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Bonsai Guest House Reviews

1-4-13 Momodani, Ikuno-ku, Osaka, Japan

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88%

Rating
584 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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86%

The guesthouse is easy to find and it is near to the JR momodani station. We can easily travel to the sight spots and shopping spots. The beds are big and comfortable, even though it is too soft for me. It is a small but warm guesthouse. Staff are so nice.


71%

Great hostel, interesting art on walls and bonsai garden, great staff, good beds, decent facilities. It is real close to the station, but the station isn't the best to get to and from because you'll always have to transfer. Small lockers, and only front door lock. Good for a few days, but not a long trip.


89%

IT REALLY IS VERY CLOSE TO A TRAIN STATION! Was super happy when I found that out! It is also very close to an ATM, a Lawson store, and a good izakaya. The lounge room has board games! The atmosphere is definitely very youthful. Unfortunately, the hostel doesn't offer lockers or luggage room--it is a bit cramped there. It also doesn't have an elevator so it's not very luggage-friendly. Few signs around public facilities means people forget they're in Japan and be messy the way they do back home.


86%

it's good. facility is good. i'm not sure this hostel is the best hotel in the Osaka, but If you choose this hostel, you would not regret. However the only thing that i'm sad is we have to take a subway to go to Namba. Location can be a little bit matter, but it is close so it is not a big problem.

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Excellent place to stay, highly recommended; warm atmosphere. I felt like the staff really cared about our needs, and went above and beyond to help us with our questions. It was the first place we stayed during our first visit to Japan, and we were not disappointed. Also within just a minute walk from the JR train station, shops/cafes/restaurants, etc.


89%

Had a lovely stay. Everything we needed.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I had a great time at Bonsai Guest House. I stayed for 9 nights Positive: The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Always hot water for a shower and shower gel and shampoo is provided for free Good atmosphere Great travel links Negative: The bed was a bit creaky


100%

An excellent hostel to stay at. Good location, friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Would defiantly go back again.


83%

Loved this hostel! The staff are real friendly and helpful and have good English. The common area felt like home, it has really good facilities for cooking and is very spacious in comparison to some hostels we have stayed in. They have a lovely roof garden with loads of bonsai trees. It is really convenient being literally around the corner from the Osaka loop line, max to minutes walk and also very close to a great supermarket. Would definitely recommend this hostel!!


83%

During our stay it was a great little hostel, exactly what we wanted, we made some good friends. We liked that it was not a massive hostel, a bit more intimate and friendly (our favourite atmosphere of the hostels we stayed in) with a good spread of nationalities too as didn't fancy going to Japan and staying with only brits and Americans). Megumi on reception was really warm and welcoming too :)

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Just perfect!


100%

The Bonsai Guesthouse was a great stay. The staff were so nice and it had a wonderful atmosphere. My friends and I from America loved staying here.


100%

Right next to the station. Plenty of places around for food and shopping. Not much in the area specifically outside of little shops. Momodani is also known for the Korean influence as well.


69%

The hostel was clean and a good place to come home to each night. The bathrooms were good and plenty of power points. Only downside was that there wasnt much of a common area for getting to know other guests. There was a kitchen overlooking a dinning table in the room with reception. Not too much of an issue and wouldn't prevent me from staying again, but just something to keep on mind if you're looking to meet people.

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

I liked the place but the shower rule was not being protectee.. i think it would havr been better to set last time at 12:30 so that noone tries to sneak into downstairs shower at 2am

  • 7th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I really had a great time! Its located near the station, perfect for a visitor with a JRPass and lots of restaurants and shops nearby. The staffs are helpful and super sweet. The place is kept clean. Really great value, i'll recommand it to my friends!


100%

Bonsai Guesthouse was fantastic! Small hostel, with plenty of space, right next to the train station, you have access to all of Osaka from there. Really enjoyed my stay.


100%

Great hostel with comfortable beds and friendly staff Would highly recommend this hostel and wouldn't hesitate to return.


91%

Nicely located, right next to the train station and within a station away from the city circle. Excellent staffs, very helpful!


63%

Overall we were disappointed with how dirty things felt over a week's stay. Smelly bathrooms and showers, and a lot of noise in the hallways that echoed everywhere late night. We could literally hear people throwing up and going to the bathroom. It's well known the people in your immediate area make or break a stay, so perhaps we just came through with a bummer crowd, but we hoped for nicer accommodations. That being said, the location is great right at Momodani—a huge perk.


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