7 Best Capsule Hotels in Shinjuku

Unique Experiences in some of the Best Capsule Hotels around Shinjuku area

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Capsule hotels (or pod hotels) are a type of hotel that offers small bed-sized rooms called “capsules”. Each of these capsules is made to fit one person, and besides the capsule, these hotels usually offer a personal locker as well as shared bathrooms and showers. The idea in its self is similar to a hostel.

Capsule hotels have been a thing in Japan since it was first invented in Osaka in 1979. Its popularity has been growing ever since due to its reasonable prices, especially by businessmen and young travelers who don’t need or who don’t want to pay for a conventional hotel room.

In recent years, it has also become popular with foreign travelers because not only it is cheaper than regular hotels, but also because they want to just experience how it is like to spend a night in one of these capsules.

Originally, capsule hotels used to be only for male customers. But nowadays you can find many of these hotels that have rooms for female customers. Usually, male rooms and female rooms are located on different floors. Also, most capsule hotels have free Wi-Fi and 24-hour front desk service.

Here I will introduce to you 7 of the best capsule hotels in the Shinjuku area. I hope you find one that interests you.


1. Nine Hours Shinjuku-North

Nine Hours Shinjuku-North (ナインアワーズ北新宿) is one of the many “Nine Hours” capsule hotels located around the country, being the first one that opened in Tokyo in 2017. It is located inside Korea town which is an area growing in popularity with lots of authentic Korean shops and restaurants. The closest train station is Shin-Ōkubo station, and it is also within walking distance from Kabukicho.

The hotel has a minimalistic and modern style that matches nicely with the stunning view of Shinjuku, which you can enjoy from the lounge room located on the top floor.

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PZHfeUhtrFcvtECT8

Access:
1-minute walk from Shin-Ōkubo station (JR “Yamanote Line”)

Rate per night: 3,636 Yen~

 

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2. Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel

Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel (新宿区役所前カプセルホテル) is the largest hotel in this list, with a capacity for 436 guests. It has been in business since 1987, but the interior has been renovated in 2012.

The best appealing point of this hotel is the fact that it has a large public bath and sauna. You will also find a big lounge with a 100-inch TV, a large laundry room, and a restaurant inside the hotel.

Shinjuku Golden Gai (a nostalgic-feel alley with small bars and restaurants) is just a few minutes walking from the hotel, which means you can go have a few drinks at the alley and have no big problems finding yourself back to the hotel afterward.

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/b4HnMggw1k72Zm9s8

Access:
4-minute walk from Shinjuku station (JR Lines), East exit
4-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku station (Seibu “Shinjuku Line”)

Rate per night:  3,142 Yen~

 

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3. Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Premier Tokyo Shinjuku Station

Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Premier Tokyo Shinjuku Station (豪華カプセルホテル 安心お宿プレミア 新宿駅前店) is a male-only capsule hotel with room for 256 guests. This is the capsule hotel on our list located closest to Shinjuku station.

The hotel has an elegant feel, and it includes a coin laundry room, a café room, and a space with massage chairs. The capsules include a TV with VOD service, for those who want to enjoy a movie during your stay.

Due to the services they provide and the location, it is relatively a little more expensive, but for those who seek a little bit of luxury during their stay in Shinjuku, this might be a good choice.

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dVzgsvKvkxg2PEsi7

Access:
3-minute walk from Shinjuku station (JR Lines)

Rate per night:  4,000 Yen~

 

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4. Capsule Hotel Transit Shinjuku

Capsule Hotel Transit Shinjuku (カプセルホテル トランジット 新宿) is a brand new capsule hotel that just opened in 2019.

It is relatively small in size with a capacity for 96 guests, but still provides the services required to ensure the satisfaction of the guests.

The hotel provides a nice variety of entertainment such as comic books and videogames, so you won’t have to worry about getting bored here. Besides, it has great accessibility to both Shinjuku and Korea town.

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/v8n5jtWW5sqffxEC8

Access:
3-minute walk from Higashi-Shinjuku station (Toei “Oedo Line”, Tokyo Metro “Fukutoshin Line”)

Rate per night:  3,000 Yen~

 

<<Book Capsule Hotel Transit Shinjuku at the best price!>>

 

5. The GLOBAL HOTEL TOKYO

The GLOBAL HOTEL TOKYO is a capsule hotel that provides a variety of capsules depending on the needs of the guest. You can choose from the following: Capsule without TV; Capsule with TV; and VIP capsule.

The hotel also provides a coin laundry room, a lounge room, and a terrace on the rooftop where you can enjoy the view of the city.

The location is right between 3 train stations which are Seibu-Shinjuku station, Ōkubo station, and Shin-Ōkubo station. It is also really close to an area where many famous Ramen restaurants can be found. So if you’re a Ramen enthusiast, this might be the place for you.

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/VLYTwMTXrE5gi7DR8

Access:
4-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku station (Seibu “Shinjuku Line”)
3-minute walk from Shin-Ōkubo station (JR “Yamanote Line”)

Rate per night:  3,182 Yen~

 

<<Book The GLOBAL HOTEL TOKYO at the best price!>>

 

6. Booth Netcafe & Capsule

Booth Netcafe & Capsule (ブース ネットカフェ & カプセル) is a capsule hotel that also contains a net-café and is located in the heart of Kabukicho.

The interior has a wooden base decoration that gives it a warm feeling, so it is a good contrast with the lively and energetic atmosphere that is once you step out of the hotel.

Since it contains a net-café, you can imagine the number of comic books and magazines that you’ll find.
It also has a smoking room, which is something you won’t find in many capsule hotels.

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bSBtTjxeuKAkjkv76

Access:
5-minute walk from Shinjuku station (JR Lines), East exit
2-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku station (Seibu “Shinjuku Line”)

Rate per night:  4,000 Yen~

 

<<Book Booth Netcafe & Capsule at the best price!>>

 

7. Shinjuku Skycapsule Hotel

The last capsule hotel on our list is one that is a little separated from Shinjuku station. Shinjuku Skycapsule Hotel (新宿 スカイカプセル ホテル) is a small hotel that has a more cozy atmosphere.

The capsules here have more space than the other capsule hotels and also have cute animal decorations that will make you feel like you’re in a children’s book.

Besides the capsule rooms, the hotel also has hostel-type bunk beds, and a family room with a small kitchen and personal bathroom included. You can also find a shared kitchen and dining area.

If you prefer a quieter area to spend the night, this hotel is your place. And it takes only a 10-minute train ride to Shinjuku station.

 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/2Mv5fwv8TaP7fq5n6

Access:
3-minute walk from Nakai station (Seibu “Shinjuku Line”)

Rate per night:  2,545 Yen~

 

<<Book Shinjuku Skycapsule Hotel at the best price!>>


I hope you enjoyed the list.

Before you make reservations, you should know that some capsule hotels have age restrictions. So if you’re traveling in family, be sure to check before making reservations.

Anyways, staying at a capsule hotel is an inexpensive and fun experience you won’t be able to have elsewhere. And as you can see from this list, many of these hotels are trying out different things to appeal more to the potential guests. It might be a fun idea to stay at various capsule hotels to compare their experiences.


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