[2018-19 Edition] Ten Recommended Capsule Hotels in Osaka
There is a wide variety of hotel accommodations in Japan, among which capsule hotels, which are especially convenient, are perfect for those who want to keep the costs down. This article will introduce 10 capsule hotels in the popular tourist city of Osaka.
1. Cabin & Capsule Hotel J-SHIP Osaka Namba (Namba)
This is a hotel that is right by JR Namba Station. It has a full range of facilities for a comfortable stay, such as a large shared bath, Japanese garden, and a lounge with a smoking area. There are also facilities specifically for female guests, such as a women-only floor and a powder room with hair dryers, a hair salon, and various amenities. There are staff who speak English, Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
2. Capsule Hotel Astil Dotonbori (Namba)
This is a stylish hotel with wood furnishings. Guest rooms are separated into women-only and men-only floors, with a double security gate on the women-only floor. There is a variety of complimentary services, including a wide selection of amenities, breakfast and mineral water services, and pillows. Each room comes with a 20-inch TV and in-room lighting that is linked to an alarm clock. There are staff who speak English, Chinese, Korean, and Tagalog.
3. First Cabin Station Abenoso (Tennoji)
This is a hotel designed with the concept of "private cabins in an overnight train". There are three different types of guest rooms including the First Class Cabin divided with accordion curtains and the Premium Class Cabin that accommodates two guests and has locks. Each cabin has an LCD TV and safety box. There are also large shared baths and showers for the guests.
4. First Cabin Hanshin Nishiumeda (Fukushima)
This is a hotel designed with the concept of "first class cabin on an airplane". There are four different types of guest rooms, including the compact Premium Economy Class Cabin and private room type rooms with locks. Each room comes with an LCD TV and a safety box. There is also a full range of facilities such as large shared baths and a bar.
5. a-STYLE SHINSAIBASHI (Female Only) (Shinsaibashi)
This is a women only hotel in a convenient location just three minutes on foot from Shinsaibashi Station. The entrance to each capsule area is locked with security cards. There is a wide selection of complimentary amenities, such as facial steamers, hair dryers, irons, and a variety of skincare products. There is also a convenience store on the first floor. There are staff who speak English and Chinese.
6. Shell Nell Namba by WBF (Namba)
This is a hotel with a stylish design. The floors are separated by gender and include deluxe rooms (on the men's floors) that have private spaces with mini-desks and twin rooms that accommodate two (on the women's floors). The shared lounge on the first floor can be used around the clock as a cafe or bar. There are staff who speak English, Chinese, and Korean.
7. New Japan Capsule Hotel Cabana (Male Only) (Namba)
This is a men-only hotel that is open around the clock. In addition to the capsule-type guest rooms, there are recliners that fully recline, so it can be used not only for overnight stays, but also for naps. The hotel has a large shared bathroom with a jacuzzi and sauna, an aesthetic salon where you can get a variety of services, such as oil treatments, a pool and a gym with training equipment. There are staff who speak English, Korean, and Thai.
8. New Japan Lady’s Capsule Hotel (Female Only) (Namba)
This is a women-only hotel that is open around the clock. In addition to capsule-type rooms for overnight stays, it offers recliners for naps. Overnight guests have free access to a large shared bath with a sauna and foot bath as well as a fitness gym. There is a full range of amenities, such as towels, bathrobes, and a variety of skin care products. There is also a nail salon and a lounge where meals are served.
9. Oyado HARU’S (Umeda)
This is a hotel in the Umeda area, which is a convenient base for sightseeing. It is divided into a men's zone and women's zone, with saunas and shower booths in each. The women's zone also has a mist sauna great for relaxing in after traveling. There is also a lounge shared by both male and female guests, a vending machine corner, and a smoking area.
10. Capsule & Spa Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi (Namba)
This is a hotel with a wide range of facilities with rooms divided into men-only and women-only floors. Some facilities include a comic book corner, game corner, recliners and restaurant*. On the 7th floor, where the large shared bath is, there are also three different types of saunas* to refresh in. There are staff who speak English and Korean.
*For men only
Capsule hotels today often offer great facilities, such as large shared baths and gyms, to help guests enjoy their stay. If you are staying in Osaka, take a look at this article to consider staying at a capsule hotel.
*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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