Shinjuku is an especially lively part of Tokyo and often used as a base for travel by foreign tourists. Here are five discount hotels you can stay at for 5,000 JPY or less a night in the Shinjuku area.
1. Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel
This hotel, which promotes itself as "cheap, clean, and good access," pursues comfort and the lowest prices in the area. It has a women-only floor to provide peace of mind to female customers. You can also select either a smoking or non-smoking room. Each capsule has an electric outlet, TV and radio. In addition, there is a large shared bath and sauna for men with various amenities. Showers are available for female guests. There is also a reasonably priced restaurant on the premises. The lounge has personal computers and printer/copiers for a fee. You can also relax in the lounge watching the 100-inch TV.
Check in 4:00 pm, check out 10:00 am
Limited quantity special plan for men 2,200 JPY/night (incl. tax)
Women-only plan for first ten reservations 2,000 JPY/night (incl. tax)
The above plans must be booked using the link at the top of the official homepage
Day-use okay for men/credit cards accepted/free WiFi
*The photograph is for illustrative purposes only
2. Shinjuku Business Hotel
This hotel is a 6-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station and has a total of 39 rooms, consisting of Japanese-style and Western-style rooms. It also offers both smoking and non-smoking rooms. There are large shared baths, vending machines, and a coin-operated laundry on the premises, and each room has a satellite TV, various amenities, a gown, hand towel and bath towel. Male guests use the large shared bath, and female guests have a choice of using unit baths (small bathroom modules) or a large shared bath. Even if you are staying multiple nights, you cannot be in the hotel between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Check in 5:00 pm, check out 10:00 am
Single 4,800 JPY/night (incl. tax) and up
Credit cards not accepted/WiFi available
*The photo is of Shinjuku Gyoen.
3. Ace Inn Shinjuku
This is a 10-story capsule-style youth hostel near Akebonobashi Station in Shinjuku. The beds are original wood capsules that are wider than a twin bed and are designed to protect the guests' privacy. With convenience stores and fast food restaurants in the vicinity, it is convenient for long and short-term stays. Each bed has sheets, and each room has a toilet, sink, and lockers. Towels and lockers can be rented for free. There are also free showers, as well as bathrooms with bathtubs that can be rented for a fee. Discounts are available for longer stays.
Check in 4:00 pm, check out 11:00 am
Dormitory (single bed) 2,160 JPY/night (incl. tax)
Economy (capsule bed) 3,240 JPY/night (incl. tax)
Luxury (capsule bed) 4,320 JPY/night (incl. tax)
Credit cards accepted/personal computers available; free Internet connection, WiFi available
4. Shinjuku North Hotel
Shinjuku North Hotel, which is next to JR Shin-Okubo Station, is an 8-minute walk from Seibu Shinjuku Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line, a convenient location as a travel base. It is a comfortable hotel for women, as it caters primarily to female guests traveling on their own. There are Japanese-style and Western-style rooms, and each guest can relax in their own room. Private baths are available to be booked so that guests can wash away their travel cares. Each room has a sink, refrigerator, tooth brush, hand towel, bath towel, gown, and shampoo. There is also a convenience store nearby.
Check in 5:00 pm, check out 10:00 am
3,200 JPY - 4,000 JPY/night (incl. tax)
Credit cards not accepted/personal computer and printer available for a fee
5. Capsule Hotel Shinjuku 510
Capsule Hotel Shinjuku 510 is a capsule hotel in Kabukicho with a large shared bath. The first floor and basement are a women-only capsule hotel & spa, Ladies 510, and has a large shared bath and sauna. There are discount coupons, as well as discounts for long-term stays, and the best prices are available online. Each room has loungeware (gown and pants), bath towel, hand towel, and a full set of amenities. At Capsule Hotel 510, guests can eat items purchased from a vending machine (light meals and drinks) in the dining room. The men's sauna next door, AK Spa (900 JPY/hour (incl. tax) and up) also has private rooms to rest in.
Check in 3:00 pm, check out 12:00 pm at both Capsule Hotel Shinjuku and Ladies 510
3,900 JPY/night (incl. tax)
Credit cards accepted (not accepted at AK Spa)/Free WiFi
*The photograph is of Kabukicho
Shinjuku Station is a hub not only for Tokyo, but also for long-distance travel. It has become even more convenient with the opening of the new long-distance bus terminal, Basuta Shinjuku. The accommodations introduced here are all within walking distance of Shinjuku Station. They are facilities that are worth utilizing for everything from overnight stays to long-term sojourns. They are also comfortable for female travelers traveling on their own.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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