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Good for saving money but it's a bit of a distance from Osaka city centre
First thing when you walk in all you notice is the smell of feet. Place felt too stuffy and when I tried turning the air down she came in and turned it back up and it was hot in the room to make matters worse my husbands room had no air on, summer time with the humidity totally unacceptable!
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It is a very nice little guesthouse in a very quiet environment. The atmosphere is very homely. Owner and other guests were very nice as well. I liked the curtains for the beds which provided more privacy. Free Wifi was working well. The location is good if you need to go to Kansai airport (about 30 min by train from there). From the city it is a bit far away, therefore it could have been a bit cheaper.
Good hostel. A bit out of town, but in a nice quiet environment close to transportation. Awesome staff, clean rooms. Would stay again.
The map provided was inaccurate and made me get lost coming from Sakai station. The location is labelled as being close to Kansai airport, which seems appealing but it is actually over 1 hour away by train, which means it isn't close to Osaka and it isn't close to downtown. After getting lost trying to find the hostel, I called a taxi and we both struggled to find it, even using GPS. Thus I was late due to misdirection and was SCOLDED by the hostel manager, who was mad I was staying one night.
If youre looking to save a bit of money by booking here then be warned that, even with a rail pass, it will cost you 270 yen each way to get from Sakai station to JR lines. it is also quite far out from the main city, not too far but still a bit long after a day of sightseeing. I was also put in a room away from the main building where the owner sleeps so could only decide to sleep when he did and also it made it quite hard to meet other people.
Owner was great and friendly, nice use of facilities
Well this is place is really warming, friendly staff, the location not so good but ok a train you arrive anywhere fast
A very great hostel! Even though I stayed for one night, I had an enjoyable experience!
The hostel is right by Sakai station which is ¥820 on the train system express route. The guy working/living there was really cool and nice, he also knew the city very well and could easily set you in the right path to any destination you may want to visit. There were also many other very cool people living in the hostel. 10/10
Good place to stay, but the location is a little out of the way
Overall, my experience was great. The location isn't the best but it's pretty close to the airport and parts of Osaka. Nari-San (the owner) was very hospitable and took some of the guests to some of the local spots. Sakai has some incredible food joints sprinkled all around the station. We were lucky enough to enjoy some amazing Japanese cuisine. I had some "kushi-katsu" which is their breaded meat and vegetables on a stick dipped in some sweet sauce. It was simply delicious! Great place to stay
We had a really nice stay at the Sakai Guest House. It was not difficult to find the location of the house from the Sakai train station. Nari was really nice, and we also met a lot of friends from different countries in the common room. The atmosphere and the environment were also good. We really enjoyed our stay.
We arrived to a sign on the door telling us the code to get inside, which was completely empty and very eerie. The owner arrived took our payment and left soon after. Over our stay we only saw him briefly and he was generally fairly rude. There are only two bathrooms, one of which is connected to the only shower so that can be a problem as theres only one bathroom when someone showers. The only advantages are clean and provides a bed but i wouldnt recommend this place if you can find elsewhere.
Hostel was great location for going to airport. Probably 20 minutes from city. Very close to subway. Place only has around 4 rooms so it is quite small. It is very easy to meet and hang out with others that are staying there if there are any.
Only one shower room is totally not enough !!!
Overpriced compared to other hostels, especially proper guesthouses. No new set of sheets given (the bottom pad and pillowcase case might have been cleaned, but who knows), bathrooms and shower are a bit rundown. The AC barely works, and worse the manager will turn it off to save money. No room keys and lockers are small. The location is far away from central Osaka, and the station is slow. I don't understand why the ratings are so high for this place. Not bad, but not great.
Only spent a couple nights at this hostel, owner was a super nice guy and was there to help most of the time. Hostel was very clean and had a very homey feel to it! Only downside was the location. On one hand, I booked it for the proximity to Kansai airport as I had a early flight one morning but on the other hand, it could be quite costly to get to places in Osaka and was usually quite a ride. The nearest 7-11 was also quite far away (for sake of an ATM for foreigners)
This place was great, it felt like home away from home as it was in a quiet area away from the Namba city center but not so far away to get to. The downside is that it's not close to the JR LINE but it only costs 260yen to get from Sakai station to Namba station where all the action is.