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Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka

2-5-15 Kawarayamachi, Chuo, Osaka 542-0066 Osaka Prefecture
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#1 of 45 Japanese guest houses in Chuo
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Toy wholesale store “Mitsuwaya” founded in 1935 was reborn as a backpackers hostel in 2016. Even our hostel located in Kawarayamachi is heart of city in Osaka, though we can see temples and shrines, a traditional Japanese shopping arcade around our hostel. Enjoy such a special location and traditional warm atmosphere!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
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2-5-15 Kawarayamachi, Chuo, Osaka 542-0066 Osaka Prefecture
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Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
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Zac W wrote a review Sept 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall I would recommend this place, as a solo traveler. Pros: Easy to access 24/7 Cheap laundry with free soap available Bicycle rental for 500 yen. Its a must Close to dotonbori English speaking employees Cons: Trains aren't far, but with all your luggage it's a bit of a hike. Mattress is super thin
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Get your bike rental key as soon as you can, even if you aren't sure you'll need it. You will....
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Responded 12 Sept 2023
Thank you for staying at Mitsuwaya. We appreciate your wonderful feedback. However verry sorry about the mattress. We have reviewed them with all staff to take possibe improvement. Hope you come back and stay Mitsuwaya again. Thank you very much. Mitsuwaya mei
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Blessing T wrote a review Aug 2023
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It was alright. The hostel was smaller than expected from the pictures shown online, but otherwise clean, and helpful staff who can speak English. I personality felt it was a bit pricey for the amenities offered. It was in central Osaka but still a bit of a walk (10-15 mins or so) to the nearest train station or sightseeing spots.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Reception Staff, お客様サービス / フロント オフィス at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 29 Aug 2023
Thank you for choosing our hostel in your trip and writing comment! Keeping clean and staffs are one of services we are trying to improve for our guests to feel comfort,so we are so glad to hear:) Even though the location is a little bit far from the nearest station, we guessed you enjoyed seeing Osaka's cityscape and shops on the way to the destination. We hope you come back to Osaka again! Mitsuwaya staff Akane
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Indah Mega A wrote a review Aug 2023
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The area is nice. Pretty close to the station. The interior is very neat, I like the japanese style interior in the common room. Common room is very good. Free breakfast is nice. Staffs are very nice and helpful. I would like to stay again in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
Thank you for choosing our hostel in your trip and writing comment! We are so glad to hear you really are comfortable to stay at our hostel. Interior in the Mitsuwaya is one of the owner's preferences and facinating to our guests:) We always are welcomed whenever you come back to Osaka! Mitsuwaya staff Akane
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Michelle K wrote a review Aug 2023
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Nice hostel and a good location. The hostel had a nice spot in the lobby to hang out with tables and bean bag chairs and we were able to meet and talk with other people staying there. They also provided coffee, tea and toast in the morning. Towel rental and locks for luggage are not included so make sure to bring your own. You also have to make your bed and we both found it very hard to do so especially being on the top bunk bed.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Towel rental and locks for luggage are not included so make sure to bring your own.
