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Roots Hostel
Roots Hostel
Roots Hostel
Roots Hostel
Roots Hostel
Roots Hostel
Roots Hostel

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8.2

Excellent

825 reviews

825 reviews

Housekeeping17
Food & Dining1
Check in/Check Out1
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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Orix Theater

60 m

Shimmachi Bridge Monument

240 m

Maikoya tea ceremony geisha house

310 m

Hibuse Pottery Shrine

340 m

URBAN RESEARCH DOORS (Bakuromachi)

380 m

Popular landmarks
Minami (Namba)

420 m

Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street

940 m

Dotonbori

1.3 km

Kuromon Market

1.9 km

Osaka Castle Park

2.9 km

Closest landmarks
Mido Kaikan

400 m

BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE

420 m

Minami (Namba)

420 m

Hommachi Table Tennis Center

430 m

Namba Jinja Shrine

440 m

Roots Hostel

1-9-11 Itachibori, Nishi-ku,Osaka-shi,Osaka, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan, 550-0012 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Shinsaibashi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Dotonbori.

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Highlights

440 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [express]

Inside city center

460 meters to Minami (Namba)

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Bar

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Osaka are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport13.0 km

Rooms available at Roots Hostel

Bunk Bed in 16-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Room with Two Double Beds and Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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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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Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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2 Bunk Beds in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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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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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
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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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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Frequently asked questions

Does Roots Hostel have a hot tub?

Roots Hostel does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at Roots Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Roots Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Roots Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

Is breakfast offered at Roots Hostel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 500 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Roots Hostel?

Roots Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Roots Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Nishiohashi Subway Station, 450 m away from Roots Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby Roots Hostel?

Roots Hostel is located in Shinsaibashi, famous for good restaurants such as Korokorotei Tomu, Fun Space Cafe and Bar Cita-Cita.

What popular shopping places are close to Roots Hostel?

Roots Hostel is located in Shinsaibashi area which features shopping places such as BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE, Minami Semba and Trans-Lankhe.

What are popular attractions near Roots Hostel?

Roots Hostel is located in Shinsaibashi area, which is famous for attractions such as Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street, Minami (Namba) and Midosuji Street.

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What people love about Roots Hostel

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Better than a hotel or hostel Food here is amazing."

    John

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    December 2, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Bathroom and bed linen all very clean and looked after well."

    John

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    December 2, 2021

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Friend staffs, easy to find."

    TAN

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    February 18, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 3,237 Osaka properties
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Cheapest price score
Service score
8.9/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
Cleanliness score
8.3/10
Better than
99
%
of Osaka properties
Better than
94
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of Osaka properties
Better than
90
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of Osaka properties
Better than
87
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Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
825 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.7
Location
7.8
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What travelers say they love:
I will stay here again if there is concert near Orix =)
Liyana from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about Roots Hostel

More about Roots Hostel

Roots Hostel

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Roots Hostel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Osaka.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Roots Hostel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hostel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Roots Hostel. The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hostel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Roots Hostel are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with linen service and air conditioning.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.


Around the property

While in Osaka, take some time to venture outside of Roots Hostel. Photograph yourself in front of Osaka Castle located 3.5 km away, which people travel great distances to see.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews score this hostel higher than 90% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This hostel's staff and services score higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

14 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Location
1-9-11 Itachibori, Nishi-ku,Osaka-shi,Osaka, Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan, 550-0012
Very good
Location

7.8

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    13.0 km 19 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    24.8 km 43 min drive

Public transportation

  • Nishiohashi Subway Station
    450 m 6 min walk
  • Honmachi Subway Station
    450 m 8 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • OS Drug Store
    760 m

Shopping

  • Shinsekai Ichiba
    3.1 km

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    120 m 1 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    140 m 2 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Minami (Namba)
    420 m
  • Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street
    940 m
  • Dotonbori
    1.3 km
  • Kuromon Market
    1.9 km
  • Osaka Castle Park
    2.9 km
  • Kuchu Teien Observatory
    2.9 km
  • Tsutenkaku
    3.1 km
  • Osaka Castle
    3.5 km
  • Universal Studios Japan
    6.0 km
  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
    6.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Orix Theater
    60 m
  • Shimmachi Bridge Monument
    240 m
  • Maikoya tea ceremony geisha house
    310 m
  • Hibuse Pottery Shrine
    340 m
  • URBAN RESEARCH DOORS (Bakuromachi)
    380 m
  • Gracia
    380 m
  • Samuhara Shrine
    400 m
  • Bun Bun Flowers
    400 m
  • Mido Kaikan
    400 m
  • BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE
    420 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 6 year(s).

