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Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi Reviews

2-12-22,Nishihinsaibashi,Chuouku,Osakashi, Osaka, Japan

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554 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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my God, it's an experience to try, The place is perfect, and the design of the capsule is so great u feel like in a movie of Star Trek taking a ship to the space ... It's really really great. And the staff try them best to make u enjoying your stay. the restaurant is good too for the ramen and breakfast and the chef is really kind!


This is certainly well worth a try. A very interesting experience. The facilities are old, but super clean. The location is perfect. The staff was helpful and they have everything you need to know at hand. The rules and regulations are something to get used to, but it is all part of the experience. My capsule did not have a plug, but you can charge your things on the 1st floor in a small locker (at a charge of course), not too big of a problem. I enjoyed my stay. Do it for the experience.


This is a very unusual hotel. It has it own system which is pretty bizarre...but it's worth the experience. They have a lot of rules and the staff is pretty strict if not rude. Not so much command of English. Despite all, it has a very common bath with hot spring pools and a sauna, a comics room, and the most depressive common area (RELAXATION ROOM) ever with wif spot, TVs, reclinable chairs and games. It is not necessarily but interesting. It is a great location surrounded by shops, pubs.


Staff were friendly and helpful. Location and facilities were very good and real value for money. Some negative points: I sent an email chceking my reservation which no one replied to. I would really have liked a charging point in my capsule rather than having to use the charging lockers on a different floor. There aren enough lockers for the women's bathrooms, I think some of the keys have been lost and not been replaced.


Great hostel in a perfect location, but it is allowed to smoke inside the facilities. That made me ill and I had throat issues for 2 weeks following my stay.


Don't think I'll be coming back here. Quite a shabby interior, would be nice to have a regular shower as well. Capsules were quite noisy, toilets weren't clean.


Difficult to find. Hot and no temperature control. No power points in your capsule. No proper shower facilities. No doors to your capsule so you can hear EVERYTHING.


Good place to try out the whole capsule thing and great location in Shinsaibashi with heaps of shops and clubs. Only issue was there was no western shower, only traditional Japanese communal bathing facilities.


large japanese capsule hotel where they dont cater for tourists, but nevertheless staff speaks english and is very happy to help you out with anything. location is great in the center of a good part of town.


The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.


The female dorms do smell like smoke like some other reviewers mentioned, but I still enjoyed my stay. The capsules are very cozy and it was an overall very interesting! Definitely not a typical hostel experience. Good location too.


where can you find a $35 bucks lodging with unlimited free sauna! Moreover, the location is walkable distance from dotonbori and murica! The only downside is inconsiderate capsule neighbours who snore or watch adult films without ear piece.


Great place, lovely bathing area but didn't realize till i got there that tattoos are officially banned (nothing to say this on booking info!) fortunately I had lots of large plasters with me so i didn't need to stay hot and smelly!


Hot temperature in the capsule area, no air conditioner around there.


There was smoke in every area of the hostel including non smoking areas, including the womens capsules which were non smoking. There were loud guests that played music in the capsules late at night and packed luggage/ rattled food wrappers until 4 am. I paid for 3 nights but left after the first night. I'm disgusted. I should be refunded the money for such a disgraceful situation.

  • 7th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Was hard to find. You have capsule and locker. As most capsule hotels, they change the shoe locker key for locker key when you get in/out. So the staff has access to your locker. There is a huge japanese bath & sauna area - that means you have a common shower area for everybody (seperat for male/female) Hotel provides you with everything you need and do not need for personal hygiene. "Large" luggage: 200 Y p. pcs an 24 h, unlimited acesses.. strict time: 10 min overstay = 24h luggage extra.


To obtain the best of Osaka's night, this is the place to be!!! Great location and nice experience in a capsule hotel. Hot bath and sauna are a plus.


Worth of experiencing this kind of accommodation. Perfectly located, brilliant for those who look for clean and comfy place to stay only.


This is a capsule hotel not hostel, the bathroom is public bath room. The place is ok for overall.


The place was simple in the sense if you just want to sleep for night but otherwise it was pretty fussy. There was no power point in the capsule (only paid charging) but there was TV which I found no use as only Japanese programs were there. The luggage was located one floor away. Neither were the toilets so clean. No likely to recommend to someone else.

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