The perfect place for those that don't mind minimalism. VERY firm beds... yeah that was a suprise. cold at night. noisy till late. guys talking and watching tv. can hear everything from adjacent dorm room. 2 bathrooms. place is in the middle of being refurbished, and looks like it. Guys are very friendly. GORGEOUS tiles lining the place, very Moroccan feel, but very shabby facilities.
Pros: best atmosphere ever. gorgeous. clean. helpful staff. very clean. stylish. cons: no lockers. no kitchen. iffy wifi. no maps. Also Youssef (who was great) took us out to dinner- a very expensive dinner, which we didn't know about. They will try to sell you lots of extras. No matter what they tell you, you do NOT need a guide. Get lost. have fun. you will find your way back somehow. more fun to stop whenever you want. be firm about not spending more money if you are on a tight budget.
You get what you pay for. That being said, I would stay again, because it was so cheap. But it is a very basic Riad. A bit dark, a bit gloomy, bathroom was cleaned sporadically, moldy shower curtain, found mouse droppings on the dresser. Also, will likey not stay in the riad pictured, you will stay in the riad next door, slightly less glamourous that the one pictured. Hot water runs out after a few drops. Also a cat lives there so watch out if you have allergies. Briam was very nice and helpful
Fine place, nice common area, very friendly staff. Don't expect quiet as the dorm I stayed in was next to the common room. Signs say quiet hours are after midnight, but that rule wasn't enforced, and it was noisey till about 1. Nice kitchen. Only issue is that the bed was kind of gross. I got a fresh fitted sheet, sheet, and blanket, but the lining of the matress was gross. Loose hairs, lint, looked like it hadn't been washed in weeks. Might stay again if that issue could be fixed.
Fine place. Friendliest staff I've come across. Having to pay for wifi is kind of stupid though. It really feels like you are nickel and diming your guests, really, just make it free. Comfy beds. nice free breakfast. Would sleep there again.
Extremely cramped dorm room. No common area. felt like a prison. Have to pay to use lockers in the basement of a restaurant. Something like a pound every 12 hours. No computers. Just a bed in a very small dorm room. Great if you just need a place to crash for a night and don't want to socialize, cook, or do anything really except sit in your bed. Would certainly not go back.
Awesome place. Huge kitchen. Rooms not too cramped. Friendly, helpful staff. I stayed like a week and a half. Super-conveinent location. One of the best hostels I have stayed at. Heard some complaints about the owners being not so nice. Be nice to your staff, owner! Also if the reception needs you, they just deactivate your key so you are locked out of everything. Not so nice. Stop doing that guys! Otherwise an awesome place.
Great location, great price, but not much more than a roof and a bed.
No soap in the bathroom, bathroom door didn't lock, very old, beat-up lounge, stains on the pillow, distant staffers. This hostel needs a lot of improvements, and I would not return. The complementary breakfast was actually great, though.
The lounge was really nice to stay in, lots of intersting books, nick-nacks, etc. The location is pretty much on top of Momodani station. Very friendly staff, clean cozy beds, highly recommended if staying in Osaka!
The location is pretty great, and the dorm room was super nice, warm, cozy, and with tatami mats. The owner was really nice, too. We wanted to go to the local amusement park, Fuji-Q, and he went online and printed us coupons for us. He was a very good host. The hostel itself, though, is a little boring. A very quite place (or maybe it was just that was because of the time of year we went). Not the kind of place to hang out at, but if you want to go to Kawaguchiko, i definately recommend this place.
This place was alright, but you definetely get what you pay for. It was a bit run-down, the toilets and shower/bath room were really old, and the lounge looked antique. The beds were clean and comfy, though. If you are strapped for cash, Kawase is doable, but if you can spare another 500 or 1000 yen, try a nicer capsule hotel.