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I came for an evening to Tokyo to meet a friend and I ended up staying here as I missed the last train to Hakone. This is a capsule hotel and a very good one. One can expect some noise and disturbances. However, my criticism is not with the hotel but with the guests. One guest (foreigner) decided that just because he lost his sleep at 4:00am he should wake up the others as well by playing loud music and talking on the phone. Please don't be that guest and respect the others who want a quiet night's rest.
Location is great, really close to Akihabara station. Price was also great. Facility was great. Staff was great. Amenities were great. Capsules were great, and you have some options such as the deluxe capsule (small enclosed room with desk and locker but room does not lock) and buddy capsule (two capsules in small non-lockable room). Locker rooms were on the same floor as capsule and of good size for large suitcases. Bathing room and lounge for men was on B1 and were also great. The only problem is that a single small elevator services the entire 8 floors. It was painful to wait for the elevator. If you get a lower floor, you can use the emergency stairs but I was on the top floor so it was not practical to use the stairs.
Located near the station and 3 minutes from Akihabara this capsule is a simple place to stay if all you need is wifi and a place to rest. Some staff can speak english but some of the male employees can be a little rude at times. The guy who checked me in was very kind and the lady that helped me with extra pillows afterwards were really helpful with anything i needed. The hotel has a public bath and a laundry room with 2 machines so you can wash and dry your cloth without a problem no detergent is required from the guest.
This was a great capsule hotel with a good location, I choose this hotel because of its location and it was my first stay in a capsule hotel. However, the price was a bit more expensive than any other capsule hotel nearby. They bath located on the basement for male was great, and they had free tea and water throughout the day. Everything was clean there, and the staffs were nice and helpful.
We stayed just one night in the capsule hotel - just to tick the list of "done that"! This hotel is very modern, clean and tidy and we were surprised by how roomy the actual capsules were. There is a television and stereo in each capsule (with headphones provided), although we didn't use these. Men and women's sleeping capsules were on separate floors as were the bathrooms and lounge areas. The bathrooms were spacious enough when we stayed, although there were not a lot of guests on the night we stayed and could imagine it may get a little crowded if the hotel was fuller. The lounge/kitchen area had a vending machine, magazines (Japanese predominantly), complementary tea/coffee, microwave, charging points and couches. Pyjamas are provided along with all toiletries. Larger cases need to be stored on the ground floor at reception and you can take a smaller case (airline carry-on luggage size) up to your sleeping floor where there are lockers provided. The one improvement I feel could be made was to have a little extra space in the locker room to organise your gear, to be getting things in and out of your case, as it was pretty cramped in there. Overall it was a great experience and one I'd definitely repeat when I return.
It seems like this particular location is popular with tourist, myself included. I think, sleeping in a capsule is becoming a thing to do while in Japan. I suspect, that being the case, guests are noisier than average. You will hear any talking, coughing, snoring, etc. from your capsule. If you want more privacy, they do offer a PRIVATE capsule room for just $10 more. I would also suggest ear plugs. I thought the hotel itself was nicely done, providing everything needed for an overnight stay. The only complaint I have, is the lack of any hand soap in the toilets on the capsule floor. GROSS.
