Tani9 Backpackers Osaka Reviews
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Small hostel within walking district of Osaka's downtown district. Exceptionally friendly staff with good tips. Code provided to return through door at night, although not all travellers observe the necessity of re-locking this door!
Tani-9 is a really good, really vertical hostel. We stayed on the 4th floor of the hostel, where it was extremely hot, but luckily the A/C worked well to cool it down. The staff here is very friendly and helpful and the facilities are sufficient. The location is a bit further from central Osaka/Namba as I was hoping, but it was still possible to walk there in about 15-20 minutes. Overall I would recommend Tani-9 for anyone staying in Osaka. Good hostel!
Have many friendly and helpful staff with excellent service provided under the supervision of Lady Ina, the smart boss.
i love this kind of cozy hostel but only one problem I faced is the shower room is just one door for locking the cubicle, the changing area outside the cubicle is just covered by curtain only. For me it is just unsecured since the curtain has no lock, it is quite embarrassing and nervous when I have shower there.
The staff was friendly, informative, and genuinely nice people. The atmosphere invited you in to hang ouout with people since they were so friendly. The facility was dated, but the stastaff and location made up for it.
Staff were really great, let me do a late checkin. The hostel is very narrow and has no elevator but the staff helped me with my bags. I was on the top floor and had to check out early in the morning and the layout of the hostel makes you walk through other rooms to get down. Don't recommend if you have lots of luggage. Apart from that it was alright.
I really like my stay here though rooms are a bit small compred to the other hostels i've been to. Staff are friendly. 2 shower and 2 toilet on the same floor wd female dorm. Does'nt have problem using it whenever im at the hostel. Fast wifi connection. Few minute walk to dotonbhori. Theres convinience store near the subway exit. Would stay here again if ever I come back.
Very friendly staff and great location! Common area is quite small but still a good place to meet fellow travelers
It's a very small place in osaka, but the people and the staff were so kind that it was totally worth it!
Nice small cozy hostel with very friendly and helpful staff. If I am ever again in Osaka I will definitely stay at Tani9 again!
Lovely helpful staff - you are given a really useful map with lots of local stores pointed out and they are all happy to make suggestions and recommendations. Location is good - easy to get to Nara by train and a short walk to Dotonbori street and Shinsaibashi. No keys - just a code for the front door. Excellent AC in the four bed female dorm. Would recommend!
Great relaxed atmosphere and really excellent staff who made us feel at home. The dorm was a bit warm at night and the station is a short walk, but in general the location 15 minutes from Namba is great. Would definitely stay here again!
Amy was very friendly and provided us with heaps of help!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
3 great things about Tani9: location, wifi and air conditioning. HOWEVER: I didn't feel very safe in this hostel at all. The main door is only locked by a dodgy key pad, and there are no locks between rooms. Because of this, and because there were no small safes provided, we had to carry our passports around. Also the shower is ridiculous. The area to get changed outside of the shower is only protected by a curtain that doesn't fully close, so it's not very private at all.
Please consider setting up a branch hostel nearby so that we can book a bed easier when we wish to come back to Osaka.
The best hostel in Osaka with the best location, served by the best people.
The shower room curtain on the left is a bit insecure, the nails came loose.
- Novice Nomad
- Hong Kong
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great stay, though quite cramp, it adds to the cozy atmosphere in the hostel where you get to meet many others. Location is fantastic, 2 stations away from the heart of Osaka (Namba). Thanks!
Really enjoyed the place, totally authentic and liveable rooms and common space. Just a nice change to your boring old hostel! Would recommend 10/10 times
A good boss Ina with a helpful assistance called Emi. A hostel with the best location and reasonable price in Osaka. I will pick this hostel as my first choice in Osaka, better than staying in a hotel. I advised Miss Ina to raise the price and charges.