It’s been a bit more than a week since I’ve arrived Japan, everything’s still new and weird to me.
Good news is, even though I’m still waiting for the official notification of the job offer, but the company has already notified me informally that I got the job, that really took away my biggest concern about living in Japan.
Meanwhile, before I can find an apartment to stay for long term, I’m currently living in a hostel located in Asakusa called Asakusa Smile, with 8 people per room which is the cheapest stay I could find. (comes to ¥1,500 per night, ¥1,700 on weekends)
The hostel actually has two buildings, first I stayed at the original location which is the old building, then I was able to switch to the new building when they have room available. (new building doesn’t have many rooms, so if you want to stay there it’s best to make reservation in advance.) New building was much nicer than the old one, especially during winter since it has heaters and the old one doesn’t.
Overall, the place is fine for its price since it’s one of the cheapest.
Location is pretty good since Asakusa is close to many sights, and it’s not far from metro station.
Although since there’s no lockers for big backpack/luggage, it’s best to prepare ahead for security.
Value for money: ★★★
If you have stayed at this hostel before, feel free to share your thoughts of the place in the comment area, cheers!