Planning a trip to Tokyo but not sure of where to book your hostel or hotels in Shinjuku Tokyo? We totally understand! Each of Tokyo's amazing neighbourhoods - from the more traditional Asakusa to the busy, lively Shinjuku - has their own unique charm, and that can make it difficult to decide on where you'll be spending the night when there's just so many options to choose from. ?
If you're looking for a central location that will also be a great transport hub, then Shinjuku is perfect for you. Not only is it nearby other major stops such as Harajuku and Shibuya, but you can also head out to popular day trips such as Mount Fuji with ease! To help you get started on your planning, we've compiled a list of 9 hotels and hostels in Shinjuku that are convenient, accessible, and comfortable so you can have the best trip of your life without any worries. ?
#HHWT Tip: As of 8 August 2019, the approximate currency exchange rate is JPY10,000 = SGD130.26 / RM394.50 / IDR1,344,950. Do check with your local money changer for the latest rates closer to your date of stay.
Disclaimer: All hotel nightly rates are based on a search done on 8 August 2019 for a 1-night stay in January 2020 for 2 adults/1 room. The nightly rates in this article currently range from JPY5,890 - JPY10,207. Do note that prices may change during peak travel periods, and we recommend that you check with the hotel accordingly before booking (some hotels or booking sites may also offer cheaper prices for solo travellers or families).
1. Super Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho (JPY9,462)
Credit: Amenities Photo – Super Hotel
This hotel is located right next to Shinjuku Station and is even next to the small Okubo Park to give you a little nature escape in the middle of the city! Families will definitely love their connecting room option (pictured, from JPY19,312/night, sleeps 4 adults), which instantly doubles the space you get while making it easier to tend to the kids at any hour of the day. Just a short walk away from the hotel is the Samurai Museum and the famous Robot Restaurant – and not to forget, one of the halal CoCo Ichibanya Curry outlets is two blocks away from the hotel, giving you the chance to finally try some authentic Japanese curry!
Address: 2-39-9 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, 160-0021 Tokyo
Contact: +81 03-6855-9000
2. City Hotel Lonestar (JPY9,445)
Located next to Shinjuku Station, this simple but comfortable hotel is one of the most convenient places to stay in the Shinjuku neighbourhood. Not only are you surrounded by shopping malls and department stores such as Don Quijote, but you're also a short walk away from famous attractions such as the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Taiso-ji Temple. The hotel's location between the Muslim-friendly Menya Kaijin (which cooks its ramen in a seafood broth) and Muslim-owned Halal Ramen Ouka also means you'll have easy access to delicious authentic Japanese meals throughout your stay!
Address: 2-12-12, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 160-0022
Contact: +81 03-3356-6511
3. THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku (JPY8,838)
Credit: THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
Located on the opposite side of Shinjuku Station in the skyscraper district is this chic and modern hotel, furnished with a mix of vintage and original decor. THE KNOT is next to Shinjuku Chuo Park (Shinjuku Central Park) that includes a playground and miniature waterfall, making it a great place to visit if you have young kids. The hotel is also a short walk away from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building which has a free observatory with some of the best views of the city. Though there are no halal eateries immediately around the hotel, as it's so close to the station you can always take a short trip to Shibuya Station nearby to try out Gyumon!
#HHWT Tip: Do note that there are several eateries on the hotel premises, but we are unable to confirm the halal status for any of them. There is an in-house tea stand that sells tea, but do note that they also sell food at the same stand. We advise you to dine at your own discretion. To find out where to get authentic halal Japanese food in Tokyo, check out this list of over 20 eateries!
Address: 4-31-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 160-0023
Contact: +81 03-3375-6511 or contact via website
4. APA Hotel Shinjuku-Gyoemmae (JPY7,959)
Located right next to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, this sleek hotel is just what you need for a sophisticated stay. Not only is it a short walk away from the Garden as well as Halal Ramen Ouka, but it's also a short commute away to lesser-known hidden gems such as the Min-on MusicMuseum, Shinjuku Historical Museum, and Tokyo Toy Museum! This is definitely the place to go for a stay that's right in the middle of this lively neighbourhood, yet accessible to more unique attractions.
