Air Osaka Hostel

"Air" stands for "Artists In Residence". Previously a studio and living space for artists, Air Osaka is now a hostel for backpackers from around the world.

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About Us

We are a small, cosy hostel with around thirty beds. We have mixed dorms, female dorms, and private rooms. We are located just a couple of minutes' walk from Kita-Kagaya station, and from there it's just a fifteen minute metro ride to downtown Osaka.

With a mixture of old works left behind and new works being erected, the hostel is scattered with interesting and odd creations. If you are in the area or planning on visiting the area, please don’t hesitate to contact us or come pay us a visit. :-)

Creative Experience: Our neighborhood is one of the up and coming arts districts in Osaka, and Air Osaka often finds itself at the center of the scene with visiting artists and musicians staying here almost constantly. In the hostel and the surrounding neighborhood you'll often find small music performances, plays, art shows, local festivals, and a pretty nice community garden too.

Local Experience: Although we're only 10 mintues by subway to Namba and close to the hot tourist spots, Air Osaka is set in the middle of an authentic Japanese neighborhood called Kitakagaya. Here, you can eat at a tiny cafe with the locals, share a beer at a music pub with the neighborhood blues guitarist, or have coffee and lesson in carving wood at the woodwork shop. At Air Osaka, you get to experience Japan like the locals do!

Cat Experience: Yes, we have a cat named Wolf who normally hangs out in the bottom floor lounge area. She is basically the manager and you can usually find her standing in front of the door to greet you, or chasing butterflies in the garden.

Check-out time: 11am

Check-in time: 3-10pm

No curfew after check-in.


How to book: Through our booking form or through HostelWorld

Credit card accepted.


Nearest metro station: Kita-Kagaya

Journey time from Kansai International Airport: 90 minutes


Cancellation policy

4 or more days notice: 100% refund

1-3 days notice: 50% refund

0 days notice: 0% refund

Free Wifi

Download speeds of up to 40 MB per second.

Friendly atmosphere

We're your home away from home.

Close to the metro

We are just a three minutes' walk from the local metro station.

Bicycles available

Use our bikes to cycle around Osaka.

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Rooms and Prices

✓ Mixed dorm

¥2,600 per night per person

✓ Female dorm

¥2,700 per night per person

✓ Private dorm (2-3 beds)

¥3,600 per night per person


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✓ Air conditioning
✓ Bicycles
✓ Books and manga
✓ Common room
✓ Free city maps
✓ Free tea & coffee
✓ Hair dryer
✓ Heaters
✓ Hot shower
✓ Linen included
✓ Luggage storage
✓ No curfew
✓ Equipped kitchen
✓ Towels
✓ Free WiFi
✓ Western toilet
✓ Security
✓ Printer
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Please inform us at if you don't receive a reply from us within 24 hours.


Air Osaka Hostel


2-9-19, Kitakagaya

Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan

+81 06-6606-8083

How to find us


How to reach us from Kansai airport

  1. From Kansai airport, take the Nankia-Kuko line to Namba station.
  2. Disembark at Namba station and walk through the underground shops until you reach the Yotsubashi line.
  3. Take the Yotsubashi line to Kitakagaya station.
  4. Once you reach Kitakagaya station, leave the station at exit number four.
  5. You will now be at street level. Walk into the alleyway where you will see the Nepal curry shop (which is really good). Keep walking straight and turn left at the colourful donkey mural. Walk straight, and Air Osaka hostel will be on your left, at the end of the street. Below is a map to help you with this last step.

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