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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

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... More 

Thank RarRarRar
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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... More 

Thank annavica
Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I don't really know why this place gets such a bad rap. I found Wako Hotel to be a very nice place for several reasons. First of all, you get a private room with television, air-condition and a fridge for almost nothing. To top that of, I was staying on the 6th floor and I had a beautiful view of... More 

Thank Hans S
Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I stayed here for two nights to take a weekend city break. I arrived after midnight and check-in is open 24 hours (some other hotels of this class may close at 11pm or they may impose a surcharge for late check-in). Check-in staff can speak a little bit of English and there is an 1-page English guide for foreign people.... More 

Thank Divine F
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

If you are alone and want to save money for a day or a good place. Excellent room has enough space. But should take into account that if you like a clean place. So it does not. Recommend only to sleep and leave in the morning and return in the evening

Thank lior m
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

I will recommend solo traveler to Osaka to stay here. Cheap and quiet. Only thing which is not convenient os the shower room, it which there were time allocated for men and women. The most privacy place of the hotel is in the room. Warm bed and good working aircond.

Thank Lawrence L
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this "hotel" for a couple of nights with a friend. We had 2 single rooms. Rooms are small and look like a prison. The only good thing was the free and efficient wifi. There's only one bathroom for women, one for men and a common bathroom (with no toilet in it). Although the shower was decent, it... More 

Thank spomby

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Wittenberge, Germany
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The Hotel Wako in Osaka is probably the dirtiest place I've ever stayed in. The only clean thing in my room was the bedding. The toilets are pathetic, the showers are not well maintained. The location of the hotel near the red light district is not very recommendable. You can see from the windows of the rooms on unkempt yards... More 

Thank Mario230576
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Cheap is its best quality. There are multiple business hotels in the area (which doesn't look like a very good area, but being in Japan it means it's still safe). The place looks like a prison, rooms are small, would recommend it to the very budget conscious male traveller who is looking for nothing but just a tatami mat to... More 

1 Thank iceoutboys
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This place was the cheapest we could find and the location is fairly close to the city center. The whole place feels like a former prison and is not very clean. The staff was friendly but not helpful (very limited English). The only positive would be the new showers but they are only available a couple of hours in the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi

Additional Information about Business Hotel Wako

Address: 2-2-16 Haginochaya, Nishinariku, Osaka 557-0004, Osaka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka > Shinsaibashi / Nanba / Tennoji / South Area
Price Range: $17 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Business Hotel Wako 2.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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“You may want to stay at odd-numbered floors, which have western style toilets.”
  • Quiet neighborhood
  • Japanese style room (without toilet)
 of 5 bubbles DivineF_13, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“My conclusion: Who can, who should avoid this hotel Wako necessarily !!!”
  • A sad view of Osaka
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 of 5 bubbles Mario230576, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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