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Where to stay in Tokyo: Best budget Hostels & Hotels to stay in Toyko

Where to stay in Tokyo: Best budget Hostels & Hotels to stay in Toyko

When it comes to deciding where to stay, especially in a big metropolitan city like Tokyo, it can be very confusing. You type “hotel” or “hostel” into Google and thousands of results pop up. How could you choose where to stay in Tokyo? Well, don’t worry, we are here to help you decide, based on your interest. Let’s take a look at the best budget hostels and hotels to stay in Tokyo. 


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Best budget hostels and hotels to stay in Tokyo

Sakura Hostel- Social hostel for a great value 

Sakura Hostel Asakusa

Sakura Hostel is one of the most popular accommodation options for travelers. There are many Sakura branches and we recommend you stay at the Sakura Hostel in Asakusa. It has excellent access to some of the major sights including Sensoji Temple, Sky Tree, and Akihabara! 

Enjoy a different Tokyo experience at an international hostel where travelers from all over the world gather. They have events happening regularly for you to meet fellow travelers. 

Accommodation options: Dormitory and a group room for families and groups. 

Location: 111-0032 Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Asakusa 2-24-2, Japan
Price range: Dormitory rooms from $20 and private rooms from $55

K’s House Tokyo- Cozy hostel, a great place to meet people

K's House Asakusa

K’s House is a popular place for people to stay in. K’s House Tokyo is located in Kuramae, providing an at-home feeling in a town where traditional and modern cultures meet. It is a great base when exploring Tokyo and the Asakusa area. 

They have hostels at the major cities in Japan, including a listed heritage property of Japan located on the east coast of the Izu Peninsula and a 100-year-old historical Ryokan that was converted into a budget hostel in 2010. 

Address: 20-10, Kuramae, 3-chome, Taito-ku Tokyo Japan
Accommodation Type : Bunk beds $19-22, Private $44-98

Unplan Shinjuku- Stay in the center of the action

Unplan Hostel

Hostel UNPLAN Shinjuku is located in the center of the popular tourist area of Shinjuku. They promote the relationships you will build with other travelers while staying here. It is a minimalistic, simple, and comfortable place to stay.

Address: 5-3-15 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 
Accommodation: Bunk $23-38, Private $59-203

Khosan- Backpackers hostel with budget stays 

Khosan Tokyo

Khosan is known as the accommodation for foreign backpackers in Japan, you can meet a friendly community of global travellers, from Japan and abroad, with different backgrounds, travelling alone, as a group, with family or friends, or for business, spending time here at Khosan Backpackers Hostel. 

Address: 3-4-12 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Accommodation: Bunk $33-50, Private $13-40

Citan- Modern hostel close to the historical center of Tokyo 

Citan Hostel

CITAN Hostel is located in Tokyo, 600 meters from Suginomori Shrine, and offers air-conditioned rooms and a bar. Facilities of this property include a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, as well as free WiFi. This hostel offers a night club and a luggage storage area   

Address:111-0032 Tokyo-to, Taito-ku Asakusa 3-4-12, Japan 
Accommodation: Bunk $33-50, Private $33-50

Imano- Affordable accommodation with a great hangout spot  

Imano Tokyo hostel

IMANO Hostel is a Hostel & Café Bar in Shinjuku, middle of Tokyo. Imano Tokyo Hostel offers dormitory rooms, family rooms, and private rooms, as well as free WiFi throughout the property. You can also enjoy a drink and a la carte meal from the café and bar on site. 

Location: 5 Chome-12-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022
Accommodation: Bunk $19-23, Private $58-104

Conclusion

There are so many different choices when it comes to hotels and hostels in Japan. So much so, that all the options can be overwhelming! We hope you were able to learn a little bit more about our favorites and find the one that suits you best.

Even if you live in Tokyo, try staying a night in one of these accommodations as there is so much to do within each one. As many of them offer shockingly affordable prices, why not go on a little adventure? 

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FLIP GUIDE TEAM

Hey friend!

Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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