Asakusa has always been a very popular tourist destination in Japan. It was an entertainment district during the Edo period and continuously developed over the years. Today, it is home to many famous attractions like the Senso-ji temple and the ever popular Sanja Matsuri (one of the famous festivals in Asakusa).
If you are planning to explore the sights and sounds of the city, it would be best to look for a “base” where you can come and go during your stay at Asakusa. The good news is that there are plenty of choices to choose from. Check out these 10 best guesthouses and hostels in Asakusa that will make your stay a memorable experience.
1. BUNKA HOSTEL TOKYO
BUNKA HOSTEL TOKYO is conveniently located just 5 minutes away from the Asakusa Train Station. The bar/restaurant within the premises adds a delightful touch for those who want to dine or enjoy a drink before going back to their rooms. If you are looking for a place to stay, you might want to drop by and give it a visit.
Address: 1-13-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
2. Retrometro Backpackers
Retrometro Backpackers is a very cozy hostel in Tokyo. Although it may not be that spacious compared to the other hostels in the area, it will serve its purpose and not let you down. Located very close to the Tawaramachi and Asakusa stations makes it an ideal place to start your exploration in Tokyo. A hostel that is perfect for those who are traveling solo or in pairs.
Address: 2-19-1 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
3. Nui. Hostel and Bar Lounge
Nui Hostel and Bar Lounge is an amazing place because of its location and service. It is very close to multiple subway stations which allows easy access to various attractions in Asakusa. The common lounge (bar & restaurant) has a unique charm of its own and makes you feel at ease. The food and drinks are great and if you’re lucky, you might hit it off with your fellow travelers and a few locals in the area. An ideal “base” that you can rely on as you check the sights and sounds of Asakusa.
Address: 2-14-13 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
4. &AND HOSTEL
&AND Hostel is one of the few hostels that combine simplicity and practicality. They have clean and comfortable beds, and the staffs speak English, which is an advantage for those who are helpless in interacting in Japanese. A bit far from public transportation, but everything else is fine. Great service and comfortable accommodation make &AND HOSTEL a viable option for those who love to travel.
Address: 2-4-7 Nihonzutsumi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
5. Sakura Hotel & Hostel
Sakura Hotel & Hostel is just a 5-minute walk from Sensoji Temple. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. Another thing that you will find to your liking is that there is a convenience store right next door. They also have big rooms for families. If you are traveling with your family, then going here will be the ideal solution to your problems.
Address: 2-24-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
6. K’s House
K’s House is a great place to stay, and it is very affordable. It is one of the most recommended hostels in Tokyo (especially for couples). The two subway lines are just 2-3 minutes away from K’s House, and there are a few restaurants in the area that will satisfy your taste. Convenient location, great staffs and good environment make K’s house simply amazing.
Address: 3-20-10 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
7. Iza Tokyo Asakusa Guest House
Iza Tokyo Asakusa Guest House is a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station. They have private and dormitory rooms for all kinds of travelers. It is also just a few minutes away from the attractions in the city, like the famous Kaminarimon and Sensoji Temple. They also have a shared lounge and kitchen. The laundry, on the other hand, is made easy by using the coin-operated laundry machines. Great views of the city can also be seen on the rooftop of Iza Tokyo Asakusa Guest House.
Address: 1-18-8 Higashikomagata, Taito-ku, Tokyo
8. Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hotel
The Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan & Hotel is a good place to stay if you are on a budget. It is a 10-minute walk from the Tawaramachi Station and 7 minutes away from Senso-ji Temple and Kaminari-mon Gate. There is also an on-site bar for guests who appreciates drinking with fellow traveler and friends.
Address: 3-15-1 NishiAsakusa,Taito-ku, Tokyo
9. Khaosan Tokyo Samurai
Khaosan Tokyo Samurai will give you a taste of what “capsule” hotels are all about. This is a highly recommended place (especially for solo travelers) who wants an affordable and comfortable stay in Tokyo. You will fall in love with the clean and comfy single beds. The common area is also suited for socialization with your fellow backpackers. Khaosan Tokyo Samurai will easily become one of your favorite hangouts in Tokyo.
Address: 3-16-10 Nishiasakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
10. Khaosan Tokyo Origami
Khaosan Tokyo Origami is another great place to stay in Asakusa. Located pretty close to the main attractions of the city (aka Kaminari-mon Gate and Senso-ji Temple) makes this an ideal base in Asakusa. The rooms are very clean, and the staffs are extremely helpful. It is also surrounded with many restaurants and convenience stores, so you don’t have to worry about finding a good place to eat. Without a doubt, it is one of the best hostels that you can find in Asakusa.
Address: 3-4-12 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Find more places to stay in Asakusa: 10 Wonderful Ryokan to Enjoy Asakusa Area
Data is as of July 2018
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