Accomodations in Japan are Expensive? If you are looking for a budget accomodation with pretty fun atmosphere to share on your Instagram account, try checking out these 10 buget hotels below. The rates are still lower than 400 yens per night! How cool is that!

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1. In Nishiarai, There is Emblem Hostel Nishiarai, A Budget Hostel with Hotel Nuance.

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai, via agoda
Emblem Hostel Nishiarai, via agoda

If looking at the physical appearance of Emblem Hostel Nishiarai, you might not believe it that this place is actually a hostel instead of a hotel. It is simply because the building is pretty cool like a star hotel. And, you might feel touched if knowing that the room rates at this hotel are starting from around 2100 yens only (for the dormitory-type rooms).

Escalator, via agoda
Escalator, via agoda

Besides its awesome physical building appearance, this hostel also has quite well facilities, starting from Wifi up to bike rental. And, this hostel also has elevator and escalator, so guests who bring plenty of stuffs wouldn’t need to worry about their hips for carrying luggages to their rooms. Unfortunately, this hotel is located quite far from Tokyo city center. So, consider the transportation cost you would need to spend before deciding to stay here.

Receptions and bar, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Receptions and bar, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Lounge, via agoda
Lounge, via agoda
Lounge, via agoda
Lounge, via agoda

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai has several room types, starting from the dormitory-type with the capacity of 4-12 people (mixed-gender/separated-gender), triple room, and double room. Usually the room rate has included breakfast so you can save up your breakfast budget. The room atmosphere is more or less like this:

Dormitory-type Room, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Dormitory-type Room, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Dormitory-type Room, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Dormitory-type Room, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Private Room, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Private Room, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Bathroom in private room, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook
Bathroom in private room, via Emblem Hostel Nishiarai / エンブレム ホステル 西新井/facebook

Address: 3-33-6 Umejima Adachi-ku, Adachi, Tokyo 121-0816
Access: 1 minute of walking from Nishi-arai Station
Check in: 16.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from JPY2106/night or USD18,52/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, laundry, fitness center, baggage storage, bike rental

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2. Oakhostel Zen, Budget Hostel with Charming Facilities in Ueno District. 

Oak Hostel Zen, via agoda
Oak Hostel Zen, via agoda

Planning to explore the Ueno district? Consider Oakhostel Zen as your choice of accomodation while you are in Tokyo. This one hostel is not just easy to access from the neares station, but also has the nice rates and awesome facilities.

Receptions, via oakhostel
Receptions, via oakhostel

With rates starting from around 3000 yens (for dormitory room), Oakhostel Zen definitely offers pretty nice facilities, starting from the wifi up to bike rental. And, even though this hostel doesn’t have any elevator or escalator, the staffs are willingly to help carrying stuffs even to the highest floor level.

The location is also pretty strategic as it is just 5minutes of walking from Uguisudani Station (2 minutes by train from Ueno Station), and from here, you can explore Yasaka dan Nippori which have the old-school Tokyo atmosphere.

Lounge, oakhostel
Lounge, oakhostel
Shared kitchen, via oakhostel
Shared kitchen, via oakhostel
Shared kitchen, via oakhostel
Shared kitchen, via oakhostel

Rooms at this hostel are basically consisting of dormitory-type and non-dormitory ones. For the dormitory one, the capacity is 10-16 people in one room. But don’t worry about it might be getting crowded, because surprisingly, the space available is still pretty large even if 16 people are inside it at the same time. And as for the non-dormitory, there are rooms of type single, double, twin, up to the family room. The rates for non-dormitory type are starting from around 8000 yens, still affordable enough for budget travellers.

Dormitory Room, via agoda
Dormitory Room, via agoda
Female single dormitory room, via oakhostel
Female single dormitory room, via oakhostel
Double room, via oakhostel
Double room, via oakhostel

Address: 3-3-3 Negishi, Taito-ku, Ueno, Tokyo 110-0003
Access: 5 minutes of walking from South Exit at JR Uguisudani Station, or 6 minutes of walking from Iriya Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 10.00
Rate: starting from JPY3098/night or USD27,24/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, family room, shared kitchen, public lounge, meeting facilities, vending machine, baggage storage, bike rental, locker, staffs fluent in 2 languages: Japanese and English.

