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9 Affordable Capsule Hotels in Tokyo for Solo Travellers

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Published on 04 Nov 2019

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

9 Affordable Capsule Hotels in Tokyo for Solo Travellers

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Published on 04 Nov 2019

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Comfortable and cost-effective, these 9 recommended capsule hotels will give that unique experience to your solo trip exploring the eclectic wonders of Tokyo.

Popular since the last decade, capsule hotels have served as alternative accommodation in some of the more crowded cities in Japan, including its capital city, Tokyo. These types of hotels are commonly found near train stations and around popular districts or areas in Tokyo. Because of its space-saving yet comfortable setting and affordable rates, capsule hotels are included on the list of recommended hotel in Tokyo for solo travellers who are holidaying on a budget.

If you are expecting a unique experience when staying in a Tokyo hotel, choosing a capsule hotel is a good deal. To get you started, read on this list and consider the following comfortable and cost-effective capsule hotels available in Tokyo.

1. Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel

Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae is one of the most popular capsule hotels in Shinjuku Tokyo. In addition to providing a cosy compact bed in a capsule, this hotel offers other facilities that will make your stay more convenient; such as a spacious shared lounge, clean public bathroom, as well as lockers and luggage storage. Capsule hotels also help you save on those late-night cravings with both vending machines in the establishment and a restaurant in close proximity. Meanwhile, male guests can enjoy a relaxing time in the sauna or onsen (traditional Japanese hot spring). Shinjuku Station is about a 10-minute walk (750m) from the property. Meanwhile, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a 7-minute drive ().

Address: 1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 160-0021, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 20km or 23-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$44

2. Ueno Station Hostel Oriental I

Situated near Ueno and Okachimachi Station, this Tokyo hotel offers comfortable sleeping pods, each equipped with a television, radio, charging station, alarm clock, and personal locker. Other additional facilities available on-site include a sauna, Jacuzzi, and massage chair. There is also a public bathroom offering free toiletries and yukata or bathrobes for all guests. In short, this capsule hotel is an excellent and practical choice for staying in Tokyo after a long sightseeing trip around the city. Within a short distance from the hotel, you can easily reach some of the city’s tourist attractions. Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo, and the National Museum of Western Art are all a scenic 12-minute walk (1.3km) away from the property. Additionally, other popular areas such as Ginza and Akihabara are located a 15-minute journey (4km) by train or subway.

Address: 6-9-9 Ueno, Taito-Ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 110-0005, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 18.5km or 17-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$68

3. 9h nine hours Shinjuku-North

Have a restful and relaxing sleep after soaking in the lively vibes of Tokyo in 9h nine hours Shinjuku-North. This capsule hotel is designed in a contemporary style with minimalist elements and neutral colour palettes. It provides a total of 206 sleeping pods; with each one featuring a clean bed, soft pillows, and a warm duvet to ensure all guests sleep in comfort. A power outlet is also available to charge your phone, camera, or other mobile devices. This hotel grants smooth access to public transportation and tourist attractions around the city. The nearest train stations are Shin-Okubo and Okubo, which can be reached via a short 2-minute walk (150m) and 6-minute walk (450m) respectively. On the other hand, Nishi-Shinjuku and Higashi-Shinjuku metro stations are both a 15-minute walk (1.5km) away. Finally, don't miss out on visiting Shinokubo Koreatown and Zenryu-ji Temple, which are both a 7-minute (100m) walk away from the hotel.

Address: 3F-8F 1-4-15 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0073, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 19km or 20-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$62

4. Oak Hostel Cabin

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Oak Hostel Cabin is strategically situated in downtown Tokyo with easy access to many bus, metro, and train stations. This accommodation offers gender-segregated sleeping pods by different levels. However, it also has a communal lounge and dining space where you can meet or dine with other guests.

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One of the most interesting features in Oak Hostel Cabin is its communal kitchenette. This area is equipped with a complete set of kitchen utensils, ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators where you can cook and prepare your own meals. The hotel also offers daily bicycle rental, making it easier for you to go sightseeing around the property or visit the nearest well-known attractions, such as Toyomi Bridge and Takao Inari Shrine.

