Business Hotel Wako
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Business Hotel Wako

2-2-16 Haginochaya, Nishinari-Ku, Osaka 557-0004 Osaka Prefecture
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#25 of 34 lodges in Osaka
3.3 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Vending machine
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

Location

2-2-16 Haginochaya, Nishinari-Ku, Osaka 557-0004 Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 92 out of 100
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Itami Airport
Kobe Airport
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Haginochaya
4 minRailway
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Sak I wrote a review Jan 2014
Orange, Australia424 contributions245 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nishinari District of Osaka has many cheap hotels and this is one of them.This hostel is close to Imamiya Station and Dobutsuenmae Station, so it is convenient for toursits. However, this area is popular with poor local people, not budget travellers. I stayed there for 1,500 yen, but you may find some cheaper hotels around there. For this hotel, rooms are very small, but with TV and free wifi. You can't take a shower from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. Don't leave your shoes at the hall. Otherwise, your shoes may be stolen. Check-out is 9:00 and, like it or not, a staff member will wake you up by knocking your door at 8:30.
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Date of stay: January 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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annavica wrote a review Oct 2016
Singapore3 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Wako is cheap and has very good rooms. Private rooms are under $20 and have a TV, aircon and fridge. Staff, although not English-speaking, try to help. It is a five-minute walk to Osaka attractions like foodie paradise Shinsekai and water park Spa World. BUT it is in the notorious Nishinari district (I would not say much; look it up). The hotel is, however, right in front of the police station.

Do stay if you are backpackers travelling in a GROUP - it is a different side of Japan and you will learn many things while there. It is also easy to move around from here - train stations are nearby. Do NOT stay if you are a solo female traveller.
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joel wrote a review Apr 2015
65 contributions89 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cheap is its best quality. There are multiple business hotels in the area (which doesn't look like a very good area, but being in Japan it means it's still safe). The place looks like a prison, rooms are small, would recommend it to the very budget conscious male traveller who is looking for nothing but just a tatami mat to crash on
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Metathron wrote a review May 2014
Visselhövede2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was the cheapest we could find and the location is fairly close to the city center. The whole place feels like a former prison and is not very clean. The staff was friendly but not helpful (very limited English).
The only positive would be the new showers but they are only available a couple of hours in the morning and evening. Also there is only one female toilet available.
Would not recommend this place to anyone, although it is very cheap.
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Date of stay: April 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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FrancisTLim wrote a review Jul 2017
Penang Island, Malaysia183 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov2016. Within walking distance of Shin-Imamiya station. I like it because it is located in a very "local" type of area. Lots of shops where locals eat, and long shopping street nearby. Individual single-rooms for this price is fantastic. Rooms & bathrooms look old, but they are kept very clean and very functional. I like this place!!
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Date of stay: November 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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RarRarRar wrote a review Oct 2016
Sydney, Australia56 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room stinks, not sure what the smell is. The whole place is just old and worn out. Feels like a warehouse than an accommodation.

The toilets are not very clean. The mattress and linen doesn't seem to be changed.

The suburb itself doesn't feel safe, more than twice I have observed local residents urinate on the street right behind the hotel!!

Just nothing I expected it to be in Japan, this has to be the worst "hotel" I have ever stayed in, especially in Japan.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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WanderingEray wrote a review Sept 2018
Perth, Australia66 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am very frugal when it comes to choosing accommodation during my travels, and that’s because I am always out during the day and sleep when I return at night. Japan’s hotel prices are a bit on the expensive side, and I wanted to try a traditional sort of set-up with tatami wooden floors and all. I originally wanted to stay at a ryokan, but I’ll probably do it during my next visit to the country.

I saw the rates of this humble inn and I booked it immediately. It’s not really located in the heart of Osaka but it’s close enough to be considered. It is within walking distance to three train stations (Imamiya, Shin-Imamiya, and Dobutsuen-mae) and is within the red line (Osaka’s downtown line) which is why I considered it as it made transportation accessible for me. It is in front of a police station and near a hospital too. Although, at first, I admit that I thought there were too many men in the reception or common areas, it was all right. They were quite friendly and nice. The staff were kind and accommodating despite the language barrier. I also saw a few women staying in the hotel.

