10 Best Affordable Airbnbs Under 38 USD In Tokyo, Japan - Updated 2021

cheap airbnb tokyo

There is perhaps no need to introduce the most populous city in the whole world, with approximately 37 million inhabitants, and that wouldn’t be other than the fascinating Tokyo, in Japan. In such a chaotic city, you will probably need many days to explore all that Tokyo has to offer. In all Tokyo areas, there is something to do, like insane shopping in Harajuku, or extreme nightlife in Shinjuku. But Tokyo is also famous for its amazing food markets, sumo wrestling games, great art cafes, mouth-watering cuisine, a comic mania, and many more. Should you be tempted to visit the Eastern Capital, then discover with us the best most affordable Airbnbs under 38 USD in Tokyo, Japan.

1. Private room in a hostel (from USD 21)

Able to host up to two guests, this cozy private room is located a short five-minute walk from the nearest train station that takes you to central Tokyo within 15 minutes. Guests are provided with wi-fi, air conditioning, hot/cold water, bath essentials, as well as a washer and dryer at an extra cost. A bathroom is shared with other guests, but there are no kitchen facilities to cook or keep food. However, there is a convenience store just around the corner, as well as a bus stop to take you to places.

#301Good access 2 central Tokyo,7mins Sta
Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
322 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in hostel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was super strong didn’t have a single issue
our room was so pretty and the amenities were spotless
the room is excellent with enough space well worked air conditioner clean closet and so on
rooms have nice air conditioning and comfy bedding with clean seemingly new mattresses
the room was very clean and easy access to all necessary amenities was provided
clean and nice environment
very clean and comforting place
nice clean and quiet space
the room was clean and nice
clean room large tub
host communications were perfect
the host kindly provided ear plugs though
nice room and nice host
such a nice welcoming host
they're friendly and helpful
location is close to the station and tokyo has very good public transport
a great place to stay conceniently located with everything you need nearby
great situation to visit tokyo near the train station
the train station isn't far away and you can get to most places easily
a bit far from the metro but as a bonus there is a big supermarket nearby
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2. Exclusive stay for up to three people (from USD 20)

Up to three guests may stay in this private room of a hostel that is equipped with a double bed, a sofa bed, air conditioning, and wi-fi. Being a domi type room there is no key, neither a kitchen or fridge are available. Being located next to the street, there might be some car noise, but earplugs are provided. Free coffee, free tap water, bath amenities, iron, and a laptop-friendly corner are also provided. The Sumiyoshi station is just a five-minute walk away, while Narita airport an hour drive away.

#302 Private room. 3 people ok. 7mins from Sta.
Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
305 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in hostel 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and the futon bed for our third person was also not too shabby
takeshi is very nice and the room is very good
the room was so great and the blankets was comfortable
please keep this in mind when you book this place (room 302)
thanks to a comfortable and comfortable room we had a good time in tokyo
room very clean and cosy
everything was clean and tidy
place itself is clean and nice
it was super clean and spacious
very comfortable and clean space
very hospitable and friendly staff
nice host and good communication
takeshi was a very friendly and cool host
and thanks to the kindness of the host we have had a lot of experience
a great place for a group the host is nice
its location is nice
the location is great
great location and a great place if you need somewhere to stay close to the city
nice location very strategic and quiet
the location was pretty great there was a bus stop outside and two train stations about 10 mins away
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3. Open and airy accommodation (from USD 70)

A private room is offered in this large apartment with multiple rooms, that can sleep four guests and features air conditioning, hangers, wi-fi, iron, a laptop-friendly area, and bath essentials. The place is ideal for families, solo/business travelers, couples, or even friends. It is also conveniently located near public transportation, nightlife, restaurants, and family-friendly activities. The nearest station is a five-minute walk away, Haneda Airport is only 27 km (16.7 mi) far, and the busy Shinjuku street a short 15-minute walk.

#4-Shinjuku 3min JR station Private Room-D
264 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was great
personally i don’t think the room that i booked fit for 4 person
the room is quite spacious for 2 people and ideally placed
everything was clean and the air conditioning worked really well despite how hot it was outside
room was comfortably spacious enough for two guests
there goes clean sheets
clean convenient and good price
the place is clean and very convenient
very clean and the host had great communication
it was quiet very clean and very quick communication
host is responsive and accomodating
hj is a great host who is quick to answer any questions
the host is kind and quick to respond
great clear and honest communication with the host ideal location
location is so good
great location to access central tokyo
great location that's close to everything
close to train station shopping food and major attractions
location is perfectly strategic very close to convenience store and shin okubo station
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4. Choose this for a cozy stay (from USD 70)

This is probably one of the best places to use as a starting point to explore Tokyo thanks to its central location. The comfortable private room can sleep up to four guests and comes with wi-fi, air conditioning, a laptop-friendly workspace, and bath essentials including a hairdryer. There is a very well-connected subway, and railway transportation only a few minutes far from the property, for instance, Shinjuku station can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. The largest airport in Japan, Haneda Airport is just 27 km (16.7 mi) away.