My fiancé and I stayed at this capsule hotel in April 2018 for 4 nights. The men and women’s floors were separate which we were ok with since we wanted to try a capsule and most are separate. However, other than the small entrance lobby there is no area that we were able to meet up. It would have been nice to have a common lounge. The women’s floors were fairly clean except that the garbage bins in the bathroom were all very small and always full. The women’s capsule floor has a locker room to lock a small suit case and toilets with really tiny sinks and no mirrors (not to mention no soap or paper towels..........) The main shower / sink area and lounge is on a separate floor. This made it quite annoying to get ready or shower. The hotel provides a mesh bag that included pyjamas and toiletries. I used this bag to put everything else that I needed but I kept forgetting items so I ended up bringing my entire suitcase to avoid making multiple trips up and down the floors. On top of that, there is only one elevator, so every time I had to go use the shower or lounge (or if I forgot something) I would have to wait 5-10 minutes for it. I saw a set of stairs but I believe they were marked as emergency exits so I didn’t try them. Another FYI, the bathroom doesn’t have shower stalls, just an open shower / onsen area. So must be comfortable being nude in front of strangers... Unless you bring a swim suit? The worst part of the entire experience would be the other guests that were staying there at the same time. The women would come in at all hours of the night and not be considerate enough to try and arrive quietly. The capsule itself doesn’t have a door, just a roll down blind with plastic anchors that guests would bang every time they opened or closed it. As if that wasn’t enough, the guests would bring their suitcase to the foot of their capsule and organize their suitcases, in the middle of the night! I’m guessing it’s women with early morning flights. I understood the need to since the locker room is too narrow to have a suitcase open, however; I wish they would have taken the time to go to the upstairs lounge instead (which is what I did). Between that, the blinds and the main door opening and closing, I barely got any sleep. So definitely beware if you’re a light sleeper. Or maybe the hotel could take this note and make the blinds quieter and remind guests to be more considerate. My fiancé did not have a noise problem on the men’s side, I think it’s because he’s a heavier sleeper. Overall, it’s a charming capsule hotel with a sweet spa like ambience and I would still recommend it for those who have never tried a capsule before and want the experience. I would recommend staying for one night only. Someone also mentioned that there is a similar capsule down the street with a better layout but I haven’t bothered researching it yet.
Firstly, especially for westerners, capsule hotels are not for everyone. Firstly, you check in. The staff are really helpful and this is one of the few capsule hotels in Tokyo that have staff that speak decent English. The checkin process is pretty straight forward, and they explain some of the rules (females and males on seperate levels, which can be a little awkward for couples), no shoes anywhere but the lobby, keep noise down, where lockers, toilers and bathrooms are etc. When you're ready to head to your room, they give you a key (for your floor and for your shoe locker) which allows you to store your shoes in reception and gives you access to the floors you need. Secondly, the there's only 1 elevator, which can be very busy during checkout time. especially with showers being on different levels. You head to your assigned floor and put your luggage in a locker. If you have anything bigger than a standard size suitcase, you may have trouble fitting it in the locker and will have to keep it in the lobby area. There are toilets on every level, which is great for brushing your teeth, and the regular toilet stuff. Thirdly, You'll probably want to check out your capsule. These ones are pretty comfortable compared to most of the others. Pretty new and modern looking, with a television, lighting and exhaust in each capsule (as well as a slide down divider to give you privacy). And lastly, the showers are all communal. As in you have no privacy. They have the Japanese style sit-down style wash area, as well as normal showers, but they only have dividers and no doors, which to some won't be an issue, but if you're shy, you may have a problem. They also have an onsen-style bath, which is actually really nice after a long day of site seeing. All up, if you're after the capsule experience, this is a great place to do it, but unless you're on an extreme budget, I wouldn't recommend any more than a night here, especially if you've never done this kind of thing before. The surrounding area has plenty of shops, convenience stores and restaurants.
