Gay Tokyo • Budget Hotels

Yes, Tokyo does have affordable hotels that offer competitive rates in great central locations.

Be aware that staff in many low-cost hotels may only speak Japanese (or very limited English).

Our top budget priced Tokyo hotels for 2018 are divided by area:

Shinjuku

heart of Tokyo and home to the huge Ni-chōme gay district

Shibuya

shopping and fashion district with plenty of general nightlife

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Shinjuku

Huge entertainment & shopping district and home of Tokyo’s main gay scene, Shinjuku Ni-chome. Its great location, transport links and choice of hotels make it the most popular area with gay visitors.

Convenient location.

5-3-20 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.2 Very Good
based on 777 Agoda reviews

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Hotel Listel Shinjuku3 stars

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Walk to gay bars & clubs. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 25

This popular, affordable 3-star Hotel Listel is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Ni-chome gay bars, cruise clubs and gay saunas and about 15 minutes to the Shinjuku Station.

Guest rooms are compact but comfortable, each with air conditioning, en suite bathroom, fridge, LCD TV and free WiFi. Located on a quiet side street in an otherwise busy part of Tokyo. Staff speak English, Mandarin, Japanese.

features restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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In the gay district.

2-12-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.9 Very Good
based on 446 Agoda reviews

City Hotel Lonestar3 stars

Why this hotel? In the gay district. Great for Shinjuku nightlife. Budget choice. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100
2017
Top 100

Excellent-value hotel in the heart of Ni-chome gay village, steps away from AiSOTOPE Lounge, Alamas Café, 24 Kaikan gay sauna and other popular gay venues.

City Hotel Lonestar offers comfortable, compact rooms with free LAN internet access (WiFi router available at the reception) and free coffee/tea and ice all day. Friendly staff with limited spoken English.

The hotel has great subway connections – close to Shinjuku 3-Chome Station (Exit C8) and a 10-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station. This hotel is often full, so book well in advance!

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 08-08-2017

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Close to gay bars.

5-8-6 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.2 Very Good
based on 490 Agoda reviews

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Hotel Tateshina2-5 stars

Why this hotel? Close to gay bars. Budget option in Shinjuku. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 50

A very affordable budget choice for gay travellers. The basic, well-run Hotel Tateshina is a short walk to the Ni-chome gay scene and the Shinjuku Sanchome Station.

The rooms are clean, air-conditioned and feature a private bathroom, flat screen TV, coffee/tea maker and free WiFi. Staff are friendly and speak some English. Great value for money.

Located near a music store – look for a small white sign at the top of the lane that leads to the hotel.

features restaurant, free wi-fi (餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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In the gay village.

3-7-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

9 Exceptional
based on 825 Agoda reviews

Tokyu Stay Shinjuku3 stars

Why this hotel? In the gay village. Next to Shinjuku Station. New hotel. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

Located in the heart of the Shinjuku and next to the subway, Tokyu Stay is a popular choice with gay visitors as it is just a few minutes’ walk to Arty Farty club, Dragon bar, Alamas Café, etc.

Guest rooms are compact but very modern. Each features a comfortable bed, free WiFi, flat screen TV, fridge and air purifier/humidifier. Upgraded rooms include a washer & dryer.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk where free luggage storage service is provided. No restaurant onsite, but there are many places to eat in the area as well as convenience shops, cafés, Isetan Department Store.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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Popular hotel.

2-3-15 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.6 Very Good
based on 3669 Agoda reviews

E-HOTEL Higashi-Shinjuku3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular hotel. Next to subway. Walk to gay bars. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

Located next to the Higashi-Shinjuku subway station, the great-value E-HOTEL has just about everything you need – free WiFi, self-service laundromat, 24-hour convenience shop, computer station and Tully’s Coffee shop on the ground floor.

Guest rooms feature comfortable beds, flat screen TV with movies on demand, air conditioning, electric kettle. Laptops are available for rent at the 24-hour front desk.

The Kabuki entertainment district and the Ni-chome gay bars and clubs are just 10 minutes’ walk away.

features shop, massage, free wi-fi (铺子, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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Popular budget hotel.

7-10-5 Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.8 Very Good
based on 988 Agoda reviews

ibis Tokyo Shinjuku3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular budget hotel. Convenient location. Walk to gay bars & subway. Free WiFi.

Always a popular budget choice. The ibis Shinjuku has over 200 rooms and is very central – within walking distance to the subway, Kabuki nightlife, gay bars in Ni-chome and a huge range of restaurants and shops.

Each room is simply decorated and features air conditioning, flat screen TV, fridge and free WiFi. You can store your luggage and rent a laptop at the 24-hour front desk. English-speaking staff.

features bar, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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Modern rooms.

5 Chome-12-2 Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

8.4 Excellent
based on 488 Agoda reviews

IMANO Tokyo Hostel2-5 stars

Why this hotel? Modern rooms. Great location. Walk to gay bars. Free WiFi.

Affordable and cool. IMANO Tokyo offers budget accommodation in the lively Shinjuku – an excellent choice for shopping, sightseeing and gay nightlife.

Both dormitories and private rooms are available. All rooms are modern, air-conditioned, non-smoking and have free WiFi. Disposable slippers are provided for guests. Laundry service is available.

