You’ll find The Dorm Hostel Osaka smack dab in the middle of Osaka’s entertainment district of Shinsaibashi — a convenient place to stay for travelers with a passion for books.

Budget Lodging in Central Osaka

Popular with professionals on domestic business trips and international travelers alike, The Dorm Hostel Osaka is a dormitory-style hostel with a unique atmosphere. Boasting 60 beds, a stay here starts at ¥3,000 — a steal considering its location in eastern Shinsaibashi. The hostel is only a seven-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station on the Midosuji Line and a five-minute walk from Nagahoribashi Station on the Sakaisuji Line. The Dorm offers easy access for an independent stay — you’re free to leave and enter as you please around the clock. (Some hostels and inns in Japan have curfews.)

Read All You Want

Not only is the hostel a cheap place to stay, its stylish interior includes wall-to-wall books. With over 2,000 books in various genres ranging from travel guides and art tomes to fashion magazines and manga, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If Japanese is a concern, don’t worry — there are books in multiple languages sitting on the shelves.

The hostel’s concept is to bring travelers and books together. The idea is based on the quote “If the world is one book then those who haven’t traveled have seen but one page”, and by offering books along with travel, people can cover more pages in one place.

Eat and Drink 24-7

The Dorm isn’t just rich in books — the drink corner offers coffee, tea, and water, as well as seasonal drinks that change multiple times a year. Though there is no food service, guests can cook to their heart’s desire in the kitchen, as it is fully equipped with a microwave, an electric stovetop, and a complete set of kitchen tools. There is also a fridge available for common use. Traveling chefs keen to test their skills can buy ingredients at a nearby 24-hour supermarket, while the less culinary inclined can head out to one of the many izakaya and restaurants in the area.

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