5 COOLEST Party Hostels in Tokyo

5 COOLEST Party Hostels in Tokyo – Taking Neon Shots With Pikachu

Get ready to venture beyond the serene temples and high-tech wonders, because Tokyo’s after-hours scene is as lively as a Pikachu on caffeine (you get the point). 

We’re diving into the quirkiest party hostels that’ll have you trading your chopsticks for dance moves. From themed bars that’ll make you question the reality to dance floors that could rival Shibuya Crossing’s chaos, Tokyo’s nightlife is an adventure waiting to be unwrapped. 

Here are the best party hostels in Tokyo.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Tokyo.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Your shortcut:

  1. Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
  2. Hostel Bedgasm
  3. Hostel DEN
  4. Wise Owl Hostel Shibuya
  5. UNPLAN Shinjuku

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. You can even filter specifically for Party hostels on Hostelz.com.

Wise Owl Hostels Shibuya

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

If you’re traveling around Japan, we also have a huge guide on all of the best hostels in Japan.

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Quick Introduction to Tokyo

The average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Tokyo is 35€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Most Popular Nightlife Areas in Tokyo:

  • Shibuya Crossing Fiesta: Join the organized chaos at the Shibuya Crossing – it’s like a party in pedestrian traffic. The surrounding area is full of vibrant bars and clubs for an electrifying night out.
  • Golden Gai Gathering: Venture into the alleyways of Golden Gai in Shinjuku, where tiny bars create an intimate atmosphere perfect for mingling with fellow travelers and locals.
  • Roppongi Revelry: Roppongi is famous for its international crowd and lively nightlife. Dive into themed clubs, enjoy live music, and make friends from all over the world.

Best Bar Areas in Tokyo:

  • Shibuya: The heart of Tokyo’s nightlife scene, offering an array of bars to suit every taste – from quirky themed spots to laid-back lounges.
  • Shinjuku: Beyond Golden Gai, Shinjuku boasts skyscraper rooftop bars with stunning views and sake bars for a taste of Japan’s traditional drink.
  • Harajuku and Shimokitazawa: These hip neighborhoods offer a more alternative scene with artsy bars, vintage shops, and live music venues.

Specific Tokyo Nightlife Safety and Tips:

  • Cash is King: While credit cards are widely accepted, some smaller bars and clubs prefer cash. Keep some yen handy for cover charges and smaller establishments.
  • Train Timing: Tokyo’s trains stop around midnight. Plan your night accordingly to avoid being stranded far from your accommodation.
  • Transport Back-Up: Have the address of your accommodation in Japanese to show taxi drivers if you’re lost. Alternatively, use a navigation app to guide you back.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Tokyo are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Tokyo for partying:

  1. Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
  2. Hostel Bedgasm
  3. Hostel DEN
  4. Wise Owl Hostel Shibuya
  5. UNPLAN Shinjuku

These are our favorite hostels in Tokyo to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Tokyo (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Wise Owl Hostel Shibuya
🎒 for Backpacker:Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
👯 For Groups:UNPLAN Shinjuku
👫 For Socializing:Hostel Bedgasm
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Hostel DEN
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel:UNPLAN Shinjuku

1. Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge is the ultimate go-to spot for those seeking the perfect blend of wild nights and cozy accommodation. Get your taste buds ready for mouth-watering delicacies paired with ice-cold brews on tap (and beers).

Nui Hostel’s lounge is the ultimate hub for forging new friendships with fellow globetrotters and even local Tokyoites.

With a convenient location just a short subway ride away from downtown Tokyo, you get the best of both worlds – the electrifying chaos of the city and the tranquility of Japanese suburban life. 

Whether you want to unwind in their serene 6th-floor common area or dive headfirst into the buzzing party scene, they’ve got you covered – no need to sacrifice a good night’s sleep for evening entertainment.

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Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Cafe & bar lounge
  • Common area on the 6th floor for undisturbed downtime.
  • Shared kitchen on-site.

Location: Located in the Asakusa Area. Easy access from Narita and Haneda airports without train changes. Close to Kuramae Subway Station on Asakusa line and Toei Oedo line (2-minute walk).

Nearby attractions include Edo Tokyo Museum (9-minute subway ride), Sensoji Temple (15-minute stroll), and Tokyo Sky Tree Tower (15-minute subway ride). Surrounding area features delicious restaurants, furniture shops, stationery shops, and Japanese izakayas (bars).

Our favorite hostel in Tokyo for

  • Backpackers
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Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge Bar

Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge Dorms

2. Hostel Bedgasm

Welcome to the Hostel Bedgasm and get ready for an epic party like no other.

This legendary spot is the ultimate destination for socializing in Tokyo. With a team of experienced staff from all around the world, they’ve created the craziest and most cozy hostel in town. 

Picture yourself in a spacious and comfy room that will give you a true bedgasm! Trust me, you won’t find cleaner beds anywhere else.

And let’s not forget about the bar: they have a killer deal with buy one, get one free drinks every night – which is why we feel the need to remind you to drink responsibly.

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Hostel bedgasm Bar

Facilities & Amenities:

  • On-site bar that offers a free drink every night.
  • Rooftop terrace and lounges for relaxation.
  • Shared kitchen available.
  • Concierge service available.

Location: Situated between Asakusa and Ueno areas, popular neighborhoods to visit in Tokyo. Close to Ichiyo Memorial Museum, Akiba Shrine, and Kinryu Park. Plenty of other bars and restaurants in the vicinity.

