Roots Hostel
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8.3
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7.8
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Very good location - Inside city center
  • Osaka Koseinenkin Kaikan60 m
  • Shimmachi Bridge Monument240 m
  • Hibuse Pottery Shrine340 m
  • Samuhara Shrine400 m
  • Namba Shrine420 m
  • Shinshu Otaniha Namba Betsuin420 m
  • Hommachi Table Tennis Center430 m
  • Namba Jinja Shrine440 m
  • The Land of Hazama Chogai Celestial Observation450 m
  • Nishiohashi Subway Station450 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Roots Hostel

    1-9-11 Itachibori, Nishi-ku,Osaka-shi,Osaka, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan, 550-0012 - See map
    "We arrived Hungary and it is always nice to arrive at a place like Roots that serves excellent food."
    Kirsten - December 26, 2017
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.4 rating for cleanliness
    • 440 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

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    Service score
    9.0/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    9.3/10
    Value for money score
    8.6/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating7.8
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport13.3 km

    Rooms available at Roots Hostel

    Mixed Dormitory Non-Smoking
    Mixed Dormitory Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Family Room - 4 Adults
    Family Room - 4 Adults
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 double beds
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    Mixed Dormitory For 2-Bed
    Mixed Dormitory For 2-Bed
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    • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Private Room
    Private Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 bunk beds
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    2 Bunk Beds in Mixed Dormitory Room
    2 Bunk Beds in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 double beds or 2 semi dou...
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    Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom
    Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
    • Shower
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Double Room Non-Smoking
    Double Room Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
    Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Female Dormitory Room
    Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 4 m²/43 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    What people love about Roots Hostel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Very good hostel"

      Janette

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      September 11, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff are all very friendly."

      Su W.

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      November 26, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staff are very polite and helpful, the shared baths are cleaned everyday and the room is big enough for"

      Julie A.

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      April 26, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Near Hommachi Station, 17 minutes to Osaka Castle & Dontonbu..."

    marcia

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    April 26, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Good place to stay."

    Nur

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    August 24, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American

    Nearby restaurants

    Japanese cuisine
    Japanese cuisine
    Shinmachi Iwao
    150 m Japanese
    Okonomiyaki Suke
    150 m Japanese
    Motsubashi
    160 m Japanese
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Elk Osaka
    620 m American, Cafe
    Critters Burger
    630 m American
    Furusato
    880 m American, Seafood
    Cafe
    Cafe
    Horikan
    140 m Cafe
    Yanozen
    210 m Cafe
    Cafe Cocoo
    600 m Cafe

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    Reviews of Roots Hostel from real guests

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    8.3
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    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities7.8
    Location7.8
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.6
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    9+ Exceptional (61)
    8-9 Excellent (28)
    7-8 Very Good (34)
    6-7 Good (11)
    <6 Below Expectation (21)
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    Mar - May (29)
    Jun - Aug (42)
    Sep - Nov (46)
    Dec - Feb (38)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jesse from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory For 2-Bed
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Cheap bed, bathrooms are really clean, staff are warm and friendly, incredible shower pressure!! Close to 7eleven, family mart, Lawson, walking distance to dotonbori (about 15-20 minutes). Cons: the construction sound outside is unbearable early in the morning, there are no curtains to block light out, fixed lamp in bed would be nice instead of clumsy one that’s there now. The restaurant smells like cigarettes due to being allowed to smoke inside in japan. But for price paid, definitely worth saving money by staying here. Also don’t spend more than 2 nights in Osaka, there’s nothing to do.

    Reviewed May 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Caleb from United States
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory For 2-Bed
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Amazing staff”

    I was assisted by the staff here, and they did me a really really big favor. You can tell these are good people, and they take pride in having the best service available. I am so greatful for their kindness. Absolutely stay here!

    Reviewed May 12, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Gabriel from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    Double Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Was alright”

    I stayed here 1 night in a private room, while the place was clean, the room was pretty empty, no closet or table or chair, although it had space for it and the bed lam was broken. My room was next to the showers, you could hear the water running and the people inside. I can recommend this place only because of the price and location.

