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All in all it was a good room, totally sufficient, the staff at the lobby was friendly and helpful too. What I didn't like was the overall smell of cold tobacco in the room, the sheets etc. That aside, it was good for one night, vending machines, laundry and all. Close to supermarkets, public transportation and near to a pretty cool and fun area with lots of restaurants.
It is what it is, and it's not a 5 star luxury hotel. The neighbourhood might not be for everyone, and you're not likely to spend two weeks there, but it's also VERY cheap. The sheets were clean, the bed was comfortable enough, the place was relatively secure given that this is a fairly safe country (just keep in mind your luggage may not fit in their lockers), they have a sauna, and the place is close to Tennoji and Namba. For less than 2000 yen a night, it's a steal.
Decent sized single room, comfy futon with enough blankets, friendly and helpful staff with decent English communication.
It's a Hotel, let's just get that clear. There is a common area and kitchen on the ground floor but no one really goes there to hang out with other travellers. You are pretty much on your own. The room are really nice however and the kimono robe you received were super comfy! The staff was really nice and it's an OK location. The best part of the hotel however is by far the fact that they have FREE bicycle rental. Doing Osaka on a bike is a must! Overall pleasant stay.
Good Hostel for a cheap price. Staff was helpful and could talk in German!
Felt more like hotel then hostel. No atmosphere at all. Hard to meet people as there no common area and kitchen is super basic. Would stay there again good value for money. Easy to get to. Spa world across road and is amazing! Also a pretty cool bricked coffee shop thats cheap
It was pretty good! It was very functional and I have absolutely no complaints.
I booked this place not expecting anything fancy, but liking the fact that it was cheap. I walked from the subway station and passed at least 6 places that looked nicer and were actually much cheaper - like 25-40% cheaper. The shared bathroom were set up like a male bathroom so a woman may have to walk one foot behind a man using a urinal in order to get to her stall. Room was small Japanese style, but places nearby had larger Western style rooms for up to 500 yen cheaper. LOTS of options near.
Cheap place close to a subway station.. However sketchy area. If it hadn't been for the constant strong smell of cigarettes and the seriously uncomfortably Tatami mats I would of rated this place higher. Best part - fresh towels whenever u require them & friendly staff.
The hostel was super easy to find and there are many good places to go eat and things to look at! This was my first time staying in a Japanese style room, with the futons and bamboo mats. It was awesome; the smells of the mats is very pleasing. The bathrooms weren't the greatest, but I felt like the other perks of staying there outway that. The staff was super helpful with directions and recommendations. There is a small supermarket nearby. I would stay there again.
I stayed in two budget hotels in Nishinari, Hotel Chuo and this one. Mikado was awful -- the walls were disgusting, the bathrooms were male/female combined (as in, you walk right into a urinal), sanitary conditions were very poor. I know you get what you pay for but I would pay only 1000 JPY for this, not 2200. Especially when Chuo was perfectly fine for nearly the same price. I just needed a place to crash before my early morning flight but ultimately I got little rest due to feeling unsafe.
Wasn't what we expected as it is much more of a hotel than a hostel with only a small common area and small 4 bed dorms (that are 2 small rooms converted into 1!) but having said that, it was very comfortable, the staff are excellent and the showers were great. Toilets were a little basic and the surrounding area wasn't aesthetically pleasing shall we say, but it was not at all unpleasant.
close to the subway and spa world! Showers and toilet are dated good value for money if you just want a place to crash.
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I really enjoyed my stay. I got a single for pretty cheap in February and loved it. The beds aren't super comfortable but hey, backpackers should be used to it. Bathrooms are fine. Showers I thought were excellent. Decent kitchen but didn't use it. I would return!
Convenient location, close to train station, shops and some attractions. The staff were very helpful and friendly, they even lent me a adaptor free of charge. There is a well stocked kitchen area so you can cook your own meals as well.
great hostel. would love to stay here again
Forewarning the hostel is located on the outer edge of Osaka's slums! Immediate vicinity of hostel is passable. Across the street from SpaWorld and right next to train station. 10-15 minute train ride to Doton-bori which is FUN. Facilities are shabby but cleaner than public restrooms in the States and co-ed. We stayed in the single private rooms which were tatami mats with futon. Comfortable and private but small. Common area locks after reception closes so security is very good despite location
Pretty cheap hostel with rather good facilities. The staff isn't very well at english but tries their best.