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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 3 mins walk from Subway Higobashi station.

***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.– 2 P.M. / 3 P.M. – 10 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 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    I cannot rate this place enough. Myself and my wife stayed here whilst on honeymoon. We stayed in the Wa room which is a beautiful authentic Japanese style accomodation with its own water spring. The rest of the hostel was friendly, inclusive and clean, the staff were amazing and it's close to the station, local nightlife and historical attractions, without being on top of any of them. 11/10
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Ark hostel in Osaka had everything we needed and more. It’s location is close to the subway which is super easy to navigate the rest of the city. The staff were really helpful and the room was comfortable and quiet, surprising for quite a big dorm! The included breakfast is a cherry on top of the cake!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2019
    Really nice place. The staff are friendly and despite being in a big bunk room the curtains blocked out all light and it was really quiet and set to a comfy temperature. They also hosted an awesome free local music night with artists from Osaka when I stayed. Location-wise, it’s not even a 1 minute walk to the nearest subway and it’s walkable from the JR station ( or 1 subway stop away) so it’s really easy to get around the city.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Apr 2019
    Hostel is very clean and nice. Well communicated so it is easy to get wherever you need in Osaka. Nice restaurants around so you don't need to go far in order to eat good :). If you are planning to visit Osaka, this place is definitely very good to stay in.
    Poland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Apr 2019
    Stuffs are so friendly.
    Laos, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    27 Mar 2019
    Good hostel over all. No social atmosphere but nice location
    Sweden, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    31 Mar 2019
    Cut hostel with good price. Clean facilities & nice rooftop. Some shower rooms have a waterfall shower! They are very strict on the ladies floor being only women. not a lot of storage in the room for luggage, but there are lockers in the room & shelves in the bed area. There is also a lamp in each bed. The staff are super nice. One was able to make a dinner reservation for me. Free breakfast of toast and cereal. Very close to the subway, but about a 12 minute walk from the big station
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Apr 2019
    Security is good with a keycode for the room and lockbox for valuables. Location is also good as its near two metro stations. The beds are sturdy and private, if a little hard. The facilities are fine, basic but what you need is there. the same can be said for the breakfast. The were only two showers on our floor but this wasn't an issue while I was there. The staff were helpful.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Mar 2019
    Arkhostel was what I expected for the price. Spacious beds, bathroom facilities were good but a bit dirty at the end of the night. The staff were mostly helpful and thelocation was close enough to a metro station - but a bit far from the main touristic area.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    31 Mar 2019
    Nice hostel but shower room closes 5 hours during the day for "cleaning". Extremely inconvenient if you happen to have woken up late.
    England, Male, 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
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi