10 Best Cheap Hotels in Tokyo for First-Time Tourists

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Start looking for cheap hotels if you plan to travel to one of the world’s expensive cities to live in, Tokyo. Spending hugely on accommodation can limit your budget to visit famous places and to dine in restaurants.

You may think that cheap hotels will leave you with a negative impression but don’t make it general. The truth is many of them are highly rated and highly recommended. So, if you want to travel without spending too much on your savings, then check these affordable hotels in Tokyo, Japan. 

Starting price: ¥4,400 (taxes and charges may vary)

Location: 103-0015 Tokyo Prefecture, 44-6, Hakozaki Cho Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Japan

The hotel is just 4.3 km from the Japan Imperial Palace, located in the Chou Ward district. Elegant cabin rooms are fully air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV and free wifi. Their facilities include laundry, 24-hour front desk, elevator, and there are enough toilets and bathrooms. You will surely love the place because it is clean and quiet.

First Cabin Nihonbashi Suitengu is near the airport shuttle bus station and close to the subway station. It is one of the best value capsule hotels in Tokyo, that is why you need to book in advance.

Booking.com ratings: 8.7

double-deck beds

Starting price: ¥3,400 but sometimes they offer promo that saves 26% off.

Location: 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture, Taito-Ku Asakusa 3-4-12, Japan

The hotel has 8-bed dormitory-like type of room and other types of rooms the triple, quadruple, and family room that accommodates 5 and more. It is situated near the train station, 711, and also exciting places like the Asakusa side streets, food strip, and cool bars.

Just like other affordable hotels in Tokyo, they also have shared bathrooms. The individual rooms will share the three toilets and two showers that have hair dryers, bathtubs, towels, and slippers.

On the other hand, the best about this hotel where each room has a telephone, tea or coffee maker, microwave, kitchenware, and toaster and also it is soundproof and comes with air conditioning, heating and bed linens. They also have board games and puzzles to play with when you get bored or have nothing to do. Luggage storage, laundry facilities, and free-use PCs are also available on site. Moreover, the gallery space where cultural events and crafts workshops take place is one of the best features of this hotel.

Booking.com ratings: 9.1


Starting price: ¥8,532 (taxes and charges may vary)

Location: 107-0062 Tokyo Prefecture, Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 3-1-5, Japan

It is a Standard Capsule type hotel which is exclusive for females and located nearby subways and main road. They have excellent foods for breakfast. The staffs are helpful and very accommodating.

The best features of this hotel include a nice bar and restaurant, non-smoking rooms and facilities for disabled guests. Moreover, guests will totally amaze how high-end the powder room the hotel has. Everyone can use hair dryers and facial steamers with hair and facial product with no extra charges. If you’re looking for a reasonable rate and a pleasant place to stay, then this hotel will surely satisfy you.

Booking.com ratings: 9.6

cube room

Starting price: ¥3,327 (taxes and charges may vary)

Location: 111-0051 Tokyo Prefecture, Taito-Ku, Kuramae 2-6-7, Japan

It is a capsule rooms hotel that accommodates both female and male. The small space room will make you feel cozy where it has a flat screen TV inside, very comfy and clean linen. If you bring big luggage, you can place it under your bed inside the capsule without any additional charges. For breakfast, they offer it in buffet-style that includes granola, yogurt, and other fresh products. Also, this hotel provided cool amenities for free such as internet access, slippers, shampoos, soaps, and towels.

Booking.com ratings: 8.8

hotel hallway

Starting price: ¥7,500 (taxes and charges may vary)

Location: 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture, Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 6-16-8, Japan

The hotel offers different rooms such as single, semi-double and standard twin. The rooms are fully air-conditioned, and each has a flat-screen TV and electric kettle. Okachimachi Urban Hotel serves a buffet-style breakfast. Also, guests can enjoy unlimited internet access for free.

