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Business Hotel Mikado
Ranked #78 of 298 Hotels / Ryokan in Osaka
Townsville, Australia
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“Cheap but definitely cheerful!”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

At around $25 Au it's great value. You get your own room, clean Japanese bedding plus towels, access to the communal kitchen off the foyer, access to computers and a printer, a toothbrush , shampoo and body wash are supplied,umbrellas to use, wifi in your room, a fridge and a tv and aircon in your room. It's a little quirky. There is one bathroom per floor and all but one are unisex so ladies be careful not to walk in on men using the urinal. The 8th floor has a ladies only bathroom. There are 3 shower rooms on the ground floor and there is a bath/ spa room I didn't quite get the hang of. (Remember to use the toilet shoes - they also help you check if anyone is in the bathroom) There are 2 washers and driers. The lift is in high demand so on lower floors it's faster to use the fire escape.
There are 2 Family Stores close by for all your essentials. We bought thick bread slices, butter and coffee and our breakfasts were sorted. I bought salads and meats and kept them in the fridge downstairs- too easy.
You are close to the JR Osaka loop line as well as the subway which takes you anywhere.
The staff are just wonderful. They will help you with anything they can from directions, giving information, sharing treats, holding your luggage safely and helping you make the most of your holiday. We stayed 3 days then returned for another day. We could use overseas credit cards to pay for our stay.
Very good value for money. I found it very clean. Don't expect it to be flash but it is very functional with a very friendly vibe.

Room Tip: stayed on 2 different floors- both were fine
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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310 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2013

If you think you couldn't find any private room for 2000Yen/night in Osaka, please rethink! I stayed there for 2 nights and have to say that it was over my expectation though the room was small (but hey, you only need a place to sleep, right?). My Japanese-style room was well equipped with TV, small fridge, towels, night gown, blanket, comfortable mattress - wow, everything was as in a hotel. The bathroom was spacious and very clean. Staff was helpful too. And its location? Perfect! Just few minutes from subway and train station that you could travel around Osaka conveniently.

Room Tip: If you are non-smoker and have time to book for 3-4 weeks in advance, great, you'll definitely g...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We got a really good deal on Agoda which was much lower than the published rate on Hotel Mikado's website so me and my friends got a single Japanese-style room each. The room is as big as three tatami mats - so it's very cosy - but if you are mostly going to be at the hotel for a good night's rest, it is good enough. The walls are a bit thin so you can hear people walking in the corridors and stuff but the great thing is that they have a large public bath (or spa) area downstairs where a specific timing is allocated for both genders. Free tidbits are also available at the dining area at the lobby. The staff are very accommodating. We checked out at the specified time but as our flight was much later, the staff kindly kept our luggage and even allowed us to use their towels for a shower/bath if we wanted to freshen up before we left.

Room Tip: Ask for a room towards the end. I had a room very close to the toilets and could hear people brushin...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spend only 1 night in this hostel. I think it's a good place to stop just for 1 or 2 nights. It's very cheap, our room was clean and almost confortable. We were on the 5th floor, and it was a bit noisy. Avoid this place if you are looking for relaxation.
Toilets and common baths were not so clean but not dirty yet. Showers were ok.

Staff is very kind and available for any question.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bogota, Colombia
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Good option if you look for an affordable place in Osaka. The staff is very freindly and helpful, the room is small but good enough for a sleep and at the entrace there are many computers for free. The kitchen is avarage in quality but enough for a budget traveler needs.

Finally, the best is the location as it is located 2 minutes walking distance from Dobutsuen mae metro stration (a few stations to the main places of Osaka like Umeda and Shinsaibashi and 5 minutes from a JR station, Shinimamiya. A negative point would be something that the police officer told me when I arrived during late night, that this place was "dangerous". But honestly, the most dangerous place is Japan is much much safer than the safest places in most of countries in the world. I have walked during late night out there and was fine. There were a substantial number of homeless people and stuff like that in this area (poorer than the avarage), but in Japan, this is not a big issue. I definetely recomend this place for someone on a budget.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Beds are comfortable and bathrooms are very technological (as everywhere in japan) . The kitchen has everything you need and the reception is very usefull ( they can also give free copies of shonen jump). The worse side is the housekeeping , which make you wish to change the room...

  • Stayed September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Location:
1 Minute walk from Dobutsuen metro station.

Room:
Although we booked for 2 we were assigned a room for 3-4 people so cannot comment on size.
Free wifi, a fridge, in our case a choice of beds, a stool, 2 air cons, a table, robes, towels and toothbrushes/paste.
A bit rough around the edges and dated but fully functional.

Facilities:
A communal toilet on each floor
Showers on the ground floor and even a Japanese style spa which was available at different times of the day depending on your sex.
Ironing boards were available on request.

Nearby:
Many FamilyMarts but be aware that the nearest ATM that accepts international cards is Tenoji station.
Local Zoo, Osaka Tower and Spa World are within walking distance.

Other:
The surrounding area did not feel particularly safe but we never got any hassle.
Check out the Kansai day passes (approx £14) which can be purchased from any station in cash and which grants you free travel all day and free entry to most of Osaka's main attractions.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Business Hotel Mikado
Address: 1-2-11, Taishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka 557-0002, Osaka Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Spa
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Osaka
#20 Spa Hotel in Osaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 97
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