- I stayed at Manga Art Hotel, Tokyo, a hostel in Chiyoda area, Tokyo. One night cost me RM 134.10 (USD$31)
- The accommodation was surrounded by Manga books.
- The hostel was separated by gender, and the hostel looked like you are in the library.
I’m a digital nomad living in Tokyo and I paid RM 134.10 for one-night stay at a Manga-themed hostel.
As a freelance journalist and travel writer, I frequently travel for work and often stay at hostels or capsule hotels, also known as pod hotels, to save money on lodging.
I recently stayed at Manga Art Hotel in Chiyoda, Tokyo, where I paid just $31 for a one-night stay. While I did have to sacrifice some of the comforts of a traditional hostel, the Manga Art Hotel was conveniently located 280 meters from Ogawamachi metro station, approximately 5 minutes by foot.
The Manga Art Hotel in Tokyo is a great option for travelers looking for a budget-friendly, yet comfortable place to stay in the city. The location of the Manga Art Hotel is also very convenient. It is located in the heart of Tokyo and is a 3-minute walk from Kotoku Inari Shrine, and a few steps from Bellesalle Kanda. The hotel is also just 280 meters from Ogawamachi metro station, making it easy to get around the city.
The capsule hotel’s name, Manga Art Hotel, is fitting as it is not only a place to sleep, but also a place to immerse oneself in the culture of manga. Guests are able to pick the manga books in the collection and read them in their capsule, free of charge.
Manga Art Hotel
The Manga Art Hotel is a 1-star hostel that has air-conditioned rooms with a shared bathroom and free WiFi. It is a concept-based capsule hotel that is themed around manga and features a collection of over 5,000 manga books. Some titles include Ippo, Akira, Bleach and Slam Dunk.
It is a contactless check-in from 4pm onward. When you got to 4th floor, there is a tablet for you to call through Skype to check in, and they could converse in English. You could see the floor filled with small, cuboidal sleeping bunker that were originally designed to mimic the look and feel of a library. While Manga is very popular among the locals, this hostel takes it to the next level for travelers who are into Manga.
The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. They were able to provide me with information about the local area and were happy to answer any questions I had about the hotel.
Despite the small size, the capsules are surprisingly comfortable and provide a sense of privacy. As the experience of sleeping feels like being in a library, the possibility of having a peaceful and comfortable rest is high.
Overall, the Manga Art Hotel is a great option for travelers looking for a budget-friendly, yet comfortable place to stay in Tokyo. The unique concept of the hotel, combined with its convenient location and friendly staff, make it a great choice for those looking to save money on lodging while still enjoying the city. It is especially appealing for travelers who are into Manga culture and want to immerse themselves in it during their stay.