11 Great Guesthouses in Tokyo

Among the various facilities and restaurants located in the heart of Tokyo, here are the 13 best guesthouses that'll make you feel at sweet home.




With its countless tourist spots and shops, there is an awful lot to do in Tokyo. If you can save some money on the cost of your accommodation, you can spend that money on enjoying your stay even more in the capital.

But having said that, seeing as you have come all the way to Tokyo, you will want to stay somewhere that is nice. Here, we are going to introduce 11 fashionable and cheap guest houses in Tokyo that we really recommend during your stay in Japan.

1. K’s House Tokyo Oasis (Asakusa)

A guest house a short walk from the station. The majority of guests are foreign tourists. The guest house is in a great location only 10 minutes walk from the Asakusa, one of Tokyo famous tourist spots, and there are convenience stores located close by. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and are all equipped with free air-conditioning.

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2. Sakura Hostel Asakusa (Asakusa)

A guesthouse visited by a large number of tourists. The guesthouse has a shared kitchen that is open 24 hours a day, and convenience stores and supermarkets are within walking distance.

3. Japanese-style Backpackers Inn toco. (Asakusa)

A guesthouse established in a refurbished Japanese-style home built 90 years ago. The exterior of the guesthouse exudes a calm, traditional Japanese style atmosphere, and the interior is very trendy. The counter can be used from 19:00 every night as a bar and lounge.

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A hostel/cafe bar remodeled in a trendy handmade style.

5. Khaosan Tokyo Original Guesthouse (Asakusa)

A guesthouse located along the Sumida River with a great view. The guesthouse is used by a lot of foreign visitors.

*This place has closed down.

6. Retrometro Backpackers (Nishi Asakusa)

A fashionable guest house with the appearance of a cafe. In the bathrooms you will find face wash, makeup removing oil, moisturizer and creams. The kitchen is also equipped with dishes, cooking utensils and spices, perfect for making your own meals and saving a little more money.

*This place has closed down.

7. Guest House Shinagawa-Shuku (Shinagawa)

In a very convenient location just 10 minutes walk from Shinagawa Station, with convenience stores and restaurants nearby.

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8. Kangaroo Hotel (Sanya)

Located in a low-cost lodgings area within a walkable distance to Akihabara. The stylish exterior makes it really stand out. Lodgers can choose between either western- or Japanese-style rooms, equipped with TVs, wired internet access and refrigerators.

9. Khaosan Tokyo Origami (Asakusa)

A new hotel opened in October 2014. Located just behind Sensoji, it is in an ideal location for sightseeing around Asakusa. On top of this, is has a dining kitchen which offers a panoramic view of the whole of Asakusa and a comfortable tatami-floored living room. The hotel offers a wide variety of room types making it ideal for people traveling along or in groups.

10. Sakura Hotel Jimbocho (Jimbocho)

Located two minutes on foot from Jimbocho Station, which is well connected with three subway lines making it great for traveling around the capital. It is also in walking distance from some great Tokyo sightseeing spots, including Tokyo Dome City, Budokan, the Imperial Palace and Akihabara. The reception desk is manned by English and Japanese speaking staff 24 hours a day, who will be glad to answer any questions you have about travel around Tokyo.

11. Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro (Ikebukuro)

Located about 6 minutes on foot from the well-connected Ikebukuro Station, which has a total of 8 lines, including both JR lines and private lines running through it, making it great for traveling around Tokyo. The hotel has an open terrace cafe which is open 24 hours a day all year round, and breakfast is available from 5:00. The reception desk is also open 24 hours a day, and they are happy to answer any questions you may have about your travels

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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