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Top 4 Economical, Convenient, and Atmospheric Hostels in Asakusa

Top 4 Economical, Convenient, and Atmospheric Hostels in Asakusa

Date published: 4 February 2021
Last updated: 15 February 2021

Asakusa is one of Tokyo's most popular tourist destinations and offers convenient access to Narita and Haneda Airports, as well as other major sightseeing spots in the city center. That makes a longer stay in the area ideal, so here are four recommended Asakusa hostels that are inexpensive, convenient, and comfortable!

You'll experience Japanese hospitality along with the security of knowing COVID-19 countermeasures have been fully implemented.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel: A fun mix of Japanese and Western design
  2. 2. Sakura Hostel Asakusa: Long-established hostel where you'll love making new memories
  3. 3. Plat Hostel Keikyu Asakusa Karin: Cleanliness, comfort, and cost-effective!
  4. 4. K's House Tokyo: Feel at home in the world's No. 1 hostel

1. Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel: A fun mix of Japanese and Western design

1. Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel: A fun mix of Japanese and Western design
Deluxe Japanese-Western style room (5-person private room)
Family room (3-person private room)
Women-only 8-person dormitory

Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel is a renovated luxury love hotel with a striking variety of Japanese and Western decor. There is no doubt you'll get some great photos!

Deluxe Japanese-style room (4-person private room)

Guest rooms range from double rooms and large private rooms for families to dormitories, so you'll have a comfortable stay at this Asakusa hostel whether traveling alone or as a family.

There's also a kitchen and a coin laundry, convenient for long-term guests.

Coin laundry

With helpful international language support and information on tourist destinations and nearby restaurants, you'll feel right at home.

Rooms
Number of rooms: 35
Rates: 2,000 yen per person per night (seasonal discounts available)
Room types: Private rooms for 2 to 10 people and dormitories

International support
All front desk staff can serve customers in English. Some can speak Korean, Chinese, or Hindi.

Meals
As of January 2021, meal service has been discontinued in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Countermeasures
•Regular cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities and equipment
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Disinfection of guest rooms
•Proper ventilation
•Use of coin trays
•Installation of plastic partitions
•Staff wear masks, gargle, wash hands regularly, and monitor temperatures
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature checks

2. Sakura Hostel Asakusa: Long-established hostel where you'll love making new memories

2. Sakura Hostel Asakusa: Long-established hostel where you'll love making new memories
Cafe area
Shared kitchen

Located near Hanayashiki Amusement Park, only a 5-minute walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station, Sakura Hostel operates as an exchange-type hostel promoting the concept of "making friends with people from more than 150 countries a year." All staff members have studied abroad or spent time as backpackers, so they'll welcome international guests hospitably and fluently.

There is a shared kitchen, 24-hour free space, and long-term stay options are available, making the hostel a comfortable accommodation for backpackers from all over the world.

Special events are held weekly, like tours of Asakusa, calligraphy classes, kimono wearing, watching sumo, and language exchanges. It's a unique way for people who meet at the hostel to enjoy interacting with each other and the friendly staff while sharing their travel experiences and making memories.

Every Friday, the hostel has a "One Coin Cooking" event in which guests from around the globe take on the role of chef and serve dishes from their home countries with the theme of "friends eating the same pot of rice."

International support
English-, Chinese-, and French-speaking staff. Plans for long-term residents available.

Twin room
Twin Bunk room

Rooms
Number of rooms: 29
Rates: 3,000 yen per person per night (discounts may be available depending on the day)
Room types: Twin, twin bunk, and dormitory (*Communal showers and toilets)

Meals
All-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink free breakfast (toast, daily soup, coffee, and soft drink bar); vegetarian curry, gapao rice, fried rice, taco rice, chicken rice, nasi goreng, Shanghai-style fried noodles, carbonara, spicy nachos, etc. 500 yen each; Halal teriyaki pizza 800 yen (all prices include tax)

COVID-19 Countermeasures
•Regular cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities and equipment
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Disinfection of guest rooms after every check-out
•Proper ventilation
•Use of coin trays
•Staff wear masks, gargle, wash hands regularly, and monitor temperatures
•Monitoring the number of people who enter the hostel
•Appropriate seat spacing
•Admission restrictions and reservation system
•Entry denied to people who are feeling ill
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature checks
•Room service restrictions (no employee entry)

3. Plat Hostel Keikyu Asakusa Karin: Cleanliness, comfort, and cost-effective!

3. Plat Hostel Keikyu Asakusa Karin: Cleanliness, comfort, and cost-effective!

Operated by the Keikyu Group's R Bank, the Plat Hostel Keikyu Asakusa Karin was designed with ease of use in mind. The interior is decorated with quince wood from Laos and has a cute, family-friendly atmosphere.

