5 Affordable Places to Stay in Ikebukuro, Tokyo’s Liveliest District!

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  • Ikebukuro (池袋) is located in Toshima Ward (豊島区) in Tokyo, Japan and is a hub for eating, shopping, anime, and business. With that description, it is somehow a mix of the busy, commercial atmosphere of Shinjuku (新宿) and the fun, otaku atmosphere of Akihabara (秋葉原).

    With so many things that this district has to offer, it is expected that there are a lot of accommodation choices in this area. In this list are five hotels you can choose from for your accommodation if you plan on staying in Ikebukuro.

    1. Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro (サクラホテル池袋)

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    Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro is one of the cheapest hotels in the Ikebukuro area, yet it is comfortable. That is their main purpose – they aim to give quality service at an affordable price.

    They offer different types of rooms depending on the guests’ needs. They have single rooms, group rooms, dormitory beds, and they also have Japanese style tatami rooms! Facilities available at the hotel include a common kitchen that all guests can use, and their very own Sakura Cafe where you can get an all-you-can-eat breakfast and interact with the other guests.

    Check out more information on rooms, rates, and facilities here!
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    2. Book and Bed Tokyo

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    Book and Bed is a unique type of accommodation. It is an “accommodation bookshop”, the perfect place for a book-loving traveler. The place does not really sell books, they just consider it as their concept.

    For a very low price, you can reserve one out of their 52 beds. They have two types of beds:

    • The “bookshelf”, a bed behind the bookshelves
    • The “bunk”, a cheaper option

    Guests can also choose what size of bed they want, either “standard” or “compact”.

    Check out more information on rooms, rates, and facilities here!
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    3. Toyoko Inn Ikebukuro (東横イン池袋)

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    Toyoko Inn is a hotel chain with two branches in Ikebukuro: Kita-guchi (北口) No. 1 and No. 2. Which one you will choose will depend on what you need and the availability of their rooms. This hotel is also one of the affordable choices in Ikebukuro. They offer different room types to cater to the needs of their guests. Like other hotels, they also have modern facilities and security.

    Ikebukuro Kita-guchi No.1: Check out more information on rooms, rates, and facilities here!
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    Ikebukuro Kita-guchi No. 2: Check out more information on rooms, rates, and facilities here!
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    4. Keio Presso Inn (京王プレッソイン)

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    Keio Presso Inn is a business hotel chain with a branch in Ikebukuro. Since it is a business hotel, compared to the other hotels in this list, Keio Presso Inn room rates are a little more expensive. But, before you judge this place by its price, it is definitely guaranteed that the service given to the guests is the best quality.

    Aside from their single, semi-double, and universal twin rooms, they also have ladies’ single rooms. This hotel also has a ladies’ floor, which is perfect for solo female travelers.

    Check out more information on rooms, rates, and facilities here!
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    5. Kimi Ryokan (貴美旅館)

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    For those who are looking for an accommodation where they can experience Japanese culture, then Kimi Ryokan is perfect. Just as their name says, this place is a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn where there are tatami mats and futons instead of beds. Despite being a ryokan, they offer modern facilities like WiFi internet connection, multilingual staff, and coin laundry.

    Check out more information on rooms, rates, and facilities here!
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    All of the hotels in this list are in prime locations. Which hotel you choose would depend on your itinerary and other needs. I hope this list can help you with your accommodation arrangements! Have a safe trip to Japan!

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