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15 Budget-Friendly Hotels in Tokyo's Asakusa Area

Tokyo's Asakusa area offers various types of lodging facilities. This article introduces inexpensive hotels and guesthouses, budget-friendly lodgings with hot springs, and ryokans where guests can enjoy an authentic Japanese atmosphere.  
2022.04.14

Asakusa, an Excellent Choice to Stay Overnight in Tokyo

Asakusa, Tokyo's historical district, boasts famous sightseeing spots such as Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree. However, it may be difficult to find a place to stay in an area bustling with visitors.

This article features various budget-friendly facilities, such as dormitory-style guesthouses, no-frills hotels, and ryokans (Japanese-style inns). There are even hotels with hot springs, so read on for more!

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Dormitory-Style Facilities: A Cost-Effective Choice

Asakusa is known for its fine food, sightseeing spots, and cultural experiences. Those looking to keep their lodging costs down and spend money on other things should look for dormitory-style lodgings. There are many facilities like this in Asakusa.

1. Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel

Asakusa Hotel

Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel is a renovated motel offering private rooms where four to six people can stay. There are also classically designed, dormitory-style rooms.

The minimum charge for a dormitory-style room is 1,600 yen. People traveling with their families or solo travelers are welcome to stay at this hostel.

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2. Sakura Hostel Asakusa

Sakura Hostel Asakusa

This hostel is a three-minute walk from Sensoji Temple. Since overseas visitors stay here, many guests exchange information during their stay. A clean hostel, this facility is a popular choice for female travelers.

Sakura Cafe Asakusa serves dishes and desserts from all around the world. Moreover, the reception and cafe are open at all hours.

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3. Tokyo Hikari Guesthouse

Hikari Guesthouse

Tokyo Hikari Guesthouse is managed by a family who has traveled to over 30 countries. It took a year to renovate this house where a carpenter used to live. Now, the building has a warm atmosphere, easing guests' weariness after long travels.

The minimum charge for a dormitory-style room is 2,600 yen per person.

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4. Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

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Nui. Hostel is a guesthouse located a three-minute walk from Kuramae Station along the Toei Asakusa Line. "Beyond All Borders" is their motto, and the bar on the first floor has become a place where overseas guests spend time with locals.

The minimum charge for a dormitory-style room is 2,600 yen per person.

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No-Frills Hotels with Private Rooms

In Asakusa, there are no-frills hotels for business people where visitors can also spend the night. The cost for one room ranges from 5,000 to 10,000 yen. Those who feel their privacy might be disturbed in dormitory-style rooms should look for this type of hotel.

5. APA Hotel (Asakusa-Ekimae/Asakusa Tawaramachi-Ekimae/Asakusa Kaminarimon)

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APA Hotel is a prominent, budget-friendly Japanese hotel franchise. Asakusa-Ekimae, Asakusa Tawaramachi-Ekimae, and Asakusa Kaminarimon are three APA facilities located in this area.

APA Hotel Asakusa Tawaramachi-Ekimae has a large bathing area, so those who want to bathe leisurely should take a look!

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6. Super Hotel Asakusa

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Super Hotel is another no-frills hotel franchise. It is a one-minute walk from Sensoji Temple. Here, guests are served freshly baked bread for breakfast.

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7. Hotel Keihan Asakusa

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This hotel is located two minutes away from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line. Bagna cauda with homemade sauce and Japanese dishes cooked with domestic rice are served at breakfast.

The rooms have many amenities, such as trouser pressers for business persons, children's nightwear, and facial lotions.

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8. Hotel Amanek Asakusa Ekimae

ホテルに困ったら?東京・浅草の安くて快適な宿15選。和風旅館や温泉宿も!

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Hotel Amanek Asakusa Ekimae is a one-minute walk from Asakusa Station (Toei Asakusa Line).

Wood-based design is employed in the guestrooms along with Simmons mattresses.

The Sumida River and Tokyo Skytree can be viewed from the rooftop. Therefore, this hotel is perfect for those looking to relax at nighttime.

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Ryokan and Hotels with a Japanese Flair

Those who prefer to stay in Asakusa and experience Japanese design at their lodgings should look for a ryokan or Japanese-style hotel.

While these lodgings may seem expensive, there are many budget-friendly ryokans in Asakusa.

9. Taito Ryokan

Taito Ryokan

Originally built in 1950, Taito Ryokan was renovated in 2011. The lodging fee is affordable, at 3,000 yen per night, and guests can relax in tatami rooms.

A kotatsu (a low table with a built-in heat source) is also available to enjoy together with other guests.

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10. Andon Ryokan

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Andon Ryokan has an artistic atmosphere. All guestrooms are tatami rooms, and the interior is dotted with antique items. Guests can reserve a jacuzzi bath and wash away their fatigue from a long trip.

Antique Teahouse Fukuandon, located on the first floor, serves Japanese homecooked meals.

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11. Kaminarimon Ryokan

Kaminarimon Ryokan

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As the name suggests, this facility is located right next to Kaminarimon Gate. Starbucks Coffee occupies the first two floors, while the ryokan occupies the five floors from the third to the seventh.

The building was designed by a famous architect using earthen walls and wood for the interior. Antique items, including old maps and ukiyo-e artwork, are used to decorate the inside, adding a refined Japanese touch.

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12. The Kanzashi Tokyo Asakusa

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This facility was renovated from a ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurant) with a history spanning 150 years. Tokyo Skytree and Sensoji Temple are visible from the rooftop terrace, exclusively reserved for guests.

Initially established in Karuizawa, ELOISE's Cafe is located on the first floor. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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13. Asakusa Hotel Hatago

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This hotel is located within a two-minute walking distance from Asakusa Station along the Toei Asakusa Line. All guestrooms are tatami rooms with paper screens, writing desks, and karakami wallpaper for an added Japanese touch.

Guests can marvel at the view of the Sumida River and Tokyo Skytree from the lounge.

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Hotels with Large Bathing Areas

Some may want to enjoy a leisurely hot spring bath during their trip. Fortunately, there are hotels in Asakusa that would appeal to these travelers.

14. Onyado Nono Asakusa

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In addition to a sauna, this hotel offers kuroyu, or a black hot spring, rich in minerals. The guestrooms have tatami floors, so you can kick off your shoes and relax.

The hotel boasts a healthy, well-balanced breakfast menu. Don't miss the free late-night "yonaki soba" (soy sauce ramen), which is served daily from 21:30 to 23:00.

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15. Dormy Inn Global Cabin Asakusa

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Dormy Inn Global Cabin Asakusa has a large bath called Asahi-yu equipped with a sauna on the tenth floor. This is where guests can also enjoy a sprawling view of Asakusa. There is even a footbath for those who want to take in the scenery.

While most guestrooms are designed in Western style, there are also tatami rooms with semi-double beds.

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Enjoy Sightseeing and an Overnight Stay in Asakusa

Asakusa is a travel destination that is one-of-a-kind. While most of your budget may be spent on sightseeing, visitors should look for a cozy place to stay and enjoy a pleasant night in this charming historic district of Tokyo.

This article is a revised version of the original published on July 21, 2016.

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.