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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...
"… Sure for backpackers 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...
Osaka Shiritsu Nagai Youth Hostel
"… of Natural History, swiming pool, restaurant and so on. The airport arround us would be Kansai Airport and it takes about 1 hour to get our youth hostel. Not far and very easy! We would like the costomers to enjoy and safty their staying and make great memories here in Japan. about 1 hour from Kansai Air port by JR train 45 minutes from Osaka station by JR train. 20 minutes from Namba and Shinsaibashi (main area of Osaka)...
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." … "… day No smoking Nearby Areas: Minami area (Shinsaibashi,...
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,...
"… are located in Momodani in the bonsai guesthouse that is and the viewpoint is fully loaded. We are located in very convenient shopping street where there is many restaurants( 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...
"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...
Guest House La Kongo
"It's a place to sleep - Only one guy who speaks any English. Do a satisfactory job keeping things clean and tending to he hostel, but not helpful at all beyond that. The hostel is a bit cluttered with junk. Occasionally will have older men check in with younger girls and leave the same day. Location is nice. Beds are comfortable enough. Also have 3 beds in the basement next door with no shower, and must use the hostel lobby toilet." …...
"… -Maps; -Clean linen sheets; -Staff are 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 we recommend you to arrive after 8 am. Luggage storage is available from 8 am till 10 pm. Check in earlier...
IM Guest House
"… another JR Line. Shinsaibashi, Namba : 15min！ Osaka castle, Tsutenkaku : 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...
"… is one common use PC. The wireless LAN is available, too. ･･･・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ CHECK 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...
Osaka Hana Hostel
"Good hostel - Good location, friendly staff, clean. Good hostel." … "… each floor, common use computers, coffee, tea, green tea, oil and seasoning, luggage storage, 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...
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
"Good place 5 minutes from a metro - This is a pretty nice place. The only thing is the the common room is the reception area and it isn't very big. But all the good makes up for it. First, I got a very nice email right after I booked with good directions. (The closest stations MertoTanimachi or Sennichimae Line Tanimachi 9chome station. Exit 3(Elevator) and cross the intersection toward Family Mart. And turn to the left then walk go down...
Osaka Tomato Hostel
"… 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 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...
"… pod bed (cupsel) style bed. 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**...
Central Osaka Hostel
"Very aggressive and argumentative host! Steer clear! - Avoid this place even if it means you have to potentially sleep on the subway. My two (girl) friends and I had to ignore the extremely negative reviews this hostel received on travel websites, as it was Golden Week and really the only pre-booked accommodation we could find in Osaka. So we were pretty desperate. A big mistake we soon realised! I'd booked 4 nights' stay for the three of us...
Travellers House Osaka
"… subway. Our rooms are western-style dormitories furnished with single beds, air-conditioning and heaters. The bathrooms 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 #...
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
"… you to experience Osaka without going outside the guesthouse. We have space for up to 90 people and can accommodate single travellers to up to private rooms of up to 5 people. The first 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 with your trip planning in Japan. Weekly events in our spacious lounge can accommodate up to 65...
Vitti Lodge & Family Flat Apartments Osaka
"… Osaka offers you quality budget accommodation, ideally suited to groups and individual travellers. Whether you are in Japan for study, sports, business or pleasure, Vitti Lodge has the facilities and comforts to make your stay an enjoyable experience. Relax and meet fellow travellers from a diverse range of cultures in a comfortable and friendly environment. Vitti Lodge is ideally located close to Namba City facilities, Doutonbori ,...
Osaka Guest House Midoriya
"… Cancellation of the day before＝50% Cancellation of the day or no-show＝100% of charge 3).Our hostel is all the buildings smoking cessation. Please smoking at an outdoor appointed place. 4).We have no curfew, but the front door will be locked for security during 22:00PM～8:00AM Please use the other side door 22:00PM～8:00AM, you can come in and out freely by PIN code(When you check-in, we tell you PIN code). 5).In the dormitory,...
Air Osaka Hostel
"… now opened up to accomodate backpackers and travellers to Osaka from around the world. With a mixture of old works left behind and new works being erected, the hostel is scattered with interesting and odd creations. Air Osaka Hostel seeks to become a place, where people can congregate, collaborate, perform, share stories and ideas, have fun and enjoy a relaxed yet inspiring atmosphere. At Air Osaka Hostel, we are often hosting...
"… luggage before check-in time.. The service is available from 8A.M. on the day of your check-in. You would be charged if you want to store your luggage before your check-in or after your check-out day. (500yen/ per day) 7).Common spaces are open for 24h.(Shower Rooms. Bathrooms, Kitchen, Terrace) But please refrain from using washing machine or the laundry drier after midnight. 8).Smoking is prohibited in bedrooms and common...
"… travelers in Osaka, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, newspapers, smoking area, lockers are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and some offering convenient amenities like non smoking rooms, air...
Sakura Guest House
"… 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, since it is surrounded by a collection of numerous train and subways stations directly deserving Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. Facility and services #...
Sunplay Inn Nagahori
"… bath Open: 2:00 PM - 10:00 AM A fine view from windows in the public bath provides you with a luxurious time. It 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...
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." … "… to children from 4 to 15 years old. It is necessary for babies under 3 years old to pay JPY 300...
Go Osaka Hostel
"Horrible! - 4500 yen for two nights in this hostel is really too much. When we arrived here, our first impression was, this is a good hostel, just what we need. But when we checked in they were making problems and gave us a private room. Well, it was not even big for one person. One had to sleep on the ground, the other bed was really broken, there was a heater with real fire on the floor and the worst part was the room was behind the door of...
"… night cruising . Be easy to stay in UK OSAKA . Just 1 minute to Yotsubashi station and Shinsaibashi and 5 minutes to Shinsaibashi, Namba and Dotonbori. Very quick access to every tourist places in Osaka. This area is the most buzzing and the most convenient place in Osaka. Take it easy and come and stay in the Guest House UK in Osaka. Accommodation Information A a newly-opened guest house, we hope visitors from UK create their...
"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!!!" … "… Shin-Osaka, Umeda, Shinsaibashi, Namba and Tennoji. About 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...
Hotel MyStays Otemae
"… Town, 5 km. or 18 min. Kobe - 43 min., Kyoto - 48 min., Nara - 55 min. =============================== BEST BET: Unless you enjoy the physical challenge of carrying luggage up and down stairs...after reaching Osaka City, taxi it to the property. Print map and give to taxi driver. CLOSEST SUBWAY STATION Tanimachi 4-Chome Stn, Chuo Line (C18) or Tanimachi Line (T23), exit #4. Walk straight down 2 blocks, turn right,...
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