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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.



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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

***Welcome to ARK HOSTEL***

This clean and modern dormitory style hostel provides all the necessities you will need during your stay.
Clean and well-equipped facilities, free breakfast and high-speed WiFi makes great advantage for all travelers.
This is the best place to enjoy Osaka and meet new people from all over the world!!

***Room types***
All bunk beds are equipped with curtains to provide extra privacy and better sleep and charging points, WiFi is accessible in entire building.
(1)Mixed and female only dorm with cozy bunk beds (120cm × 200cm).
(2)2 types of private room for bigger group such as family and group.
- 6 beds Private dorm with bath-towel, toothbrush and body sponge.
- Japanese style private room with tatami flooring & small Japanese garden with bath-towel, toothbrush and body sponge

- All staffs can speak English and Japanese (Some speak Korean), it makes quite easy for you to communicate with us about locals, tourist information and more!
- Also we are making some events so let's have fun together, looking forward to seeing you!

We are located in city center area 'Higobashi' where is within less than 10 mins far away from main tourists' destination such as Namba/Dotombori and Umeda(JR Osaka). Osaka castle, Universal Studios Japan, Aquarium, and other main tourist spots are also easy-accessible! Hostel itself is just 1 mins walk from Subway Higobashi station(Exit 9)

***Facilities & Equipment***
- ARK HOSTEL also has a nice cafeteria & dining space where to hang out during the stay.
- Common space has computers, TV, video games in the designated lounge area.
- WiFi is accessible in the whole building.
- In the kitchen you can find all the basic equipment to prepare your meals.

***Other Information***
- You can buy beverages and necessary daily stuffs at reception.
- We have big large terrace on ground floor, and nice roof top for chilling out!

- Dormitories are either mixed or for female only. (Private dorm is for max 6 people group or family)
- Shower rooms, toilets and other public areas are shared with other guests. Common spaces are open for 24 hours.
- Smoking prohibited except for designated areas.

***Property Policies and Conditions***
1).Cancellation policy:
On the day of the intended check-in date or in a case of no-show: 100% charge of the total accommodation fee
2).Age restriction : Guest must be older than 15.
3).Reception Open Time: 8 A.M.– 11 A.M. / 3 P.M. – 10 P.M.(Cleaning tome from 11 A.M - 2 P.M)
◆Check-in Time : 3 P.M.-10 P.M. ( The reception would be closed after 10P.M.)
◆Check-out Time : 11A.M
※Please check in by 10P.M. (No refund after 10P.M.)
※We ask all guests to show their passports.
4). Please pay the accommondation fee in cash or credit card(VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX and Diners) when checking in.
5).Please consider the other guests and refrain from shouting or making a loud noise especially after midnight.
6).e would store your luggage before check-in time. The service is available from 8A.M. on the day of your check-in. You would be charged if you want to store your luggage before your check-in or after your check-out day. (500yen/ per day)
7).Common spaces are open for 24h.(Shower Rooms. Bathrooms, Kitchen, Terrace) But please refrain from using washing machine or the laundry drier after midnight.
8).Smoking is prohibited in bedrooms and common spaces. It is allowed only at the terrace. (1F,2F or Rooftop)

◆Other services
# Tourist information & Variety maps
# Towel rental (200JPY)
# Toothbrush (50JPY)
# Washing machine (200JPY)
# Laundry drier (100JPY)
# Padlock (200JPY)
# Bicycle rental (500JPY/Day) View House Rules


The Ark Hostel is where modern Japanese design meets funky colours and homely details. Before you venture out into the streets of Osaka, swing by our free breakfast – or mingle with a few of the other guests in our cosy common room. We have a huge ground floor terrace that's a great sun trap, as well as a spacious rooftop deck with incredible city views. When hunger strikes, grab a bite to eat in our stylish wood-panelled café or make for the communal kitchen.


We're in the Higobashi area of central Osaka: a 12-minute walk from the skyscraper district of Umeda and less than 20 minutes by metro from the high-octane entertainment district of Namba. We're also just three minutes' walk from Higobashi Station, where you can jump on the Yotsubashi Line trains to explore further out. It takes around 45 minutes to get to us from Osaka International Airport using public transport – just change at Nishi-Umeda station.

Rooms and Dorms

The bunk beds in our mixed and female-only dorms all have curtains you can pull across for a bit of extra privacy, as well as charging points to keep your gadgets fully juiced. We've also got private lockers, and if you forget your padlock you can buy one from reception. Our private rooms are decorated in Japanese style with tatami flooring and mini gardens. They also come with bath towels, a toothbrush and a body sponge. Luxury!

Extras and activities

Hire a bicycle from reception and zip around Osaka like a local. Later on, rinse off with a hot shower and clean up your clothes in our washing machines and tumble dryers. When you're not socialising in our laid-back outdoor spaces, head inside to our common area. Our games room has a PlayStation and plenty of DVDs to choose from for a relaxed movie night, and we've got free Wi-Fi through the whole hostel if you'd rather binge watch on your favourite streaming site.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2019
    Great location, clean and comfy beds, quiet at nighttime, clean showers, spacious kitchen to use. Nice cafe downstairs that you can get food.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2019
    Great place.
    Taiwan China, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2019
    3rd stay, for a reason. Come see for yourself!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Oct 2019
    One of the better hostels I stayed at in Japan. Location is great and close to both 7 eleven and train station. It is clean and has a nice kitchen and common area although not much social vibes when I was there. The only negative comment would be regarding the beds, the mattress feels paper thin so do not expect a soft comfy bed. Other than the staff are really nice and helpful also.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Nov 2019
    Perfect place to crash before heading to Kyoto the next morning. I got to the hostel after their check in had already closed and they were kind enough to leave me instructions for getting in. Putting in a door code everytime you want to access your bunk is a little annoying. Overall great place. Can't beat the price for a stay in Osaka.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    22 Nov 2019
    Our stay was nice, and the beds were comfy and big. There was a small but nice common area, but it is a big hostel, so it is not a place were you get to know many people, because there is new people every day. The small breakfast was free, which was really nice, even though it was 3 toast and coffee. We liked the area, but it is a bit far from the things we wanted to see. The locker is really small, so you couldn't really keep your luggage anywhere.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 Nov 2019
    Very lovely hostel, with great staff. Only things we didn't like were the beds were quiet hard (thin mattress so could feel the bed slats) and unfortunately I had a bottom bunk which is on the floor (not a problem) but the gap between the bed and the wall was rather dirty with dust and plaster wrappers etc. Otherwise this place was great.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Oct 2019
    Area is nowhere touristy but it is steps from the metro and a street down from amazing seafood ramen and an amazing sake bar (and other eateries/bars). Security is good but lockers are too small for any bag one arrives with. Rooms and bunks, however, are very spacious. There were a couple fun staff I interacted with but I never saw them again after the first night, nor did I have any memorable interaction with any of the rest. The hostel's food recommendations could use some work, selon moi.
    Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Nov 2019
    This hostel is located really close to the subway station which is super handy and pretty easy to navigate from the airport. Breakfast is three slices of bread, but it’s better than nothing. Mattresses are really thin so get ready for a good stretch in the morning! Other than that staff are nice and the facilities are clean!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Oct 2019
    A bit far from places and not a good place to meet other travelers (small and unappealing common room) but overall good value and solid hostel
    Israel, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi