Akihabara is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan which is why many tourists are looking for affordable accommodation in this part of Tokyo. Luckily, there are a few capsule hostels perfect for those who don`t want to spend a lot of money on a hotel.
Here are three capsule hotels near JR Akihabara station.
GRIDS Akihabara is a hotel/hostel located under 10 minutes from JR Akihabara Station. It is quite small but the reception is open 24 hours and the staff is ready to help at any time of the day and night.
There are a few different types of rooms but the cheapest option is to get a bunk bed in a dormitory room.
The lobby has a bar lounge designed to look like an airport terminal. It has Akihabara-inspired neon decorations reminiscent of the eighties.
There is a shower room on 2, 3, 4, and 5th floor available 24 hours a day. Each cabin is equipped with shampoo, conditioner, and body soap. The shower cabins on the female-only floor have an undressing space with a lock.
The laundry room is also available 24hours a day.
For best deals make sure to reserve from their home page.
２-８-16, Higashikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0031, Japan
- 9 minutes from JR Akihabara Station
Hiromas (closed in 2020)
Hiromas is just a minute further from the station. It has great reviews online and a strong WiFi connection.
All rooms are dormitory-type so there is enough space for big groups. All floors are mixed except one that is female-only.
You can rent a bicycle at the reception which is a good way to save some money and avoid using trains when going sightseeing close by.
6-7-5, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
- 10 minutes from JR Yamamoto, Keihin Tohoku and Sobu line Akihabara station
Unfortunately, this hostel has been closed down in 2020.
Akihabara Bay Hotel
Akihabara Bay Hotel a female-only capsule hotel, located three minutes from JR Akihabara station. It is decorated in the Japanese minimalist style with a dash of feminine colors.
Many capsule hotels have female-only floors but those completely only for females are quite rare. On the other side, there are more than a few men-only hotels in Tokyo.
Akihabara Bay Hotel is in a safe neighborhood and right next to the station.
Since it is so close to JR Akihabara is easily accessible from Tsukuba Express Akihabara, Hibiya Akihabara, Toei Shinjuku Iwamoto Station, and Ginza Suehirocho Station.
You can reserve a room on their homepage in English or Japanese. Please check the URL bellow.
44-4, Neribeicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0022, Japan
- 3 minutes from JR Yamamoto, Keihin Tohoku and Sobu line Akihabara station (Showa-Dori gate)
- 4 minutes from JR Yamamoto, Keihin Tohoku and Sobu line Akihabara station (Central gate)
- 2 minutes from Hibiya Akihabara station (exit 2)
- 3 minutes from Tsukuba Express Akihabara station (exit 3)
- 7 minutes from Tokyo Metro Ginza Suehirocho station
- 6 minutes from Toei Shinjuku Iwamotocho station (exit A3)