If you’re looking to book cheap in Japan, there are plenty of options that you can choose from now, especially with the multitude of capsule hotels that have sprung up. Capsule hotels or pod hotels are unique accommodation options and feature small and basic individual sleeping units called capsules. They basically run on the idea of providing minimalistic overnight accommodation in large numbers. Developed in Japan and now slowly catching up to the other parts of the world as well, capsule hotels are increasingly becoming popular owing to the privacy as compared to sharing spaces or dormitories, the convenience and the cost-effectiveness.
Other pocket-friendly accommodation options available include basic single rooms, twin-sharing or dormitory rooms. Based on how much you’re willing to spend and the kind of amenities you’re looking for, we’ve curated a list of handpicked budget hotels to cater to different price points. Check out the top-rated yet cheap hotels in Tokyo here!
The property comprises of compact air-conditioned rooms that come with a television and a fridge each. Guests have an option to stay in a Western-style room or to try a Japanese style room with a tatami floor and futon bedding. Bathrooms are shared and guests have access to the 24-hour individual shower booths. The hotel has a coin-operated internet station and a coin launderette on-site. The hotel does not provide meals but a shared kitchen space and free green tea.
The property is in close proximity to the Sensoji Temple and the Asakusa area. The nearest station is the Miami-Senju Station from where Ueno, Akihabara and Ginza are only a 10-minute subway ride away.
This men-only hotel provides compact sleeping capsules with an alarm clock and television. The bathrooms and toilets are shared among the guests. This property features two saunas, hot public baths, a stone spa, an internet room with PCs, a coin laundromat and a massage room with Chinese and Korean style massage options.
The Chikutei Restaurant serves Japanese dishes and is open for all meals except for breakfast on Mondays. The location is only 83 m (272 ft) from the Exit C1 of Ikebukuro subway station. From here, Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya are all under 15 minutes away.
This property features dormitory rooms and capsule-type units. Each unit is equipped with a luggage storage area, shelf, electric socket and reading light. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property. A paid public bathing facility is located right next to the hotel. Other features include a 24-hour front desk, a free-use computer in the lobby, safety deposit boxes, complimentary coffee in the lobby and on the open terrace.
The hotel’s sushi restaurant, located just a minute away from the property caters to your meal requirements. The property is close to the JR or Keisei Nippori Stations, is a short stroll from Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street and a short drive from Asakusa.
Hotel Owl Tokyo Nippori
Address: Arakawa-ku Higashi Nippori 6-59-3
CCTV in common areas Security alarm Face masks for guests available Physical distancing in dining areas Ticket service Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Physical distancing rules followed
Located in the heart of the Shinjuku area, this capsule hotel offers compact capsule beds with a private television and an alarm clock. Meals are provided at the hotel restaurant which serves regular Japanese fare. Bathrooms and toilets are shared and the necessary amenities are provided. Lockers are provided for guests’ luggage and the hotel has a 24-hour front desk. The Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel is 350 m (1148 feet) from Shinjuku Train Station. Right across the street from the Shinjuku Ward Office, the hotel is a five-minute walk from Isetan Department Store, the lively Kabukicho area and Shinjuku San-Chome Subway Station. Also, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a 10-minute walk.
Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel
Address: Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-2-5
Access to health care professionals Thermometers for guests provided by property Air conditioning 24-hour front desk Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Heating Adult only
The Wi-Fi enabled property hotel has rooms and dormitories on offer. The property has a 24-hour front desk, free luggage storage services, tour and travel desk, a coin laundromat and a shared lounge area with a microwave, refrigerator and internet PCs. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. The on-site cafe is open round the clock and serves international fare. The property is located at just a 2-minute walk from the Jimbocho Subway Station, a 5-minute walk from the Tokyo Station 10-minute walk from Nippon Budokan and the Imperial Palace. The property is also in close proximity to the popular Akihabara area and the Tokyo Dome and Tokyo Dome City Amusement Park.
Sakura Hotel Jimbocho
Address: Chiyoda-ku Kanda-Jinbocho 2-21-4
Newspapers Process in place to check health of guests Breakfast takeaway containers Concierge service Sun terrace Kid meals Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
This listing offers single and twin rooms with shared kitchen access. The units have both air-conditioning and heating, a television and free internet access. The toilet and bathroom facilities are shared. The hotel also features a lounge area with a personal computer available for guest use, a coin laundromat, free bicycle rental, a drink vending machine. The shared kitchen is well-appointed with a fridge, microwave, toaster. Hotel Meigetsu is an eight-minute walk from Minami-Senju Station and Ohashi Station. It is within a 25-minute drive from the Roppongi area and the Imperial Palace. It is a 35-minute drive from Meiji-Jingu Shrine and Haneda Airport. Narita Airport is a 75-minute drive away.
Offering capsule rooms for male guests only, the Capsulevalue Kanda is located at just a three-minute walk from JR Kanda Train Station and a five-minute walk from the Mitsukoshimae subway station. Each capsule comes with a television, a radio and an alarm clock. Lockers are made available to the guests for their luggage and towels, nightwear and a toothbrush are provided. No meals are served at the property and guests have to make their own arrangements but there are plenty of restaurants in the area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and guests can use the free-use PCs at the business centre. Kanda Capsulevalue is a five-minute train ride from Tokyo Station and JR Akihabara Train Station. The Imperial Palace is a 15-minute walk away.
With compact sleeping capsules that come with air conditioning and a television set each, this listing is only a minute’s walk from Keikyu Omori Kaigan Train Station. Some rooms also have free Wi-Fi. Most of the rooms are for male guests only The hotel has a hot public bath. Other features include a coin laundromat, a 24-hour front desk and a drink vending machine.
The JR Omori Train Station is also an under 10 minute-walk away. It is also only half an hour from the Haneda airport.
Seaside Inn Omori
Address: Shinagawa-ku, Minamioi 3-31-17
Featuring family rooms, twin-sharing rooms quadruple-sharing rooms and dormitories, this listing hosts guests in carpeted rooms with each unit coming with a reading light and privacy curtain. Guests are provided with personal lockers for their luggage. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Buffet breakfast is provided to the guests and there are a self-service drink counter and a shared dining space that comes with a microwave, a toaster oven, an electric kettle and a refrigerator. Each floor has shared bathrooms with the basics. Other toiletries are provided to all guests free of cost.
Hotel 3000 Asakusa Honten
Address: 1-27-2 Asakusa
Featuring simply furnished and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, the Hotel Houshi Kaikan is only a two-minute walk from Higashi-Nohonbashi subway station. Each unit comes equipped with a television and slippers. Guests can choose between a room with tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futons or a room with a sofa and a bed. The hotel comes with free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. The common area features a microwave and an electric tea-kettle besides a small library of comic books. The listing also offers massage services for the guests.
Fun without a hole in your pocket
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