Others
  • According to local tax regulation, guests should pay accommodation tax surcharge directly to the property upon check-in (per person per night):
    effective from June 1,2019:
    Accommodation tax of JPY 100 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates JPY7,000 and over and less than JPY 15,000.
    Accommodation tax of JPY 200 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates less than JPY 20,000.
    Accommodation tax of JPY 300 is charged at the property per person per night for room rates of JPY 20,000 and over.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)500 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened2016
  • Most recent renovation2016

Reviews of Roots Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
/
10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities7.7
Location7.8
Service8.9
Value for money8.5
High score for Osaka
Rating
9+ Exceptional (74)
8-9 Excellent (34)
7-8 Very Good (38)
6-7 Good (13)
<6 Below Expectation (25)
Time of the year
Mar - May (34)
Jun - Aug (45)
Sep - Nov (56)
Dec - Feb (49)
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10.0
Exceptional
William from United States
Group
Mixed Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great place for newcomers and veterans alike”

The area is located in a good portion of the city where you're within a good 10-20 minute walk from most areas. The near by tunnels for the trains all interconnect allowing you a chance to avoid the heat from the humid and brutal Osaka summers. The hostel it's self is a nicely cleaned and very well furnished location. The staff are friendly and for new stays in Japan will have plenty of resources as staff and many travelers will usually speak English. I've met people from Australia and Canada at random intervals of the morning to which we casually drank in the lobby and smoked as we enjoyed a late summer night basking in the differences of culture we all come from. Beds are comfortable and spacious, and the staff will arrange assignments to your location to stay with your traveling group (if needed). The bar is open until about 2300 hours on any given day, with happy hour specials running in the late afternoon.

Reviewed August 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
John from Japan
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Great place dont pass down just book”

The food here is lovely and low cost but NOT cheap quality. drink are cheap too 100yen. bathroom and bed linen all very clean and looked after well. beds are so soft and comfortable. guess are polite. very secure at night time, you have a locker to put your personal belongings in. shame we can't use the top floor (shared living space) but Coronavirus everywhere but thats not hotels fault and they have made the place spacious enough to feel at ease The two lovely guys who run the place go out of their way to help you the best they can. They own it so they care. Just book dont think. Just do it

Reviewed December 02, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
John from Japan
Couple
Bunk Bed in 16-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Best place. I know. I live in osaka ”

Just go and book. Guys are great. So respectful and easy going. Better than a hotel or hostel Food here is amazing. They have in house chef. Cook. Just book. You will see.

Reviewed December 03, 2021

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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

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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

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9.6
Exceptional
Stephanie from Philippines
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

love the staff”

the staff is awesome. there's also a cafe with takoyaki and other food in the ground floor. the toilet and shower rooms are very clean. i had an awesome stay...you just need a lot of walking to and from the hostel, to the train stations and shopping places...

Reviewed December 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
ZHIKE from China
Business traveler
Mixed Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Second time ”

It was my second time visiting here.I am so happy the breakfast and the boss nice always.the location is very good,really near the center of city.

Reviewed February 01, 2020

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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

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9.6
Exceptional
Monica from Philippines
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 8 nights in October 2019

Good location & very friendly staff. Glad to have called it home for a little while. ”

The staff is very friendly. They tell me to take care before I leave in the morning and welcome home at night. Love this place to bits and glad to have called it home for more than a week. :)

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ahlyzza from Philippines
Group
Family Room - 4 Adults
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

The hotel is near dotonbori and there facilities are very well maintained for a hostel.

Reviewed October 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
silvia from Singapore
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Comfy bed + Friendly staff + Cleanliness”

100% satisfaction... Over my expectations, the pillow and mattress fit me well!! Even better than some 3/4 stars hotels 💯💯💯

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Hui from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

Staff were friendly and helpful. Close location to metro station. Bathroom were clean and brightly-lit. The only suggestion for the Emma Room is to add thicker (or black-out) curtains as the windows were facing the opposite building which had a spotlight shining directly into the room throughout the night.

Reviewed August 07, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
MUHAMMAD from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

The Hostel is GREAT”

Location 400meter From Subway. Room is Clean. Toilet Also Clean. Bathroom Clean. Have LIF. Have Cafe. Best All Best. Only 1 is Not GOOD. Too Far Going to MarketWalkStreet. Walk around 1.2km to Market Street. Huhuhu.

Reviewed December 20, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
TAN from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Value of Money & Easy to Find”

Friend staffs, easy to find. Very near mrt station with walking distance about 5-6minit. Building inside provide lift suitable for travellers that with big luggage. Special name for every room such as my room was “emma”. If we are travel again to osaka, we will still choose this hostel as our choices.

Reviewed February 18, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Raselle from Philippines
Group
Private Room (4 Persons)
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Very good”

People are friendly and accommodating. Shower room is clean. But they don’t wash the comforter regularly I think, that’s why even thou it is so cold, we didn’t use it.

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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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

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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

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7.2
Very good
TIPCHUTHA from Thailand
Group
Family Room - 4 Adults
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Great place. Staff is very helpful. ”

Clean place. If anyone decides to choose this place to stay, use exit 23 from Yotsubashi station. Otherwise, this place is pretty hard to find. Staff are very nice and helpful. Overall, the place is pretty good.

Reviewed February 11, 2019

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7.2
Very good
TIPCHUTHA from Thailand
Couple
Double Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Good value for the price.”

Room is clean but location is a bit hard to find. If you use google maps, just type Daiwa roynet hotel and walk from there.

Reviewed November 15, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Nongnaphat from Thailand
Group
Private Room (4 Persons)
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Very good”

Very goodddddddd 👍🏻

Reviewed January 29, 2019

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