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"Focus Kuramae, its a a great place to stay!"
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4 travelers have booked today.
220 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Safety deposit boxes
|Value for money||8.4|
|Nearest airport||Haneda Airport (HND)|
|Distance to airport||17.3 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, FOCUS KURAMAE has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel.
FOCUS KURAMAE does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"I definitely recommend this place!"
November 28, 2019
"Excellent location and comfy bed!"
January 1, 2020
"The place is very new and clean."
November 28, 2019
Built in , FOCUS KURAMAE is a distinct addition to Tokyo and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At FOCUS KURAMAE, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room can be enjoyed here.
Guests can choose from 46 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The property's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. FOCUS KURAMAE is a smart choice for travelers to Tokyo, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
"Thanks to the staff who was very nice."
November 28, 2019
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 3-16 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Focus Kuramae, its a a great place to stay! Clean and relaxing, the staff are lovely! Although its not situated close to the main areas to stay like Shibuya ect its still very easy to get there via the metro. Focus Kuramae felt like home and I would definitely stay there again:)
Thank you very much for staying at our hostel. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We would love to welcome you again on your next trip to Tokyo!
Very nice staff and very clean place”
Thanks to the staff who was very nice. The place is very new and clean. The beds in dormitories are confortable. I definitely recommend this place! And one very convenient point, you have the Asakusa subway line which goes directly from Kuramae to Haneda Airport (If you have a Subway pass, you'll have to pay +300Yen when arriving at Haneda) and it takes about 45min
Thank you for staying at Focus Kuramae. We are very glad that you liked our hostel and staffs so much. We hope to see you again! Focus Kuramae
Cosy, friendly, nice location”
Cute and cosy hostel. Staff were so friendly, lovely place to come back to in the evening. Single room smaller than expected but fine for sleeping in. All new facilities. Super close to metro Karumae Station. Walking distance to Asakusa and Senjo-ji temple. Loved my stay here.
Thank you for staying at FOCUS KURAMAE and taking the time to leave us such a lovely feedback. We are very happy to hear from you and glad you had such a pleasant experience with us. We hope to see you in your next stay with us in Tokyo again. FOCUS KURAMAE
HIPSTER HOSTEL CLOSE TO KURAMAE STATION”
Unfortunately we only had the pleasure to stay there for 5 hours so we can not rate the sleep quality. In general they were very kind to store our luggage from 10:30 until check in at 14:00 which is usually first granted from 15:00. A few people were hanging out in the lobby which is also the breakfast room and reception and kitchen. Everything looked very nice and well designed. The rooms (walled with pressed wood plates) are small but clean - windows can be opened. As in every hostel you have a couple of regulations: Slippers, mask, handwash, gurgle, etc.. There was only one shower cabin on the 3rd floor with shampoo provided. The washroom had three sinks so enough space for the people based on that floor. Fortunately they had an elevator as we arrived with 4 bags. Thanks for the stay and hopefully you stay open for the few travellers left during these times.
Thank you for your review. We are all glad to hear that you really liked our hostel. We look forward to seeing you again and hope you`ll stay overnight next time. Focus Kuramae
Local area near tourist spot, with a small downstairs cafe. Walk to the tourist spots or bicycle. Small shared kitchenette allows light cooking. Friendly staff. Cool cafe has delicious coffee and tea. Sometimes the pleasant smell of hojicha fills the air. Seats at downstairs cafe are not free but worth the price of the coffee. Nonsmoking so the flavor of the coffee can be tasted. Relaxing music.
Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you really liked our hostel and cafe. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Focus Kuramae
Pro and cons”
The double room I rented is small but cozy and the access to shower room and toilet is just beside the entry door. The staff can speak and understand english language. t Toilets and shower room clean and well maintained. I think you need to set a rule for not using washing machine at 00:00 and you need to provide more main dish beside curry.
Thank you for staying at Focus Kuramae. We are very glad that you liked our hostel. Also, We'll think about that we would make the rule of washing machine's usage time. Thank you for your review. Focus Kuramae
Casual Cool ”
Relaxing quiet place with a cool chill music cafe below. Staff is friendly, helpful, and can speak English. Located near the metro with easy access to the airport, it’sa short bicycle or walk away is a bustling tourist area. Arrive at the hostel and chill. Very few drawbacks. It’s very clean (thorough daily cleaning) in the main sections despite dust in corners (?weekly/monthly special cleaning). Although a couple people might not realize they need to not only keep the conversation down in the sleeping space but also need to be careful with door slamming or crinkling paper in the dorm space, most of the guests are aware that they are in shared space so a restful sleep is usually possible. Have a simple breakfast in the morning with a uniquely delicious potato salad. Enjoy various flavorful coffees and chai while refreshing from the days journey or tour, do teleworking, read a book, watch the video film, or chat with friends. It’s a modest hostel but comfortable cozy and well located.
Thank you for your review again. We are very glad you really liked our lounge atmosphere and breakfast, drinks. About dust in corners, We'll clean it up and be careful not to gather them. We'll also keep our eye on and take care about some guests who do things which they are not supposed to in a dormitory room. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Focus Kuramae
Everything is great except for the non-existence of bidet on the 1st floor and 5th floor”
The stay would've been perfect if there were bidets on toilets. I was expecting it! Since the place looked cozy, I didn't bother to look into the presence of bidets. I think the hostel should add them as most hostels in Japan had it installed already. On the other hand, I think the hostel's pretty great overall! Great location! It is surrounded by so many stations and train lines. There's even a station nearby on a walking distance with a direct airport access. The staff was super nice. The vibe was really cool. The beds were comfortable.
