Are you planning a trip to Tokyo but don’t want to pay for an expensive hotel? Luckily in Tokyo, there’s a popular and affordable option called a capsule hotel. In this guide, we will highlight the most highly-rated places to ensure you’ll have the best experience. But before we do that, here’s a quick overview so you know what to expect!

What Are Capsule Hotels?

Capsule hotels are one of Tokyo’s best-known and unique types of lodging. Guests stay in small sleeping pods while facilities like washrooms, toilets, and showers are shared. Some even offer extras like onsens, saunas, and lounges where guests can unwind and socialize. Generally, capsules are designed for office workers out late at night. However, with the cheap overnight stays, it’s also ideal for tourists who plan on exploring Tokyo more. Before we review the hotels, here are our recommendations for the best capsule hotel options in Tokyo.

Luxury Capsule Hotels in Tokyo

  • Resol Poshtel Tokyo AsakusaResol Poshtel’s high-end pods are what makes them one of the most luxurious capsule hotels in Tokyo. Spacious cabins feature traditional Japanese art and dual curtains for extra privacy. The Living Lobby offers a beautifully decorated upscale lounge where guests can relax and socialize. 
  • The Millenials ShibuyaThis classy hotel has high-end amenities in its comfortable capsules. You’ll choose from a variety of high-tech amenities, including electric beds, adjustable lighting, in-room tablets, and projection screens. There’s also an upscale lounge area, with comfortable seating and evening happy hours. It’s very modern and trendy compared to other capsule hotels. 

Cheapest Capsule Hotels

  • eeGee STAY KamataThis is one of Tokyo’s most budget-friendly hotels making it a top choice for cost-conscious travelers. Its Standard capsules don’t compromise on comfort and are always available at an affordable rate. This is especially true in January and February when nightly rates start as low as $23 USD.
  • Hotel Owl Tokyo NipporiHotel Owl Tokyo Nippori is a fantastic choice for a budget-friendly capsule hotel. Its single rooms keep your Tokyo holiday affordable without skimping on comfort. Plan to visit in October and November and you’ll enjoy the best rates at $27 USD.

Themed Capsule Hotels

  • First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1First Cabin Haneda stands out as a themed capsule hotel due to its aviation-inspired design. The capsules resemble first-class and business-class airline cabins, offering a unique aviation-themed experience. Its location at Haneda Airport is ideal for travelers who want to enjoy the feeling of air travel while waiting for their next flight.
  • Book and Bed Tokyo ShinjukuWith its library theme, Book and Bed has become one of Tokyo’s favorite overnight stays. The sleeping nooks are set among the bookshelves, allowing guests to fall asleep with their favorite books. You’ll love the built-in reading lamps and comfortable furnishings that make your bookish experience that much better.

Capsule Hotels for Couples

  • The Millennials Shibuya – This is a great choice for couples because its Unisex smart cabins offer a shared capsule option. These intimate capsules are designed for partners to stay together, and you can enhance your stay by adding an 80-inch projection screen. It’s cozy and comfortable and it’s the perfect choice for a unique romantic getaway in Tokyo.
  • Book And Bed Tokyo Shinjuku – Here, the Double capsules offer a cozy and intimate sleeping space for two people to share. They’re a bit wider than the single capsules but are still designed for short stays and reading. 

Capsule Hotels for Families

Capsule hotels are not really designed for families with kids. Most places have males and females in separate areas, sometimes on different levels. Basically, your family will be split apart if you do want to try this experience for a night. While it’s possible to arrange capsules next to each other, you also need to keep in mind that these places are for business people. The capsule itself is also quite small. Now having said all that, there is one hotel that may be good for families.

  • Hotel Owl Tokyo Nippori – This is a family-friendly Tokyo capsule hotel that has a couple of options for groups. There’s a Quadruple room and a Family room with six beds. It’s a great option for families with kids who want to experience capsule hotels.

