Hostels in Tokyo, Japan

104 hostels available. Prices start from $7 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Tokyo

Youth Hostel
"…to 9 p.m. When you request to leave your luggage before check in, it is possible only from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2. Check-out time: by 10 pm. 3. Reception … More
from $13.53
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Taito-ku Kuramae 2-1-29 More
from $29.30
Party Hostel
"…☆CHECK IN☆ Check-in time is until 10:30 p.m. Late check-in after 10:00 pm till 10:30 pm will be subject to an additional charge of Â¥500 per person. However, we do not accept any late check … More
from $18.55
"…Definitely come here and meet him if you get the chance. The atmosphere was incredibly welcoming. The accommodations were nice. A high point of my trip to Tokyo." …Chiyoda-ku Uchikand 1-12-4 More
from $12.74
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Boutique Hostel
"…The basement lounge, furnished with comfortable hand-made lounges and high-tables, is a space where you can relax and listen to good music from our DJ table while enjoying a drink and meal from … More
from $18.98
Party Hostel
"…A shared kitchen and living room are available and you can use a refrigerator, microwave, laundry machine, and so on. Kabukiza Theater is 5.1 km, National Theater is 5.8 km from the property … More
from $22.89
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…I gotta say I really liked the entire experience. Perfect location, staff is welcoming and speaks English. The bunk beds were awesome with a key box to store stuff in. Loved this place." …"…It … More
from $11.31
Party Hostel
"…Double Room (Double bed) Twin Room (Tatami mat with futon) Twin Room (Bunk Bed) Triple Room (Tatami mat with futon) Quadruple Room (2 Bunk Beds) Domitory Room(Men and women separate) [ … More
from $15.81
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest
"…The atmosphere is relaxed, informal and social but without being forced upon you . Summary K's house Tokyo Oasis is a great hostel . There are sever al factors which contribute towards … More
from $11.32
Couples Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…There is a large common space on the ground floor, complete with a bar, a sitting area, and a piano. The bar also has a small food menu, and serves coffee as well. The Wi-Fi is strong and they … More
from $18.49
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Yes, that's right - unlimited free draft beer every day. This is The Millennials way! Lots of free amenities too including towels, hairdryers, shampoo/body wash/conditioner, toothbrushes, … More
from $38.05
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…The property provides dormitories and private rooms to match different needs, two lounges (one for communication and one as a work space), a patio and view on a beautiful cherry blossom tree. … More
from $11.80
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…and the transformation of Shibuya into our spatial design and graphic art. Our goal is to provide a hotel experience where you can further enjoy exploring Shibuya by immersing yourself in the … More
from $27.75
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"plat hostel keikyu asakusa station is is a comfortable hostel located a 10-minute walk from the main tourist attractions in Asakusa, Tokyo. Operated by the railroad company Keihin Electric Express … More
from $9.72
Youth Hostel
"…At A16 Hostel Tokyo, we provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for you to create rich and colorful memories during your stay in Tokyo. Whether you're a solo traveler or part of a group, … More
from $9.89
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
Yamato-cho 3-1-5 More
from $14.54
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Enjoy the Tokyo sightseeing with us, through the cultural experience of tea ceremony. It is a 5-minute walk from Keihin Electric Express Otorii Station. It is most suitable for 3 stations … More
from $15.91
Youth Hostel
"…Pets are not allowed 9. Breakfast not included 10. Tax included 11. Entrance hours without a key: from 7:00am to 11:00pm" …"…From Narita airport : 120 minutes ①Take a limousine bus to … More
from $17.52
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…1. Check-in time: 15:00-23:00 2. Check-out time: by 10:00   We charge 200 yen per person to keep your luggage before check-in and after check-out. 3. Reception hour: 8:00-23:00 4. Payment … More
from $15.15
"…  ・Dormitory room: available for 16 years old and up   ・A parent or guardian’s consent form is required for minors (16-18 years old) when they stay without those over 18 years old … More
from $12.28

Hostels in Tokyo, Japan

104 hostels available. Prices start from $14.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Tokyo (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

 Shinjuku park

Tokyo is Japan's huge, busy and hectic capital city. It's a cool mix of traditional life and ultramodern ways, including neon-lit skyscrapers with historic temples hidden amongst them.

There are many, many things to see here. From incredible nightlife, to peaceful parks in the midst of the city. You can also explore the museums, and stuff yourself silly with delicious Japanese food.

Here are some things to be aware of before you begin your journey.

Did we forget something? Let us know in the Travel Tips section below.



Hostels in Tokyo + Areas to Stay

Guess what? There are over 150 hostels in Tokyo...!! Yep, the hostel game in Tokyo is huge. From cheap hostels in Tokyo, to great backpackers hostels — there is something for everyone.

The megacity of Tokyo is divided into several suburbs, which are almost cities themselves. You can find a wide range of Tokyo hostel options in every suburb, and you may want to choose a hostel which is close to whatever you are interested in since traveling from one suburb to another can take some time.

What is the best area for a tourist to stay in Tokyo?

Hostels in the more central suburbs tend to be quite expensive compared to what you might to be used to, so if you plan to stay for a longer period of time or are on a budget, you might consider looking for a hostel in an adjacent but more outlying suburb.

For example, in Taitō-ku or Taito City is around 10 minutes outside Tokyo central, so not too far away. Hostels are cheaper here. A good choice in this area is Oak Hostel Zen.