Unisex dormitory

In addition to unisex dormitories, there's also a female-only dormitory to suit the needs of all travelers.

Shared kitchen

You can feel the cleanliness and functionality in every detail, including the easy-to-use kitchen, common space, and amenities.

Roof terrace

A rarity among hostels, some rooms have showers and toilets, perfect for long-term stays. Tokyo Sky Tree is visible from the rooftop, and the hostel is close to Asakusa Station.

Deluxe Double room

Rooms:
Capacity: 42 people
Rates: 2,000 yen per person per night
Room types: Family room (for 4 people), deluxe double, standard double, small double, and dormitory

International support
English-speaking staff

Meals
No meal service

COVID-19 Countermeasures
•Regular cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities and equipment
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Disinfection of guest rooms after every check-out
•Proper ventilation
•Use of coin trays
•Staff wear masks, gargle, wash hands regularly, and monitor temperatures
•Monitoring the number of people who enter the hostel
•Appropriate seat spacing
•Admission restrictions and reservation system
•Entry denied to people who are feeling ill
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature checks

  • plat hostel keikyu asakusa karin
    • Address 2-11-2, Higashikomagata, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0005
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    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3622-3735

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4. K's House Tokyo: Feel at home in the world's No. 1 hostel

4. K's House Tokyo: Feel at home in the world's No. 1 hostel

K's House Tokyo is a cozy hostel with the goal of helping guests feel at home in Tokyo. You can relax while feeling like you're at your parents' house or a friend's house.

The K's House Group has been selected as the world's No. 1 hostel chain for two consecutive years by the world's largest hostel reservation site, Hostelworld.com. Since opening, K's House has had a reputation for friendly, helpful staff and their high level of hospitality has been well received by guests from all over the world.

Shared lounge

The shared space is separated by several tables and it's easy to relax as you please in the cozy atmosphere. Both staff and guests offer warm greetings and are willing to offer assistance or advice. Those friendly conversations will make your trip even more enjoyable!

Freely use the rooftop space for a feeling of liberation

International support
All reception staff can speak English. All websites and information displays are in both Japanese and English.

Double room
Twin room

Rooms
Number of rooms: 17
Rates: Starting from 3,150 yen per person per night (promotional discounts available)
Room types: Dormitory (4-6 people) and private single, twin, double, and family rooms (for 4-6 people)

Meals
No meal service

COVID-19 Countermeasures
•Regular cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of facilities and equipment
•Hand sanitizer made available
•Disinfection of guest rooms after every check-out
•Proper ventilation
•Installation of plastic partitions
•Use of coin trays
•Staff wear masks, gargle, wash hands regularly, and monitor temperatures
•Monitoring the number of people who enter the hostel
•Appropriate seat spacing
•Admission restrictions and reservation system
•Entry denied to people who are feeling ill
•Masks required for guests
•Guest temperature checks
•Room service restrictions (no employee entry)

The image of hostels as cheap and uncomfortable is a thing of the past. Modern hostels are fashionable, comfortable, reasonably priced, and great places to enjoy interacting with other guests. Try one of Asakusa's four most recommended hostels and treat yourself to an unforgettable travel memory!

* In response to COVID-19, business hours may be changed and temporary closures or changes in services may occur.

English translation by Gabriel Wilkinson

Written by:

Miyuki Yajima

Miyuki Yajima

After working in planning, editing, and business development/sales at a continuing education business, she is currently working as a writer, yoga instructor, and traveler in pursuit of a multi-career lifestyle that combines hobbies and work. She also likes fashion, Japanese culture, and music.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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