The 13 best hostels in Tokyo

The 13 best hostels in Tokyo

How to find the best hostels in Tokyo for your trip:

From snow-capped mountains to cherry blossom take over, Japan is one of the most diverse countries. Whether you’re planning a winter wonderland escape or a cultural exploration trip, we’ve got you covered. While packing your bags and jet-setting off to your real-life daydream does sound extremely exciting, it’s the in-between organising that can sometimes get a bit stressful. To help, we’ve come up with our best hostels in Tokyo to ease the paperwork and get you out and about exploring sooner!

Contents

    1. Best hostels in Toyko for solo travellers
    2. Best hostels in Tokyo for couples
    3. Best party hostels in Tokyo
    4. Best hostels in Tokyo city centre
    5. Best hostels in Tokyo with private rooms
    6. More best hostels in Tokyo

Best hostels in Tokyo for solo travellers

“The good thing about flying solo is it’s never boring” – Steve Fossett

Train Hostel Hokutosei

Best hostels in Tokyo Train Hostel Hokutosei

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Steam room
  • Laundry facilities

Once a beloved sleeping car train this hostel sports vintage and unique accommodation vibes. You have a choice of room types, from bunk beds to semi-private beds for one person making it a solid choice for solo travellers who are keen on that little bit extra privacy.

📍 Address
Nearest Station: Bakurocho

Book your stay at the Train Hostel Hokutosei 

Planetyze Hostel

Best hostels in Tokyo Planetyze hostel

Key features:

  • Free wifi
  • Café, restaurant and vending machines
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

In the heart of Tokyo, Planetyze Hostel is in the perfect location for those wanting to be amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. With super friendly and culturally diverse staff on hand ready to help regardless of the enquiry, from info about your next Japan destination to the best food stops in town they have you covered. One thing special about this hostel is its touch panel system for their exclusive online video guidebook that helps you explore your next possible destination(s) around Japan. Plus, grab a beer or hot choc, whatever your preference, and get social in the bar while watching amazing videos about Japan on their giant screen.

📍 Address
Nearest Station: Bakurocho

Book your stay at Planetyze Hostel 

Bunka Hostel Tokyo

Best hostels in Tokyo Bunka Hostel

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Security lockers
  • Linen included
  • Steam room
  • Laundry facilities

Upon entering this hostel you’ll feel a sense of comfortability and freedom with its airy and open spaces dorms. This reflects the hostel’s attitude of wanting to create a space for any and every types of travellers. Get social and meet other travellers at the Izakaya – a Japanese-style bar.

📍 Address
Nearest Station: Asakusa

Book your stay at Bunka Hostel Tokyo

Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa

Best hostels in Tokyo Book and Bed

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Linen Included
  • Steam room
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour reception

Bookworms crossed travel fanatics, this one is for you. Based on a concept of an ‘accommodation bookstore’ is a hostel featuring stocked bookshelves with bunk beds nested amongst the thousands of story-filled pages. Featured in various international media outlets this cute and unique hostel is a must visit for bookworm travellers.

📍 Address
Nearest Station: Lkebukuro

Book your stay at Book and Bed Tokyo Asakusa

Best hostels in Toyko for couples

“As soon as I saw you, I knew you would be an adventure of a life time.” – Winnie the pooh

Unplan Kagurazaka

Best hostels in Tokyo Unplan Kagurazaka

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Hot tub
  • 24-hour security
  • Late check-out
  • Tours/travel desk

Right in the heart of Kagurazaka, this hostel is a space for travellers to kick their feet up and relax. No matter what your travel plans are, or even if their unplan[ned], this hostel’s private rooms gives as much comfort as your bedroom at home, creating a home away from home for you to make new memories and embrace different cultures whilst making friends for life.

📍 Address
Nearest Station: Kagurazaka

Book your stay at Unplan Kagurazaka

Backpackers Hostel K’s House Tokyo

Best hostels in Tokyo Backpackers Hostel K’s House Tokyo

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Security lockers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

K’s House Tokyo is located in Kuramae, providing an at-home feeling in a town where traditional and modern cultures meet. Just minutes from Kuramae station, it is a great choice for a base camp when exploring Tokyo and the Asakysa area. Their cosy private rooms allow for that extra bit of privacy and quiet time after a busy day exploring and socialising.Nearest Station: Kuramae

Book your stay at Backpackers Hostel K’s House Tokyo

Best party hostels in Toyko

Nui.Hostel & Bar Lounge

Best hostels in Tokyo Nui hostel and bar lounge

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Free city maps
  • Security lockers
  • Bar, café and restaurant

Sporting a trendy café and bar lounge that is loved not only by passing through travellers but also the locals proving they have some of the tastiest bites in town. A straight train trip from Narita and Haneda airport added to one of the perks of this hostel. Not to mention the hostels chic antique and hand-made furniture proving a natural industrial vibe.

