7.7
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7.3

Very good

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Very good location - 210 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Iriya Asagao Matsuri 350 m
Iriya Subway Station 360 m
Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri 370 m
Catholic Church Ueno 380 m
Shotaro Ikenami Memorial 400 m
Hosho-ji Temple 460 m
Kappa Kawataro Statue 500 m
Ono Terusaki Shrine 510 m
Asakusa Samurai Kart 530 m
Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai) 620 m
Nearby landmarks
Ueno Park 1.03 km
Sensoji Temple 1.08 km
Asakusa 1.16 km
Tokyo Skytree 2.45 km
Ginza 5.37 km
Tokyo Tower 7.48 km
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 7.66 km
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building observation room 8.99 km
Meiji Jingu 9.01 km
Shibuya Crossing 10.01 km
HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA

"Reasonable price and quite nice services than expected(such as free towel resupplying)."

YONGMIN - December 24, 2018

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HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA

2-20-2, Kitaueno, Taito-ku, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan, 110-0014 - See map
  • 350 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

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Value for money8.1
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportHaneda Airport (HND)
Distance to airport18.7 km

Rooms available at HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA

1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 bunk beds
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Economy Twin Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior 4 Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Standard Other - Non-Smoking
Standard Other - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Standard Twin - Non-Smoking
Standard Twin - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Deluxe Other - Non-Smoking
Deluxe Other - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA?

Check-in is from 04:00 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.

How do I get to HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA has a car park that's close to the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA?

HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Nice staffs, convenient location, comfortable and quiet environment."

    Ying

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    April 10, 2018

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Location

    "The place is quite accessible and so close to a metro line station."

    HELEN

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    November 22, 2019

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Bathroom

    "Common room, shower room and toilet is very clean Cons"

    Alina

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    December 8, 2019

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7.7
Very good
1,422 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.2
Location
7.3
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More about HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA

Ideal for fun and relaxation, HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA is located in the Ueno area of Tokyo. The property lies from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the property provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the property offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, laundromat, Wi-Fi in public areas.

All guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many even provide slippers, linens, smoking policy – non-smoking available, air conditioning, shared bathroom to please the most discerning guest. The property's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Tokyo.

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10.0
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"The place too is very clean and neat with several bathrooms."

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February 22, 2020

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
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Restaurants on site

Pizzeria SANTA Fe
Cuisine:Pizza
Menu:Buffet

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Reviews of HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA from real guests

Overall rating
7.7
Very good
From 1422 reviews
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7.9Service
7.8Cleanliness
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Location7.3
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9.6
Exceptional
Samantha from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Wonderful hostel in mid-Tokyo with very nice staff”

I stayed at Waqwaq for the second time now and I still really like it. It's in Ueno, 10-15 minute walk away from various stations, 20 minute walk to Asakusa. I stayed for approximately 2 weeks and I don't regret it. Compared to other hostels it's very affordable. You can use the shower for free, as well as the kitchen (the fridge is a bit too small for all the guests, would recommend to get a slightly bigger one as it was always proper full) and you get towels and bed sheets for free as well. The staff is really friendly, they are always very helpful, kind and fun to be around! There is also a community space, but compared to the 2nd floor ( which belongs to the restaurant, but was used as the community space some time ago), its pretty inconvenient, because it's really small and due to guests sleeping on the same floor you're not able to stay there after 11pm. All in all I'd recommend everyone to stay there as well.

Reviewed March 27, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Ying from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Really better than my expectation.”

Nice staffs, convenient location, comfortable and quiet environment. It’s the first time I went to Japan, and next time I come to Tokyo I will choose WAQWAQ again.

Reviewed April 10, 2018

Thank you for staying here and good review! Hope to see you again! sato

Responded June 28, 2018
HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA
10.0
Exceptional
KIBIN from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

the only problem: No Keylock”

I had to store my things in or below bed. It has place for suitcase anyway. Everything else is Fine. flush bed, thick towel, the atmosphere, free earplug, shower booth,.. all above average. Little far from JR UENO,for tired evening. Metro Ginza line is near, with on the way matsuya, good for breakfast.

Reviewed May 23, 2018

Thank you for staying here! your bed is mixed dormitory so we dont have any keys.. If you need any help, please ask our staff!

Responded June 28, 2018
HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA
6.4
Good
Genevieve from United States
Group
Economy Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Private room not worth it”

It's a cute hostel and there's a lot to be said about it, but we stayed three nights and it was the least favorite hostel of my trip. We wanted a private room but it was absolutely tiny and featureless (no individual reading lights, nowhere to sit or relax, almost nowhere for luggage- a real fire hazard). The beds were least comfortable, the sheets were scratchiest. Our ceiling and one wall had a gap so light and noise from the hallway came in. But there's free coffee in the mornings and the lounge area is nice, we got 500Y each to spend at the restaurant (no catch) and it's in a pleasant neighborhood, not too far from Asakusa or Ueno. It's still a decent place to stay but I think the dorm rooms are probably more comfortable than the private room.

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Thank you for staying here! Our room is a bit tiny but we try to make our guests comfortable. If you need any help, please ask our staff! sato

Responded June 28, 2018
HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA
9.6
Exceptional
Long from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Recommend to backpack travellers”

Location is a bit far from the station, yet there are plenty of restaurants nearby even opening at midnight. The hostel is a bit small and you have to go to another floor for bathing and eating which is the only issue yet no big deal.

