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Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi Reviews

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

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505 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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I really enjoyed this experience in a capsule hotel. Everything was included for a cheap price !

  • 24th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I enjoyed the experience and thought the other people staying there were nice. I loved the location...so hip and walkable. My main complaint is the smokey aroma, even though no smoking is allowed in the capsule room. The overall smoky smell of the place bothered my allergies.

  • 15th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A little difficult to find, look for the inflatable sign that reads ; Capsule. Women's floor has everything you need! Such as a make up room with hair dryer, cotton wool mirrors etc. In your locker are some Japanese style pajamas and a bunch of towels, a fresh sponge. Also in the bathroom are more lockers, toothbrushes, razors, shampoo, conditioner, bodywash etc. The sauna and hottub is small but clean. Female and mixed common living areas. Good location between 3 subway stations.


Very good location for nightlife. An usual capsuelhotel very clean an uncomplicated with good stuff. I would definetly stay there again.


A great location and place to stay if you are in the Dontombori area and looking to get the Japanese capsule experience. The public areas were smoky, but the women's facility were quiet, clean, and secure. Some staff spoke great English while others did not. Overall, it was an awesome experience in Japan!


This is a no-frills Capsule hotel, not a traditional hostel. Everything is an extra charge, you have public changing rooms with lockers, no private areas (and gender separated, which is a pro or con, depending on who you are). The Spa (onsen) was nice enough, but there was a chunk of feces on the floor in the bathroom there, for hours, one night. The beds themselves are clean, and the wifi (lobby only) is usually good. Location is fantastic. Traditional hostels, though, are cheaper and better...


The toilets are very small and not very clean. Have limited power outlets to charge devices.


Female capsule nice and clean. Blanket kinda thin, felt the cold. Clean onsen & sauna and dressing room. Uncomfortable to walk about bare-footed though. Smoking allowed at lobby and when I joined my boyfriend at the male+female resting lounge, it was filled with cigarette smell as most men were smoking in the lounge, very uncomfortable for non-smokers.

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The Capsule Hostel was what it promised. An inexpensive opportunity to sleep in an expensive country! However, I did not expect the pool, the bath, the whirlpool and the sauna. I spent the nights more in the bath than in my capsule! I liked it soooo much,


This was a decently indecent facility. Smoking indoors is allowed and although the sleeping area is nonsmoking, it still reeks of cigarettes. Staff were less than welcoming. Highly regret staying here.


Pros: * Great location in downtown Osaka * Cheap price (not as cheap as a hostel) * The in-house sento bath is pretty good * Interesting experience * Efficient shoe and personal locker system (large enough for backpack) Cons: * Its a capsule hotel so LOTS of people coming and going at 3 am * Only curtains and thin walls so you can hear everything * Thin slightly sticky mattress


It's a capsule hotel ! If you know what that entails, this place is great.


Not somewhere I'd recommend for westeners. The lack of showers was okay as the public bath is part of the experience, but there was no working internet at all, had to make a trip to starbucks to book the next hostel, and the staff that I dealt with were fairly blunt and rude considering how expensive the bed was.


Great place, nice facility, awesome value for money. It's a really huge capsule hotel you definitely want to experience once when you travel to Japan. Clean and Quiet. 24 Hours Services. I would come back if I travel to Osaka.


Place is run down and unpleasant. It has seen better days. I got bedbugs in the capsule. Better go somewhere else.


Staying in a capsule is worth the experience. This one is in an awesome location right in the heart of the youth party area.. The toilets are very average and there are downsides such as not being able to charge your devices in your capsule, you have to pay a deposit to leave it in a locker downstairs! You also have to wear a robe.. A little bit weird. Still worth one nights stay!


Perfect location, good facilities and the capsule is nice for those who just need a bed to sleep overnight. Just to beware of the naked share bathroom and WIFI available only at common area. Everything else is good in value.


It's an interesting experience to sleep in capsules and the hotbath was truly relaxing. The security to the ladies area is great. Facilities provided in the ladies room are thoughtful. However please be mindful that if you carrying big/bulky luggage/baggage, you may need to store them with the reception rather than in your locker due to size constraint though you just need to pay a small sum for 24hours storage.


It was a cheap night's sleep in a clean, secure facility. As far as actually sleeping goes, the mattresses aren't really comfortable and the noise of guests coming in late, and their alarms going off at 5am, meant that I didn't really sleep that much at all.

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