📍 Address
Nearest Station: Kuramae

Book your stay at Nui Hostel & Bar Lounge

Wise Owl Hostels Tokyo

Best hostels in Tokyo Wise owl hostel

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Security lockers

Just a short stroll from Hatchobori train station you’ll find this gem of a hostel. Offering both mix-gender and female-only dorms with cosy sleeping capsules that come with free Wifi, USB charging stations and reading lights. Plus, live music can regularly be found in their trendy bar.Nearest Station: Hatchobori

Book your stay at Wise Owl Hostels Tokyo 

Best hostels in Toyko with private rooms

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai

Best hostels in Tokyo Emblem Hostel Nishiaraj

Key feature:

  • Free wifi
  • Free city tour
  • Linen included
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Fitness centre

Designed for international travellers who love fun, relaxed and unique accommodation types, Emblem hostel offers more than your standard hostel. Organized events allow for travellers from all around the world to meet and explore the city and its culture. Events such as sushi making workshops, karate workshop, movie night with snacks and so much more let travellers embrace new cultures and optimise both their learning and social experiences. Uniquely, this hostel also boasts a fitness centre so after spending your days tasting all the local delicacies you can (should you wish) burn off some at the gym.

📍 Address
Nearest Station: Nishiarai

Book your stay at Emblem Hostel Nishiarai

Imano Tokyo Ginza Hostel

Best hostels in Tokyo Imano Tokyo Ginza Hostel

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Luggage storage
  • Late check-out

Located in Ginza a trend-leading area in Tokyo, Imano is a base camp for travellers wanting to explore Tokyo and its culture. A lounge on the 2nd floor is a place for travellers from all over the world to meet and socialize with one another either before, during or after a day of adventuring around the city. In a cultural hotspot, you’ll find a theatre for Japanese traditional art, modern art and shopping centres to allow you to embrace and learn about a new culture, even if that just means window shopping designer stores.

Nearest Station: Shintomicho

Book your stay at Imano Tokyo Ginza Hostel

Best hostels in Tokyo city centre

Citan Hostel

Best hostels in Tokyo Citan Hostel

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Bar, café, restaurant
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Free city maps

An impressive seven-story hostel well connected with great access to multiple lines that allows travellers to enjoy the metropolitan lifestyle. This hostel has a lot of options to get involved in the culture and meet fellow travellers with their original coffee shop, bar and restaurant.

Nearest Station: Bakuroyokoyama

Book your stay at Citan Hostel

More best hostels in Toyko

&And Hostel Akihabara

Best hostels in Japan and hostel

Key features:

  • Free Wifi
  • Linen included
  • Safe deposit box

This futuristic accommodation is a place that allows you to enjoy cutting-edge technology on your doorstep (literally) whilst exploring a new city and its culture. You can electronically check in and out, adjust the air-conditioning, gather tourist information and more. Being Japan’s first smart hostel – a tourist attraction in itself, &and Hostel is a great option for all types of travellers.

Nearest Station: Akihabara

Book your stay at &And Hostel Akihabara 

Grids Tokyo Asakusa Bashi Hotel and Hostel

Best hostels in Tokyo Grids Tokyo Asakusa Bashi Hotel and Hostel

Key features:

  • Free wifi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Bar

Located in Asakusabashi an area famous for manufacturing in downtown Tokyo, Grids Tokyo Asakusa-Bashi Hotel&Hostel is a great combination of modern meets traditional vibes. Just a short 3-minute stroll away from the train station making travelling around the town easy for travellers. The café and bar are a place where travellers can come and go sharing their stories and adventures to one another, plus the kitchenette is open 24-hours which could come in handy after a late night out on the town.

📍 Address
Nearest Station: Asakusabashi

Book your stay at Grids Tokyo Asakusa Bashi Hotel and Hostel 

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