Thank you for staying at FOCUS KURAMAE and taking the time to leave us your lovely feedback. We are very happy to hear from you and glad you had such a pleasant experience with us. However, we are sorry about the uninstalled bidets on the toilets. Actually, all staff here wanted it but apparently was no budget to install them. Anyways thank you again for your comments and we look forward to welcome you again in Tokyo! FOCUS KURAMAE
Very nice with small kitchen and table space. People are normally careful about loud voices at night (signs request keeping voices down, thankful,y) BUT sometimes someone is NOT careful in the middle of the night or early morning with door slamming or shutting loudly. It makes a huge difference in a good sleep. Sadly there are no signs for this or cushioning on the door. This aspect of the facilities is a problem. People need signs to remind them and some cushioning is needed on the doors and maybe a sound buffer on the bottom of the door (a rolled up towels or clothes can help buffer the door banging. Apparently people late at night or early morning don’t realize what they are doing. On days when this doesn’t happen, the hostel allows good comfortable sleep. It’s a lovely space and near the historic district.
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you liked our facilities and sorry about some inconvenience. We`ll take measure about it. We look forward to seeing you again. Focus Kuramae
I recommend this hostel to everyone, the staff is super friendly and helpful. Rooms are always clean and the bed is comfortable!
Thank you for staying at our hostel. We are very glad to hear that you really liked the staff here and how comfortable the bed was. We are really looking forward to seeing you again! Focus Kuramae
Cool Modern Hostel”
The hostel was really modern and had a cool feel to it. The staff were friendly and it felt secure. The only downside was the mattress in the double room we had, it was tired and sunk in the middle so not the most comfortable.
Thank you for staying at FOCUS KURAMAE. We are very happy to hear from you and glad you had such a wonderful stay with us. However, we are sorry about the mattress problem you had to deal with. We will consider renewing those mattresses. Thank you again for your review and hope to see you in your next visit. FOCUS KURAMAE
The hostel is near to the subway station and the places around are quiet. The bar& restaurant downstairs always smells good when I pass through to go upstairs but unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to order food or drink. Hope next time when I come, I will try. The hostel is great, you should book and stay here. If they provide any breakfast, that will be better.
Thank you very much for staying at our hostel and for taking your time to write a lovely feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We provide breakfast for 400yens and coffee for 300yens in the morning. We are sorry if you were not introduced the options.We hope to see you again.
Cozy Place with Cafe”
Superb location, a short walk from tourist district but not right in the noise of it. It’s very comfortable for a simple hostel and except for some dust spots, very clean., There’s a small shared kitchenette but it’s adequate. You will need to pay to use the cafe side or get some curry but it’s worth it.
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with our hostel and a curry. We look forward to seeing you again! Focus Kuramae
Private Rooms do NOT have private shower”
As some other reviewers pointed out, private rooms do not come with private shower/bath. The “shower/bath” sign is misleading (mot just for me but other reviewers who made similar comments) but it simply means “shared” shower/bath. There was only one female toilet on the floor, which I couldn’t use since someone didn’t properly flush the toilet in the morning. There were only two shower rooms on the floor. Single rooms are really tiny, even compared to other Japan-standard single rooms, so I did not find the room worth for its price. I'd suggest paying a little more but staying at a bigger room. Some said they liked the wood smell, but I thought it was a bit too much. And while the room was tiny, it was quite dusty. Dormitory rooms might be OK but private rooms don’t really worth the money.
Thank you for staying at Focus Kuramae. We have private rooms which are minimum and cheap since it's hostel here. Though most of our guests are satisfied with the cleanliness of rooms, We'll continue to care about it. Thank you for your review! Focus Kuramae
Excellent location and comfy bed!
Thank you for your review. We glad to hear that and look forward to seeing you again! Focus Kuramae
Staffs are very friendly!
Thank you for staying at Focus Kuramae. We are always like to communicate with our guests. We hope to see you again! Focus Kuramae
Relax and Chill”
Comfortable relaxed space with a cafe. Staff are cheerful and helpful.
Thank you for your review. We are really glad to hear that you stayed comfortably here. We look forward to seeing you again! Focus Kuramae
If you are a remote worker, don't come here”
Highly not recommend. The staffs here are so unfriendly. If you arrived here earlier, then you can't stay here before checking in, even just staying in lobby is not allowed. Moreover, if you want to leave your heavy luggages here before you can check in, since they forbid you from staying there, you have to pay for extra 200 yen for leaving your luggages here. If you are remote worker, then here definitely is not a place for you. I was expelled as soon as I sat down. No one is allowed to use the common space which is the only place with tables. In addition, even though they imposed some rules during coronavirus pandemics for safety reasons, they didn't follow their own rules really well, and they provide a really crowded room, because they don't really care what will happen on you.
Thank you for your review and We are so sorry about that you were`nt satisfied with our service. Now It`s OK to stay at lounge until your checking in time(If it`s lunch time. we need to keep some seats for cafe but still there are some spaces.) It was a special occation because of corona virus, so sorry for unconvenient. Thank you for staying at our hostel. Focus Kuramae
Mon copain et moi avons dormi seulement deux nuits à cette auberge. Cela dit, notre séjour a été très agréable. D'abord, la chambre et les pièces communes étaient très propres, voire même très « design ». L'accueil était également excessivement agréable. La localisation s'est avérée aussi parfaite pour nous, puisqu'elle nous permettait de nous rendre à l'aéroport (Narita) via un seul train, situé à quelques mètres de l'auberge. Le seul bémol : il y a très peu de douches. Par exemple, sur le 4e étage, il n'y en avait qu'une seule à partager. De plus, tout comme dans plusieurs auberges au Japon, le coût des serviettes et des cafés était notamment assez dispendieux. Somme toute, je recommande cette auberge sans hésiter!
Thank you for staying at Focus Kuramae. Transportation is great around our hostel as you said. We are also very glad that you recommended here. We hope to see you again! Focus Kuramae