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Address: 1-16 Hakozaki-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Station, Tokyo, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 19km or 20-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$26.50

5. The Nell Ueno Okachimachi

The Nell Ueno Okachimachi is a male-only capsule hotel Tokyo based just a short 5-minute walk (850m) away from Ueno Train Station. All sleeping pods in this hotel are equipped with a compact bed, television, alarm clock, electric plugs, and high-speed internet access. The hotel also provides a common lounge with complimentary Japanese tea, as well as a shared bathroom and sauna with complimentary toiletries and a yukata, or a Japanese bathrobe. While the offered room rates are exclusive of meals or breakfasts, you can easily purchase snacks and drinks from the on-site vending machines. Just a 10-minute walk (300m) away from the property is the Ameyoko Centre Building and the Marishiten Tokudaji Temple, two of Ueno's most popular tourist attractions. If travelling a bit further is to your schedule, the city's landmark attraction, the Tokyo Tower, can be reached via a 12-minute drive (10km).

Address: 2 Chome-15-9 Higashiueno, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0015, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 21.5km or 19-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$35

6. Capsulevalue Kanda

Capsulevalue Kanda is another affordable Tokyo hotel that provides cosy sleeping capsules for male guests. With convenient access to Tokyo Station and the popular electronic's retailers lane Akihabara, this capsule hotel offers the best experience of travelling around the capital city of Japan. While staying in Capsulevalue, you can reach Nanwa Gallery Nihonbashi and Tokiwa Park by a 2-minute walk (50m) and a slightly longer 5-minute walk (150m) respectively. Each capsule in Capsulevalue Kanda features basic amenities, including television, power outlets, and alarm clock. Free high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel grounds, including your own capsule room. Finally, the hotel also provides a business centre featuring public computers and printers, both available to guests for free.

Address: 1-4-5- Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 18km or 20-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$32

7. Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya

In contrast to the aforementioned male-only capsule hotels, Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya is specially intended only for female guests. The hotel is designed in a traditional Japanese style featuring neutral brown, black and white color palettes, which will invoke a sense of peace and calm apart from the bustling city outside. Meanwhile, each sleeping capsule is equipped with a small wardrobe, safe deposit box, as well as a heater and air conditioner. While staying in this hotel, you can unwind and relax in either the on-site hot tub or communal lounge. Nadeshiko Hotel is conveniently located in the Shibuya Ward District, as well as in close to several landmarks and attractions of Shibuya. For starters, around 12-minute walk from the hotel, you can reach Shibuya Centre Town (1.4km), Womb Tokyo (950m), and The Shoto Museum of Art (600m). You can also visit Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden which is located 5km away from the hotel by a 15-minute train or metro trip.

Address: 10-5 Shinsen-Cho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0045, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 26km or 30-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$106

8. Centurion Hotel Residential Cabin Tower

Comprising 145 single rooms to both men and women for lodging, Centurion Cabin Tower is an affordable Tokyo hotel in the Meguro Ward District. Because its location is relatively close to the city’s shopping and entertainment areas, this hotel is listed amongst the most popular accommodations, especially for international travellers. Just a 7-minute walk (200m) away from the hotel is the Akasaka Biz Tower Shops, Akasaka Sacas, and Okamura Chair Museum. All capsule units in Centurion Hotel features the same modern amenities, including a flat-screen TV with cable channels. This hotel provides a shared bathroom with towels and organic toiletries which include body wash, shampoo, and facial wash. Finally, the on-site restaurant serves up a buffet-style breakfast to guests as well.

Address: 3-12-16, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 19km or 20-minute trip by train
Room rate per night: S$68

9. Samurai Hotel Asakusa

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Solo travellers looking for a budget hotel Tokyo should take Samurai Hotel Asakusa into account. This capsule hotel is considered one of the cheapest accommodations in the city. Despite its incredibly low rates, this hotel still offers great amenities and services for a convenient stay. Featuring a Simmons mattress, each sleeping pod in Samurai Hotel grants a cosy good night’s sleep. The pods are also equipped with a small desk and safety deposit box.

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Samurai Hotel comes with a rooftop terrace overlooking a vibrant view of Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree Tower. While it offers mixed-sex capsules to its guests, it also caters to female travellers with a female-only dormitories on certain floors. Finally, don't miss out some of the city's famous attractions situated near Samurai Hotel, including Dempoin Temple and Denboin Garden, which are both a reasonable 12-minute walk (150m) away from the hotel.

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Address: 1 Chome-29-9 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Distance from Tokyo Haneda International Airport: About 19km or 21-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$48

Those 9 capsule hotels are a great choice of accommodation for any solo traveller, especially if you are taking a budget trip to Tokyo. With such a wide variety of choices available, you won’t have any trouble to find a Tokyo hotel in cosy pods and capsules all with affordable rates.

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