The 5 Best Capsule Hotels in Shibuya

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Osaka Hub Writer29 March 2019

Anyone who’s seen footage of the infamous “Shibuya scramble” – the largest pedestrian crossing in the world – knows this Tokyo district can get crowded. The only way to fit so many people in one place is to get creative with space, especially when it comes to accommodation. Check out these five compact, comfortable capsule hotels in Shibuya, where this lesson hasn’t just been learned but perfected.

The Millennials Shibuya

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The Millenials Shibuya is an innovative capsule concept combining the community vibe of a hostel with the private feel of a traditional capsule hotel. This brand new hotel is chic and clean. Every facet of the design is artistic and visually appealing. Only a three-minute walk from the Shibuya Crossing, this property is extremely convenient as well.

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almond hostel & cafe Shibuya

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Almond hostel & cafe Shibuya
Almond hostel & cafe Shibuya is a hipster paradise | Courtesy of Almond hostel & cafe Shibuya/Hotels.com

Almond hostel & cafe is an adorable fusion capsule hotel and hostel just minutes from Yoyogi Park in Shibuya. Bright, spacious and homey, this is the most welcoming capsule hotel there is. Its hipster vibe is evident in the display bicycles, the medley of vintage furniture and spread of coffee beans and appliances. In addition to the cozy, cubby-like capsules, the hostel also has a bar and lounge. The multilingual staff members are happy to help you orient yourself in the city.

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  • do-c Ebisu

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    This sleek but simple capsule hotel is focused on two things: sleep and sauna. Do-c Ebisu offers capsules segregated by gender, and bathing areas equipped with scented mists and toiletries. English guides are provided for guests to better understand the system, though some of the staff speak the language as well. It’s located only a couple of minutes from Ebisu Station; guests can easily hop on a train to the main Shibuya sightseeing areas from there.

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    NADESHIKO HOTEL SHIBUYA

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    Nadeshiko
    The large communal baths at Nadeshiko are styled to resemble traditional Japanese onsen | © Nadeshiko Hotel / Hotels.com

    Nadeshiko Hotel is a traditionally styled women-only capsule hotel. The air-conditioned capsules are spacious and have outlets for maximum convenience. The hotel has a bar, tatami common room and a gorgeous shared bath complete with Japanese art and accents. Everything – from the staff, to the amenities, to the powder rooms – caters to creating a relaxing atmosphere. Nadeshiko is located about ten minutes from Shibuya Station.

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    commun SHIBUYA

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    The sizable capsules at commun Shibuya come equipped with televisions | Courtesy of commun Shibuya/Expedia

    This men-only capsule hotel is modern, colourful and practical. Checking in and out is easy at the 24-hour front desk, where the staff all speak great English. Inside the capsules are large, comfy mattresses, televisions and charging stations. Luggage lockups are provided for those with baggage too large to fit into their capsules. Commun SHIBUYA is located only a short walk from Shibuya Station.

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    These recommendations were updated on March 29, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.