The 10 Best Hostels in Tokyo, Japan

Some of the best backpacker spots in Tokyo

Hiromas Hotel Kura 2 stars

Taito, Tokyo

Attractively situated in the Taito district of Tokyo, Hiromas Hotel Kura is situated 300 metres from Kuramae Jinja Shrine, 500 metres from World Bags and Luggage Museum and 600 metres from Komagatado. Featuring a shared lounge, the 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests. Everything! Receptionists are very accommodating and can communicate in English. My friend and I stayed at the 9th floor private dormitory for 2 persons which has one bunk bed, sink and some space for luggage. Amenities are dryer, slippers, towels and outlet for each bed. This room is highly recommended if you have big luggage!! Same floor, there are 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets and 2 sinks. Very clean and with complete amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and dryer. 5/F is where the dryer and laundry located. 300Y for the laundry while 100Y for every 30 minutes for the dryer. Common area at the ground floor is very cozy since there is also natural light coming in the morning. Shared kitchen which you can cook, ref which you can store some of your groceries :) There are a lot of spaces for socializing too! I really had a good time! Wifi to very floor is also available! Lastly, location is superb as the entrance to Oedo line is just a minute walk. Very near to Family Mart and 7-eleven too!! You can even see the Tokyo Sky Tree should you wish to drop by at the Sumida River about 2-3 minutes walk or go to the 10F of the premise to see some view! I am in love with this place and will book again in the future! 😊

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9
Superb
2,436 reviews

Sadou Hostel Tokyo Ueno 2 stars

Taito, Tokyo

Ideally set in the Taito district of Tokyo, Sadou Hostel Tokyo Ueno is set 500 metres from Matsuzakaya Ueno, 800 metres from Shitamachi Museum and less than 1 km from The Shitaya Shrine. Featuring a shared lounge, the 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen for guests. the capsule and the hotel is cozy as it can be, staff is super helpful and supportive, good location, quiet area, food shops around the area

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9.4
Superb
2,580 reviews

Oak Hostel Sakura 1 stars

Sumida Ward, Tokyo

Located an 8-minute walk from Tokyo Sky Tree Tower, Oak Hostel Sakura offers free WiFi throughout the property. Oshiage Station is a 2-minute walk away from the hostel. Bike hire is provided at an additional charge. The front desk provides luggage storage. The shared kitchen features a refrigerator, microwave, toaster and kettle. Good place to stay as they guide properly how to approach their hotel, and provide information how to travel for other cities, Good rooms neat and clean, value for money.

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9
Superb
2,385 reviews

CITAN Hostel 1 stars

Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Located in Tokyo, 600 metres from Suginomori Shrine, CITAN Hostel provides air-conditioned rooms and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. The accommodation offers nightclub and luggage storage space. The atmosphere and the thoughtfulness of the whole place was awesome. The bar downstairs is great, the morning coffee bar is awesome - just loved ‘coming home’ to it every evening I stayed there :)

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9.1
Superb
1,129 reviews

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai 2 stars

Adachi Ward, Tokyo

Open from December 2015, Emblem Hostel Nishiarai is just a 3-minute walk from Nishi Arai Station on the Tobu Skytree Line. It offers accommodation decorated with stylish interior. Cosy rooms come with a small table and a USB port. Guests can rent a bicycle to explore the surroundings. Free WiFi is available on site. This hostel is much better than what I expected, everything looks new. They hold activities every night, you can make friends at the party. I spent 28 days here, and here is absolutely my best choice in Tokyo!

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9
Superb
1,200 reviews

Kaisu 1 stars

Minato, Tokyo

Just a 5-minute walk from Akasaka Station, Kaisu offers cosy and quiet accommodation with a cafe bar in the heart of Tokyo. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The Roppongi area and The National Art Centre, Tokyo are a 10-minute walk from the property.

Kaisu offers Japanese-style private rooms featuring tatami flooring and both mixed and female-only dormitory rooms. Shower rooms and toilets are shared. Everything was perfectly in order and personnel was very helpful and friendly! I stayed for 2 nights and it was a very pleasant stay!

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9
Superb
1,332 reviews

CAFE/MINIMAL HOTEL OUR OUR 2 stars

Taito, Tokyo

Set in Tokyo, within 600 metres of Kuramae Mizu no Yakata and 700 metres of Ichogaoka Hachiman Shrine, CAFE/MINIMAL HOTEL OUR OUR offers accommodation with a restaurant and a bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.5 km from NTT Docomo History Square, 1.6 km from Japanese Sword Museum and 1.7 km from Sumo Museum. The property is 1.9 km from Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium and 5 km from Kyu Yasuda Garden.

Guests at the hostel can enjoy a continental breakfast. Everything was perfect. The capsule was spacious for me (I’m small though at 156cm). Everyone was so quiet! The toilets were clean. The storage locker was huge, plenty of space for my medium size suitcase. The onsen was gorgeous and yes the two times I used the bathroom, only one other person was there. Maybe it was off season when I came in September? Plenty of free towels too and a dyson hair dryer! The area is also pretty quiet but close to the station (~7-8 min walk) and there were plenty of restaurants and boba shop around lol. I would definitely come back.

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9
Superb
303 reviews

UNPLAN Shinjuku 1 stars

Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

Located in Tokyo and with Taiso-ji Temple reachable within 500 metres, UNPLAN Shinjuku provides concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 700 metres from Full Gospel Tokyo Church, 700 metres from Shinjuku Eastside Square and 800 metres from Genkyoji Temple. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests.

The hostel offers a continental or buffet breakfast. This was my first time staying in a hostel and I was little sceptical about it but this place is just awesome. The location is great and staff is very friendly.

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9
Superb
856 reviews

Koru Takanawa Gateway Hostel, Cafe&Bar 2 stars

Minato, Tokyo

Situated in the Minato district of Tokyo, Koru Takanawa Gateway Hostel, Cafe&Bar is less than 1 km from Happoen Garden and 2.7 km from Ebisu Garden Place. Featuring a shared lounge, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Local points of interest like Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills are reachable within 3.6 km and 4 km, respectively. Extra blankets, bar space available for guests

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9.1
Superb
268 reviews

Hostel Chapter Two Tokyo 1 stars

Taito, Tokyo

Conveniently situated in the Taito district of Tokyo, Hostel Chapter Two Tokyo is located 60 metres from Komagatado, 500 metres from Kaminarimon Gate Senso-ji and 500 metres from Ekimise Asakusa. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Tokyo Origami Museum, Asakusa Public Hall and Sumida Riverside Hall. Great location, good for family. Friendly staff and easy to meet other guests

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9.4
Superb
511 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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