The only thing I wish I would've paid attention to in the other reviews is the spaciousness (or lack thereof). When I say small, I mean small. My wife is 5'3" and she was able to touch both walls. The hotel was centrally located and the area was safe. It was a 5 minute walk to the train station (both the train to get to the airport and the local train routes). If you are traveling by yourself, it's not going to be bad but put another person in the room and I'm sure it will start to become claustrophobic after a day.
Traveller from Phoenix AZ
Located in Ueno, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Akasaka Biz Tower, National Diet Building, and Tokyo Midtown. Tokyo …More
I got this hotel because of decent price and location by Ueno station, which made it easy to get to/from airport on the Keisai train, and local travel using the Ginza subway line as well as JR loop line around Tokyo. The bed was a little hard and temperature control spotty. I had to communicate with staff about thermostat not working properly, and they made adjustments then. The most annoying detail is the bathroom with having to step over the floor partition at the door, which is worse in the middle of the night when you forget its there and stub your foot. Otherwise it did the job at my budget level and as a single traveler. It was my first time in Japan but I knew the rooms were small. There is a Lawson convenience store 2 min away and a drink vending machine in the lobby. Also the internet wifi did OK. I would go there again, unless for an extended stay.
Traveller from Salt Lake City, UT
Located in Ueno, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Science Museum, and …More
This area offers a glimpse of what life was like before the economic boom of the 1970s and 1980s. Neighboring Asakusa, it is best known for the Ameya-yokocho Arcade, a busy market with interesting stalls. Ueno-koen, a sprawling park with monuments, zoo, pagodas, and a pond, is a must-do. Museums and galleries abound in the area.