Best Capsule Hotels in Tokyo!

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In addition to many deluxe hotels, bustling Tokyo boasts quite a few nice cheap capsule hotels for independent travelers to select. Here we list some capsule hotels really worth our recommendation and we wish every traveler to Tokyo a pleasant tour. ♡

Latest update on 11 June 2017

★ Best Capsule Hotels in Tokyo ★

Cheap Capsule Hotels Recommended to Backpackers!

1 Night 1980 Hostel Tokyo

This hotel, whose name, 1 Night 1980 Hostel Tokyo, speaks for itself, allows a stay for only 1980 yen per night (tax excluded; prices may change in days before holidays and peak seasons), which is very cheap in Tokyo! Although showers and restrooms are shared by guests, this hotel is a place to have a good night’s rest.

Exterior of 1 Night 1980 Hostel Tokyo
Exterior of 1 Night 1980 Hostel Tokyo

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai with Rooms Priced from Only 2000 Yen

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai, the largest hostel in Tokyo, was opened in December 2015 and is an only 20-minute train ride from Asakusa or Ueno, two major tourist attractions in Tokyo. Guests will wonder at their experience there, as the hotel charges an incredibly low price, which starts at 2000 yen (tax included), while offers comfortable accommodations and free breakfast.

Exterior of Emblem Hostel Nishiarai
Exterior of Emblem Hostel Nishiarai

Capsule Hotels in the Immediate Vicinity of Popular Tourist Attractions

Oak Hostel Fuji near Tokyo Skytree

It is only a short walk from Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree, two hot spots in Tokyo, to Oak Hostel Fuji. Being convenient to major tourist attractions, the hostel is fairly popular with backpackers around the world!

Lounge area of Oak Hostel Fuji
Lounge area of Oak Hostel Fuji

Japonica Lodge before Asakusa Station

Japonica Lodge is a unique hotel in front of Asakusa Station where you can experience indoor camping. It is an unusual combination of a camp-style inn, a green tea café and an outdoor gear shop. A stay in the hostel, which is conveniently located, costs only 2500 yen per night. The price is extremely cheap!

Japonica Lodge where guests can experience camping
Japonica Lodge where guests can experience camping

ARTnSHELTER, a Hostel in Shinagawa, Tokyo

ARTnSHELTER, a hostel conveniently located in Tokyo’s Shinagawa, is only a 2-minute walk from Samezu Station on the Keikyu Main Line, while Samezu Station is only a 5-minute ride from Shinagawa and only a 19-minute from Haneda Airport. As its name suggests, ARTnSHELTER is a hostel conveying a mood of an art gallery.

ARTnSHELTER, a hostel conveying a mood of an art gallery.
ARTnSHELTER, a hostel conveying a mood of an art gallery.

BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a bookstore you can stay in

BOOK AND BED TOKYO has introduced the concept that it is a bookstore you can stay in. Although it claims to be a bookstore, the hostel does not sell books. Instead, it offers an experience of reading and sleeping in a library-like inn. It is only a 1-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station! The station is on the Yamanote Line that connects most of Tokyo's major stations, including Shinjuku, Shinjuku and Harajuku.

BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a bookstore-themed hostel
BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a bookstore-themed hostel

MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae in Tokyo’s Asakusa

MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae, or MyCUBE for short, is a new fine capsule hotel created by MYSTAYS HOTEL MANAGEMENT, which opened in June 2016. As its name suggests, its rooms are inspired by cubes; the “cube" rooms and their high ceilings give a feeling of staying in a comfortable, relaxed and private space. Conveniently located 1-minute walk from the Toei Subway’s Kuramae Station, the hotel is one stop away from Asakusa and three stops from Tokyo Skytree’s nearby Oshiage Station.

Exterior of MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Kuramae
Exterior of MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Kuramae

Female-Friendly Capsule Hotels ♡

Oak Hostel Cabin, a Capsule Hotel

Taking a train from the station nearest to the hostel, Kayabacho Station, one can reach Tokyo Station in 10 minutes, Roppongi Station in 15 minutes, and Shinjuku Station in around 30 minutes. This makes Oak Hostel Cabin’s location very convenient for both sightseeing and business! Attentive to the needs of women, the hostel has designated a women-only floor, so women can enjoy a care-free stay.

Exterior of Oak Hostel Cabin
Exterior of Oak Hostel Cabin

Nui. HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE, a Stylish Hostel

Nui. is a hostel featuring a café and bar with a shared lounge on the first floor, which is also available to passers-by. The stylish open café looks very attractive. The hostel was built in a refurbished toy warehouse in Kuramae, which has long been known as a manufacturing town.

Exterior of Nui. HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE
Exterior of Nui. HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE

Sato san’s Rest, a Snug Inn

Different from the holsters and hotels run by large companies, Sato san’s Rest located in Tokyo’s Minami-Senju is a family-run inn winning popularity with young backpackers and women thanks to its welcoming atmosphere.

Exterior of Sato san’s Rest
Exterior of Sato san’s Rest

toco., an Inn in the Courtyard of a Heritage Residence

toco. on the Hibiya line in Tokyo is an inn built by renovating a 90-year-old personal residence. With a bar open to the public at the entry, small as the hostel is, many of its customers and guests end up forming friendships there.

Exterior of toco.
Exterior of toco.

Man-Only Capsule Hotels Also Suitable for Commercial Travelers!

Anshin Oyado, a Man-Only Capsule Hotel

Luxury Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado is an impressive man-only capsule hotel offering much first-class service. Apart from a large clean bathing pool, the guests can enjoy the luxury of refreshing themselves in the saunas in the hotel. It is highly recommended to men intending a free travel or a business trip!

Exterior of Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinbashi Shiodome
Exterior of Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinbashi Shiodome