20 AMAZING Hostels in Osaka (2019 • Insider Guide!)

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World class shrines, awesome nightlife and mind-blowing street food – Osaka is a world class travel destination!

But while it might seem like it’s off the beaten map, Japan’s third largest city is a tourist hotspot and has hundreds of registered hostels. Which is exactly why I wrote this list of the best hostels in Osaka!

Backpacking and traveling to Japan is one of the greatest travel experiences you can have, but it can also be a confusing and expensive country.

In this ultimate guide, I break down Osaka’s hostel scene by YOUR travel needs, so you can find the Osaka-hostel of your dreams.

So whether you are looking to party or sleep, traveling as a couple or solo, this list of the 20 best hostels in Osaka will help you book your hostel quickly so you can enjoy Osaka and all of its amazing sights and sounds.

Let’s dive into the 20 best hostels in Osaka…

Quick Answer – The Best Hostels in Osaka

Best Hostels in Osaka

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Qualifications for in the Best Hostels in Osaka

Truthfully, this is Japan, so when it comes to quality… don’t worry too much. The lowest rated hostel in our list of the best hostels in Osaka has a hostelworld rating of 8.1.

Like I said, Japanese have a thing for quality.

But, with quality of product, comes quantity of cost and many of the best hostels in and things to do in Osaka are not cheap.

To save money while backpacking Japan, there are a few hostel hacks I recommend.

  • Free Breakfast (Hostel Hack #1 ) – Only a few of the best hostels in Osaka offer free breakfast. This tiny hack can save you a ton of money over time, especially in a pricey country like Japan.
  • Laundry Facilities (Hostel Hack #2) – Another cost that can quickly add up. If you come across a hostel that offers fee laundry – Hallelujah! But even if it’s just offered, it might save you some money, but it will definitely save you some time.
  • On site bar (Hostel Hack #3) – If you like to have a few drinks, try and find a hostel with an on-site bar. Hostel drinks are always cheaper than normal bar-rates, and it will also give you the opportunity to meet other travelers. Some of the best nights I’ve ever had meeting other travelers all have the same thing in common – they started at a hostel bar.
  • Kitchen (Hostel Hack #4) – I know, the idea of visiting foreign countries and cooking your own food? It defeats the purpose! But, in the name of saving money, this can be a fantastic way to keep costs down, ESPECIALLY in Japan where eating out can cost an arm and a leg. A ton of the best hostels in Osaka have a free, fully equipped kitchen.

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HOSTEL DETAILS
tbb2-table__image Overall Best Hostel in OsakaOverall Best Hostel in OsakaOsaka Hana Hostel

  • $$
  • 2 minutes to Shinsaibashi Station
  • International Exchange Party (every Tuesday)
  • $$
  • 2 minutes to Shinsaibashi Station
  • International Exchange Party (every Tuesday)
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in OsakaBest Hostel for Solo Travelers in OsakaOsaka Namba Hostel Miyabi

  • $$
  • 1 minute to Nambayasaka Shrine
  • No Curfew
  • $$
  • 1 minute to Nambayasaka Shrine
  • No Curfew
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tbb2-table__image Best Cheap Hostel in OsakaBest Cheap Hostel in OsakaBonsai Guest House

  • $
  • Next to JR Momodani Station
  • No Curfew
  • $
  • Next to JR Momodani Station
  • No Curfew
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Couples in OsakaBest Hostel for Couples in OsakaOsaka Guesthouse Nest

  • $$
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Cycling Tour
  • $$
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Cycling Tour
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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostel in OsakaBest Party Hostel in OsakaBackstage Osaka Hostel & Bar

  • $$
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bar and Café
  • $$
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bar and Café
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in OsakaBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in OsakaMusic Uni Street Backpackers Hostel

  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Large Common Area
  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Large Common Area
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel with a Private Room in OsakaBest Hostel with a Private Room in OsakaKhaosan World Tennoji Hostel

  • $$
  • Traditional Japanese Footbath
  • No Curfew
  • $$
  • Traditional Japanese Footbath
  • No Curfew
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The 20 Best Hostels in Osaka

 

