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1. Posted by terrace (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hey wondering if anyone knows of any hostels in Tokyo. I have been looking but not had that much luck. I know the prices will be more than Aus where I'm currently at. Staying for a week from 1st June onwards...

2. Posted by Delissa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

Hotel New Koyo---supposedly the cheapest place in Tokyo. My friend and I stayed there. It was clean, had friendly staff and close to the train station.

http://www.newkoyo.com/

If you want something a little nicer that doesn't break the bank you could try:

http://www.andon.co.jp/ ---this one is actually down the street from New Koyo

and

http://www.kimi-ryokan.jp/

Heard good reviews for the both of them.

;)

3. Posted by wantans (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hi Terrace,

I stayed in this weekly mansion in Tokyo when I was there in year 2001. It is the cheapest place that I can find. They offer a weekly stay at a fairly good rate. Room is small but is good enough for a good night sleep.

Their website is in Japanese.
www.wmt.co.jp

4. Posted by sarusan (Full Member 61 posts) 11y

New Koyo friendly? I must dispute that point! Also, I should relate an experience I had there...

You are expected to provide an estimated time of arrival, then arrive within two hours of that time. If you are going to be late, you should let them know.

Now... I had a seriously delayed London-Tokyo flight, but I couldn't phone them because it was about 2-3am Japan time when I was in London, and by the time business hours would have started in Japan, I would be in the air. So I emailed them. When I finally arrived at New Koyo, the guy at the counter (James) was very annoyed with me for being late and said he'd cancelled my room and given it to someone else! He said he hadn't recieved any such email.

Luckily somebody else was a no-show, so I could get a room. Anyway, the next time I checked my emails, I saw I had received a reply from a different staff member thanking me for informing them of my delay! So she hadn't passed on the information and/or James hadn't checked his email! And he was acting like I was the one in the wrong!

Also, just in general I never picked up a "friendly" atmosphere there, but nevertheless presuming you don't have any delays ;) it's as good a place as any to stay in Tokyo as far as budget accomm goes. You get your own room, which is very small but clean and comfortable, and the shared facilities are OK. It's certainly worth putting up with a few minor gripes because it's so cheap.