Booking.com ratings: 9.0 

capsule rooms

Starting price: ¥5, 606 (taxes and charges may vary)

Location: 101-0022 Tokyo Prefecture, Chiyoda-ku, Kandaneribei-Cho 44-4, Japan

Akihabara Bay Hotel offers Capsule type of rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and tidy. It is very common to this type of hotel to have shared bathrooms and powder rooms as well as a shared lounge. Drinks vending machines are available but there are no restaurants, and no meals serve in the hotel. The good thing is, various convenience stores and affordable restaurants are just a 5-minute walk from the site, and even souvenir shops are also very accessible.

Laundry service is available with an additional charge. Other kinds of stuff are also provided such as a fresh set of pajamas, towels, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, and moisturizer.

Booking.com ratings: 8.7 ratings

twin beds

Starting price: ¥4,824 (taxes and charges may vary)

Location: 114-0012 Tokyo Prefecture, Kita-Ku Tabata Shinmachi 2-9-1, Japan

Tabata Oji Hotel has Japanese-style single or double tatami room. They serve buffet breakfast and also Chinese cuisines in their restaurant. All guest rooms have a refrigerator, flat-screen TV, heating, slippers, and towels. Each bathroom has hair dryers, toilet paper, and bathrobe.

Other than that, at Tabata Oji Hotel, other rooms have city views. It is more than what you expect for.

Booking.com ratings: 8.2


Starting price: ¥3,277 (taxes and charges may vary)

Location: 103-0023 Tokyo Prefecture, Chuo-ku, Nihombashi Honcho 2-4-7, Japan

Nihonbashi Muromachi Bay Hotel is one of the cleanest capsule hotels in Tokyo where each unit furnished with a power outlet and some of them has a personal TV. Guests can get free amenities such as small towel, toothbrush, shampoos, and slippers. This hotel also offers free luggage storage and lockers for personal belongings. There is a communal lounge which is open for the guests to relax.

‘Though there is no available restaurant on-site you can have the option to dine outside because the location is close to restaurants. And if you want to shop at Ginza, then it’s only 6-min drive and 15-min train ride to reach Akihabara and buy your electronic gadgets.

Booking.com ratings: 8.7


Starting Price: ¥6,640 (taxes and charges may vary)

Location: 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture, Taito-Ku Asakusa 2-4-2, Japan

Hotel B: Conte offers non-smoking double standard rooms and non-smoking and smoking superior rooms. Some of the best features of each room are fully air-conditioned, has a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and a telephone. Also, they supply towels, hairdryer, bathrobe, bathtub, and slippers in each bathroom. The kitchen has a microwave, toaster, refrigerator, oven, electric kettle, and stove.

Apart from free use of wifi they also provide free use of bicycles for their guests within the tour area. You will surely enjoy touring around while staying in this hotel.

Booking.com Ratings: 9.1

capsule rooms

Starting Price: ¥4,100 (all taxes and fees included)

Location: 110-0005 Tokyo Prefecture, Taito-Ku Ueno 6-9-9, Japan

If you want to stay in the heart of Tokyo, then this one is for you. Ueno Station Hostel Oriental Ⅰ is very accessible to Ueno station, city park, restaurants, and more. The famous places near this hostel are Ueno Zoo, Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Western Art, Asakusa, Akihabara, Ginza, and Tsukiji Fish Market.

Although you’re close to everything, still the rates are very affordable. And also, the capsule rooms are very comfortable where it comes with a TV, a radio and an alarm clock. Every guest can get great amenities. However, they do not serve meals. They allow guest to bring food inside the hostels.

Booking.com Ratings: 8.0

Above prices may have higher rates during holiday season nevertheless you book in advance or during the promo period. You can even get up to 40% discount. However, in 2020, it is expected that hotel rates will increase due to the Summer Olympics.

To learn more about the summer Olympics, you can check the ongoing preparation in Tokyo from the following article.

“Tokyo 2020 Olympics Preparation”

So, why not try to book one of the hotels mentioned above and make your travel in Japan more memorable without losing a lot from your savings. Book early now at Booking.com and enjoy their discounted rates.

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