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Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa Review

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Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a bookstore, or being surrounded by books all the time?

Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa is a “Bookstore to stay”, and offers you all these experiences. With an interesting concept, this hostel is definitely a great place to stay in Tokyo for book lovers and travelers who are seeking an extraordinary experience.

Here is the review of my stay in Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa. I cover all the necessary information that you need to know about this hostel, and also sharing my experience after staying in this bookworm’s paradise.

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Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa is a “Bookstore to stay”.

 

1. Where is Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa?

Located in the heart of Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan, Book and Bed Hostel is only 3 minutes walk from Asakusa Station Exit 2, and 2 minutes from the famous gate Kaminarimon Asakusa of Sensoji Temple.

Also, if you need to exchange money, foreign exchange office is only 2 minutes from this accommodation. Surrounding this “Bookstore Hostel” are countless restaurants and shops, so you will definitely be able to find delicious Japanese dishes without going too far. If you’re a big fan of Starbucks, there’s one store just next to this building.

  • Address: 2 – Chome Kaminarimon 2 – Chome Taito – Ku, Tokyo 111 – 0034 Pagoda Asakusa 6F
  • Email: [email protected]
Starbucks next to Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa
If you’re a Starbuck-lover, you will love this location!

 

2. How to go from Narita Airport to Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa?

I love how easy it is to get to this Hostel. Most of the international flights arrive at Narita Airport, so I will write a short instruction to help you to get here easier.

There are two options that you can choose:

You can buy the ticket either at the ticket machine or at the Information Stand. I bought mine from the Information Stand and received a small map of the train system in Tokyo, which was really useful.

Warning:

Unless you’re super rich, you should not use a taxi to get from the Airport to Asakusa because it will be really expensive (¥20000 to ¥25000). Click here for my Japan travel budget tips to enjoy the best of Tokyo without getting broke.

 

3. The surrounding area

Here is the surrounding area of this hostel. Asakusa, Tokyo has a nice vibe of traditional Tokyo with shops and street-food stalls along the street.

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Asakusa has a nice traditional vibe of Tokyo.

 

Kaminarimon Asakusa of Sensoji Temple
The famous gate Kaminarimon Asakusa of Sensoji Temple is just 2 minutes walk from Book and Bed Hostel

 

So we arrived at Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa Hostel, let’s get in!

 

4. The entrance

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Here is the entrance of this Bookstore Hostel. It looks mysterious, right? :)

 

You will see an elevator at the end of this path. Then, you just need to press number 6 to get to the hostel. Because the door is always closed, you’ll need to open it.

Let’s say hello to the receptionist! He will introduce you all the necessary information about this hostel.

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He’s really friendly so don’t be afraid to ask him anything :)

 

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If you don’t see the receptionist, you can ring the bell :)

 

5. The decoration

The hostel is divided into two sides. On the left side is a long bookshelf combined with guestrooms, while on the right side are only beds. If you prefer more privacy, I would suggest you choose the right side. You can ask the receptionist for your preference. It’s better to contact them by email first so you can arrange your bed better!

I was assigned the bed on the right side, but I wanted to sleep inside the bookshelf, so I asked for the left side instead.

You can relax and chill in the lobby (common area), which is a long desk in the middle of the hostel.

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The lobby is in the middle of the hostel.

 

6. It’s time to read some books!

There are plenty of books in English and Japanese to choose from. I didn’t ask for books in other languages so I’m not sure if there’s any.

 

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There are several books for you to choose from. It was great that I found a book about Copenhagen – my 2nd home in Denmark.

You can read book everywhere in this hostel (maybe not the restroom though). There are plenty of space that you can enjoy your night and have time with books.

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You can sit outside your bed and read some books :)

 

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How about relaxing on the couch with your books? So comfortable, isn’t it?

 

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If you prefer to sit, the table is here for you. You can read books everywhere in this hostel.

Falling asleep while reading a book, or chilling around the lobby with nice music and environment will help you to relax after a whole day discovering Tokyo.

 

7. Want to have some drinks?

Feel lazy but still want to have some drinks? No worry, Book and Bed Hostel covers it for ya!

If you’re lazy and don’t want to disrupt your reading process, you can order drinks at the bar. You can choose from Coffee and Bagel to drinks with alcohol such as cocktails. The bar is literally next to your bed, so having a drink while reading some books is totally possible!

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Don’t hesitate to order your favorite drink!

 

8. How much is it to stay in Book and Bed Hostel?

You read my review to this point, so I bet you must wonder how much you need to pay for this hostel, right?

Is it super expensive?

Come on. It’s Tokyo. It’s Japan. And it’s a book-concept hostel, so it must be expensive!

 

I’m just kidding! This hostel is affordable and it’s a budget hostel

You can find the price below :)

Beds and price

There are three types of beds that you can choose: Compact, Standard or Double. The price for one night varies based on each type:

  • The Compact type is for 1 person, and only costs ¥ 3,800 ~ $33
  • The Standard type is also for 1 person, and costs ¥ 4,600 ~ $40
  • If you are a couple, you and your partner can choose the  Double size room (¥ 6,800 ~ $60)

You can click here to reserve a bed in this hostel :)

Book and Bed Hostel is for everyone, both solo travelers, and couples!

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Here is the compact bed size :)

Note:

  • Tax is not included in this price, and there are variations on weekends and holidays
  • Payment by cash is not possible so you can only pay by Credit card
  • The check-in time is from 16: 00, and Check-out time is 11:00, but you can leave your bags/ luggage in advance.

 

9. What services are covered with the price?

  • Free bedsheet and cover
  • Usage of shared toilets and shower rooms
  • Free use of Wi-Fi
  • Bed facilities : Book light / Private curtain / Hanger / Private outlet / Slipper / Locker with small dial lock
  • Hair dryer. Note that you cannot use from midnight until 7 am the next morning so it can be a bit inconvenient.
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You can access the toilet and bathroom 24 hours, but can only use the hair dryer from 7 am until midnight.
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It’s always clean :)

 

10. Reservation: How to book a Bed in Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa?

You can click here to reserve a bed in this hostel :)

 

11. My rating for this accommodation: 9.4/10

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    • Location: 10/10 >> I love this location! If you are looking for the best hostel to stay in Tokyo around Asakusa, no place can be better!
    • Price: 9/10 >> The price is a bit high, but since it’s a concept hostel, the price is acceptable.
    • Service: 10/10 >> I love how friendly those staffs are! They’re willing to take pictures for you and give you all the suggestions on how to take the best pictures.
    • Environment: 10/10 >> I love their choice of music, the design, and all the books.
    • Facilities: 8/10 >> I would like it more if I could use hair dryer all the time. The bathroom is a bit small so this is a point that the hostel should improve.

Have a book day!

*The article was updated on May 8th, 2018.

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