Located on the seventh floor of the building, the hotel is crammed between a yakiniku grilled meat restaurant on the sixth floor and a Chinese restaurant on the eighth, so guests won’t have to go far to grab a bite to eat before bunking up for the night!
After arriving on the seventh floor, visitors are greeted with warm wooden tones, perfect for creating a relaxed, sleepy-time atmosphere. Once you ring the bell on the counter, a staff member slides open the bottom panel to assist you with check-in and hands over a floor map, your bunk number and a code for the security lock on the entrance door to your right.
Opening the door brings you into a warm, dimly-lit space that completely makes you forget you’re in the middle of a busy city. Is it a library? Or a bookstore? Either way, it looks nothing like a place where you’d normally spend the night.
There are 12 of these bookshelf sleeping compartments available for single occupants, and they come in two sizes: the Compact, which measures 205 x 85 centimeters (6’7″ x 2’7″), and the slightly larger Standard, which is slightly wider at 205 x 129 centimeters.
The toilets are located in the hallway, with the bathroom and shower at the end of the hall. There’s even a space for tea and coffee making, and a couple of grill ovens for heating up any ready-made snacks you might have picked up from one of the many local convenience stores.
In addition to the coveted bookshelf sleeping compartments, there are also 18 capsule-style bunks on the other side of the bathroom hallway. It might not be as luxurious as sleeping in a bookshelf, but it’s still pretty cool, and surprisingly snug!
To check out a short video of the sleeping quarters and the facilities, take a look at the clip above.
Book and Bed Tokyo is booked out for the next few weeks, so if you’d like to plan a stay in the future, be sure to check out the online reservation page. Reservations are essential and require advance payment by credit card, which makes for a smooth and easy check-in upon arrival.