best hostels in osaka
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: BEEHIVE HOSTEL OSAKA
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: BEEHIVE HOSTEL OSAKA

Just very recently, Osaka joined the list of the most expensive cities to live together with Singapore and Hong Kong, making traveling to the city even more intimidating. Japan in general has a reputation of being an expensive country to travel to, but it must not stop anyone of us to see the unique beauty of Japan, especially Osaka.

In order to make traveling more affordable, hostels came to life — those dorm-type accommodations that usually young travelers would resort to staying since we only need a place to sleep comfortably without the need to check in on a 5-star hotel. Major cities like Osaka have a lot of hostels to cater budget travelers like me.

But before anything else, here is a simple video vlog compilation I made featuring street clips I took around Tokyo and Yokohama, featuring my ever-so-favorite anime OST song, Sweet Soul Revue by Pizzicato Five:

Also, here are other blog posts I have written so far about Japan:

So, are you looking for the best hostels in Osaka, Japan, like, right now?

best hostels in osaka
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: HOME HOSTEL OSAKA

Are you planning a backpacking trip or perhaps you are a solo traveler to Osaka, Japan? I saw you just Googled “best hostels in Osaka, Japan”! Kidding! But I’m sure you are looking for a hostel to stay at this point in time. Well, the good news is, I did the research for you and picked the top hostels in Osaka, Japan that you could choose from! I extracted the basic and essential information for you, and I even compared them side by side! So are you ready to choose your hostel in Osaka, Japan? Let’s go!

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA, JAPAN: SHERLYN’S CRITERIA

Personally, whenever I would visit another city and look for hostels, I usually use the following criteria:

  • LOCATION AND DISTANCE FROM LANDMARKS: As a backpacker/solo traveler on a budget, I would choose a hostel that is in a good location because I want to explore the cities by foot as much as possible and have access to basic establishments, such as convenience stores, public transportation, and such.
  • DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT: Factors such as time of our flights are important to consider choosing a place to stay vis-a-vis their distance from the airport. Some of us are staying in hostels for a layover and some of us just want to make sure we do not miss our next flights. Also, if we fly in or out at wee hours, public transportation is possibly not available and taxi is our only option, which can be more expensive depending on the distance of out hostels.
  • WI-FI CONNECTON: Most of us need an internet connection to do research about places to go and eat and things to do, or update out social media accounts with details from our travels, or connect with our loved ones. Whatever our purposes are, having a wi-fi connection at our hostels is a big factor.
  • FREE BREAKFAST: I am a morning person and I need to have breakfast, so this factor personally matters to me. I believe other budget travelers also consider getting their tummies full with a complimentary hostel breakfast before going out to explore the city.
  • RESTAURANT/COFFEE SHOP/BAR INSIDE THE HOSTEL: Some of us just wants to have access to these facilities at the comfort of being inside the premises of our hostels (especially after a long day of exploring!).
  • FREE BOTTLED WATER: A hydro homie here! This may not be popular in hostels, but most hostels have water dispensers provided but you have to bring your own bottle.
  • TOILETRIES: This is a deciding factor to me since as much as possible I don’t want to experience the hassle of bringing in liquids inside my carry-on luggage (only to get confiscated at the airport! Ouch!), so if basic toiletries are available at the hostel, I might only bring what I really need.
  • WASHING MACHINE/LAUNDROMAT: Light packers usually bring enough set of clothes, but any type of packer might run out of clean clothes to wear. Hence, it is a big deal for me personally if the hostel has a laundromat or a washing machine.
  • ACTIVITIES: Hostels are also places for socialization with other travelers, right? I am an introvert, but if I ran out of things to do or if I feel like socializing or maybe do something inside the hostel, this criteria matters.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Some hostels offer free airport transfer and we all should maximize this! However if I indicated a ‘yes’ answer for the airport transfer criteria here, please check with the hostel first if it is free or not.

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA, JAPAN

So, without further ado, let’s proceed to reviewing and comparing the hostels picked!

HOSTEL YU – LUXURY MIXED DORMITORY

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: Hostel Yu – Luxury Mixed Dormitory

LOCATION

Chuo-ku, Nishishinsaibashi 1-12-1, Floor 3, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 13.9 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 140 m from Shinsaibashi Subway Station
  • 200 m from Yotsubashi Subway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Izumi Hall – 70 m
  • Shinsaibashi – 140 m
  • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street – 390 m
  • Dotonbori – 700 m
  • Namba – 1.34 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in osaka

J-HOPPERS OSAKA UNIVERSAL

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: J-Hoppers Osaka Universal

LOCATION

Shimaya 3-10-12,Konohana-Ku, Bay Area, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 12.8 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 200 m from Ajikawaguchi Train Station
  • 900 m from Universal City Train Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Universal City Walk Osaka – 930 m
  • Little Osaka – 950 m
  • Universal Studios Japan – 1.47 km
  • Tempozan Ferris Wheel – 2.36 km
  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan – 2.65 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room, Library, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferNo
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HOSTEL JIN

