18 Of The Best Guest Houses And Capsule Hotels In Osaka - Updated 2024

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Guest houses and capsule hotels are perfect for those who want a comfortable accommodation in Japan while minimising expenses. This frees up your wallet to head out and explore Osaka. Known as the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’, there are a great deal of activities and food to try.

If you are looking for a unique place to stay, don’t miss out on trying out a Capsule hotel. Capsule hotels are hotels where you are provided with your personal “capsule” to stay in, unlike conventional hotels where a room is provided to you. If that is not to your liking, the guests houses in Osaka will provide top-notch service, making your stay enjoyable and leave you refreshed.

Here are some of the recommended guest houses and capsule hotels in Osaka!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 13, 2024.

1. Shell Nell Namba: stylish hotel with delicious breakfast

Shell Nell Namba
Source: Agoda

Shell Nell Namba is a capsule hotel in Osaka that opened in April 2016 which is targeted mainly at ladies. The stylish capsule hotel can be as cheap as 3,800 JPY (36 USD) per night.

Males and females are allocated separate floors in Shell Nell Namba and IC cards are required for access, ensuring a secure accommodation. The capsules are relatively spacious and have a dimension of 2m (6.6 feet) x 1m (3.3 feet) x 1m (3.3 feet), and come with a television, power plug and USB port. The soft mattress allows for a great sleep and the blinds are sturdy and promises privacy. Basic amenities are provided for in Shell Nell Namba and the shower rooms are equipped with soaps and 5 different types of shampoos, making it seem like a luxury capsule hotel in Osaka.

A lounge is located at the first storey of Shell Nell Namba, and the stylish café there is known for the delicious breakfast provided. You can make your own sandwich with bread from the popular bakery “Boulangerie Cokku”, giving you a great start to the day.

Shell Nell Namba

Address: 542-0073 Osaka, Chuo-ku Nipponbashi 2-9-16 (see map)

Access: 800m from Glico Man Sign, 1.2 km from Tsutenkaku

Contact: +81 6-6633-5170

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2. The retro guesthouse: Osaka Guesthouse U-En (from USD 19)

Osaka Guesthouse U-En

Osaka Guesthouse U-En is located in a building which was built over 100 years ago and is a popular choice amongst tourists from all over the world. The guesthouse is filled with numerous antiques which history lovers will enjoy.

This retro guesthouse in Osaka has clean shower rooms and washrooms, as well as refrigerators and washing machines. Free flow of coffee and water is also provided, saving the need to stock up from convenience stores. The living room and 24-hour café is a splendid space for tourists to interact with each other.

Rooms in Osaka Guesthouse U-En are dormitory style and curtains ensure that privacy is provided. There are females-only dormitories as well.

Osaka Guesthouse U-En also provides bicycle rentals, allowing for a more exciting and cheap exploration of Osaka.

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Osaka Guest House U-En

Address: Fukushima-ku Fukushima 2-9-23
1.25 km (0.8 mi) from Utsubo Park

Shared kitchen Daily housekeeping Smoke alarms Non-smoking rooms Fire extinguishers Security alarm Process in place to check health of guests Internet services

3. Filled with amenities - Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi (from USD 22)

Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi

Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi is located near Dotonbori, one of the most popular tourist destinations within the city. It is one of the best capsule hotels in Osaka that also caters to ladies.

Capsule hotels are known to provide just basic accommodation and amenities are usually not expected. However, at Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi, plenty of amenities, such as towels, soaps and face lotions, are provided, saving the trouble of bringing your own. Although the sauna, restaurants and communal bath are exclusive to males in Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi, clean shower rooms and washrooms are provided separately for female guests. Rooms in this Osaka pod hotel come with lockers and there are power plugs and televisions too.

Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi

Address: Osaka, Chuo-ku, Nishishinsaibashi,2-8-12

Access: 5-minute walk from Namba station exit No.25 (Midousuzi line), 7-minute walk from Shinsaibasi station exit No.7 (Midousuzi line)

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Capsule&Spa Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi

7.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-ku Nishishinsaibashi 2-8-12
1.78 km (1.2 mi) from Utsubo Park

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Internet services Lift

4. Drop Inn Osaka: great rest guaranteed

Drop Inn Osaka
Source: Agoda

One of the best capsule inns in Osaka, Drop Inn Osaka is located within walkable distance from the commercial districts and Umeda region of Osaka, yet is in a rather quiet area.

The capsules in Drop Inn Osaka are relatively spacious and the comfortable and clean beds will provide you with great sleep. Power plugs and lights are provided in the capsules, as well as a curtain to ensure privacy. There are also females-only dormitory in Drop Inn Osaka. Private rooms are available for those travelling in groups and coin laundries are also available.

Drop Inn Osaka

Address: Yubinbango553-0003 Osaka, Osaka-shi, Fukushima-ku Fukushima 6-12-13 Nishi First Building 3 Floor (see map)

Access: 6-minute walk from JR Fukushima Station, within a 10-minute walk from the Umeda Sky Building and JR Osaka Station, 15 minutes by train from Osaka Station to Osaka Castle, is 30 minutes from JR Kyoto Station

Contact: +81 6-6343-8200

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5. Designer’s hostel - HOSTEL 64 Osaka

Hostel 64 Osaka
Source: Agoda

HOSTEL 64 Osaka is located near the Shinsaibashi area and each night can be as cheap as 3,500 JPY (33 USD). The stylish hostel is located in a retro building built in 1964.

