Tokyo Hotel Guide - Hipster Hotels For Less Than 120 USD A Night - Updated 2022


Hotels aren’t just about sleeping. Some are extravagant and come with fantastic services, while others just provide the basic amenities and accommodation needed. On the other hand, there are hotels that are cheap yet interesting that will provide you with not just accommodation, but interesting experiences you cannot find elsewhere. Here are 6 hotels in Tokyo that you can enjoy for less than 120 USD a night:

Counting sheep at Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa (from USD 33)

Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa

Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa is conveniently located right beside Kiyosumi Shirakawa station - just 14 minutes from Tokyo station via subway. As part of the Comfort Hotel group, Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa does not have any lavish services or mind-blowing concepts, but rather focuses on guests’ quality of sleep.

In Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa, a room called the Sheep Room is available. It is designed based on surveys over a long time at more than 50 Comfort Hotels around Japan, and specialises in allowing guests to fall asleep fast and wake up with ease

It is said that people roll over about an average of 20 to 30 times when sleeping. The pillows and bolsters in the Sheep Room come with a design that helps to prevent this. Furthermore, the lights in the Sheep Room are such that they will assist in refreshing guests, ensuring a great start to the day.

Breakfast is served within Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa, with bread, rice balls, salad, fruit, and soup.

Comfort Hotel Tokyo Kiyosumi Shirakawa

Address: 1-6-12 Shirakawa, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, JPN, 135-0021

Internet services Parking Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Process in place to check health of guests Physical distancing in dining areas Luggage storage Fax/photocopying 24-hour front desk

Interact with people from around the world: Hotel Graphy Nezu (from USD 22)

Hotel Graphy Nezu is popular not only amongst Japanese visitors but also with tourists from all around the world - over 90% of guests are foreigners.

Located just 3 minutes from Nezu Station, the modern-style hotel has a gorgeous lobby embellished with a chandelier, looking almost like an art gallery than a hotel. A living room and kitchen is available in Hotel Graphy Nezu, as well as a dining space where guests can dine and interact together, sharing their travel stories and culture with one another.

Of course, privacy is maintained in the rooms. A dormitory, as well as single rooms and double rooms, is available in Hotel Graphy Nezu. However, unlike business hotels, Hotel Graphy Nezu does not provide basic amenities apart from towels and a toothbrush, so do bring your own toiletries.

Breakfast is served in the café-style lounge from 7:00 to 11:00 each morning. Sandwiches and pancakes are available; the egg sandwich is especially recommended! The harmony of the toasted bread and fluffy egg roll is superb! Lunch and dinner is also available in the lounge. For those who are not confident in speaking Japanese, have no fears. The staff members at Hotel Graphy Nezu are all able to converse fluently in both Japanese and English.

Hotel Graphy Nezu

Address: Taito-ku Ikenohata 4-5-10

Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Heating Fax/photocopying

Rich with amenities - Akasaka Granbell Hotel (from USD 28)

Akasaka Granbell Hotel

Akasaka Granbell Hotel is part of the Granbell Hotel group found in Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Akasaka. The hotel is not just known for its stylishness, but also for the vast choice of amenities that they provide.

At Akasaka Granbell Hotel, the 3rd storey to the 11th storey is built in an open-ceiling style, giving the walkways a spacious feel. A total of 8 types of room are available, including single rooms to suite rooms where you can enjoy the night views of Tokyo city. The suite rooms all come in a maisonette style, with shower rooms, television rooms, and bedrooms located separately.

All of the rooms in Akasaka Granbell Hotel are designed in a chic manner, giving it a luxurious feel. However, the lobby is where you can enjoy one of the greatest aspects of Akasaka Granbell Hotel – the wide selection of amenities. Six different types of green tea and red tea from the famous Japanese tea retailer, Lupicia, are available for free. Furthermore, ladies will get a bonus amenity pack which includes creams, face packs, and hand creams.

