Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Tokyo

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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, but there are more at HostelWorld and on each places specific page (use the search box above).

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

Booking:

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

Booking: Main Hostel (Hostel World)New Hostel (Hostel World)

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

Booking: Hostel World or Booking.com

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

Booking: Hostel World

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

Booking: Hostel World

tatami_houseTatami Guesthouse

A bit further away than most others, but we have stayed here and would highly recommend the place.  It’s very cheap, is in a quiet area and there are lots of people around to help you in your travels (one Japanese guy took us on a free tour of an animation museum!).  7 days or more stay only.

Price: Private rooms from  2100 yen (cheaper the longer you stay)

Location: 37 minutes from Shinjuku, 20 minutes from Ikebukuro

Booking: Guesthouse Website

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

Booking: Hostel World

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