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Osaka is the second-largest city in Japan with over 17 million people, and is divided to 24 "wards", of which the most notable ones are Kita, the new city center, and Minami, which is the traditional and cultural center of the city.
Many things are very different from other places in Japan, English language is scarce if not nonexistent, and the people are really distinguishable from other places in Japan.
The Kansai airport is a common entry to the city and Osaka is also served by a bus network and the famous Shinkansen (the bullet train). Public transport is as it is in most places in Japan: fast, efficient, reliable and crowded.
Hostels in Osaka are abundant and vary greatly in quality, convenience of location, and hospitality. Be prepared to the fact that many of the Osaka hostel owners will not be able to speak any English.
Examples of activities in Osaka include Kaiyukan (a massive aquarium), Sumo Grand Tournament (held in March), and Spa World (open 24 hours). Activities in Osaka tend to be fairly expensive, but still less than you would pay in Tokyo.
Eating at local restaurants is part of the experience of being Osaka. There are plenty of delicious local dishes to try out, such as Battera (block sushi) and Tacoyaki (dumplings with octopus). Eating out in Osaka is also pretty pricey, but it is definitely worth it to get out there and sample the local foods.
Although Osaka is considered dangerous by Japan standards, it's still a very safe travel destination, as are most places in Japan.
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"Hotel Chuo is a large, impersonal hotel and hostel in a very bland neighbourhood of Osaka. It would be a good choice for a few nights if your main concern is saving money. However, if you're willing to spend a little more money, there are much better options. The Location The hostel is located a short walk away from a subway station, and thus it is easily and cheaply accessible from the airport and main train station. There are a few...
"… are enthusiastic this area soon to come back on your next trip again. Location of Mikado is not only good for local interests, but also good for other famous places outside Osaka. If you want to touch the heart of Japan and Japanese culture, both Kyoto and Nara are the best places to go and those two historically famous ancient cities are near by Osaka by 40mins ride on train. We are the hub of local commute only 5 mins walk...
Osaka Shiritsu Nagai Youth Hostel
"Osaka Municipal Nagai YH was opened in 1970 when the international expostion '70 was held in Osaka. In 1996 this YH was re-opened as part of the main stadium for the National Sports Competition '97 in Osaka." … "… Note that our hostel is located within the Nagai Stadium. You need to walk toward the north-west side, backstand of the stadium to find the entrance. We also mention that our reception is on the third floor. This is...
HI - Osaka - Osaka International YH Hostel
"… some seminar rooms, gymnasium, and BBQ area abutting on the youth hostel. Osaka International Youth Hostel is in a big park, named Hamadera Park. In the park, there are a lot of pinewoods and a canal is running beside the park. Our youth hostel is surrounded by nature even though Osaka is the second largest city in Japan and our guests can spend their own leisure time freely and easily around our youth hostel. *We provide our...
J-Hoppers Osaka Guesthouse
"J-Hoppers Osaka Guesthouse is part of a small Japanese chain of hostels; they are small welcoming hostels, each with its own look and feel. This particular one has a good atmosphere and is well located. It is a fairly quiet hostel, but not antisocial. The Location It is located on a busy street of Osaka, a short walk away from a subway station. There is a convenience store very nearby, as well as several restaurants. It is easily...
Tsurumibashi Downtown Hostel
"… into guesthouses, we are able to preserve an architectural charm otherwise extinct in large Japanese cities, share this traditional charm with travelers of all backgrounds, and provide short stay and long term accommodations with travel support for people who otherwise might not have been able to afford a trip to Japan. We have private and shared rooms sporting traditional tatami mat floors and old style wood working. Private rooms...
Guest House ODORI
"… in our 70-year-old guesthouse. Once you get off at Bishoen station, you will set foot in 'Shitamachi', which is the old town having a friendly atmosphere. You'll find Osakan-style small Okonomiyaki or kushi-katsu stands there.... In the corner of that area, we are going to renovate an old Japanese house and make a guesthouse♪ It is the genuine, traditional house. You can enjoy a huge Japanese garden and also 'Engawa', a...
