Ikebukuro (Shiinamachi) 3F301-room2

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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It's located less than 2 min from Shiinamachi station and around 15 min walking from Ikebukuro station, which is one of the main terminals in Tokyo!
We are able to speak 7 languages:
English,French,Spanish,Italian,Russian,Ukrainian and Japanese.

The space

(Shiinamachi3-2) Mixed gender share house

The place it’s in a walking distance from Ikebukuro station (West exit), one of the biggest terminal stations in Tokyo. It takes around 15~20 minutes walking, so it’s good exercise :)
To Mejiro station it will take around 10 minutes walking. Closer to the flat there is Shiinamachi station, just 2 minutes away.

On neighborhood, a lot of nice bars, restaurants and super markets etc. Also, it’s a walking distance to Ikebukuro station (20 minutes). You do not have to worry about the last train;)

Since there is only three rooms, you can stay in a relaxed feeling and atmosphere. The owner, a married couple, of the building who speaks English is living on 7th floor of the same building. You can ask her/him any time if you are in trouble. The entrance is automatic –lock system with 24/7 recording video cameras, so security is also good.

【Common equipment】
Living / Dining, Common kitchen (Refrigerator, Microwave, Oven toaster, Rice cooker, Dishes), Hair dryer, Iron, ironing board, Washing machine (free), Bathroom (a shower room), Laundry. Bath and toilet are separated.
【Room equipment】
Mirror, Comfortable desk, Desk lamp, Chair, Bookshelf, Clothes pole, Carpet, AC, Room Key lock, Bed, Futon and Linen (pillow, sheets, mattress).

Everything necessary for your Tokyo life is available:
Convenience store 2 min.
Traditional Japanese shopping mall 3 min.
100 yen shop 3 min.
“Summit” Supermarket 3 min.
Drug Store 2 min.

Ikebukuro is one of the most convenient stations to go anywhere in central Tokyo. There you can get three Tokyo Metro Lines, different Seibu and Tobu trains, and also the JR Yamanote, which is the main line in Tokyo. From Ikebukuro you can go anywhere in little time!
Time distance to main stations (by train)
Ikebukuro Station (JR Yamanote Line):
Shinjuku (9 min.)
Shibuya (15 min.)
Ueno (16 min.)
Nippori (11 min.)

Shiinamachi station (Seibu Ikebukuro Line):
Ikebukuro (2min.)
Nerima (6min.)

【Meet locals and foreigners】
There is a bar near our office called SPEAKEASY, where many foreigners and Japanese people come together every night to have a nice conversation. A great chance to meet people!

【How to get our place】
From Narita Airport.
The most comfortable way of travel between Narita Airport and our office is take Keisei skyliner from Narita Airport to Nippori station (about 40min 2,400 yen) and transfer to JR Yamanote line to arrive to Otsuka station.
Alternatively, you can take the Limited Express train from Narita until Nippori station (about 70min 1000yen) and then transfer to JR Yamanote line to arrive to Otsuka station.

From Haneda Airport.
The most comfortable way of travel between Haneda Airport and our office is take Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho station (about 20min 490 yen) and transfer to JR Yamanote line to arrive to Otsuka station.
Alternatively, you can take the Keikyu Airport line from Haneda until Shinagawa station (about 14min 410yen) and then transfer to JR Yamanote line to arrive to Otsuka station.

Guest access

Please come to our office first and not directly to your room. We will give you the keys, information about your everyday life in Tokyo and guide you to your room.

Interaction with guests

Everyone is very friendly. You will interact with people coming from all over the world, Japanese, American, French,.... Some stay for a long time, other for a week or a month. We make our best to make everyone happy in their new home.

Other things to note

In this room we accept up to one extra guest. So if you are two people we will charge extra 2.000 yen / night or 20.000 yen /month.
※ For the initial set up for such as bringing a Futon and Linen (pillow, sheets, mattress) for the additional guest, we charge extra 4000 yen only one time in case you want us to carry everything to the flat. However, if you're happy to do it yourself, then we won't charge you anything extra :)

Check In time is always from 4PM. If you arrive earlier you can leave your luggage at our office, for free:)
Check Out time is at 10AM. You can leave the keys at our office or at our office's mailbox.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people $25 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $63 NZD
Security Deposit $376 NZD
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

1. Smoking is NOT allowed inside the property. Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. Pets are NOT allowed.
3. Noise: Keep in mind that the house is located at the residential area. Try to keep the noise down after 10pm.
4. The owners are not responsible for any accidents and the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest.
5. Keep insects out of house. To do this, shut all the windows or use the net windows, and do not leave kitchen garbage in the room when you go out.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

