Reasonable Rates! Top 5 Capsule Hotels That Are Convenient as Sightseeing Bases in Osaka
If you want to keep your lodging expenses as low as possible, then it would be best to stay at a capsule hotel. For an affordable price, you can stay in a capsule-shaped room fitted with only a bed. Here are 5 recommended capsule hotels in Osaka!
1. Capsule Hotel Astil Dotonbori
Capsule Hotel Astil Dotonbori is a designer capsule hotel that opened in March 2017. It is located in the middle of Minami, the leading shopping district in Osaka, and is just a minute’s walk from Namba Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway. This hotel is at a prime location, as it is within a short walking distance to Dotonbori and other sightseeing spots in the area. All their beddings are originals, designed to maximize sleeping comfort. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and floors are separated by gender. There are private showers, lockers, and toilets on each floor. Wi-Fi is free and available throughout the building. There are staff who can speak English, Chinese, Korean, and Tagalog.
2. Shell Nell Namba
Shell Nell Namba is a 6-minute walk from Nipponbashi Station via the Osaka Municipal Subway and Kintetsu Railway, as well as from Namba Station on the Nankai Electric Railway. It is within walking distance from major tourist spots, such as the bustling shopping district of Minami, Kuromon Market, and Shinsekai. Floors are separated by gender, with the men-only floor housing standard capsules, as well as private rooms with a small desk. On the floor dedicated to female guests, there are twin rooms that come with a private space. There is a cafe annexed to the hotel where you can have freshly brewed coffee, sandwiches, and other dishes in the morning. You can use it as a bar with beer, wine, snacks, and other treats at night. Wi-Fi is free and available throughout the entire property. There are staff who can speak English, Chinese, and Korean.
3. a-STYLE SHINSAIBASHI (Female Only)
This is the first women-only capsule hotel in the Kansai region. This hotel is a minute’s walk from Yotsubashi Station via the Osaka Municipal Subway, and a 3-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station. It is located in Minamisenba, a place where a lot of fancy and trendy shops are gathered. The interior of this hotel was designed to be comforting to women, with a focus on cleanliness. There are three types of capsule rooms to choose from: Economy, Standard, and Superior. There is also a powder room with a huge mirror. Women will surely be happy to know that they can use the cleansing cream, facial lotion, and other beauty products - as well as the facial steamer and hair iron - for free! Wi-Fi is free and available throughout the property. There are staff who can speak English and Chinese.
4. New Japan Capsule Hotel Cabana (Male Only)
A men-only lodging facility in the Minami area, New Japan Capsule Hotel Cabana (Men Only) is just 4 minutes away from the Namba Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway by foot. This hotel is fitted with full-fledged spa facilities that include a large bathtub and sauna, so the promise of soothing one’s tired body has become its main appeal. There are also many (paid) services offered here, such as massages, body scrubs, and facials. It also has a gym and restaurant that guests can freely use. The interior of the capsule rooms were designed to make guests feel the warmth of the wood. The fragrance of aromatic oils that drifts through the air on each floor will give you a pleasant sleep. Some guest rooms have free Wi-Fi. There are staff who can speak English, Korean, and Thai.
5. Sauna & Capsule Spadio
This hotel is just a short walk from Sakuragawa Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway. It is a relaxation facility that is within walking distance to popular spots, such as Dotonbori and Americamura. Aside from the capsule rooms that are separated by gender, this hotel is also fitted with a bathhouse where guests can soak in a natural hot spring that gets its water from 1,000m underground. There is also an open-air bath and a sauna, so you can relax to your heart’s content! Furthermore, guests can avail (with charge) of relaxation menu services, such as massages, rock baths, and oxygen capsules. A restaurant is also on-site. Wi-Fi is free and available in all common areas. There are staff who can speak English and Chinese.
Capsule hotels have been increasingly gaining attention from tourists visiting Japan in recent years. The hotels featured here have rooms where you can stay for as low as 2,000 JPY – 4,000 JPY per night, so they are really affordable. Try to experience Japan’s unique lodging style by staying in a capsule hotel!
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