Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Tokyo

There are plenty of cheap guesthouses and hostels in Tokyo, including right in the center.  They are also a great places to meet people and pick up some traveling tips or recommendations.  Here are some of the best:

khaosan_hostel_tokyoKhaosan Hostels

This well-known guesthouse chain has a variety of cheap and clean guesthouses in central locations.  They all have their own unique atmosphere.

Price: Dorms from 2200 yen, private rooms from 3400 yen

Location: Asakusa


Backpackers_Hostel_KBackpackers Hostel K’s House Tokyo

Two good guesthouses with a great reputation and reasonable prices. Both right in the heart of Tokyo.

Price: Dorms from 2800 yen, private rooms from 3000 yen

Location: In/near Asakusa


youth_hostel_tokyoTokyo Central Youth Hostel

A clean, reasonably priced hostel (especially if you are a Hostelling International Member) right bang in the center of Tokyo. Great for groups of people.

Price: From 3,360 yen (discount may be available for Hostelling International Members)

Location: Above Iidabashi station (JR and Metro lines), 10 minutes from Shinjuku and 5 minutes from Akihabara


shrek_wattaShrek Watta House

A nice guesthouse a short train ride from Shinjuku, with western and Japanese style tatami mat rooms. Run by a nice old man, this place has a nice open kitchen with loads of free travel resources.

Price: Private rooms from 2150 yen (cheaper the longer you stay)

Location: 24 minutes from Shinjuku

Booking: Guesthouse Website

oak_hostel_tokyoOak Hostel

More of a cheap hotel, this place has both dorms rooms and very basic but cheap private hotel-like rooms.

Price: Dorms from 2500 yen, private rooms from  3750 yen per person

Location: Between Ueno and Asakusa


anne_hostel_asakusaAnne Hostel Asakusabashi

Free breakfast is provided at this nice hostel, which is a bit of the old and a bit of the new.

Price: Dorms from 2800 yen, private rooms from  3400 yen

Location: Near Ueno and Akihabara


juyoh_hotel_tokyoJuyoh Hotel

A little bit away from the action, but the prices are really cheap.

Price: Private rooms from  3000 yen

Location: Near Ueno


Published by Matthew Baxter

Japan travel writer and onsen addict