Boutique hotels in Osaka, Japan

It’s no secret that Japan is amongst one of the most popular getaways for Singaporeans all year round, especially since it’s just a 6-hour flight away.  Those looking to go to Osaka and want to find a cosy place to stay without breaking the bank, we got you.

We’ve scoured the vibrant city to bring you a list of boutique hotels in Osaka where you can rest your head for under S$100 a night.

1. Hotel Noum Osaka – Minimalist interior with a cafe

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Image credit: Hotel Noum Osaka

Located near the Kyū-Yodo River, Hotel Noum Osaka is a minimalistic boutique hotel that stands right in front of the river near the Temmabashi Bridge and is within walking distance from Temmabashi Station. 

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Hotel Noum Osaka’s interior is simple yet chic, with light wood accents, whitewashed walls, wooden furniture, and potted plants. They’ve got river-facing rooms for those who want to wake up to a zen view as well as single rooms for solo travellers.

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Each night at Hotel Noum Osaka includes complimentary breakfast for guests. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, you can still enjoy their breakfast sets at the cafe, but be sure to make a reservation in advance. After 3pm, the cafe turns into a bar that serves cocktails and light bites all the way till 11pm.

No Japan itinerary for Osaka and Tokyo is complete without visiting the famous Osaka Castle which is located just a 5-minute drive away from the hotel.

4-chōme-1-18 Tenma, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0043, Japan
Opening Hours: Thursday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

2. R Hotel Namba – Near Dotonbori Station for buzzing nightlife

boutique hotels in Osaka - r hotel namba common areaCommon area.
Image credit: R Hotel Namba Facebook

R Hotel Namba is a modern zen-concept hotel located about a 20-minute walk from Dotonbori Station, putting you in the heart of the city’s buzzing nightlife district.

While the no-frills rooms are pretty basic, the location is super convenient, putting you within walking distance of many attractions including a 3-minute walk from Daiko-ji Temple and a 4-minute walk from Koden-ji Temple.

For shopaholics, this hotel is about a 15-minute walk from Shinsaibashi, which is Osaka’s best-known shopping area. There’s also Kuromon Ichiba Market, which is just a 10-minute walk away. Here you’ll find about 150 stalls selling street food, specialising in grilled seafood.

R Hotel Namba
1-chōme-7-10 Nipponbashihigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0005, Japan
Opening Hours: Thursday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 

3. Hotel SHE Osaka – Bringing a touch of the 60’s & 70’s to each room

boutique hotels in Osaka - hotel she osakaImage credit: @hotelsheosaka via Instagram 

Bringing you all the retro vibes is Hotel SHE Osaka. Each room is equipped with vintage record players so you can spin your favourite tunes while you relax and unwind.

boutique hotels in Osaka - hotel she osaka records at lobbyThe hotel lobby is where you can find a selection of classical vinyl record discs for rent.
Image credit: @baba_sleepallday via Instagram

There’s also a shared kitchen where you can whip your own meal and dine at the common terrace. If you want to meet other people or eat within the hotel, head to the bar where they serve pizza.

Be sure to check out the nearby attractions, such as Isoji Central Park which is about 500m away from the hotel or take a 10-minute walk to catch a train at Bentencho Station.

1-chōme-2-5 Ichioka, Minato Ward, Osaka, 552-0012, Japan
Opening Hours: Thursday 08:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

4. Waqoo Shitaderamachi – Traditional rooms with tatami beds

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At Waqoo Shitaderamachi, guests can expect to have a truly Japanese experience. Located in the heart of historical Shitaderamachi, this boutique hotel in Osaka offers guests the opportunity to stay in traditional Japanese-themed rooms with tatami beds.

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Upon arrival, guests are provided with haori and Japanese slippers, so you can get into the spirit of things right away. The hotel also offers traditional vegetarian Buddhist food for guests.

And if you’re interested in learning more about Japanese culture, the hotel even offers cultural workshops that are open to the public as well as guests.

boutique-hotels-osaka-japanShakyo & Shabutsu workshops are also available to guests.
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Waqoo Shitaderamachi is also conveniently located near several temples as well as the Tamade No Waterfall which is about 150m away. 

