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Accommodation in Tokyo for Any Budget Travelers

There are different types of accommodation in Tokyo that can be booked on your next trip. The main ones are Capsule Hotels, Hostels, and Hotels. I will be going through with more detail about of each of the different Accommodation in Tokyo. I personally use Agoda while traveling around Asia. One of the reasons I love to use Agoda is because for certain hotels they have the option for paying at the hotel and free cancellation options when booking, so you can book with ease. Another great alternative is booking.com but they usually don’t have as much flexibility and booking options than Agoda. The prices I will list below are for one person and in Yen. The booking can be done in any currency, and the price is after taxes and fees as well.

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Accommodation in Tokyo: Capsule Hotels

Capsule Hotels are a great way to spend the night at an affordable rate, and it very unique to Japan. The capsules gives you a great amount privacy while you sleep. Usually, capsule hotels guests share a whole floor with either other, which can lead to up some capsule hotels having 50 people in one area. One of my favorite chain capsule hotel are Nine hours because they are clean and modern, and a very reliable capsule hotel with locations all over Japan. They usually have 24 hour Front desk [24-hour], lockers to store your items, and are located right in the middle of the city. They have wifi all throughout the hotel, and they usually have lounges for guests to sit and relax at during their stay. Prices usually range from $20-$40. I have stayed at two capsule hotels while I was traveling out of Tokyo in Nagoya and Sendai. My stay was ¥2,835 and wrote a review on my stay on my blog previously.

My top pick for the best Capsule hotel would be nine hours Hamamatsucho for around 3500 yen per night for one person. It has a public living room area that has an amazing view of Tokyo Tower for all the guests to enjoy. Check out my blog post “Best Priced capsules in Tokyo” to see more great handpicked capsule hotels that are worth your money!

Accommodation in Tokyo: Hostel

Dorm-style Hotel has been a popular option in Asia and a great way to meet new people during your trip. Rooms usually have bunk bed style beds starting from two to eight beds a room according to the accommodation. They often give less privacy than capsule hotels since it feels more like a dorm, than a capsule hotel, and the only thing separating your bed and the rest of the room is a piece of curtain. They usually have common spaces such as a kitchen or living room for you to rest outside of your bed. Hostels are usually privately owned and are much more friendly than capsule hotels. Hostels are usually my go-to when travel across Japan.

My top pick for the best Capsule hotel would be Grids Tokyo Ueno Hotel&Hostel for around 3500 yen per night for one person. I loved the relaxing vibe and the playful atmosphere of the hotel lobby, Although the room was a bit tight, it had sufficient space for big items of luggage. The rooms, bathroom and common areas were very well-kept, and was very close to the JR Ueno station, as well as the Narita Express. Check out my blog post “Best Priced hostels in Tokyo” to see more great handpicked capsule hotels that are worth your money!

Accommodation in Tokyo: Hotels

Hotels are obviously much more expensive than the first two options but give you privacy and the luxury of having your own room. Just be warned that rooms in Japan are much smaller compared to places in America, or Europe.

My top pick for the best Capsule hotel would be Sotetsu Fresa Inn Nihombashi-Kayabacho, a super cozy but modern hotel for around 5000 yen per night for one person. It is really great value for how much it costs and is close to public transportation. Check out my blog post “Best Priced hotels in Tokyo” to see more great handpicked capsule hotels that are worth your money!

Unique accommodations in Tokyo

Japan also has a ton of unique experiences within accommodations to make your trip fun and memorable. My favorite unique experience would have to be Book And Bed Tokyo Shinjuku for 4500 yen per night for one person. This hostel is heaven for book lovers with its beautiful and calming atmosphere, almost making it feel as if you are staying at a library. It is only a few minutes walk to Shinjuku Station and with plenty to see and do nearby! Check out my blog post “Best Priced unique accommodation in Tokyo” to see more great handpicked capsule hotels that are worth your money!


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