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Tokyo Guest House Itabashijuku - Hostel
1.5 out of 5
15-10 Nakaitabashi, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is £55 per night

Located in Itabashi, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Rikkyo University, Sunshine City Shopping Mall and Sunshine Aquarium. University of Tokyo and Tokyo ...

4.4/5Excellent! (197 reviews)

"Clean. Nice lounge with coffee as you wish. A bit away from sightseeing. Roomy sleeping space."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Tokyo Guest House Itabashijuku - Hostel
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1 out of 5
1-23-10 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
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Located in Minato, this hostel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Tokyo Imperial Palace, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Dome. Meiji ...

3.8/5Good! (24 reviews)
2 nights

"What you see is what you get, though you have nice washing / shower facilities. No air con though and it was a warm evening"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jun 2019

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Hiromas Hotel Kotobuki - Hostel
2 out of 5
3-12-1 Kotobuki, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £17 per night

Located in Taito, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sensō-ji Temple and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo National Museum are also within 2 mi (3 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (95 reviews)

"I didn't like the Expedia booking page which does not tell you how many other bunks are in the room"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2019

Hiromas Hotel Kotobuki - Hostel
bnb+ Post Town Shinbashi - Hostel
1 out of 5
F4, Ru Gurasieru Building No. 5, 5-20-1, Shinbashi, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
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Located in Shinbashi, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Zojoji Temple, Tokyo International Forum and Ginza Six. Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre and Hibiya Park ...

4/5Very Good! (24 reviews)
Convenience location

"Very close to Shimbashin Station and convenience to go anywhere. I spent 20hrs in Tokyo and got a lot of stuff done staying here."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2018

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LYURO Tokyo Kiyosumi by THE SHARE HOTELS - Hostel
3 out of 5
1-1-7 Kiyosumi, Koto Ward, Tokyo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £52 per night

Located in Koto, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo Imperial Palace, Sensō-ji Temple and Ueno Park. Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Dome are also within 6 mi ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (144 reviews)

"The staff were excellent and very friendly. I liked the location .The metro was 10 mins walk Kiyosumi-shirakawa .The Hanzamon line was about 5 stops from Damon metro station which was the station for the world trade centre/Hamamatsucho bus station where a lot of the tours go from.The Tokyo skytree ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

LYURO Tokyo Kiyosumi by THE SHARE HOTELS - Hostel
FOCUS Kuramae - Hostel
2 out of 5
4-21-2 Kuramae, Tokyo, Tokyo
Free cancellation
The price is £16 per night

Located in Taito, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Sensō-ji Temple and Kaminarimon. Ryogoku Kokugikan and Ameya-Yokochō are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (60 reviews)

"Very nice hostel, super clean, nice staff. I would definitely visit again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

FOCUS Kuramae - Hostel
Hiromas Hostel Kura - Hostel
1 out of 5
Kuramae 2-17-10, Tokyo, Tokyo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £23 per night

Located in Taito, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kaminarimon, Sensō-ji Temple and Ryogoku Kokugikan. Asakusa Shrine and Ameya-Yokochō are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
Sufficient

"Clean, mostly quiet, friendly service, but the rooms were tiny (basically just room for the pods and our bags). Unfortunately we were assigned a room that was right behind the lit hotel sign, so there was bright light coming in through the windows all night. There is also no way to control lighting ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Hiromas Hostel Kura - Hostel
Plat Hostel Keikyu Asakusa Station
2 out of 5
2-17-11 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £23 per night

Located in Taito, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Sensō-ji Temple and Kaminarimon. Ueno Park and Asakusa Shrine are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (124 reviews)

"Absolutely wonderful outgoing staff. Also very well located near the train station!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Plat Hostel Keikyu Asakusa Station
Hiromas Hostel in Kanda
1 out of 5
2-8-5 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
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Located in Chiyoda, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tokyo Anime Center, Akihabara Electric Town and Ameya-Yokochō. Ueno Park and Tokyo International Forum ...

3.8/5Good! (36 reviews)

"Great choice to stay, between hostel and capsule. When the rooms get full the comfort level is not great - little room to stand or leave things, nowhere to sit, noisier. Guests were very respectful of the quietness at night. Very convenient location. At this price it's really a clear winner."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2017

Hiromas Hostel in Kanda
Hiromas Inn Chitose-karasuyama
2.5 out of 5
4-22-15, Minamikarasuyama, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is £31 per night

Located in Setagaya, this hostel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Ghibli Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of New National Theatre Tokyo and Ajinomoto Stadium. Tokyo Opera ...

3.8/5Good! (33 reviews)
Very recomendable and nice place to stay

"Was there during typhoon and I felt safe, very good staff and helpfull and very polite. The only thing i missed was a hook to hang my jacket otherwise great room with a nice air condition."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Hiromas Inn Chitose-karasuyama
Palette Takashimadaira - Hostel
1.5 out of 5
8-15-10 Takashimadaira, Itabashi, Tokyo, Tokyo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £37 per night

Located in Itabashi, this hostel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Toshimaen Amusement Park, University of Tokyo and Ueno Park. Tokyo Dome and Sunshine City Shopping ...