    Reviewed May 03, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Liyana from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Close to Orix Theatre”

    I came for a concert at Orix Theatre One of the best hostel Thank you for you help and consideration It was fairly clean and veryyyy near to the concert location, so i am very pleased with that Thats what matters to me haha There is also a nice restaurant/bar down there The location is at the quiet part of shinsaibashi Staffs are super friendly and accomodating When staying be sure to try their Takoyaki! Delicious! I will stay here again if there is concert near Orix =)

    Reviewed February 13, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Su from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family Room - 4 Adults
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2018

    Good location & friendly staff & boss”

    I am staying in 4 person family room with young kids. Worth for money. Staff are all very friendly. Good location - 5 min from Hommanchi station & there are 2 family mart and one 7-11 convenience store at walking distance.

    Reviewed November 26, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Jye from Malaysia
    Couple
    Family Room - 4 Adults
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

    It is a good option only if you are on budget”

    The female shower room is quite dirty relative to Japan standard. Hair strands are every well, some stains on the bathroom floor, basin area is small and wet to put your stuffs. On the other hand, the toilet is relatively cleaner. Overall, just a normal stay.

    Reviewed March 30, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    marcia from Indonesia
    Group
    Family Room - 4 Adults
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    Value For Money”

    Near Hommachi Station, 17 minutes to Osaka Castle & Dontonburi by walk. the hostel good, clean and friendly staff. but we just get 1 towel for whole stay in there, if you want to change the towel you must pay 200yen. so far so good! thanks roots hostel

    Reviewed April 26, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Julie from Philippines
    Couple
    Double Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    Hip and cool place to stay in Osaka”

    Near the Shinsaibashi and Hommachi Stations - this is a hip and cool place to stay when in Osaka. The staff are very polite and helpful, the shared baths are cleaned everyday and the room is big enough for 2. Although, it might be tight for 2 large suitcases- good thing we traveled light! We stayed at the private room for 2 and happy we chose Roots Hostel for our Osaka-Kyoto travel itinerary.

    Reviewed April 26, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kin from Malaysia
    Couple
    Family Room - 4 Adults
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Young and trendy hostel”

    Nice clean hostel for the young and trendy. Location was near to Shisaibashi shopping district. Could upgrade with more facility such as a kitchen for us to cook at and a TV in the rooms. Any how very satisfy with my stay at the hostel.

    Reviewed March 21, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kirsten from United States
    Family with teens
    Mixed Dormitory For 2-Bed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Osaka for a night”

    We arrived Hungary and it is always nice to arrive at a place like Roots that serves excellent food. It makes it easy. They gave us hot water because we were cold and were very helpful. The hardest thing for us was getting there from the JR station. We were told a few things from the JR folks and took a funny rout . I was thinking that I would be sure to ask about my hotels and their location to my transportation. It was a little rough. Everything else was great about Roots.

    Reviewed December 26, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Francis from Australia
    Group
    Family Room - 4 Adults
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

    What you need if you're out 80% of the day.”

    What stood out from first impression was the small, tight-knit, friendly people behind the hostel who is ready to serve you. The whole hostel gives out a casual yet professional vibe. Major pros were the free takoyaki crash-course, in-house bar and restaurant/cafe (20% off for those staying) and short walk to the train station. Major cons was the tight rooms (we booked a 2 double bed family room) with little space for baggage and the ocassional cold showers (despite the notices). Overall, great value for money and definitely recommending this to friends.

    Reviewed December 21, 2017
    4.4
    Sock from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

    Security”

    Staff are helpful. However, for female dormitory I stay in, which is also emergency exit point, the door lock was disable. Ie everyone has access to it whilst notice has put up everywhere that it is our responsibility to secure our personal belongings. Lockers service is available at 6th floor which is a tiny locker can’t fit in the whole luggage bag. I don’t feel secure to stay there.

