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Tokyois an incredibly unique and vibrant city, brimming with neon skyscrapers, funky neighborhoods, hipster hangouts, and rich history. As one of the top destinations for travelers worldwide, Tokyo offers something for everyone, whether you're interested in its modern infrastructure or traditional culture.
Despite its reputation as an expensive city, with the right tips and tricks, Tokyo doesn't have to break the bank. In fact, we've compiled a list of the best cheapest hostels in Tokyo, tailored to a variety of budgets.
Experience all that this fascinating city has to offer without emptying your wallet?
J's Backpackers is ideally positioned, a mere 10-minute stroll from Aoto station, making it the perfect spot for tourists seeking to explore the area. Guests can relax in the hostel's serene garden and appreciate its stunning beauty while being conveniently located just 1.7km from Shoganji Temple - a must-visit for any traveler.
Offering complimentary WiFi and a fully-equipped kitchen, J's Backpackers provides an excellent base for discovering Tokyo's many exciting destinations.
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Nestled within the cultural heartbeat of Tokyo, Lodging Tokyo Ueno offers travelers an oasis of affordability and warmth. Here, the essential comforts merge seamlessly with minimalist design, embodying the spirit of frugal yet fulfilling travel. Its location in Ueno is a jackpot, positioning backpackers minutes away from the rich tapestry of museums, parks, and a zoo that populate this quaint Tokyo neighborhood.
Walking into Lodging Tokyo Ueno, you are embraced by an atmosphere that echoes the community-centric ethos of hostel living. The common areas are intimate spaces that brew a delightful mix of cultures and conversations, making each moment an opportunity to forge global friendships. Helpful staff, fluent in various languages, ensure that every traveler finds their rhythm in the vibrant Tokyo life.
While cutting corners on the cost, Lodging Tokyo Ueno makes no compromises on the basics. Guests have access to clean, secure, and cozy sleeping arrangements that align well with the needs of a modern backpacker. In a city where expenses spiral quickly, this hostel stands as a guardian of your travel budget without diluting the Tokyo experience.
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1 Night 1980 Hostel is conveniently situated just a short stroll away from Iriya Subway Station Exit 4, and a comfortable 15-minute walk from JR Uguisudani Train Station. Each guest is provided with their own personal locker, which features a hanging bar for clothes.
Additionally, free WiFi is available throughout the property. Sleeping capsules are placed side-by-side in a spacious common area and feature a shower, with shared bathrooms also available, complete with comfy slippers. Both face towels and toothbrushes are provided to guests, free of charge.
1 Night 1980 Hostel boasts a 24-hour front desk, along with a coin laundry and vending machine for added convenience. This capsule hotel is located in close proximity to many of Tokyo's most sought-after sights, including the tranquil Ueno Park, the majestic Sensoji Temple, and the charming Asakusa area - all just a brief bus ride away.
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Base Inn Komagome is located in Tokyo, only 3.2 km away from The Sunshine 60 Observatory. In addition, this hostel provides free WiFi throughout the property, allowing guests to stay connected.
Furthermore, guests in Base Inn Komagome can make use of the shared kitchen available on the premises. For those interested in sightseeing, it's worth noting that Yasukuni Shrine and Sensoji Temple are both located 5 km away from the property.
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For an unbeatable combination of affordability and convenience, Lodging Tokyo Uguisudani stands out among Tokyo's hostels. Nestled in a charming neighborhood and surrounded by authentic eateries and cultural hotspots, this hostel lets you dive deep into Tokyo's local life without breaking the bank. The dormitory-style rooms are clean and comfortable, offering a relaxing stay after a day of exploration.
The hostel's communal areas serve as lively hubs for mingling with fellow adventurers, making it easy to create lasting friendships and share travel tales. With welcoming staff who go the extra mile, you'll feel at home from the moment you step through the door. For those seeking budget-friendly accommodation in Tokyo, Lodging Tokyo Uguisudani is the top pick, ensuring a memorable backpacking experience.
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Located in Tokyo's Taito district, Base Inn Uguisudani offers air-conditioned rooms just a stone's throw away from Shikian and the Calligraphy Museum. Additionally, with free WiFi and a shared kitchen available, this 1-star hostel is ideal for budget-conscious travelers.
Not only that, each room in Base Inn Uguisudani comes equipped with a kettle and bed linen, and guests can explore nearby attractions like Nippori South Park, Kanei-ji Temple, and Kanei-ji Temple Kompon Chudo.
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Tokyo Guest House Ouji Music Lounge, located in the heart of Tokyo, offers free WiFi all throughout the property, as well as a cozy bar on-site. Additionally, guests can enjoy live musical performances that are regularly organized in the shared lounge, further enhancing their stay.
Furthermore, Tokyo Guest House Ouji Music Lounge provides bicycles for visitors to explore nearby attractions such as Shakujii River, Asukayama Park, Yasukuni Shrine, and Sensoji Temple. With just a 5-minute walk from Oji Station, guests have easy access to JR Ueno Station via a 20-minute train ride and walk.
