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Japanese style hotel. Very basic room but comfortable with fridge and TV (No English). Fabulous huge and very hot communal hot bath on ground floor which for me is a very big plus Lacking directions but easy to find via google maps. Direct subway from airport to Dobutsuen-Mae. Exit 9 and turn immediately right under tram tracks then turn second left and hotel is less than 150mt on left.
This hotel is in the "ghetto" and is by the Geisha red light district at night. Nothing special about the place, its all japanese sstyle rooms. Was there one night, it was a 5 min. walk from the JR line.
Hotel for men! There are mostly male guests, especially in the common places of the hotel. There is a key for the women's toilet and shower, you always have to collect it at the front desk to go to the toilet! There are showering times, only one women's shower, you can imagine ... The shower/toilet room is - relatively - clean. The staff is nice, it will be a problem if you don't speak any Japanese, though. The rooms are very small, and the air in them stinky & bad! Cockroaches!!
The bathroom was clean and nice and provided everything needed. Down side was there was only one shower for women. The toilet for women was in this room so only one person could use it at a time and you needed to get the key. Even if you just needed to go to the toilet you had just this one possibility! (I just went to the guys toilet....) the room smelled funny... But it had a fridge and I was alone in the room. Staff was helpful but no English. I wouldn't advise girls going here.
Based on the reviews I saw on this site and others I thought this hotel was going to be like waking up in dracula's coffin in the middle of the ghetto but it really wasn't that bad. A very standard Japanese style hotel. The room did not smell bad. Sure, they had that typical Japanese room tatami smell so I'm wondering if the other reviewers have ever been to Japan before. The location is vaguely dodgy but it is very close to the subway station which is just a few stops to Shinsaibashi, Umeda etc