Stayed at Drop Inn Osaka for two nights in mid October, 2014. The inside of the hostel was still under the construction and could smell new paint (they opened one month ago). All the facilities are new and some staff were attentive when I approached. However, they normally didn't greet or talk to us, just sat at the front of computer at the reception. Although the hostel was new, we found it very untidy and a touch dirty - especially in the shower rooms. I saw one of the staff cleaning the shower room and she spend less than a minute...
They supply very minimal - body sorp in shower, no shampoo or conditioner/ no hand wash in the toilets, and rental towels were 200 yen. Plus, you have to supply your own padlock or buy one from them if you want to lock your safe in mixed dormitory.
We stayed 3 hostels in Japan (similar pricing range) and thought the other places had so much better ambience and clean facilities, and staff are welcoming. We wouldn't stay at this hostel again.
"Good Location as the hotel is centrally located."
Location is very convenient as the subway and train stations are located directly below the hotel. All the shopping malls and streets are within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel staff are very helpful and service is excellent. Value for money.
The Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka was great! For Japan, the one bedroom unit was very large. There was even a little walk-in closet in the bedroom. King-sized bed, flat screen tv, individual a/c controls in the bedroom and living room. Everything was clean and in good condition. The flat screen tv in the living room had a lot of channels including BBC, the Discovery Channel, Nat Geo, movie channels, and even crime tv. There was a washer/dryer unit, which was very convenient, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, stove top, and hot water kettle. Full set of dishes for 2. Breakfast was included, and there were 2 choices of dining locations. The staff was really friendly and helpful. There were full instructions in English on how to operate everything from the a/c, tv remotes, washer/dryer. etc. I would definitely stay here again. Walking distance to Dotonbori, and countless eateries and places to shop.. The train stations are very close by, and everything is accessible by train.
Marlene from Honolulu
When you re based at Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka, you will soon get used to luxurious, tranquil living only moments from …More
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