Airbnb in Tokyo

Tokyo for Less Than $30 a Night

Accommodation | Travel | Tokyo | Japan

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By now, you've probably heard of Airbnb. If you haven't, check them out the next time you need to book travel accommodations. Airbnb connects you to local hosts who rent out their bed/room/home, often providing a more authentic travel experience and giving you the opportunity to...

live like a local.

Thanks to Airbnb, I managed to find and book a quaint 3-story townhouse that doubled as a soba (そば, Japanese noodles made of buckwheat) restaurant on the weekends for my #99hoursintokyo trip. Pretty cool, right? And the best part? It only cost $28* a night. Oh, and I also had the whole place to myself.

Let me repeat that in case you didn't catch it the first time...

a 3-story townhouse for $28/night in Tokyo.

I also checked out hotels and hostels but ultimately Airbnb was the best choice, by far. You know how everyone says Tokyo is expensive? It doesn't have to be. I personally don't think Tokyo was expensive at all, but tbh I haven't traveled much outside the US. 

Onto the Airbnb itself... the first floor doubles as a noodle shop on the weekends but unfortunately I stayed there during the week and didn't get a chance to see it in action.

The toilet was also located on first floor, which was the only inconvenience. But everything else about this Airbnb was A+. 

The second floor was the main living area with a dining table, mini fridge, and sectioned off shower and sink. No beds, but plenty of mats to lay out and sleep on. It was a very minimal and traditional setting and I absolutely loved it.

The third floor was completely empty, meant for additional sleeping space (this place can accommodate up to 4 people!). 

Some things I like to take into consideration when booking an Airbnb are cost, location, amenities, and if it's a shared room/private room/entire home. Luckily this place was very budget friendly, only a 2 minute walk to the closest subway station, and had all the essentials I needed. 

I'm not going to dive much deeper into the details of the Airbnb, because if you're really interested, you can find out more on the listing and even book it yourself! I highly recommend it and would definitely stay here again if I had the chance. This Airbnb was one of the reasons my trip was so memorable. 

It felt like I was a Tokyo local,
dreams do come true. 

views from the 2nd floor window *heart eyes*

views from the 2nd floor window *heart eyes*


Have you ever used Airbnb?
What was your experience like? 

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*YMMV. When I booked this Airbnb it was $28/night, but according to the listing it varies from $27-$33 depending on when you book. Keep in mind this is before any additional taxes and fees. 

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