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2-5-15 Kawarayamachi, Chuo, Osaka 542-0066 Osaka Prefecture
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#1 of 332 Specialty lodging 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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Kitchenette
Extra long beds
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
308Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
35Attractionswithin 0.5 km
175Reviews0Q+A7Room tips

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Rachel wrote a review Feb 2020
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This hostel was really quiet (which I like). The staff were very helpful in providing instruction and directions even when I arrived late! I would recommend staying here whether it is just for one night or for a whole week!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, TAKUYA at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying with us and great feedback! We are so glad to hear that! When you get a chance to come to Osaka again you are always welcome! Hope to spend time with you longer next time! Cheers! MITSUWAYA STAFF TAKUYA
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Lubin M wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Mitsuwaya was easily the best hostel I stayed at during my trip to Japan. This included hostels in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima. Mitsuwaya had by far the friendliest staff (special mention goes to Yuka and Shuhei!), the biggest capsules and the cleanest, and was in an overall great location. About a 15 minute walk from the main Dotonbori area! My only regret was that I did not stay longer!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, YUKA&SHU at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Dear. Lubin Thank you for staying at our hostel and we obviously appreciate your lovely feedback, Lubin! This is YUKA.;) We're also glad you posted that photo on Instagram! haha I wanted to talk to to you more tho!! How was Namba especially Dotonbori? Did you like it? I hope so..♥ Looking forward to seeing & talking to you SOON, Lubin! Cheers. X
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Chris wrote a review Jan 2020
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This hostel was a very nice place to stay! The staff was very welcoming and freindly, and went out of their way to help even with simple things like sushi recommendations. As well, they went the further step and called locations to ensure they were open that day. I also really enjoyed the 2 story layout because everything was closer together and felt more cozy. I believe that having things close together made it easier to chat and meet new people. As well, the wooden architecture gave a nice, relaxing feel in addition to the quiet neighborhood. I would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, Mako at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for so nice comment! It seems you enjoyed MITSUWAYA and Osaka, we are so happy to see guests get to know each other at common area. If you have chance to come back to Osaka, please come back here, and we have many other recommendation :) See you someday!!
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Muhd H wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Staff were welcoming. They made takoyaki and okonomiyaki for everyone on new year's eve. Slight inconvenience that the dorm doors requires a number pin to enter. I'd rather have a card to tap and enter the dorms.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, YUKA at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Thank you for staying our hostel and your lovely comment! How was the party here? Could you enjoy eating Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki? ;) Our staff really like to held the party! haha so if you have a chance to come back to Osaka, let's do it again!! Cheers. X
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Christopher L wrote a review Dec 2019
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Amazing time here! Mako, Tai, Nanami and the entire staff are great at giving you suggestions in English. I felt at home while staying with them. When you visit Osaka make sure to stay here!! Mahalo!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, フロントスタッフ at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Hi!! Chris!! Thank you for staying and spending such a nice time with us. You always seemed like happy and enjoyed Japan so much!! Actually, It also made us happy. we definitely hope your next trip gonna be exiting and come back here again! Arigato!! Mahalo nui loa!! MITUWAYA Staff Tai
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Wan M wrote a review Dec 2019
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Good location and really helpful hosts, a quiet hostel and comfortable stay. I would recommend anyone who’s looking for a original and comfortable stay just close to Osaka center. Thanks for having me and thanks for the post marathon gift. Really tentative of you!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Thank you for staying with us and leaving lovery comments! How was Osaka marathon? Did you enjoy that? We hope you come back to Osaka and to see you again! Thanks MITSUWAYA Staff Shuhei
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mikkelangelow wrote a review Nov 2019
Horsens, Denmark3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very beautiful and convenient hostel. The staff are the best and the cleanliness is just on point. The location is a bit far from the subway, but other than that it was a very nice hostel. The atmosphere was great too and you could easily meet fellow travelers. Would definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, Takuya at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review! We really appreciate that you had a great time at our hostel and hope you enjoyed Osaka too! Have you safely got Tokusima? Enjoying there? Hope you are! One thing,We apologize for the inconvenience from subway to hostel.We will suggest you the easiest way next time!!! If you come to Osaka again please share the experience in Tokusima with us! We look forward to your next visit!
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Lee G wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
We stayed with these guys for one night but next time we will be staying longer. Excellent service, clean, tidy and very very helpful and accommodating. Additionally the 24hr service was a bonus as we didn't have to worry about arriving at certain times.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, Yukako at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Thank you for staying at MITSUWAYA and leaving your nice review here! We are so glad to know that and it makes us motivated! Hope you enjoyed traveling in Osaka and see you soon in the near future!
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JamesRK2 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Spent four nights in Osaka and couldn't think of a better place to stay. Clean, relaxed, and a great atmosphere around the hostel. Everyone is happy to help and to go the extra mile if you need the help. Clean bathrooms and spacious beds with safe security. Staff were all super friendly. Very chilled and would definitely go back!!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, Yukako at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Thank you all for staying at MITSUWAYA and leaving your lovely comment here! We are so happy if you spent great time here and hope you enjoyed traveling in Osaka. You are always welcome to our hostel. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and watching the rugby games. Hope to see you again!!
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ethanoko wrote a review Aug 2019
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We only stayed for one night so we had only a handful of hours to see Osaka. Using the rental bikes available from the front desk, Osaka Castle and famous Dotonbori are only minutes away. Very convenient for a quick trip to Osaka. They were also very accommodating about holding our luggage after we checked out so that we could visit the Aquarium.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Reception_Desk_Staff, Tai at Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
Responded 7 Sep 2019
Thank you for your comments! I hope you come back to Osaka and spend more long days!! We always are waiting for you !! Thanks!
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PRICE RANGE
US$41 - US$41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKinkiOsaka PrefectureOsakaChuo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 (0.4 km), Karahori Shopping Street (0.4 km), and Hossho-ji Temple (0.2 km).
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.
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 (6.7 km), Osaka Castle (2.2 km), and Osaka City Central Hall (2.6 km).