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 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 Booking.com|
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.