Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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

Hoping many people may find ARK conveniently we chose a name that started with the initial A,
just like valiant ship Noah’s ARK, no matter what adversities it encounters it will never sink.
With the intention of using the story symbolically we named it ARK.
We can welcome up to a max capacity of 98 travelers a day.
We have prepared a cozy and delightful café dining, a common space, a wonderful rooftop and regular events to keep a nice vibe going.
As an inn where people who meet here, regardless of nationality or generation co exist, we cherish the time and memories created here regardless of how long time may past whether its 10 years or 100 years.

▶ ▶ ▶ Types of room
【Mixed dormitory】 Bunk beds semi double size
【 Female dormitory 】 Bunk beds semi double size (female only)
【 Japanese style room 】 Tatami and futon (private room)
【 Private room 】 Bunk beds semi double size (private room)
Showers, toilets and sinks are shared with other guests in all room types.
For duty purposes Male staffs may enter the women only dormitories.

▶ ▶ ▶ Location
Located in an office district in Osaka city, where you will find peace and quiet during your sleep even though it may be positioned relatively central. A 2-minute walk from the nearest station, Higobashi station. It is convenient for sightseeing as it takes about 10 minutes by train to central Umeda and Namba respectively.

▶ ▶ ▶ Other information
【Check in time 】 3PM – 10PM
【 Check out time 】 11AM
【 Breakfast time 】 8:30AM – 10AM
【 Amenities 】 Many are available. Please contact us in advance if you have any concerns.
Please refer to the “house Rules” for details regarding to other in-house rules. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    Sae-chan and team were the nicest folks ever. It was many of my friends' first times staying at a hostel and they absolutely loved their stay. My friends and I stayed in a private room and it was a lot of fun. Rules were few and simple to adhere by. Perhaps we weren't expecting toast for breakfast, but the location of the hostel and the flexibility we had with other options in the area really helped. Osaka is a lovely town and the hostel was a nice place we could return to at the end of the day.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2020
    This hostel is very directed towards bringing people together. I thought the teriyaki nights were a brilliant example of that. I was pleasantly surprised that it managed to host a great atmosphere with everything going on at the moment. I can only imagine what the hostel must be like in normal circumstances. Great and welcoming staff, nice enough location and chill vibes. :)
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    What an amazing hostel!! Honestly had such an incredible stay- super comfy beds, great bathroom facilities, fantastic kitchen with everything you could ever need and a cosy lounge area which was great just to chill in! Free breakfast was perfect and the staff are super friendly and helpful- cannot thank them enough! Put on great social/cultural activities which allowed me to make some great new friends- definitely the place for a solo traveller! Great stay would definitely come back- thank you!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    Really awesome vibes at this hostel! Super social even though it was low season - really easy to meet people here as a solo traveler! Staff were really amazing and welcoming! Facilities were just what you needed and beds are super comfy and BIG! Incredible value for money!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Feb 2020
    Location isn't the greatest, but metro station less than 100m away makes it very convenient to get around. Clean, with spacious beds, and good atmosphere
    Australia, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Mar 2020
    Quick stopover in Osaka. Glad I booked this hostel. Totally comfy beds with plenty of space. Nice and clean. The storage lockers in the room are a little small, but I haven't had any problems with theft at all in Japan, so I didn't mind. Convenient location, right by a metro entrance. Or a 20ish minute walk to Osaka Station to enjoy Osaka's great architecture. Definitely hit up The City Bakery at the station for breakfast/lunch. So good!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Mar 2020
    This is the liveliest hostel that I visited in Japan. I highly recommend staying here if you're looking to interact with other tourists and go for a drink :)
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Mar 2020
    Ark Hostel is very close to two different subway stations which makes getting around the city very easy. They have a kitchen and a living room on every floor as well as a rooftop and garden that you can enjoy. The accomodations are comfortable enough and they provide two outlets per bed which is more than some hostels provide.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Feb 2020
    Good hostel. Nice location. Locker is small, so your backpack/suitcase can't fit inside. The staff are super sweet, and they do a takoyaki party and other theme nights
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Mar 2020
    Great Hostel. Had an amazing time here, the atmosphere was great. Sorry to the staff for us being so loud and messy but we were just enjoying ourselves so much! Good price and facilities. Staff held a great drinks night and Takoyaki party, I’d recommend going to both.
    England, 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
  • Utensils
  • 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