&& Hostel Hommachi-East is a brand-new, beautiful hostel located five minutes away from the metro station and nearby Osaka Castle. There are some restaurants, convenience stores, and supermarkets nearby. There isn’t a proper kitchen available, but there is a mini fridge in each dorm and a microwave, kettle, toaster, cups, and plates on the tenth floor (there are few plugs in this area, though). Lockers are small, with no space for a laptop or camera, so this might be an inconvenience for some guests.
It is easy to recognize, as there is a big sign outside the building. It is located five minutes' walking from Osaka Metro Sakaisuji- Hommachi station (Exit One). It takes around thirteen minutes' walking to Osaka Castle, twenty minutes' walking to Osaka City Hall, and to Dotombori it takes around thirty minutes' walking, so some guests might find more convenient to take the metro to some areas. There are a few restaurants nearby, not many options as in Dotombori though.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Several different types of private and shared rooms are available. The private is a twin room with bathroom and WC. There's also double rooms including a handicapped accessible and a twin room. In terms of shared rooms, a four-bed dorm with shared bathroom is among those on offer. The shared dorm bed is a wooden box with blind curtain. There are two plugs and a USB plug in each box and one hanger. There isn’t a shelf to put things in here. The mattress and pillow are comfortable. When you check in, you receive a key for the main entrance, since it closes at 11 p.m.; however, the shared dorms are always open.
There are two toilets and a shower per gender per floor. Toilets and showers are located in different areas. Both of them are very clean. There is a hair dryer in the female restroom, but no plug. The shower is a proper room with cabin and a small dressing room where there is a hanger and a basket. Shampoo, conditioner, and body soap are offered.
This is a ten-floor building where the first and last ones are common areas. The first one located on the first floor right next to the reception and Izakaya Bar, where there are several tables, plugs, and a TV. The second one, Sky Lounge, is located on the tenth floor; there are also tables and some sofas and seats, but there aren’t plugs nearby the table. In this area are the mini kitchen and free coffee.
This is a nice, brand new hostel located nearby Osaka Castle that's very clean and comfortable. Lockers are very small and there’s a kitchen but no electric stove (just toaster, kettle, bowls, microwave, and a mini fridge).
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Published on 2019-10-05