Tokyo Areas with Capsule Hotels

  • Shimbashi (1 stop from Tokyo Station)Anshin Oyado and Rembrandt Cabin & Spa are both options if you want to be close to Tokyo Station. However, these only cater to men. For women, you can go for nine hours in Kanda which is also one stop from Tokyo Station. 
  • Shinjuku ELE Kabin Shinjuku Kabukicho is a good option if you want to be close to Shinjuku Station and Kabukicho’s lively adult nightlife area. If you prefer being close to the area’s shopping malls and restaurants Bed and Book Shinjuku is an excellent choice.
  • Shibuya – Shibuya is a district in Tokyo known for its fashion, nightlife, and entertainment. It’s a must-visit destination with many shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. If you want to be close to the action, The Millennials and Book Tea Bed Shibuya are both great options.
  • Narita AirportNine Hours Narita Airport is the only hotel inside Narita Airport, connected to Terminal 2. Travelers find it convenient for a variety of reasons like early morning flights, connecting flights, or late return flights. 
  • Haneda Shinjuku Haneda airport is popular with travelers because of its transportation connections and proximity to central Tokyo. For travelers with early morning or late-night flights, we recommend First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1. It’s located right at the airport, convenient for late arrivals and early departures.

1. Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa

This is one of Tokyo’s best Capsule hotels, and what sets it apart is the comfort of its capsules. Guests describe them as cozier and more spacious, with greater privacy and built-in amenities. Plus, its central location in Asakusa makes it a prime base for sightseeing. If you’re traveling with family or friends, you can book an entire room of capsules for your group. Some guests have noted the crowded common areas, but for comfort and location, Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa is still a top choice.

  • Guest Review: Great capsule rooms, very friendly staff, nice and spacious common area. Very clean!
  • Star Rating: 1 star
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 111-0035 Tokyo-to, Taito-ku Nishiasakusa 2-25-1, Japan

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2. MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa Kuramae

With its spotless, modern design, MyCUBE by MYSPACE is one of Asakusa’s best capsule hotels. You’ll appreciate the spacious and comfortable capsules with amenities like high-speed WiFi, USB charging, and storage. Guests also love the convenient location, close to Kuramae station and Asakusas restaurants and nightlife. With shared showers and toilet space, things can get crowded, but that just adds to the lively atmosphere. If you’re looking for a capsule hotel that blends comfort, style, and convenience, MyCube BY MYSPACE is one of Tokyo’s best.

  • Guest Review: The staff was super friendly and professional. I wish we spent more than two nights. The hotel’s location is very near to Kuramae subway station.
  • Star Rating: 1 star
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 111-0051 Tokyo-to, Taito-Ku, Kuramae 2-6-7, Japan 

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3. Book Tea Bed SHIBUYA

Book Tea Bed Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most popular capsule hotels for several good reasons. Guests couldn’t say enough about the warm friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff. Plus, they offer both mixed and female-only floors, with comfortable air-conditioned capsules. What really makes Book Tea Bed special is its common area complete with a library and café. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and socialize with other travelers. It’s also conveniently located close to Shibuya station, making it easy to travel around the city.

  • Guest Review: I’d definitely stay here again! The capsule was cozy and spacious.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 150-0044 Tokyo-to, 渋谷区円山町1-17, Japan

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4. First Cabin First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1

Located right at Haneda Airport, First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1 is a good choice if you’re looking for convenience. It’s especially ideal for those with early-morning or late-night flights. For the best experience, we recommend the airline-themed First Class Cabins. Just like first class on an airplane, these are the biggest capsules with the most amenities. Guests noted that the airport noise might be a concern for light sleepers. But the aviation-themed experience was really enjoyable. The First Class Cabins, overall, are more comfortable than other capsule hotels.

  • Guest Review: We landed in Tokyo at 23:00 and this was the perfect stay for us. Very good for the price. Comfy pajamas included!
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 144-0041 Tokyo-to, Haneda Airport 3Chome3-2 Terminal1, Japan
  • Other Locations: Akasaka, Ichigaya, Shinbashi Atagoyama

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5. nine hours Ningyocho

The biggest selling point of Nine Hours is its efficiency-focused concept, ideal for travelers looking for a no-fuss stay in Tokyo. Guests find its capsules to be comfortable and ergonomic, ensuring a really good night’s sleep. They offer separate accommodations for males and females, plus basic amenities, including Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Some guests have mentioned a lack of privacy in the sleeping pods. But most were happy with the stylish, no-frills capsule hotel experience that Nine Hours provided.