#5-Shinjuku 3min JR station Private Room-E
236 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were big so sleeping is comfortable
i’ve stayed hj’s place for 7 nights cozy interior super location
room was comfortable and it looked new
you will be sharing bathroom with other travelers and the walls are a bit thin
the room is exactly like picture shown
everything was clean and tidy
clean and spacious room for 2
it was also clean and tidy
room is clean and organized
all clean and accurate
host was easily contactable
great and generous host who let me check in a bit early
a yaki-imo selling at the entrance of donkihote) nice host cost performance are good
hosts were nice (saw people twice or three times)
the host helped us getting to our room and it was a very pleasant experience overall
near the train station and tourist attractions
location is good around 10 mins walking distance to shinjuku
good location 10 minute walk from shin okubo station
location is good which is near to the shin okubo station
great location close to shinjuku
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5. Exclusive hideaway close to all conveniences (from USD 26)

Located in a quiet neighborhood, this private room is ideal for couples or solo travelers and boasts a futon to sleep on, a closet, wi-fi, air conditioning, a large television, and a desk. Guests will naturally share the rest of the common spaces with the family, such as a fully equipped kitchen, a full bathroom, a spacious living room, and a lovely balcony at the rooftop. Sangenjaya station is within a short walking distance. Other than that, just a short walk away you will find a supermarket, a drug store, a big park, and convenience stores.

Close to Shibuya/Quiet Neighborhood
Setagaya-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
169 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room : very comfortable with air conditioning if needed and japanese bed
i like cozy quiet home and kind warm imanishi family
the room is clean and well heated with a tv and good wifi
it was great having a tv we really enjoyed watching some local japanese shows
they house was very clean and spacious
the house is very clean and nice
the house was clean and tidy
super clean room house and toilet
the place is spotless and very comfortable
the host is very nice
yuka and ali were great hosts
they were really kind and helpful
the host in caring and everything is perfect
yuka and her family were great hosts
great location nice neighborhood near shibuya
the neighborhood is quite but well conected to shibuya by train or bus
it’s half a mile walk through a very nice neighborhood to the train station
wonderful location near public transport and lots of restaurants
there is also a very nice park within a 4mins walking distance
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6. Beautiful guesthouse with lovely rooms (from USD 22)

This lovely guesthouse is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the Japanese culture while having a fine accommodation experience. There are two rooms available for you, with the maximum capacity of five guests, two toilets and one shower for your convenience. There is also a fridge to keep your food, wi-fi, television, air conditioning, heating, and a work/study area, along with necessary bath amenities. The Haneda Airport is about an hour away from the nearest station, while there are convenience stores and a 24/7 supermarket just outside your doorstep.

Koala Guest House, Opened July 20, 2016!
151 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i especially appreciated the warm welcome the large room and the nice shower
i had a comfortable stay at kazushi-san's apartment
very clean and easy to find
guest house is very clean and cozy
the rooms are clean and well maintained
warm welcome clean and enjoyable
the house is very clean and comfy
you were very kind and the directions you gave was perfect
good place and nice host
kazushi is a great host
the koala is very generous and kind as well as reply so fast
the host is lovely and accommodating to your needs
the location is great it's basically located at the shopping street and near the station
the location was awesome
located in a very nice neighbourhood within a 5 min walk from the train station
the location of the place is great near to many great reastaurant tobu line station and subway station
the location is great with easy access to the train or subway stations
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7. Japanese-style standard single room (from USD 32)

For all the lonely souls out there, this inexpensive room might be just what you are looking for. What you get, is a private, either Japanese-style futon bedding or Western-style room equipped with a small fridge, a television, air conditioning, heating, and towels, a shared toilet, and shower with other guests, and a microwave in the common kitchen. Quite interesting might be the use of a Japanese-style private bath for an additional fee, that’s located on the 10th floor of the building. The ancient Buddhist Senso-Ji Temple and the Thunder Gate are within easy walking distance.

Japanese-Style Standard Single Room with TV
189 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in ryokan 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great price for a comfortable room and hostel style amenities
the premises were clean and comfortable and its restaurant makes a good breakfast and some other tasty meals
i had an enjoyable and comfortable stay
very nice room tatami and a futon
the room is small and clean
the room was clean
the place was super clean
the place was simple and perfectly clean
the room was pretty small but clean and has everything needed
staffs are friendly and approachable
the staffs are friendly and approachable
the staff was outstanding
the staff were all just a pleasure to speak with
love this place really helpful staff
good location to explore tokyo
great location and very close to the station
close to the station so def a bonus
location wise you really need to walk 10mins from the nearest station -minami senju
it’s super close to the train station and there are many restaurants around
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8. Modern apartment near the city center

This wheelchair-accessible apartment can comfortably host three guests in two single beds and a sofa bed and is also equipped with a functional kitchen with fridge, stove, and microwave, and a bathroom with bath essentials. Other amenities include wi-fi, air conditioning, heating, television, and iron, while parking charges apply. The apartment is located on the first floor of a six-story building. Machiya station is just a nine-minute walk away, from where you may reach lots of sightseeing and shopping locations.

MACHIYA Apt A,Modern style,3 stops to UENO
荒川区, 東京都, Japan
111 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it would have been better with carpet or bed heater to have a comfortable sleep
the space was just as nice as the photos a quaint studio apartment
the beds were slightly firm but the amenities (steamer kettle clothing rack linens) were convenient and helpful
nice apartment in the center of tokyo
clean n nice
toilet was clean and comfortable
very nice and clean apartment
clean stylish and cosy place
room was clean easy to find
great host always quick to reply
host is very responsive and helpful
and the host is very helpful
we enjoyed our stay very much the host was so nice he answers super super fast
the owner also have a good conversation with us
and overall good location for its spot
good place for a longtime stay
easily accessible location we travelled from narita airport to the apartment and found it very straightforward
everything was perfect comunication was outstanding and the house is near the metro station
the bus stop in front of the the apartment is super helpful
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9. Private apartment in central Tokyo

This fully furnished apartment is suitable for two guests and can be booked if you stay for more than 30 days, according to a new Japanese law. The apartment features one bedroom with a single bed and a futon, a fully functional kitchen that provides seasonings as well, a bathroom with a hot tub to relax, a dining area, and a small balcony to enjoy that cup of coffee in the morning. Two train stations can be reached within ten minutes on foot, and once around there, you will find numerous restaurants and local shops.

Private apt in central Tokyo #203
Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
113 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the free pocket wifi provided is good in tokyo
the small balcony was nice to have a quiet and relaxing breakfast
the pocket wifi is so useful and the signal and speed are great
it has a small secluded balcony at the back useful for laundry
the photos were accurate and the directions to find the apartment were perfect
it was very clean and well-kept
it's very clean too
room was clean
the apartment is clean and tidy
it was clean bright and well-appointed
very responsive with requests and answers to questions
the host is nice and friendly
helpful and kind hosts
the host was helpful in an effective way
hide and kei were very helpful and quick to respond to any questions i had
the location is peaceful
great little spot close to train station:)
good location in a quiet neighborhood
location is very quiet and peaceful
great location: in a quiet neighbourhood and very close to sakuradai station and the inevitable 7eleven
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10. A spacious and lovely Japanese House

A true Japanese experience awaits the guests of this beautiful house, which will be entirely at your disposal and can accommodate five guests. Amenities that come with this rental include wi-fi, air conditioning, television, iron, bed and bath essentials, family features such as stair gates, a well-equipped kitchen, and work/study area. The property is located in a quiet residential area, that enjoys close proximity to the train station, while it is only six minutes far from the buzzing Akihabara.

Safe place 1minute from station,上野Asakusa,秋葉原near
Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
231 reviews
Entire house 0 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the traditional japanese house is very sweet and the mattresses were comfortable
sleeping was done with traditional futon and it was surprisingly comfortable
maruyama's apartment was very nicely put together and accurate to his post
the wifi package really saved our day because we used (hidden by airbnb) map a lot in tokyo
everything here is much better than we expected its comfortable and perfectly fits our needs
everything was spotlessly clean
the appartment was clean and spacious
the house was very clean and cozy
maruyama who helped us a lot + super clean
the place was very clean
just the best host ever
the host was really friendly and helpful
host was very accommodating and generous
thank you for being a great host
best airbnb host we met
the location is super convenient a few blocks from iriya station
location is very close to the train station and easy to find
really easy to access from the train station
location of the place was perfect
great location check in was easy
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Endless possibilities in a magical city

We hope you did get an idea of just how many things there are in this fashionable capital, and most importantly how your accommodation won’t break your bank while staying cozy and comfortable. Did we mention that there are also weird museums worth exploring? Don’t forget to check them out when you visit the city!

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