It was a beyond our expectation.. the bathroom was very clean, and there was a dry and wet separation for the shower room.. it was very cosy in the cubicle.. however, for sensitive sleepers, probably it would be difficult for them to sleep with people talking or snoring in the level, and we got the cubicle near to toilet, so it was a bit difficult to fall asleep with people heading to bathe and etc.. not sure if its because we bought from Expedia with cheaper rate or there is really no cubicles left.. location was already very good, near to dotonbori and shinsaibashi..
"An enjoyable first experience at a capsule hotel"
The hotel is located in the Dotonburi area, at the end of all the shopping. The staff was super friendly and helpful, especially given this was my first stay at a capsule hotel. They took some time to show me everything there, and did their best to accommodate my questions/requests. For example: to use the gym there, I had to check out a pair of tennis shoes from the staff, or bring a second pair of shoes, as the shoes I came in with are in a locker at the front desk. As a notice to non-Japanese speakers, the staff speak very limited English. There was one person on duty who spoke some English among everybody there when I checked in. But the facilities were good and matched up with the pictures on Expedia very well. Like any capsule hotel, space for large luggage is limited. I would stay here again. Note: for foreigners and first timers, I would recommend learning how to bathe Japanese style from Google before showing up and using the communal Japanese style bathing area. Its not too strange or unusual, but its good to look like you know what you are doing among the locals at this facility. Also, my tolerance for nudity and lack of privacy is very high, and I had no problem walking around naked or in the provided shorts with the female staff working in the shower, lounge, locker and massage areas. But some of you may not feel that comfortable, so beware. All in all, it is a unique experience for visitors and to tell your friends about. Recommend staying here for 1-2 days max.
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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