Reviewed December 28, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Takuya from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Clean and cheap”

This hostel is brand new so pretty clean. It takes 10 minutes from JR station. Free coffee, slippers, towel and can get a discount ticket for the Italian restaurant on ground floor. The room is bit small.

Reviewed February 14, 2018
7.2
Very good
Ignatius from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Very good”

+ the price is okay they let you put your bag before check in and after check out subway is 5-10 minutes of walking they have halal pizzaria and prayer room the bathrooms and powder room are great there's microwave and refrigerator, but bring your own kitchen utensils you can smoke outside at the first floor there's an Aeon minimarket near the hostel, it's the only one I've seen in Japan. but it's not open 24 hour. - no private locker bed is quite small if you're easily disturbed it's not the best place to get some rest

Reviewed December 01, 2019
6.0
Teng from Macau
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Not recommend to JR pass users”

Almost 15mins walk from Ueno station, really tiring if you carry large luggage. 24hr restaurants and shops are located far away from this hostel (just a few convenient stores and vending machines nearby). No staff at the front desk after 11pm. Room is small.

Reviewed October 10, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Senthil from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Exceptional”

Great accommodations for an affordable price, very good value. Location is pretty close to things to do and train stations. Only cons are that there isn't really a common area to hangout in or a kitchen, also the staff is not at the desk that often so can't really ask them for recommendations or advice.

Reviewed November 22, 2019
6.8
Good
Cassie from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Great pizza! Remote location”

Cute place with really good pizza! Location close to museums but far from Shinjuku/ Shibuya so wouldn’t recommend staying here for the whole of your Tokyo trip.

Reviewed June 25, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Stevy from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Economy Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Near station and good place”

Near station and good place. This hostel have pizza for dinner time. Unique hostels and big doll in the lift.

Reviewed February 09, 2019
7.6
Very good
Alina from Japan
Group
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

A good place to stay”

Pros 1) Near to 7Eleven 2) Nice interior and exterior design 3) Still able to check-in after 11pm without extra charges (did inform beforehand) 4) Common room, shower room and toilet is very clean Cons 1) Not full wall barriers next to each rooms so some people may get disturb by noises 2) It's a bit far if you choose to walk from the train station to the hotel 3) Some of the things are broken without fix before accepting new customers which is dangerous (eg: stairs beside the bed is not in fixed position because the screw came off).

Reviewed December 08, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
David from Slovakia
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Very nice hostel”

I have enjoyed my stay here. Haruka was always funny lol. Place is clean and provide you towels. Beds are comfortable. I would recommend this place.

Reviewed October 05, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
ervina from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Exceptional”

I had an issue with my bed location in the room not because of the hotel's fault but fellow rude guests. However, the cleaning staff was really helpful and relayed the message to the manager. It was immediately resolved and I was very pleased. The place too is very clean and neat with several bathrooms.

Reviewed February 22, 2020
7.2
Very good
tarne from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Should concern about noise control. ”

I would say that this really upset me as the noise control system here is really poor. All the stuffs in the facility are way too dense together that you could here most of the disturbing noise. A walk on the corridor in the middle of the night can really wake people up(1am-4am) Therefor it's impossible for me to recommend this to anyone that needs a real rest when they come to Japan. Unless the situation improves.

Reviewed June 30, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Nandini from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Nice but...”

I stayed at female dorm. everything was fine, until the night with full guest. My floor and beside my room is family room which is kinda disturbing because the talk so loud. The room not completely close, I mean in the partition of each room, there is a little gap at the top, so we can hear clearly the sound from another room.

Reviewed April 30, 2018

Thank you for staying here! In case its so loud, our staff will tell them. And we have free year plugs at the front desk. Hope to see you again!

Responded June 28, 2018
HOSTEL WAQWAQ TOKYO UENO ASAKUSA
7.2
Very good
HELEN from Philippines
Group
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

Super Affordable!!”

The place is quite accessible and so close to a metro line station. However, if you're not a person who have the same physique as Frodo then the space of this inn is not for you as the place can be quite small. The other bummer to the place is the noise. There can be some guest that were not so considerate towards the comfort of others. My partner in this trip wasn't able to sleep until 3 am in the morning as the new guest who checked in were very noisy. I also woke up early because of the noises of the same group which is a big discomfort for the last day of our stay. I hope the management would improve on managing this kind disturbance to the place. They have a common room thus talking loudly to the sleeping quarters should highly be prohibited and the management should implement this standard strictly. I've been to a much cheaper inn all over Japan and they all have exceeded our expectations towards the facility. I hope this place will improve for the better.

Reviewed November 22, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
mjaelight
Group
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

great location”

great location, clean, friendly stuff, amazing pizza (in ground floor)

Reviewed April 26, 2019
7.2
Very good
Devira from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Good value but where was the staff? ”

I stayed for 1 night. Everything was clean and facility was ok, but I couldnt find the lobby staff at the morning and at the afternoon. They just trusted you to put your own luggage and to do self check out. So I felt a little bit strange. Another benefit is they provide a praying space for muslim traveler.

Reviewed September 12, 2019
7.6
Very good
YONGMIN from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Lots of things are changed. Still reasonable place.”

Not that far from the JR station and quite nice position for sightseeing. Reasonable price and quite nice services than expected(such as free towel resupplying). Recommended.

Reviewed December 24, 2018
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