&And Hostel Review | Japan’s 1st Smart Hostel!

&and hostel is the first of its kind in Japan! Check out this &And hostel review to stay at one of the best hostels in Japan! A smart hostel that caters to not just your regular accommodation needs but also hi-tech digital-related needs.  Read on for &And hostel review.

Convenience always for me always trumps everything else. &And hostel uses IoT devices and technology to make sure you have the best experience during your stay in Japan! If you ask me, this hostel by itself is a tourist attraction! I hope that you decide to stay at this hostel after reading this &And Hostel review

Check out this &And hostel review and you’ll know why staying here is definitely worth it!

&And Hostel Review

&And HOSTEL provides a dedicated smartphone instead of a key during check-in. Aside from unlocking the room, its most appealing feature is that you can easily operate various room appliances like indoor lights, television, and air conditioners by simply tapping on the smartphone.

You can actually control the color and intensity of the lights in your room through your smartphone. You can also change the TV channel, increase or decrease the volume, record your favorite shows – all through the smartphone app.

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You can also control your AC settings through the app and also switch it on before you enter the room! You can even open and close the curtains with the app! Now isn’t that a winner? If this isn’t the definition of convenience, I don’t know what else is!

Key Features Of The IoT Room At The &And Hostel:

Generally, it is necessary to use a dedicated application in order to use each IoT device, but &And Hostel integrates all of them into one single application. Controlling all these smart appliances in your room with a single smartphone app made me feel like I was in a futuristic movie!

  • There are many pre-set commands on the &IoT smartphone app such as “Wake up!”, “I’m home!”, “Go out!”, “Concentrate”, “Relax”, “Sleep”.
  • For example, when you tap the “Wake up!” button, the curtains open, the lights turn on, refreshing music flows from the smart speaker, and the air purifier is activated, creating a comfortable environment so wake up refreshed and ready to do all your tourist-y things!
  • Although the applications are available only in English and Japanese, I was told that “It is designed to be visually operable even if the words cannot be understood”. This is a nice touch for foreign tourists who don’t speak either of these languages. 
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  • When I actually experienced the IoT room, the way the room changed quickly with just one tap was entertaining –  fun-filled experience for sure!
  • At the &And Hostel, apart from the dedicated smartphone, you can also use a special tablet called the “tabii” in the guest room. You can use this device to search for supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and tourist attractions around the hostel!
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  • Even the corridor lights seem to change to reflect the weather outside! For example, if it’s a sunny day, the lights of the corridor remain white and if it’s a cloudy or rainy day then the corridor lights change to blue!
  • One of the reasons why tourists choose hostels is to interact with others. To cater to this, the application also has a function to check the activity status of the lounge or common area. Foreign tourists seem to enjoy an environment that makes it easy to communicate. “People gather in the common space on the first floor to have a little look”. I made a lot of friends there from different countries, during my stay 
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  • Even the availability of the shower room or shared bathroom can be checked on the application. I have stayed in hostels before, and this system to check the availability of the shower room is much appreciated because it is troublesome to go back and forth to check if the rooms are occupied every single time
  • And it obviously goes without saying, there’s free WiFi available all throughout the property.
  • You are also offered laundry service
  • An “IoT ROOM” equipped with an IoT device starts from 8500 yen to 12,800 yen. In addition to Philips Hue for lighting, MESH, iRemocon etc. can be used.

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&And Hostel Locations

&And hostels are located in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka in Japan. 3 in Osaka city, 6 in Tokyo city, and 1 in Fukuoka city. All the properties are in close proximity to the train station and popular attractions. This is especially what I loved about &And Hostel. It makes going around the city really convenient. You can check out all their hostels here! 

So here’s the lowdown on all the &And hostel locations and room prices. Check it out! 

&And Hostel Tokyo Locations And Room Prices

#1 — &And Hostel Minamisenju

This property is located right in the city center so malls, convenience stores, restaurants, and cafes are only a stone’s throw away from this &And Hostel. Click here to book!