I haven’t been to the public bath, but the ladies shared toilet and bathroom is clean. I have no issues about it. That small room is also compact and had everything I needed. Overall, it was a good pick and I would suggest to solo male and female travellers who are looking for an affordable yet decent accommodation. :)
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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RiBrown74 wrote a review May 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana401 contributions168 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a frequent travelor in Japan, and when staying alone in Osaka, I often stay in the area south of Dobutsuen-mae Station and the Shinsekai areas. I enjoy walking around the area as it offers some insights into how life would have been 40-50 years ago. I have stayed at Business Hotel Chuo, Hotel Taiyo, and some others. The ones I have stayed at before have recognized that this Minami area is attracting more and more tourists, and they have converted their hotels to cater to backbackers and budget travelors, away from their historical purpose of offering cheap rooms to day laborers. Evidently Hotel Wako has not moved along this track - there has been minimal (if any) investment in raising the standards to the minimal standard of a budget tourist hotel. On my floor (6th), two of six sinks and one of three urinals were taped over pending repair. Showers are avaiiable at all hours, but the ofuro bath is not open except for later afternoon and evening, so in the morning I walked a block West to a public "sento" bath, well worth the 440 yen cost. The rooms are clean, with TV (no English) and a small fridge and table, and a couple of hangers against the wall.
At 1,800 yen, it is very cheap. But for 1,000 yen more at the above mentioned hotels you get better value for your money.
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Date of stay: May 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Divine F wrote a review May 2016
Hong Kong, China205 contributions31 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for two nights to take a weekend city break. I arrived after midnight and check-in is open 24 hours (some other hotels of this class may close at 11pm or they may impose a surcharge for late check-in). Check-in staff can speak a little bit of English and there is an 1-page English guide for foreign people. The hotel is shabby. it is at a neighbourhood with many similar budget hotels. It is an old district but it is safe. In fact, a police station is just opposite to the hotel.

I have been allocated a room in the 4th floor. It is a Japanese style room which is clean enough to sleep. There is a TV, a freezer, and a cabinet to put things in. WiFi is stable and with average speed. AC is cool enough and you can switch to heater mode as well. The neighbourhood is quiet so sleep quality is good. The blankets and sheets are also comfortable to make a good sleep (in some other hotels i do get bites from small bugs). However, rooms do not include toilet and shower. For toilet, there is a shared toilet at every floor, but it is not very clean. Also, there is only western-style toilet at odd number floors. The others are Japanese style toilet which I am not going to use. For shower, there is only one shower cubicle in the first floor. To use it, you have to get the key from the reception and return it afterwards. This is quite inconvenient. Bath towel is also not included so make sure you bring one if you decide to stay here. You can also buy one from the hotel. On the other hand, as an alternative you may consider visiting the Spa World nearby for 1100 Yen (discounted ticket is available from the hotel). Kitchen closes at midnight. There is a water dispenser at the kitchen with cold water and hot water.

Service is fine. You can’t expect to get the same service as in a standard hotel, but the staff is kind enough to help. They can help with storage bags and receiving parcels on your behalf.

All in all, I listed some drawbacks of the hotel which bothered me, but in fact this is still a value deal given the low price. If you can get through it you can save a lot by staying here. You may also consider similar hotels in the neighbourhood as well.
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Date of stay: May 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: You may want to stay at odd-numbered floors, which have western style toilets.
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lior m wrote a review Mar 2016
70 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are alone and want to save money for a day or a good place. Excellent room has enough space. But should take into account that if you like a clean place. So it does not. Recommend only to sleep and leave in the morning and return in the evening
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Divine F wrote a tip May 2016
Hong Kong, China205 contributions31 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"You may want to stay at odd-numbered floors, which have western style toilets."
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Mario230576 wrote a tip Dec 2015
Wittenberge, Germany259 contributions25 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"My conclusion: Who can, who should avoid this hotel Wako necessarily !!!"
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PRICE RANGE
£8 - £9 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiOsaka PrefectureOsakaShinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about Business Hotel Wako
Which popular attractions are close to Business Hotel Wako?
Nearby attractions include Ninja-Do (0.2 miles), Music Bar Groovy (0.2 miles), and Tobita Shinchi (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Business Hotel Wako?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Business Hotel Wako?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Business Hotel Wako?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Business Hotel Wako?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yakumido, Okonomiyaki Chitose, and Traveler's Bar Osaka Tacos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Business Hotel Wako?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Business Hotel Wako?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Business Hotel Wako?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (2.4 miles), Osaka Castle (3.2 miles), and Osaka City Central Hall (3.3 miles).
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