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Under 3,000 yen! 5 Best Affordable and Stylish Guesthouses in Tokyo

Very affordable and stylish guesthouses are emerging in Tokyo. It adds a special touch to your memories of traveling. Let's take a look at 5 popular stylish guesthouses in Tokyo.

Have you wanted something more than an ordinary hotel? Well, if you have, here is a good news for you! Check out these 5 popular and stylish guesthouses in Tokyo, something that can add even more unforgettable memories to your usual traveling plan.

 

#1. toco.

toco.
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With a mission to offer “a place where people gather beyond all borders,” a 90-year-old traditional Japanese house was renovated and converted into a very stylish hostel. toco. allows its guests to enjoy the experience of staying in a traditional Japanese house form 1920s.

toco.
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Here, two types of rooms are available: dormitory (6 or 8 people per room) or private (double, twin, or triple) with a shared bath room. It also offers female-only dormitory, which allows female guests who are traveling alone to stay comfortably.

toco.
Photo Credit: Guest House toco.

Their living/bar lounge area, which also opens to the residents in the neighborhood, is a place to meet locals or people from all over the world. You can spend the time the way you want here: read a book, get online while having a cup of coffee, or enjoy your talk with newly met friends over a glass of beer or cocktail.

toco.
Photo Credit: Guest House toco.

Staying in toco. makes you feel like you have teleported to 20th century Japan. Somehow time passes by slower here and you can “stop and smell the roses”. This wonderful classic modern experience is available starting from 2,800 yen per night.

Guest House toco.

Address: 2-13-21 Shitaya, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Access:
5 minutes walk from exit 4 of Tokyo Metro Iriya Station
20 minutes walk from JR Ueno Station

Fees: JPY 2,800~

Phone: 03-6458-1686

Website: Guest House toco.

 

#2. Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
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From the stylish outlook of the building, one could never guess that it is actually a hostel. Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge, with a focus on all things hand-made, is the second hostel opened in September, 2014 by the same owner of “Guest House toco.”. From a team of designers, carpenters, craftsmen, and Nui.’s own staff members’ collaborated efforts and ideas, came the birth of Nui out of an old toy company with a history originated in Edo period.

Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
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Of the 5 floors it has, the main floor is a cafe and bar lounge opened to the guests as well as the public. Dormitory and private rooms are located from the 2nd floor to the 5th floor with a shared shower, bathroom, and living room on each floor. Its price ranges from 3,000 yen to 8,000 yen.

Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
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Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
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Nui is a nice urban escapes where travelers can relax and recharge for their next stop or meet new friends from the different parts of the world, which might lead to a whole new adventure.

Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

Address: 2-14-13 Kuramae, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Access:
3 minutes walk from exit A2 of Toei Asakusa Line Kuramae Station
3 minutes walk from exit A7 of Toei Oedo Line Kuramae Sation

Expenses: JPY 3,000 ~

Phone: 03-6240-9854

Booking.com: Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

 

#3. Retrometro Backpackers

Retrometro Backpackers
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Retrometro Backpackers is a hostel opened on March 7th, 2012 after having renovated an old 2-story house. It’s opened with the owner’s dream of “traveling like living and living like traveling”. Because it’s a small hostel, each guest is taken care of very well. Incorporating the idea from the owner’s own experience from traveling, the living room on its main floor provides a space guests can enjoy being by him/herself or having a nice chat with other guests.

Retrometro Backpackers
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There are mixed dormitory (2,600 yen per person per night) and female-only dormitory (3,000 per person per night) with a shared bath room, shower, living room, and kitchen.

Retrometro Backpackers
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If you would love to have some relaxing time at the end of the day of your busy traveling schedule, Retrometro Backpackers is a perfect place.

Retrometro Backpacker

Address: 2-19-1 Nishiasakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Access: 6 minutes walk from exit 3 of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Tawaramachi Station

Expenses: JPY 3,000 ~

Phone: 03-6322-7447

Booking.com: Retrometro Backpackers

 

#4. Tokyo Hütte

Tokyo Hütte
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“Make yourself at home” is the kind of space Tokyo Hütte committed to offer to its guests. It is located within a walking distance from two of Tokyo’s famous landmarks: Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Soramachi (a shopping mall). The owner’s experty in interior design certainly shows in its simple yet stylish interior.

Tokyo Hütte
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In the lounge which they call “coworking space” on the main floor, guests can use wifi for free during their down time spent here. Coworking space is also open to the public from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM for studying or working with a reasonable fee to use wifi (600 yen for 2 hour or 1,100 yen for the whole day).

Tokyo Hütte
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Their female-only dormitory has 4 double-size beds, allowing the guests to rest in a spacious private space. They also offer mixed dormitory with tatami space (for 2~3 people) as well as a traditional Japanese tatami room. The prices for female-only dormitory is 3,200 yen per person per night, for the mixed 3,500 yen per person per night, and for tatami room 7,500 yen per room per night.

Tokyo Hütte

Address: 4-18-16 Narihira, Sumida Ward, Tokyo

Access: 2 minutes from Oshiage Station

Expenses: JPY 3,200 ~

Phone: 03-5637-7628

Booking.com:  Tokyo Hütte

 

#5. K’s House Tokyo

K's House Tokyo
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150,000 people from approximately 80 countries each year visit 10 locations of K’s House Backpacker’s Hostels all over Japan. Like in other locations, K’s House Tokyo is at a very convenient location from where its guests can access to many sightseeing spots by foot.

K's House Tokyo
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Here at K’s House Tokyo, you will feel like you are “home away from home”. Their open concept interior not only provides an abundant place to rest and relax, but also connects people from different backgrounds and countries as they gather to meet and chat with each other.

K's House Tokyo
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K's House Tokyo
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Three different types of dormitory rooms (8 persons mix, 4~6 persons mix, and female-only) are available from 2,900 to 3,300 yen per person per night. If you prefer a single room, it is available from 4,500 to 4,900 yen per night. In addition, what’s unique about K’s House Tokyo is their rooftop patio where you can relax outdoor and enjoy basking in the sunlight.

K’s House Tokyo

Address: 3-20-10 Kuramae, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Access:
1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Oedo Line Kuramae station
2 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line Kuramae station

Exprenses: JPY 2,900 ~

Phone: 03-5833-0555

Booking.com: K’s House Tokyo

 

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