  • 30 km away from Tokyo Haneda Airport, Tokyo
  • About 6-minute walk from the Minami-Senju railway station 
  • 2 km away from the Sensoji-temple
  • 2 km away from the Sumida Park
Check in time4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Check-out time11:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Lounge/Dining24 hours
Phone03-6806-7663
Mailreservation_minamisenju@andhostel.jp

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&And Hostel Minamisenju Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT Double Room 

Price: ~ JPY 7,500

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#2 — Double Room

Price: ~ JPY 6,500

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#3 — Twin Room (with bunk bed)

Price: ~ JPY 7,000

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#4 — Male/Female dormitory room

Price: ~ JPY3,000

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Click here to book through their official site!

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#2 — &And Hostel Kuramae West

This property is also conveniently located near several restaurants and cafes. You’ll also find several tourist attractions around this property. Click here to book! The nearest airport is about 16km away.

  • 16.6 km away from Haneda Airport, Tokyo
  • About 6-minute walk from the Shin-Okachimachi station.
  • 0.4 km away from the Choju-in temple
  • 0.4 km away from the Shishiki shrine
  • 0.5 km away from the Hokusai Katsushika’s Tomb
  • 2.3 km away from Tokyo Skytree
Check-in4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Check-out11:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Lounge/Dining8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Phone03-5829-5813
Mailreservation_kuramaewest@andhostel.jp

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&And Hostel Kuramae West Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT Double Room 

Price: ~ JPY 8,800

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#2 — Double Room

Price: ~ JPY 8,800

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#3 — Mixed Dormitory room

Price: ~ JPY3,200

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Click here to book through their official site!

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#3 — &and Hostel Asakusa

This property in the heart of Tokyo and accessing major attractions or stores for everyday shopping is only a short walk away! Click here to book!

  • 18 km away from Haneda International Airport, Tokyo
  • About 7-minute walk from the TSUBUKA express line Asakusa station.
  • 0.1 km away from the Kinryu Parl
  • 0.5 km away from the Akiba Shrine
  • 0.5 km away from the Sogenji Temple
  • 0.5 km away from the Kappabashi-dori Shopping Street
  • 2 km away from Tokyo Skytree
Check-in4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Check-out11:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Lounge/Dining24 hours
Phone03-5811-1580
Mailreservation_asakusa@andhostel.jp

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&And Hostel Asakusa Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT Double Room 

Price: ~ JPY 9,000

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#2 — Twin Room (with bunk bed)

Price: ~ JPY 8,500

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#3 — Dormitory Room/Family Room

Price: ~ JPY4,000

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Click here to book through their official site!

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#4 — &And Hostel Kanda

This property is close to multiple train stations so going around the city will not be a problem at all! Click here to book!

  • 15.1 km away from Haneda Airport, Tokyo
  • About 3-minute walk from the Kodemmacho station 
  • About 4-minute walk from the Shin-Nihombashi Station
  • About 8-minute walk from the Kanda station
  • 0.1 km from the Jisshi park
  • 0.3 km away from the Takarada Ebisu Shrine
  • 0.3 km away from the Ryoshainari Shrine
  • 0.3 km away from the Ozu History Museum
  • 2.3 km away from the Japan Imperial Palace
Check-in4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Check-out11:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Lounge/Dining8:00 Am – 11:00 PM
Phone03-5846-9755
Mailreservation_kanda@andhostel.jp

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&And Hostel Kanda Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT Double Room 

Price: ~ JPY 9,000

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#2 — Smart Dormitory (Women)

Price: ~ JPY3,500

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Click here to book through their official site!

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#5 — &And Hostel Akihabara

Located close to the Akihabara station, this property is a highly popular amongst the tourists visiting Japan! Click here to book!

  • 15.7 km away from Haneda Airport, Tokyo
  • About 5-minute walk from the Akihabara station 
  • 0.1 km away from the Sakuma park
  • 0.2 km away from the Kusawakeinari Shrine
  • 0.3 km away from the Yodobashi Camera Akihabara shop
  • 3.3 km away from the Tokyo Skytree
Check-in4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Check-out11:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Lounge/Dining8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Phone03-3863-220
Mailreservation_akihabara@andhostel.jp

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&And Hostel Akihabara Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT Double Room 

Price: ~ JPY 9,000

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#2 — Smart Dormitory Room

Price: ~ JPY3,600

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Click here to book through their official site!

