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Overview of Hostel AI

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Hostel AI

1.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKyocera Dome Osaka9 min walk
    Popular LocationOrix Theater13 min drive
    Popular LocationAmerikamura14 min drive
    AirportOsaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.)50 min drive

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Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking (4 Beds)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking (1 Bed)

  • 484 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking (2 Beds)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking (3 Beds)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

About this area


Hostel AI is located in Osaka. Namba Parks and Nipponbashi are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Osaka Science Museum and Tennoji Zoo. Check out an event or a game at Kyocera Dome Osaka, and consider making time for Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kyocera Dome Osaka - 9 min walk
  • Namba Parks - 9 min drive
  • Dotonbori Glico Sign - 12 min drive
  • Orix Theater - 13 min drive
  • Amerikamura - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Taisho Station - 7 min walk
  • Dome-mae Station - 12 min walk
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 49 min drive


  • Hokka-Hokka Tei — 6 min walk
  • Miyamoto Munashi — 6 min walk
  • Yatara Spice — 7 min walk
  • Hiro — 8 min walk
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken — 9 min walk

About this property

Hostel AI

Osaka hostel in Taisho-ku, walk to Kyocera Dome Osaka
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has laundry facilities and a TV in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Rooms offer safes and showers.
Hostel AI offers 28 air-conditioned accommodations with safes. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers and bidets. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe



Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax may be collected at the property, effective January 1, 2017. The city tax ranges from JPY 100-300 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. The tax does not apply to nightly rates under JPY 7,000. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 300 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Hostel AI Osaka
Hostel AI Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel AI Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Osaka

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hostel AI and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hostel AI offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hostel AI cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Hostel AI pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hostel AI?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Hostel AI?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 10 PM.
What time is check-out at Hostel AI?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Hostel AI located?
Located in Taisho-ku, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kyocera Dome Osaka, Amerikamura, and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Namba Parks and Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Taisho Station is 7 minutes by foot and Dome-mae Station is 12 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 27 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 27 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 27 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 27 reviews
2 - Poor 19%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 27 reviews
1 - Terrible 22%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Owner is delightful... Mother away from home...Very hip neighbourhood
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Nice place to stay
You kind of get what you pay for, but it is close to restaurants, bars, and the subway.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Everything a hostel should be - location so-so
Typical, clean hostel, lovely manager (once she gets to know you), great company - so so area (really only good for its proximity to universal studios). The dorm is just one huge room with heaps of bunk beds - not very private, and the common room is quite small, but that makes for extra friendliness and mingling potential.

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
IMO - a bit overpriced
The hostel is located 10-15 minutes away from Taisho station - JR Osaka Loop Line and another line connect to it. It is quite convenient to go anywhere using those two lines except when you are going to Namba. It is a station away to the Kyocera Dome and/or a mall (20-30 minutes by walking). We found the hostel around 10 AM in the morning and it wasn't open, we had to knock several times and when the management opened the door, they seemed quite surprised that we were there. I explained that we were there to leave our bags and check-in later that day as check-in starts at 3PM. The common room nor the reception has no space to leave our bags so we were escorted to our beds where we left our bags and we were asked to leave and come back in the afternoon. There are 13 double deck beds cramped into a very small space.There was around half a meter distance between some of the beds. I can smell that the beddings aren't usually washed as I my blanket and pillow possesses some funky smell (it wasn't strong but still can smell it).There is also one toilet and one bathroom and the urinal which is half a square meter (go figure-I though it was inovatv).There are so many rules and it seemed very restrictive. It is very difficult to connect to their wi-fi. It is by luck that you can connect to it and when you do, you probably have a few minutes before getting disconnected from it again. The staff seemed nice. They were not always at the reception and they have very limited English.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

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