  • Guest Review: Extremely good location with a bunch of convenience stores around, subway system with 2 lines available, and various restaurants.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 103-0013 Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku Nihonbashi Ningyocho 3-6-1, Japan
  • Other Locations: Suidobashi, Kanda (Female only), Shinjuku (Female only), Akasaka, Narita Airport

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6. Rembrandt Cabin Shinjuku Shin-Okubo

With its unbeatable location in Shin-Okubo, Rembrandt Cabin is ideal for exploring Shinjuku’s vibrant neighborhood. The cabins are cozy and well-designed, offering a comfortable night’s sleep. They provide everything you need from pajamas to toothpaste. While some commented it can get noisy and crowded, we found the lively and social atmosphere appealing. The welcoming atmosphere and Shinjuku’s lively atmosphere made for an enjoyable stay at Rembrandt Cabin Shinjuku.

  • Guest Review: Great toilets and very clean rooms. Good location in a Korean area.
  • Star Rating: 1 star
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 169-0073 Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku Hyakunincho 1-4-15, Japan
  • Other Locations: Rembrandt Cabin & Spa Shimbashi

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7. The Millennials Shibuya

What makes The Millennials stand out among Tokyo’s capsule hotels is its high-tech and modern vibe. The capsules are comfortable and tech-savvy, with electric beds, adjustable lighting, and even projection screens. The lounge is a great place to socialize, with free beer happy hours, and a communal dining space. Privacy in the pod areas was a concern, but most felt the openness added to the experience. You’ll love The Millenial’s perfect mix of high-tech, comfort, and its lively social scene.

  • Guest Review: I stay for 6 nights. My favorite place by far! 5 mins walk away from the Shibuya crossing
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 150-0041 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-20-13, Japan

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8. eeGee STAY Kamata

Its location close to Haneda Airport makes this capsule hotel popular with travelers. The capsules are comfortable and spacious, with pajamas, towels, and a toothbrush all included. A few guests commented about the modest common area. But others loved it for the unlimited ice cream and soft drinks that were available for everyone. For a well-located, comfortable, and no-fuss capsule hotel, you can’t go wrong with eeGee STAY Kamata.

  • Guest Review: Location right across from train station perfect. Free drinks – can’t complain.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 144-0051 Tokyo-to, Ota-ku Nishikamata 7-46‐7, Japan

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9. Smart Stay SHIZUKU Shinagawa-Oimachi

Smart Stay Shizuku is a popular choice for travelers seeking a tranquil stay in a peaceful environment. The capsules are well laid out and quiet with individual pod curtains ensuring privacy and a good night’s sleep. The public bath was wonderful with its jet bath and relaxing sauna. A few guests mentioned the common area could be livelier. But most chose eeGee Stay for its quiet, tranquil environment away from the hustle and bustle.

  • Guest Review: Having a sauna was great. The clean lobby with manga collections was nice.
  • Star Rating: 1 star
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 140-0011 Tokyo-to, 品川区東大井5-2-8, Japan
  • Other Locations: Ueno Ekimae

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10. Hotel Owl Tokyo Nippori

Hotel Owl Tokyo is a standout capsule hotel due to its spacious cabins and dorm-style capsules with baths. You can choose from single pods, pods for four, and even pods for families. It’s conveniently located close to Nippori Station and there’s a relaxing public bath next door. There’s also a Japanese restaurant close by serving Bento meals and sushi courses. There’s not much of a common area, but that’s a minor detail when considering the variety of capsule options that Hotel Owl Tokyo offers.

  • Guest Review: Perfect location near Nipporo Station and an onsen.
  • Star Rating: 1 star
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 116-0014 Tokyo-to, Arakawa-ku Higashi Nippori 6-59-3, Japan

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11. ELE Cabin Shinjuku Kabukicho

With its prime location close to Shinjuku Station and Kabukicho’s nightlife, this hotel is a top choice for travelers. The capsules are clean and comfortable with separate floors for men and women. And the public areas were clean and well-maintained. It was a great place to crash for the night and clean up in the morning. Guest commented there wasn’t much of a common area, but with Kabukicho’s vibrant nightlife close by, socializing wasn’t a problem.

