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Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan and Hostel
3-15-1 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-Ku, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan 111-0035

Khaosan is a funky (not in the bad way) hostel-slash-ryokan in the heart of vibey Asakusa. There are dorms, double rooms and family rooms – all at reasonable rates.


It’s a fusion of old Japanese hospitality with modern Tokyo styling – the spacious rooms are brightly coloured and feature quirky decorations. Did we mention it’s a renovated love hotel? That should explain a lot.

Some people (we’re not saying who) like to book a different room each time they pass through Tokyo, in the spirit of seeing them all. Sort of like Pokemon. Except not.

 	Khaosan World Asakusa Hostel

This is the quirkiest of the Khaosan hotels – which is a chain of over 12 branches. In our opinion, this one is the best.

There is a shared kitchen, free wifi, a laundry service, and luggage storage at the hostel. There is also a bar with live music, and a games room, if the surrounding sights aren’t enough for you. If you’re a mellow type, the yoga and prayer room might be up your alley.

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