5 Stylish Yet Cheap Hostels in Osaka

If you’re not one for fancy hotels and don’t mind sharing facilities, a hostel or guesthouse might be right up your alley. Today we’ll introduce 5 budget accommodations in Osaka for travellers and backpackers who want to save on yen. Don’t let the low price make you think of a sub-par hole in the wall; all of these clean properties have stylish décor, cozy beds, English-speaking staff and free Wi-Fi, so you’ll have no problem getting comfortable. Socialize in the common room or share a room and make new friends!

  1. Ark Hostel & Cafe Dining
  2. Hotel Namba Minami Kanon
  3. Teru Teru Bozu
  4. Osaka Guesthouse HIVE
  5. Osaka Guesthouse NEST

 

1. Ark Hostel & Cafe Dining

By inviting travelers from all over the world, this hostel goes beyond intergenerational hierarchy and national borders, allowing guests to engage with each other and inspire new possibilities and values. There’s even a neat café connected to it, so you can hang out with your new friends over a cup of tea or coffee.

 

Room types: Mixed dormitory, female dormitory, Japanese-style room
Facilities: Common room, kitchen, café, coin laundry
Children: Not allowed
Prices from: JPY 2,686~
Access: 

  • 2 min walk from Higobashi Station Exit. 9 (Yotsubashi Line)

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2. Hostel Namba Minami Kanon

Newly opened in November 2016, this clean and stylish hostel offers both dormitory and unique private rooms. Get a healthy dose of socializing with a spiffy dining area which serves breakfast in the morning and turns into a bar at night!

  
   

Room types: Mixed dormitory, female dormitory, private rooms (twin room with extra bed, standard, superior, deluxe)
Facilities: Shared lounge, Snack bar, bar, library, laundry space, vending machines
Children: Allowed
Prices from: JPY 2,778~
Access:

  • 5 min walk from Shin-Imamiya Station (JR Osaka Loop Line, Yamatoji Line)
  • 10 min walk from Daikokucho Station (Midosuji, Yotsubashi lines)

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3. Teru Teru Bozu

“Teru teru bozu” are traditional handmade dolls usually made of white cloth or paper and resemble little ghosts. They were believed to have magical powers over the weather and as such children made them as a charm for bringing good weather the next day. This warm and bright hostel adopted the name to express its desire to shine like the sun for its guests.

  
   

Room types: Mixed dormitory, private bunk rooms, double rooms
Facilities: Common kitchen, rooftop terrace, community space, coin laundry
Children: Allowed
Prices from: JPY 2,639~
Access:

  • 5 min walk from Nagahoribashi Station (Sakaisuji Line) Exit 6
  • 7 min walk from Shinsaibashi Station (Midosuji Line) Exit 5

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4. Osaka Guesthouse Hive

A clean and modern hostel with comfortable beds, hot shower rooms, and relaxing living room spaces, Guesthouse HIVE is designed to help travellers unwind after a long day out. Close to JR Osaka Station, it provides easy to access Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe.

   

Room types: Mixed dormitory, female dormitory, private twin rooms
Facilities: Common kitchen, lounge, coin laundry, vending machine
Children: Not allowed
Prices from: JPY 2,223~
Access:

  • 10 min walk from Osaka Station Sakurabashi Exit
  • 10 min walk from Nishiumeda subway station
  • 12 min walk from Osaka Station Center Exit
  • 15 min walk from Fukushima Station

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5. Osaka Guesthouse Nest

From the same chain as Guesthouse Hive (the owners seem to have a thing for the home of flying creatures), this modern Japanese-style guesthouse welcomes everyone from countries all over the world. Newly opened in September 2016, you can rest assured the place is still sparkling and clean!

  

Room types: Mixed dormitory, female dormitory, Japanese-style rooms, private rooms
Facilities: Common kitchen, lounge, coin laundry, vending machine
Children: Not allowed
Prices from: JPY 2,315~
Access:

  • 10 min walk from Tennoji Station
  • 3 min walk from Terada-cho Station

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JAPANiCAN has a whole range of cheap hostels and budget accommodation in addition to our repertoire of classy hotels and luxury ryokan. For a change of pace, how about trying out one of the above the next time you head to Osaka?

(Prices shown in this article are as of Feb 2017)