"I needed simple lodgings near the Osaka airport for one night before a 5am wakeup for a flight, and would recommend this capsule hotel to anyone."
Chloe - September 23, 2019
Location rating score
380 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Osaka
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||14.0 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The capsule hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Cheap, located nearby dotonburi and shinsaibashi, it's a great place to stay!"
July 24, 2017
"Fun experience, good facilities (onsen, toiletries), good location."
June 16, 2019
"Very pleasant stay, worth the "capsule experience"."
April 22, 2018
Ideal for fun and relaxation, Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi is located in the Namba area of Osaka. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Alice on Wednesday, Shimsaibashi, Mandarake Grandchaos, Tiger Copenhagen American Village.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, laundromat, postal service, 24-hour front desk.
Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi is home to 441 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, alarm clock, toiletries. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi.
"Cheap, pleasant stay, great breakfast at very affordable pri..."
December 29, 2019
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 7 year(s).
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi
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Excellent experience before an early morning flight”
I needed simple lodgings near the Osaka airport for one night before a 5am wakeup for a flight, and would recommend this capsule hotel to anyone. Beware the capsules are NOT SOUNDPROOF but it was doable with earplugs. The included amenities such as the comic book room and sauna/steam bath were both nice touches. The only downside was the check-in process, a bit slow due to the desk clerk not speaking any English. We got through it anyway! I just wasn't 100% sure the desk would be open to check me out at very early the next day and she didn't understand my question. When I checked out at 5:30am, I was relieved to see someone at the desk, a different desk clerk who cheerfully wished me safe travels. The hotel is well located for a bit of last-minute shopping nearby and only a 12-minute walk from the Namba stop of the airport bus (640 yen fare) which begins service at 5:50am as of this post date.
I enjoy staying at the Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi becauase of its convenient location. Easy to get to and close to the shopping and clubbing available in Osaka.
A good location but facilties can be improved”
I was stayed there for one night. The environment is clean, same as other capsule hotel, take off your shoes before enter the hotel, there are lockers for you to store your shoes. Man floor is 2/F, you have to go to B2F to have a shower in a large japanese-style bathroom. The one who is going to bath can store their personal belongings in the lockers next to the bathroom. There is no charger in the room that means you cannot charge and play your phone at your capsule room. If you want to charge your phone, you have to bring your phont to 1/F, charging locker, and put your phone there and use a 100yen (will be refund) to lock your phone inside the locker to charge. (Remember to bring your usb charger) There are also around 20 lockers, for around 200 people live in there, there is a rule that the maximum charging hour is 6, so you have to check the lock availibitiy usually, wait for a chance to charge. The check-in time is 1400, if you want to leave your luggage in hotel in the morning, charge 200yen for each (same price as the coin locker outside), after you have check-in, you can store your luaggage, bag, etc. into 1/F locker, they will give you the key. if you are bringing a large luggage (mine is 24", just fit inside the locker), you cannot put it into the locker, and you may ask help to the frontdesk, but I dunno whether they will charge the money.
1st time to experience capsule hotel”
If you want to experience capsule hotel in Japan, it is really a good place. Just few minutes' walk from JR Namba station, this hotel is also very close to main commercial places which is easy for shopping and dinning. As most of the hotels in Japan, it is clean and tide, which makes guest comfort and easy. Of course, the locker is not big enough for your luggage, therefore, if you have big or many luggages, you have to pay extra money for storage. For the sake of safety, there is no socket in the capsule room, so the phone is easily out of power. What's more, if someone near you snores in the nights...it really depends on the luck, but it is not the problem of the hotel certainly. Anyway, value for money and really a special experience during the travel in Japan.
first timer in a capsule”
I had never stayed in a capsule hotel and since there are few that accept women I took the opportunity to give it a try. To my surprise I met a few other foreign women who had the same idea and we had a good time chatting. Considering the price and facilities it was a great value. It may sound silly but the best part were the tunic-like pajamas that were included, they are so incredibly comfortable! It was quite warm and felt very comfortable overall. I appreciated having an extra key to access the female sauna/bathroom/capsules, the added layer of security was reassuring. I would definitely stay here again! They speak enough English that you can ask questions, and the reception desk is 24 hours.
Value for Money No frills Japanese experience”
Pros: 1. Smack in the middle of Americamura - lots of things to see and eat the moment you walk out of the "hotel". 2. 10 minutes walk from Shinsaibashi station (could be a con, see below) 3. Affordable place to sleep - but it's literally just a place to sleep, so bring your own entertainment. 4. There is a quite affordable "cafeteria" so it's easy to get breakfast/lunch/dinner/supper if you're so inclined. 5. All amenities & toiletries provided for - you literally just need to have your day clothes & some specialised skin care / make up. Pyjamas, towels, hair brush, hair dryer, single-use toothbrush, face wash, shampoo, conditional, body wash are provided for. Cons: 1. There is a TV housing in my capsule, BUT NO TV. 2. When I was there, the common rooms were smoky 3. Not for people who are iffy about Japanese style common showers (everyone gets naked in the bath and shower together). 4. Not suitable if you have very large luggage or more than 1- coz it's quite a walk from the station to lug your luggage around + if it doesn't fit the locker provided you have to pay an additional 200 yen / day / luggage to be stored at the counter.
