Park in Osaka, Japan.
Osaka is the second largest city in Japan, and the hub of a metropolitan area of 20 million people. Osaka is a city rich with history (dating back to B.C. times) and full of culture. For these reasons, Osaka is a popular destination for tourists of all ages. For young people traveling on your own, you might want to consider staying at a hostel while touring Osaka so you can maximize your spending money.
Osaka Municipal Nagai Youth Hostel
The Osaka Municipal Nagai Youth Hostel has six styles of rooms available for its guests. There are three sizes of Western-style rooms and three sizes of Japanese-style rooms. Western-style rooms include dormitory (six people per room), private twin (two people) and private single (one person). There are three Japanese-style rooms available at the hostel. One sleeps 16 people, the second sleeps six people and there is a family room available to sleep four people. Rooms at this hostel are divided by gender. Other features of the hostel include use of the kitchen, shared bathrooms, a laundry room, vending machines and rental lockers. The hostel also offers free Wi-Fi to its guests. Also note: there is an 11 p.m curfew at this hostel.
1-1 Nagai Koen
Shin-Osaka Youth Hostel
There are 20 rooms available at the Osaka International Youth Hostel, 18 dormitory style rooms, two double-bed rooms (with private bathroom) and two Japanese-style rooms (sleeps six, with private bathroom). Dormitory rooms at the hostel are gender segregated. The hostel also has a laundry facility, computers access (for a small fee) and a kitchen. Breakfast and dinner are also served for an additional fee. There is an 11 p.m curfew for this hostel.
1-13-13 KOKO Plaza10F Higashi-Nakajima
Osaka Guesthouse Koma
While there is no curfew at the Osaka Guesthouse Koma, the hostel only has dormitory-style rooms. The rooms are available in two types though (female only and mixed gender). Included in the price of your stay are Internet access, and free soap and shampoo in the showers. Guests also have access to the kitchen.
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