[2018 Edition] 17 Affordable Accommodations in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Shinjuku is a bustling entertainment, business, and shopping area of Tokyo. At a glance, you'll probably think that it's a pretty expensive area to stay in, but it actually has a number of reasonably priced accommodation options that start from as low as 2,000 yen per person per night! Here's a list of 17 such places that you should check out!
Aug 27 2018 (Sep 09 2020)
1. Hana Inn 302 [Yoyogi-Uehara]
Hana Inn 302 is located just a short walk from Hatagaya Station. It is also near Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu), Yoyogi Park, and Harajuku. Shinjuku National Garden (Shinjuku Gyoen) and Shibuya are also just a few train stops away.
They offer simple private rooms fitted with comfortable beds, air conditioning, and heating. They also provide you with basic amenities like toiletries and towels.
2. Go Japan Kokiri [Shin-Okubo]
Go Japan Kokiri is conveniently located near both Okubo Station and Shin-Okubo Station. There are many sightseeing locations nearby, such as Shinjuku National Garden and Kabuki-cho. As Shin-Okubo is known as Japan's Koreatown, expect to find a ton of excellent food options in the area!
The rooms here are air-conditioned and come with a wardrobe where you can store your clothes. The bathrooms are shared. Guests rave about the warm hospitality of the owner, so you can expect great service here!
3. bnb+ Okubo Branch [Okubo]
bnb+ Okubo Branch offers hassle-free dormitory rooms that are clean and comfortable. Each bed comes fitted with its own light, and there are hooks on the walls for your clothes. The rooms are air-conditioned, with heating available as well. Bathrooms and toilets are shared, and guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi.
It's located right next to Okubo Station, which gives you access to the Chuo Line. The nearby Shin-Okubo area is a great place to visit if you're looking to shop for cosmetics or eat your heart out.
4. Yamate Rest House (Men Only) [Seibu-Shinjuku]
This guesthouse is conveniently located at just around a 5-minute walk from Shin-Okubo Station and Seibu-Shinjuku Station. The easy accessibility and affordability are the reasons why solo travelers keep coming back!
Though it is simple in design, services, and amenities, it has earned good reviews for its cleanliness and the friendliness of the staff.
5. bnb+ Ikebana Okina Yotsuya [Shinanomachi]
This lodging's common area is furnished in a Japanese style, complete with tatami (straw mat) flooring and flower arrangements. This gorgeous yet minimalist style extends to the dormitories, where you'll find wooden furnishing and simple colors.
The place has good reviews for its convenient location, excellent service, and complimentary toiletries.
6. Capsule Hotel Hatagoya (Men Only) [Shinjuku]
Just around a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station, Capsule Hotel Hatagoya offers very affordable accommodation right in the heart of Kabuki-cho. Despite having been in business for over 15 years, it is still in great condition. Free Wi-Fi is available for all guests, who can also relax in the hotel's common areas or watch TV in their capsules.
This hotel is boldly decorated in a Japanese theme. Take, for example, the painting of Mt. Fuji (Fuji-san) on the shared bath walls! Staying here is a great way to experience a quintessential part of Japanese culture.
7. Kyu Kyu [Seibu-Shinjuku]
Although Kyu Kyu is located within the bustling district of Shinjuku, it is tucked away in a quiet area that offers a nice break from the crowd.
There are a variety of rooms here, ranging from single rooms to even triple rooms. Several of them are designed in a traditional Japanese style, so you can experience what it's like to sleep in a retro Japanese home. Many guests liked that it felt very homely, too!
8. bnb+ Shinjuku (Women Only) [Higashi-shinjuku]
This hostel features a minimalist, chic decor that is very pleasing to the eye. It's conveniently located near Higashi-shinjuku Station.
Not only does each hostel room have a terrace, but guests have access to shared bathrooms stocked with plenty of free toiletries. The hostel enjoys good reviews for being clean and comfortable.
9. Business Hotel Sagami [Shinjuku-sanchome]
Business Hotel Sagami is located just around a 2-minute walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station, so it's easy for guests to get to famous sightseeing spots by train. You'll get access to shared bathrooms, a coin laundry, free Wi-Fi, and other services like luggage storage, photocopying, and vending machines.
The rooms are simple, but the great location, affordable pricing, and good service earns it high ratings.
10. Capsule Hotel Transit Shinjuku [Higashi-shinjuku]
The capsule rooms of this hotel have colorful doors that make the place look extra cheerful. Inside each of them, you'll find a small TV and comfortable bedding.
There are women-only and men-only floors. Shared facilities include showers, photocopiers, computers, and free Wi-Fi. They also sell make-up for the ladies!
11. Hotel Empire in Shinjuku [Okubo]
Located roughly 3 minutes on foot from Okubo Station, Hotel Empire offers clean and comfortable accommodation at very reasonable rates. The rooms are air-conditioned, coming with a fridge and TV. They also provide luggage storage, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms stocked with toiletries. What more do you need?
12. Hyu House [Shin-Okubo]
This fully non-smoking hotel has great guest reviews, with many loving the cleanliness of the premises. Free Wi-Fi is available, along with air-conditioned rooms. It's also just around a 4-minute walk from Shin-Okubo Station, which means you'll get access to the Yamanote Line that can be used to reach many popular sightseeing spots. The area may be lively, but the rooms are quiet, so you can thoroughly enjoy a quiet night's rest.
13. Oha Guest House [Higashi-shinjuku]
Located near Higashi-shinjuku Station, this guest house offers rooms that are a cross between capsules and small private rooms. Each room comes with bedding and wall-mounted shelves that are large enough for your bags or even small luggage. There's even a small personal TV!
The friendly staff speak several languages, including Chinese, Korean, and English. This makes it especially convenient for international visitors.
14. Anime Hostel Astro Station [Takadanobaba]
This hostel stands out with its unique concept. Catering to anime lovers, the walls of the rooms here are adorned with posters of popular anime and game characters. If the unique concept isn't enough of a draw, the wallet-friendly prices and great location should be!
15. Shinjuku North Hotel (Women Only) [Shin-Okubo]
This women-only hotel features air-conditioned private rooms that come with a TV in each room. Bathrooms and toilets are shared, and there is a common area with comics and a shared computer.
It's located near Shin-Okubo Station and is just a stop away from Shinjuku, making it great for any sort of sightseeing. The area is also packed with convenience stores and restaurants, so it scores high for convenience.
16. Hostel Pumpkey Tokyo [Shinjuku-gyoemmae]
If you're looking for a place with a nice, relaxed vibe that feels like a modern city apartment, then Hostel Pumpkey Tokyo is the place for you! This hostel opened in 2017, which partially explains why the decor is modern and stylish.
They offer a variety of room types, from dormitories to private rooms that can fit anywhere from 2 to 4 people. Another plus is that they serve up continental breakfasts every morning!
17. G-inns Guest House Shin-Okubo [Higashi-shinjuku]
G-inns Guest House Shin-Okubo offers dormitory rooms, double rooms, and family rooms. All the rooms are air-conditioned, and free toiletries are provided.
Many guests had positive comments about how comfortable the beds and pillows were, so it's a excellent choice for those who value a good night's sleep!
With these many affordable options around Shinjuku, there's no reason to delay your trip to Tokyo over high costs anymore. Feel free to use this handy guide and start planning now!
*All the prices listed in this article are estimates and without tax.
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.