Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from South Korea

If all you need is a bed to crash in.

Posted Sep 11, 2014
Pros: The bed was surprisingly comfortable. I have been used to stiff mattresses in Asia and this was firm but had give in it too.
Cons: The color scheme - everything is brown...
Location: Plenty of places to eat, JR station, Metro Lines. Shinjuku is 10 minutes away by train.
The room was very clean and provided shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razor, comb, toothbrush, and toothpaste. And not the tiny one use shampoos but full pump bottles. There is not much to the room besides the bed and the bathroom, but for the price and location it's fine. It's sort of located just off of the street in an alley...so if that bugs you this isn't the place for you. But there are metro and JR stations within a few minutes walk plus lots of places to eat. If you're really trying to be cheap, there are lots of convenience stores nearby for you to buy quick food instead of going to restaurants. Staff I encountered spoke English relatively well and were able to explain rules of the hotel and give me easy to understand directions one morning. TIP: if you don't speak Japanese, have have the hotel staff write out the name and address of the hotel in Japanese on a piece of paper to show to a taxi driver if you need a ride back one night and don't feel up to navigating the train networks of Tokyo.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Zac from Brisbane

Get among the back alley bars of Ikebukuro

Posted Apr 16, 2014
I needed a budget hotel in Ikebukuro (west side) and couldn't be happier with choosing Star Plaza. The staff were great, the room was simple but clean and exactly what I wanted. The breakfasts were a nice bonus. Thanks to all st the Star Plaza!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

good deal

Posted Apr 8, 2014
there was a fair amount of things about this hotel i could nitpick about but overall the price was good, the location was good, the staff were helpful, and the room was clean. I would stay here again. Perhaps the biggest downside is the area might seem a little seedy to some at night. a lot of "girl's bar's" in the area and love hotels. The first night when i was trying to find the place, i was offered the services of prostitutes 3 times within the space of 10 minutes.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Klara from SG

Near to station exit but sleazy surrounding.

Posted Apr 6, 2014
Pros: Breakfast provided. Good amenities. Friendly staff. Near to station exit.
Location: Bars around. Near to station exit of Echiko, an underground shopping.
Near to station but difficult to locate at first. Lots of bars around but still safe. Comfortable stay. Friendly staff and quiet environment.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

pretty nice

Posted Mar 31, 2014
Its slightly bigger than the avg Japanese hotel and close to the train station. The hotel staff was great and free breakfast was decent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A traveller from SG

Great location and excellent staffs

Posted Oct 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel is very easy to find which is located just 5 minutes away from the C6 exit. Had to ask the staff for the wifi password which is a little annoying but the staffs are very polite and friendly and the wifi is working just fine.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

No frills. Recommended.

Posted Aug 9, 2013
No frills hotel. That said, extremely well-kept, and very clean. Rooms are small, even by Japanese standards, but that said, it is extremely affordable. Location is extremely accessible, and that are many quaint food shops around to explore. Definitely a recommended place, especially for the budget conscious.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Glad from Singapore

Great location & near JR

Posted Aug 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was just 5mins from JR Ikebukuro, West Exit.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by R from USA

Good but not without flaws

Posted May 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Had to ask front desk for wifi password, and even then it never worked correctly (connection kept timing out) -- and I wasn't confident in my Japanese or their English to get it sorted out. Wired internet worked, but had to buy a short cable at the local electronics store. Pillows a bit flat and scrunchy too. Otherwise no big qualms; decent affordable stay.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to train station

Posted May 11, 2013
Pros: Very close to the train station (less than 5 minute walk) and in the middle of everything. Staff is extremely helpful and courteous.
Cons: The wifi. Kept going out after 20 minutes or so. Had to have them keep resetting it.
Location: Train station is within 5 min walk away, and many restaurants and convenience stores all around.
Nice hotel and very friendly staff. English is extremely limited, so be prepared. Only major hang up is the wifi. Hotel has wifi, but it kept going out, and you have to notify the staff every time for them to reset it.