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3. So You Can Explore Akasaka More Maximally, Let’s Stay At Kaisu Hostel

Kaisu Hostel, via agoda
Kaisu Hostel, via agoda

Akasaka is one of the business center in Tokyo. At this district, there are lots of interesting spots to visit, starting from Akasaka Sacas, Hie Shrine, Akasaka Palace, and the easy access to reach other famous spots in Tokyo such as Nagatacho, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, up to Omotesando and Harajuku.

Kaisu Hostel, via agoda
Kaisu Hostel, via agoda
Garden, via agoda
Garden, via agoda

For you who wanna make Akasaka as your travelling basecamp while you are in Tokyo, consider it to stay at Kaisu Hostel. This hostel was originally a ryotei, a Japanese restaurant which often hold a geisha show. But later on, that ryotei were transformed into a hostel, and then it became a ryostel (=ryotei+hostel). The ambience looks of Kaisu Hotel are more or less like this:

Bar/Dining room, via agodas
Bar/Dining room, via agodas
Lobby, via agoda
Lobby, via agoda

As for the rooms, this hostel is still preserving its Japanese nuance on its rooms. Even the dormitory rooms also have the traditional Japanese touches, which will allow guests to feel a different ambience of staying compared with if they stay at other hotels. Even the private rooms are designed with traditional style, with tatami and futon (Japanese-style beddings).

Dormitory Room, via Kaisu/facebook
Dormitory Room, via Kaisu/facebook
Dormitory Room, via Kaisu/facebook
Dormitory Room, via Kaisu/facebook
Private room, via Kaisu/facebook
Private room, via Kaisu/facebook

Address: 6-13-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Access: 5 minutes of walking from Akasaka Station
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from JPY3981/night or USD33,60/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, concierge, bar, coffee shop, baggage storage, staffs fluent in 2 languages: Japanese and English.

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4. ARTnSHELTER, A Budget Hostel Filled With Artistic Taste.

ARTnSHELTER, via agoda
ARTnSHELTER, via agoda

You may call ARTnSHELTER as a hostel. But conceptually, this one hotel is no less great than a star hotel because ARTnSHELTER was designed with trendy and hippy nuance. It is guaranteed that you wouldn’t feel like staying in a budget hostel!

This hostel, which is located on Shinagawa district, is such a new hotel as it just started running since the last 2015. The building was designed with modern minimalistic nuance, while the interiors were designed with similar nuance. Just like its main mission to combine the concept of art and hostel, ARTnSHELTER has some rooms dedicated for art exhibition. The atmosphere is more or less like this:

Display Room, via agoda
Display Room, via agoda
Display Room, via agoda
Display Room, via agoda
Interior of the hotel, via agoda
Interior of the hotel, via agoda

All rooms at this hostel are dormitory-type. Nonetheless, the hostel management guarantees that all guests will get a larger space to stay in compared to other similar hostel, so you wouldn’t need to worry about your comfort of staying. The atmosphere is about like this:

Dormitory, via ARTnSHELTER/facebook
Dormitory, via ARTnSHELTER/facebook
Dormitory, via ARTnSHELTER/facebook
Dormitory, via ARTnSHELTER/facebook

Address: 1-19-10 Higashiooi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0011
Access: 1 minutes of walking from Samezu Station
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from JPY3241/night or USD28,41/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, facilities for difabled, portable wifi rental, bar, coffee shop, meeting facilities, baggage storage, multifunction shops, public lounge, staffs fluent in 2 languages : English and Japanese.

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5. Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara, Suitable for Otaku Who Wants To Explore Akihabara.

Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara, via agoda
Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara, via agoda

Akihabara has been very popular as the otaku’s district in Tokyo. Due to that, no wonder that at this district, there are so many hotels that are budget friendly for the otakus. But if you wanna choose an accomodation with awesome atmosphere, then you really need to consider Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara.

Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara, via agoda
Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara, via agoda

Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara is located right by the Kanda River. It is only a few minutes of walking from Akihabara Station which is the development center of the district. The hotel ambience is interesting, because the interior was designed with urban-stlye modern minimalistic concept.

Interior of the hostel, via agoda
Interior of the hostel, via agoda
Interior of the hostel, via agoda
Interior of the hostel, via agoda
Interior of the hostel, via agoda
Interior of the hostel, via agoda

This hostel offers more variations of room types compared to other similar hostels. There are rooms with sleeping pod type, dormitory, Japanese style room, premium room, single room, private double, and family room. For female travelers, don’t worry about staying at this hostel as the fifth floor of Grids Hostel Lounge Akihabara is specially dedicated for female travelers only.

