Ratings based on 58 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
buffet should be part of the selling point ...Posted May 24, 2013
I am not sure if the hotel is interested in providing breakfast buffet since 1) I purcharsed breakfast ticket since I saw the ad (and also the hotel clerk did not care to ask/offer) and 2) a table was cleared very quickly by the time I returned to the table w/a new plate of items that I did not try the first time round.
Recommendedby gARY from Happy Valley, Or
GOOD AREAPosted May 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
great entertainment area close to lots of shops , restaurants and the trains.tight quarters for 3 adults but comfortable.
for Everyoneby Steph from Osaka
Not recommendablePosted Apr 22, 2013
Cons: All the quality
Location: Is ok
Just too expensive for the quality And the towel dust is terrible
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby SF Travellers from San Francisco
Adequate for one nightPosted Apr 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel is 5 mins from Ikebukuro station (where you can get the train to Narita airport) but it is on a small side street that can be hard to find. We spent Saturday night there and it was a lively neighborhood with clubs, pachinko parlors, restaurants and loads of shopping to do. Lots of young people hang out and party... until 5 am! Not a good location if you are planning to catch a flight from Haneda airport. Hotel itself is rather scuzzy on the public levels, staff not too friendly nor spoke much English. I think they cater to a Japanese clientele. Room was small but clean. Air conditioning barely worked. Toilet and shower in a cubicle of about 4x4!I think there are better hotels for the price.
Recommendedby N Loh
Close to station, restaurants and shoppingPosted Jan 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Basic level of service. Staff was polite but not overtly friendly. Great location. The hotel was close to all amenities - transport, restaurants, shopping and convenience store on the ground floor .
Right next to Tokyo's 2nd AkihabaraPosted Jan 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
Right next to North Exit A-2 (cross under the walkway right after leaving the exit) or north of the Central Exit. 2 minute walk. Also, right next to Tokyo's 2nd Akihabara and Sunshine City in Ikebukuro. Great location. Helpful staff, held my bags for a bit after checkout so I could wander around the area before leaving for the airport. Even had an opening for a reasonable price on New Year's Eve. Highly recommended!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Next to the Ikebukuro StationPosted Dec 17, 2012
Easy to access from Ikebukuro Station. Not a luxury Hotel, but OK to stay for the night.
Good location, great price!Posted Jul 2, 2012 on Hotels.com
Awesome spot for an incredibly low price (compared to most Tokyo hotels) but just remember this is definitely still a hotel in Tokyo, its very small. Who cares though, you should be out in the city most of the time!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Iowa
Dai Ichi Inn Ikebukuro: Solid Quality BargainPosted Nov 8, 2010 on Hotels.com
This hotel pops out at you for a reasonable price per night in Tokyo and you think: something must be wrong. Well if there is something wrong, I couldn't find it. Other than: the hotel was a little difficult to locate my first night there, but I don't speak Japanese and I didn't have a map. It took asking several people and luckily coming out of the train station on the right side. This is an urban neighborhood, but it doesn't seem particularly dangerous. And it is convenient for going anywhere in Tokyo. The Ikebukuro station is part of the Yamanote line, the circular train line that allows you to go anywhere in Tokyo. Buy tickets at the JR line ticket machines. The hotel itself is clean and pleasant enough. Ample hot water in the bathroom. Smallish room but comfortable. I had a western style toilet. I had friends staying at the Keio Plaza in Shinjuku and to compare; they were paying 3x what I was per night. But, they had a very fancy, luxury hotel lobby, accompanied by overpriced hotel restaurants and bars, and a nicer location in the skyscraper district of Shinjuku. So, if that's important then this isn't the hotel for you. There was one staff member I could count on for solid English skills, but everyone was helpful. A Japanese phrase book goes a long way, if not always literally helpful, a phrasebook shows you are trying. I think the staff appreciated it, even when the only phrase I could come up with was "I would like to change money." and "Super". This is a bargain hotel not near any beautiful parks or architectural masterpieces. But, it's clean, pleasant and conveniently located next to the train station. Some reviewers complained about train noise, but I found jet lag to be a much greater impediment to normal sleep. If you are coming from the states, I think your jet lag will trump any train noise and you will find yourself waking up very early in the morning regardless. Obviously, for Asian and Australian travelers jet lag isn't an issue and then maybe the train noise becomes more of an issue, but for me, it wasn't. So, here are directions from the Ikebukuro train station. If you are traveling by train, exit the Ikebukuro train station through the Seibu department store exits. All exits are marked on yellow signs. Getting the exit right is important. As you come out of the train station, there is a Bic Camera store on your left. Walk past that until you see a McDonald's. Turn left at the side street before the McDonald's then follow the road as it veers right. You should run straight into the hotel.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from sOCORRO, NM
Posted Nov 2, 2010 on Hotels.com