3/5 (24 reviews)

"It's cool how they're complete with a mini stove, fridge, microwave and other amenities even though they're price is really cheap. There's a lot of good places to eat around the area and a 7/11 and mini grocery store beside it."…"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2020

Palette Takashimadaira - Hostel
Oak Hostel FUJI - Hostel
1 out of 5
2-13-3 Higashikomagata, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
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Located in Sumida, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Sensō-ji Temple and Tokyo Sky Tree. Ueno Park and Tokyo Dome are also within 3 mi (5 km). Honjo-azumabashi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (113 reviews)

"Very nice, similar to a capsule hotel. Very clean and well maintained with nice staff."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2020

Oak Hostel FUJI - Hostel
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RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
4 out of 5
1-104-19 Totsuka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is £115 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,784 reviews)

"The property was in a great location with a shuttle to the train station. The staff was friendly and always willing to assist and help you. I would return again!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
3.5 out of 5
2-2-17 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is £49 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (556 reviews)

"Such a great hotel. The rooms are relatively large compared to 2 other central Tokyo hotels we stayed on this trip. Even though bespoke was our cheapest hotel during our stay, this was by far our favourite one. Lovely free breakfast, accommodating staff and rooms are perfectly designed to make the ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
3 out of 5
1-20-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
The price is £37 per night
3.9/5Good! (5,684 reviews)

"Very good hotel. Woukd definitely recommend this location."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2020

APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
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Sprawling, uber-modern, laced with mysterious Shinto shrines and cherry blossoms – it can only be Tokyo. A metropolis that nearly 40 million people call home, it's a truly electrifying and sleepless place, where mornings of haggling for tuna in the Tsukiji Fish Market meld with serene meditation sessions in the Meiji Shrine. Amid it all are lots of hostels in Tokyo, which should help to keep costs nice and low on the accommodation front. Simple, clean and aimed squarely at young, flexible backpackers, they come with Japan's iconic pod dormitories, but also offer private double rooms for those after a little extra privacy. Look for these sorts of stay between the gabled temples of old Taito or wedged into the neon-lit blocks of uber-modern Shibuya alike.

What to expect from hostels in Tokyo

If there's one type of hostel in Tokyo that really stands out from the crowd, it's the Japanese pod hostel. These are a uniquely East Asian creation that have slowly crept westward. Swapping out classic bunks for enclosed pod capsules that have a bed, reading light and small desk, they ensure the maximum of privacy on a budget. It's common to find them separated into female-only and male-only dorms, though some more modern options have mixed sleeping quarters. Travelling with the other half? There are hostels in Tokyo that have doubles, too, though expect compact interiors – space can be at a premium in buzzing districts like Harajuku and Ebisu.

For travellers with real eye for design, some Tokyo hostels try to channel the traditional look of the Japanese Ryokan. These are age-old inns that date back to the Shogun and medieval eras, though they take on a contemporary twist in the heart of the capital, fusing paper walls and futon chairs with minimalist interiors and elegant bar spaces. Of course, there's the usual mix of hostel additions to look forward to, besides – think high-speed WiFi, on-site laundrettes and helpful reception staff, who're on hand to assist with temple tips, sushi recommendations and more.

Experience the city from hostels in Tokyo

Choosing a hostel in Tokyo won't just bolster the travel budget for those adventures around the buzzing metropolis. It should also provide somewhere exciting and central to base an urban stay. Take the Imano Tokyo Ginza Hostel. It's one of the rare fusions of Japanese inn and modern backpacker lodge, which you'll find tucked into the heart of Chuo. That's home to the vibrant bazaars of the Tsukiji Fish Market and a kaleidoscope of street entertainments and shops down Chuo-dori. At the ENAKA Asakusa Central Hostel, meanwhile, you can clink drinks on the rooftop terrace before heading out to check off bucket-list sights, like the Sensoji Temple – an immersive Buddhist shrine – and the handsome Tokyo Imperial Palace – the old home of Japan's emperors.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Tokyo?
If you’re in the market for an affordable place to stay in Tokyo, one of the 245 hostels here might be a great option for you. Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for sightseeing. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its temples and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Tokyo?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the highest reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start: Hiromas Hotel Kotobuki - Hostel - 2-minute walk from Kuramae Station (Oedo) for easy access to public transport. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers, free toiletries and hairdryers in all rooms. Hiromas Hostel Kura - Hostel - 2-minute walk from Kuramae Station (Oedo) for easy access to public transport. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries and lockers. Tokyo Guest House Itabashijuku - Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Naka-Itabashi Station. Property features include free WiFi, laundry facilities and TV in a common area. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries and hairdryers. Hiromas Hostel in Kanda - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Kodemmacho Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers. FOCUS Kuramae - Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Kuramae Station (Oedo) and Kuramae Station (Asakusa). You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Rooms come with free toiletries and hairdryers.
What's the seasonal weather in Tokyo?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s some information that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Tokyo is 1567 mm.
What is there to see and do in Tokyo?
Overall, Tokyo is known for its temples, museums and monuments. Major attractions include Tokyo Imperial Palace, Nippon Budokan and Tokyo Tower. Get out into nature with places such as Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Yoyogi Park. Cultural attractions include Ghibli Museum, Imperial Garden Theatre and Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre.
What's the best way to get around Tokyo?
You can search for flights to the closest airport in Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.), located 35.9 mi (57.8 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Tokyo (HND-Haneda), located 8.8 mi (14.1 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to use public transport during your trip. You can access metro transport at Hibiya Station, Ginza-Itchome Station and Ginza Station. To explore more of the area, take a train from Yurakucho Station, Shimbashi Station or Tokyo Station.

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