Let’s Discover Japan! : the Best Budget Accommodations in Tokyo
Japan is one of dream destinations for many people. There is a richly varied landscape that displays different face in each season ; cherry…
Japan is one of dream destinations for many people. There is a richly varied landscape that displays different face in each season ; cherry blossoms in spring, fireworks in summer, colourful leaves in autumn and beautiful snowfall in winter. In addition, it’s the country where high technology mixed smoothly with the traditional culture. Wherever you go, you see lots of people but the cities are clean, safe and convenient.
Without a doubt, Japan is one of the countries where cost of living is most expensive. (Cost of Living Index for Country 2016 Mid Year, 2016) said that “ At number six in the global ranking, Japan remains the most costly Asian city in Mid Year 2016” So, when you travel in Japan, one of your major expenses would be accommodation cost.
However, if you are a backpacker on budget, In Japan especially the big cities have a lot of inexpensive accommodations which is stylish and affordable. So, let’s turn our attention to quite cheap accommodations in Tokyo where I highly recommend you adding to your stay choices.
1. Grids Hostel (Nihombashi)
Grids Hostel recently opened in January, 2016. It’s located in heart of Nihombashi area nearby train stations which provide direct access to popular spots in Tokyo.
Room Rate : 1 night from 3,300 yen
Address : 4–7 Nihombashi hisamatsucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel : +81–3–6667–6236
Access : 2-minute walk from Bakuroyokoyama Station on Toei Shinjuku Line
3-minute walk from Higashi-nihombashi Station on Toei Asakusa Line
6-minute walk from Bakurochō Station on JR
8-minute walk from Ningyocho Station on Tokyo Metro subway Hibiya Line and Toei Asakusa Line
8-minute walk from Kodemmachō Station on Tokyo Metro subway Hibiya Line
Official Website : https://grids-hostel.com/hostels/nihonbashi-east/
2. Toco House (Iriya)
Toco House provides traditional Japanese style accommodation for visitors with affordable rates, yet still located in a convenient part of Tokyo.
Room Rate : 1 night from 2,800 yen
Address : toco. | Tokyo Heritage Hostel 2–13–21, Shitaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan 110–0004
Tel : +81–3–6458–1686
Access : 2-minute walk from Iriya Station on Hibiya Line
Official Website : https://backpackersjapan.co.jp/toco/english.html
3. Nui Hostel (Kuramae)
Nui Hostel provides not only accommodation but also cafe, bar and lounge for you. They offer good facilities which make travelers feel comfortable to stay.
Room Rate : 1 night from 3,000 yen
Address : 2–14–13, Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel : +81–3–6240–9854
Access : 4-minute walk from Kuramae Station on Asakusa Line
4-minute walk from Kuramae Station on Oedo Line
Official Website : https://backpackersjapan.co.jp/nuihostel/english.html
4. Tokyo Hutte (Oshiage)
Tokyo Hutte is the place where makes you feel like staying at home. Moreover, they provide the equipment such as bikes and Yoga mats which you can rent.
Room Rate : 1 night from 3,200 yen
Address : TOKYO HÜTTE 4–18–16 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan 130–0002
Tel : +81–3–5637–7628
Access : 2-minute walk from Oshiage Station on Hanzomon Line/Toei-Asakusa Line/Keisei Line
5–6-minute walk from Tokyo Skytree Station on Tokyo Skytree Line
Official Website : http://www.tokyohutte.co.jp/en/
5. Retro Metro (Tawaramachi)
Room Rate : 1 night from 2,600 yen
Address : 2–19–1, Nishiasakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan 111–0035
Tel : +81–3–6322–7447
Access : 5-minute walk from Tawaramachi Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Official Website : http://retrometrobackpackers.com/
Japan might be expensive comparing to other Asian countries. But there are a lot of things cheaper than you expect such as accommodations that I picked up and recommended you before. Japan has amazing attractions and very unique places where you can explore and have new experience. Hopefully this will be useful for you to plan your next vacation to Japan!
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