Breakfast is available in the lobby, including bread, cereals and soup. However, there are no chairs or tables there and so you will have to take your items and consume them in your room.

Akasaka Granbell Hotel

Address: Minato-ku Akasaka 3-10-9

Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Massage

The bar style hotel: Hotel Bar GRANTiOS

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Hotel Bar GRANTiOS was formerly known as Classic Hotel Omori Seiyokan. Just 3 minutes from Omori Station by foot, the stylish hotel’s lobby is on the 2nd storey. Right behind the lobby is the bar after which the hotel was named. Over 150 choices of whiskeys, cocktails, and champagnes are available at the bar.

The hotel was designed by a renowned designer who even took charge of the famous “aquarium restaurant & bar deep blue” at Roppongi, and it has a stylish, wooden feel. There are 5 different types of room in Hotel Bar GRANTiOS, from type A to type E. They are separated according to the number of people they can accommodate and their relative sizes. hot tubs are available in some of the rooms.

To illustrate some of the luxury in the hotel, the twin rooms have terraces that are beautifully lit up at night. It is a fantastic place for relaxation and perhaps a glass of beer after bathing.

Furthermore, the room service in Hotel Bar GRANTiOS is unlike that at other hotels. The room service menu includes Japanese cuisines, international cuisines, Italian cuisines, and even shabu-shabu (a Japanese hotpot dish). Breakfast is also available as room service.

Hotel Bar GRANTiOS

Address: 6-24-4 Minami Oi, Shinagawa 140-0013, Tokyo Prefecture

Access: 3-minute walk from JR Omori Station

Contact: +81 3-3768-2011

Official URL to book

Remm Hibiya: perfect for Takarazuka fans (from USD 79)

For those who are planning to visit Ginza or watch a Takarazuka performance, Remm Hibiya is the hotel for you. Located only 5 minutes from JR Yurakucho Station by foot, Remm Hibiya is right in front of the Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre.

A total of 255 rooms are available in Remm Hibiya, which provides clean rooms and basic amenities for guests. In addition, there are floors exclusive to ladies that can only be accessed when a card is tapped in the elevator, providing a safe and comfortable accommodation. Amenities such as hair irons can be borrowed from the lobby too.

Breakfast is served at the Café&Meal MUJI eatery, with a choice between Japanese cuisine and international cuisine. Remm Hibiya books out fast near the dates when there are Takarazuka performances so make sure you reserve your room early!

remm Hibiya

Address: Chiyoda-ku Yurakucho 1-2-1

Restaurant 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Ironing service Internet services Lift Currency exchange

Popular among tourists - Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara (from USD 15)

Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara
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Opened in April 2015, Grids Hotel Akihabara is located only 10 minutes from Akihabara Station - a must-visit location for Japanese subculture and pop culture lovers.

The exterior of Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara is eye-catching, with each floor painted in a different colour. The interior, on the other hand, has a Bar & Lounge at the entrance, which is designed based on a railway terminal. A community board is found within the Bar & Lounge where guests can write their recommendations too.

The colourful hotel has capsule-type rooms called PODs from the 2nd to the 5th storey, and private rooms on the 6th and 7th floors. The PODs are designed using wood and have a relaxing atmosphere. Electrical outlets and personal lights are available within each capsule, and the 5th floor is for ladies only, with a security card required for entry.

Several choices are available for the private rooms including the “Japanese room” and “Premium Room”. The Japanese room is based on a typical Japanese inn, designed with tatamis. You will get to experience sleeping on a futon (Japanese mattress). The premium room, on the other hand, is a spacious room with a huge comfortable bed that is perfect for families and large groups.

Wallet-friendly yet memorable stay

As a luxurious city, travelling around Tokyo may not be exactly cheap. Yet, proper accommodation is of the utmost importance to ensure safety and a good rest. Do check out these hotels when travelling in Tokyo!

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