10 Hip Hostels in Tokyo That Won’t Break Your Budget

Tokyo is one of the hippest, most vibrant cities in the world, but it could also be very expensive, with travelers often pinching pennies to stay within their budget. However, it’s possible to get the best of both worlds when it comes to accommodations. Here are 10 hostels that can give you affordability without sacrificing Tokyo’s signature style:


Nui. Hostel

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The stylish Nui. Hostel is a Tokyo destination in itself and its biggest draw is its ultra-cool social scene. Nui’s spacious common area has a fun, laid-back atmosphere with guests mingling at any hour of the day. Even locals and people who aren’t staying at Nui often hang out in this space for the bar, café, and live music.

Prices start at JP¥ 3,000.



Citan Hostel

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A seven-story hipster haven, Citan Hostel is owned by the same group as Nui. Hostel. Many guests relax in the common area, but Citan also features a coffee shop, bar, and restaurant that’s open to everyone. On Saturdays, a DJ drops by to play tunes for those who are staying in for the night. 

Prices start at JP¥ 3,000.



Wise Owl Hostel

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Found in an accessible spot near the Hatchobori Station, Wise Owl Hostel is a popular place to stay in Tokyo. Travelers checking in here retreat to comfortable sleeping capsules fitted with free Wi-Fi and USB charging stations. The trendy hostel prioritizes entertainment, encouraging guests to enjoy the city all night long—like owls.

Prices start at JP¥ 2,800.



Book and Bed

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Leave it to Tokyo to come up with a way for bookworms to sleep in a “library.” Book and Bed lets their guests sleep in cozy capsules nestled among bookshelves, where they can be surrounded by thousands of novels, manga, and magazines. It’s a unique hostel with plenty of comfortable lounge areas to settle down for some reading time.

Prices start at JP¥ 3,800.



Guest House Denchi

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Guest House Denchi is a gorgeous hostel that features stunning artwork prominently, offering guests a peek at the city’s contemporary art scene. Handmade wooden furniture, flourishing plants, and pretty design touches combine to create an instant tourist’s favorite. It’s not the cheapest hostel around, but a great choice for travelers who can shell out some extra cash.

 Prices start at JP¥ 4,200.



&And Hostel Akihabara

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Step into Japan’s first smart hostel, &And Hostel Akihabara. It’s a futuristic-style hotel that embraces the technological “smart life” as part of the guest experience. Given a smartphone, you can unlock your room, adjust lighting, and control air conditioning.

Prices start at JP¥ 3,600.



Tokyo Hutte

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Tokyo Hutte is another hostel perfect for travelers who need to work on the road. The accommodations are equipped with an exceptional co-working space, fast Wi-Fi, and a favorable location ideal for roaming Tokyo sights. Bright, airy, and spacious, Tokyo Hutte also has a café and a hostel dog to keep solo travelers company during their stay.

Prices start at JP¥ 3,200.



Grids Hostel + Lounge

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With three branches in Tokyo, Grids Hostel + Lounge is a popular choice for travelers. Its attractive mix of tradition and modernity appeals to a wide range of guests and the open plan common area is designed to bring people of all cultures together.

Prices start at JP¥ 3,000.



GrapeHouse Koenji

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Female-only hostel GrapeHouse Koenji is a homey sanctuary in the heart of bustling Tokyo that provides women with a safe, pleasant, and clean place to rest. Koenji is one of the coolest neighborhoods of the city with festivals, street performances, and vintage shops. Meet fellow travelers in this good value hostel to explore the bohemian alleys with you.

Prices start at JP¥ 3,500.



Irori Nihonbashi Hostel and Kitchen

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If food is a priority, the beautiful Irori Hostel and Kitchen is the ideal place to stay. Focused on the art of cooking, the hostel’s name is inspired by the traditional Japanese fireplace called irori. Foodies will enjoy the multiple kitchen spaces throughout the property and travelers often come together to share a home-cooked meal. 

Prices start at JP¥ 3,000.