Japan, Tokyo – Nest Hotel Tokyo Hanzomon

Reasonable priced accommodation in Tokyo was hard to find as we didn’t want to be too far out of the centre as we only had three days to explore Tokyo. So we bit the bullet (and the budget) and booked at Nest Hotel Tokyo Hanzomon on hotels.com.

As Logan is the major accommodation booker this was his first real fail, he booked us a ‘twin room’ and after 15 months on the road he had a mind blank and thought ‘two twin beds’ was two beds for twins, ie for four people. But no, we walked into our room and our mouths dropped, not only was it incredibly tiny (even for just two people), but there were just two single beds. We quickly double checked the booking but no, we were in the right room and we were paying how much?!?!

Thankfully the beds were probably closer to king singles and the linen was quite large so we pushed the two beds together and three of us slept there with one duvet while Lincoln kindly offered to  sleep on the floor using the other duvet as a mattress and blanket in one.The bathroom was also very tiny but everything was clean and modern and we had the customary Japanese toilet with numerous buttons and features and of course, seat warmer. The Wi-Fi was good, we had a small refrigerator and air conditioning unit.

Breakfast was included but all it was was an array of speciality breads, some were very tasty and there were toasters but there wasn’t even butter or a spread to have on them. 

We did have a great location near a Subway station (Hanzomon) but as we stayed a Saturday night our average nightly rate was crazy. The Saturday night alone for this tiny room was $389.27 NZD (before taxes)!! Sunday and Monday nights were $161.28 NZD and the Tuesday night was $200.20. 

Distance to:

  • Convenience Store – 100m
  • Hanzomon Subway Station – 200m

We used the underground subway to easily get around the city.

Price = $246.25 NZD per night (included taxes and minimal breakfast)