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Five Select Accommodations in Central Osaka Starting at 2,000 JPY a Night

Some travelers want to minimize their hotel costs and concentrate on enjoying the sights, food, and shopping. For such people, here are five accommodations that are convenient as travel bases in Osaka with prices as low as in the 2,000 JPY range per night.

1. Hotel Daiki

This is a hotel in central Osaka, just one minute on foot from JR Tenma Station. It is right near Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street, the longest shopping street that represents Osaka, the city of gourmands. There are more than 500 eateries in the Tenma-Tenjinbashi-Ogimachi area where the hotel is, and they are known to be good and cheap. No worries staying out late here as you will be close to your hotel. The rooms are spacious at 25 square meters or more, so they are recommended for families. There are also rooms that accommodate up to five people. Each room has a bath, toilet, TV, mini refrigerator, and Internet connection. There is a cafe on the first floor where you can have breakfast and lunch.

Check in 3:00 pm
Check out 11:00 am the next day
Price: Single about 4,000 JPY and up
Credit cards accepted/free WiFi

1. Hotel Daiki

4-9-5 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

2. Hotel Chuo

Hotel Chuo is a business hotel chain with convenient locations near shinkansen bullet train stations such as Shin-Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe, and places with good access to tourist destinations. The spacious lobby has four personal computers through which you can access the Internet, as well as a printer. There is free coffee and tea, and a kitchen that guests have free access to. There are Japanese-style and Western-style rooms, and each room has a TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, closet, towels, amenities and a gown. The shower room is on the first floor and can be used around the clock. The large shared bathroom is reserved at separate times for men and women. They offer free bicycle rentals which are very handy.

Check in 2:00 pm
Check out 10:00 am the next day
Price: 2,600 JPY (incl. tax) and up
Online credit card payment accepted/free WiFi

2. Hotel Chuo

1-1-12 Taishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

3. AZ HOSTEL

This is a new type of guesthouse with both private rooms and shared rooms in a convenient location five minutes on foot from Yodoyabashi Station on the subway and 10 to 15 minutes from Osaka and Umeda stations on various lines so that you can use the appropriate line for each destination. You can select between private business hotel type rooms and cabin-style dormitory rooms with bunk beds. There are shared toilets on each floor and shower booths in the basement. The second floor is a free access living room, kitchen, and personal computer space, and the fourth floor is a women's-only floor. Guests get a special price on breakfast served at Nakao Coffee Nakanoshima Branch next door.

Check in 3:00 pm
Check out 10:00 am the next day
Price: Single: 4,800 JPY (incl. tax) and up; Dormitory: 3,300 JPY (incl. tax) and up
Credit cards accepted/free WiFi

3. AZ HOSTEL

2-5-6 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

4. Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi

This is a capsule hotel in central Osaka. The first floor is for women only, and has a rest area, private capsules, and shower booths. The second to seventh floors are for men only, and have a large shared bath, open-air bath, and various saunas, as well as a restaurant, massage room, rest area, smoking room and manga room. There are private capsules in addition to the regular capsules, and the private ones have a full-length mirror, desk and chair. Each room comes with access to the sauna. Each capsule has a TV, radio, alarm, and electrical outlet. There is a restaurant that is open all day, and some plans come with breakfast.

Check in 3:00 pm
Check out 10:00 am the next day
Price 2,850 JPY (incl. tax) and up
Credit cards accepted/free WiFi

4. Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi

2-8-12 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

5. Hotel Mikado

This is a hotel five minutes on foot from JR Shin-Imamiya Station. It is popular among foreign travelers and others as a hotel that offers private rooms at prices lower than capsule hotels. There are Western-style and Japanese-style rooms, all of which are clean and come with full amenities. Each room has a TV, wireless LAN, refrigerator, air conditioner, gown, and towels. In addition, there is a shared large bath, sauna, and showers, as well as six personal computers in the lobby (free) and a shared kitchen where guests can cook their own food. There are eight free rental bicycles, which are convenient for going to nearby areas. There are many restaurants in the area with good cost performance, and visitors appreciate the warm "omotenashi" hospitality of the local community.

Check in 12:00 pm
Check out 10:00 am the next day
Price: 2,400 JPY (incl. tax) and up
Credit cards accepted; online card payment accepted/free WiFi

5. Hotel Mikado

1-2-11 Taishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Osaka is recommended as a travel base. It has many famous sites and tourist destinations that keeps the visitor entertained regardless of how long he stays. The food is good and reasonably priced. How about keeping your hotel costs down so you can eat your way through the city of gourmands and enjoy trips to nearby destinations?

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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