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#6 — &And Hostel Asakusa North

Since this property is very close to the train station, you can easily get around the city. The Tokyo sky tree is only a 10 minute train ride from the &And Hostel Asakusa north! Click here to book!

  • 19.3 km away from Haneda Airport, Tokyo
  • About 6-minute walk from the Minami-senju station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line.
  • About 8-minute walk from the Minohata station
  • Tokyo Skytree Tower is 10 minutes by train
  • Edo Tokyo Museum is a 15-minute train ride
Check-in8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Check-out11:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Lounge/Dining8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Phone03-5808-7978
Mailasakusanorth@andhostel.jp

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&And Hostel Asakusa North Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT Semi-Double Room 

Price: ~ JPY 7,500

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#2 — IoT Twin Room

Price: ~ JPY 8,500

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#3 — Twin Room 

Price: ~ JPY 8,000

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#4 — Dormitory Room

Price: ~ JPY3,000

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Click here to book through their official site!

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&And Hostel Osaka Locations And Room Prices

#1 — &And Hostel Namba

This property is surrounded by parks. It’s a great neighborhood to simply walk around and explore the city! Click here to book!

  • 14.9 km away from Itami Airport
  • About 8-minute walk from the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line Namba sta.
  • 0.1 km away from the Namba Yasaka Shrine
  • 0.2 km away from the Kamomecho Park
  • 1 km away from the Nipponbashi Catholic Church
  • 1.1 km away from the Mitsutera Temple
  • 1.2 km away from the orange street 
  • 1.2 km away from the Liberty Osaka Museum
  • 1.2 km away from the Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade
Check-in4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Check-out11:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Lounge/Dining24 hours
Phone06-6647-8040
Mailreservation_namba@andhostel.jp 

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&And Hostel Namba Room Prices And Types

#1 — Premium Room  

Price: ~ JPY 13,000

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#2 — Double Room

Price: ~ JPY 8,500

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#3 — Twin Room (with bunk bed)

Price: ~ JPY 7,000

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#4 — Mixed Dormitory Room

Price: ~ JPY3,000

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Click here to book through their official site!

#2 — &And Hostel Shinsaibashi East

This property is located in the Chuo ward district of Osaka. It is situated close to several tourist attractions in Osaka! Click here to book!

  • 13.7 km away from Itami Airport
  • About 6-minute walk from the  Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line Matsuyamachi sta.
  • 0.9 km away from the Osaka Museum of History
  • 1 km away from the Naniwanomiyaato Park
  • 1.1 km away from the Shimoyamatobashi Monument
  • 1.1 km away from the Hoan-ji Temple
  • 1.2 km away from the Nanba Betsuin Temple
  • 1.3 km away from the Tamatsukuri Catholic Church
Check-in4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Check-out10:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Lounge/Dining8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Phone06-6767-2660
Mailreservation_shinsaibashieast@andhostel.jp

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&And Hostel Shinsaibashi East Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT Double Room   

Price: ~ JPY 11,000

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#2 — Double Room

Price: ~ JPY 10,000

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#3 — Accesible Double Room

Price: ~ JPY 11,000

#4 — Twin Room

Price: ~ JPY 11,000

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#5 — Double twin room

Price: ~ JPY 18,000

#6 — Deluxe double twin room

Price: ~ JPY 20,000

#7 — Single Room 

Price: JPY 7,000

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#8 — Male/Female dormitory room

Price: ~ JPY 3,000

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#9 — Family room

Price: ~ JPY 12,000

Click here to book through their official site!

#3 — &And Hostel Hommachi East

This property is located close to many of the top attractions in Osaka. Click here to book!

  • 13.3 km away from Itami Airport
  • About 5-minute walk from the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji/Chuo Line Sakaisuji-Hommachi station (Exit 1)
  • 0.5 km away from the Tanimachi Yonchome Station
  • 0.8 km away from the Osaka Museum of History
  • 1 km away from the Naniwanomiyaato Park
  • 1.2 km away from the Namba Shrine
  • 1.2 km away from the Nanba Betsuin Temple
  • 1.2 km away from the Nakanoshima Park
  • 1.4 km away from the Osaka Castle
Check-in4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Check-out10:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Lounge/Dining8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Phone06-6944-1777
Mailreservation_honmachieast@andhostel.jp 

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&And Hostel Hommachi East Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT Double Room   

Price: ~ JPY 11,000

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#2 — Double Room

Price: ~ JPY 10,000

and hostel minamisenju
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#3 — Accesible Double Room

Price: ~ JPY 10,000

&and hostel akihabara
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#4 — Twin Room

Price: ~ JPY 11,000

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#5 — Family room

Price: ~ JPY 18,000

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#6 — Dormitory Room:

Price: ~ JPY 3,000

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Click here to book through their official site!

