14 Best Hostels in Osaka

14 Best Hostels in Osaka

From the bustling and modern Umeda to the historical Osaka Castle, Osaka has it all! With Umeda's incredible skyscrapers, shopping arcades, and Tennoji Park's green oasis, travelers have plenty of things to experience and discover.

Here are the best hostels in Osaka that will serve as your perfect base. 

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Osaka

  1. Mad Cat Hostel - best for Party Hostel
  2. Guesthouse Fujitatami - best for Solo Traveller
  3. Hostel Mitsuwaya
  4. The Dorm Hostel - best for Quiet Rest
  5. Osaka Guest House U-En - best for Solo Traveller
  6. Guest House Matsu - best for Party Hostel
  7. J-Hoppers Osaka Universal - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Female Solo Traveller
  8. The Pax Hostel/Records/More - best for Solo Traveller
  9. Guest House mii - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  10. FON-SU bed&breakfast - best for Quiet Rest
  11. 04village Namba
  12. The Stay Osaka Shinsaibashi - best for Couples, Digital Nomads, Female Solo Traveller
  13. Hostel Jin - best for Solo Traveller
  14. Bonfire Hostel

How much are hostels in Osaka?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Osaka

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in Osaka

Average Private Price Graph


Osaka boasts an impressive network of public transportation that is both cost-effective and reliable. With buses, subways and trains traversing throughout the city, almost any destination is accessible. 

Some popular transportation options in Osaka include:

  • Osaka Metro: It covers most of the city. The metro consists of eight different lines that can take you to popular destinations like Osaka Castle and Dotonbori. You can purchase single-trip tickets or rechargeable IC cards like the ICOCA, which can be used on other transportation systems as well. Watch out for day pass offers that get promoted on a weekly basis as they can save you quite a lot of money.

  • JR West: JR West is a railway company that operates local and express trains in Osaka and throughout western Japan. You can use a Japan Rail Pass to access JR West trains, which is a convenient and cost-effective option for travelers who plan to do a lot of day trips from Osaka. We don't recommend purchasing a JR pass just for Osaka though as the Osaka metro is much more convenient than the JR lines in this city.

  • Hankyu Railway: The Hankyu Railway is a private railway company that operates local and express trains between Osaka and neighboring cities like Kyoto and Kobe. The railway is known for its clean and modern trains and is a great option for traveling outside of the city. Note that it operates separately from the metro and the metro day pass won't cover it. 

  • Osaka City Bus: The Osaka City Bus is a bus network that operates throughout the city. The bus system can be a bit more challenging to navigate than the subway or trains, but it's a great option for traveling to destinations that are not easily accessible by other forms of transportation.

In addition to the ICOCA card, other rechargeable IC cards like the Suica, Pasmo, and Icoca can also be used on various public transportation systems in Osaka. These cards are convenient and easy to use, and you can recharge them at most train stations and convenience stores.

Full List of best Hostels in Osaka

On the map: Hostel Locations in Osaka

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Osaka. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

๐Ÿ† Overall Best Hostel:

Mad Cat Hostel

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Female Solo-Traveler:

J-Hoppers Osaka Universal

๐Ÿคน Solo-Traveler:

Guesthouse Fujitatami

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Hostel with Kids:

J-Hoppers Osaka Universal

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ for Couples:

The Stay Osaka Shinsaibashi

๐ŸŽ‰ Party Hostel:

Mad Cat Hostel

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in Osaka: Mad Cat Hostel

This is the overall best rated hostel in Osaka. The overall rating is 9.6. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Mad Cat Hostel starts from $17.11.

Book Mad Cat Hostel here

#1 Best Hostel in Osaka
Mad Cat Hostel

FAQ about Osaka Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Osaka. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Osaka costs $31 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Osaka costs $92. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
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Mad Cat Hostel is the best hostel for partying in Osaka.

It offers: Bar.

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