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IM Guest House Reviews

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

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123 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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We got moved to another guest house because there were not enough rooms available at IMGH, in abad location and with very bad facilities..ie: horrible shower and bathroom, with no internet and bad air conditioning..be careful when booking to make sure IMGH dont move you somewhere else

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Security is low because you can walk straight through a front/side door upstairs to the bedrooms and the bedroom door on the twin room is a thin ply wood. Hostess is lovely - a real character! Very small common area - cramped dining room with kitchen attached, but sociable if the right people are staying there. Clean with basic facilities. Located in suburb away from central areas but close to metro.


Not my favourite place to stay unf. Run-down facilities, uncomfortable beds, and a very unpleasant shared bathroom and shower. Hardest part was not having a full-time desk receptionist who could check us in at 9pm, or check us out before 8am. Positives was the kind and enthusiastic owner who treated us like family and the homey towels for rent.


Location was ok, a little hard to find but not too far from Momodani station. Staff and general atmosphere was nice. I got a key for a little locker with the room key, which was convenient. I would recommend this place.


i enjoyed staying there. Nami, the owner, was very kind and met nice ppl here. Clean enough, convenient with shops and markets near by, cheap. location is little far from the downtown Namba though.


The lady that runs this hostel is lovely and will help you as much as she can. Location wise it isn't bad however, if you want to stay out a bit later it isn't ideal for navigating your way home after the trains have stopped.


Super convenient location if you've got a JR pass. Friendly staff, clean, comfortable. Overall an above-average hostel experience.


A very nice hostel in Osaka. It is chip and clean. It is a little bit far from the center but it is very closer to the metro station. Near the hostel is easy to find good food in some typical japanese restaurant or market. A particulary thanks to the two woman that manage the hostel: very kind and warm people, you can feel you like at home!


급하게 여행계획을 잡는바람에 5박6일여행중에서 가운데 토일을 숙박예약없이 스파가야지란생각에 무작정 갔습니다. 한국말 잘하시는 주인아주머니덕에 여행에대한정보도 많이얻을 수 있었고 숙박도 모두 도와주셨어요. 여행중에 만난 많은 외국인들, 한국인들, 일본현지인들 모두 너무친절해서 좋았고 좋은 인연이되서 더욱 좋습니다. 마지막날엔 주인아주머니와 함께 온천에갔는데 정말 환상적이었습니다^^* 저의 첫 여행. 첫 혼자하는여행. 너무행복한시간이었어요!! IM guest house 모든 직원분들 너무 감사합니다!!! 아, 그리구 여행가시는분들 칸사이스루패스보다 이코카하루카라는 교통카드를 알아보세요꼭!! 전 제주변에 오사카여행가실분있으면 모두 IM으로 초대할생각입니다^^* 좋은 여행되세요 모두!

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This guest house is pretty basic but run by a very nice and helpful family. It's about a 10 minute walk to the JR Osaka Loop line but in a quiet residential neighborhood where you can get a good feeling for everyday life. There's a small kitchen as well as a dining area with tables but no other common area to hang out in and meet other travelers.


Very friendly and knowledgeable staff at IM Guesthouse. Easy to get to from the Momodani station with plenty of grocery stores and places to eat near by. When going out near Ebisu-bashi it will be about at 1800 yen cab ride back.


This was my first stop in Japan. I thoroughly appreciated the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff here (especially the little lady) . The room was tidy, clean and safe and the toilet was homely.

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Poor management in this hostel!! We stayed 4 nights in this hostel and need to change room 2 times. (we've made this booking for 1 four bedded female dorms for 5 weeks ago! And the hostel owner always mentioned this is a hostel not a hotel, we well known this is a hostel not a hotel but basic management is always needed to accomodate the dorms, right? And environment for shower is bad! If anymore hostel can chose, I absoutely will not chose this hostel!


Thank you for your kindness, Nami san!


Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Walls a paper thin so noisy guests may keep you up and had quite a wait for a shower most mornings. Overall good value for money, I'd come back


IM Guest house is one of the friendliest places I have stayed in Japan. The woman who runs the hostel is very friendly and helpful, the common room is a good size and has a great atmosphere. Facilities are generally good - one shower and bathroom to 8 people, usually, and the small kitchen has all you need to make a quick breakfast. But the house itself is a bit old, and the rooms are not the greatest. But generally they are clean.


No coffee or tea available as stated. Staff was considerate of late check in. Not sure if shower was just dirty or painted funny. Tatami room was nice. Bunk bed very sturdy. Host was friendly but not readily available when needed. I don't know that I would stay here again. It was definitely an interesting experience.


I loved this hostel! It was quite easy to find and there were lots of people there to guide us to the right direction. The staff was really lovely and friendly

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