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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 Raizan North, Nishinari Shin-imamiya
"We stayed at Hotel Raizan South (which is right next door) and it offers exactly the same things as North. Only we didn't have any of those problems. The south branch has no curfew. There is only one shower for the whole hotel, but the public baths are open in the day, you just have to check the times. In general each sex has about four hours of public bath time. (We just showered about eleven p.m. at night and there was never a line). Had...
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
"… 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...
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." … "… the staion 100yen per day No smoking Nearby Areas: Minami...
Sunplay Inn Nagahori
"… included!! ●Facilities: Public 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...
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...
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,...
"… Okonomiyaki, Udon noodle as well as Korean food. Parking (500 yen a day) Post office (1 minute walk) Convenient store (1 minute walk) Supermarket (1 minute walk) Public bath (2 minute walk) * Guest room * Air conditioner is installed in each room. We have a mixed dorm, budget private twin room, private twin room, private room, and private triple room. * Basic 6 bed dorm room * (Double-bunk bed) * Private room * (120cm wide bed...
"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...
"… 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 things to do...
IM Guest House
"… 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 world heritages and a great historical place such as...
1-3-3, Sumiyoshibashicho, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi
Osaka Hana Hostel
"Good hostel - Good location, friendly staff, clean. Good hostel." … "… 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 such as twin/double/triple/quad ensuite and double/triple/quad private with...
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...
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...
"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...
"… 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 : groups of 7+ people can not book in this room. Female dormitory room: groups of 3+ people can not...
"… famous shrine for the “god” of business】>Tsutenkaku【Tsutenkaku is an observation tower and is a well-known landmark of Osaka. It is modeled on the Eiffel】>DenDen Town【This area is best known for its many shops which specialize in electronic Goods and “Otaku” interests such as animation, comic books, maid cafes and collectables】 Welcome to Daikoku Hostel, a guesthouse just opened on November 1, 2013. Daikoku Hostel is...
Central Osaka Hostel
"… rooms are available at JY 3.850.00 per person per night. We also have fully furnished with all the amenities aparthotel style, apartments totally private with full kitchen, shower, at the price of JY 6.000.00 per person per night . Totally nicely renewed, clean beds, friendly staff, nice and cozy atmosphere, safe place. Services available: laundry for a fee, internet w/ web cams for video conference, free of charge scannings, copies...
Travellers House Osaka
"… 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 # Coin Laundry (200 yen) #...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
"… for 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...
Osaka GuestHouse KOMA
"Newly opened, comfortable guesthouse in a fantastic location in the heart of wonderful Osaka city! Managed by friendly and well-travelled staff, Osaka Koma welcomes guests from all over the world. Comfortable, Convenient and Affordable! The management has traveled to many places, and our love of travelers will help to make your stay a very pleasant one. We will be happy to advise you on the best places to go during your stay in Osaka!...
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...
"… regulations stipulate that this type of establishment be rented out on a minimum term of 7 nights. As long as you sign in for the 7 night period you can leave any time before that you like. Your stay can be booked entirely on a group or on an individual basis. We also have other fully furnished private apartments nearby that can be rented short term. Please inquire about details. sturdy bunk-beds complete with linen and blankets...
Osaka Downtown Hostel
"If you ask Oliver about a curfew and he says there isn't one, there actually is. He really means there isn't a curfew, but be back by 12 p.m. A few guys from England who came to stay there asked if there was a curfew and Oliver said no, but when they came back at 1 a.m. they were locked out on the street. After trying to call Oliver on the phone several times, they finally got him to answer, and then he got really mad at them for being back...
Go Osaka Hostel
"Cozy hostel, good location - Excellent location in Minami, near Namba station and all of the food, nightlife, and shopping attractions of Osaka. Small place, very cozy, really just one female dorm with four beds and one male dorm with four beds. Was nearly empty when I was there, so the fact that there was only one bathroom and one shower wasn't a big deal, but I'd imagine if it were full that could be an issue. Free internet, living room...
U-en Toh Hostel
"… 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 included. *Rooms are located on the 2nd to 8th floor with Westen style. There...
"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!!!" … "… and a DVD player. We also provide linen free of charge, however please bring your own towel. If you do not arrive after 3 hours we will have to cancel your booking. If you are delayed for some reasons, please contact us to let us know. We do not accept credit...
TEN Hostel& Cafe Osaka
"… mall! This area is a potpourri of cheap, nice restaurants, a 24 hours super market, convenience stores, coffee shops, living ware shops and standing 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...
Osaka Castle Guesthouse
"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." … "… chair, refrigerator, cup, washing machine with free cleaner, also have space to keep your bags. You have...
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