Address: 2-2-8, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 160-0022
Contact: +81 03-3356-0391
5. Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku (JPY7,175)
The rooms at Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku are definitely worth the money for their simply-furnished design, as well as their space (which can be hard to find in a busy city like Tokyo)! Located right next to an exit of Shinjuku Station, you practically have access to anywhere else in the city at your doorstep thanks to the subway system, including one of the two halal CoCo Ichibanya Curry outlets! Plus if you take a shortcut by walking through Shinjuku Station itself, you’ll quickly find yourself at the Muslim-friendly Menya Kaijin which sells ramen in a seafood broth!
P.S. Not sure if you want to stay in Shinjuku? Check out these other affordable accommodations in Tokyo near halal food!
Address: 5-15-8 Shinjuku, Tokyo
Contact: +81 03-3356-0391
6. Holiday View Inn (JPY10,207)
With only 23 rooms available, this small hostel offers its guests a convenient and comfortable place to stay in one of Tokyo's busiest and most popular neighbourhoods. Located in the northern side of Shinjuku next to Okubo Station and a short walk to Shin-Okubo Station, the Inn is just a 25-minute drive from Haneda Airport! The Inn offers women-only, men-only, and mixed rooms for guests to stay in - if you're travelling in a group you can also request for a private room! Though there are no halal eateries nearby, you can take the JR Yamanote line from Shin-Okubo Station to major stations such as Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, and Asakusa to try out the eateries there!
#HHWT Tip: If you're a solo traveller who doesn't need much space, check out these 9 awesome capsule hotels in Tokyo for more options!
Address: Hyakunincho 1-23-14, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 169-0073
Contact: +81 03-6908-8183
7. Tokyo House Inn (JPY7,684)
Have you always wanted to stay in a traditional Japanese house, but found the price tag to be a little too steep? Then check out this traditionally-decorated Inn instead! The hostel offers both typical hostel-type rooms with bunk beds and private rooms for 1-4 guests that are furnished with traditional Japanese fixtures such as tatami mats and wooden decor. Located close to Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the JR Yamanote line, staying here during your trip means you're never too far away from other amazing stations around the city!
P.S. There's also a Don Quijote opposite the hotel - perfect for your all-day shopping needs!
Address: 1-12-27 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 169-0072
Contact: +81 03-6205-5121
8. Book And Bed Tokyo Shinjuku (JPY6,380)
Located slightly north of the main Shinjuku Station and 15 minutes-walk away from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, this hotel is within the busy district of Kabukicho and is the perfect choice for the artistically-inclined explorer. Book And Bed is one of the more unique hostels in Shinjuku, with a bookstore-themed design that runs throughout every part of the premises. Books and art decorate every inch of free space, and guests are welcome to read through the tomes in their free time! Apart from capsule-like rooms, Book And Bed also offers more spacious full-size rooms. The famous Godzilla Head is just a block away from the hotel, and Coco Ichibanya's halal outlet is nearby too!
P.S. While Kabukicho has a reputation for being more nightlife-oriented, it is still a safe district to stay in and the streets have many shopping options ranging from major stores such as Bic Camera to smaller, independent shops. As the hotel is nearby Seibu-Shinjuku Station, it is also not too far into the district.
Address: KabukichoAPM Building 8F, 1-27-5, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 160 0021
Contact: email [email protected]
9. HOSTEL Pumpkey TOKYO (JPY5,890)
Credit: Hostel Pumpkey TOKYO on Facebook
Located next to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, this small hostel is decorated in bright colours that will give you a lively start to your trip! Pumpkey offers women-only, men-only, and mixed rooms for its guests, as well as a family room for larger groups. The hotel is near Halal Ramen Ouka and is just down the street from the Tokyo Toy Museum and Fire Museum (a free interactive museum full of firefighting-related exhibits) - making it a great option for small families looking for convenient and affordable accommodations!
P.S. Working with a smaller budget? Check out our 7D7N Tokyo itinerary (under RM3500 inclusive of flight) for some ideas!
Address: 21-25 Daikyo machi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 166-0015
Contact: +81 03-6709-9690
And that rounds up our list! We hope this has given you some ideas for where to stay in Shinjuku - as well as what to see, eat, and do! ?