The artistic design of HOSTEL 64 Osaka creates a cordial atmosphere, allowing guests to interact freely. The lobby lounge has various artworks and books on display, making the place look almost like a gallery.

Dormitories in HOSTEL 64 Osaka are unlike other hostels - instead of having double decker beds, each “room” is separated by a curtain as seen in the photo. Power plugs and lights are provided in the “rooms”, as well as a safe box.

There are also private rooms available in HOSTEL 64 Osaka where each room is designed stylishly with a mixture of pop-culture and Japanese culture. Furthermore, both antique and modern furnitures are used, creating a unique atmosphere in the room.

Breakfast is available at HOSTEL 64 Osaka where home-made bread, fruits jam, yoghurt and orange juice can be enjoyed for just 300 JPY (2.8 USD)!

Hostel 64 Osaka

Address: Osaka-shi, Nishi-ku Shinmachi 3-11-20 (see map)

Access: 3-minute walk from Nishinagahori Station, 12-minute walk from the Shinsaibashi, 20-minute walk from Namba, about 500m to Awaza Station

Contact: +81 6-6556-6586

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6. Perfect for USJ trips: Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse (Females only) (from USD 115)

Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse

Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse is a guesthouse exclusive to ladies and is located at the Osaka Hokko Marina area. Moms can bring along boys under 9 years old to Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse for free as well.

It is a fantastic hotel for those planning to take part in marine sports as yachts, mini boats and various marine vehicles can set sail from Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse. There are also tennis courts and parks located within the resort compound, so you can find a lot of things to do.

Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse is also a convenient hotel for those who have Universal Studios Japan (USJ) as part of their travel plan.

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Osaka Hokko Marina Resort Guesthouse

Address: Konohana-ku Tsuneyoshi 2-13-18
7.8 km (4.9 mi) from Utsubo Park

7. Marvellous Italian cuisine at Ark Hostel & Café Dining

Ark Hostel & Café Dining
Source: Agoda

Ark Hostel & Café Dining is near the business district and is located at the Higobashi area. It is a popular hostel not just amongst local tourists but also foreign tourists.

The hostel aims to provide comfortable accommodation and create opportunities for guests to interact with one another. Each floor within the hostel has different themes. Among the interesting ones is the Japanese-style “Wa Room”. A mini-garden leads to the room which is designed in a traditional Japanese style with tatamis on the floor and futon mattresses to sleep on.

The café restaurant located at Ark Hostel & Café Dining is best known for their delicious meals cooked using the best seasonal ingredients. Italian cuisine is served and what makes it special is that they are all vegan foods, allowing people of different beliefs to enjoy. There are also sweets provided at the café restaurant.

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8. A hideout in Osaka - Imazato Guest House (Females only) (from USD 22)

Imazato Guest House
Source: Agoda

Imazato Guest House is a guesthouse located in the Imazato area and is exclusive to ladies. It is located in a convenient area with supermarkets and convenience stores nearby.

Accommodation is provided dormitory style in Imazato Guest House. The rooms are designed in a colourful pop-manner. Lockers are provided and there are also basic amenities and free towels available. Each bed is allocated 2 power plugs, a towel hanger, a mirror, and is rather spacious. Breakfast is also served at Imazato Guest House. The delicious homemade sandwiches allow guests to have a great start to the day, and opportunities for interaction with other guests are also provided.

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9. Capsule Hotel Daitoyo

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Capsule Hotel Daitoyo in Umeda provides a comfortable space with airweave mattresses where you can relax. The capsule room features a semi-double bed that allows tossing and turning around. Electronic locks and a 24-hour front desk ensure security. There is also a female-only floor, as well as various baths, spas, and saunas are also available. You can also experience Loryu, a Finnish steam bath.

Capsule Hotel Daitoyo

Address: 〒530-0015 Osaka Prefecture Osaka City Kita Ward Nakazaki Nishi 2-1-9 Kanko Building Daitoyo

Travelers Review: Fabulous 3.9(from 1289 reviews)

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10. First Cabin Midosuji Namba (from USD 52)

First Cabin Midosuji Namba is a combination of a capsule and business hotel. All rooms are first-class cabins, offering high comfort and functionality at a low price.

In addition, various services such as a lounge where you can eat light meals, a business lounge where you can use a computer, a large public bath with a sauna, and a shower roomare available. There’s also a body care room where you can receive a massage at a reasonable price.

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First Cabin Midosuji Namba

Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-ku Namba 4-2-1 Midousuji-Namba Bldg. 3F
2.16 km (1.4 mi) from Utsubo Park

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Safety deposit box Currency exchange

11. Sauna & Capsule AMZA (mens only) (from USD 22)

Sauna & Capsule AMZA (mens only) is a capsule hotel in the middle of Namba. There are three types of capsules to choose from: a normal capsule equipped with a 24-inch personal LCD TV and headphones, a sleeping capsule with a duvet for a more comfortable sleep, and a spacious DX capsule with a specially selected mattress.

