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Business Hotel Wako

2-2-16 Haginochaya, Nishinari-Ku, Osaka 557-0004 Osaka Prefecture
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#303 of 1,331 Specialty lodging in Osaka
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Vending machine
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
249Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
13Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
60Reviews2Q+A2Room tips
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WanderingEray wrote a review Sep 2018
Perth, Australia68 contributions39 helpful votes
I am very frugal when it comes to choosing accommodation during my travels, and that’s because I am always out during the day and sleep when I return at night. Japan’s hotel prices are a bit on the expensive side, and I wanted to try a traditional sort of set-up with tatami wooden floors and all. I originally wanted to stay at a ryokan, but I’ll probably do it during my next visit to the country. I saw the rates of this humble inn and I booked it immediately. It’s not really located in the heart of Osaka but it’s close enough to be considered. It is within walking distance to three train stations (Imamiya, Shin-Imamiya, and Dobutsuen-mae) and is within the red line (Osaka’s downtown line) which is why I considered it as it made transportation accessible for me. It is in front of a police station and near a hospital too. Although, at first, I admit that I thought there were too many men in the reception or common areas, it was all right. They were quite friendly and nice. The staff were kind and accommodating despite the language barrier. I also saw a few women staying in the hotel. I haven’t been to the public bath, but the ladies shared toilet and bathroom is clean. I have no issues about it. That small room is also compact and had everything I needed. Overall, it was a good pick and I would suggest to solo male and female travellers who are looking for an affordable yet decent accommodation. :)
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
RiBrown74 wrote a review May 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana377 contributions161 helpful votes
I am a frequent travelor in Japan, and when staying alone in Osaka, I often stay in the area south of Dobutsuen-mae Station and the Shinsekai areas. I enjoy walking around the area as it offers some insights into how life would have been 40-50 years ago. I have stayed at Business Hotel Chuo, Hotel Taiyo, and some others. The ones I have stayed at before have recognized that this Minami area is attracting more and more tourists, and they have converted their hotels to cater to backbackers and budget travelors, away from their historical purpose of offering cheap rooms to day laborers. Evidently Hotel Wako has not moved along this track - there has been minimal (if any) investment in raising the standards to the minimal standard of a budget tourist hotel. On my floor (6th), two of six sinks and one of three urinals were taped over pending repair. Showers are avaiiable at all hours, but the ofuro bath is not open except for later afternoon and evening, so in the morning I walked a block West to a public "sento" bath, well worth the 440 yen cost. The rooms are clean, with TV (no English) and a small fridge and table, and a couple of hangers against the wall. At 1,800 yen, it is very cheap. But for 1,000 yen more at the above mentioned hotels you get better value for your money.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled on business
FrancisTLim wrote a review Jul 2017
Penang Island, Malaysia133 contributions84 helpful votes
Nov2016. Within walking distance of Shin-Imamiya station. I like it because it is located in a very "local" type of area. Lots of shops where locals eat, and long shopping street nearby. Individual single-rooms for this price is fantastic. Rooms & bathrooms look old, but they are kept very clean and very functional. I like this place!!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Traveled solo
RarRarRar wrote a review Oct 2016
Sydney, Australia48 contributions9 helpful votes
The room stinks, not sure what the smell is. The whole place is just old and worn out. Feels like a warehouse than an accommodation. The toilets are not very clean. The mattress and linen doesn't seem to be changed. The suburb itself doesn't feel safe, more than twice I have observed local residents urinate on the street right behind the hotel!! Just nothing I expected it to be in Japan, this has to be the worst "hotel" I have ever stayed in, especially in Japan.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
annavica wrote a review Oct 2016
Singapore3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel Wako is cheap and has very good rooms. Private rooms are under $20 and have a TV, aircon and fridge. Staff, although not English-speaking, try to help. It is a five-minute walk to Osaka attractions like foodie paradise Shinsekai and water park Spa World. BUT it is in the notorious Nishinari district (I would not say much; look it up). The hotel is, however, right in front of the police station. Do stay if you are backpackers travelling in a GROUP - it is a different side of Japan and you will learn many things while there. It is also easy to move around from here - train stations are nearby. Do NOT stay if you are a solo female traveller.
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Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Traveled solo
$14 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKinkiOsaka PrefectureOsakaShinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
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Frequently Asked Questions about Business Hotel Wako
Which popular attractions are close to Business Hotel Wako?
Nearby attractions include Ninja-Do (0.2 miles), Groovy Music Bar (0.1 miles), and Tobita Shinchi (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Business Hotel Wako?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Business Hotel Wako?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Business Hotel Wako?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Business Hotel Wako?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yakumido, Okonomiyaki Chitose, and Traveler's Bar Osaka Tacos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Business Hotel Wako?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Business Hotel Wako?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Business Hotel Wako?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (2.4 miles), Osaka Castle (3.2 miles), and Osaka City Central Hall (3.3 miles).