Business & Budget hotels
Business hotels in Japan are somewhat less expensive accommodations, comparing to the first class hotels. As a rule, they are smaller hotels with fewer amenities, including no room service. Generally vending machines which dispense snacks and drinks are installed on guest room floors.
Budget hotels selected below are under 6000yen/person/night. They might be hostel style and with common bath/toilets.
All the hotels listed below are chosen based upon availabilities of English-speaking receptionists/ front clerks and on-line reservation in several languages.
6-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro 1-Chome | (formerly Crowne Plaza Metropolitan), Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture 171-8505, Japan
This is a mid-range hotel within 5 mins walk of the Ikebukuro metro station. Around the hotel there are plenty of restaurants / bars and services, for whom enjoys restaurant hunting.
The rooms are tidy, above the standard of Japanese hotels.
English channels e.g. BBC and CNN are available. The front office is very friendly professional. Free hi-speed Internet is a plus.
3-1-28 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo Prefecture 135-0063, Japan
Located within 3 mins walk to the train stations through covered walkways. Takes around 30 mins to Shinjuku area, but closer to Disneyland/ Disneysea.
Rooms are reasonable size, well equipped and spotlessly clean.
Price is very competitive, comparing to in-the-city hotels, especially if you are going to Tokyo Big Site or Tokyo Disney Land by free shuttle buses between the hotel and Disneyland.
Buffet style breakfasts are included, combination of Japanese and western.
Free broadband internet is available in every room.
2-20-15 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0021 , Japan
The hotel is a little bit of a walk (10-15min) from the East exit of JR Shinjuku station, but it is close to the subway lines. Super efficient, kind staffs, great location once you have settled in.
Toyoko Inn provides many facilities such as wash machine and hair dryer, breakfast, free internet in the rooms with very good price, that's it's very hard to find in Tokyo.
Breakfast is provided by the hotel. There are convenience stores nearby, restaurants & entertainment shops are all around.
Budget Hotels in Tokyo
2-34-10 Nihonzutsumi, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0021, Japan
The name Andon is taken from Japanese lamp made of bamboo and paper.
Andon Ryokan is a traditional ryokan style accommodation with a modern twist and great price, too. (No dinner included) It's close to a train station on a major line and is in the heart of Asakusa, which still shows many signs of Edo era, when the samurai and Geisha were walking around.
Reasonably priced continental breakfast is serverd, small but functional rooms and comfortable Japanese style futon. The staff speaks good English. There is free internet.
This is a very basic hostel near the Asakusa area. It is perfect for solo travellers/backpackers as there is a comfy lounge/reception area where you can relax and meet other people staying there with free tea and coffee. The size of the room is small: need to fold beds away to make space. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian speaking staff.
It takes about 10 minutes on foot from Minami Senju metro and Minami Senju JR station.
2-26-13 Nihonzutsumi, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 111-0021, Ja
Best suited for budget travellers. 42 single rooms in Japanese style and 22 single rooms in Western style. 12 semi-double rooms in Japanese/Western style. Popular among long stay travellers.
Basic facilities (wash-machine, dryer, internet, vending machines) are available.
It's clean and has got free internet, most of all unbeatably low-priced.
There is a mini fridge available and a microwave and a toaster.
5 minutes from Ueno station of Hibiya Line
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