Japan is an expensive country, and space is severely limited. A bed can cost a fortune. This hostel has a great location in Asakusa, one of the best neighbourhoods in Tokyo, near several tourist attractions as well as the subway. The hostel is large, clean and modern, with a kitchen, meeting rooms ... but what really makes it stand out is the staff. Helpful and friendly, they take a genuine interest in guests. When it's time to pay, they'll give you a personalised note with your name and a few words in your language, as well as some Japanese candy. They promote different activities, like hiking. Some are free, others have a small fee. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in, and one of my happiest memories of Tokyo.
I love this Ryokan and have been there twice. It is very clean and the price is more than reasonable, besides being situated very close to the metro Assakusa. The shared rooms are cozy and comfortable. It has a kitchen and bathroom for communal use. I recommend it 100%. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write me.
The Tokyo trip was great! the first night it started raining and even with the fog I managed to get this photo of the Asakusa Temple with the Tokyo Sky View in the background without a tripod! :-) This particular place at Sakura Hostel where you're treated well and the quality - price ratio is, as they say, good, nice and cheap: D