Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel is set in a residential area of the old downtown region of Tokyo, giving guests an authentic feel of living in Tokyo. With easy access from both international airports and the main attractions, it makes for the ideal city getaway.

The friendly, helpful staff will make you feel welcome and you can enjoy this cosy Japanese-style hostel complete with 'tatami' rooms. After you have used the facilities, including internet access and TV room, it’s time to start exploring the sights.

Akihabara Electric Town, Asakusa temple and Ryougoku Sumo Hall are within walking distance, and from the nearest station you can get to places like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo Disney Resort and Kamakura. You can even organise a one day trip to Nikko, Hakone or Mount Fuji area and if you arrive in late July don’t forget to watch the fantastic Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Relaxing
  • Shopping

Green rating



Not really a backpacking hostel, more a business person dormitory, lacking in usual trip planning resources. Staff, while friendly, not English-language proficient.


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Thu 04 Feb 2016

Located in a residential area, slightly hard to find (especially intoxicated) this place is cash only and has no extensive kitchen. That being said very close to fantastic food and little bars, close to great areas in the city and no curfew.


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Mon 01 Feb 2016

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Eat at Sukiya and other restaurants on the street, not at the hostel.

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Dong Hoon,

Mon 06 Jul 2015

Nightlife & entertainment tip

There is Curfew, but you can ask for the password for the door. Technically, you can stay out all night if you wish.

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Dong Hoon,

Mon 06 Jul 2015