20 Best hostels in osaka, japan – ultimate backpackers guide 2018 gas up asheville


The only hostel to have a relaxing Japanese Footbath in Osaka, Khaosan World Tennoji Hostel is in the middle of all the famous attractions of Osaka; you can easily walk to Eiffel Tower of Osaka, the Tennoji Zoo, and the Museum of Fine Arts. The staff here are very friendly and welcoming, and they can help you with great recommendations of what to do during your time in Osaka. All the dorm rooms have comfortable bunk beds while the private rooms are a mix of western and traditional tatami style.

A perfect place for digital nomads and those who love a bit of luxury during their travels, Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza, with its 441 capsules, is one of the best hostels in Osaka in 2018. For slightly over $25, you get to sleep in a sound-sleep capsule with a private TV, AC, reading light and other such facilities. Spend the evening rejuvenating yourself at the all-night sauna and massage and then enjoy a hearty meal at the lounge area. Don’t forget to ask for the day’s special!

“Chari” means bicycle in Japanese and so it’s obvious that Charinco Hostel is totally themed around bicycles, the perfect way to slow travel around Osaka. When staying at this great youth hostel in Osaka you get generous discounts on hiring one of their bikes. One of the coolest hostels in Osaka, Charinco is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the famous Osaka castle and offers two excellent lounges serving ice cold beer. The super-friendly staff are always happy to give you a few tips and suggestions about Osaka.

Another recommended hostel in Osaka, Bar & Hostel Mondo is located in the perfect spot – not too far from the main attractions yet not too close to the super-modern parts of Osaka. The shared lounge area is specifically set up so you can meet a lot of fellow travellers and also have great conversations with locals. The quirky wall paintings and the clean-cut design makes Bar & Hostel Mondo probably the coolest hostel in Osaka.

Once a toy store in 1935, Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka is a brand new backpacker hostel opened in 2016. One of the best hostels in Osaka in 2018, Hostel Mitsuwaya is surrounded by traditional Japanese temples and shrines. The warm and friendly reception staff are available 24 hours to help you with recommendations. You can stay in a mixed dorm or a female-only dorm; either way, you will get to enjoy a comfortable bunk bed, AC, a small space to keep your laptop, tasty free breakfast every morning, and a perfect rooftop lounge to meet like-minded backpackers.

Strictly a female-only hostel, Guesthouse Morizou is perfect for you and your girl gang. At this Osaka backpackers hostel, not only do you feel safe and get a chance to meet other fellow girl backpackers, but you also stay in the heart of the historic district so there’s loads to see and do nearby. When staying in Osaka, you have to experience the true Japanese style of living and no one does it better than Guesthouse Morizou.

Hostel Enisia Namba is right in the middle of one of the most happening areas of Osaka. It’s just a few minutes on foot from the mall and Dotonburi – one of the best areas for dining and theatres. The private rooms are slightly over the top, but the dorm rooms, even though a tad bit pricey than most others, are perfect for a peaceful sleep. Free Wi-Fi is available around the property so you can always stay connected at this top hostel in Osaka.

Hostel Hyaku is perfectly located away from the busy streets of Osaka but never too far away to walk easily to the happening districts of Dotonburi and Shinsaibashi. For just under $25, you get to relax in a comfortable bunk bed with AC, reading light, clothes hangers, and personal drawer. With the in-house kitchen space, you never have to worry about spending too much on your breakfast. If you’re a book lover, feel free to take a book from one of the many shelves in exchange for one of your own.

Sakura La An is your perfect chance to experience warm, Japanese hospitality – they even treat you with a real Japanese Green Tea ceremony! Definitely a top hostel in Osaka, Sakura La An is more about experiencing the richness of Osaka than just a place to crash for the night. The spacious rooftop garden is perfect for some quiet time reading one of the many books that the hostel keeps. But don’t spend too much time with your head in a book, being in the centre of the longest shopping street in Japan, it’s the perfect place for all your shopping frenzies!

It may not be a hostel by name but Hotel Bushi with its 8-bed dorm rooms is definitely a top youth hostel in Osaka. It’s not a party hostel but Hotel Bushi has an amazing laidback and relaxed vibe that makes you feel right at home. A newly built property, this place has two traditional Japanese baths and a cool rooftop terrace garden to hang out, chill, drink, and chat. Make some new friends at the rooftop BBQ nights and get your smartphones ready for the Instagram-worthy motifs painted on the hostel walls.

If staying at overcrowded, noisy hostels isn’t your scene, Hotel Taiyo gives you the perfect chance to stay in a private single room with AC, TV, and refrigerator for just under $20. If you’re travelling with a partner, take a double room for $40 and enjoy some needed privacy. Hotel Taiyo also has a couple of free computers you can use to catch up with family back home or plan the rest of your travel itinerary. The most important places in Osaka are all within 15-30 minutes of the hotel so the location is pretty good too!

The hostel scene in Osaka (and Japan as a whole) is amazing! Just a bit pricey… But hopefully with the help of this guide, you’ll be able to identify which hostel best suits your personal travel needs, so you can save some money and enjoy this one of a kind city!

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