Widyanto B. P.
18 Okt 2018 - Backpacking
Spent 3 nights at this hotel. The location was very strategically near to Shinjuku Station so you can easily hop on the JR lines or Tokyo Metro / Toei Subway lines from there and take the trains to other parts of Tokyo. It's walking distance to Kabukicho, Omoide Yokocho, Don Quijote, 711, and other interesting places in Shinjuku. The capsules are not at all cramped. I'm 185cm and I can still sit inside comfortably, and my legs also fit when I sleep while leaving still a reasonable space above and below me. Inside the capsules there's a TV, a micro-USB charger, a power socket with 3 slots of Type A plugs, a cooling system, and a thick blanket. There are occasional snores from neighbors but the hotel also provides you ear plugs if you can't stand it (I didn't use them). They have artificial onsen inside on the 2nd floor. It's the only place you can take a bath. Note that it's a shared space, so prepare to get naked with other (male) guests as they don't allow you to wear clothes inside. Japanese people don't seem to mind this, and while it was a bit awkward at first but I got used to it after the first time. Just remember, don't stare! The onsen was great to use after a day full of walking around Tokyo. There's also a mist sauna inside, and the bath is full of free toiletries. The 3rd floor was a relaxing location: there are vending machines with free drinks, free-to-use massage chairs, and shelves of free manga (in Japanese) that you can read. You can also pay to get a massage here, but it's only available after 9pm and quite pricey. The staffs were very friendly. Most of them understand and speak English enough to have meaningful conversations. There were both Japanese and non-Japanese guests during my stay, and the hotel accommodated us nicely. Overall it was a great experience staying at Anshin Oyado Premier Shinjuku, and I would love to go here again should I have another plan to do another backpack-travel to Tokyo and looking for a cheap-but-good place to stay.