1. TOKYO HÜTTE
TOKYO HÜTTE is just 2 minutes away from Oshiage station and it is located near Tokyo’s latest pride, Tokyo Skytree. This backpackers’ hostel offers dormitory style rooms that start from JPY 3200. The showers are open 24 hours and they have facilities like a refrigerator, safety boxes to keep your belongings and many more. It’s clean and chic to keep you comfortable throughout your whole stay. They also have a “Coworking Space” concept that offers Wi-Fi and a drink for a really small fee. Now, we can enjoy Tokyo at a budget!
Address: 4-18-16 Narihira, Sumida Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Horidome Villa Hotelwww.horidomevilla.jp
For budget travelers that need more privacy, this would be the hotel to go to. Their single rooms are priced around JPY 7800 and here you can get the much needed rest during your trip. Not only the bed here will give you a good night’s rest, the room comes with a bath tub. So, you’ll get to have a good soak before tucking in. This budget hotel is located at a place with quaint alleys that will give you a feel of old town Tokyo. Start your day off with their free coffee in the morning too. You might want to call up in advance to book your room cause this hotel is really popular.
HP: www.horidomevilla.jp/ (Japanese)
Address: 1-10-10 Nihonbashi Horidomecho, Chuo Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)
3. Toco Tokyo Heritage Hostel
This hostel will give you an authentic taste of Japan as it is housed in a traditional Japanese house that has been renovated to give you a comfortable stay. It is located right in the middle of Tokyo, one of the world’s busiest and most crowded metropolitans but step right in here and you will feel like you’ve been transported to another world with so much green surrounding the building. Its dormitory bed here start from around JPY 3000. You can choose a bunk bed or go all Japanese by laying out the futons in a Tatami room. The kitchen here is well equipped for you to cook and you can also buy rice grains here if you are really thinking of trying to make yourself a Japanese meal. The living area in another building provides a comfortable space for people to relax during the day but at night it transforms into a fancy bar that offers great drinks and snacks before you hit the sack.
Address: 2-13-21 Shitaya, Taito Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)
4. Star Inn
Tucked within a residential area, this place will make you feel like home. There are a wide variety of rooms here to choose that start from JPY 2500 from female-only dormitories, double rooms and family rooms that can fit up to 5 guests! There will be in-house events and activities organized by the staff, so keep an eye out for them. The rooftop is also open and you wouldn’t want to miss out the view on a bright sunny day! The rooftop also makes a great place to take things slow while you pour over your favorite book.
Address: 5-19-20 Aoto, Katsushika Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Juyoh Hotelclaudius_xiv/Flickr
For a cheap place that is right in the middle of the city, this would be it! Their dormitory beds here are priced at JPY 3000. There are no private shower rooms but rest assured that their facilities here are clean. There is also a Japanese style bath that you can rent for JPY 300 an hour for a good long soak! The kitchen here is open for you to cook and prepare meals during your stay. The hotel’s lounge is comfortable and from the big windows, you’ll get to view a quaint Japanese garden. For comfort at a budget, this is the place to stay!
Address: 2-15-3 Kiyokawa, Taito Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Tokyo Ginza Bay Hotel
Tucked in a corner of one of Tokyo’s liveliest area, Ginza this capsule hotel offers a capsule bed at JPY 5000. There are separate floors for male and female guests. Security here is guaranteed with their keycard lock system. Although the beds are capsule-like, their lounge and powder room are well equipped for you to relax after a long day of sightseeing. If you didn’t pack your towel, you can also rent one and a bathrobe from them.
HP: www.bay-hotel.jp/ginza/ (Japanese)
Address: 7-13-15 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)
7. First Cabin Atagoyama
For a place with a fancy theme, this might be your answer. The rooms here are designed to remind you of first class suites on planes. The rooms here are priced around JPY 6000 which is a steal for a fancy capsule hotel. There is definitely more space for you to relax here compared to other capsule hotels in Tokyo. Their public bath area and lounge is spacious. They also have dining areas that offer a breakfast spread in the morning and drinks at night.
HP: first-cabin.jp/locationlist/atagoyama.html (Japanese)
Address: 3-10-7 Nishishinbashi, Minato Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)
8. Hotel Maruchu Centro
This chic hotel is only 3 minutes away from its nearest train station. Their private rooms are priced around JPY 4000 which doesn’t differ much from dormitory beds that youth hostels offer in Tokyo! Here you’ll get your own private room that comes with a small refrigerator. There are shower booths and a big public bath area for you to take a good soak. Internet is provided here for all those who need to be in touch with the online world. If you didn’t bring your usual gadgets, there is nothing to fear. They have both Windows and Mac terminals all set up in their lounge area. This place also offers great discounts for those who are planning to stay long term.
Address: 3-2-2 Minamisenju, Arakawa Ward, Tokyo (Google Map)