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2-17-1 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku 169-0073 Tokyo Prefecture
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#4 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Shinjuku
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Finding an ideal small hotel in Shinjuku does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Royal Hotel Shinokubo, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the small hotel.

Royal Hotel Shinokubo features 24 hour front desk and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable.

Nearby landmarks such as Shinjuku West Exit Camera Town (0.6 mi) and Hanazono Shrine (0.7 mi) make Royal Hotel Shinokubo a great place to stay when visiting Shinjuku.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the sushi restaurants, including Tsukiji Kiyomura Sushi-Zanmai Higashi Shinjuku-ten, Sushi Tokyo Ten, Shinjuku Newoman, and Numazuko, Shinjuku Honten, all of which are a short distance from Royal Hotel Shinokubo.

Best of all, Royal Hotel Shinokubo makes it easy to experience many great Shinjuku attractions like Waseda University Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Memorial Museum for Soldiers, Detainees in Siberia, and Postwar Repatriates, and Shinjuku Historical Museum, which are some popular history museums.

Royal Hotel Shinokubo puts the best of Shinjuku at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Soundproof rooms
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English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
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Geoffrey wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada66 contributions74 helpful votes
First time in Japan and the first hotel stay in the country! Location: Very convenient. It's only a 5-minute walk from two subway stations (Shin-Okubo and Okubo). Plus it's right behind a Don Quijote (you need to walk down the dark, shady-looking alley to the right of it with vending machines to find the entrance on the left) and there are plenty of 7-Eleven / Family Mart / Lawsons along the street. McDonald's and many other restaurants too. Shinjuku station is only about a 20-25 minute walk too. Can't complain here! Room: It's a huge room! Even by North American standards (coming from Toronto Canada). The bathroom is basically two different rooms, one with the toilet / sink, and the other has a jacuzzi with a separate stand-up shower spot. The bed was very firm, but found that to be the norm based on our other stays. The room size is definitely above average for Japan standards. Our room had several windows that looked out onto the street (read some reviews about boarded-up windows, but that wasn't our case). Cleanliness: Despite being a dated hotel, it was clean. No issues here. Service: Friendly but difficult to communicate due to the language barrier. We inquired about the Tsujiki market but they answered that they didn't know what it was... even after giving them examples of the fish/tuna auction. On rainy days, you can buy an umbrella for 500yen, but nearly all other hotels give them for free. Tid-bits: There's a flight of stairs you need to ascend before the lobby area. Not recommended if you have bad knees. Elevators are very small. Overall, a decent stay being the first time ever. Missed the size of the room in comparison to our other hotel stays but that's really it. I'd sacrifice the space for more modern facilities. Price was comparable to many other hotels in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Dwi K wrote a review Jun 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia4 contributions3 helpful votes
I've had been staying in the hotel twice, the price point is affordable for Japan price and the room is super big for Japanese standard! It is also located nicely, very near to train station and only one stop away from Shinjuku. Many shops are around and downstair is the well known discount shop Donquijote. However, the hotel lobby is at 2nd floor of the building and only stairs are available. Be prepared to bring up your luggage climbing up the stairs.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Luv2Travel wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia311 contributions108 helpful votes
The hotel is in a great location, just a couple of minutes walk from the station Shin-Okubo which is one stop from Shinjuku, very convenient if you have a JR rail pass. The room is of a decent size by Japanese standards, very clean, and has everything you need for a short stay. The decor is very dated and the whole place could do with a refurb, but this doesn't take away from the functionality of the hotel. Did not like the fact that you cannot see out of the windows, as it felt a little claustrophobic. Also there is a large set of steps from the street to the reception, worth noting if you have a lot of luggage. Overall a good stay.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Steph C wrote a review Apr 2019
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The Royal Hotel Shinokubo is one stop from Shinjuku station, and 2 minutes walk from Shin-Okubo station. The rooms are small, but perfectly formed (like most of Japan). Yes, the décor is dated and could use a revamp, but the hotel was spotlessly clean throughout. Slippers and robes were provided which was a nice touch, and the shower in the wet room was powerful – didn’t use the bath but it was massive! My only gripes would be that we were unable to open the window, and some fresh air was desperately needed in the room. The towels were very small and thin and needed replacing. Room 408 is also right by the fire escape door which bangs so loudly that it shook the wall by the bed. Staff are very helpful and polite. The neighbourhood is great fun, and completely buzzing at the weekend. Saint Marcs was great for breakfast. Would 100% stay again!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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oohl wrote a review Mar 2019
Adelaide, Australia218 contributions97 helpful votes