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: Hostel Jin

LOCATION

2-4-19, Nishikujo, Konohana-Ku, Osaka, Japan, Bay Area, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 12.4 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 200 m from Nishi Kujo Train Station
  • 900 m from Chidoribashi Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Osaka Central Wholesale Market – 1.11 km
  • Transportation Museum – 1.26 km
  • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street – 3.39 km
  • Umeda Sky Building – 3.43 km
  • Dotonbori – 3.5 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in osaka

HOME HOSTEL OSAKA

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: Home Hostel Osaka

LOCATION

2-1-22 Ebisu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Namba, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 16.6 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 350 m from Dobutsuenmae Subway Station
  • 560 m from Ebisucho Metro Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Tsutenkaku Theater – 50 m
  • Billiken Shrine – 120 m
  • Tsutenkaku Tower – 150 m
  • Shitennoji Temple – 1.08 km
  • Namba – 1.35 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in osaka

THE STAY OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: The Stay Osaka Shinsaibashi

LOCATION

14-29, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 14.3 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 180 m from Nagahoribashi Subway Station
  • 490 m from Matsuyamachi Subway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Crysta Nagahori – 180 m
  • Hope Chapel Osaka – 250 m
  • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street – 590 m
  • Dotonbori – 790 m
  • Namba – 1.27 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeNo
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in osaka

FEEL OSAKA YU

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: Feel Osaka Yu

LOCATION

1-12-1 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 13.9 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 140 m from Shinsaibashi Subway Station
  • 200 m from Yotsubashi Subway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Izumi Hall – 70 m
  • Shinsaibashi – 140 m
  • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street – 390 m
  • Dotonbori – 700 m
  • Namba – 1.34 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in osaka

DIAN HOSTEL/GUESTHOUSE NAMBA

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: Dian Hostel/Guesthouse Namba

LOCATION

Tennoji-ku, Ikutamacho 11-28 9th Floor, Tennoji, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 15.2 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 350 m from Tanimachi 9 Chome Subway
  • 550 m from Nippombashi Subway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Kodu Shrine – 90 m
  • Namakunitamashi Shrine – Ikutama Shrine – 160 m
  • Namba – 960 m
  • Dotonbori – 1.01 km
  • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street – 1.14 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesYes
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesGame Room, Library
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in osaka

PICNIC HOSTEL OSAKA

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: Picnic Hostel Osaka

LOCATION

2-8-3, Saiwaicho, Naniwa-ku, Namba, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 14.1 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 110 m from Sakuragawa Train Station
  • 690 m from Nishi Nagahori Subway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Tachibana Street – 300 m
  • Minami-Horie – 340 m
  • Dotonbori – 1.28 km
  • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street – 1.34 km
  • Namba – 1.55 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in osaka

THE DORM HOSTEL OSAKA

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: The Dorm Hostel Osaka

LOCATION

Shinsaibashi building second floor, 1-12-20, Chuo-ku, Higashishinsaibashi, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 14.1 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 230 m from Nagahoribashi Subway Station
  • 330 m from Shinsaibashi Subway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Shincoki Showroom – 120 m
  • Hope Chapel Osaka – 140 m
  • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street – 360 m
  • Dotonbori – 700 m
  • Namba – 1.31 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesLibrary, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferNo
best hostels in osaka

BEEHIVE HOSTEL OSAKA

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA:
BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA: Beehive Hostel Osaka

LOCATION

1-8-17, Minamisemba, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 14 km from Osaka International Airport
  • 310 m from Nagahoribashi Subway Station
  • 410 m from Matsuyamachi Subway Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Crysta Nagahori – 310 m
  • Matsuyamachi-suji Shopping Street – 350 m
  • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street – 820 m
  • Dotonbori – 1.11 km
  • Namba – 1.64 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free Breakfast No
CafeYes
BarYes
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room, Library, Bicycle Rental
Airport TransferYes
best hostels in osaka

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA, JAPAN: COMPARISON

Hostel Yu – Luxury Mixed DormitoryJ-Hoppers Osaka UniversalHostel JinHome Hostel OsakaThe Stay Osaka ShinsaibashiFeel Osaka YuDian Hostel/Guesthouse NambaPicnic Hostel OsakaThe Dorm Hostel OsakaBeehive Hostel Osaka
Wi-FiYes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free BreakfastNo No No No No No No No No No
Cafe No No Yes No No No No No No Yes
Bar No No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes
Kitchen Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Bottled Water No No No No No No No No No No
Toiletries Yes No No No No No Yes No No No
Washing Machine Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Activities No Game Room, Library, Bicycle Rental Game Room, Bicycle Rental Game Room, Bicycle Rental No No Game Room, Library No Library, Bicycle Rental Game Room, Library, Bicycle Rental
Airport Transfer No No No No No No No No No Yes

BEST HOSTELS IN OSAKA, JAPAN: YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE WELCOME!

There you have it! I hope you were able to decide by now and book your corresponding chosen hostel in Osaka, Japan, based on the criteria I picked. Btw, if you think other criteria needs to be included in this list, or if you want me to add more hostels to compare, please let me know! 🙂 Happy travels to Osaka, Japan and please share me your experiences with your chosen hostel from this list!

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