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Response from Reception Staff, お客様サービス / フロント オフィス at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 12 Aug 2023
Thank you for staying with us. And thank you also for your review, it encourages our staff. How was your trip to Osaka? We hope you enjoyed in Osaka. We look forward to having you stay with us again when you visit Osaka. We look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards Yoshimura MITSUWAYA
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Julianne G wrote a review Aug 2023
Bewong, Australia1 contribution
Incredibly clean, extremely helpful staff, and spacious rooms. Conveniently located within walking distance of Dotonbori. Even though I only stayed for one night, I would really recommend this hostel!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 12 Aug 2023
Thank you for choosing our hostel and giving us your review. We are so glad that you like our hostel. We hope you will stay with us again the next time you visit Osaka. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Best Regards Yoshimura MITSUWAYA
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Sebastian S wrote a review Jul 2023
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Very nice staff, very comfy and very clean. The only thing you should research before booking is the distance to the JR Stations if you are travelling with JR Pass. Also it would be best to bring your own towel.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Reception Staff, お客様サービス / フロント オフィス at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 14 Jul 2023
Thank you for staying with us Mitsuwaya. We're happy to hear that our staff were nice and you had a comfortable stay with us. We appriciate your feedback and hope you enjoyed your time in Osaka. We look foward to having you back in Osaka. MITSUWAYA
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Passenger68529556059 wrote a review Jun 2023
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Everything is perfect and nice, but the distance between the lobby and the room is very close.. (room A) So I'd like you to ask for silence after 11 o'clock. Many travelers go to bed early for the next day. I was tired throughout my stay, but I couldn't sleep well. 다 좋아요, 깨끗하고 쾌적했어요. 다만 로비와 방이 가까운 만큼 11시 이후로 로비(공용주방 및 휴게실) 이용객에게 조용히 하게끔 요청했으면 좋겠습니다. 다음날을 위해 일찍 자는 사람이 많은데 12시 까지 시끄러워서 피곤했지만 잠들지 못했네요. 특히 여자 전용 8베드 객실이 로비 바로 옆입니다. 직원들이 제지하지않습니다. 조용하게 잤다는 분들도 있지만 운에 따르는것 같습니다.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 18 Jun 2023
Thank you for you for staying with us at Mitsuwaya. Thank you for providing us with your feedback regarding the noise issue you experienced during your recent stay. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Staff Calvin MITSUWAYA
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Coastal03450837718 wrote a review Jun 2023
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Everything from hospitality to cleanliness everything was amazing in Hostel Mitsuwaya. We also stayed in couple other Hostels across japan but none was any comparison to Mitsuwaya. The volunteers were also very kind and helpful. Thank you again Mitsuwaya team for a pleasent stay
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 12 Jun 2023
Thank you for your great review!! We're really happy to hear that staff were very kind and you enjoyed our hostel!! We hope to see you again when you come to Osaka next time!! MITSUWAYA Saki
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Kalle T wrote a review May 2023
Oulu, Finland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Good hostel with very warm staff. They are always present and usually talk to guests if they have no other duties. Every time you come and go you will get greeted by the staff. They are very helpful and happily help you if you have any issues. The facilities were good overall, but mattresses were a bit thin. Even though I am very used to hard futon at home, the slim mattress and wooden floor can feel quite hard. In the bed capsule/bunk ped space there is plenty of space for your own stuff and yo u have small locker inside if needed. The lock on the door can be noisy when entering the code for the door. Most of the rooms and toilets are on second floor. Girls only room, washing machines, showers and common area are on the first floor. Many times in the evening you can strike a conversation with other guests in the common area. Sometimes they have small events or the staff might make food with guests. There is also Vending machine in the common area where you can get alcohol drinks as well. Closest shops and metro stations are around 700m away and the hostel is very close to Dotonbori. Definitely will go again to this hostel if I am going to stay in Osaka. I had a very good time and made life long friends.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 27 May 2023
Dear Kalle Thank you for staying our Hostell and good review. We are so happy that we enjoyed Osaka together, and thank you for always making fun other guests and staff. How are your feet doing? I hope your feet will be better soon. We miss you, but we are waiting for you to come here again soon. Or maybe we can see in Finland. Mitsuwaya staff Hiro
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TAHIR CHEEMA wrote a review May 2023
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One of the best experiences of staying in a shared space in Osaka. Very neat & clean, and well kept. The living area offers multiple options to sit and work, or just relax on a beanbag. Toilets, showers, kitchen and beds were so tidy and odorless. The hosts at the front desk were very welcoming and helpful. The bunk bed space was good, offering a reading light, charging sockets and a small space to put stuff next to you. The rooftop idea is unique for such a place. Very appealing!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 17 May 2023
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're so glad that you had one of the best experiences in Osaka. We're very happy we were able to provide you a comfortable, clean and weolcoming stay with us at Mitsuwaya. We hope to have you back at Mitsuwaya and Osaka.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka?
Nearby attractions include French Drop (0.3 miles), Karahori Shopping Street (0.2 miles), and Hossho-ji Temple (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sumibi Yakiniku Tsurugyu, Momiji, and Kyu Yamutei.
Is Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Chuo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (4.2 miles), Osaka City Central Hall (1.6 miles), and Osaka Castle (1.4 miles).