I loved the bathroom we had... you could almost square dance in it and there were both separate large bathtub and shower within the same. Great shower, comfy bed. Clean! The desk staff were very helpful. We liked the neighbourhood- it had a little more patina and character than many of the other sleek and tidy areas we visited... good access to rail transportation...there is a JR metro station within short walking distance. · The double bed was in a tight alcove so you could only climb into it from the foot end. And the lobby was on the second floor with no lift. However, there is a button at ground level if you need help getting luggage up the stairs. These issues were exacerbated by my arthritis and knee surgeries... a fit person would have no problem!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Melbmeg1 wrote a review Jan 2019
Melbourne, Australia1125 contributions54 helpful votes
If you have an open mind, I think you'll really enjoy this hotel. It's a bit quirky - and the lifts were a bit smelly - but the space is very generous for Tokyo and the room rates are low for a great location that's a short walk to two stations, one of which is one stop from Shinjuku on the convenient Yamanote line. There are loads of convenience stores and cheap restaurants nearby, and we enjoyed exploring the Korean beauty shops in the area. The bathroom is huge and you have your own very powerful reverse cycle AC. On the downside, most windows are obscure glass you can't see through, and the beds are firmer than I like them (although that's normal in Japan). The dated decor didn't bother us at all - in fact we quite liked it. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel for anyone on a budget who isn't too fussy.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I think the end rooms have more space and more windows. We had 504 and it was lovely.
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Karen_Ctravel wrote a review Jan 2019
Manama, Bahrain243 contributions39 helpful votes
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Pros: I liked the location, hotel was located behind Don Quijote which was mostly where we spent shopping (tax free). There were so many restaurants and convenient stores around the area as well as it was accessible to two subway stations. The hotel was incredibly spacious as we booked the room with 3 single beds and an extra bed. It had two wide windows with natural light to pass through and a separate toilet& bath which on its own was quite spacious as well. The rooms were cleaned daily and they had a laundry right on the 2nd floor. The building itself is dated so the decor sticks to its genre although its very well maintained. Cons: The fact that you had to carry your luggages from the ground/ first floor to the lobby. The two lifts were small (3-4 people) and they did not have a restaurant for breakfast. They did give you a discount for breakfast on another hotel right opposite Hotel Shinokubo Also everytime you had to leave the hotel, the room keys had to be left back at the reception.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: pretty sure all rooms have a generous amount of space and is cleaned properly
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Tripitaka wrote a review Jan 2019
Brisbane, Australia58 contributions4 helpful votes
Huge spacious room! We're a family of 4 and there was plenty of room for 4 beds, 4 suitcases all open at the same time, backpacks and still room to walk around. Huge bathroom. The decor is dated but it really isn't an issue when you are getting such a huge comfortable room. The beds are firm but comfortable. Super convenient location, right above a Don Quijote store which has everything from supermarket type food to souvenirs, clothes and even bikes! The hotel is in Korea Town and there are heaps of restaurants and shops all around. There is also 7-eleven and Family Mart stores nearby. Everything you could possibly need is so close! There are 2 train stations also very close, 1 on the Chuo like and 1 on the Yamanote line (Shinjuku is the next stop). The staff were wonderful, always friendly and helpful. There are 2 washing machines and 2 dryers that cost 100 yen each cycle. The washing machines are good but the dryers take sometimes 2 cycles. Overall, great value and we'd definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sharonlovespdx wrote a review Jan 2019
Portland, Oregon19 contributions6 helpful votes
It's all about expectations. Rooms a bit dated, but we actually liked this. Rooms were so spacious compared to anywhere else we stayed in Japan, especially Tokyo! Great location, train and subway stations within a couple minutes walk, so easy to get anywhere. Super friendly and helpful staff. We actually wanted to stay again on our way back through Tokyo at the end of our trip to Japan, but they were full. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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LucWise wrote a review Dec 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania599 contributions109 helpful votes
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What a great hidden gem! The room was very clean but super basic. This is not luxury accommodation by any means but if you’re looking for something inexpensive, clean, big rooms and a great location this is the place for you. It’s in a local but safe neighborhood and is very close to two train stations. We were able to explore Tokyo easily from this location and saved a ton of money by staying here. Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$39 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Hotel Shinokubo
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Hotel Shinokubo?
Nearby attractions include Shin Okubo Korean Town (0.2 km), Kaichu Inari Shrine (0.1 km), and Bar Big Time (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Hotel Shinokubo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Hotel Shinokubo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Hotel Shinokubo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kurumu, Sampa, Delica Ondoru, and Vietnamchan.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Hotel Shinokubo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Hotel Shinokubo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tokyo Central Railway Station (6.4 km), Nezu Shrine (6.0 km), and Sengaku-ji Temple (7.9 km).