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H2O STAY Ōtorii - Male Only located in Tokyo's Ota Ward district, offers cheap accommodation in a prime location in Tokyo with a plethora of must-see local attractions nearby. These include Uramori Inari Shrine, Miwa Itsukushima Shrine and Omori Hachiman Shrine. Other popular spots, such as Gonsho-ji Temple, Kifune Shrine and Morigasaki Kotsu Park are also conveniently located.
The units at H2O STAY Ōtorii - Male Only are equipped with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning, a microwave, a stovetop and a kettle. Guests are also provided with bed linen.
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SAMURAI STAY 洗足池-male only 男性専用 is a budget hostel in Tokyo exclusively for male guests, conveniently located just 400 meters away from the serene Senzokuike Park. Guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
Situated within a 3 km radius are tourist attractions such as the Setagaya Art Museum, Ryugen-ji Temple, and Musashi Koyama Shopping Street Palm. Complimentary high-speed WiFi and a common kitchen are also available for SAMURAI STAY 洗足池-male only 男性専用 guests to use. Each room is furnished with a cozy desk for comfier work experience and a kettle to make tea or coffee.
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BEE-HIVE巣鴨(Sugamo)【男性専用・Male Only】 is a Male-Only accommodation located in Tokyo's Toshima district, offering air-conditioned rooms within walking distance of many well-known attractions. These include Sugamo Park, Honmyo-ji Temple, and Jigan-ji Temple, as well as Sogo Recreation Park and popular points of interest like Sugamo Jizo-Dori Shopping Street, Togenukijizo Kogan-ji Temple, and Koyasu Tenman-gu Sugawara Shrine.
Each room in BEE-HIVE巣鴨(Sugamo)【男性専用・Male Only】 comes equipped with a kettle, bed linen, and towels, and features a shared bathroom fitted with a bidet, a hairdryer, and slippers.
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Edo Tokyo Hostel, located in Tokyo's Edogawa district, is a budget-friendly and charming accommodation option that’s just 5 kilometers away from Tokyo Sky Tree Tower. This property boasts a shared lounge and a kitchen, which are both equipped with modern amenities such as a microwave, electric kettle, and refrigerator.
In Edo Tokyo Hostel guests can also take advantage of the bike rental service to explore the city. Additionally, attractions such as Sensoji Temple and Edo Tokyo Museum are conveniently located within a 6-kilometer radius of Edo Tokyo Hostel.
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If you're on the hunt for an affordable hostel in Tokyo without compromising on comfort, look no further than Lodging Tokyo Tj03. Situated in the heart of the city, this cozy hostel boasts a fantastic location close to major attractions and excellent transport links, making it ideal for budget-conscious travelers. With its dormitory-style rooms and shared facilities, it's the perfect place to mingle with fellow backpackers from around the globe.
The friendly staff ensures a warm welcome and offers valuable local tips to explore Tokyo on a shoestring. Enjoy the communal spaces, where you can forge unforgettable connections with like-minded travelers. Lodging Tokyo Tj03 truly embodies the spirit of hosteling - a vibrant atmosphere, cultural exchange, and pocket-friendly prices, making it the cheapest hostel in Tokyo.
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Nestled in Tokyo’s vibrant heart, Makoto Guesthouse offers an authentic, cost-effective Japanese experience. Ideally located, it grants easy access to iconic destinations like Asakusa and Akihabara, enabling guests to maximize their visit without hefty transportation costs. A myriad of local dining options, convenience stores, and accessible public transport ensure a practical and engaging stay, embodying Tokyo’s dynamic rhythm.
Within Makoto Guesthouse, a welcoming ambiance fosters cultural interchange and global friendships. Communal areas are thoughtfully designed to be warm and inviting, encouraging travelers to share, connect, and jointly plan exciting city explorations. Complemented by clean amenities and a supportive staff, it promises a pleasant stay that resonates with backpackers worldwide.
Choosing Makoto Guesthouse equates to selecting an economical option that doesn’t sacrifice essentials. It stands as a memorable locale where valuable experiences are curated, cultures converge, and Tokyo’s intrinsic beauty is vividly encountered, presenting itself as a remarkable choice for a budget-friendly, enriching stay.
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Nomad Hostel Classic is a 1-star hostel situated in Tokyo, conveniently located near popular points of interest such as the Tokyo Origami Museum, Chiisanagarasunohonno Museum, Sumida Riverside Hall, Komagatado, and Tobacco & Salt Museum.
In addition, Nomad Hostel Classic boasts rooms equipped with shared bathrooms featuring showers, hairdryers, and slippers. Guests can also enjoy a shared kitchen and lounge, as well as free WiFi.
Furthermore, the property is non-smoking and just 600 m from Asakusa Station. All in all, the Nomad Hostel Classic is a fantastic option for any traveler looking for a comfortable, affordable and convenient stay in Tokyo.
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