Affordable apartment with an ideal location close to lots of restaurants, shops & downtown Shibuya. A bit awkward due to all the nearby love hotels but we never ran into any problems. Took a little effort to find but easy to check in. Host was easy to reach as well. Pocket wi-fi was included & very convenient. House rules sent through messenger sounded weird & somewhat worrysome. It says if you're lost don't ask for help just contact the host and if u do meet people who live in the apartment complex it specifically says "please don't talk." Don't know if it was a translation issue but it felt weird. Upon arrival there is a sign out front that says in english "Guest houses are prohibited" followed by kanji that we can't read. This sign made us uneasy and worried that we were not supposed to be there. We never ran into any problems at all however I feel it's worth mentioning.
Detailed Apartment Review: Basic necessities included: toilet paper, shampoo/conditioner/body soap, towels,& minimal kitchenware (cups, pots, pans, & silverware). No microwave though.
Shower was decent and relatively clean. Heated toilet and working bidet was a plus!
Elevator was convenient for our luggage and the stairs we're fine too.
Storage space for luggage and coats is minimal. Small place to hang coats and some shelving for shoes and other things.
Bunk bed was awkward and difficult to get into/out of the bottom bunk. We're young adults (5'0 - 5'5'') and the placement of the bed made it a hassle to get up and use the restroom. We had a lot of luggage so we never used the futon bed. It's really large and would have taken up half the apartment.
Heater/air conditioner also in a weird spot. Doesn't heat the entire room well and makes the top bunk uncomfortably warm. We had it on full blast and we're still really cold.
We never used the stove and there was no real place to dry dishes. We only used the cups to drink water.
Instructions on how to do the trash were vague. We're familiar with recycling practices in Japan so just putting all our trash on the balcony felt weird.
Host Review: She was very responsive when messaging through airbnb. Our luggage's we're delayed so she contacted the airline for us to confirm the address and made sure we received it.