku Station like one may think by the name, it's only a few stations away. And while it's not exactly a capsule hotel like one normally thinks of them (more like well portioned bunks), it's still a great place to stay. I mean, considering the price and how centrally located it is, it's pretty hard to beat Ace Inn Shinjuku. It's also a great place to stay if you['re traveling alone since there are loads of other travelers always coming through. Tokyo is the second biggest city in the world, but despite being constantly surrounded by other people. You can still feel pretty lonely. Staying at Ace Inn Shinjuku is a good way to change that.
- Ace Inn ShinjukuMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFirst to ReviewNov 24, 2013
Are you ready for the big secret of the Japanese 'capsule hotel' experience? -- It's a dorm. A dorm with slightly better partitions. Still, if it's an experience you're looking to have, the Ace Inn Shinjuku (not actually located at Shinjuku station, but a couple stops east) is a good place to do it. The place is about as cheap as you'll find in Tokyo, and as backpackery as they come, with scruffy 20-somethings from all over the world stopping in for a short stay. The basement showers cost 100Y for 10 minutes but the internet in the lobby is free.Recommended for:Backpackers
- Ace Inn ShinjukuMember ofAdventure TravelersArt & Design LoversOct 14, 2013
his place is cheap (for Tokyo), it's easy to find and close to the station, there's free Internet and wireless on all floors, the guys who work behind the counter are helpful, there's a beer vending machine, and you can rent a bike for 500 yen a day.
From Akebonobashi, the station where Ace-Inn is located, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Roppongi, and other places you are likely to want to go are totally bikeable. It's not a very scenic walk, but it's just 170 yen to Shinjuku on the subway. As Matthew said, it's pretty much a hostel, they just have enclosed bunks with curtains that do cut down on the noise and light when people come back late or get up early and rustle around in their backpacks. Some salary men and women stay here (they have an iron, ironing board, and blow dryer you can borrow if you're a salary man or woman--I'm guessing on a very low salary?), but it seems more like a place to meet other travelers to sight see or go out at night with.
Negatives: They raised the price of the capsule a bit in 2011 to 3,200 yen, and the showers in the basement cost 100 yen for ten minutes. I have no problem with the 100 yen or the ten minutes, it's that the shower seems so far from your capsule sometimes. Maybe that's more my problem than Ace-Inn's, though.
More positives: there's communal space on the 9th floor that rarely has anyone in it, and you can get new sheets and towels each day if you want. If you check into a capsule, a lockable locker comes with it, and there's a washer and dryer in the basement, but if you're on a budget, you might be better off air-drying your clothes in the room. Also, you can borrow an umbrella if you need one.
- Ace Inn ShinjukuJul 05, 2012
A great place to have a warm place to sleep, but not very welcoming or homey compared to other hostels and capsule hotels. The floor I stayed on housed about 12 on a male floor. There is also an 80-bed mixed floor option. 80 people! Because of this amount, showers actually cost some coins to get a 10 minutes of shower time ( I think 100 yen/10 minutes).
Close to the subway. Food options and a grocery nearby. Bike rentals available on site. Free wifi.
- Ace Inn ShinjukuJul 05, 2012
It's a really cheep place for Tokyo and close to Shinjuku. The people who are working in this hostel are so friendly and nice.
They have three options. The cheapest is just a room with beds in it and then a little tatami floor in the corner. This is the cheapest option, but if you can pay a little more, the capsule beds let you control the light, which is nice. The last option is the deluxe capsule, but that just means you get a longer bed and a desk and chair. And actually the deluxe capsules don't have many people on those floors so they are really quiet.
This property offers multilingual staff and laundry facilities. There are three computers in the first-floor lobby with Internet. There are occasional language exchanges and other events in the ninth-floor lobby. There is a selection of bicycles for rent.
Beds come with sheets, a towel, and a reading light. There are toilets and sinks on every floor. There is a women’s only floor. And luxury capsules (capsules with more space and a desk) are also available for a surcharge. There are beverages for sale in vending machines.
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc.). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
Mediocre383 reviews across the web.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 100%.
- Service99% found the staff to be very friendly.
- LocationNear to public transport, according to 97%.
- AmbianceLovely ambiance. 89% satisfied guests.
- FoodTasty food. 77% of guests gave positive feedback.
- Hotel69% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.