Overall, the location of the hostel is far away from the Tokyo city where you required to take for 30-45 minutes to reach the city. The daily metro pass cannot be used for the areas, where you have to take the tobu skytree line from the Nishiarai station to Kita-senju station, and then transfer to the metro station~ go around tokyo city.
The hostel do provide the kitchen and also laundry service which you could fully utilized it when you lazy go out for breakfast or dinner. There was a computer room and living room for you to spend your free time, too.
During our stay there, there was some construction work done in the downstairs. Thus, it will be a bit mess when enter the hostel. This is a very traditional japanese homestyle where you could really experience their lifestyle. No towel was provided and self service. But overall, with this budget price, you could not demand much.
It is very suitable for those backpackers to stay where you are looking for a places to sleep and go out early and come back home at night.