10 Affordable Hostels for Solo Female Travellers in Tokyo


If you don’t want to spend a fortune on accommodation – hostels in Tokyo are your best bet. Just like the capital city, they are cool, artsy, and futuristic. 

Whether you want to socialise and party or work as a digital nomad, Tokyo’s diverse hostel has your back. All the hostels provide a secure atmosphere for solo travellers. However, with countless hostels in the city, you may experience a paradox of choice.

This is where I step in. I have stayed in multiple hostels on my solo adventure in Tokyo. And in this blog, I’ll share my top hostel recommendations from the city that ensure amazing and affordable stays for solo female travellers.

1. GrapeHouse Koenji – Hostel

GrapeHouse – Hostel is an exclusive and wonderful stay in Tokyo. It is clean, cosy, and comfortable. Do you know the best part? It caters solely to women travellers. Therefore, it is super convenient with zero compromise on security.  

Set in the punky neighbourhood of Koenji, you have loads to explore in the surroundings, from cute yet quirky restaurants and artistic vintage shops to underground culture. Besides, do be a part of the intimate gathering held every night in the common area by the host. 

Wow Factor: 

  • Female–only hostel

Approximate price: $20.55

2. Tokyo Guest Nihonbashi

If you want to be close to landmarks yet far from the tourist radar – Tokyo Guest Nihonbashi is an ideal choice. Tokyo Station, Imperial Palace, and the infamous shopping destination – Ginza, are just a stone’s throw away.

The welcoming staff are friendly and accommodating. You’ll have everything you need for a satisfying stay under budget.

Wow Factor:

  • Strategic location

Approximate price: $18.54

3. Asakusa Ryokan Toukaisou

Do you envision experiencing a stay in a traditional Japanese inn? But anxious about the price not fitting your budget? Well, Asakusa Ryokan Toukaisou has it sorted. With a conventional setting, this hostel in Tokyo is a perfect little abode to live an authentic Japanese life.

The rooms are enhanced with tatami floors, complimentary green tea, Yukata, and traditional bedding – futon. Shall I say more? There’s a rooftop terrace, too – perfect for an evening tea session.

Wow Factor: 

  • 10 minutes from Senso-ji Temple

Approximate price: $21

4. Hostel Bedgasm

Hostel Bedgasm is the cheapest hostel in Tokyo. Despite being cheap, Hostel Bedgasm is among the top hostels that rule the city. From a cosy bar downstairs to a relaxing rooftop with city views, it has everything you could ask for. 

The hostel also boasts female-only and mixed dorms. You can book yourself a bed as per your comfort. Private rooms are available. Plus, use the shared kitchen to save some yen.

Wow Factor: 

  • Social vibe and free drinks
  • 11 minutes from Asakusa Fuji Asama Shrine

Approximate price: $17

5. Citan Hostel

Citan Hostel is your blessing in disguise if you juggle work and travel simultaneously. This 7-storey hostel is Tokyo’s best den for digital nomads. High-speed WIFI (free), helpful staff, quiet ambience, and in-house café are all top-notch. In short, their facilities are impeccable. 

Apart from that, the edgy and minimalistic design also makes the hostel stand out. Plus, the hostel’s proximity to subway lines makes getting around a breeze.

Wow Factor:

  • Basement lounge and DJ nights
  • Berth coffee on 1st floor

Approximate price: $23

6. Plat Hostel Keikyu Minowa Forest

Next on the list of affordable hostels in Tokyo is Plat Hostel Keikyu Minowa Forest. With a chic aesthetic vibe, it creates a warm and hospitable environment for solo travellers to unwind.

The hostel is close to the Asakusa and Ueno neighbourhoods. That means – you’ve easy accessibility to major landmarks. Communicate with the staff to find out hidden gems in the neighbourhood.

Wow Factor:

  • Within walking distance from Tokyo Skytree and Edo Tokyo Museum

Approximate price: $18.50

7. UNPLAN Shinjuku

Of all the hostels in Tokyo, UNPLAN Shinjuku is a backpackers hostel. Solo travellers adore this place – thanks to its value for money and location! It serves as an ideal base for exploring Tokyo. 

That said, before you step out, grab your free map from the front desk. Or, if you’re in the mood for socialisation, head to the beautiful bar and rooftop area. And don’t forget to try delicious delicacies from their on-site restaurant. 

Wow Factor:

  • Capsule dorms
  • Free breakfast

Approximate price: $30

8. Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge provides an epic stay in Tokyo’s Asakusa area. After all, it is known to be one of the best party hostels in Tokyo. 

At night, locals and tourists flock to this hostel to let loose. So, if you’re a social bee, bookmark this place right away! However, if you need a quieter space – head to the 6th floor.  

Wow Factor:

  • Sumida River is right in front of the hostel
  • Bar and café on the ground floor

Approximate price: $20

9. Hostel DEN 

Situated in Nihombashi, Hostel DEN is one of the reasonably priced hostels in Tokyo. It is simple and homely. The staff are well-spoken (know English) and go beyond their means to make you feel comfortable. Thus, this hostel is perfect for a long-term stay. 

The rooms are standard-sized with plenty of natural light. The big windows are a real plus. It keeps the place lively. Aside from that, you also have access to a private shower, shared kitchen, and rooftop terrace.

Wow Factor: 

  • An exclusive prayer room for guests
  • Free beer at night

Approximate price: $30

10. Toco Tokyo Heritage Hostel

Unlike any other hostel in Tokyo, Toco Tokyo Heritage Hostel is an entirely traditional Japanese building. Built in 1920, it features everything a Japanese house would have – a garden, pond, communal kitchen, and lounge areas. The wooden bunk beds are a highlight of this property.

Although comparatively, this hostel is a tad bit expensive; it remains a top pick among solo travellers in Tokyo. Frankly, it’s worth every penny you spend, as staying in this hostel in Tokyo is a full-fledged experience. 

Wow Factor:

  • Japanese Garden and Koi Pond

Approximate price: $35

How much is a typical hostel stay in Tokyo?

affordable hostels in Tokyo

A dorm bed in a Tokyo hostel will cost anywhere between $15 to $30. On the other hand, a private room in a hostel can cost you around $50 to $150. Having said that, always compare the prices before finalising on websites like Hostelworld and Booking.com.

With that, we have come to the end of this blog. All of the hostels in this list are a perfect blend of safety, comfort, and affordability. Pick the one that resonates with you the most to have the most epic time in Tokyo under a budget.

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