10 Budget-Friendly Hotels for Solo Travellers in Tokyo


Affordability, comfort, and security – take centre stage when finding budget-friendly hotels for solo travellers is concerned. And surprisingly, despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world – Tokyo ticks all the boxes. In fact, the Land of the Rising Sun boasts a myriad of budget-friendly stays beyond your typical capsules and by-the-hour love hotels. 

Whether you want to stay amidst the bustling Shinjuku Ward and Shibuya Ward or the ever-historic Asakusa, the districts of Tokyo provide all sorts of accommodations to fit your wallet. 

Now, only one question remains – of all the options, how to pick your ideal stay? Well, that’s what this blog is about. I have handpicked ten budget-friendly hotels in Tokyo to make this herculean task a breeze. So, scan through all the stays to rest, recharge, and reboot yourself into the Tokyoite life without breaking the bank.

1. Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba

If location is your top priority, Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba is unbeatable. Especially, from a budget point of view. You’re well connected to every part of Tokyo, and just a 15-minute subway ride away from prominent areas like Roppongi and Ginza.

Besides location, the rooms are comfortable for a great night’s sleep. The hotel also boasts a private lounge area on its 14th floor with a full-fledged library. 


  • City View Rooms
  • Buffet-breakfast
  • 2 On-site Restaurants
  • Private Parking

Nearby Attractions

  • Tokyo Tower – 900m
  • Shibaura Chuo Park – 1.7km

2. Toggle Hotel Suidobashi

Who said budget stays in Tokyo can’t be fun? Toggle Hotel Suidobashi defies this notion and HOW! It’s the complete opposite of boring and monotonous. The space at Toggle Hotel Suidobashi exudes cool, vibrant, and edgy.

The eye-popping yellow and black exterior allures travellers straight in. And the interior is equally beguiling. Bright colour themes, spacious rooms, and accommodating staff, right in the heart of Tokyo – what more could you ask for? No wonder why it is one of the top picks among solo travellers. 


  • Terrace
  • Cheap Breakfast

Nearby Attractions

  • Japan-China Friendship Centre Art Museum – 250m
  • Rekisen Park – 600m

3. OMO3 Asakusa by Hoshino Resorts

Next on the list is OMO3 Asakusa by Hoshino Resorts. It is just a block away from Sensoji Temple, right in the heart of Asakusa. The slick designs, efficient spaces, and multilingual staff ensure a comfortable stay.  

Apart from that, the best part of this hotel is self-service. From self-check-in and check-out to self-service breakfast, it is quite convenient for travellers on the go. 


  • View of Skytree from Rooftop
  • Walking Tours

Nearby Attractions

  • Sumida Park – 300m
  • Tokyo Skytree – 1.2km

4. TSUKI Tokyo

Located in the quiet neighbourhood of Chuo Ward, TSUKI Tokyo is another fabulous budget-friendly stay. It is a simple, efficient, and comfortable Tokyo gem. And their keen attention to detail is commendable.

From the welcome matcha drink, and Hinoki bath (Japanese-style wooden bath), to PJs and free minibars, they know how to make their guests feel at home. 


  • Rooms with city and street view

Nearby Attractions

  • Ginza Hassho no Chi Monument – 600m
  • Nissan Crossing – 650m 

5. Mustard Hotel Shimokitazawa

Away from Tokyo’s sky-high skyscrapers, Mustard Hotel Shimokitazawa is a haven for budget travellers. Set in a trendy area of Tokyo, it is a low-key and laid-back hotel with everything you would need for a satisfying stay.

The café, bar, and deck are some of the stand-out elements of this place. During your stay, don’t forget to treat your taste buds with their bagels and coffee for breakfast. 


  • Lobby Café

Nearby Attractions

  • Japan Folk Crafts Museum – 850m
  • Meguro Sky Garden – 2.1km

6. Hotel Graphy Nezu

For solo travellers on a shoestring budget, Hotel Graphy Nezu near Ueno Park is the perfect base for exploring Tokyo. It is a hotel with a hostel feel. 

Be it for cooking your meals in the shared kitchen or having a chit-chat session in the common room. And if you are a clean freak like me, the cleanliness of this cosy place is bound to win some brownie points.


  • Art Gallery
  • Bar

Nearby Attractions

  • Ueno Zoo – 200m
  • Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall – 550m

7. Asakusa Kokono Club Hotel

As far as budget is concerned, one of my favourite picks is the Asakusa Kokono Club Hotel. It’s contemporary, chic and classy. With top-class staff, facilities, and comfort, your stay here will be refreshing and exceptional.

However, what grabbed my attention was its location. It’s faultless. Right beside the Sensoji temple yet at a perfect distance from the buzzing Asakusa area.


  • Continental and American Breakfast

Nearby Attractions

  • Kinryu Park – 350m
  • Sanyabori Park – 850m

8. The Share Hotels Lyuro Tokyo Kiyosumi

Lyuro is one of the popular budget-friendly hotels from the Share Hotels chain. Set alongside the Sumida River, the hotel provides a relaxing atmosphere. 

You can unwind on its beautiful terrace and soak in the mesmerising river view while sipping on seasonal craft beers straight from the brewery. 


  • River-view Rooms
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Drinks Vending Machine

Nearby Attractions

  • Tokyo Skytree – 3.68km

9. Hamacho Hotel Tokyo

Hamacho Hotel Tokyo lies in a non-residential location. Thus, a perfect abode if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. However, you’ll have access to multiple convenience stores, supermarkets, and restaurants at a stone’s throw’s distance.

The only downside is the size of the room. But what else can you expect in Japan? The standard-sized rooms in Tokyo are way too small. So, opt for a little bigger room to have room for your luggage. 


  • Bar
  • 24X7 Front Desk

Nearby Attractions

  • Revival Monument – 600m

10. Yuen Bettei Daita 

Last but not least, Yuen Bettei Daita deserves a spot in the list of budget-friendly hotels in Tokyo. That said, you might have to stretch your budget a little (it’s worth it)! After all, it’s a 4-star accommodation with a stunning onsen. Do I have to say more? 

It is stylish, serene, and understated. The exquisite details of a traditional ryokan style hotel make it an authentic and favourite pick of both travellers and staycationers.


  • Hot Spring Bath and Sauna

Nearby Attractions

  • Hanegi Park – 650m
  • Japan Folk Crafts Museum – 1.6km

How much is a typical hotel in Tokyo?

A typical hotel in Tokyo will cost you around $50-$200 for a night. Having said that, neighbourhoodseason, and amenities play a key role in determining the price per night. Go through the table below to understand the rates of the above-mentioned budget-friendly hotels in Tokyo!

Name of the Hotel

Cost (approx.)

Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba


Toggle Hotel Suidobashi


OMO3 Asakusa by Hoshino Resorts




Mustard Hotel Shimokitazawa


Hotel Graphy Nezu

$30 (bunk-bed)

Asakusa Kokono Club Hotel


The Share Hotels Lyuro Tokyo Kiyosumi

$34 (bunk-bed)

Hamacho Hotel Tokyo


Yuen Bettei Tokyo Daita


With that, we have come to an end. You can pick any hotel depending on your requirements. If you are looking for a place to crash in, OMO3 Asakusa by Hoshino Resorts is an ideal pick. Whereas, if you want a hostel-like hotel – choose Hotel Graphy Nezu. That said, all of these budget-friendly hotels are in prime locations. Thus, an affordable yet memorable stay in Tokyo is guaranteed!

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