Cheap Places to Stay in Tokyo Near Train Station

Traveling to Tokyo can be expensive if you don’t plan it well. Accommodation and transportation costs are relatively high. However, if you strategize well, you can save a lot. One suggestion is for you to book a hostel near a train station so you don’t have to take a taxi or walk far with all your bags and other belongings. Here are two of the hostels in Tokyo that I tried – safe, clean and near the metro station. (Read: 5 Awesome Things to Do in Narita)

Oakhostel Zen

OakHostel Zen was the first hostel I stayed in Japan. I just saw it in Agoda while I was looking for a cheap place to stay in Tokyo near a train station. I looked at the reviews and it was good. I checked its location and its near a Family mart and restaurants so I booked it. Get your discounted JR Pass now.

Mixed Dorm Room. Photo grabbed from Agoda

I did not have any regrets booking at OakHostel Zen, the place is relatively new and clean. It’s a dorm-type accommodation so if you do not have a problem sharing a room with strangers, I highly suggest you stay at OakHostel Zen. It’s about 5-10 minutes away from Uguisudani Train Station. Check rates and availability.

How to get to OakHostel Zen: 

From Narita Airport
Keisei line to Nippori station, 90 minutes, 1,000 yen OR Keisei Skyliner to Nippori station, 40 minutes, 2,400 yen 
-from JR Yamanote line Nippori station to Uguisudani station, 1 stop, 130 yen

From Haneda Airport
Keisei line to Shinagawa station, 400 yen 
-JR Yamanote or Keihin-Tohoku lines Shinagawa station to Uguisudani station, 160 yen

From Uguisudani station
Take the south exit, turn left, and go straight. You will come to a big street; cross the street and turn right. Turn left at the first corner and you will see a Family Mart convenience store. Turn left again and you will find our hostel. It is approximately a 5-minute walk from JR Uguisudani station. (Read: How To Maximize the Full Value of JR Pass?)

Spa & Capsule Hotel GrandPark-Inn Sugamo

Another option for male budget travelers is Spa & Capsule Hotel GrandPark-Inn Sugamo. Yes, this hostel only caters to men. This is a capsule hotel so if you are claustrophobic, this might not be a good option. 

Capsule Room. Photo grabbed from

What I like about this hostel is its close proximity to JR Sugamo train station. It’s only about 3-5 minutes away by foot. Also, it offers a public bath facility, a sauna and a salon with massage services. If you are a JR pass holder, this is also a good place to stay because Sugamo station is covered by JR pass. Check rates and availability.

Another good thing about staying here is it is just about 5-10 minutes away to the World’s First Michelin-Starred Ramen house – Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles. 

Want something else? More Hostel and Hotel options in Tokyo here.

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