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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
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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.


Ark Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    The guy who runs the hostel is great. Friendly, cares about guests, and is helpful. The place is nice too
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    This place was a little Oasis. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. The rooms were cosy and had good privacy. The bathrooms were clean and spacious. Plus the common space, kitchen, rooftop terrace and restaurant next door provided a great way to meet fellow travellers. The location is in a quieter part of Osaka, which was a welcome change from the busy pace of the rest of Osaka. Would stay here again for sure. Thank you so much to all the staff for hosting us so wonderfully ^_^
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Sep 2019
    The staff was very friendly and helpful. Excellent location. Breakfast included :D
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Sep 2019
    Loved this hostel! Very easy to interact and meet other travellers, very clean, close to subway station which is also one stop away from Osaka Station and not far from Dotonbori and Umeda Sky Building. Cheapest hostel i stayed at too whilst i was out in Japan. Breakfast could have offered a little more aside from just bread/toast but other than that, I enjoyed my stay here and will come again!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 Aug 2019
    Being a solo traveller I found this place very appealing. Met some really cool people here who I ended up hanging out with later on. Free breakfast in the morning is also a great way to meet people. This place also has a PS3, Nintendo and bunch of movies.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2019
    Very comfortable stay, free breakfast is a bonus
    Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Sep 2019
    Great hostel, very clean and tidy. Free shampoo, conditioner and body soap. We stayed in an 18bed dorm but it wasn’t fully Occupied but you have curtains for privacy around your bed, key code to get into the door (need to make sure it is shut behind you), small lockers in the room. Good kitchen. There is a lounge area with games etc (Nintendo switch). Near metro station. Beds are a great size. Would stay again.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Aug 2019
    Very short walk from tube station. We could leave our bags as we arrived early. Staff friendly and do a deep clean daily. Appreciates the free breakfast. Communal area and kitchen were nice. Big beds, room for your luggage. The shampoo bar in the lobby where you could try luxury shampoo and condition for free was a lovely touch, they were amazing!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    01 Sep 2019
    Rooms only had small lockers, had to keep luggage in my capsule space. The price was fine, but the entire building wasn't air conditioned like the rooms so I would start sweating as soon as I would come out of the shower or bathroom. You could also see through the curtains pretty well of everyone's bunk when the lights were on.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    12 Sep 2019
    I spent few nights at the hostel and it's been such an amazing time as I met loads of wonderful travellers. The staff is not that friendly (you don't feel the hostel vibes with them) but one of the guys from reception was actually super helpful and kind. The hostel is 1min away from a metro stop so it's good, however it's like 40 mins walking from the main street
    Italy, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Linen Not Included
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi