7 Top Budget Hotels in Osaka

7 Top Budget Hotels in Osaka

Save money when you book a stay at one of these excellent budget hotels in Osaka!

Osaka is the third-biggest city in Japan. Located in the Kansai Region, there are many places of interest and cool activities to keep you busy. Osaka Castle is one of the city’s premier attractions, and other cultural sites include Shitennōji Temple and Sumiyoshi Shrine. There are diverse museums to suit varying tastes and you can soak up awesome city views from the top of Osaka Tower. Universal Studios Japan has a large selection of rides, shows, and other attractions to take you into the world of film, and Kaiyukan is one of the biggest aquariums in the world.

With so much to see and do in Osaka you’ll want to be wise with your travel budget. We’ve compiled a list of the best budget hotels in Osaka to help you stretch your money further.

1. Hotel Sunplaza Osaka Japan

Hotel Sunplaza Osaka Japan has single rooms with Western-style beds. Alternatively, you can get the full traditional experience in a typical Japanese room with tatami mats and futon beds. There are Japanese-style rooms for one, two, three, and four. All rooms share bathrooms and there are communal single-gender baths known as onsens. Each room comes with a fridge and free Wi-Fi. The shared kitchen helps you to stretch your money further and there are communal seating areas where you can relax and mingle. Other features include vending machines, laundry facilities, and luggage storage. Watch out for the cool robots who help out around the hotel too!

2. The North Hotel Osaka

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The modern rooms at The North Hotel Osaka are decorated in various attractive styles. Comfortable and clean, each inviting room has a private bathroom with a good selection of free toiletries and a hairdryer. Rooms are air-conditioned and have a television, kettle, and fridge. You can choose between smoking and non-smoking rooms. There’s a launderette onsite. Keep hunger and thirst at bay with the well-stocked vending machines and tuck into a continental breakfast in the mornings (surcharges apply). You can also arrange massages to soothe your mind, body, and spirit. Wi-Fi is free and the hotel has paid car parking.   

3. Hotel Zipang

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Osaka’s Hotel Zipang has several room types, with rooms that can accommodate between one and four guests. Rooms are spacious and have traditional tatami woven flooring and futon beds. Rooms benefit from air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are shared and there are single-gender onsens. Guests can make full use of the communal kitchen to prepare their own meals to cut travel costs even further. There’s a large shared seating area where you can eat, work, and socialise, and the terrace provides nice views across the city. The hotel has laundry facilities, baggage storage, and vending machines.

4. Doutonbori Crystal Hotel II

Doutonbori Crystal Hotel II has compact but comfortable rooms for one and two. Rooms have a private bathroom. They also have a TV with international channels, a kettle, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has an elevator. Room service is available if you feel peckish and there are shared indoor and outdoor seating areas. The reception is staffed at all times and members of staff are multi-lingual. The property is clean and tidy thanks to daily housekeeping services and other features include luggage storage and fax / photocopying services.

5. Hotel Sunplaza 2

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Hotel Sunplaza 2 is a well-equipped budget hotel near Dobustuenmae Station. All rooms have air-conditioning and all rooms share bathrooms. There are individual showers as well as a male-only communal bath and a powder room for ladies. Single rooms have a single bed. Other rooms (for two and three) have futon beds and tatami flooring. Each room has a fridge and all guests can access free Wi-Fi. There is a shared kitchen, vending machines where you can satisfy your appetite, as well as laundry facilities and left luggage storage. Tennoji Zoo and Spa World are just a short walk from the hotel and there are plenty of local bars and restaurants nearby.

6. Hotel WBF Yodoyabashi Minami

Hotel WBF Yodoyabashi Minami can be found close to Yodobahi Station. Rooms have a stylish simplicity and are super clean. Each room has a private bathroom (complete with free toiletries) and air-conditioning, and there are great amenities and extra touches to give you a home-from-home feeling. There’s ample storage space and conveniences include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a telephone, a desk, a hairdryer, a kettle, and a fridge. It’s a good choice for solo travellers, couples, and friends. The hotel offers free luggage storage. There’s a common room with a TV and you can arrange various massages to de-stress and unwind. The onsite restaurant has a tasty buffet and there are vending machines for drinks.

7. HOTEL MYSTAYS Sakaisuji Honmachi

Part of a hotel chain, HOTEL MYSTAYS Sakaisuji Honmachi is a comfortable Osaka hotel that offers more bang for your buck. There are various types of double and twin rooms, including standard, superior, and deluxe, and smoking or non smoking. You also have the option of booking a room with a kitchenette if you prefer to have self-catering facilities. The air-conditioned rooms have a private bathroom, TV, fridge, kettle, and free Wi-Fi. There are free-to-use washing machines and you can also arrange dry cleaning services for an extra fee. Reception is staffed around the clock and many previous guests have commented on the friendly nature of staff members. You can savour an array of Japanese meals in the onsite restaurant.  

Which of these budget hotels in Osaka caught your eye? With something for everyone, there really is no need to break the bank when travelling around Japan.

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