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

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634 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Staff was perfect, position good, the problem was the atmosphere, but MAYBE because was low season, so the place was half empty


unfortunatelly i stayed there just for one night.i would like to go back again.


The hostel was fine and the lady very lovely and helpful, but the hostel is in a really desolate and depressing area. We were glad we were only staying one night as it's not a great vibe.


Extremely conveniently located, literally RIGHT next to Momodani Station. While the neighborhood itself doesn't have much for sightseeing, we never found it inconvenient to get anywhere from there. Otherwise, it's clean, comfortable, and we had no complaints. There's no curfew so you can come back at any hour with no worries. Of course they ask that you do your best to be quiet and only use the upstairs bathroom/shower after midnight, but that's just common decency anyways. :)

  • 31st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was very easy to find and the receptionist was friendly and helpful, it was also clean. The bonsai garden on the roof was really nice. The walls in the rooms could use some renovation, but that's about the only negative comment I can make.


Great location, close to train station. Staff member who was there at the time was very friendly and helpful!


Cannot complain, great location near Momodani Station. Very clean hostels, the staff was very helpful!!


Great staff, and in nice area next to train station. Not far from supermarket also. Comfortable beds with curtains are a plus.


very Nice and clean facilities. However if you are looking for a Nice place to sleep this hostel isn't it. one room is situated behind the Kitchen and other guests keep using it until very late (12:30), you can hear them as if they were in your room,which BTW doesn't lock... its however perfect for you if you are the type of person that wants to hang out in the hostel until very late instead of going to a bar.


Clean and nice ambience. However, the room is too small and not so many bathrooms available in the hostel. Location is okay since located very near with the Momodani station.


I was there only one night but location is excellent. just walk 200mts from the station.


Everything about our stay was fantastic. The facilities exceeded expectation. We never felt uncomfortable and the library of travel guides was useful in planning our adventure. We especially liked the murals on the walls. They added a distinct style to the hostel.

  • 5th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


nice hostel, very nice and helpful staff!! clean and cosy. we liked the location- just next to the station of the circle line, so it was easy to go anywhere!


Great location right by the train on the JR line. Staff are awesome extremely helpful and open to conversation. Can't complain.


Location not bad, less than 10 minutes via trains to Namba, and only 1 stop from Tennouji. No lockers to lock valuables though? Nice common area though, relatively easy to meet people.


Of the four hostels/hotels I stayed at in Japan this was the sketchiest; the area was interesting and residential and the bedding was fine but the room and building felt kind of creepy; lots of mold on the ceiling, one of the rooms had a window looking into the room from the hallway poorly hidden behind a painting; it wasn't too bad but I would not go there again.


location is the greatest part for people like us who dont have enough time in osaka. and they kindly arrange us that have 5 people as a group in one room, so everyone has good sleep quality. Didnt have time to see the roof so I dont know how it is.

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall this is a well located and affordable Hostel with only 20 minutes from Osaka's main station. Luckily the Hostel is literally 2 minutes from the nearest train station. Although the hostel is great, I would not recommend the 6 bed mixed dorm because: 1) It was the only room which was next to the reception (meaning that you would get woken up by people using the kitchen/social room next door 2) The room wasnt very soundproofed 3) The room didnt have a lock.


This was a really nice hostel in a good location, right beside a station on the loop line around Osaka. The staff were friendly and overall a really nice place to stay.


Nice hostel within very easy walk of the loop line. Rooftop bonsai garden is fabulous.

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