Clean, new and with lots of available extras, this is a fantastic option for savvy travellers.

Over the years, we’ve scoured the country to find the best value accommodation deals, trying everything from compact capsule hotels to amazing Internet cafe rooms, all offering great value overnight stays for the budget traveller.

Now we’ve stumbled across another unbelievable deal, this time in Hakata City in Fukuoka Prefecture. Here, at 81’s Inn Nakasu, visitors can enjoy an overnight stay for as little as 2,000 yen (US17.74) a night, with lots of additional extras available to help make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Guests can choose to sleep in capsule-like beds in a unisex or female-exclusive dormitory. Considering regular capsule hotels in Hakata go for 4,000 yen a night, a stay at 81’s Inn is excellent value at half the price.

Opened in April this year, the interior and beds feel clean and new, which is one of the most important factors we look for when it comes to value for money. Just because the price is dirt cheap doesn’t mean the interior should be, so we were pleasantly surprised by the great look and feel of the dorms.

If you’re planning on staying in budget accommodation in Japan, a good tip is to try and bring your own towels and amenities to help keep costs low. If you find yourself in need of these items, though, they can be purchased at the front desk.

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and guests are free to bring their own food and drinks onto the premises, where they can be enjoyed in the shared area next to the dormitory rooms on beautiful tatami-mat floors.

▼ The shared bathrooms are new and clean.

▼ And there’s also a vending machine stocked with water, tea, soft drinks and coffee.

The only thing guests might be concerned about when staying here is the fact that it takes a bit of manoeuvring to get into the top bunk, and seeing that the wooden frame for the top and bottom sleeping areas is connected, you can expect the whole thing to shake a little whenever anyone gets in.

▼ If you’re heading to the top bunk after a few drinks, you’ll need to be extra careful!

Once you are in, though, there’s very little danger of actually falling out, given that there are wooden walls on either side of the pillow. The curtains give you a nice sense of privacy, but if you’re a light sleeper, you might want to bring some earbuds with you to block out the noise of snoring guests.

The front desk is open from 2-10 p.m., but check-in is strictly from 3-9 p.m. only. For safety reasons, there’s a 2 a.m. curfew, as the hotel entrance is closed from 2-6 a.m., during which time guests will be able to leave but won’t be able to re-enter the property.

Located just an eight minute walk from Nakasu-Kawabata Station, 81’s Inn is a great place to stay for those wanting new and clean accommodation on a budget. If you’re keen to tighten the purse strings even further, though, you might want to delve deeper into the realm of budget accommodation options by forking out $6 to stay at the cheapest hotel in Japan.

Hotel Information
81’s Inn Nakasu / エイティーワンズイン中洲
Address:  Fukouka-ken, Fukuoka-shi, Hakata-ku, Narayamachi 10-2

Related: Booking.Com “81 – Ones Inn Nakasu”
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