hostels

Low price and low privacy as we share a room with a single stranger at Tokyo hotel

Is it more awkward to spend a night in a room with one stranger than a whole group of them?

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We stayed at Asakusa’s super-narrow, super-cheap, and surprisingly comfortable hotel

We almost can’t believe it’s under 3,500 yen (US$22.57) a night.

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Free alcohol and curry make this cheap capsule hotel near Shinjuku Station a great place to stay

A whole load of free perks await you just seconds away from the station.

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Stay at a Japanese capsule hotel in Tokyo for less than US$20 a night

Tokyo accommodation doesn’t get much cheaper than this.

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Resol Poshtel: Cheap capsule hotel in Tokyo is a hit with overseas visitors, and we find out why

Poshtel really lives up to its name in more ways than one.

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Grids Tokyo: Cheap hotel + hostel near Ueno Station is a convenient, stylish place to stay

A sweet deal for around US$25 a night.

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Tokyo Central Youth Hostel: Low prices, great location, and especially great for morning people

One of the low-key best neighborhoods to stay in when traveling in Tokyo will have you seeing the city right away and maybe very early too.

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1 Night 1980 Hostel Tokyo offers cheap accommodation for US$14 a night but is it any good?

A cheap place to stay that’s particularly popular with foreign travellers. 

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We book a night in a bookshelf at Book and Bed in Shinjuku

Bookstore hotel is heaven for bookworms in Tokyo.

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Sleep next to the railroad tracks at the closest hotel to a train station platform in Japan

New accommodation recreates the feel of a high-class train cabin inside, with a priceless view outside for just US$20 a night.

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Narita Airport accommodation: New hostel opens in a converted Japanese elementary school

Go back to school at Ready to Flight! Narita.

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California student Julian Adame remains in jail eight months after breaking lamp in Tokyo

Adame’s mother sets up crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for her son.

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KitKat Bar opens in Tokyo, serves new Japanese Umeshu Plum Sake KitKats with cocktail pairings

First-ever KitKat-cocktail pairings are part of a range of special offerings to celebrate the new alcoholic chocolates ahead of their nationwide release. 

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This retro-cool Japanese sleeper train is now a super-cheap hostel right in downtown Tokyo

After carrying passengers to Hokkaido, the Hokutosei is now taking guests to slumberland with a great location and special beer.

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Tsutaya Book Apartment: Stay overnight at new 24-hour bookstore in Tokyo

With private booths, showers and a women’s-only floor, this is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo.

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Budget accommodation in Japan lets you stay for less than 18 bucks a night!

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

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Sleep in a Japanese rail carriage at new train hostel in Tokyo【Pics】

This beloved sleeper train might be off the rails now but it’s still bringing joy to guests from all around the world.

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Seven capsule hotels in Japan and around the world【Photos】

Because it’s not just Japanese people who like to get cozy in a one-person pod.

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Bookstore-styled Tokyo hostel has 1,700 books to read, bunks in the shelves to sleep next to them

Last summer, we heard about what sounded like the perfect place for lovers of travel and literature: a hotel in Tokyo designed like a bookstore and filled with reading material. It might sound like a fictitious flight of fancy, but Book and Bed Tokyo is very much real, and with its grand opening just days away, not only have pictures have surfaced of the unique accommodations, we now know how much it will cost to stay there and a little more about what kind of books it will have.

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