  • Guest Review: Safe, clean, efficient, very easy check-in and check-out. Better than what the pictures suggest.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 160-0021 Tokyo-to, 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町2-19-3 ELE Cabin Shinjuku Kabukicho, Japan

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12. Book And Bed Tokyo Shinjuku

What makes Bed and Book Shinjuku so unique is its extensive library lined with books. Guests love sleeping inside a cozy nook surrounded by bookshelves. The capsules themselves are comfortable, well-equipped, and offer a great night’s sleep. Several guests raved about the breakfasts and the Oreo drinks that were served in the lounge. It’s in a great location, close to Seibu-Shinjuku station as well as shopping malls and restaurants.

  • Guest Review: The location in Shinjuku is very good. Good amenities but could do with a clean. Good value for money.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Room Type: Male & Female
  • Address: 160-0021 Tokyo-to, Shinjuku Kabukicho 1-27-5 Kabukicho APM Building 8F, Japan 

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13. Akihabara Bay Hotel

What makes Akihabara Bay Hotel so special is its commitment to creating a safe and welcoming space for female travelers. Female guests love the options available, including three and four-capsule pods, as well as a capsule with a TV. Others commentated about the great location, close to the Akihabara station as well as lots of places to eat and drink nearby. The common areas were crowded at times, but most enjoyed the socializing and the lively atmosphere. All in all, Akihabara Bay Hotel is a popular option for female visitors because of the safety and security they provide.

  • Guest Review: Very comfortable and love the atmosphere. The capsule itself was more spacious than expected.
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Room Type: Female only
  • Address: 101-0022 Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Kandaneribei-cho 44-4, Japan

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14. Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya

Female travelers rave about Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuya, for its relaxing and comfortable vibe away from the bustle of central Shibuya. The capsules themselves were comfortable and spacious. But it’s the onsen that’s a real highlight. Even though the hotel is a little out of the way, there were smaller bars and restaurants nearby. What really stood out was the hotel’s commitment to providing a safe environment for its female guests. Some commented that the capsules were a bit small, but others thought the smaller size made for extra privacy.

  • Guest Review: Really well located in Shibuya. I really loved the onsen. It was so relaxing at the end of a long day of sightseeing in Tokyo.
  • Star Rating: 1 star
  • Room Type: Female only
  • Address: 150-0045 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Shinsencho 10-5, Japan

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15. Anshin Oyado Akihabara

With all the amenities available at Anshin Oyado, no wonder it’s one of Tokyo’s best male-only capsule hotels. The capsules are super comfortable and available as singles or doubles, all with TVs inside. You’ll really enjoy relaxing in the stone artificial hot springs, the mist sauna, and the jet bath. The lounge was also popular with free food, soft drinks, as well as a beer happy hour in the evenings. Also, Akihabara, one of Tokyo’s hottest neighborhoods is right on your doorstep.

  • Guest Review: Insane value! Right in Akihabara, unlimited food and drinks. A generous amount of free alcohol too.
  • Star Rating: 1 star
  • Room Type: Male only
  • Address: 101-0021 Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 1-2-12, Japan
  • Other Locations: Shinjuku, Shinbashi, Ogikubo

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Tokyo Capsule Hotels Map

Tokyo Capsule Hotel Room Types

Tokyo Capsule HotelsRoom Types
Resol Poshtel Tokyo AsakusaMale & Female
MyCUBE by MYSTAYS Asakusa KuramaeMale & Female
Book Tea Bed SHIBUYAMale & Female
First Cabin First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1Male & Female
nine hours NingyochoMale & Female
Rembrandt Cabin Shinjuku Shin-OkuboMale & Female
The Millennials ShibuyaMale & Female
eeGee STAY KamataMale & Female
Smart Stay SHIZUKU Shinagawa-OimachiMale & Female
Hotel Owl Tokyo NipporiMale & Female
ELE Cabin Shinjuku KabukichoMale & Female
Book And Bed Tokyo ShinjukuMale & Female
Akihabara Bay HotelFemale only
Nadeshiko Hotel ShibuyaFemale only
Anshin Oyado AkihabaraMale only
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