Source: Net Maru Cheap And Busy Japan Travelers Should Check Out This Bare Bones Net Cafe-Hotel Hybrid 2016-12-07 Wed 2016-12-07 Wed For travelers in Japan, there are a bevy of options when it comes to lodging. As Japan remains hesitant to embrace Airbnb and even aims to restrict it, some of the country's more eclectic hotel options look more enticing. In recent years backpackers have gone as far to stay at love hotels, while others prefer the simplicity and budget of capsule hotels and internet cafes. Net Maru, however, describes itself as neither a capsule hotel or a net cafe, and instead a "good place." For travelers looking just for a place to crash in Japan, it may be one of the cheapest! Source: Net Maru For travelers on a budget or those who just missed out on a hotel booking, net cafes in Japan can be a surprisingly welcome alternative. Many come equipped with showers, meals, and long-stay plans that at least offer the bare minimum for someone who just needs to crash when their daily business is finished. Net Maru separates itself, however, by offering somewhat spacious standard rooms, a ladies-only area, and even free shampoo in the showers (10 minutes for 100 yen) and free laundry detergent in the laundromat section. A recent Tweet boasted of all the amenities (along with auto-lock doors) that come at 1,990 ($17.53) for twelve hours. One week will run you 17,880 yen ($156.81). https://t.co/0f6lRAMT1Xここ来たんだけど★オートロック女性専用個室★洗濯乾燥機と洗剤無料★シャワーは有料だがタオルからクレンジングからシャンプーから全無料これで12時間1990円だよ…十分すぎる pic.twitter.com/xtAvB0B8L3— 9000 (@q_o_o_o) 2016年11月5日 While there are obviously more convenient full-serviced hotels and an abundance of net cafes you could choose from as alternatives, for a quick stash and crash, the options offered are quite impressive. Source: Net Maru Source: Net Maru Source: Net Maru Source: Net Maru A double room. Source: Net Maru Some visitors are particularly impressed with their monitor size. 池袋 ネトマル〜モニターでけえ pic.twitter.com/bf1NG5eRdM— もえぴー (@haji_nakamochan) 2016年6月10日 @yuna_eco みんなと「かつや」した後、ネトマル。で12時間パック2280円で泊まったよ♪快適。シャワー１０分１００円。 pic.twitter.com/CjMEbgc3d5— おとかむ ❤ #エコ怪獣 (@otokam041) 2016年11月27日 Personal storage space, a makeup room for women, and non-smoking rooms (separate smoking area available) are all bonuses that many net cafes and capsules won't offer. 女性専用フロアが綺麗すぎる！✨パウダールームに化粧水、乳液、メイク落とし、シャワールームにはシャンプー、コンディショナー、ボディーソープ完備！もちろん女性専用フロア以外の女性のお客様にもご利用頂けます！ pic.twitter.com/WyxqEeZomo— NETMARUなんば道頓堀店 (@netmarunamba) 2016年12月4日 With locations in Ikebukuro and Osaka, Net Maru is an attractive hub for tourists who want to focus on their daily travels on the cheap, while getting some bonuses not available at other affordable lodging. Different plans and packages are available by length of stay, location, and room type. Here are promotional videos for both locations. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Asia Nikkei / Net Maru / @q_o_o_o / @haji_nakamochan / @otokam041 / @netmarunamba / NETMARU池袋西口店 / NETMARUなんば道頓堀店 Tags: Affordable / Budget / Cheap / Hostels / Hotels / Japan / Lodging / Net Cafes / Net Maru grape Japan Culture Cheap And Busy Japan Travelers Should Check Out This Bare Bones Net Cafe-Hotel Hybrid Related Article Realistic Cat Head Rice Balls Are A Feline Masterpiece Of Onigiri Art Stingray Chowing Down On Squid At Japanese Aquarium Gives Visitors Inky Horror Show A Guide to 15 of Japan’s Unique Kit Kat Flavours New Onigiri Stand Will Offer High-End Rice Balls Paired Perfectly With Wine And Sake Keep Your Favorite Places Close With These 3D Maps Of Japanese Cities This Underwater Shrine Lets You Tour Japan With Whale-Sharks And Drink Coffee In The Sea! Check Out How It Came To Be And More!