Osaka boasts six Namba Train Stations to connect backpackers to the city. Lodge at any of 9 these 3-star hotels for that convenient access to Namba station.
Eager to see Japan but feel that Tokyo is too expensive? Head to Osaka for cheaper destinations and stay at a charming, backpacker-friendly Osaka hotel. As the second-largest metropolis of Japan, Osaka is rich in both cultural and historical sites: travellers do not need a huge budget to be able to explore everything from museums to ancient tombs, to traditional markets and castles and temples.
Osaka is one of the top destinations in Japan for international tourists. The JTB Tourism Research & Consulting Co. reported 2.5 million visits made by international travellers until August 2019. Osaka attracts its visitors with a charming blend of tradition and modernity, set as a backdrop of the city's beautiful public park, cheap and tasty street-food stalls, towering modern architecture, and the vibrant nightlife.
Want to enjoy the city in an economical, convenient way? Find cheap hotels near Namba Station Osaka. Exploring the southern part of Downtown, you can find up to 6 separate train stations of the Namba line, situated around a strategic area boasting landmarks like Kuromon Market, Dotonbori Street, Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum, and a famous traditional and bustling shopping alley called the Hozenji Yokocho.
Refer to this list for 9 mid-range hotels situated near Namba Station recommended for backpackers.
1. Hotel Kanade Osaka Namba
Hotel Kanade Osaka Namba boasts spacious rooms with modern amenities, such as air conditioning, hot showers, and Wi-Fi. The hotel offers either the standard Deluxe rooms for 2 people and Triple rooms for 4 to 5 people. The hotel’s public facilities include a vending machine, coffee shop and a smoking area for all guests to use.
Hotel Kanade Osaka Namba is a modern Osaka hotel that offers a traditional hot spring bath. There are more authentic Japanese landmarks close to the hotel, such as Dotonbori Street, a short 6-minute walk (800m) away where you can find ramen, sukiyaki, and Japanese shops. Hotel Kanade Osaka Namba is a short 4-minute walk (500m) away from Namba Station, and a comfortable 5-minute drive (4.4km) away from Osaka Castle.
Address: 1 Chome-1-1 Motomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0016, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 14.7km or 26-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$110.06
2. Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka
Simple and convenient, Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka offers no-fuss rooms with modern amenities for mid-range backpackers. The rooms have large beds, showers, free coffee/tea, Wi-Fi, and free toiletries. Most rooms are for nonsmokers, but some are available for smokers. As one of the cheap hotels in Osaka, Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka offers the essential facilities, including a restaurant, a vending machine, and massage service that offer basic comforts. You can trade currencies or rent a bike to explore Osaka like locals. Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka is a short 8-minute drive (1.7km) away from Dotonbori Street and Namba Station.
Address: 1 Chome-2-19 Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0083, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 14.2km or 24-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$76.67
3. Hotel WBF Namba Ebisu
Established in 2018, Hotel WBF Namba Ebisu was built to accommodate the rising numbers of families travelling with little children. Offering no-fuss room choices for many types of travellers, pick the Family Room outfitted with bunk beds for up to 6 people, while every room choice is equipped with full air-conditioning, showers, bathtubs, heaters and refrigerators. Enjoy a selection of Japanese traditional breakfast meals with fresh fruits, or relax at the communal area equipped with a microwave and a designated smoking area, both available for use at a surcharge. Hotel WBF Namba Ebisu is just a short 5-minute drive (1.4km) away from Namba Station and Tsutenkaku Tower, while Shitennoji Temple and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street are both a short and scenic 6-minute drive (1.6km) away from the hotel.
Address: 3 Chome-4-21 Shikitsuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0012, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 16km or 33-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$67.58
4. Grampus Inn Osaka
Grampus Inn Osaka offers minimalist rooms with basic modern amenities, ideal for travellers who plan on spending more time exploring Osaka rather than in their hotel rooms. The rooms are humbly furnished and equipped with essential amenities such as hot showers, refrigerators, complimentary coffee/tea, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. You can also request for an ironing board and pay for on-demand movies. As a cheap hotel in Osaka, Grampus Inn Osaka provides essential facilities to ensure every traveller’s comfort. Guests can also reserve for the on-site massage service to refresh and unwind after a long day out. The coffee shop also serves paid breakfast upon request. Alternatively, you can leave the hotel for food. Only a short 6-minute drive (1.6km) away, Dotonbori Street is where you can buy cheap, authentic Japanese street foods. Grampus Inn Osaka is a short 20-minute drive (8km) away from Osaka Castle. The closest Namba Station is a 10-minute walk (650m) away.
