Nestled in the heart of Japan's Kansai region, Osaka is a city that brims with energy, charm, and an irresistible spirit of hospitality. With its rich cultural heritage, world-renowned cuisine, and stunning landmarks, Osaka has become a must-visit destination for travelers from all corners of the globe.
But for budget-conscious travelers, finding affordable accommodation can be a challenge, especially in a city known for its high living costs. In this article, we'll help you navigate the cheapest hostels in Osaka, where you can experience the city's unique atmosphere and immerse yourself in its fascinating culture, all while staying within your budget.
Here are the most affordable and cheap hostels in Osaka.
Peace House Suzunami, located just 3 minutes away from Tennoji Station, offers affordable accommodation with free WiFi. All rooms feature air conditioning and heating, with shared bathroom facilities. Guests can relax on the terrace or enjoy reading manga and playing games like Jenga in the shared lounge area.
The guest house also offers bike rentals so guests can explore the area easily. Within a 5-minute walk, guests can find various restaurants and convenience stores. Popular attractions like Abeno Harukas and Shintennoji are only a short walk away, while Namba and Osaka Castle can be reached by train in just 15-20 minutes.
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Looking for a cozy and affordable place to stay? Located just a 10-minute walk from the nearest station and alongside a big river, Osaka Tomato Hostel offers both dorm and private rooms. From JR Shin-osaka Station, it's just one stop away by subway to Nishinakajima Minamikata station, and to get to Yodo river it's a quick five-minute walk.
Check-in is easy with a room key and door PIN code provided, with the hostel being completely non-smoking. A convenience store is also just a three-minute walk away.
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Guesthouse Fujitatami in Izumi, south Osaka, is the perfect place for foreigners and travellers alike, looking for an affordable, and locally immersive experience. Easily accessible by the limousine bus from Kansai International Airport, this refurbished traditional Japanese house offers both private and dormitory rooms, all furnished with authentic tatami mats.
Guests can also experience creating their mini tatami mat in the factory within the building. Whether you're looking to relax, recharge, or learn about Japanese culture, Guesthouse Fujitatami has got you covered. Ask the friendly staff for tips on exploring the local spots and restaurants.
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In the heart of Osaka's happening Namba district lies Hostel Q, your ultimate budget-friendly destination. Not only is it just a few steps away from the Americamura area and a short walk from Dotonburi, but it's also close to public transport facilities, making it the perfect hub for travelers. The hostel features a fully functioning kitchen and bar, where guests can meet up with others before hitting the town.
Plus, you'll get to taste the flavorful Takoyaki, which is a specialty of Southern Osaka. Choose from dormitory or private rooms filled with the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable.
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Air Osaka Hostel is a unique lodging option in Osaka Bay, 10 minutes by subway from the city center. Formerly an artist studio, the hostel is decorated with inspiring art and plants. The friendly staff speak English, Japanese, French, and Chinese and are happy to help guests feel at home.
Sakuri Cafe, attached to the hostel, offers delicious baked goods and coffee. Amenities include laundry, shower essentials, and comfortable bedding. The hostel is located in an art hub, with many galleries, cafes, and restaurants nearby. Guests can also visit the self-order glasses shop and explore the area on free bicycles.
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Backstage Osaka Hostel & Bar is a budget-friendly Guesthouse with a lively Cafe Bar located in the heart of Osaka, just a short walk to Nipponbashi, Namba and Dotonbori. The Hostel is highly recommended by brokebackpacker.com and thawards.com, and boasts clean and comfortable beds all equipped with memory foam mattresses, individual curtain, reading lights, high-quality sheets and safety/security equipment complying with Japan's latest regulations.
There's also a private room option for 1-3 guests with a double bed, futon, Tv, and desk. Enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms and in the Cafe Bar, where you can find a variety of drinks and coffee beans.
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Mad Cat Hostel combines the relaxed vibes of a beach town with the convenience of being near popular tourist destinations. Meet fellow travelers in the shared lounge or downstairs at the beach-style bar open from 6pm to midnight. The friendly staff will welcome you with a free drink and introduce you to the hostel's two adorable cats, Maru and Kogo.
Stay in one of the affordable non-smoking rooms and enjoy free WiFi throughout the property. Wake up lazy and checkout at noon. Popular attractions like Abeno Seimei Shrine and Momogaike Park are just a short distance away!
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IM Guest House, just a 6-minute walk from JR Momodani Train Station, is a great and affordable accommodation option in Osaka. The Castle is only a 17-minute drive away, while the famous Dotonbori district is a 23-minute train ride away. This cozy guest house offers air-conditioned dormitories and private rooms with shared bathrooms and 24-hour toilets.
There's also a common living room with a TV, a shared kitchen with a fridge and coin-operated laundry machines available for guests. To explore the city, bicycles can be rented for an extra fee.
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Nestled in Osaka, just 500m from Manpuku-ji Temple, HOSTEL CHILLAX boasts a casual, affordable oasis featuring a lush garden, private parking, a cozy shared lounge, and a lively bar. Families adore the spacious BBQ-equipped rooms, some including city views. In each room, guests enjoy stunning riverside terraces and essentials like bed linens, towels, and shared bathrooms. With step-out-the-door access to Orange Street, Kokoni Sunaba Ariki Monument, and Wakoji Temple, fun is always around the corner.
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