Must Stay Hotel for Booklovers!
Nov 16 2015
A variety of books, in English and Japanese, fill the wall-to-wall bookshelves that can store as many as 3,000 books.
However, this is not a manga café.
Obviously, not a library nor a bookstore.
Here at "BOOK AND BED TOKYO," you can check guidebooks to make plans for the next day or get buried in a book from the shelf until you are ready to drift off to sleep.
"An accommodation bookshop"
This is the concept of BOOK AND BED, a newly-opened hostel just a minute walk from Ikebukuro station.
When someone say "B&B," you'd think it's "Bed and Breakfast" but here it means "Bed and Book" where you can enjoy reading to your heart's content.
Guests have a choice between "Book Shelf" - compartments behind the bookshelves or "Bunk" - capsule hotel-like sleeping spaces.
The former is recommended if you want to browse shelves, while the latter is perfect if you want to immerse yourself deep in a book all alone.
The room comes with a light, a plug, and a hanger.
You can take books to your room, or stay in the communal space and enjoy books over coffee on sofas.
There are shared toilet & bath. WiFi connection is free. Ask for rental towels and amenities for sale (toothbrush, shampoo etc.) at the reception. Rest assured staff speak English.
The accommodation rate is from 3,500 yen (for a COMPACT type room).
*Subject to change on Friday, Saturday and the day before public holidays
No cash accepted: have credit cards (either Visa, MasterCard, or SAISON) or IC cards (such as Suica/ Pasmo) on hand for payment.
The books read on the road are often more memorable than the ones read in our daily lives, aren't they?
If you are a booklover who takes books on your trip, try staying at BOOK AND BED TOKYO and enjoy travelling light.
Share you take books for your trips!