Sleeping pod, via agoda
Sleeping pod, via agoda
Dormitory, via agoda
Dormitory, via agoda
Private double, via agoda
Private double, via agoda
Japanese style room, via agoda
Japanese style room, via agoda

Address: 2-8-16 Higashikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Akihabara, Tokyo 101-0031
Access: 6 minutes of walking from Akihabara Station (Hibiya Line), 8 minutes of walking from Asakusabachi Station (Toei Subway Asakusa Line), 9 minutes of walking from Akihabara Station (JR line dan Tsukuba Exoress)
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from JPY2656/night or USD23,34/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, shared kitchen, elevator, restaurant, shops, public lounge

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6. Interested in Exploring Asakusa? Let’s Check Out Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule as Your Basecamp in Tokyo.

Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule, via agoda
Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule, via agoda

Who says that Instagrammable ambience is only identical with modern or rustic nuance? Even a traditional Japanese nuance can also appear awesome on your Instagram! Just prove it yourself by staying at Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule Hotel.

Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule Hotel is a capsule hotel located on Asakusa district, a district famous for its remaining classical Tokyo nuance. For that reason, no wonder that this hotel intentionally puts the traditional elements on both its interior and exterior. The images of ambience at Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule Hotel are more or less like this:

Lobby and receptions, via agoda
Lobby and receptions, via agoda
Internet corner, via agoda
Internet corner, via agoda
Lounge, via agoda
Lounge, via agoda
Tatami lounge, via agoda
Tatami lounge, via agoda

Just like its name, the rooms at this hotel were designed similarly to capsules. What makes it different than any other modern capsule hotel is that the capsule at this hotel was designed with strong traditional style. So even though you are staying at a capsule hotel, you wouldn’t need to worry about losing a chance to feel the experience of staying in a “Very Japanese” ambience. Awesome!

Sleeping capsule, via khaosan-tokyo
Sleeping capsule, via khaosan-tokyo
Sleeping capsule, via khaosan-tokyo
Sleeping capsule, via khaosan-tokyo
Interior ambience of the sleeping pod, via khaosan-tokyo
Interior ambience of the sleeping pod, via khaosan-tokyo

Address: 3-16-10, Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0035
Access: 1 minutes of walking from Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express)
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from JPY2862/night or USD25,16/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, library, shared kitchen, public lounge, vending machine, locker, garden, staffs fluent in 2 languages: English and Japanese.

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7. Still On Asakusa, There Is Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory, A Budget Hotel Filled With Cheerful Colors.

Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook

Still on the same chain with Khaosan Tokyo Samurai Capsule and located also on Asakusa, there is Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory offering budget accomodation with bright cheerful concept. Although the building looks ordinary from the outside, but once you come inside this hotel, you will be surprised to see how the interior is dominated by cheerful colors. The ambience is more or less like this:

Receptions and computer room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
Receptions and computer room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
Gallery, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
Gallery, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
Dining room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
Dining room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
Kitchen and equipment, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
Kitchen and equipment, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook

The bedroom are not less colorful. There are 2 types of bedroom: 3 beds in 1 room, and 4 beds in 1 room; all were designed in different color nuance. The ambience looks about like this:

4-bed room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
4-bed room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
4-bed room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
4-bed room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
3-bed room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
3-bed room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
3-bed room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook
3-bed room, via Khaosan Tokyo Laboratory/facebook

Address: 2-1-4 Nishiasakusa, Taito-ku, Asakusa, Tokyo 111-0035
Access: 3-5 minutes of walking from Exit 3 at Tawaramachi Station (via Metro Ginza Line) or 3-5 minutes of walking from Asakusa Station (via Toei Asakusa Line)
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from JPY3030/night or USD25,84/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, family room, elevator, laundry

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8. But If You Like Nihombasi District More, Choose Grids Hostel Nihombashi East As Your Place to Stay.

Grids Hostel Nihombashi East, via agoda
Grids Hostel Nihombashi East, via agoda

Nihombashi (or Nihonbashi) district might be not a popular district to visit for tourism activity, as this district is more famous as a business district. But if you come to Tokyo for business around Nihombashi or around Tokyo Station, you can check out Grids Hostel Nihombashi East as a choice of frugal accomodation.

