A Bookstore You Can Stay In! BOOK AND BED TOKYO
This time, I will be introducing BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a hostel created to be a “bookstore you can stay in.”
Although it is conceptually supposed to be a bookstore, they do not sell books. Instead, in practice it is more like a library where customers can both putter around reading at their leisure and sleep.
This hostel does not have fluffy mattresses or light down quilts, although they do provide basic bedding, so you should not expect a perfect night’s sleep here. However, it provides the perfect atmosphere to experience the little pleasures of quietly slipping to sleep as you pass the time reading or looking at your phone.
A 1-Minute Walk from Ikebukuro Station
The hostel is located only 1 minute away from the convenient Ikebukuro Station. The station hosts the JR Yamanote Line, which can directly connect you to many major Tokyo stations, such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Harajuku, without the need to change lines.
Additionally, you can easily reach convenience stores, department stores, drug stores, electronics retailers, foreign currency exchanges, and coffee shops on foot from the hostel.
BOOK AND BED TOKYO has a total of 3200 books of varying genres in both Japanese and English!
They also have a wealth of Japan sightseeing guidebooks.
Bedrooms Among the Bookshelves
This hostel offers two types of beds: BOOKSHELF and BUNK. There are also two room sizes available: standard and compact.
The iconic room type for BOOK AND BED TOKYO is the BOOKSHELF room. The beds are embedded into the bookshelves, and it looks like a little hideout! Each room has a curtain, so there is no need to worry about privacy.
This room style is made up of bunk beds that are lined up in the hallway. People come and go much less frequently around this style of bed than with the BOOKSHELF beds, so this style is recommended if you want to focus on reading. Although they are not shown in these photographs, each room of this style also comes with a curtain, so it can be unexpectedly relaxing.
Available Free Amenities
Personal outlet, reading lamp, hanger, Wi-Fi, restroom, shower, washroom, shared space for eating and drinking, locker with small lock (limited quantity available), dryer rental (not available from midnight until 7am)
Available Paid Amenities
Bath towels, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush
Non-guests can enjoy the facility between 13:00 and 17:00. 1 hour costs 540 yen, and free time costs 1620 yen.
※Private rooms and showers are not available for daytime use.
Basic information on BOOK AND BED TOKYO
- 1-17-7, Lumiere Building 7th floor, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Tokyo
- 30 seconds walk from C8 exit of the Ikebukuro station
※Guests must inform the facility if their check-in will be after 23:00
- Contact Information
- Room Price
- From 3780 yen
- Payment Methods
Credit card only (Visa, MasterCard, and SAISON accepted)
※No cash payments
※Cancellation fee incurred if cancellation is less than 7 days before the reservation date
※Children are unable to stay at this facility