Enjoy luxurious facilities such as a sauna, spa, and luxurious open-air bath. There are plenty of amenities, so you can show up empty-handed! You can also dine at the restaurant, which offers a wide variety of options.

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Sauna & Capsule AMZA (mens only)

7.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-ku Sennichimae 2-9-17
2.25 km (1.4 mi) from Utsubo Park

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift

12. Capsule Hotel J Garden Shin-Osaka (from USD 25)

Capsule Hotel J Garden Shin-Osaka is a 12-minute walk from Shin-Osaka Station and a 1-minute walk from Higashi-Mikuni Subway Station. Both men and women can stay at at this hotel for a reasonable price. The women’s rooms are on a separate floor, and you need to hold your key card over the entrance to enter, so security will not be a concern.

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Capsule Hotel J Garden Shin-Osaka

8.3 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: Yodogawa-ku Higashimikuni 4-2-13
6.28 km (3.9 mi) from Utsubo Park

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Ironing service Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

13. First Cabin Kansai Airport

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

First Cabin Kansai Airport, located on the third floor of Kansai International Airport, is a stylish hotel where guests can check in anytime of the day.

Two types of cabins are available: first class and business class. Each room is equipped with a lockable security box and free Wi-Fi. The accommodations are separated by gender, and the hotel also has a large public bath. You can also make use of a convenience store and a laundromat on the premises.

First Cabin Kansai Airport

Address: Japan, 〒549-0001 Osaka, Izumisano, Senshukukokita, 1

Star Rating: 2 Star

Travelers Review: 3.7(from 109 reviews)

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14. Hotel Shin-Imamiya (from USD 13)

Hotel Shin-Imamiya is a one-minute walk away from Shin-Imamiya Station. You can also walk to Tsutenkaku and Abeno Harukas. There are three types of guest rooms: Western-style rooms, Japanese-style rooms, and capsule rooms that emphasize privacy. The capsule room is a completely private room - you can lock the door and rest assured in terms of security. In addition to the single capsule room, there is also a capsule twin that can accommodate two people.

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Hotel Shin-Imamiya

6.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Nishinari-ku Haginochaya 1-2-20
3.98 km (2.5 mi) from Utsubo Park

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift

15. HOTEL Cargo Shinsaibashi (from USD 35)

HOTEL Cargo Shinsaibashi is a high-grade capsule hotel in the Shinsaibashi/Honmachi area. The Japanese-style guest rooms are divided into men’s and women’s rooms. All rooms are equipped with LCD TVs, and you can watch as much video on demand as you like. It offers spacious rooms that you wouldn’t usually expect from a capsule hotel. There is a cafe on the first floor, a large public bath that guests can use for free, and an open-air bath for one person.

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HOTEL Cargo Shinsaibashi

Wifi Available

Address: Chuo-ku Bakuromachi 2-6-3
1.18 km (0.8 mi) from Utsubo Park

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Hot tub/jacuzzi Heating Luggage storage

16. Capsule Inn Osaka (Male Only) (from USD 21)

A 10-minute walk from JR Osaka Station and Hankyu Umeda Station, Capsule Inn Osaka (Male Only) is a capsule hotel with sauna and spa facilities. In addition to a full range of facilities, ranging from a heated pool where you can swim to an open-air zone where you can feel the fresh air, there is also a restaurant on the premesis.

There are three types of accommodations: Standard Capsule designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa, Superior Capsule that offers greater comfort, and Deluxe Capsule, which is the largest. There is also a private room type for those who value privacy.

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Capsule Inn Osaka (Male Only)

7.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Kita-ku Doyama-cho 9-5
2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Utsubo Park

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

17. HOTEL THE ROCK (from USD 28)

HOTEL THE ROCK is a 4-minute walk from Honmachi Station. This stylish hotel is located in a quiet and peaceful area. It offers a luxurious stay at a reasonable price.

Each floor follows a different concept. There is a space for storing luggage in front of the capsule area, so you don’t have to worry about your bag and baggage. Plenty of amenities such as cleansing foam, lotion, and hair dryer are available.

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8.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Nishi-ku Itachibori 1-9-35
637 meters (0.4 ft) from Utsubo Park

Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Lift Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

18. Avey Tennoji Hotel (from USD 22)

Avey Tennoji Hotel is right next to JR Tennoji Station. Equipped with a large public bath and sauna, this hotel is convenient for all. In addition to double and twin private rooms, there is also a reasonably priced capsule available that is larger than usual size. The women’s area can’t be entered without a PIN, making it safe and secure.

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Ave Tennoji Hotel

7.8 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Tennoji-ku Hidenincho 9-19
4.56 km (2.9 mi) from Utsubo Park

Sauna Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Lift

Comfortable, safe and affordable

There are many who require just basic accommodation during their vacation instead of luxurious ones. Secure and comfortable sleep is promised in these hotels despite their low prices. For those who want to save up for other expenses, these are the best hotels for you!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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