Cheap Tokyo Hotels: 10 Places to Stay in Japan

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If you are interested in finding affordable accommodations in Japan, there are numerous options available, particularly with the rise of capsule hotels. Capsule hotels, also known as pod hotels, offer unique lodging experiences with small individual sleeping units called capsules. These hotels focus on providing minimalist overnight stays in large quantities. Originating in Japan, capsule hotels are gaining popularity worldwide due to their privacy compared to shared spaces or dormitories, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. Other budget-friendly accommodation choices include basic single rooms, twin-sharing rooms, or dormitories. Depending on your budget and desired amenities, we have curated a list of handpicked budget hotels in Tokyo to suit various price ranges. Explore the top-rated yet affordable hotels in Tokyo here!

1 Economy Hotel Hoteiya

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This property offers a range of accommodation options, including air-conditioned rooms with a TV and fridge, as well as Western-style and Japanese-style rooms with tatami floors and futon bedding. Bathroom facilities are shared, and guests have access to 24-hour shower rooms. There is a coin-operated internet station and launderette on-site, while a shared kitchen space and free green tea are also available. It is conveniently located near Sensoji Temple and the Asakusa area, and can be reached in just 10 minutes by subway from Miami-Senju Station, with Ueno, Akihabara, and Ginza close by.

Additional Information
  • Name: Economy Hotel Hoteiya
  • Address: Taito-ku Nihontsuzumi 1-23-9 5.69 km from Tokyo Daijingu
  • Services:
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Laundry
    • Ironing service
    • Internet services
    • Lift
    • Massage
    • Hot tub/jacuzzi
    • Heating

2 Capsule Hotel & Sauna Ikebukuro Plaza

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The Chikutei Restaurant, located just 83 m (272 ft) from the Exit C1 of Ikebukuro subway station, serves Japanese dishes and is open for all meals except for breakfast on Mondays. This men-only hotel provides compact sleeping capsules with an alarm clock and television, and shared bathrooms and toilets. In addition, it features two saunas, hot public baths, a stone spa, an internet room with PCs, a coin laundromat and a massage room with Chinese and Korean style massage options. All of this is conveniently located under 15 minutes away from Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya.

Additional Information
  • Name: Capsule Hotel & Sauna Ikebukuro Plaza
  • Address: Capsule Hotel & Sauna Ikebukuro Plaza
  • Services:
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Sauna
    • Laundry
    • Free WiFi
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi Available
    • Internet services
    • WiFi available in all areas

3 Hotel Owl Tokyo Nippori

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This property offers a wide range of amenities, including dormitory rooms and capsule-type units, each equipped with a luggage storage area, shelf, electric socket, and reading light. Guests can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, as well as the 24-hour front desk, free-use computer in the lobby, safety deposit boxes, complimentary coffee in the lobby and open terrace. For dining, there is a sushi restaurant just a minute away from the property. Moreover, the property is conveniently located near JR or Keisei Nippori Stations, Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street and Asakusa, making it a great spot for travelers. Additionally, there is a paid public bathing facility just next to the hotel.

Additional Information
  • Name: Hotel Owl Tokyo Nippori
  • Address: Arakawa-ku Higashi Nippori 6-59-3 4.04 km from Tokyo Daijingu
  • Services:
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • 24 -hour front desk
    • Terrace
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Laundry
    • Dry cleaning
    • Family rooms

4 Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel

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The Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel, located in the heart of the Shinjuku area, is 350 m (1148 feet) from Shinjuku Train Station, and right across the street from the Shinjuku Ward Office. Offering compact capsule beds with a private television and alarm clock, the hotel is also a five-minute walk from Isetan Department Store, the lively Kabukicho area and Shinjuku San-Chome Subway Station, and a 10-minute walk from the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Guests can enjoy meals at the hotel restaurant, which serves regular Japanese fare, and lockers for luggage, as well as shared bathrooms and toilets with the necessary amenities, are provided. The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk.

Additional Information
  • Name: Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel
  • Address: 1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, JPN, 160-0021 3.96 km from Tokyo Daijingu
  • Services:
    • Access to health care professionals
    • Thermometers for guests provided by property
    • Air conditioning
    • 24 -hour front desk
    • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
    • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
    • Heating
    • Adult only

5 Sakura Hotel Jimbocho

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The hotel property offers Wi-Fi enabled rooms and dormitories. It features a 24-hour front desk, complimentary luggage storage services, a tour and travel desk, a coin laundromat, and a shared lounge area equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and internet PCs. The bathrooms and toilets are shared. The on-site cafe serves international cuisine and operates 24/7. Conveniently located, the property is just a 2-minute walk from Jimbocho Subway Station, a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Station, a 10-minute walk from Nippon Budokan and the Imperial Palace. Additionally, it is in close proximity to the popular Akihabara area, Tokyo Dome, and Tokyo Dome City Amusement Park.

