Stayed at Drop Inn Osaka for two nights in mid October, 2014. The inside of the hostel was still under the construction and could smell new paint (they opened one month ago). All the facilities are new and some staff were attentive when I approached. However, they normally didn't greet or talk to us, just sat at the front of computer at the reception. Although the hostel was new, we found it very untidy and a touch dirty - especially in the shower rooms. I saw one of the staff cleaning the shower room and she spend less than a minute...
They supply very minimal - body sorp in shower, no shampoo or conditioner/ no hand wash in the toilets, and rental towels were 200 yen. Plus, you have to supply your own padlock or buy one from them if you want to lock your safe in mixed dormitory.
We stayed 3 hostels in Japan (similar pricing range) and thought the other places had so much better ambience and clean facilities, and staff are welcoming. We wouldn't stay at this hostel again.
The hotel is located near the Namba Train Station (Nankai Line) though I had a hard time looking for the hotel. It is near the Dotonbori. The staff are accommodating and helpful. WIFI is fast and can be accessed at the lobby and inside the room. The capsule/ room is enough for solo traveler. The shower room is clean. Body wash, shampoo and conditioner are available. The only problem is that you need to leave the room by 10am since it is their cleaning time and need to check in again by 5pm. You may leave your luggage/ backpack at the lobby or you may rent a locker for security.
Very old but the cleanliness is ok. I stay here for 5 nights. There's warm water in bathtub only 1 night :(
If you want better room you have to choose aircondition room( annex building ).
Very good location.
Overall, the capsule experience was good for all travellers to experience how quirky accommodation in Japan can be. One night is more than enough to experience sleeping in a capsule. The rate per night is quite affordable as compared to other business hotels in Osaka. That being said, privacy is not assured as basically it would be a shared facilities for all. For travellers with big luggage, the Inn will be glad to store your luggage for you. This is because the locker is only big enough for your daypack.
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