Overall Best Hostel in Osaka – Osaka Hana Hostel

Osaka Hana Hostel best hostels in Osaka

Osaka Hana is our pick for the top hostel in Osaka Japan for 2019

– $$

– 2 minutes to Shinsaibashi Station

– International Exchange Party (every Tuesday)

A huge chain of hostels across Japan, Osaka Hana Hostel is the perfect recommendation for the overall best hostel in Osaka. It’s located right in the heart of downtown and is the best for experiencing true Japanese-style living. A top hostel in Osaka, Hana Hostel may be a bit pricey but the tons of freebies that the place offers makes up for it. What’s more is that for your every 3rd night here or any of the Hana hostels, you get a 300 YEN discount! Savings!

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Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Osaka – Osaka Namba Hostel Miyabi

Osaka Namba Hostel Miyabi best hostels in Osaka

Osaka Namba Hostel is a great choice for male or female solo travelers

– $$

– 1 minute to Nambayasaka Shrine

– No Curfew

One of the best among Osaka backpackers hostels, Namba Hostel Miyabi is the perfect place to meet fellow travellers and socialize, especially if you are travelling on your own. The mixed dorms are just a tad bit more expensive than the female dorms, but it doesn’t matter much when you see all the free things that you can enjoy here. Also, Namba Hostel Miyabi is close to so many stations and entertainment spots that travelling around is super-easy.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Osaka #1 – Bonsai Guest House

Bonsai Guest House best hostels in Osaka

Bonsai Guest House is a well reviewed backpackers hostel in Osaka

– $

– Next to JR Momodani Station

– No Curfew

Bonsai Guest House is easily one of the best budget hostels in Osaka and is the perfect choice for those of you who would like to travel back and forth from in and around the important places in Osaka. For just $15 a night, you get to sleep in a cosy bunk bed, enjoy free Wi-Fi all around the guesthouse, use a fully equipped communal kitchen, and make friends for life. Perfect to its name, there is also an awesome little bonsai garden on the rooftop.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Osaka #2 – Hostel Rakutsuki

Hostel Rakutsuki best hostels in Osaka

Hostel Rakutsuki is certainly one of the best cheap hostels in Osaka!

– $

– 10 minutes to Dotonburi

– Shared lounge with TV, Coffee Machine, and microwave

Designed especially for budget travellers, Hostel Rakutsuki is one of the top backpacker hostels in Osaka. It’s the perfect stay for solo travellers since the strict backpacker vibe of Hostel Rakutsuki gives you all the chances to meet new friends and make great memories. Dorms here have cosy bunk beds, AC, personal reading lights, and of course, power sockets so your phone never runs out of juice. Oh! And, its located right in the Namba district which means you are never too far from the hottest parties in the town.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Osaka #3 – Umbrella House Osaka

Umbrella House Osaka best hostels in Osaka

My final pick for the best cheap hostels in Osaka list is Umbrella House…

– $

– Café with BBQ facility

– Reading corner

A friendly hostel, Umbrella House Osaka is your perfect home, away from home. Located slightly far-off from the party district and busy streets of Osaka, Umbrella House is definitely a recommended hostel in Osaka which gives you affordable and comfortable living along with high-speed internet, free tea and coffee, laundry facilities, and THREE common spaces – one for your reading, one for card games with your friends, and another for a rooftop BBQ.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Osaka – Osaka Guesthouse Nest

Osaka Guesthouse Nest best hostels in Osaka

Osaka Guesthouse Nest is our pick for best hostel for couples in Osaka

– $$

– Laundry Facilities

– Cycling Tour

Located smack in the middle of Osaka, Osaka Guesthouse Nest is the best hostel for couples in Osaka. With the option of booking one of their Japanese style private rooms, couples can really get a feel for Japanese living. The best part – Osaka Guesthouse Nest is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Teradecho Station, so you can travel around Osaka conveniently. For couples, Osaka Guesthouse Nest gives the much-needed privacy as well as a chance to meet other backpackers.

