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Shinjuku Station

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Shinjuku Station

Hi there,

I want to stay at a hotel/apartment/ryokan near Shinjuku station. Can anyone reccommend somewhere for around £50-60 (9000 yen)

Also, i am only staying so close to the station as I have bags and wanted to be walking distance to a station covered by the JR Pass. However, if there is an area near by that is a bit more lively and is easily accessible with JR Pass, it would be good to know of hotels near there.

thanks

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1. Re: Shinjuku Station

It may take a 15 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku Station to nearest hotels within that budget range, whereas you would find hundreds of hotels (with perhaps better rooms) within a couple of minutes walk from another JR station. If you'll have a race there is a possibility that you'd reach a specific point inside Shinjuku Station from Hotel Sunroute Takadano Baba or Tokyu Stay Yotsuya or Dormy Inn Premium Shibuya or Hotel Mets Mejiro, faster than from Toyoko Inn Shinjuku Kabukicho or Via Inn Shinjuku or Nishi-tetsu Inn Shinjuku or Keio Presso Inn Shinjuku.

The situation could be similar to finding a budget hotel at Oxford Circus when there are a lot of hotels in Russell Square and Tottenham Court Road.

Edited: 24 November 2013, 15:04
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2. Re: Shinjuku Station

Would you be a single traveler or more? The Japanese hotels charge by number of persons in room.

You might browse Rakuten and Jalan hotel booking sites as well as official homepages of the hotels (you can browse for "hotel" on Google Map around Shinjuku and nearby area).

Ikebukuro is practically "another Shinjuku", linked to Shinjuku by JR Saikyo line or Yamanote Line in 10 minutes. There are more hotels in Ikebukuro which are cheaper.

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3. Re: Shinjuku Station

Sunroute Plaza might be your candidate in Shinjuku, although it might be out of your budget range.

Edited: 24 November 2013, 15:19
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Thanks for you response. i looked at sunroute but it is too expensive for me as we are travelling as two people.

Is ikebukuro a lively neighbourhood to be in? also, do trains run all night if we are at another area and want to come home late

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5. Re: Shinjuku Station

The trains run until just after midnight and start running about five. JR Yamanote Line has trains until slightly later. What the naughty boys and girls who don't want to go home after midnight do is spend a couple of hours at McDonalds or family restaurants (Gusto, Jonathan's, Denny's, Royal Host, CoCo's) before the trains start running.

Ikebukuro is as lively as Shinjuku but around midnight its entertainment area is less interesting than Shinjuku's Kabukicho.

Edited: 24 November 2013, 15:56
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6. Re: Shinjuku Station

Ikebukuro is a good happening area as well but not as nice as Shinjuku. Its location further north (although on JR Yamanote Line) makes it slightly less (but still very) convenient location. You do have more budget hotels to choose there.

At Shinjuku, see how much Ibis or Toyoko Inn charges. Toyoko Inn is located at the livelier side but also a bit further away. Ibis is just west of the station and but not too far away from the east side.

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7. Re: Shinjuku Station

Via Inn Shinjuku might be the best option around in that budget range. It's a bit further than Ibis but the location is in the livelier side at Shinjuku Sanchome, plus the hotel is new.

Edited: 24 November 2013, 16:35
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8. Re: Shinjuku Station

Kadoya Hotel , single A 7560 single B 8400 (3-minute walk to Shinjuku Station)

Sunroute Plaza January winter special "Super Value Plan" 8800 single smoking room only

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9. Re: Shinjuku Station

If you're looking for a double room for 9000 yen per night I doubt you'll find anything in Shinjuku, especially since you want to be close to the station. You should consider another area or up your budget a bit.

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Best Western Astina is around £60 a night, 10 minutes walk from east exit in Kabukicho.

Decent breakfast aswell and right beside the Golden Gai if you want a late drink.