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Backpackers Hotel Toyo Osaka

1-3-5, Taishi, Nishinari, Osaka, Japan, Distance from city centre: 5km

Rating: 82% from 40 reviews

  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 90%Staff
  • 84%Security
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 84%Value for money
  • 79%Facilities

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  • Great spot however my single room was a bit small and the mattress a little thin for my back? Great kitchen and chill area where some resident/working backpackers play Mario cart most nights? Lovely staff and great location near supermarkets and trains etc! Amazing showers and best in Japan!
  • 89%
  • 21 Sep 2014 Anonymous England
  • Good bang for your buck. The immediate location is pretty grungy, but it is very close to a lot of great destinations in Osaka. I was able to rent a bike from the front desk, and casually bike all over Osaka from there. The staff were friendly, and the place was clean. Ugly looking place though, feels a bit like a prison. Wifi in my room wasn't very good. Still, would definitely recommend it for the price.
  • 89%
  • 29 Aug 2014 Anonymous Canada
  • The location was convenient, but it was a little bit of a poor area. Provided, you will still be in one of the safest countries in the world.
  • 80%
  • 15 Aug 2014 Anonymous Canada
  • can hear others talking and yealing out of the door in the midnight
  • 74%
  • 02 Aug 2014 Anonymous Taiwan
  • I had a great time at Hotel Toyo. It's two subway stops from the Namba area. The area wasn't very desirable, but was perfectly fine for a budget traveler. It was quite difficult to find an ATM in this area though. On a late night out on Saturday night you can get a cab back for 1000 yen. I found this to be reasonable since I anticipated it to be far more expensive. I was very impressed with the 1st floor facilities. Very clean and very easy to use! Get a room on the first floor!
  • 83%
  • 02 Aug 2014 Anonymous USA
  • A great value for the money. The hostel is within walking distance of many subway stations and a number of good tourist attractions and shopping areas. The building is a bit old, but is well-maintained. The showers were super-clean and comfortable. Staff is very helpful, fluent in English, and knowledgeable about Osaka. There's a great onokomiyaki restaurant around the corner, too. The location has a reputation for being a more dangerous part of Japan, but I felt quite safe at night. Free wi-fi
  • 91%
  • 31 Jul 2014 Eric USA
  • Try to get a room on the first floor. The showers are great and the bathrooms are very clean. The atmosphere is great and I met a lot of nice people while staying in this hotel. I stayed in a twin room. It had A/C and a mini fridge. It wasn't much, but exactly what I was looking for. If it's not raining, rent a bicycle from the hotel to have a look around. There aren't any convenient ATMs in that area.
  • 83%
  • 30 Jul 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Hotel Toyo is an affordable choice for a quick night through Osaka. It provides privacy and decent service. However, it was not very clean and provided little information on the surrounding area.
  • 54%
  • 30 Jul 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Rooms were really bad. We reserved four rooms. Three of them has an air conditioner but one has not. That room was more than 50 degrees at night and I can slept there only for two hours after 30 hours of flying. Also rooms were not clean. We found a very big bug in our room. But ... showers and toilet was good. If they can restore the rooms I will definitely stay there again. If they do not restore ( and put air conditioner in every room) there is no way for me to stay there!!!
  • 46%
  • 26 Jul 2014 Anonymous Turkey
  • Nice to have a room to myself. Lovely and quiet.
  • 83%
  • 12 Jun 2014 Anonymous England
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