    Reviewed June 25, 2019
    6.0
    Noor from Malaysia
    Couple
    Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

    Just OK!”

    The bedsheet smells very bad during my stay, and you better use credit card for payment purpose, they don't accept debit card or the machine cannot read. Room condition quite uncomfortable, i always stay hostel during my travel time.. but this hostel.. not even have a space to put my bag/ luggage!! quite disappointing! I had to change my cloth in kitchen area.. awful

    Reviewed December 21, 2018
    6.0
    kristin from Philippines
    Group
    Double Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Staycation”

    Me and friend spent overnight here.Just a normal hostel with solo room and a bed.So basic.Long walk from mrt station. Reception area with cafe too. Sad to say many people smoking inside the cafe and you need to pass by.

    Reviewed November 13, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Wan from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
    Stayed 6 nights in August 2018

    Clean hostel and friendly staff but fair amount of walking from the subway station”

    The hostel is clean and privacy is high even you live in a large shared room. Staff are friendly and helpful. Unfortunately facilities are rather basic/limited (no locker, no kitchen, no hanger...). The hostel has an elevator which is convenient for carrying large luggage. Each floor only has one toilet (for one gender only) so you may have to go up/down if the toilet for your gender is on a different floor. The hostel is near to Honmachi station but the station is large and you have to walk more than 10 minutes inside the station to go to exit 23 (there is an elevator to the ground floor) and then walk about 7 minutes to the hostel.

    Reviewed August 20, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kristina
    Solo traveler
    Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

    Great hostel! Would stay again!”

    The staff are super nice people! And it seemed like the travellers who stay are also cool people. You can chose to interact at the hostel or just get up and get out to explore Osaka. I never had to wait to use a shower or toilet. It’s a minor inconvenience that the toilet and shower weren’t on the same floor as my dorm room, but I just used the stairs (get some more exercise) and never even saw anyone else on my way up or down! I saw reviews saying there was issue was hot water for showers? I stayed in summer so I *wanted* cool showers, so can’t comment on that. I enjoyed chatting with staff and sipping a beer in the “dining area / cafe” at street level. The dorm room I stayed in was a great setup, the way the walls are constructed mean you have privacy per each set of bunks, and with a curtain, I felt comfortable and more privacy than in other hostels i’ve stayed in. The located is a little removed from some of the “tourist hot spots” but I enjoyed walking and subway rides! Great!

    Reviewed August 10, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    fernalia from Indonesia
    Group
    Private Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    average hostel”

    I stayed for one night, not feel to comfortable here although the room and the bathroom was clean. they rent a towel if needed, no loumge space to relax a bit, on ground floor is restaurant. the bathroom is not on every floor. compared to other hostel I stayed before not feel so comfortable for this one. staff are nice though. the hostel description didn't put the direction clearly from train station.

    Reviewed May 07, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    JUNGHO from Australia
    Solo traveler
    2 Bunk Beds in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    very clean, brand new hostel.”

    i stayed for 3days here and it was amazing. seems it was brandnew building, everything was really clean and comfy. restaurant which is in ground floor also owns by hostel , they give 20% discount to people who stays in hostel. food is great

    Reviewed February 13, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Phanuwat from Thailand
    Group
    Mixed Dormitory For 2-Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    A nice place to stay”

    Located near Hommachi station which are an interchange of 3 subway line and only 1 station from Namba, 2 station from Shinsaibashi, making this place so convenient to stay and travel to many places in Osaka! (but since the station is very big itself, you may have to walk quite a lot)

    Reviewed November 30, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sirawat from Thailand
    Group
    Private Room (4 Persons)
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2017

    I travel in Osaka 5-6times. This is the best hostel in Osaka I ever book.”

    Very Very nice Staffs. Very Good prize. The most is very good place. This hostel is nearly "Yotsubashi sta. Hommachi sta. " And 5min.walk to Orangestreet fashion street (better than Shinsaibashi). Next time I will book here 100%

    Reviewed November 15, 2017
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    • Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
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