Great location near Shinsaibashi station and Namba ”
- Great location near Shinsaibashi station and Namba - It's a big capsule hotel but not filled. Good thing is it's quiet. Bad thing is it feels strange when there are many empty capsule.
Would go back”
I had always wanted to stay in a capsule hotel and took my chance. The location was great, very central, the staff very friendly, and I was surprised at how comfortable and spacious the capsule was. A huge range of facilities and amenities, better than some of the far more pricey hotels I've stayed in. Good experience.
Bucket list. Check! ”
I absolutely enjoyed my time at Asahi and would recommend it to friends. If I ever go back to Osaka, I will definitely be staying there again. A great experience!
nice capsule hotel”
We wanted to experience the capsule hotel accommodation while in Japan and we were not disappointed. At first all the rules might seem a little too much, but you figure out quite quickly why they are in place. Overall this hotel was very good, it's near a lot of restaurants and bars and the staff was very friendly. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to experience sleeping in a capsule.
Good budget capsule stay”
This was my first time staying in a capsule hotel. It's a bit old but kept very clean. The sauna is a nice bonus and the communal bathing area is large and clean. Smoking is allowed in the common area, so that's something to consider if you're a non-smoker. Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper. I would stay here again just for the sauna.
Great value, comfortable, cool experience.”
This was my second visit, and it was just as awesome as the first. I enjoy the simplicity and efficiency of the capsule hotel. You get a locker to put all your stuff in, then you walk around in the provided robe (it is very concealing), and the bathroom is a proper japanese public bath. Great experience overall!
Authentic Japanese experience”
I was slightly concerned about a capsule hotel, but it was great fun! Good price, great location, clean, quiet, and surprisingly comfortable. The staff were also very good. I would recommend it
you get what you pay for...kind of...”
Don't stay here if you don't like cigarette smoke. Smoke is everywhere: outside the main door, the lobby, the "relaxation room." They won't tell you online that you're reserving a capsule without an outlet so you have to charge your electronics in the outlet lockers in the lobby. Inconvenient. At least it didn't cost anything; you just need a 100¥ for a refundable deposit. Most people will opt for the cheapest option or will be assigned an outlet-less unit by default. Thus the non-outlet capsule halls are filled to capacity. Earplugs required for a decent night's sleep. The locker room smells like a locker room. Engrish abounds. Everywhere you look, there are signs of cutting corners and trying to save expenses. It's a business, I get it. The free wifi is weak and spotty. You have to find just the right spot in the smoking room, sorry, "relaxation room" (actually the staircase to the lobby had decent reception). I asked the front desk for some help regarding Osaka and they have me a brusque answer which pointed me in a direction and I had to wander around until I found it or someone could help me. Some of these issues are cultural, some because it's a one-star, some because it's a business trying to make some money. If there were other capsule hotels that advertised on English booking sites, I would have probably stayed elsewhere. But hey, if you're looking for a cheap place, you found it.
Centred capsule hotel in middle of city”
This is good capsule hotel for light backpacker which do not doing a lot of shopping activities, because the locker provided is just exact fit for 20" cabin luggage and not allow to keep any items in the capsule during day or night time.
Comfortable, Great experience”
It was my first time in a capsule hotel. The space is quite more bigger than I tought. You have TV, alarm, and a good space to sleep. You will not feel claustofobic at all!!!! Specially this hotel if very well located. Fully recommend it!
The capsule size is not bad but the problem is that there is no door to close the capsules. So all night long you will hear people moving in and out, people talking loudly, people farting and I kid you not, people touching themselves in their capsules. The 3 nights I spent here were the worst 3 night of sleep I've ever had. The beds were so hard that I'd keep moving all night long and wake up sore as hell on all sides. The pillow is also rock hard and full of dried beans or something like that. The cleaning ladies also start cleaning at 8am so prepare to be awoken at that time. The entire building reeks of cigarette smoke as people are allowed to smoke inside. Still, for $30 a night you're pretty central in downtown Osaka.
Very cool experience!”
Staying in a capsule hotel was a great experience! I really enjoyed it! This place in particular has a great bath house located on site which was very nice, but it did make the place a bit hot! This is one of only a few capsule hotels that take women too, so ladies, I highly recommend! There is a separate area for the women that is locked off from everywhere else, so you don't need to worry about safety or anything. This hotel is also located in a great area, with a short walk to some of the more happening places in Osaka, and it's great to walk around near the hotel at night and see everything that is going on.
Japanese experience ”
I was slightly concerned about a capsule hotel, but it was great fun! Good price, great location, clean, quiet, and surprisingly comfortable. The staff were also very good. There is a separate spa for men and women, as well as a mixed common room where groups can meet.
It was my first time in japan and always wanted to try new things. The capsule was more than expected. It was spacious,clean and comfortable. I had to pay for my big luggage which was left at the counter area, way cheaper than coin lockers. There were so many restaurants and shops in shinsaibaishi, so this rating does.not include food. Overall, i would go back if i wanted to introduce this to somebody. It is really different than the usual hotels, plus it has a public bath with sauna. It is a bit akward but just charge it to experience.