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The 10 Best Hostels in Tokyo, Japan

Some of the best backpacker spots in Tokyo

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Sadou Hostel Tokyo Ueno

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. With 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. A really lovely hostel and very clean! Great to have breakfast included (even though it was basic). The beds were comfy and rooms were really nice. The staff are also lovely and more than happy to help. Amazing value and based in a good location, I would definitely recommend staying here and wouldn't hesitate to come back.

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9.4
Awesome
2,671 reviews

Oak Hostel Sakura

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. The location, the view of Tokyo sky tree, and the cleanliness of everything

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9
Awesome
2,093 reviews

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai

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. They have the friendliest staff and the hostel is always clean. The vibe is so great and they always have great events that you can join in during the week.

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9
Awesome
1,072 reviews

Kaisu

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. Very helpful and kind staff :)

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9.1
Awesome
1,212 reviews

CAFE/MINIMAL HOTEL OUR OUR

Taito, Tokyo

Featuring a restaurant, bar, shared lounge and free WiFi, CAFE/MINIMAL HOTEL OUR OUR is set in Tokyo, 600 metres from Kuramae Mizu no Yakata and 700 metres from Ichogaoka Hachiman Shrine. 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.

At the hostel all rooms come with air conditioning and a shared bathroom. The hotel is 12- 15 min walk from Asakusabashi station. As you enter, you will be approached by a modern minimalist hippie vibe cafe/hostel. The beds are capsule type where everywhere is clean and organized. I love it here, especially its 5th floor which houses the shower rooms and onsen (male and female shower rooms are separated).

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9
Awesome
407 reviews

UNPLAN Shinjuku

Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

Conveniently situated in Tokyo, UNPLAN Shinjuku provides air-conditioned rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 700 metres from Takatsukisan Chozenji Temple, 700 metres from Full Gospel Tokyo Church and 700 metres from Shinjuku Eastside Square. The accommodation features a shared kitchen, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests.

The hostel offers a continental or buffet breakfast. wonderful place with amazing staffs you feel like you are in home and it's also a great to socialize with other guests and go out for drinks at night. also the room and the bed were quite comfy. best hostel i have ever stayed with.

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9
Awesome
960 reviews

Koru Takanawa Gateway Hostel, Cafe&Bar

Minato, Tokyo

Situated in the Minato district of Tokyo, Koru Takanawa Gateway Hostel, Cafe&Bar is less than 1 km from Happoen Garden and features a shared lounge and a restaurant. Local points of interest like Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills are reachable within 3.6 km and 4 km, respectively. Great hospitality and very comfortable, safe, fun environment.

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9.1
Awesome
268 reviews

Hostel Chapter Two Tokyo

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. Very nice location and awesome staff! The views from the room were amazing. Also bathrooms very well equipped.

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9.4
Awesome
469 reviews

O3 Hostel & Apartment

Sumida Ward, Tokyo

Open from October 2017, a 5-minute walk from Oshiage Station, O3 Hostel & Apartment offers cosy accommodation in a quiet residential area. Tokyo Skytree is a 7-minute walk from the property, while Asakusa Station is an 8-minute train ride away. Really nice and cozy hostel in mostly quiet location. Big advantage is that there are only like 8 places for sleeping so there wouldn't be so many people at one time :). Also it's not that far away from Oshiage (Skytree) metro station (5-7 minutes). Direct train connection to Narita airport.

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9.1
Awesome
230 reviews

Backpacker's Mini House

Chiyoda, Tokyo

Conveniently situated in the Chiyoda district of Tokyo, Backpacker's Mini House is located 500 metres from Kanda Children's Park, 600 metres from Bellesalle Kanda and 600 metres from Tokyo Sankei Building Metro Square. The 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with a shared bathroom and free WiFi. The property is close to popular attractions like Taira no Masakado's Grave, Wake no Kiyomaro Statue and Goto Inari Shrine. Amazing little place, excellent value for money. The owner was very nice and a great conversation. Wish i had stayed more than just one night.

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9.3
Awesome
331 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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