My fiancée and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of March. I enjoyed the stay in the men’s dorm. My fiancée was in the woman’s dorm and did not enjoy it as much. Check in was easy. Friendly staff that speak enough English to complete your check in greet you at the front counter. Your room key is a bracelet with a key and a fob on it. The key is for a shoe locker and the fob gives access to your floor, dorm, personal locker and the lounge (men’s or women’s, no shared lounge) You are asked to take your shoes off and lock them up in shoe sized lockers by the entrance. Slippers will be provided for you. I am size 12 and they were able to get me a larger than normal pair that fit. A very slow elevator will take you to your floor. There is a locker room separate from the sleeping room where you can use your fob to access an assigned locker. The locker is large enough that you can fit a carry-on roller bag or large backpack in it. The room isn’t large enough for you to really organize your stuff however so my fiancée said the other women were bringing their bags into the sleeping area to organize their things causing a lot of noise. This was not an issue for the men’s side. Through the locker room are the toilets. They are individual stalls with sinks in them. The toilets are clean albeit a little cramped and you need to bring your own hand soap. The pods are in a large-ish room stacked 2 tall. In the pod you have a tv, lights, fan, a power outlet, and a USB power outlet. You will also be supplied with basic toiletries, pajama top and bottoms, and a towel. The pod itself is quite roomy. I am 6’3 and my head did not touch the wall nor did my feel touch the curtain while laying down. There is enough room to turn around in it and to sit up. The pod end is closed by a curtain that you pull down. Not exactly “secure” but you are able to leave valuables in the locker if that worries you or sleep with it under your pillow so you would be awoken by an attempt to steal it. The curtain also causes a bit of a noise issue. Since it is just a curtain you can hear everything: snoring, rolling, alarms, texts, etc. If small noises bug you and prevent you from sleeping then maybe you shouldn’t stay at any capsule hotel. The guys I shared my dorm with were very respectful of each other and tried to keep things quiet so that they didn’t interrupt others sleep. My fiancée said this was not the case in the ladies dorm and the other women were making lots of noise at all hours of the night. The lounge area is nice and has a free coffee machine in it though it is in Japanese so I’m still not sure if I had decaf or not. The main drawback is that the lounge is separated by men and women so there was no common lounge for us to hang out and plan the next day unless we wanted to sit in the entrance lobby. The bathing area is very clean. There is a change room with 3 sinks next to the shower room. There are small lockers big enough for you to store your phone or wallet in but aside from that your clothes will go in an open basket on a shelf. The shower situation is one large room with 3 standing showers, 3 stool showers and a hot tub (onsen?). There are no curtains or privacy so you may want to note that if that is an issue for you. Same goes for the women’s showers according to my fiancée. The Glansit was great for what it is but you have to remember that it is a capsule hotel. First and foremost it is a place to shower, sleep, and leave. Don’t expect that much more from it and you won’t be disappointed.
We had planned to stay at a capsule hotel one nite for the experience but ended up cancelling our hotel and stayed another nite at the capsule. It's hard for us to determine a good capsule hotel versus another since this was our first time, but the Glansit Akihabara exceeded our expections. The location is a very short walk to the Akihabara station which was nice. The hotel itself is clean, modern looking, and the front desk was always pleasant and helpful even though they spoke little english. We figured everything out just fine. After checking in, my daughter was on the 8th floor and I was on the 3rd. Men and woman are separated. The mens showers, etc were on the basement floor and woman on the 10th floor. It made for some calculated planning on both our parts when one needed something the other had. It is all very safe nonetheless as I couldn't go to any of the woman' floors or showers and vice versa. Very slick operation. The shower area was nice, nothing fancy, but easy to navigate around with no issues. The capsule itself was big enough for me and was actually one of the more comfortable mattresses and pillows I've slept on. Place was very quiet for the most part. Some folks stroll in late, but really not an issue. Overall the Glansit was very nice, clean, safe and we'd stay there again as it was a good location, service decent and sleeping accommodations good as well. And you can't beat the price. Even with having to pay for two capsules it was still less expensive than a mid-range hotel. Go for it, for at least one nite!
Located in Chiyoda, GLANSIT AKIHABARA COMFORT CAPSULE HOTEL is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Akihabara Electric Town and Ameya-Yokochō. The 120 rooms at this hotel include microwaves, espresso makers, and flat-screen TVs. It's connected to a shopping center in central Tokyo and also close to Ueno Park and Tokyo National Science Museum.
For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
The 120 rooms have an array of amenities, including microwaves, espresso makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, along with 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Housekeeping is available on request.
At GLANSIT AKIHABARA COMFORT CAPSULE HOTEL, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a library. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a water dispenser.