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Best Tokyo hostels

Most recommended Tokyo hostels

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obi Hostel - Tokyo - Lobby
obi Hostel
7.3 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Sakura Hostel Asakusa - Tokyo - Bedroom
Sakura Hostel Asakusa
7.8 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Turn Table
7.8 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Hostel Hana An
7.9 Good
Free Wi-Fi

Tokyo hostels near the city centre

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Imano Tokyo Ginza Hostel - Tokyo - Front desk
Imano Tokyo Ginza Hostel
8.2 Very Good
Citan Hostel - Tokyo - Bedroom
Citan Hostel
8.7 Very Good
Hostel Den
8.2 Very Good

How much is a Tokyo hostel?

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When to book a hostel in Tokyo

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Top tips for finding Tokyo hostel deals

  • When you're looking for one of the nicest Tokyo hostels that you can find, a great choice is UNPLAN Shinjuku. Some of the amenities of this hostel include bicycle rentals. The hostel has a bar area as well as a restaurant. It is right next to the Sensiji temple, which is a peaceful and beautiful destination in Tokyo. The hostel also offers capsule dorms, a rooftop patio, and free breakfast.
  • If you are traveling as a solo traveler through Tokyo another recommended example of Tokyo hostels for you would be the Backpackers Hostel K's House Tokyo. This hostel strives to let travelers feel as if they're staying in a home away from their home. There are large size lockers to keep your stuff, but make sure you bring your own lock. You can choose from a capsule room here or you can have a full-size room of your own. The location of this hostel also offers easy access to the Tokyo subway system.
  • If you have come to Tokyo and are looking for some great places to party, a great hostel for you is the Kaisu Hostel. This hostel has an on-site bar that offers high-end beer, cocktails, and spirits. The location of this hostel is within walking distance of some of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Tokyo such as Roppongi. They serve a free breakfast every morning and there are large and comfortable dorm beds throughout the hostel that offer plenty of space for you to store your luggage during your stay.
  • If you are a traveler that always wants to be on the cutting edge of digital technology, then a great example of Tokyo hostels for you would be the Citan Hostel. This is a recommended hostel for digital trendsetters because they have fast free internet access plus an amazing café where you can get plenty of work done. The hostel has a modern and minimalistic design, plus a basement lounge, and there are DJ nights at the bar.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Tokyo, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Tokyo in November and June.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Tokyo if you stay on a Sunday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Friday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Tokyo hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Tokyo found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $297, while the most expensive was $375.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Tokyo

  • What are the best hostels near Shinjuku Train Station?

    Shinjuku Train Station is a popular area in Tokyo and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Unplan Shinjuku or IMANO TOKYO HOSTEL for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Shinjuku Train Station.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Tokyo?

    Hostel prices in Tokyo can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Tokyo is $83 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $14 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Tokyo for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Tokyo in the last 3 hours was $20 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was $43. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is $14.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Tokyo?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Tokyo is $83 compared to $216 for a night in a hotel.

  • Are hostels in Tokyo safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hostels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in Tokyo. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

Where to find the best hostels in Tokyo?

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