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Best Party Hostel in Osaka – Backstage Osaka Hostel & Bar

Backstage Osaka Hostel & Bar best hostels in Osaka

Best party hostel in Osaka – Backstage Hostel and Bar

– $$

– Laundry Facilities

– Bar and Café

Located within a few minutes from the party district of Osaka, Backstage Osaka Hostel & Bar is one of the best youth hostels in Osaka and a perfect place to have a great time with fellow travellers. The bunk beds are super comfortable for a good night’s sleep and the hostel’s bar and café on the ground floor is the best place to make a few friends over a pint of beer. Afterwards, take the party to one of the many famous bars and clubs located close by.

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Best Party Hostel in Osaka (2) – Roots Hostel

Roots Hostel best hostels in Osaka

The other best party hostel in Osaka – Roots Hostel

– $

– Bar and Café

– Laundry Facility

Roots Hostel is one of the best party hostels in Osaka and is highly affordable. For less than $15 you get to enjoy high-speed internet, stay in a comfy bunk, and get a chance to make a lot of new friends. The rooms here are decorated with a clean cut design, making it easily one of the coolest hostels in Osaka. With a “’no curfew” policy and its location within a couple of kilometres from the party central of Osaka, Roots Hostel guarantees you a great time. That’s why it’s one of the best overall and one of the best party hostels in Osaka.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Osaka – Music Uni Street Backpackers Hostel

Music Uni Street Backpackers Hostel best hostels in Osaka

Music Uni Street is a great hostel in Osaka for Digital Nomads

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Large Common Area

As digital nomads, you will probably have a slightly different mindset than the regular backpackers and Music Uni Street Backpackers Hostel is the perfect fit. With superfast Wi-Fi available throughout the hostel and a quiet lounge area to help you get your work done, Music Uni Street Backpackers is the best hostel for digital nomads in Osaka. Being away from the main party hub means that digital nomads get to better experience the local culture of Osaka. The free breakfast and tea/coffee vending machines is the perfect way to get those creative juices flowing for working online.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Osaka – Khaosan World Tennoji Hostel

Khaosan World Tennoji Hostel best hostels in Osaka

Looking for a quiet space to relax? Khaosan World Tennoji is the best hostel with a private room in Osaka.

– $$

– Traditional Japanese Footbath

– No Curfew

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.

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Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi

Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi

– $$

– Café and Bar Lounge

– Unlimited access to Sauna and Bath

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 2019. 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!

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Charinco Hostel

Charinco Hostel best hostels in Osaka

– $$

– Discounted bike rentals

– Ice Cold Beer

“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.

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Bar & Hostel Mondo

Bar & Hostel Mondo best hostels in Osaka

– $$

– Bar and Restaurant

– Common Lounge

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.

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Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka

Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka best hostels in Osaka

  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Book Exchange and Common Room

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 2019, 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.

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Guesthouse Morizou Female Only

Guesthouse Morizou Female Only best hostels in Osaka

– $$

– Common Room

– 10 minutes’ drive to Osaka Castle

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.

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Hostel Enisia Namba

Hostel Enisia Namba best hostels in Osaka

– $$

– 600 metres from Namba City Shopping Mall

– Laundry Facility

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.

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Hostel Hyaku

Hostel Hyaku best hostels in Osaka

– $$

– 4 minutes to Kouzu Shrine

– Shared Kitchen Area

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.

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Sakura La An

Sakura La An best hostels in Osaka

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– No Curfew

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!

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Hotel Bushi

Hotel Bushi best hostels in Osaka

– $$

– Japanese traditional bath

– Communal Kitchen

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.

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Hotel Taiyo

Hotel Taiyo best hostels in Osaka

– $

– Self-catering

– No Curfew

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!

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Why you should travel to Osaka

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!

And don’t forget – if you can’t decide which hostel you’d like to stay at… go with Osaka Hana HostelIt’s our best hostel in Osaka 2019!

To help you find the absolute top places to stay during your Japan backpacking adventure, check out this in-depth article on the best hostels in Japan.

Best hostels in Osaka

 

Travel Safety Tips for Osaka

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More Epic Hostels in Japan and Asia

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Osaka.

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Osaka has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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  • Avatar Rachel Slivnick says:

    Your Japan guides have been incredibly helpful–the best hostel guides I’ve found on any travel blog. THANK YOU! I was experiencing sticker shock after Thailand, and this guide helped me pick out some hostels for my husband and I. Thanks again!

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