I arrived in Osaka at night, so by the time I went there, the shops nearby have already closed (except the karaokes, convenient stores and pubs). That makes my first impression of the neighborhood a little bit.... frightening. You need to pay attention to find this hotel, because it is not that appearing, compare to other buildings next to it.
The rooms, the restroom, everything is located on the lower ground. Certainly, the atmosphere is not something you may encounter in other type of accommodation. It is more like a "Do-it-by-yourself" service. Also, it is very silent. I didn't hear any interaction between other guests, maybe because most of them stay individually.
I guess we need to pay for a locker, because I ended up putting my luggage inside the capsules. Be careful when you make a reservation, because some of them don't provide the electrical outlet.
In terms of location, I would say that this place is very convenient. Fast food, coffee shops, karaoke, clothing, convenient stores, you name it. The famous "Glico-man" and the "Dotonbori-crab" is just one or two blocks away from the hotel as well.
I must warn you that this hotel is a bit old; the interior, the furniture, everything reminds me of the feeling back in the early 90s. So, nothing fancy you can see from this hotel. Yet, if you want an experience of staying in a capsule hotel, this could be your option. Affordable, near to subway and train station, as well as the tourist spot. You can feel the busy pace of Japanese people, simply by watching the guests. Also, you can experience the night life around the hotel.
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