Osaka GuestHouse KOMA
"… during your stay in Osaka! Osakas fantastic nightlife is right on your doorstep at Osaka KOMA with the wonderful cuisine of Doutobori and the never ending nightlife of Shinsaibashi just a 10 minute walk away. We cant wait to see you soon! - Check in Time 15:00 - Check out Time 11:00 - Open hours 9:00 - 22:00 - Free access to our computer - 24hr - Free Wi-Fi - NO curfew - Washing machine - Fully equiped...
Hostel 64 Osaka
"Hostel 64 Osaka is an excellent hostel choice, whether for a few nights or a longer stay. It is one of the highest quality hotels we have ever stayed in. The Location The hostel is conveniently located a short walk away from a subway station. The subway lines are connected to the train that goes to the airport, making it cheaply and easily reachable from the airport or the main train station. While it is not far from the subway station,...
"… Japanese ,Thai, Korean,Macdonalds etc...) But it is very quiet around here as it doesn't face a large street. The bonsai guesthouse is a hostel where it can enjoy the bonsai as shown in the name. Please spend the mind harmony time to stay by the space that can feel the bonsai that represents the Japanese culture familiar. +++++ Guest room +++++++ Air conditioner is installed in each room. We have a mixed dorm,...
"Lovely Guesthouse in Osaka - Guesthouse CaminoRo is located just North of the Umeda area of Osaka, a 7 minute walk to the Hankyu line and a 15 minute walk to the Higashi-Mikuni station on the Osaka Subway. Just being out of town was nice, as it was a cute local neighborhood away from the occasionally grotty touristy areas of Osaka. The room was a little small, but we made do. The family that runs the guesthouse was ADORABLE. They have a...
Imazato Guest House
"… in price. You can eat at 7:30am to 10:30am. 2nd floor - dormitory with 10 semi-double beds, a restroom, free space 3rd floor - loft with open terrace Just 20 min away to the main part of Osaka City, Osaka Castle, and Osaka Station! Delicious Japanese style Teppanyaki restaurant and Japanese style tapas restaurant close by. A few grocery stores near. Quiet and safe neighbor hood but convenient. From Kansai International...
"… the balcony! Free internet(Hi speed Wi-Fi) is available inside the whole house! Smoking is not allowed inside the building though you can smoke on the balcony and outside of the house. Visitors are welcome at Japanese common lounge and the kitchen. Surroundings Only 5 mins on foot from Tennoji station which is one of the main terminal in Osaka！！ Easy access to Umeda and Namba on Midosuji line without transfer. There are lets...
IM Guest House
"… : 15min！ Tennoji : 3min! Kyoto, Nara, Kobe : 50min！ Kansai airport, Itami airport : 60min！ Also the place where IMGH located is very traditional Osaka town, called Shitamachi, so there are many Osaka culture around IMGH. For example, there are four public bath!! Have you been to the public bath before?! It is a big challenge for you but also it is going to be a great memory in your trip! Other sight seeing spot There are many more...
"… Osaka. Please relax peacefully. The Sakai guest house almost becomes the living room of the sharing a room-style according to the man and woman called 'the dormitory'. Unlike a hotel and a hotel, it is the hotel of self-service, the room without meals. At the closing time, I am not advantageous. There is one common use PC. The wireless LAN is available, too. ･･･・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ CHECK IN POLICY ･･･・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・...
Osaka Hana Hostel
"Good hostel - Good location, friendly staff, clean. Good hostel." … "… washing powder, 2in1 shampoo, body soap Deluxe Dorm: Equipped with a quite large sized loft bed. Each bed has a personal bed light, plug outlet and curtain. Private Rooms: Most of our private rooms are traditional JPN style. We have various private rooms such as twin/double/triple/quad ensuite and double/triple/quad private with shared bathroom....
Hostel Base Point Osaka
"… indeed Japan. The hostel itself is located just off the main street, so we promise a peaceful, safe and comfortable stay whilst in Osaka! Situated close to Namba Station you will find well known department stores such as Takashimaya and Daimaru as well as shopping centres such as Namba Parks and Marui. Only 5 minutes walk will take you to Doutonbori. Just around the corner you will find Houzenji Temple which is famous...
