Gay Tokyo · Budget Hotels

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 2021 top Tokyo budget hotels for gay travelers are divided by area:

Budget Hotels by Area

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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.

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

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.


restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

5-3-20 Shinjuku, Tokyo

Very Good

Based on 1216 votes

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

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


free wi-fi

2-12-12 Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 397 votes

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

A very affordable budget choice for gay travelers. 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.


restaurant, free wi-fi

5-8-6 Shinjuku, Tokyo

Very Good

Based on 941 votes

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

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. Many restaurant choices , convenience shops, cafés and Isetan Department Store are nearby.


free wi-fi

3-7-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 3371 votes

Why this hotel?: Cheap & very central. Men-only. Great facilities.

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

There are shared bathrooms 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 hotel on Travel Gay.


bar, restaurant, shop, internet access, massage, sauna, free wi-fi

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

Very Good

Based on 2879 votes

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

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.


shop, massage, free wi-fi

2-3-15 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Very Good

Based on 4850 votes

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

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.


bar, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

7-10-5 Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 1830 votes

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

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, AiiRO Cafe, The ANNEX, Leo Lounge and gay venues in Shinjuku are all within an easy walk away.


bar, restaurant, cafe, free wi-fi

5 Chome-12-2 Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 1083 votes

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

The men-only Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado offers trendy, affordable rooms in great location, just a 2-minute walk from JR Shinjuku 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 include a flat-screen TV and tablet computer. Bathrooms are shared. We like the hotel’s large jet bath and the onsite sauna. English-speaking staff.


sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, spa, free wi-fi

4-2-10 Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo


Based on 1503 votes


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.

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

Great-value serviced aparthotel in a quiet area 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 an LCD TV and a fully equipped kitchenette. Some have a seating area with traditional tatami mat. There is a communal bath & sauna.

Laundry room, vending machines, free WiFi are available. Breakfast is served in the dining room – free noodles are offered every night. A popular budget choice on Travel Gay.


restaurant, massage, sauna, spa, free wi-fi

3-21-8 Aobadai, Meguro, Shibuya, Tokyo


Based on 561 votes

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

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.


massage, free wi-fi

2-14-15 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo


Based on 1286 votes

Great value gay-friendly, male-only, hostel in Tokyo, located only a 6 minute walk from Ginza line Gaienmae Station. Equipped with ten bunk beds, two washrooms, and two shower rooms. Also available is a fun and funky common space for guests to use freely, as well as a sun terrace. The hostel is located in a secluded and quiet environment, but close enough to the exciting bustling Shibuya area, perfect for shopping and nightlife.

Various activities also take place at the hostel, such as movie nights and temporary art galleries.

nearest station : Ginza line Gaienmae Station


shared bathroom, air conditioning, no smoking, gym, sun terrace, laundry, luggage storage

Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 4-3-2, Tokyo

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

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 is just 15 minutes away

The rooms have air conditioning, flat screen TV, en suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, free internet. You can 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.


cafe, restaurant, internet access, massage

3-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo


Based on 1621 votes


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.

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Near gay cruise clubs, Ueno station. Great value.

The APA Keisei Ueno-Ekimae is a popular hotel on Travel Gay, due to its strategic location near the Keisei Ueno Station – just 5 minutes on the subway to the popular Asakusa. Many restaurants, stores and shops are nearby, as is 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.


restaurant, free wi-fi

2-14-26 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo


Based on 7273 votes

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