Tokyo, Japan | Where to Stay for Budget Travelers: Enaka Asakusa Central Hostel

Finding a place to stay in Tokyo is a hard task. Few weeks back, we spent almost one afternoon just to find a place to stay for our upcoming trip. Two districts that you might want to consider are Shinjuku and Shibuya but let me tell you that hotel rooms are quite expensive. The cheapest we found was in Hotel Bougainvillea near Akebonobashi Station in Shinjuku. So to lessen our expenses, we decided to have our first night in Asakusa instead. Staying in Asakusa is definitely a lot more cheaper than staying in other districts. For budget travelers out there who don’t mind staying in hostels with other travelers, I definitely recommend Enaka Asakusa Central Hostel.


The receptionists can speak the english language. I know one of the questions you have in mind is how often do you find people speaking the english language in a country like Japan which we know is very fond of its own language. That was one of our questions too and since you’re reading this, I’ll give you my personal observation. Yes, it was hard to find Japanese people who knows how to speak english. Luckily in Enaka Asakusa Central Hostel, the receptionist that welcomed us knows how to speak the language.

You are required to leave your shoes in the locker provided. To maintain cleanliness, Enaka requires its guest to only wear the slippers provided while roaming around the rooms and lounge.

There’s a lounge where guests can either cook, eat, read a book or browse the internet — of course there’s free wifi! Something hostels often, if not always, have are lounges. It’s a nice-to-have especially for travelers who love to meet new people. Or even if you’re that type of traveler who prefers to meet a new book, you can spend time reading in the lounge with a cup of coffee or tea. You can also cook in their shared kitchen and if you’re thirsty in the middle of the night, you can just go down and buy a drink from the vendor machine. And lastly, who wouldn’t want to have free wifi?

The capsule bed is comfy. I’m guessing that most people like myself wants to have comfortable bed after a day walking around a foreign city. Worry yourselves no more because in Enaka, their top-rated Simmons mattresses will give you the comfort you need after a tiring day outdoors.

You can do your laundry for only 100Â¥. For guests who need to wash clothes, Enaka has installed washing machines in each floors. It’s also one of the nice-to-have in a hostel especially for travelers who spend at least a week or two in town.


Capsule Bed in Mixed Dormitory

Capsule Bed in Female Dormitory

Group Dormitory for 4 People

Capsule Bed in 6-bed Dormitory

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💡Tip: We got to book a capsule bed for only 1,550¥ (approx. Php 720 per head) excluding tax. It was a 50% promo discount we got from Agoda.


📞 Telephone: +81 368028227

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📮 Address: 1-29-9, Asakusa, Taito-ku , Tokyo, Japan


🚈 Via Tokyo Metro — Asakusa Line (Rose Line), Asakusa Station (A18), Exit 1 or Ginza Line (Orange Line), Asakusa Station (G19), Exit 1


  • Asakusa Shrine
  • Sensoji Shrine
  • Kaminarimon Gate
  • Sumida Park
  • Sumida Aquarium


One Comments

  • George

    September 23, 2017

    Hi! This post is very informational!

    Just want to know if there are there any restaurants/food stalls near the hotel? Thanks!


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