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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...
"… 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 from bars, train, and bus terminal whole entire country For deeply thinking of benefits for backpackers, let's handle...
HI - Osaka - Osaka International YH Hostel
"… city in Japan and you can spend your own leisure time freely and easily around our youth hostel. There are not only accommodation facilities, but also some seminar rooms, gymnasium, and BBQ area abutting on the youth hostel. Osaka International Youth Hostel is the most closest Youth Hostel from the Kansai International Airport. It takes about 30min. by train. *We provide our guests not only dormitory rooms, but also private...
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...
Peace House Showa
"Cramped, but friendly - This place is run out a family home. It's very social and the owners go out of their way to introduce guests to Japanese culture. Also brilliant is the free internet in the common room. But the dorm rooms are beyond cramped and tremendously messy. If you can get past the mess it's a social place to stay, but I found it a bit off-putting." … "… nostalgic traditional house for female travellers in the...
Sunplay Inn Nagahori
"… may relieve you of fatigue for the day and help you feel relaxed physically 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...
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...
Hotel CHUO OASIS
"… all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations( Namaba, Shinsaibashi, Umeda Universal City, etc). Hotel Chuo Oasis provides affordable rooms and dorm beds with free wired internet. It features a launderette, bicycle rentals and a shared kitchen. Free-use internet terminals and free Wi-Fi are available at the lobby and in the room. 24-hour...
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
"OsakaGuestHouse KOMA has been familiar to young tourists all over the world. Almost all the guest are their twenties, coming from all over the world, Europe, North&South America, Asia, Australia. Our aim is to provide ideal surroundings and good service that all our guest can enjoy to the maximum. OsakaGuestHouse KOMA support you, is the perfect place to socialise and meet likeminded people. - Free Bed linen - NO curfew - Laundry machine -...
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,...
"… we can keep your luggage if you arrive here before 16:00. And also you can use our lounge until 15:00. We do not have curfew (freedom for 24 hours going in and out) Payment: Please make your payment on you arrival in cash or via pay pal. Tax included. Neighborhood: Many restaurants - you can enjoy local foods such as Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Udon noodle as well as Korean food. Parking (500 yen a day) Post office (1 minute walk)...
"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
"… )" … "… Kintetsu Uehonmachi, transfer to pink subway line to the 2nd stop Imazato(S20). From #8 exit, turn left,(North) pass 3 lights(pass the Hankyu Store & Shell gas station etc) & from the 3rd light, turn left at 3rd street (there is the sign!) From Shin-Osaka station(JR Line) - Shin Osaka to Osaka, Osaka to Tamatsukuri by JR line (20 min) From Nagahori street, turn right(go East) and pass the 7...
"… ." … "… a nice area, clean, safe and extremely convenient. Apollo Properties Co; Ltd. 3-18-1 Namba Naka Naniwa-ku AP BLD. 1’st Floor Osaka Japan 556-0011 For assistance in finding Apollo Weekly/Monthly Apt. at Namba Sta. please call Bruce directly at the number provided on our homepage or email us before your arrival date and we will send you detailed information on how to find us and possibly pick you up at the...
"… WLAN(Wi-Fi) in the whole build; -Sandals and hairdryers; -Kitchen appliances, drinking water, coffee and tea; -Maps; -Clean linen sheets; -Staff always ready to help you with travel advice and recommendations for places to see. We speak Japanese, Korean and English. Check-in policy Check in time: 3 pm - 10 pm Check out time: anytime - 11 am *The payment is in Japanese Yen. The entrance is locked until 8 am so...
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...
"… IN POLICY ･･･・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ Check in time : 3 PM to 11 PM Check out time : anytime -10 AM we proceed the check-in for you and give you a password so that you can come back home anytime, 24 hours. *There is NO elevator in our hostel. Rooms are located on the 1st, 3rd floor. *All rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted on the first-floor outside. ・Please make full payment in Japanese Yen at reception when you check...
Osaka Hana Hostel
"Good hostel - Good location, friendly staff, clean. Good hostel." … "… 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. Common Space: Our spacious free equipped common kitchens and living rooms are located on the 2nd and 7th floor. Fully equipped with oil and seasonings, free coffee, tea and green tea are there for...
Hostel Base Point Osaka
"… Parks, Namba Marui and Bic Camera are. There is much commercial establishment and it is not troubled by shopping. Furthermore, the new world which has symbol tower Tsutenkaku in Osaka, Kuromon Ichiba Market, America Mura, etc... which sends culture if you walk for a while. Access to the main tourist resorts in Osaka is very convenient. All rooms are non smoking. Each room and Inside of a building , do not have TV and telephone....