Additional Information
  • Name: Sakura Hotel Jimbocho
  • Address: Chiyoda-ku Kanda-Jinbocho 2-21-4 1.04 km from Tokyo Daijingu
  • Services:
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • 24 -hour front desk
    • Terrace
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Laundry
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Family rooms

6 Hotel Houshi Kaikan

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The Hotel Houshi Kaikan, located a mere two-minute walk from Higashi-Nohonbashi subway station, offers guests a choice of simply furnished and air-conditioned rooms with either tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futons, or a sofa and bed. Each room includes a television and slippers. Further amenities include free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception desk, a microwave, electric tea-kettle, a small library of comic books, and massage services.

Additional Information
  • Name: Hotel Houshi Kaikan
  • Address: Chuo-ku Nihonbashi Yokoyamacho 5-8 3.43 km from Tokyo Daijingu

7 Seaside Inn Omori

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This listing offers compact sleeping capsules equipped with air conditioning and a television set. It is conveniently located just a minute’s walk from Keikyu Omori Kaigan Train Station. Some rooms provide free Wi-Fi, while most are exclusively for male guests. The hotel features a hot public bath, as well as additional amenities such as a coin laundromat, a 24-hour front desk, and a drink vending machine. The JR Omori Train Station is within a 10-minute walking distance, and the Haneda airport can be reached in just half an hour.

Additional Information
  • Name: Seaside Inn Omori
  • Address: Shinagawa-ku, Minamioi 3-31-17 12.47 km from Tokyo Daijingu

8 Hotel 3000 Asakusa Honten

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This listing offers a variety of room options including family rooms, twin-sharing rooms, quadruple-sharing rooms, and dormitories. Each room is carpeted and equipped with a reading light and privacy curtain. Guests are provided with personal lockers for their luggage. The property offers free Wi-Fi throughout. A buffet breakfast is included and there is a self-service drink counter and a shared dining space with a microwave, toaster oven, electric kettle, and refrigerator. Shared bathrooms with essential amenities are available on each floor. Complimentary toiletries are provided to all guests.

Additional Information
  • Name: Hotel 3000 Asakusa Honten
  • Address: 1-27-2 Asakusa 4.47 km from Tokyo Daijingu

9 Hotel Meigetsu

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Hotel Meigetsu offers both single and twin rooms with access to a shared kitchen. Each unit is equipped with air-conditioning and heating, a television, and free internet access. The toilet and bathroom facilities are shared. On-site amenities include a lounge with a personal computer for guest use, a coin laundromat, free bicycle rental, and a drink vending machine. The shared kitchen is stocked with a fridge, microwave, and toaster. It is an 8-minute walk from Minami-Senju Station and Ohashi Station and only a 25-minute drive from Roppongi and the Imperial Palace. Meiji-Jingu Shrine and Haneda Airport are both 35 minutes away by car, and Narita Airport is 75 minutes away.

Additional Information
  • Name: Hotel Meigetsu
  • Address: Arakawa-ku Minami-senju 7-21-10 6.26 km from Tokyo Daijingu
  • Services:
    • Bikes available (free)
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Ironing service
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Laundry
    • Heating

10 Capsulevalue Kanda

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Offering capsule rooms for male guests only, the Capsulevalue Kanda is located at just a three-minute walk from JR Kanda Train Station and a five-minute walk from the Mitsukoshimae subway station. Each capsule comes with a television, a radio and an alarm clock.
Lockers are made available to the guests for their luggage and towels, nightwear and a toothbrush are provided. No meals are served at the property and guests have to make their own arrangements but there are plenty of restaurants in the area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and guests can use the free-use PCs at the business centre. Kanda Capsulevalue is a five-minute train ride from Tokyo Station and JR Akihabara Train Station. The Imperial Palace is a 15-minute walk away..

Additional Information
  • Name: Capsulevalue Kanda
  • Address: Chiyoda-ku Kajicho 1-4-5 2.45 km from Tokyo Daijingu

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