Peace House Sachi
"DO NOT GO TO THIS HOSTEL -- HORIBBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE - These pictures are NOT of the hostel. The hostel grubby and dirty and is in the red light district and I felt very unsafe, the place stinks of cooking oil, it is dirty and the only thing separating the shower stall from the rest of the building is a shower curtain. I arrived flustered after getting lost following the terrible directions on the website and paid without asking to see...
B&S Eco Cube Shinsaibashi
"… is the key word for majority of travelers in B&S Eco Cube Shinsaibashi. Especially, the reasonal price of the hostel is a very important word for backpackers. Additionally, safe , of course , this word is deadly important for all of you. The second floor is designed for female with 35 capsules. In order to make your stay more enjoyable, we have PC and printers at our lounge. For mid night check in or very early in the...
Tani9 Backpackers Osaka
"Small and friendly - Great location close to subway, friendly helpful owner. Small only 3 rooms, but very very clean, my shower at home is not clean as these were. Fantastic place couldn't recommend it more highly!!" … "Yeah I really enjoyed our stay at Tani9, a very convenient place next to the pulse of Osaka nightlife. The rooms are small, cosy and the kindness of the employees was most impressive. Dont miss the joy of an instant...
Shin-Osaka Tomato Guest House
"… along a big river. you can get to city centre easily. Cozy, comfy rooms at an ideal rates! There are both dorm rooms and private rooms. From JR Shin-osaka Station, Nishinakajima MInamikata station is one stop away by subway. You can get to Yodo river only 5min,and turn right (west). then walk only 5 min you can see our hostel on the right side. Our Guest house is completely non-smoking. A convenience store is 3min walk from our...
"… Bed is equipped with a security locker, shelf, bed lamp, power suply, mirror. Double room--> 1 double size bed in the Japanese-style room. 6 square meters. Twin room--> 2 single beds in the Japanese-style room. 10 square meters. Triple room---> 3 single beds in the Japanese-style room. 12 square meters. Family room---> 4 single beds in the Japanese-style room. 16 square meters. **Please Note** Mixed dormitory room :...
"… exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. All the necessary facilities, including newspapers, shared kitchen, smoking area, shared lounge/TV area, Wi-Fi in public areas, are at hand. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take...
Central Osaka Hostel
"A nice little hostel - This hostel has an great central location near to a subway and Dotonbori. Oliver and his wife are excellent hosts. The dorm is pretty cramped but I guess that is standard in Japan." … "Aggresive owner/partner, was kicked out the first day - it was my first trip to Japan. I've booked Central Osaka Hostel 7days before my flight in 6prs room. When I arrived, it wasn't a hostel -- it was a private apartment with...
Travellers House Osaka
"… and the toilets are shared. A fully equipped kitchen and a dining room with a TV and DVDs are also at the disposal of our guests, for them to share enjoyable moments talking about their experiences of the craziest town of Japan. Facility & Services # Common use bathrooms and toilets # Free Wi-Fi # Air-Conditioning/heater # Check-in from 15:00 to 22:00 # Check-out until 12:00 # Luggage Storage and safety deposit #...
Drumer's Dream Guest House Osaka
"… city, a small hostel. He met a lot of people there and talked over their dreams every night. ‘I maybe like chatting with people like this more. Playing drums is also a big fun though. After finishing his long journey, he started making his own hostel to welcome other travellers. The site is located at the northern edge of Sakai city, where old craftsmen still reside. A small town house was eventually renovated into a...
Drop Inn Osaka
"… floor has a delicious Ramen restaurant to satisfy your cravings as well. Our staff are all speakers of multiple languages are will be happy to help you withy our trip planning in Japan. Weekly events in our spacious lounge can accomodate up to 65 people so you will have just as much fun inside the guesthouse as outside! Come learn about Japan and feel the real Osaka with Drop Inn Osaka! Group Booking Policy (7+ Members) 1)...
Sakura Guest House
"… of Osaka’s best local delicacies. We are looking forward to welcome you in one of our comfortable bunk beds designed to create a private space to relax after a day of sightseeing. Our guesthouse is equipped with shared toilet and shower facilities and a roof-top coin laundry. Wifi is complimentary and the whole building is smoke-free. Sakura Guest House is also the perfect base from which to explore the wider Kansai area,...
