Tokyo has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world, but don’t let that deter you from visiting this amazing destination in Japan! There is a wonderful mix of high-end luxury hotels, cheap backpacker hostels, and everything in between to suit any budget for your accommodation needs. Better yet, many Tokyo hotels have valuable perks included, such as complimentary breakfast, tea, robes, slippers, and ryokan access. Although everyone defines “budget-friendly” a bit differently, here are a few of the more affordable Tokyo hotels that won’t break your travel budget.
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Capsule hotels are often the way to go if you’re looking for budget-friendly accommodations in Tokyo, which is why The Millennials Shibuya is one of our top picks. This hotel offers capsules (tiny rooms for sleeping) for females only and male/female mixed rooms. There’s even a capsule here with an 80-inch projection screen! It’s in a great Shibuya location that puts you in the middle of an exciting area for experiencing the city. The hotel has a shared kitchen, outdoor terrace, free Wi-Fi, shared lounge, lockers, luggage storage, and laundry. Some of the fun activities offered are live music performances, happy hour, temporary art galleries, and a nightclub with a DJ. Therefore, this is an ideal modern place for young travelers on a budget who are looking to party and meet other guests.
Another great place to stay during your time in Tokyo if you’re not looking to spend a fortune is the Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo. The rooms here are chic and intimate, and you can even see Mt. Fuji from some of them on sunny days. This is an ideal place to stay for a couple or a pair of two friends traveling together. Various room options are available at different price points. It is less than a 10-minute walk from the JR Tachikawa Station, has an onsite restaurant, and offers free Wi-Fi. Guests who stay here love the convenient location, lots of breakfast choices, and quiet nights.
You can stay at the chic Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, located in the Shinjuku business district of Tokyo, and save on accommodations compared to other options in the area. It has modern furniture and a variety of guest room options. Guests who stay here have access to free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and bar, spa, coin-operated laundry, and 24-hour reception. Are you a solo traveler? Pick a standard single room. All guests will be just a three-minute walk from the JR Shinjuku Station and bus stations. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast daily, and Bar Kukon offers a wide selection of whiskey drinks and cocktails. If you’ve saved enough on your trip for a small splurge, visit the spa for a relaxing treatment.
Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka is east of Ikebukuro and is a chic, casual oasis with modern amenities. Hotel staff can even show you around town to discover the spots only the locals know. Amenities here include 32-inch flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, electric kettles and basic toiletries. On the 5th floor, there are washers and dryers for doing laundry, an iron, microwave, and vending machine. There’s an all-day café at the OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka where you can enjoy breakfasts, lunches, coffee, alcoholic beverages, and desserts. This property is about a minute’s walk to the JR Otsuka Station. Couples and pairs of friends enjoy staying here in Tokyo, especially because of the location.
Of the many hostel options in Tokyo, Pumpkey Hostel Tokyo is a great pick for budget-conscious travelers in Tokyo’s Yotsuya Sanchome. Stay here for great prices, a new guesthouse environment, and a mix of private and shared dormitory rooms. Pumpkey Hostel even rents out yukatas free of charge so you can snap a photo as a souvenir. Guests who stay here can use bikes free of charge for the day to explore the city. Free services offered include Wi-Fi, refrigerator, coffee and tea beverages, cooking utensils, microwave, shampoo and condition, and a Takoyaki grilling machine. You can rent towels here for a small extra fee. Breakfasts is served here in the morning, and access to the nearest metro station is less than 10 minutes on foot.
Although Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho is a bit pricier than some others on this list, it is a comfortable Marriott-brand hotel that is more budget-friendly than many others for the experience you get. Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho is in downtown Tokyo and a boutique hotel that’s trendy and social. The Noodle Station and Deli here serve food around the clock, and the bar has a dance floor and serves cocktails and light bites. The modern hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a game room. Bike rentals are also available at the hotel for guests.
Travelers in Tokyo choose the Gate Hotel to be in the heart of Tokyo and within a two-minute walk to the Asakusa Subway Station. It has a boutique style, reasonable rates, and an on-site restaurant and bar. Various types of rooms are available at different prices, while breakfast is available daily for a fee.
Enjoy the quiet Shibadaimon area close to the Tokyo Tower when you stay at the reasonably priced Shiba Park Hotel. It is two minutes’ walk to the Onarimon Subway Station and five minutes to the Daimon Subway Station. The hotel has two buildings, and there is the Japanese Culture Salon on the second floor of the 151 Building where you can enjoy Japanese entertainment. The hotel offers free amenities for babies upon request, has a restaurant and bar, and a friendly staff onsite.