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“Definitely worth a stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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First Cabin Midosuji-Namba
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4-2-1 Namba, Chuo-ku | Nanba Midosuji Bdg 4F, Osaka 542-0076 , Osaka Prefecture   |  
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Ranked #48 of 268 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I really appreciate the design concept behind this contemporary reinterpretation of capsule hotels. Despite that this isn't a fully authentic capsule hotel design, it was worth the experience. It is larger than traditional capsule hotels (your room is a cube with a bed and small night stand). Keep this into consideration if you have a large suitcase(s), it just barely accommodates it. Also each cube isn't fully enclosed as the top and bottom of the folding door is open; that means no loud conversations or noise that disturb your neighbours. The only other minor flaw is that the staff did not speak very good English.

Interestingly being tailored to the Japanese demographics, the female washroom with its chic white minimalistic interior duals as a powder room equipped with a curling iron and hair straighter. The bathroom mimics the Japanese style public bath experience with wash stations, large soaking bath and a sauna (Be prepared to be naked!). Situated in the Namba area, it is in a prime location right next to everything and subway station. Definitely worth a stay!

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Japanese first
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Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Its just near Namba station. Shopping place all around and easy to go everywhere else by subway. Very clean and fully equipped room and share bathroom! Great small hotspring and shower facilities if u dont mind sharing with other naked gals! out of this, a little story i want to share. When i searched google map online before, it showed wrongly and so i got off two stations away at night. But, I am so lucky and happy that i asked a japanese guy who can speak english and he helped me to find the right location by few calls and take a taxi with me to show me. (While i dont have any GPS) ! I was very impressed and it was memorable! I forgot to ask for his contact and i hope he will contact me soon (i left my email and number but forgot to ask for his!!) so if anyone knew about this, would you pls share and let him know?! Thanks for that!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I really love this hotel. Cause their make some good room interior design who really look like some VIP cabin in plane.

First from all why I really like this hotel cause they have VVIP bathroom with Sauna and big Ofuro overthere.

Beside that, the staff really friendly and you don't have to feel hungry cause near this hotel have a big dotonburi street which give you shopping experience never expected.

Really enjoying spend a good time here.

Room Tip: Cause the hotel concept really look like VIP cabin on plane, so the hotel room doesn't have any...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Makati, Philippines
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Better than I expect! The location is really convenient, a lot of stores, restaurants within walking distance. The environment is clean, and can really get whatever I need. Also really enjoy the public bath. That's exactly what I need after a long day walking.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Tried this cabin-style hotel for one night and loved the cleanliness, great location and friendly staff. The place is a cool concept of a dorm-like cubicle and it's quite spacious. The place exudes class and offers various spots to mingle with others like the lounge, chat area, and even the powder room. It also has all the facilities one would need: in the room - free WI-FI, LCD TV, power socket, hangers, locker, mirror; in the shared area - shower, sauna, pool, hairdryer, curler, vending machines, etc.

The only weakness would be the noise. Each cabin has a curtain as a door, but sound permeates all around, so a squash of a plastic bag or door opening/closing can be heard throughout the room.

overall, it's a great experience to have for a night or two!

Room Tip: Rooms away from doors are quietest.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Just back from Osaka where we try for one night this "hotel", of course its not for couple but according to the price and the location, its very acceptable to sleep far from your gf, if just for one night;-)
The room is very clean, they provided stuff, like toothbrush, towel, soap, etc,
There is also free WI-FI in each floor, and also in room with ethernet cable.
If i need return Osaka, i may return there again

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

i spent one night at this "capsule" hotel. This hotel is really clean but the staffs do not speak english much i met one staff who spoke english better. This hotel has some rules to follow, you couldnt pick up your phone in your "room" there's special room to answer your call, and when you watch tv in your room, you have to use earphones. it is a bit annoying for me but it is so quiet and you can relax for resting.

however location is very close to Station and Namba shopping arcade, it's plus for this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4-2-1 Namba, Chuo-ku | Nanba Midosuji Bdg 4F, Osaka 542-0076 , Osaka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 268 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — First Cabin Midosuji-Namba 1.5*
Number of rooms: 111
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