This Tokyo hostel is great for:

  • Social butterflies
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Hostel bedgasm Lounge Hostel bedgasm Dorms

3. Hostel DEN

Hostel DEN, located in the heart of Tokyo, is not your average accommodation. Step inside this former office building turned modern hostel, and you’ll immediately feel the awesome and welcoming atmosphere.

With a quirky touch of traditional Japan, DEN is adorned with captivating Japanese color schemes and artwork. The 1st floor lounge area boasts the cozy charm of tatami (bamboo mats).

This hostel is a sort of social hub where travelers from all over the world come together to create unforgettable memories. 

While the hostel isn’t a crazy party hostel, it’s quite social, which is why we’re recommending it. 

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Hostel DEN

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Common Lounge
  • Prayer room available for guests.
  • Shared Kitchen

Location: 19-minute walk from Marunouchi Building. Easy access to convenience stores and food establishments.

One of the best party hostels in Tokyo for:

  • Female solo travelers
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Hostel DEN Rooftop Hostel DEN Dorm

4. Wise Owl Hostel Shibuya

Wise Owl Hostel Shibuya in Tokyo welcomes night owls and party animals from all over the world! With a prime location in the heart of the city’s entertainment district, you’ll have your pick of the best bars, clubs, and live houses. 

And if you’re not in the mood to venture out, Wise Owl brings the party to you with their onsite bar. 

With a unique concept that emphasizes good sleep over mediocre sleep, you’ll be ready to take on the night ahead (knowing that a good bed awaits you in the morning when you come back to the hostel).

The Eurasian Eagle Owl, MEGU, at the front desk, will welcome you and guide you to your next great adventure.

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Wise Owl Hostels Shibuya Lounge

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Onsite bar
  • Shared mini-kitchen with microwave and refrigerator.
  • Convenience store within a minute’s walk.

Location: Located in Meguro District, Tokyo. 10-minute walk to both Shinsen Station and Ikejiri-ohashi Stations. 15-minute walk to Shibuya Station. Close proximity to bars, clubs, and live houses in the entertainment district.

One of the best hostels for:

  • Solo travelers
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Wise Owl Hostels Shibuya Dorms Wise Owl Hostels Shibuya

5. UNPLAN Shinjuku

Located in the beating heart of Shinjuku, UNPLAN Shinjuku invites you to immerse yourself in the buzzing atmosphere of Tokyo. 

With its perfect blend of metropolis charm and cultural fusion, Shinjuku is an urban playground like no other. As for the hostel itself, it’s incredibly social and fun. We’re recommending this one, especially for its unbeatable location. As you can probably tell, ”party hostels Tokyo” don’t really fall into the crazy party category you might have expected, but the scene is slowly evolving.

Book UNPLAN Shinjuku here

Check prices at:
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UNPLAN Shinjuku Bar

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Shared lounge and common areas for socializing.
  • Shared kitchen facilities.
  • On-site bar
  • Continental breakfast provided.

Location: Situated in the center of Tokyo. A 5-minute walk from Taiso-ji Temple. Near Saikoan Shrine, Full Gospel Tokyo Church, and Takatsukisan Chozenji Temple.

Great for:

  • Couples
  • Groups
Book UNPLAN Shinjuku here

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UNPLAN Shinjuku Roof UNPLAN Shinjuku Dorms

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Tokyo

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

What about the cheapest hostels in Tokyo?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Tokyo.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Tokyo
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Tokyo best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Tokyo put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Tokyo, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Tokyo”.

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Tokyo. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities:

  • Karaoke Marathons: Embrace your inner rock star and take part in epic karaoke sessions. Many places offer private rooms for your group to belt out your favorite tunes.
  • Izakaya Hopping: Join the locals in izakayas – traditional Japanese pubs – for great food, drinks, and a chance to strike up conversations with friendly Japanese patrons.
  • Tokyo Pub Crawls: Join one of the city’s legendary pub crawls to hit multiple hotspots, meet fellow travelers, and dance the night away.

Happy Hour:

  • Hub Pub Chain: The “Hub” chain of pubs offers excellent happy hour deals, making it a backpacker favorite. Sip on reasonably priced drinks before the night unfolds.
  • Izakaya Deals: Many izakayas have happy hour menus with discounted drinks and snacks. It’s a great way to experience local nightlife without emptying your wallet.

What to Drink in Tokyo:

  • Sake Exploration: Don’t leave Tokyo without trying sake – explore its various types and flavors. Sake bars offer tasting flights for an authentic experience.
  • Highball Heaven: Highballs (whiskey with soda water) is a trendy and refreshing choice. Experiment with different Japanese whiskeys and mixers.
  • Japanese Craft Beer: Tokyo has a growing craft beer scene. Visit craft beer bars to savor unique flavors and support local breweries.

FAQ

More questions left? No worries, we are here for you.

What are the best party hostels in Tokyo?

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com 😉

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels to you. Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld.

What are the best areas to stay in for Tokyo Nighlitfe?

The best areas for Tokyo nightlife are Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi, and Ginza. Shinjuku boasts a vibrant nightlife scene with bars, clubs, and entertainment options. Shibuya is known for its trendy clubs and bustling streets.
Roppongi offers upscale bars and international nightlife. Ginza features classy cocktail lounges and upscale bars for a more sophisticated night out.

Is Shibuya or Shinjuku better for nightlife?

Shibuya and Shinjuku both offer vibrant nightlife scenes, but Shinjuku is often considered better for a more diverse range of options, including bars, clubs, and entertainment, making it a popular choice for nightlife enthusiasts.

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Tokyo for nightlife and party. We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

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