The Best Cheap Hotels in Tokyo

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Updated: October 23, 2020

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Kimi Ryokan in the Ikebukuro neighborhood of Tokyo. Great little place. This is where I stayed on my first trip to Tokyo with my two boys. Fond memories.

1. Kimi Ryokan – Budget

Traditional lodging featuring tatami beds and futons in guest rooms, shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities, coin-operated laundry, rooftop terrace, and a communal bath. Located among a plethora of shops, restaurants, and bars, and Ikebukuro Station is a 6-minute walk away (550m). This is an untouristy area of Tokyo but still lots to see and do and a great spot for getting to different parts of the city by subway or JR train.

2. K’s House Tokyo – Backpackers Hostel – Budget

Budget hostel offering a cozy living room, shared kitchen, terrace, both mixed and female-only dorms, private rooms, and shared bathrooms. Located a 16-minute walk (1.3km) to Sensō-ji Temple and a 2-minute walk (160m) to Kuramae Station.

3. Citan Hostel – Budget

Modern hostel with a coffee shop, bar, kitchen, library, and outdoor terrace located a 3-minute walk (260m) to Bakuroyokoyama Station. Breakfast is available for a fee, and private rooms, mixed dorms, and female-only dorms all use shared bathrooms stocked with organic toiletries.

4. First Cabin Akasaka – Budget

Steps from Akasaka Station (1-minute walk, 50m), this modern capsule hotel features cozy cabin-style rooms with shared bathrooms and male-only and female-only floors. A cafe, communal bath, smoking room, and coin-operated laundry facilities are on-site, and the property is located a 15-minute walk (1.2km) to Tokyo Midtown Mall.

5. Kaisu – Budget

Located a 3-minute walk (220m) to Akasaka Station, a 10-minute walk (800m) to Tokyo Midtown Mall, and within 15 minutes of the shops and restaurants of Roppongi, this tranquil hostel features free breakfast and a cafe with a full bar. Accommodation options include private rooms, mixed dorms, and female-only dorms, all of which use shared bathrooms, and some rooms feature traditional tatami mats.

6. Tokyo Central Youth Hostel – Budget

No-frills hostel located on the 18th and 19th floors of a high-rise adjacent to Iidabashi Station (2-minute walk, 130m), which is an 8-minute train ride from Tokyo Station and an 11-minute train ride from Shinjuku Station. Mixed and female-only dorms are available in addition to shared bathrooms, coin laundry, and a breakfast buffet (fee applies), and for security reasons no entry or exit is allowed between 11 pm and 6 am.

7. Super Hotel Lohas Ikebukuro-Eki Kitaguchi – Budget

Budget hotel located a 5-minute walk (450m) to Ikebukuro Station, an 18-minute walk (1.5km) to the Sunshine Aquarium, and a short walk to a variety of shops and restaurants. A complimentary Japanese breakfast is served daily and amenities include refrigerators in every room, coin laundry, and connecting rooms upon request.

8. HOTEL MYSTAYS Nishi Shinjuku – Moderate

Mid-range hotel featuring refrigerators, air purifiers, and desks in every room and an on-site restaurant and laundry facilities. A plethora of dining and entertainment options are within a 10-minute walk, including the Robot Restaurant (8 minutes, 650m) and Shinjuku’s Golden Gai district (10 minutes, 800m), and the hotel is a 4-minute walk (350m) to Seibu-Shinjuku Station and a 6-minute walk (550m) to Shinjuku Station.

9. Hotel Asia Center of Japan – Moderate

Modern hotel with a restaurant, a complimentary selection of Japanese teas, self-service laundry, and desks in every room. Located a 12-minute walk (1km) to Tokyo Midtown Mall, a 13-minute walk (1.1km) to The National Art Center, and within 15 minutes (1.2km) of the restaurants and cafes of Roppongi.

10. Hotel Arca Torre Roppongi – Moderate

In the heart of Roppongi, this mid-range hotel features smoking and non-smoking rooms with desks and refrigerators, a bar and cafe, and free mineral water upon check-in. The hotel is located near several public transit stops and sits a 7-minute walk (450m) from Roppongi Hills and a 9-minute walk (750m) from The National Art Center.

11. Super Hotel Lohas Akasaka – Moderate

Cozy hotel located a 2-minute walk (180m) to Akasaka Station, a 6-minute walk (500m) to Hie Shrine, and surrounded by restaurants, bars, and theaters. Amenities include a restaurant, self-service laundry, a traditional communal bath with a carbonated spring, and a female-only floor.

12. Super Hotel Premier Tokyo Station Yaesu-Chuoguchi – Moderate

Centrally located just a 4-minute walk (290m) to Tokyo Station, this modern hotel is situated a 13-minute walk (1.1km) to the grounds of the Imperial Palace and steps to numerous restaurants and shops. Rooms feature a selection of green tea and desks or sitting areas, and hotel facilities include a restaurant, communal baths, on-site parking (fee applies), and a female-only floor.

13. Tokyu Stay Shinjuku – Moderate

Modern hotel located a 6-minute walk (500m) from Shinjuku Station and surrounded by restaurants, bars, and shops, including an Isetan department store. Some rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, and washers/dryers, and hotel amenities include a 24-hour front desk and a smoking room.

14. Tokyu Stay Shibuya – Moderate

10 minutes on foot (850m) from Shibuya Station, this contemporary hotel offers a daily breakfast buffet (fee applies), and rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, and washers/dryers. Some rooms have kitchenettes and sleep up to 4 guests, and a variety of shops and restaurants are within a 10-minute walk.

15. Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu – Moderate

Historic accommodation with breakfast for a fee, a traditional communal cypress bath, and both Japanese-style and Western-style rooms with private bathrooms, refrigerators, and robes. The property is located a 3-minute walk (270m) to Asakusa Station, a 4-minute walk (300m) to the famous Sensō-ji Temple, and just steps to many restaurants and shops.

16. APA Hotel Roppongi Ekimae – Moderate

Part of a fast-growing chain of business hotels, this one is smack-dab in the middle of Roppongi’s nightlife and restaurants. Rooms are business-hotel tiny, though pricier twins provide adequate space.

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