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2-2-9 Yariyamachi, Chuo, Osaka 540-0027 Osaka Prefecture
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#2 of 332 Specialty lodging in Chuo
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ENJOY SEEING OSAKA BY BICYCLE! Chari is the street name for “bicycle” in Japanese. It’s an endearing street name. It’s what you’d call that old bike you hop on to meet a friend for a drink in town. At CharinCo Hostel, we’re all about seeing Osaka as a local would. The city has a convenient train system -- Dotonburi, Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka Castle, and many landmarks are all accessible via public transport. But we believe slow traveling through the city on two wheels is the best way to take in all the sights, sounds, and flavors of Japan's food capital. We have bunks, traditional Japanese tatami rooms, two chic lounges (serving ice cold beer), and, of course, bicycles for rent. Our incredibly friendly staff knows a thing or two about Osaka and are happy to point you to a good time around town. But they also understand that the adventure is where your Chari takes you. CharinCo is located right in the middle of the action. We’re just 20 minutes by from Osaka Station, and a mere 10-minute’s walk from Osaka Castle. And the rest of Osaka can be reached within 30 minutes away by bike.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Baggage storage
Concierge
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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Grade: 100 out of 100
466Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
40Attractionswithin 0.5 km
153Reviews1Q+A6Room tips

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circusmeat wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Currently downstairs watching one of my favorite movies while my favorite music is playing. This place really makes it feel like home. Will definitely come here again in future, which will be sooner than I thought I would!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Laura T wrote a review Feb 2020
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The staff have been super helpful. The hostel is clean friendly and sociable. Free breakfast is included. Would definitely recommend to travellers on a budget. Free bike hire is amazing - we managed to see the whole city cycling.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you for giving us such a terrific review! We'll keep on improving our service and hospitality for the next time you come back to stay our hostel again. We are so happy with you and the time we spent and look forward to seeing you again!
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Hannah T wrote a review Feb 2020
Shanghai, China1 contribution
This is a great little hostel with free bike hire, which saved us loads of money! The little pod beds are great and spacious. The facilities (including the little lounge) and kitchen are great for eating / making food to save you from spending lots. The staff had helpful suggestions and were extremely friendly to us throughout our stay! Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from manager010101, マネージャー at CharinCo Hostel
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying at our hostel and thanks for the great review! We are super happy to hear you enjoyed spending your time here with us! Come back here anytime definitely! We are looking forward to seeing you again(:
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stevanlay wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia81 contributions18 helpful votes
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Stayed during the World Cup Rugby was on - busy with travellers moving around. Great little hostel with a young but relaxed vibe. Good location with plenty of convenient stores within walking distance, close to Osaka Castle, though not close to the busy shopping and entertainment districts. Free bike rental was ideal to get around - Osaka is a pro-cycle city. Rooms, toilets and showers are clean. Staff are young and helpful with good English-speakers. Stayed for two nights but could have stayed much longer.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from manager010101, マネージャー at CharinCo Hostel
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Thank you for staying with us, super happy that you like many things from our hostel especially about US!!!. Please feel welcome to comeback to Osaka and our hostel anytime!
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Amalie wrote a review Sep 2019
Bergen, Norway4 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed here for some of our first nights in Japan back in December 2018. Staff spoke good English, and were very helpful when we asked questions. We stayed in an all-female dorm which had a wonderful solution of beds separated with wooden walls and a drop down curtain for privacy - it was like your own tiny little room with enough space to put your valuables next to you when sleeping. The mattresses were a little hard, but I think this was more of a cultural thing. The hostel also offers free bike rentals, so me and my friend had fun biking in the park close to the Osaka castle.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from manager010101, マネージャー at CharinCo Hostel
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Thank you for writing a great review and staying at our hostel(: We are so happy that you enjoyed staying here! Come back here anytime when you come to Osaka again,we'll be looking forward seeing you again! And sorry for the mattress maybe the next time you come it will be more comfortable.
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Virginija wrote a review Sep 2019
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Great stay in japan style private family room. Very clean, nice staff at reception, bar on site. Osaka castle is in walking distance. Small shops near hostel. Great free morning cofee. Really enjoying our stay!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from manager010101, マネージャー at CharinCo Hostel
Responded 16 Sep 2019
Thank you for writing a great review and staying at our hostel(: We are so happy that you enjoyed staying here! Come back here anytime when you come to Osaka again,we'll be looking forward seeing you again!
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gossipchelle wrote a review May 2019
Boston, Massachusetts16 contributions16 helpful votes
My partner and I stopped over for one night at this hostel. All of the staff were very helpful and friendly, the beds were comfortable and everything was very clean. There is free bike rental which we didn’t get to use because it was raining. If I come back to Osaka, I would choose CharinCo again!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from manager010101, マネージャー at CharinCo Hostel
Responded 20 May 2019
Thank you for staying with us, we are extremely happy that you loved many things here and you enjoyed your stay! And Yes! Please do come back to our hostel to ride the bikes anytime, we are looking forward to seeing you again!
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David M wrote a review May 2019
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My partner and I had a great brief visit. Koto gave me a great recommendation, and we felt safe and comfortable during our stay. Facilities were clean and convenient. I would stay again if the price continues to be great.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 May 2019
Thank you for writing a great review and staying at our hostel(: We are happy that you enjoyed staying here! Come back here anytime when you come to Osaka again. We will be looking forward to seeing you again!
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Colin M wrote a review Apr 2019
Edmonton, Canada11 contributions3 helpful votes
Really great hostel. Super clean, great common space, and great location. And super bonus: free bike rental, which makes getting around Osaka really easy. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Highly reccomend.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from manager010101, マネージャー at CharinCo Hostel
Responded 23 Apr 2019
Thank you for staying with us and we are glad that you enjoyed your time here and sooo happy you left us a wonderful review! please come back anytime you visit Osaka, will be looking forward seeing you again
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Truss22 wrote a review Apr 2019
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
This hostel is so great. Love the private pod like beds, and hot showers with womens only stalls. (They even have conditioner!) The staff were so helpful when we arrived. We were a bit too early for check in but they set us up with baggage storage, wifi and free bike rentals until check in time. The whole place is super clean and their is a bar AND a whole separate chill space and kitchen. A plus guys.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Apr 2019
Thank you for staying with us. We are extremely happy that you had a blast at our hostel! Hope to see you come back in the future! Cheers!
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Frequently Asked Questions about CharinCo Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to CharinCo Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Entrepreneurial Museum of Challenge and Innovation (0.4 km), Yamamoto Nohgakudo Theater (0.2 km), and The Statue in front of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bldg. (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at CharinCo Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at CharinCo Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at CharinCo Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to CharinCo Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taqueria La Fonda, Fujiya 1935, and Charcoal Grill Bulls.
Is CharinCo Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Chuo.
Are any cleaning services offered at CharinCo Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at CharinCo Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to CharinCo Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Osaka Castle (1.2 km), Osaka City Central Hall (1.4 km), and Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library (1.5 km).