Japanese Hotel Offers Rooms for $1 a Night if You Let Them Livestream Your Stay

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A hotel in Fukuoka, Japan is offering its rooms to guests for an unbelievable price of less than a dollar per night — albeit with one tricky catch.

Business Ryokan Asahi, located in the city’s Chuo ward, charges 100 yen ($0.92) for a regular, Japanese-style room with basic living amenities.

 

The deal begins to make sense when guests learn that they must give up their privacy, consenting to a 24-hour livestream.

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Their stay will be aired on the hotel’s official YouTube channel, which currently has 3,000 subscribers.

The deal begins to make sense when guests learn that they must give up their privacy, consenting to a 24-hour livestream.
Image via One Dollar Hotel

Business Ryokan Asahi, also known as the “One Dollar Hotel,” equips its rooms with a tatami floor, sleeping mats, a TV set, a coffee table, and a kettle.

Meanwhile, a tablet situated in the middle of the room films the experience.

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The deal begins to make sense when guests learn that they must give up their privacy, consenting to a 24-hour livestream.
Image via One Dollar Hotel

While the stay will be caught on camera, no audio will be recorded.

As such, guests can still talk to each other and take phone calls without worrying about anybody eavesdropping.

The deal begins to make sense when guests learn that they must give up their privacy, consenting to a 24-hour livestream.
Image via One Dollar Hotel

The hotel also bans “lewd acts” such as nudity, masturbation and other sexual activities, which go against YouTube’s policy.

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That being said, guests can change clothes in the dressing areas of shared bathrooms, which are obviously out of the livestream’s reach.

The deal begins to make sense when guests learn that they must give up their privacy, consenting to a 24-hour livestream.
Image via One Dollar Hotel

The hotel warns guests against showing personal information on-air, such as their address or credit card details.

Finally, guests are allowed to turn off the lights when going to bed.

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So far, the hotel has posted seven clips of its livestreams on YouTube.

Viewers commented:

“I love this idea!”

“[What a] cool way to generate revenue.”

“Welp I’m probably going to hit this place up now.”

“Wow, if I ever visit Japan, I’ll definitely come and stay.”

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“I would consider to stay in this place when I go to Japan.”

Feature Images via One Dollar Hotel

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