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2-7-2 Katsuyamakita, Ikuno-ku, Osaka, Japan

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186 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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Room was clean but very stuffy and smelly. Ok with window open and aircon, but horrible to return to at the end of a sightseeing day

  • 1st Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)



  • 28th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Osaka seems to suffer from a lack of hostels. IM is not glamourous or even very pretty, but it gets the job done if you need a place to stay. The check in hours are not very traveller friendly and it has some cleanliness issues. If you wash your clothes here there is only a washer and you have to hang dry the rest of your clothes, so consider washing somewhere else. The hostel is out in an interesting neighbouhood, but it's a bit of a trek. I would probably stay somewhere else if I could.


The hostel is located within a 5-10min walk from the JR station, but far away from Dotombori, Namba, Ame-Mura, Denden Town business centre. Wifi didn't work in the upstairs room, although the staff claimed it should. Shower on the third floor was broken. Toilet was dirty. The living room was welcoming. We booked a Private double, but had a bunk bed. The sheets had stains. The pillow covers had elastic straps and were only covering half of the pillow. All in all everything was old and cheap.


The people were very nice, and the bedrooms spacious close to a shopping area and subway/train station. Unfortunately, mold and dirt was on the walls in our bedroom and the toilet area was pretty scary. I would stay here again because of its price and location, and for a hostel it wasn't that bad, but simple fixes/cleanliness could have gone far here. Also, I got different directions from hostel world and the hostel site itself; neither were clear on how far down the dark alley to go.


On the rooftop you can let dry your stuff. Also it is nice place at night. Hostel is little bit hidden, but at least during night there is quiet. Also stuff understand English.


The rooms had a not friendly layout leaving lots of space that couldn't really be used, so it wasn't very comfortable, the same goes to the bed. The location is great and the staff friendly. When we stayed at the hostel were only a few people so we there wasnt really to much problem with the showers but, in our room were beds for 10 people and only 1 shower avalible. I will look for another hostel next time I go to Osaka


Nice, cozy little place in a quiet place. Rooms were pretty small but had a shared bathroom and shower, could have been a little closer to Momodani station but not a bad walk, especially with the street filled with shops and restaurants on the way.


You can never find the staff, the ladyb is nice, but if feels like there's nobody there most of the time. No coffee, or something, just a place to sleep, that's all. It's really near to a JR station very close to the Osaka Castle tough, and about 25 min from Nanba area.


The dorm was bit small and there were no lockers or other places to store luggage easily. Staff was friendly but not often present.


The hostel is kind of far from station, but it's OK, you can enjoy walking around shopping streets. If you want to stay up late to walk around the city, I don't recommend this hostel, because you can't use bathroom and lounge in the middle of the night. Anyway, for me, the worst thing was that bathroom was kinda dirty.


Okay for the price but bathrooms were a bit dirty and staff never seemed to be around when you wanted them. Location isn't really near anything either.


Yui very available, explaining where the nice clubs are and helping me out with laundry.


The hostel is in a charming back street and the hostess is really nice, the facilities are horrid though. Our door could be (and was) broken in by a four year old and you could hear every sound, including all the jammed doors that needed an extra push. Warm water was only available for the first few guests and internet didn't reach anything beyond the first room after the reception area. Living area was very awkward. Could be a great place, but definitely needs some improvements.

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