Hostels in Osaka, Japan

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Get to know Osaka (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Osaka. To help you make friends with Osaka before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Osaka is also named and spelled Osaka-shi - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Osaka hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Osaka hostels Miika

FAQ about Osaka Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Osaka. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Osaka. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Osaka costs on average $24 for a dorm. A hostel in Osaka with private rooms costs on average $59. shows all 84 Hostels in Osaka. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
bnb+ Tsuruhashi is the best hostel in Osaka for families.
The Stay Osaka Shinsaibashi is the best rated hostel in Osaka for female solo travellers. compares prices for 84 hostels in Osaka, Japan. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Osaka such as
  • 29 hotels
  • 19 guesthouses
  • 3 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Osaka.

Beehive Hostel Osaka is the best rated hostel for partying in Osaka.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Osaka

Your Packing List for Osaka

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Osaka and Japan.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Osaka Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Osaka, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
84 Total number of hostels
$24 Average dorm price
$59 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Osaka
Peace House Suzunami is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in Osaka
Beehive Hostel Osaka is the best rated
Most Osaka hostels are located in
Chuo-ku, Naniwa-ku, Tennoji-ku
6.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Osaka - from the Community

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