Grids Hostel Nihombashi East was designed with modern minimalistic interior design concept. At this hostel, you can find some facilities for public use (such as lounge and kitchen), as well as a bar as a place to hangout. The interior ambience of Grids Hostel Nihombashi East is more or less like this:

Entrance, via agoda
Entrance, via agoda
Bar, via agoda
Bar, via agoda
Shared kitchen, via agoda
Shared kitchen, via agoda

Room types at this hostel are pretty various. There are rooms with sleeping pod type for male and females, there are standard dormitory type, deluxe dormitory room, private single, up to a premium room. All rooms are also designed with neat and clean modern minimalistic nuance.

Sleeping pod, via agoda
Sleeping pod, via agoda
Dormitory, via agoda
Dormitory, via agoda
Deluxe dormitory, via agoda
Deluxe dormitory, via agoda
Premium room, via agoda
Premium room, via agoda

Address: 4-7 Hisamatsu-cho, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 minutes of walking from Bakuroyokoyama Station (Toei Shinjuku Line), or 3 minutes of walking from Higashi-Nihombashi Station (Toei Asakusa Line)
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from JPY2656/night or USD23,34/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, bar, family room, elevator, restaurant, concierge, public lounge, vending machine, laundry, staffs fluent in 2 languages : English and Japanese

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9. Oak Hostel Cabin Can Be Another Alternative for Those Who Seek For A Fun Accomodation On Nihombashi. 

Oak Hostel Cabin, via agoda
Oak Hostel Cabin, via agoda

I will not talk about this hostel more detailedly and will only review some important informations so you can easily find information regarding this hostel.

Public room, via agoda
Public room, via agoda
Public room, via agoda
Public room, via agoda

Address: 1-16 Hakozaki-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0015
Access: 6 minutes of walking from Exit B2 at Suitengu Station, or 7 minutes of walking from Exit 4B at Kayabacho Station
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from JPY2946/night or USD25,90/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, elevator, bike rental, vending machine, locker, public lounge, shared kitchen, laundry, staffs fluent in 2 languages: English and Japanese

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10. And, Don’t Forget to Check Out Imano Tokyo For Those Who Seek For Frugal Accomodation in Shinjuku.

Imano Tokyo, via Imano Tokyo Hostel / café&bar/facebook
Imano Tokyo, via Imano Tokyo Hostel / café&bar/facebook

As a district of Tokyo’s government center, Shinjuku is one of the district popularly visited by tourists. And, one of the new accomodation which is ready to welcome all the budget travelers is Imano Tokyo. The hostel is rather new, as it started running on November 2015.

The ambience on Imano Tokyo is pretty charming and quite Instagrammanle. Entering the hotel area, guests will directly enter the cafe and bar area which was designed with exposed ceiling concept. Each floor level is equipped with its own lounge, so the guests can enjoy the lounge ambience more privately. More or less, here is the ambience of Imano Tokyo:

Cafe and bar, via Imano Tokyo Hostel / café&bar/facebook
Cafe and bar, via Imano Tokyo Hostel / café&bar/facebook
Cafe and bar, via Imano Tokyo Hostel / café&bar/facebook
Cafe and bar, via Imano Tokyo Hostel / café&bar/facebook
Lounge, via agoda
Lounge, via agoda
Lounge, via agoda
Lounge, via agoda

Imano Tokyo offers rooms in many types: dormitory with the capacity of 6-10 people, family room, and Japanese-style private room. The ambience is more or less like this:

Dormitory of 8 people, via imano-tokyo
Dormitory of 8 people, via imano-tokyo
Dormitory of 10 people, via imano-tokyo
Dormitory of 10 people, via imano-tokyo
Family room, via imano-tokyo
Family room, via imano-tokyo
Private room, via imano-tokyo
Private room, via imano-tokyo

Address: Shinjuku 5-12-2, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
Access: 6 minutes of walking from Exit B2 at Suitengu Station, or 7 minutes of walking from Exit 4B Kayabacho Station
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from JPY2963/night or USD26,05/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate!
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, elevator, restaurant, bar, shared kitchen, laundry, staffs fluent in 2 languages: English and Japanese

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– Pictures might have been resized from its original source without any additional editing
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