Sumida City is another option, next to Taito. We recommend Khaosan World Ryogoku.

If time is an issue, you should stick with a more central city centre location.

Shinjuku City is where you'll find buzzing clubs and neon-lit KTV rooms, upscale accommodation and cool bars. Central Youth Hostel Tokyo is a popular Tokyo hostel Shinjuku.

With so many hostels to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming.

Here is a list of the 10 better known and popular hostels you might consider:

  1. Emblem Hostel Nishiarai - weekly activities
  2. Plat Hostel Keikyu Asakusa Station - modern design
  3. Space Hostel Tokyo - rooftop terrace
  4. Bunka Hostel Tokyo - cool pod beds
  5. Sadou Hostel Tokyo Ueno - free breakfast + central
  6. Wise Owl Hostels Shibuya - stylish party hostel
  7. Sakura Hostel Asakusa - onsite cafe
  8. Grids Tokyo Akihabara Hostel - quiet rest
  9. Imano Tokyo Hostel - great for female solo travellers
  10. Kaisu Hostel - traditional Japanese vibe

These are just a tiny proportion of the best hostels in Tokyo, remember.

Are there hostels in Tokyo suitable for digital nomads? Absolutely! Check out Nui Hostel Tokyo.

What about hostels Tokyo amenities?

You'll quickly notice that Tokyo hostels love pod beds - a huge percentage of hostels offer them!

Free Wifi is typically on offer, rating and reviews and are super strong and private rooms are rediculously homely. It's also usual to have access to laundry facilities and luggage storage at either end of your stay.

Khaosan Hostel Group

Just a quick shout out to this hostel group that offers many outstanding hostels across Tokyo. Honestly, if you want luxury, excellent staff and service, plus hotel cleanliness, we highly recommend staying in at least one of their hostels.

There are, in fact, 6 hostels in this city. Our favourites are:

Getting around Tokyo

Most likely you'll arrive at Haneda International Airport.

The easiest and cheapest way to reach the city from here is to take Keikyu Railway, which is around a 15 minute train ride. It's also possible to take a bus, taxi or monorail.

Getting around can be a little confusing to visitors. Get a map and ask for directions at a ticket booth. It is also a good idea to get a detailed street map since smaller streets do not have names and it can be difficult to orient yourself.

If you get lost trying to find your hostel in Tokyo, the Japanese are eager to help you find your way, but be aware that they might even be too friendly to tell you that they do not know where to go. So you might want to get a second or third opinion to make sure they didn't point you in the wrong direction.

Must See Sights of Tokyo

Once you've sorted a place to stay and dropped your bags, it's time to explore the sights of Toyko. And with it being a humongous city; there is much to see!

When visiting this Japanese city, there are all of these awesome sights to visit:

  • Edo Tokyo Museum
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Meiji Shinto Shrine & woods
  • Imperial Palace
  • Tokyo Skytree & Tokyo Tower
  • Meiji Jingu
  • Tokyo Disneyland
  • Ueno Park
  • Senso-ji

This is no way an exhaustive list - Tokyo is huge, remember! In our FAQ section below you can discover the best way to spend 4 days in this city. We recommend 3-5 days to properly explore and get a feel for Tokyo.

FAQs about Japan Hostels Tokyo

Are hostels in Tokyo safe?

Overall, Tokyo is a very safe destination, including hostels. Here are some tips for hostel safety around the world.

What are some hostel recommendations for visiting Tokyo in April?

April is typically quite busy in Tokyo as it is cherry blossom season. So, we recommend staying in a hostel a little outside the city. Also, make sure you book hostels in advance to avoid disappointment. Helpful article: When to book hostels?

What are some inexpensive places to stay in Toyko Japan?

This might be a little obvious, but... hostels! Scroll up and use the filter tool for discovering cheap hostels in Tokyo Japan.

What should I do with 4 days in or around Tokyo?

The Bamboo Traveler has put together a wonderful itinerary on how to spend 4 perfect days in Tokyo.

Where can I park my bike in Toyko?

There are 'parking lots' all around Tokyo city, especially by train stations. It's important to make sure you park your bike in an allocated place as Japan is quite strict about this. As long as you see other bikes parked, it's usually safe. Here's a useful step-by-step guide on how (not) to park your bike by Kimi.

What are some good hostels near Tokyo Station?

We recommend staying at the aptly named Train Hostel Hokutosei (budget) or DJ Hostel Ginza (good for early departures).

Written by local expertz for Tokyo

Written by local expertz for Tokyo Mona

Tokyo Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Tokyo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 104
Average dorm price $37
Average private room price $133
Cheapest hostel in Tokyo J's Backpackers with $14
Party hostels in Tokyo Toco Tokyo Heritage Hostel (47 in total)
Most Tokyo hostels are located in Taitō-ku, Shinjuku-ku, Sumida-ku
Average rating of all hostels 6.7

FAQ about Tokyo Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Tokyo. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

Find your Perfect Hostel Match

We've created more special guides for you:

Family Hostels in Tokyo

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14 Hostels in Tokyo with Private Rooms

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14 Cheapest Hostels in Tokyo

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11 Best Hostels in Tokyo

6 Party Hostels in Tokyo

6 Party Hostels in Tokyo

14 Youth Hostels in Tokyo

14 Youth Hostels in Tokyo

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Travel Tips for Tokyo - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Tokyo. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Tokyo. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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