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Best Affordable Hotel In Tokyo: Nishi Shinjuku Hotel

Best Affordable Hotel In Tokyo: Nishi Shinjuku Hotel

on Apr. 16, 2007 by

A fantastic hotel in the heart of Shinjuku with an English speaking staff, located in the business and entertainment district, this hotel is conveniently located next to the subway.

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Nishi Shinjuku Hotel was definitely a great choice. I found it on Google Search while looking for an hotel in the heart of Shinjuku with an English speaking staff. 

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The staff is very friendly, polite and helpful. They know the area very well, especially if you are looking for something in particular. 

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I had a fantastic view of the Shinjuku skyscrappers from my hotel room.

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The rooms are very comfortable and the rates are amazing for such an dense area.

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On certain days the rates were between $75 and $90 for a single room. There was also a fantastic restaurant on the main floor where I ordered a Sashimi plate which turned out to be a high-class feast.

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The most distrubing thing was the moment I went to the bank and actually did not remember my PIN code. Over the years I became so familiar with the button sequence order that I slowly forgot the actual code. The bank keypad was actually upside down which most likely contributed to my brainfart.

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Here I was in Tokyo without any money. They never heard of cashback and I didn't know the PIN code of my creditcard either. I could actually cry, I even called the Dutch embassy if they could help me financially until I returned to Canada but that was impossible. I could only pay by creditcard for the time being but it would become difficult on the long run since Japan is a very cash based society. 

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I called my dad who told me to relax, sleep and start fresh the next day. When the next day came around I started by grabbing the hotel phone and using the keypad (which was the standard layout) and try to remember the combination after a whole bunch of attempts I finally thought I figured it out.

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Afterwards I ran to the bank in Shinjuku and tried the combination again. I had to be exact since I had one more attempt until the bank would block my card and I would have been seriously doomed. Thank god the combination was correct and my adventures could continue.

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