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Guesthouse U-En

Booking.comUS$42*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights in a 4 bedroom female dorm. I would definitely recommend this hostel. Pros: - room was clean and comfortable (beds had curtains for privacy) -staff were always cheerful and helpful -lounge area was nice and spacious -bathrooms and toilets are clean -kitchen was fully equipped ( free tea & coffee) -close to subway...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean and trendy hostel with very friendly staff. The downstairs area is laid back and serves good coffee. The walls are quite thin but ear plugs are provided for free. The location may seem 'away' from the city centre but actually it is ideal - It is a very nice neighbourhood and only a very short train away from Osaka...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best hostel I've ever stayed at! U-En is an incredible little guesthouse conveniently located minutes away from the Shin-Fukushima and Fukushima station. It's down a little alleyway off the main road and very charming. The first floor is a little cafe with fantastic coffee and delicious pastries freshly baked every morning. We ate there every day and it was...

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Very nice little guesthouse close to Fukushima station. Staff are very warm and friendly. They serve good coffee at the cafe/reception area on the ground floor. They have most basic amenities and should prove more than adequate for most backpackers However the rooms are not soundproof but I did not have any problems as all guests adhere to the keeping...

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由苑グループ, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Guesthouse U-En, responded to this review

Hi, Arigato gozaimasu for your valuable comment! It is good to hear that you enjoyed our hostel's atmosphere and friendly staffs! We are sorry that walls or paper doors are not sound-proof enough because of the traditional Japanese townhouse, so we provede earplugs for free in all rooms. Wish your journey in Japan has been great and fun. Thanks again....

Indonesia
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I came to U-En on my first day in Japan, Just few minutes walk from the subway. The staff was very nice, and really helpful. This place was super clean and the dorm capsule so comfortable. Highly recommended if you come to Osaka.

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由苑グループ, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Guesthouse U-En, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are delighted to hear that you liked our special beds dorm. Also we’re happy to know that you found our front desk friendly and knowledgeable. We will be happy to see you again when you come back. It was a pleasure to have hosted you. Thanks again. Guesthouse U-En crew

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A really lovely hostel for a great price. Excellent bedrooms and bathrooms, really nice communal area with a great coffee shop/bar downstairs. Every member of staff was friendly and helpful. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Osaka!

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大阪ゲストハウス由苑, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Guesthouse U-En, responded to this review

Arigato gozaimasu for your staying at U-En! We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It’s always a pleasure knowing when our guests had a good time with us! Hope we can have another chance to host you soon. Thanks again for a warm & valuable comment. Guesthouse U-En crew

Reviewed 10 September 2016

I usually Airbnb but I decided to try out hostel for the first time here. U-En is easy to get to, maybe 2-3 minutes walk from a subway station. The location is quite charming. Downstairs is a cafe that offers breakfast, and drinks. I didn't try anything in the cafe but the staff were very friendly and helpful whenever I...

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大阪ゲストハウス由苑, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Guesthouse U-En, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed our environment and atmosphere. We would love for you to stay again if you come back to Osaka!! Wish your journey in Japan has been great and fun. Thanks again. Guesthouse U-En crew

Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel is easy to reach by public transport and is located in a nice, calm street. Downstairs is a cool bar where you can eat and drink and hang out. I stayed in a capsule style dorm which I loved. The capsule has a curtain which you can shut for some privacy.

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大阪ゲストハウス由苑, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Guesthouse U-En, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It makes us happy that we could help you to stay comfortably! It was a pleasure to have hosted you. We hope you enjoyed your time in Osaka and come back and visit us again soon. Thanks again. Guesthouse U-En crew

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel is absolutely incredible! One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. I stayed for one night with friends while visiting Osaka- we booked into a 12 bed dorm- each guest gets there own nook style bed which makes it very private! Each come with a light, power cord, mirror and a safe! - the only bad thing...

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大阪ゲストハウス由苑, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Guesthouse U-En, responded to this review

Hi, Arigato gozaimasu for your valuable comment!! It was really nice to see you and we are so happy you enjoyed staying with us here. It’s always a pleasure knowing when a guest loved their time with us! It was a pleasure to have hosted you. Wish your journey in Osaka has been great and fun. And hope to see...

Pamplona, Spain
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The hotel has a typical japanese atmosphere. The situation is great, because close to the hostel there are supermarkets and restaurants. It is situated in a narrow street close to train and tube stations. Hostel is quiet. Fantastic option to enjoy Osaka.

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大阪ゲストハウス由苑, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Guesthouse U-En, responded to this review

Hi, Arigato gozaimasu for your valuable comment! It’s a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope we can have another chance to host you soon. Thank you very much for staying with us! Guesthouse U-En crew

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel features a spacious shared living area containing a fully-equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hostel. We are also able to provide you with a bike for 500 yen per day. Thanks to our pin controlled front entrance we are able to provide a secure environment without the need for a curfew. We invite you to relax in this historic building, enjoy a friendly, fun and intimate atmosphere, surf our top-of-the-range internet and make yourself at home! Our knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the city by providing a free map and directing you, by the best and most affordable way, to the many points of interest in Osaka. Old townhouse has been restored into contemporary accommodation retaining its traditional Japanese style. Please take a note our building as it's an old wooden house has no enough sound proof. Also, All our facilities are on shared basis as we are designed with independent young travelers in mind. We are a hostel and not a hotel or Ryokan. We are focused on giving you a fun and cheap way to travel, rather than providing luxuries. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guesthouse U-En

Address: 2-9-23 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka 553-0003, Osaka Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Osaka Prefecture > Osaka
Price Range: $28 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse U-En 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Get the room near the luggage room. Easy and near to get your stuff.”
fanditamyes, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in the mixed dorm. Spacious beds, large room, and an open area where people put their luggage at.”
hellorichardpham, 2 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Guesthouse U-En offers dormitories or private rooms, but these are only in traditional style rooms and the beds would come in futons (Japanese beds laid out onto the tatami mat).”
CalvinNL, 9 Feb 2014 | Read review
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