It's easy to find affordable accommodations in Japan and there is a tremendous variety of types of accommodations from Capsule hotels to traditional Ryokan.
After years of traveling in Japan my best best budget hotel stay so far has been at Hotel Dormy in Kanazawa. The location is fantastic and is about a block from the Kanazawa JR station which is accessed by the local JR lines and the new Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo.
The Hotel lobby is modern and had picture windows that look out into a green garden with a glass sculpture of a Japanese School girl seemingly day dreaming. The small hotel room was typical for a budget to mid priced hotel in Japan with a single bed, view of the city and tons of in room amenities like lounge ware, shaving items, and green tea.
What sets this hotel apart from the rest are the delicious noodles that are served for free after 9pm and a luxurious rooftop hot spring bath (onsen) It was the perfect place to bathe in the open night air and soothe my tired feet after a day of exploring the city. There are also laundry facilities and an entertainment room filled with manga and other books available to all guests.
The morning breakfast buffet was a pleasant surprise and affordable at 1200 Yen. The dishes included both western fare and Japan food with so much variety it was difficult to decided what to put on my plate. The taste was restaurant quality and very fresh.
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and gave me pointers for some of the best attractions circled on maps located at the entrance of the lobby. They also were able to hold my baggage after check out until I need to depart by train later in the day.
2-25 Horikawa Shinmachi,