They also start from just JPY2,400 (MYR89.60) per night so you can spend the rest of your budget on even more delicious food. ? Note: The nightly rates are based on a search done on 26 June 2023 for a 1-night stay in for 2 persons in January 2024 . Prices may change depending on seasonality and availability and it's best to check with the booking site or hotel for the latest prices before booking your stay!
Namba is a major district of Osaka, housing the entertainment hub of the city as well as the world-famous Dotonbori canal. If you want to be near great food, jaw-dropping cultural performances, and the sights and sounds of the city then Namba's the place to be!
1. Fuku Hostel Namba
Osaka Fuku Hostel Namba is one of the best choices on this list for its great location. It's next to Osaka-Namba and Kintetsu-Nippombashi stations making it easy to travel to other parts of the city (and even other cities such as Nara!) and is just a 5-minute walk away from Dotombori street.
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The hostel has 3 types of dormitories: mixed dormitories, women-only dormitories, and a Japanese-style room that can fit up to 4 guests. The dormitories are in the style of capsule hotels, with privacy curtains to ensure that you have your own space to yourself. The hostel also has facilities such as a washing machine, dryer, and steam iron - great for keeping your clothes fresh throughout your trip!
Nearby eateries: Chibo Diversity Okonomiyaki, Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi, Ayam-Ya Namba
Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY4,683 on Agoda
Address: 2-9-6 3F Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka (Japan, 〒542-0074 Osaka, Chūō-ku, Sennichimae, 2-chōme−9−６ リップル千日前中央ビル ３階)
[P.S. Only staying in Osaka for a few days? The 2 Day Osaka Amazing Pass gives you unlimited rides on buses, trains, and private railways across the city! You'll also get FREE access to over 30 popular sightseeing spots! You can even get this pass on Klook (at a discounted price!) and receive your e-voucher instantly. ? The voucher for the pass can be exchanged at Osaka City Air Terminal (JR Namba Station).]
2. Hostel Wasabi Osaka Bed and Library
Right next to Fuku Hostel is this unique library and book-themed hostel! The hostel houses a library that is filled with over 5,000 books from all over the world. You can spend your downtime reading novels, manga, and more in the comfort of your room.
They also have a separate prayer room on the 3rd floor that's just for Muslim guests! ? Wudhu (ablution) can be taken inside the men's and women's powder rooms respectively. The prayer room includes a prayer mat and prayer garments, but do bring your own for extra convenience. Nearby eateries: Chibo Diversity Okonomiyaki, Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi, Ayam-Ya Namba Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY6,165 on Agoda Address: 2-9-7 Sennnichimae Chuo-ku, Namba, Osaka, Japan, 542-0074 (Japan, 〒542-0074 Osaka, Chūō-ku, Sennichimae, 2-chōme−9−７ 千日前ビル 2階) Contact: +81 06-7656-1246 Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Khaosan World Namba
Khaosan World is a hostel chain that's famous amongst backpackers for its great value-for-money and convenient locations. This hostel is one of the biggest Khaosan World properties, and has a huge variety of rooms including mixed dormitories (capsule/bunk bed-style), family rooms (capsule style), Japanese-style rooms, and even rooms with double beds. No matter how big your group is, you'll be able to have a comfortable stay here.
They also host free events for guests during the week, including cultural experiences such as calligraphy, origami, shamisen (a traditional stringed instrument), and traditional Japanese-style face painting. ? P.S. They also have food workshops and events but do note that these are not halal-certified although they may use Muslim-friendly ingredients. We recommend you check with the staff and participate at your own discretion. Nearby eateries: Ramen Honolu, Chibo Diversity Okonomiyaki, Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY2,636 on Agoda Address: 1 Chome-2-13 Motomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0016, Japan (〒556-0016 大阪府大阪市浪速区元町１丁目２−13) Contact: +81 6-6632-7373 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. Hotel July
If you're not a fan of bunk beds or dormitories, don't worry because there are budget hotel options in Osaka too. ? Hotel July has 3 types of twin rooms to offer guests - the standard twin room even comes with a tatami-style floor for a Japanese touch!
This hotel is good for business travellers who want a fuss-free stay. There's even a business centre and copier available on site, and you can walk over to Dotonbori in the evening to unwind from a long day with some delicious halal okonomiyaki! Nearby eateries: Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi, Ayam-ya Namba, Chibo Diversity Okonomiyaki Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY4,960 on Agoda Address: 3-6-25, Kozu, Chuo-Ku, Osaka, Japan (〒542-0072 大阪府大阪市中央区高津３丁目６−25) Contact: +81 06-6647-0311 Website | Website (2)
5. ninehours Namba Station
If you're only in Osaka for 1 or 2 days and want somewhere quick and convenient to stay, you can consider staying in a capsule hotel! It's a trend that started in Japan and has gotten more popular over the years for its no-fuss style. ninehours is a popular capsule hotel chain, and this outlet is right next to Namba Station for even more ease.