31 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

Check In
Crystal User Profile
January 2016
The check-in procedure was easy and fast! The check-in office is a station before where one is supposed to get off to get to the apartment (It is in Otsuka, whereas the station one gets off to the apartment is Ikebukuro). The apartment is small, clean, and very nice. The room itself is ideal for a person who doesn't require a whole lot of space for their trip! The room comes equipped with a small desk, bed, a very easy to use air conditioner / heater, a nice large closet with sliding door, and a small glass door that leads out to a small terrace. The walls are thin, and the apartment is right next to a somewhat busy road. At night, one can hear everything that goes on outside (i.e from police cars to cyclists to hearing other peoples' conversations). The apartment is very close to a 7-11 convenience store and a LAWSON store as well. It is situated near Shiinamachi Station, a station that connects you to the major Ikebukuro Station. The wi-fi is okay; it's not super fast but it works for what you need (i.e phone / tablet usage). Overall this private room / apartment is perfect for short stays in Tokyo!
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Thank you for sharing your experience! We would be very happy to see you again in Tokyo!
January 2016

Meri-Maaria User Profile
December 2014
I am very happy I stayed in this place and can definitely recommend it for others. The place was exactly what I had wanted and expected. The host was very friendly and answered my questions promptly, helping me to find my way in Tokyo. The apartment is close to the Ikebukuro station, which was also very convenient! The room was simple and nice and it was nice to stay in the same place with other travelers.

Emily User Profile
October 2014
Really convenient location - I enjoy walking so I could walk to Ikebukuro in about 12 minutes. The listing was technically accurate, but it didn't mention that the house is right next to the Yamate-dori, a really big and LOUD road - even at 3am. Maybe something I would have wanted to take into consideration before booking! The kitchen was well-equipped, though I personally was suffering from the lack of an oven a bit (can't really roast things in a microwave), and the bed was SO COMFY! No hard futons here! The rooms were semi-soundproof, though my Room 1 housemate and I both used (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) a lot and could hear quite a bit between the walls. Room 3 seems to be completely soundproof/private in this regard though. Every time I went to the Tokyo Stay office in Otsuka, I was asked if everything was okay there, how the house was etc... I was definitely made to feel welcome to mention anything! Thank you for everything, Tokyo Stay :)

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We are 7 people from different nationalities that started AirBnB (Germany, France, Ukraine, Spain and Japan) , providing affordable accommodations, appropriate service and a warm welcome to tourists coming to Tokyo.
The location is our strongest appealing point. You can easily go anywhere since all the accommodations are within a 5 minute walk from the stations. For most of the places, the nearest station is JR Otsuka station, which serves the circular line JR Yamanote, the main and most used line in Tokyo. You can easily and quickly go to places such as:

Ikebukuro (2min)
Nippori (10min)
Shinjuku (11 min)
Ueno (13min)
Harajuku (15min)
Shibuya (17min)
Akihabara (18min)
Tokyo (22min)

The rooms are comfortable and fully equipped with all the utensils you need (microwave, oven, dishes, cutlery, fridge, toaster, water boiler, hair dryer, etc.).

The daily rent for guesthouse rooms (You have your own room, share kitchen and shower room with other tourists or locals) are three thousand nine hundred yen to four thousand eight hundred yen.
Private apartments are ranging from 6.000yen to 10.000yen.

We also have monthly prices, they are ranging from fifty five thousand yen to a hundred fifty seven thousand yen/month.
All our prices include utility fees (water, electricity, gas, etc.) and free WiFi.

Otsuka is an old Geisha district (If you are lucky, you can see them!) with a rich food culture in the neighborhood such as Sushi, Ramen, Soba, Sashimi, Yakisoba, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and much more. Also, you can buy food from all over the world (Italian, Chinese, Thai, Halal food etc). There are several supermarkets that are open till midnight, and many 24/7 restaurants, bars and Izakaya. You will never feel hungry in this town.

Check In is from 4 pm and until midnight. The Check Out time is always at 10 am. Please come to our office first, which is located only 30 seconds from JR Otsuka station’s North Exit. We will guide you to the property and explain about our recommendations on our way, then how all the appliances and remotes work in the flat.

If people arrive in Otsuka after 6pm, please go to the bar SPEAKEASY(we will make the arrangement with you via mail), you can get a map to your accommodation and the keys there.

Finally, if you want to get along with locals and other international people traveling or currently living in Tokyo, we invite you to visit our international bar SPEAK EASY, which is located just in front of JR Otsuka station’s North Exit too (taking only 10 seconds from the office!). It’s the best place to meet up with English-speaking japanese people and internationals. It’s a small bar but very cozy and welcoming, ideal to have a few drinks, socialize with cool locals, and make new friends! All our tenants get a free drink ticket when they Check In. Of course, people from our team are often going there as well!
Let me sum up our character again:

All apartments are taking less than 5 minutes to walk from the stations on the Yamanote Line and other major subways.

You can check in even if your airplane would be delayed to late at night (every day until midnight).

You can get a free drink ticket for Speak Easy, one of the most famous international bars in Japan that we are managing. Many international people and English speaking Japanese locals come every night.

Japan is infamous for lacking WiFi networks, so you can rent a Pocket WiFi from our office. The daily price is 600 yen or 4000 yen per week. A refundable deposit of 10.000 yen is required. You can use the device not only in Tokyo but anywhere in Japan.
For the private apartments, Pocket WiFi fees are included in your rent price (except for 1K Private Apartment for Two #1).

Please come and join our community and let us make your stay in Tokyo as memorable as possible.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

AffordableStay Team

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