&And Hostel Fukuoka Locations And Room Prices

#1 — &And Hostel Fukuoka

This property is situated in the Hakata district in Fukuoka. This hostel in Fukuoka is surrounded by many authentic Japanese restaurants and cafes! And it’s located very close to the airport as well! Click here to book!

  • 3.6 km away from Fukuoka Airport
  • About 2-minute walk from the Nakasukawabata Station
  • 0.5 km away from the Tocho-ji Temple
  • 0.7 km away from the Shofuku-ji Temple
  • 0.8 km away from the  Inter Media Station IMS Building
Check-in4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Check-out8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Reception8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Lounge/Dining8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Phone092-273-0770
Mailinfo@andhostel.jp

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&And Hostel Fukuoka Room Prices And Types

#1 — IoT King Room:

Price: ~ JPY 10,800

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#2 — IoT Double Room:

Price: ~ JPY 9,800

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#3 — Double Room:

Price: ~ JPY 8,800

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#4 — Female Dormitory Room:

Price: ~ JPY 3,600

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#5 — Dormitory Room:

Price: ~ JPY 3,300

Click here to book through their official site!

If you’re traveling to Japan, you should most definitely stay at the &And Hostel. The friendly staff at the ANd Hostel will make sure that you have everything you need. All the &And hostel are located very close to the station so traveling around the city is a breeze! And plus most of the hostel location is also very close to some of the popular tourist attractions! 

Where is &and Hostel Akihabara?

&and Hostel Akihabara is located at Chiyoda-ku Kanda Sakumacho 3-9-21. The &And hostel Akihabara is 3.14 km from the city center.

What is the closest airport to &and Hostel Akihabara?

The closest airport to &And Hostel Akihabara  is the Haneda Airport. It is 22.93 km from the hostel and approximately. By taxi, it takes about 27minutes from the airport to the hostel. 

Are there any historical sites close to &And Hostel Akihabara?

There are several historical sites close to &And hostel Akihabara including Hozomon which is 2.5 km away from the hostel, Nezu Shrine being 2.9km from the hostel, and the Tokyo Central Railway Station at a distance of 2.1 km from the hostel. 

What are the check-in and check-out times at &AND HOSTEL KANDA?

The Check in time at &And hostel Kanda is from 4:00 PM onwards and the check-out time at &And hostel Kanda is till 11:00AM.

How much does it cost to stay at &AND HOSTEL KANDA?

To stay at &And Hostel Kanda it can cost you anywhere between 3500JPY to 9000JPY. The rates of the room depend on the type of room you select, your dates, hostel policy, etc. 

How do I get to &AND HOSTEL KANDA from the nearest airport?

You can get to &AND Hostel Kanda from the nearest airport via train. It will take you about 40 minutes to from the nearest airport to &And hostel KANDA via train. 

How far is &AND HOSTEL KANDA from the center of Tokyo?

&AND HOSTEL KANDA is 4.3 km away from the center of Tokyo.

What kind of breakfast is served at &AND HOSTEL ASAKUSA?

Continental and American style breakfast is served to guests at &AND Hostel Asakusa. The breakfast at &AND Hostel Asakusa is high-rated. 

How do I get to &AND HOSTEL ASAKUSA from the nearest airport?

You can get to &AND Hostel Asakusa from the nearest airport via train. The journey via train is 1h 10min

How far is &AND HOSTEL ASAKUSA from the center of Tokyo?

&AND HOSTEL ASAKUSA is 6 km away from the center of Tokyo.

What are the check-in and check-out times at &AND HOSTEL ASAKUSA?

Check-in time at &AND HOSTEL ASAKUSA is from 4:00 PM onwards, and check-out times is until 11:00 AM.

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