Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi Reviews
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Although the location is good to be in Shinsaibashi, and close to Doutonbori, two nights there was enough. It seems to be designed for local people more than tourists, as most staff dont speak much/any english. Also to note, the clothes dryers there suck, so find somewhere else to wash your clothes, the shower facilities are public, which didnt bother me, but you WILL be stared at...and they smoke inside which can get overwhelming on a friday/saturday night. Good for a gimmick. 2.5 out of 5
An experience I would recommend. Average for security as you cannot lock yourself in your "capsule" but this is part of the concept. Average for atmosphere as rather clinical atmosphere, most people who go to these capsule hotels see these as somewhere to wash/sleep and nothing more, but again this is part of the concept.
Had quite a nice time staying in this hostel. It was fun to try sleeping in a capsule. The capsule itself was clean and comfortable although I woke up several times in the night because it was far too hot. Sometimes the aircon was working in the capsule but I wasn't sure how to control it. The women's area was nice because there weren't many people. The sauna and bath area was small but very nice.
Nice place, good experience. Definitely not for much else than showering, relaxing, and sleeping. Don't expect to meet anyone or have a good time.
Not great for meeting fellow travelers but great if you know what to expect. I definitely suggest everyone try a capsule hotel for a day or two. Where else will you get the chance? The place is great though. Sauna and hot spring on the bottom floor.
Well, it's the Japanese capsule hotel experience. A bit old, but okay. I am glad I stayed there for one night for the experience, and I recommend that other travellers try out a capsule hotel like this for one night, but for longer periods of time I prefer hostels and guesthouses.
Ive always wanted to try out a capsule hotel. They did not disappoint. Great place to try your first capsule or just to stay the night and still be in the center of Namba!
Great fun if you want to have the Capsule hotel experience. The sauna and baths are wonderful after a long day's sightseeing. The only negative point for me was the fact that all the common areas (not the bedroom areas) allow smoking and are often very smokey. Oh, and if any tall people are wondering - the capsules are pretty long; I fitted and I'm 196cm/ 6ft 5in tall.
Not for the faint of heart, bit of a shock but great fun if you give it a chance, not something I'd recommend for your first night though
I stayed twice, but found that both capsules don't seem to be cleaned around and under the mattresses. I think adjustable air-conditioning would also be a bonus - unless I happened to get capsules where it wasn't working? Loved the concept of the capsule, but price-wise it was more expensive than a backpack hostel - I believe it should be cheaper - say around 2200-2400 for a standard all-night booking.
For the location and value, this place is pretty awesome. The capsules are super comfy and the bath/sauna is really nice for being included in the price! Right outside the door is downtown Namba and some great night life. I will definitely come back here!
Ideal for 1 night out, it is worth to take advantage of the baths
It was as described. Smoking in the common room sucked.
If you just want to find a place to sleep with no intention to make friends, this is probably the place. Located 8n the American village, it is not difficult to find but the walk to Shinabashi or Namba does take a while. This is my first time sleeping in a capsule, and the atmosphere is like everyone just treats the hostel as a place to sleep but not also a place to chat with others. The capsule actually offers more privacy than i thought though, and sleeping in it is quite comfortable.
Nice for 1 or 2 nights stay. No much space for store your stuff, that must be improved.
The facilities looked very old, and were not that clean. The carpets throughout the building were smelly and dirty..especially in the locker rooms. Also, the sleep capsules didn't have outlets. I have stayed at other capsule hotels in Japan and this one is my least favorite.
Conveniently located across one bridge from Dotonbori, this is the place to be if you want to explore Osaka nightlife. The hotel was equipped with public baths, laundry facilities, massage chairs, TVs in the capsules and several lounges. It may get kind of noisy at night due to being in close proximity with many other tenants. Breakfast was also served in Japanese and Western styles. Overall, a great place to stay while going sight-seeing in Osaka.
This capsule hostel is clean and convenient.It provides everything you need for a stay (for free);Toothbrush, hairdryer, towel, shampoo, even sleepingwear.The front desk is systematic, so people may find it unfriendly. One staff (his name was Yamazaki or Yama-something) was very helpful finding places around the hostel in a friendly way. Dorm rooms are quite (not for socializing place with other travellers).Overall, it's a good place to sleep at night and explore the city during the daytime.