Vitti Lodge & Family Flat Apartments Osaka
Osaka Guest House Midoriya
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Sunplay Inn Nagahori
"… and mentally. Towels, toothbrushes, razors, hair-driers, hairbrushes, hairdressing, and cosmetics are equipped. Sauna Open: 2:00 PM - 2:30 AM. It can wash away your sweat and get rid of your much stress, and may help you feel relaxed physically and mentally. Dining Bar Tsuredure-an Open: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Price: 250 yen～ It is a scenic lounge on the 10th floor. It serves you with a variety of food and drink, and offers...
Naniwa Minami Downtown Hostel
"… travelers coming to Japan. By renovating old buildings into guesthouses, we are able to preserve an architectural charm otherwise extinct in large Japanese cities, share this traditional charm with travelers of all backgrounds, and provide short stay and long term accommodations with travel support for people who otherwise might not have been able to afford a trip to Japan. We have private and shared rooms sporting traditional...
"HostelQ is a warm and friendly Hostel that welcomes travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and know what travelers value and need during their stay. Guests can relax in our chill out room. On every floor Wi-Fi access available .We have a communal kitchen, where guests can make themselves a hearty meal or quick snack, and our bar is open until 12am every day. HostelQ has 3 types of mixdormitory...
HI - Osaka - Shin-Osaka YH Hostel
"Amazing! - Quite possibly the best hostel I have ever been to! Close to Shin-Osaka station. very clean. big lockers for all your stuff. nice kitchen. amazing bathroom. I think the only thing they don't have going for them is the cost, but other than that this place went far beyond anything they had to for being a hostel." … "Only 5min from Shin-Osaka Station (Shinkansen-Station in Osaka). Our hostel is very good location & we have very...
Go Osaka Hostel
"A nice little hostel - Go Osaka is a very nice little hostel. It's tiny, but then most things in Japan are. There are just a few small rooms, a small kitchen, one toilet, and one shower. The dorm beds are sturdy wooden bunks. It's like staying in someone's apartment. Everything is Japanese style, so expect to take your shoes off when you enter. It's a bit of a walk from the subway station when you're carrying luggage, but it's not too...
"… observing some of the more 'fashion intense' manifesta of young people in Osaka. So very good for shopping or easy hanging around .Starbucks coffee or any other cafes and restaurants ,night clubs or bars ,department store , everything you need is walking distance. Maybe the best for night cruising in Osaka . The nearest subway is 1 minute . American town is 1 minutes , Dortombori and shinsaibashi 5 minutes, Osaka castel is 15...
"Such a nice reception!!! - Had a really chilled time here. Owner was so fab!!! Spoke great English, friendly, helpful and so nice. Had a ball! Thank you!!!" … "… have to cancel your booking. If you are delayed for some reasons, please contact us to let us know. We do not accept credit cards. Please make sure you exchange some currency at the airport because it is difficult to find banks in town to exchange currency. NOTE:...
TEN Hostel& Cafe Osaka
"… is 3 or 4 people. Twin room-- Japanese-style Tatami room with 2 single beds. Double room--Japanese-style Tatami room with 1 double bed. Triple room--Japanese-style Tatami room with 3 single beds. Please note that we only accept groups of up to four people via Hostelz.com. ---Services--- About half of our hostel guests are domestic tourists, and the cafe on the first floor is also for locals, which means you will have many chances...
Hotel MyStays Otemae
"… and towel/robe exchange. Guest Rooms * Private Single / Sleeps 1guest. Furnished Studio (20 sqm/215 sq-ft) with 1 single bed. Private bathroom & shower * Private Twin / Sleeps 2 guests. Furnished Studio (24 sqm/258sq-ft) with 2 single beds. Private bathroom & shower * Private (4 beds) / Sleeps 4 guests. 2 bedrooms + living area + dining area + kitchen area (53 sqm/570sq-ft) With 3 single beds +1 sofa-bed Private bathroom &...
Osaka Castle House
"Excellent accommodation - The room is an apartment which has private kitchen, toilet, a living room. The apartment is also equipped with a laundry, and a refrigerator. The location is very good. It is closed Osaka castle, and also a subway which is conveniently connected to another routes to Osaka center, Kyoto, Nara." … "… trip & stay in our house. Here’s a short list of just some of the benefits our apartments offer....
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