0.24km from Bar Candy ShinjukuWe needed accommodation over a public holiday weekend and I found this “Business Hotel” via trip advisor. Most hotels that weekend was at least USD100 and above. Business Hotel Sagami was going for USD55 a night and in the middle of Shinjuku! Should’ve been a red flag, but I thought it could probably be a good deal as all my friends who’ve been to Japan told me that there aren’t any bad hotels in Japan (they were so wrong). I tried to do my due diligence... There weren’t many reviews but a good number of it on trip advisor seemed to suggest that this place was convenient and a frills free hotel. Nobody complained about anything else except that it was a little bit dated. I was convinced and booked it for 3 nights. When we first arrived on the first night at around 9pm, there was nobody at the reception. The whole area was dark and scary. We shouted to the empty corridor to no avail. So we sat and waited a while. About 15mins later, an old elderly man came in and he gave us our room key on the 2nd floor. He explained that shower rooms were on level 1. There was also no lift so we carried our luggage up one level. Our room was right at the end of the level 2 corridor where the light was blown so it was dark and further scarier. We stepped into our tiniest little room with a bunk bed on tatami. The bunk bed was laid with the thinnest foam ever and topped with a futon. We took the futon from the top bunk and huddled both together at the bottom. When we did that, we noticed that the top bunk bed was very dirty with hairs and dust... we tried to look forward to a good bath to forget these bad images. That’s when the husband asked me, “do they provide towels?!” I got a shock, as indeed, there weren’t any towels in the room. We decided that we shall ask the old man on the way to the bathroom. But as every good story goes, he wasn’t there. When we reached the bathroom, we noticed a pile of towels of various sizes and colours haphazardly placed. We wondered if that was for use. At that time, 2 Japanese teenagers came by and took a towel each from that pile. They said “dai jou bu desu (it’s alright), itadakimasu (help yourself)”. We took one each too. Instead of waiting for the boys to be done. The husband decided that, since it’s late - 12am, we shall both use the ladies bathroom and lock the doors. The ladies bathroom has no tub. Only showers. Not that we’re anymore keen to use a tub. Also, there is no place to place your soaps and all, we placed it on the window ledge. I supposed they do provide shampoo and soap but we have no idea where and how. Thank goodness we brought our own. With that, we survived 3 night. Honestly, if not for the fact that the husband and I would like to sleep in the same room, a capsule hotel would’ve been much much better.