Tokyo can get expensive, very expensive, especially for accommodation, but if you do your research and plan ahead you don’t have to go broke booking a hotel. If you’re anything like me – traveling on a budget but well beyond hostels with shared rooms/toilet, then the following might help. All options include a room equipped with everything you need (toilet, shower, TV, etc. most with internet) and are around 85US$, which is terrific for one of the most expensive cities in Asia. I’d recommend first deciding which area of Tokyo you want to stay in.
~2 or 3 stars hotels, under 8000yen for a double …
Toyoko Inn and Super Hotels are highly reliable and affordable hotel chains where you can find a good hotel option next to your favorite area. When browsing that list, make sure the hotels you’re looking at are actually in Tokyo (Kanto province, Greater Tokyo region). Please note that reservation for Toyoko Inn is free and doesn’t require paying in advance.
More central and closer to the action
A more homely quiet option, next to the important JR line are :
If you don’t smoke, make sure you book a non-smoking room. If you’re not a single, be sure to book a double.
Please note that :
Hope this helps, feedback is appreciated. If you know of any other good reliable options in Tokyo, let me know.