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...
Tani9 Backpackers Osaka
"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 coffee in the morning with the nice host and a amusing and informative conversation." … "Small and friendly - Great location close to subway, friendly helpful owner. Small only 3 rooms, but very very clean, my shower at...
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...
"HostelQ is a newly opened in the heart of Namba, Osaka. It boasts a close proximity to major sightseeing areas in Osaka, as well as being conveniently located within walking distance of public transport facilities. We have a fully functioning kitchen which guests are welcome to use. A bar within the hostel will also provide the perfect atmosphere to make friends and interact with other guests before enjoying Osaka's night life. Takoyaki is...
"… room : groups of 7+ people can not book in this room. Female dormitory room: groups of 3+ people can not book the this room. (Please book the private room, or separate into the several rooms, or we'll arrange rooms for you and ask you to pay an extra fee.) **TRAVELING WITH SMALL KIDS** Bed-sharing kids are welcome at the private rooms. JPY1000 will be charged per 1 child if they are older than 3 years old. One bed-sharing kid is...
"Welcome to Daikoku Hostel, a guesthouse just opened on November 1, 2013. Daikoku Hostel is located in very convenient place. -Besides, you can visit Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe based in here, it takes 50minutes by train. -There is a convenience-store, a Laundromat, and a sento (public bath) at the neighborhood." … "… from Midosuji and Yotsubashi Subway-Line [ Daikokucho] Sta. Take the exit No.5 (stairs or elevator) to get to the...
Central Osaka Hostel
"… So you can go out at night explore the city? night life without worrying about surprising lock outs or being stranded.If you are to check in or out after hours, please don t forget to make arrangement with us. all cancellations should be made 48 hours prior the 00:00 hour of the date of the would be check in. (day). Surroundings Our location is the most centered of the night life of the city, supermarkets, post...
Travellers House Osaka
"… 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 # Coin Laundry (200 yen) # Bicycle...
Apollo 6 person family apt at Namba station
"… oner." … "… area, clean, safe and extremely convenient. Apollo Properties Co; Ltd. 3-18-1 Namba Naka Naniwa-ku AP BLD. 1’st Floor Osaka Japan 556-0011 For assistance in finding Apollo Weekly/Monthly Apt. at Namba Sta. please call Bruce directly at the number provided on our homepage or email us before your arrival date and we will send you detailed information on how to find us and possibly pick you up at the...
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...
Osaka Mayflower House
"Monthly rent is available. Room rate from 46,000jpy. Additional person 10000 yen/month.Each single room up to 2 person, utilities 10,000 jpy/month. internet connection 3,000/month.** There is an additional 30,000 yen charge when you book for a monthly stay, this is non-refundable but it still works out cheaper to stay a month than pay a daily price. **" … "15Min from JR OSAKA and Subway UMEDA station.nearest subyaw station is Tanimachi...
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." … "… babies under 3 years old to pay JPY 300 charge. Hostel Hours Check-In 16:00 ~ 23:00 Gate...
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...
Namba Terrace Hostel
"… premises all in "Nanba" the most centered and best Osaka downtown location, for your convenience,served by Osaka's Subway and Japan Railway "JR" with access from and to any part of the greater Osaka and Japan Including Kansai Internatiomal airport and Osaka's Itami. We are located 4 minutes walk from "JR" Imamiya station and 5 minutes walk from the "subway" Daikokucho station. ( If necesary be, from subway Daikokucho station or...
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...
U-en Toh Hostel
"… stations. No train change to Umeda(Osaka station), Namba(dotonbori),Tennoji, Shitennoji temple and also to Nara and Kobe! Also, there are a lot of places to eat and shop around the hostel. Enjoy youself from breakfast to dinner at the Pub&restaurant downstairs There are many chance to meet tourists and local people at the pub space. Also there is a self catering kitchen in the common area. *All prices are service charge and tax...
"… 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!!!" … "… 30 min. to KYOTO and KOBE. 10 min. to SHINSAIBASHI or NANBA (another downtown in Osaka) We provide free internet access, wi-fi, bilingual TV, and a DVD player. We also provide linen free of charge, however please bring your own towel. If you do not arrive after 3...
TEN Hostel& Cafe Osaka
"… bars, banks, post offices...everything you will need! You will enjoy meeting nice local Osakan people and spending time as if you were living in this town. You will also be within walking distance to several major tourist attractions like the Osaka castle, Nakanoshima park area renting a bike for only JPY500 per day takes you anywhere in Osaka city! Trains are also very convenient to have a one day trip to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe,...
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." … "… for you. We wish you have a wonderful trip & stay in our house. Here’s a short list of just some of...
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