Tokyo It has a reputation for being an expensive city but we have said several times that it is not so. Airfare to get there and transportation can be expensive but you can sleep and eat for little money, regulating expenses without losing a single drop of enjoyment.
Accommodation in Tokyo is more expensive than in the rest of the country so either you rent a flat through an Internet platform or you go straight to a hostel. This type of place is great to meet people and have other experiences because between foreigners and Japanese you get to experience a different city. Here we leave you Five highly recommended hostels in Tokyo.
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Khaosan Tokyo Original
It is the first hostel of something that later became a chain. Remains one of the cheapest accommodations in the city so it is not at all pretentious: large bedrooms with many beds and a shared bathroom.
The great thing about this hostel is the location, just meters from a subway station, and us a view of the Sumida river from your terrace that is wonderful. It offers free WiFi, a shared kitchen with refrigerator, microwave oven and more, hot showers with free soap and shampoo, laundry service with machines that cost between 100 and 200 yen but with free soap, lockers in the bedrooms, towels for rent for 50 yen and free coffee and tea all day.
This hostel offers mixed dorms with four beds. The price is 2,200 yen a night, about $ 20. Check-in is between 3 and 9 pm and check-out at 11 am. You can leave your luggage free of charge on the day of check-in from 8 am to 8 pm on the day of check-out. Visit the website in English if you are interested and check the other branches of the chain.
Book and Bed Tokyo
This hostel Opened in 2015 and is located in Ikebukuro. It has a huge library made up of more than 1700 titles including novels, tourist guides and comics. Yes it's a lucky library-hostel.
Offers some 30 beds in two types, compact and standard, shared bathroom and WiFi. You can choose a bed with the library behind, they are called bookshelf, or the standard bed that is cheaper and is simply a bunk bed. For the standard room you pay 4800 yen per night although it is a little more expensive on Fridays, Saturdays and days before a holiday.
By the room compact you pay 3800 yen. Both rates are without taxes. You can pay with Visa or Mastercard and cash is not accepted. You can cancel without cost up to eight days of the reservation and then there is a cost. It has a good website in English.
Irori Hostel & Kitchen
This hostel is in Nihonbashi and it presents itself as a very local site. It is located near Bakurocho, Barukoyokoyama and Kodenmacho stations. Inside their bedrooms the beds are divided by curtains and there is a lot of wood. The curtains are noren, a typical Japanese textile that is widely used in restaurants and shops. They block out sun, wind and dust but not noise so guests are always asked to be quiet.
This hostel offers a mixed dorm of seven people with bunk bed for 3000 yen per night or a bedroom for six with a single or double bed for 3500 yen. There is a reading light, free WiFi, plugs and air conditioning. These bedrooms are located on the second floor and here there is also a common space with a window. The showers are on the sixth floor and there are toilets on each floor. Showers are divided by gender.
On the third floor there are more bedrooms and floor 5 is a floor for women only which can hold 18 people in bunk beds for 3.300 yen a night. Free services include a hair dryer, WiFi, 24-hour showers, shampoo, soap, a shared kitchen with its utensils and small lockers. By paying you get a set of toothpaste and brush, slippers, towels, laundry service and more. The most expensive is the towel rental for 200 yen, the rest are pennies and more.
The entrance doors close at 11 pm but they give you a code to enter through the side if you arrive later. On the first floor you will be greeted by a fantastic fireplace to avoid the cold nights of Tokyo winter.
If you want to be in the heart of the city then you can opt for this hostel located in Minato-ku. It is at the same time a cafeteria so if you go out at night and wake up hungover ...
It offers four types of rooms:
- a mixed dorm for seven people a 3.500 yen per night per person.
- a female dormitory for four people for the same price
- a twin bedroom for 8000 yen per night the room
- a private double bedroom for the same price.
The very cool cafeteria works from 8:30 am to 8 pm. Check-in is from 3 pm until 9 pm and check-out is at 11 am. You can store your luggage until your departure or arrival and Credit cards are not accepted. There is free WiFi, a shared kitchen, shared bathrooms, washing and drying machines and lockers.
Children are accepted from 10 years but not in the shared bedrooms but in the double or twin rooms.
Sakura offers a hotel and a hostel. The hostel is in the Asakusa neighborhood, famous for its temples and within walking distance of the Tokyo Skytree. Has staff who speak multiple languages y you can check out until 8 pm which is super convenient.
Offers three types of rooms and is designed for both group travelers and solo travelers. The bedroom costs 3000 yen a bed per day, just under $ 30, and it has between six and eight bunk beds. They are mixed dorms. Private rooms are doubles and ideal for couples. They cost 8500 yen per night.
Then there are rooms for groups of four, six and eight beds for prices of 13 thousand, 18, 600 and 24, 400 yen. Each room has air conditioning, light per bed, lockers, plugs and WiFi. On each floor of the hostel there are 24-hour hot showers, an elevator and a bathroom.
Of course, Tokyo offers many other accommodation options, even dozens of other hostels, but we hope that among these five is yours.