A converted family house provides the setting for this intimate Asakusa hostel, opened in March 2012 by a backpacking owner who dreamed of 'travelling with her whole house'. With just two dorms, it's one of Tokyo's smallest hostels, and the décor – including a small lounge that looks more like a trendy Balinese café – make it one of the more agreeable, too.
Tokyo is home to literally dozens of world-class hotels, but at a price (and not always a pocket-friendly one). Thankfully, help is at hand. We've been through the capital's broad (and growing) range of budget hostels, guesthouses and hotels – many of which can give you a bed for under ¥3,000/n – to find the best in town. That said, if you don't want to share a bunk in a dorm or sleep in a thin-walled cell with barely enough space for your luggage, you might want to take your business elsewhere.
As well as inner-city accommodation, many of the cheapest places are also found in traditional neighbourhoods like Asakusa and Minami-Senju. These are charming and quiet, in contrast to the bustling pop-culture hotspots of Shibuya and Harajuku. But whatever your requirements, one thing's for sure: in our selection of the best cheap hotels in Tokyo, you'll find something to suit your fancy and funds.