Tokyo Hostel: Hostels In Tokyo & Japan

A Tokyo Hostel offers a cheap way to travel in Japan and Get a good deal on Tokyo accommodation.

Some backpacker hostels in Japan belong to the YHA (International Youth Hostel Association)
but most of them are privately owned.

Backpacker Hostels In Japan: Tokyo Hostels

Family Inn Saiko

Khaosan Tokyo

Khaosan Tokyo
Samurai, Sumida

Flexstay Higashi
Ikebukuro Inn

Hostels in Tokyo offer either Dormitory sleeping or Private Japanese-style rooms (sleeping on tatami mats and a Japanese futon).

Sleeping on a Japanese futon is actually very comfortable, so I would totally recommend the Japanese style rooms where possible.

Most hostels in Tokyo are located in a residential neighborhood, which is a Great opportunity to see how the Japanese really live.

The surrounding areas are quiet and pleasant -a welcome haven from the bustle of Tokyo Attractions.

Tokyo Subway is very well spread through the city, so it’s usually a matter of 5-10 min walk maximum to get to the station.

Japan hostels have excellent service, run by local people who will provide English maps,

guide books, tips on events & restaurants and generally make you feel very welcome.

Hostels in Tokyo are not only for the young and single.
Many families find this is a great solution as you can book 2 rooms for a very reasonable price.

Facilities in Tokyo hostels include washing machine, a shared kitchen, Japanese TV and Wi-Fi.

Shared bath and kitchens are very clean and well-kept. Cleanliness is just a very Japanese quality.

Staying in hostels in Japan is a great way to meet new friends and join up with a travel partner.

Free wireless connection and a basic complimentary breakfast Japanese style are offered in some youth hostels in Japan (you’ll have to check with each hostel specifically).

Rates and Reviews: Hostels in Tokyo
See More: Cheap Hotels in Tokyo for under $100 per night





Alternatives To Tokyo Hostels: More Low Budget/Cheap Accommodation

Western Style:

Cheap Hotels in Tokyo (more details) – I’ve put together a list of recommended Affordable Hotels. All of them are located in the center of Tokyo. You can find a Discount Tokyo Hotels for less than $100 per night.

Longer stays:

Weekly and Monthly Tokyo Apartments (more details) – Apartments and vacation rentals, rented on a weekly or monthly basis (sometimes even on a daily basis), are among the most cheapest ways of staying in Japan.

Unique for Japan:

Ryokan (more details) – More than just a place to sleep, Ryokan is an opportunity to experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle and hospitality, having elements such as tatami floors, futon beds, Japanese style baths and traditional japanese foods. While they may not be the cheapest option, keep in mind that Ryokan stays usually include dinner and breakfast the next morning.

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Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
  • For travel insurance (which you need) Word Nomads offer great coverage in Japan and are highly recommended.

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