You can even pay to nap in a capsule for a few hours and grab some shut-eye before your next journey begins. The hotel includes separate locker facilities for men and women as well as shower amenities; it's definitely a bare-bones process and we would only recommend it for solo travellers or those just passing through the city! Nearby eateries: Ramen Honolu, Ayam-Ya Namba, Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi, Chibo Diversity Okonomiyaki Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY5,579 on Agoda Address: NAMBA PARKS Tower 3F 2-10-70 Namba, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0011 Japan (〒556-0011 大阪府大阪市浪速区難波中２丁目１０−70 パークスタワー3Ｆ) Contact: +81 06-6635-2208 Website
Shinsaibashi is Osaka's most popular shopping district and is particularly known for the Shinsaibashi-suji street shopping arcade. You'll find major Japanese department stores such as Daimaru here, as well as major brands such as H&M, Uniqlo, and more. Check out our guide to tax-free shopping in Japan to make sure you're getting the best deals! ?
6. Hostel Q
If you're looking for somewhere convenient, Hostel Q should definitely be on your shortlist. The hostel is just 5 minutes away from the Airport Bus Terminal, Shinsaibashi-suji, and Dotonbori. You won't be short of things to see or do nearby when you stay here! P.S. J-pop and K-pop lovers might be excited to know that the Osaka Kyocera Dome isn't too far away from here.
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There are dormitories (mixed and women-only) as well as private rooms that can sleep up to 2 guests. If you're travelling with a larger group it might be difficult to find space for everyone but if you're a couple looking for a budget-friendly option this might be somewhere to consider. ? Nearby eateries: Chibo Diversity Okonomiyaki, 3te Cafe Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY4,426 on Agoda Address: 2 Chome-6-9 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan (〒542-0086 大阪府大阪市中央区西心斎橋２丁目６−9) Contact: +81 06-6212-5365 Website | Instagram
7. The Stay Osaka Shinsaibashi
The Stay takes a simple approach to its rooms and decor, but it definitely stands out for having rooms that can fit up to 6 people! They have a variety of private rooms available, some with their own private washroom and/or private kitchen facilities. Their dormitories also include an option with a semi-double bed but do note this is only available in the mixed dormitories.
Spend your evening unwinding in their large common lounge, or take a 15-minute walk to Dotonbori for some late-night street sights. It's also a great location for shopaholics because you're right next to the shopping district. ? Nearby eateries: Naritaya Osaka, Cafe Bintang, Chibo Diversity Okonomiyaki Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY3,764 on Agoda Address: 1 Chome-14-29, Shimanouchi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0082, Japan (〒542-0082 大阪府大阪市中央区１４ １４ 府, 中央区１４ 大阪市中央区島之内1丁目14-29) Contact: +81 06-6251-3900 Website | Facebook | Instagram
A major downtown hub for Osaka, Tennoji used to be known as the old-fashioned quarter of the city. Now, the neighbourhood is undergoing a revitalization and includes sights such as the Abeno Harukas building which is Japan's tallest skyscraper, Shitennoji shrine, and Tennoji park for a breath of fresh air in the city.
8. Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Credit: Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka／ホステルみつわ屋大阪 on Facebook
Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka has an amazing architectural style that is modern and minimalist while still retaining traditional Japanese design elements. It's a hostel worth staying at if you want to experience authentic Japanese culture. Their rooms are in the form of dormitories with bunk beds, including 2 women-only rooms.
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And if that doesn't seal the deal, the hostel frequently organises tea ceremony experience, traditional dances as well as aikido demonstration for interested guests! Moreover, it's located among the temples and shrines in Osaka, which lends to it a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. And if you're in the right season, you'll get to enjoy the sakura that is scattered around the area. P.S. Their website has a variety of rates including discounts on stays more than 2 nights long so make sure to check those out too! Nearby eateries: Naritaya Osaka, Chibo Diversity Okonomiyaki, Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi, Uemachi Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY5,621 on Agoda Address: 2-5-15, Kawarayamachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan (〒542-0066 大阪府大阪市中央区瓦屋町２丁目５−15) Contact: +81 6-6711-0818 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Tani9 Backpackers Hostel
Tani9 Backpackers Hostel is a quaint building located minutes away from Tani-9chome station. From there, you can easily walk to Dotonbori and other famous spots including Osaka Castle. At Tani9 Backpackers, you can choose between a dormitory room or a private room that can fit between 2-6 guests.
