Osaka is a convenient city to get around and boasts some of the most modern and exciting hotels in the country so deciding where to stay can be a challenge. From library hotels to art concept rooms, traditional ryokans, to the height of luxury Osaka has somewhere for everyone. This list of the best Osaka hotels has something for every budget and showcases the design and beauty found in Japan’s second city.
First Cabin Midosuji Namba
These cabins are perfect people looking for a budget stay in Osaka but want something bigger than a capsule. Combining a shared hostel experience with total privacy, guests receive their own small room with a bed, table, and a sliding door. Cabins are separated into airplane-style classes depending on how much space you’d like. The shared facilities include a sauna and public bath, shower rooms, and a lounge which includes spaces to work at. You’ll also find a buffet breakfast available every morning in the restaurant. They also have locations near Kansai Airport and in the Umeda district. First Cabin combines high-quality facilities you’d expect from a mid-range hotel with prices ranging from $80 upwards.
HOSTEL Wasabi Osaka
Japan has several library hotels where you can sleep among bookshelves and this Osaka option lets you do just that. HOSTEL Wasabi is also extremely budget-friendly and in a convenient location. This is a capsule hotel so you’ll sleep in your own bunk with a curtain for privacy in a room with others but they do have some private rooms available and female-only dorms. The lounge is the real highlight with over 5,000 comics and books in different languages including English and a communal atmosphere of fellow booklovers. Drinks like tea, coffee, and beer are served on-site. The busy commercial districts of Dotonburi and Shinsaibashi are within walking distance as well the subway to get you everywhere you need to go. They also offer a stamp-card loyalty system for their hostels around Japan which enables you to earn a night free. Prices range from $20 a night upwards.
Hotel Noum OSAKA
With bright and modern decor, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were approaching an artisan coffee shop instead of one of Osaka’s newest and most exciting places to stay. Hotel Noum OSAKA offers river view rooms, including rooms suitable for groups, and has one of the best complimentary breakfasts in the city with seven menus to choose from. There’s also a to-go bar available for busy days and a cafe lounge available after breakfast where they serve alcoholic, light meals, and fantastic coffee. High-quality bike rentals are available on-site and since Osaka is such a cycle-friendly city, this is an easy way to get around cheaply. Rooms are priced from $60 a night.
The Blend Inn & Studio
The Blend Inn is perfect for those who want to experience a quieter, traditional area of Osaka while still being close to the busy tourist attractions like The National Museum of Art and Universal Studios. The inn focuses on providing a tranquil space with plenty of plants and light and providing everything you need for a comfortable and convenient stay including rental bicycles. There are seven rooms of different sizes and Blend Inn perfect for people who want a quiet hotel experience, with interesting contemporary design, on a budget. Rooms start at $75 a night.
Stay in the heart of the Dotonburi lights, restaurants, and bars in a traditional-style ryokan for a real Osaka experience. While there are some Western-style rooms with beds, most of the rooms will have soft tatami floors with fluffy futons for you to sleep on. The rooms all have their own bathroom but you’ll also find men and women’s large traditional baths to soak in after a long day. Comfortable yukata, traditional Japanese dress, and towels are provided and should be taken tot he bath with you. A traditional Japanese breakfast is also served in the morning which will typically include, rice, miso, fish, and eggs. If you’re looking for modern convenience blended with traditional culture, Kaneyoshi Ryokan is ideal. Rooms start at $90 a night.
Perfect for visitors who want to be close to Universal Studios and in the heart of the Osaka Bay area, you’ll be able to reach the studios and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in just 20 minutes by subway or five minutes by taxi. With a contemporary and relaxed style and a design based on blue brickwork; effort has clearly been put into making Hotel She a friendly and sociable space. Pop artists regularly display their work and music events are often held at the hotel.
The rooms are spacious and quiet and each has a bathroom and cute analog record player in each room. There’s also a fantastic complimentary breakfast with barista-made coffee from their coffee shop included. There’s plenty to see in the bay area and nearby walks will reward you with retro shops, public baths, and other local spots. Rooms start at $80 a night.
A luxury hotel with quick access to Osaka Station and panoramic views over the city and beyond. Their facilities are very welcome after a day of sightseeing or business with a 24-hour gym and adjoining swimming pool as well as a traditional Japanese bathhouse on the fourth floor. Spa packages are also available making this the perfect choice if you’re looking to unwind on your trip. The luxury extends to the cuisine with a garden-side patisserie and Michelin-starred French restaurant Pierre amongst other options. All the hotel's options have spectacular views and five-star service. Rooms start at $290 dollars a night.