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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was pretty friendly. Located near a JR train station. The private room I stayed in was spacious, it was almost like an apartment. It had a refrigerator, a stove, television, washing machine, etc.

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Ocean Grove, Australia
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Ideally located right near Modomani Station in Osaka, a quick whip around on the Osaka Loop Line lands you at this hostel. Staff are incredibly friendly, there are cooking facilities so you can do your own cooking or there is plenty of shops nearby. Plenty of sights in walking distance, nice clean hostel with comfy beds and very clean!

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Found this hostel from the hostel.com. Hostel have a perfect location, near the subway and there are supermarket and restaurants within walking distance. The staff speak good English and they are very friendly too. For those who travel with big luggage, pls inform the staff in advance so they will try to arrange your room at ground floor. Very clean...

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Sydney
Reviewed May 19, 2016

As most travellers has indicated, the room is rather cramp but what do you expect in a busy city like Osaka. The staff are ever so helpful and friendly. Location is superb and neighbourhood is friendly and interesting. On our first evening here, a guy from Michigan approached us and he was most helpful. We were introduced to a Bob...

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed April 16, 2016

The room we had was extremely small. It seems that it should be a 2-persons room but they gave it to us with 3 people. There was literally one-foot distance between the two beds on the ground and one-foot from the bed to wall. There is no place for bags. We piled the bags up in the corner but it's...

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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights, perfect location right next to a JR train line. Bed was comfy and can't argue with anything with the price we paid. We were even made a cup of green tea by a member of staff whilst relaxing in the lounge. Thanks!!

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights because of the good reviews I have seen. However it's not what I expect by Japan standard. The room is cramp. Once you put your luggage on the floor, you can hardly walk. The hostel is very cold during the winter, unlike the rest of the hostels which kept the temperature high in lieu of the coldness....

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Reviewed December 26, 2015

I've stayed here twice, once in 2011 and once in 2015, private rooms both times. The location is pretty much across the road from Momodani station so it's very convenient, there are convenience stores, restaurants, a McDonalds, 100 yen store, bakeries, etc all within a few minutes walk! The staff are always so lovely; both times I've visited I've had...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed December 1, 2015

This was my second stay at Bonsai, the first in a private twin room and this time in a 6 bed dorm, would definitely go back if I'm ever in Osaka again. Pros: Great location, literally 2 mins from the station. Friendly staff (was great getting to know Saya and her friends!). Cute, homely feel to the lounge area, easy...

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Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in a private twin room. Very clean, comfortable place to stay. Staff were very friendly and spoke very good English. They were quite happy to have a chat to us, as the reception was part of the open communal area. This guesthouse is quite compact, and over a couple levels, but suited us very...

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Welcome to Bonsai-guesthouse!!Our Bonsaiguesthouse Osaka opened in April 2010. Easy access to get here from anywhere.We are adjacent to the JR station, so it's very convenient. About 100 steps from JR Osaka loopLine ' JR Momodani Station' .It is one of the most convenient hostel in Osaka for sightseeing (Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Himeji) using JR because it is very close to the JR station. To Namba / Dotombori which is the Most famous downtown area in OsakaIt takes 12 min by JR or subway.You can get most of famous places in Osaka within 30 min. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bonsai Guesthouse

Address: 1-4-13 Momodani Ikuno-ku, Osaka 544-0034, Osaka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka
Price Range: $23 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bonsai Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Family room is pretty big, good for a group of 4 friends or more”
 of 5 bubbles N9464XXjuanb, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“quieter at the lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles crocodot, Apr 22, 2015 | Read review
“This guesthouse is just 2 stops from JR Tennoji station on the Loop line and less than 2 mins walk from the exit of Momodani station. Rooms are allocated in advance but can be negoiated”
 of 5 bubbles davidcX6251LP, Jun 7, 2014 | Read review
“The room that is the same floor as the reception might be the best option since there could be less people occupying the toilet nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles rozerozeroze, Mar 11, 2014 | Read review
“6 bedroom mixed dorm on bottom floor is quieter and closer to the showers.”
 of 5 bubbles Sophbidge, Feb 23, 2013 | Read review
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