IMANO has a common area with kitchen, 24-hour front reception, and a cafe bar. Gay scene-wise, AiRRO Cafe, The ANNEX, Leo Lounge and gay venues in Shinjuku are all within an easy walk away.

features bar, restaurant, cafe, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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Cheap & central.

3/F Toyo Bldg, 1-2-5 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

7.7 Very Good
based on 2098 Agoda reviews

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Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule1 stars

Why this hotel? Cheap & central. Men-only. Great facilities. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 25
2016
Top 25
2017
Top 25

Men-only capsule hotel in Shinjuku, just a 5-minute walk from the gay bars and clubs in Ni-Chome. Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae has over 300 sleeping compartments for solo travellers.

Shared bathroom facilities and lockers to store backpacks. Climate control in room may be too warm for some. Facilities include a spa, sauna and massage service.

No Tattoos. Guests need to leave before 10am even if consecutive nights are booked. Excellent value for money and a very popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.

features bar, restaurant, shop, internet access, massage, sauna, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 互联网, 按摩, 桑拿, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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Luxury capsules.

4-2-10 Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo | map | distance

9.1 Exceptional
based on 439 Agoda reviews

Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku1-5 stars

Why this hotel? Luxury capsules. Near the gay nightlife. Men only. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100
2017
Top 50

The men-only Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado offers trendy, affordable rooms in great location, just a 2-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station and within walking distance to all the gay bars, dance clubs  and saunas.

The hostel features an internet café with free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk. There are vending machines for snacks and drinks. Laundry service and massages are available.

The sleeping cabins are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV and tablet computer. Bathrooms are shared. We particularly like the hotel’s large jet bath and the onsite sauna. English-speaking staff.

features sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, spa, free wi-fi (桑拿, 温泉池, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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Shibuya

Known for its chaotic crossroads outside the train station, Shibuya is packed with shopping malls, restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs. Its central location makes it a popular base for tourists.

Apartment style.

3-21-8 Aobadai, Meguro, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 319 Agoda reviews

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Dormy Inn EXPRESS Meguro Aobadai3 stars

Why this hotel? Apartment style. Spacious rooms. Great for shopping. Free WiFi.

Great-value serviced aparthotel in a quiet neighbourhood near Shibuya. The Dormy Inn EXPRESS is a 10-minute walk from Nakameguro Station, with easy access to downtown or the gay scene in Shinjuku.

The rooms feature LCD TV’s and a fully equipped kitchenettes. Some have a seating area with traditional tatami mat. There is a communal bath & sauna.

Laundry room vending machines and free WiFi are provided. Breakfast is served in the dining room where free noodles are available every night. A popular budget choice on Travel Gay Asia.

features restaurant, massage, sauna, spa, free wi-fi (餐厅, 按摩, 桑拿, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-10-2017

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Near train station.

2-14-15 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 552 Agoda reviews

Sakura Fleur Aoyama Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Near train station. Very central. location. Value for money. Free WiFi.

Not the cheapest budget hotel in the area but you get your money’s worth. The Sakura Fleur Aoyama is very central – just a short walk from Shibuya Station and the famous Harajuku shopping area.

Gust rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, satellite flat screen TV with movies on demand, work desk, fridge and en suite bathroom.

The onsite café is open all day for drinks. Laundry services are offered. Staff are helpful and friendly.

features massage, free wi-fi (按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 08-08-2017

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Close to Harajuku.

3-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 790 Agoda reviews

Shibuya Tobu Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Close to Harajuku. Quiet, well-equipped rooms. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

The Shibuya Tobu is located in the centre of Shibuya, a 5-minute walk from Yoyogi Park, Shibuya Crossing and Shibuya Sation. The gay nightlife in Shinjuku can be reached in 15 minutes.

The rooms feature air conditioning, flat screen TV, en suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, and free internet. You an enjoy dinner at Verdure restaurant or Chinese food at the Bamboo Garden. Limited English-speaking staff.

The famous Harajuku and Omotesando area are a 15-minute walk away from the hotel.

features cafe, restaurant, internet access, massage (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 互联网, 按摩) | updated: 13-10-2017

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Taito

Taito is a northeastern district of Tokyo, with Ueno Station as its major hub. The area is famous for the temples of Asakusa, city walks, street markets, cheap hotels and a few gay cruise clubs.

Popular choice.

2-14-26 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo | map | distance

8.5 Excellent
based on 2556 Agoda reviews

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APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Near Ueno train station and gay cruise clubs. Free WiFi.

The APA Hotel Keisei Ueno-Ekimae is a popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. Its strategic location near the Keisei Ueno Station allows to be close to everything but away from the crowds. The popular Asakusa area is 5 minutes away on the subway.

This great-value hotel is also close to many local restaurants, convenience stores and shops, as well as within easy access to the gay cruise & fetish club scene in Taito.

Each modern guest room features free WiFi, private bathroom, with shower & bath, air conditioning, flat screen TV, desk, fridge, electric kettle. The front desk is open 24 hours. Vending machines, luggage storage and money exchange services are provided.

features restaurant, free wi-fi (餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 08-08-2017

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