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Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi Reviews

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

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546 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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.

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.


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 loved this place because it felt very Japanese. It has a lot of character with the facilities downstairs that have nicotine stained walls and the communal rooms downstairs . There are a lot of areas to sit down and a room full of manga. The bathing area is great! The uniform is amazing and I brought one as a souvenir. I would definitely stay here again as it was the best capsule place that I stayed out of the two, even through the other one seemed more modern. I like the old school feel.


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)

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