If you want to treat yourself to a traditional Japanese bento set, visit Uemachi at the nearby Sheraton Miyako. It's the perfect touch to really immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture. (By the way, the hostel also has a super cute resident cat you might meet during your stay! ?) Nearby eateries: Uemachi, Halal Kobe Beef Nagomi, Ayam-ya Osaka Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY2,400 on Agoda Address: Japan, 〒542-0072 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Kozu, 1 Chome−2−17 難波 (〒542-0072 大阪府大阪市中央区高津１丁目２−17 難波) Contact: +81 06-4302-4715 Website | Facebook | Instagram
One of the busiest and most important districts in the city, Umeda has a mix of classy high-end shopping, trendy boutiques, vintage outlets and more. You'll find a quirky mix of shops here, along with sights such as Ohatsu Tenjin shrine and the Umeda Sky Building's Kuchu Teien Observatory which has an open-air corridor with a 360-degree view!
10. Drop Inn Osaka
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Drop Inn Osaka is located in the heart of Umeda, where the famous Umeda Sky Building is only 10 minutes away. Drop Inn offers mixed dormitories, women-only dormitories, and private Japanese-style tatami rooms for up to 4 guests. It's perfect for small groups or families, although those travelling with older parents or relatives should take note that futons can sometimes be a bit hard to sleep on!
The hostel has a large and spacious lounge, along with kitchen facilities (but do note that there are no separate utensils or cutlery provided for Muslim guests). Events are sometimes hosted where you can try on yukata and experience other cultural activities. You can even rent a bike from the front desk to explore the city - it's low-cost and convenient too! ? Nearby eateries: Pyramids Egyptian Halal Restaurant, Matsuri, Osaka Halal Restaurant Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY5,367 on Agoda Address: 〒553-0003, 6-12-13 Fukushima, Osaka, Nishi Umeda First Building (〒553-0003 大阪府大阪市福島区福島６丁目１２−13 西梅田ファーストビル) Contact: +81 06-6343-8200 Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. Osaka Guesthouse Sakura
If you want to stay in a traditional Japanese house but don't want to break the bank finding a private house or luxury spot, make sure to check out Osaka Guesthouse Sakura instead! This hostel used to be a traditional house and the interior is still beautifully decorated with cypress wood, sliding fusuma doors, and tatami flooring. ?
Their rooms include mixed dormitories, women-only dormitories, and private Japanese-style rooms that can fit 3-4 guests. You can also rent a bicycle from the guesthouse for the day. It costs just 500 yen per day which is a super cheap and convenient way to see the city sights! Nearby eateries: Pyramids Egyptian Halal Restaurant, Matsuri, Osaka Halal Restaurant, Zerohachi Matsuyamachi Yakiniku Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY5,367 on Agoda Address: 〒553-0003, 6-12-13 Fukushima, Osaka, Nishi Umeda First Building (〒553-0003 大阪府大阪市福島区福島６丁目１２−13 西梅田ファーストビル) Contact: +81 06-6343-8200 Website | Facebook | Instagram
12. J-Hoppers Osaka Guesthouse
J-Hoppers Osaka Guesthouse is a cosy hostel suitable for those travelling with a group of friends. It's located minutes away from Fukushima station, which has the JR Osaka Loop Line that encircles central Osaka and is one of the most convenient ways to reach major spots in the city! You can also take a cruise down the Nakanoshima river, or walk over to the Umeda Sky Building.
The hostel offers mixed and women-only dormitories, as well as private rooms that can fit up to 4 guests. The hostel has a lively and tight-knit atmosphere and even throws weekly events for guests to interact and learn more about each other's cultures. Nearby eateries: Pyramids Egyptian Halal Restaurant, Matsuri, Osaka Halal Restaurant, Zerohachi Matsuyamachi Yakiniku Nightly Rate:Starts from JPY6,600 on Agoda Address: 7-4-22 Fukusima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka ( Contact: +81 6-6453-6669 Website | Facebook | Instagram Having the full travel experience includes getting to try delicious local cuisines as well. And now that you can choose from the list that we've made for you, you know that you'll get to stay at affordable accommodations AND be close to the food you'll love. It's like having the cake and eating it, right? We hope you'll have a wonderful trip in Osaka! ?