Address: 1-13-18 Nanbanaka, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0011, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 17.5km or 40-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$69.46
5. Osaka View Hotel Honmachi
Situated right beside a popular bar and boutique areas, Osaka View Hotel Honmachi is a 3-star Osaka hotel with a subtle luxurious vibe. The rooms are elegantly and simply designed with traditional elements including tatami mat areas within several rooms, and modern elements like large glass windows offering beautiful views of the city. As for amenities, guests can find in all rooms; hot showers, air-conditioning, refrigerators, Wi-Fi and safety deposit boxes. Enjoy delicious complimentary breakfast of either Asian and Western fares. The Karakurenai Restaurant serves Japanese and Chinese dishes for lunch and dinner, complete with kid’s buffet. The hotel also boasts a sweeping sun terrace, vending machines and a lounge area to serve as spots for your down time. Finally, Osaka View Hotel Honmachi is situated in a quiet area, but not too secluded and you can still get to it quickly via more common forms of public transport . Dotonbori Street and Osaka Castle are both a short 10-minute drive (2.3km) away from the hotel, while Namba Station is a shorter 5-minute drive (2.4km) away from the hotel.
Address: 4 Chome-5-2 Honmachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 541-0053, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 14.8km or 28-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$94.50
6. Karaksa Hotel Osaka
Karaksa Hotel Osaka is one of the newest hotels in Osaka Japan, built in 2017 to accommodate the growing numbers of travellers visiting Osaka . Both the hotel interior and every single room has a contemporary style with no-fuss decor to a relaxing and elegant vibe. Room amenities include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, heated showers, spacious beds and refrigerators for the comfort of guests. For families travelling together, book rooms on the higher floors as they are interconnected and perfect for larger groups. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of either Asian or Western cuisine at the hotel's on-site restaurant, or head down to the game room or patronise the vending machines. The Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the hotel grounds, with a 24-hour front desk offering airport shuttle service for your convenience. There is no shortage of cafes and restaurants surrounding the area around Karaksa Hotel Osaka, making it perfect for foodies. You can walk to enjoy authentic Japanese dishes, pastries and coffee, Chinese, and Indian cuisines. Namba Station is a scenic 15-minute walk away from the hotel, while the famous Dotonbori Street is a shorter 5-minute walk away.
Address: 2 Chome-9-13 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 14.2km or 32-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$155.16
7. Sarasa Hotel Namba
Sarasa Hotel Namba is a budget Osaka hotel just a short 5-minute walk (400m) away from Namba Station, while Dotonbori Street is a 5-minute drive (1km) away and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street is a slightly longer 7-minute drive (1.4km) away. As for historical landmarks; Shitennoji Temple is a 10-minute drive (2km) away, and Osaka Castle is a 12-minute drive (3.7km) away. Both are within walking distance from the hotel, making it easier for you to plan your itinerary. Sarasa Hotel Namba offers spacious rooms simply designed and decorated with pastel colours. Single rooms are perfect for solo travellers, while every room is equipped with full air-conditioning, hot showers, bathtubs, toiletries, air-purifiers, blackout curtains for privacy, and Wi-Fi. Visit the hotel’s simple and charming on-site restaurant for complimentary breakfast, with coffee or tea. After a long exciting day, rejuvenate your body with a comfortable massage at the hotel masseuse. Enjoy convenience with the hotel facilities include vending machines, Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desks, and a hotel-provided taxi-call service really puts Sarasa Hotel Namba on the map for not only comfort, but convenience as well.
Address: 3 Chome-6-6 Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0005, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 13.33km or 32-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$79.33
8. Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi
Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi is situated at the mouth of Shinsaibashi-suji, a famous shopping street district in Osaka. The hotel caters to all types of travellers with either Single and Triple rooms, accompanying other regular 2-adult rooms. Each room is equipped with the standard amenities such as air-conditioning, showers, heaters, complimentary tea, refrigerators, and toiletries. The Shinsaibashi-suji shopping district is a short 5-minute walk (500m) away, while Dotonbori Street is a slightly longer 10-minute walk (750m) away. While this hotel is a short 8-minute walk (650m) away from Namba Station, other train stations are closely situated as well, as such Shinsaibashi Subway Station and Yotsubashi Subway Station.
Address: 1 Chome-5-24 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 13.3km or 23-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$79.05
9. Smile Hotel Namba
Rest comfortably in simple, no-fuss rooms at Smile Hotel Namba. The hotel building itself is tucked away from the main street, so you can tick noise pollution off your list. The interior is simplistic but comfortable, with simple beds, carpeted floor, and refrigerators. On the other hand, Standard rooms have air-conditioning, showers, Wi-Fi, and refrigerators. While Smile Hotel Namba does not have any on-site dining options, a short 5-minute drive drive (1.8km) to Dotonbori St offers a wide array of Japanese foods. However, the hotel does provide an on-site massage service or a hot spring bath. Finally, Namba Station is a shorter 5-minute walk (500m) away from Smile Hotel Namba.
Address: 3 Chome-3-9 Saiwaicho, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0021, Japan
Distance from Osaka International Airport: About 18km or 35-minute drive
Room rate per night: Starts from S$58.92 per night
Osaka is a vibrant, colourful area full of interesting destinations. Stay at a 3-star Osaka hotel to get convenient amenities and facilities during your trip.