和空 下寺町 (Waqoo Shitaderamachi)
12 2-chōme-5-12 Shitaderamachi, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, 543-0076, Japan
Opening Hours: Thursday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 

5. KOKO Hotel Osaka Namba – Unique wallpapers & quirky wall art

boutique hotels in Osaka - koko hotel namba roomsImage credit: KOKO Hotels

If you’re looking for a hotel that’s anything but boring, KOKO Hotel Osaka Namba is the place for you. This funky hotel is known for its quirky wall art and colourful children’s drawings in each room, making it the perfect spot for an Instagram-worthy stay.

children's paintingThe artwork on the hotel walls was created by the children of an orphanage in Thailand.
Image credit: KOKO hotels

The hotel is within the same vicinity as Namba Parks shopping centre, a 2-minute walk from Ebisucho Station, and a 7-minute walk from Namba Station.

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And if you packed light, you’ll find an amenity buffet in the hotel lobby where you can pick and choose toiletries such as makeup removers and shaving creams to your liking.

KOKO HOTEL Osaka Namba
5-chōme-8-25 Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0005, Japan
Opening Hours: Thursday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 

6. Hotel Bali Tower Osaka – Bali-inspired concept with massage chairs

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Hotel Bali Tower Osaka is a Balinese-inspired hotel located just a short walk from JR Tennoji Station, making it easy to get to and from Kansai International Airport.

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Deluxe twin room that comes with a home theatre system.

Image credit: Hotel & Resort Bali Tower

The rooms feature Balinese decor with wooden bed frames and artwork. Additionally, each room is equipped with massage chairs for guests to relax in comfort after a day of exploration.

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Hotel Bali Tower Osaka also offers a number of amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. It has a games room for kids, a karaoke room, and all-you-can-drink services for adults. 

Challenge your friends to a game of darts, indulge in a free afternoon high tea session, or grab a free bowl of ramen at night.

8-1 Hideninchō, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, 543-0055, Japan
Opening Hours: 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m  Show More Timings 

7. Doyanen Hotel Bakuro – Quadruple rooms perfect for family vacays

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Doyanen Hotel Bakuro is a great option for families with young kids looking for a budget-friendly boutique hotel in Osaka. 

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Some rooms come with uniquely designed wallpaper.
Image credit: @bakuro_doyanen via Instagram

The hotel offers only quadruple rooms that fit up to 4 people, perfect for groups of friends too. You can choose from rooms with either 2 bunk beds or 1 bunk bed and 2 single beds.

Lounge area with a cafe and bar.
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Doyanen Hotel Bakuro is also in a convenient location if you’re looking to explore the city. It’s close to both Shin-Imamiya Station and Dobutsuen-mae Station, making it easy to get around. Plus, if you’re looking for things to do nearby, the hotel is just a short walk from Tennoji Zoo and Tsutenkaku.

2-chōme-8-12 Haginochaya, Nishinari Ward, Osaka, 557-0004, Japan
Opening Hours: Thursday 09:00 a.m - 08:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

Bonus: Granbell Hotel Osaka – Open onsen on the 19th floor

boutique-hotels-osaka-japanYou can choose from 3 different water temperatures: regular hot, extra hot, and the perfect in-between.
Image credit: Granbell Hotel Osaka

While it’s not technically a boutique hotel, Granbell Hotel Osaka is still a great option if you’re looking for a budget stay for under $100/night.

Just a 5-minute walk away from Hommachi Station, this hotel is more than just a place to crash. Beyond its chic designs, the hotel also has a public onsen located on the 19th floor. 

Here, guests are treated to a quintessential Japanese experience as they soak in the soothing waters while enjoying panoramic views of the city. Fair warning: it’s the traditional kind where you go in your birthday suit.

under $100Image credit: @granbell_hotel_osaka via Instagram 

Granbell Hotel Osaka offers a variety of room types to choose from, all of which feature simple, elegant decor. There are options for singles, couples, and families of up to 4.

The hotel also has a number of useful facilities, including a money-changing machine on the 3rd floor, a coin-operated laundromat, and vending machines for drinks. 

boutique-hotels-osaka-japanThe entry charge to the rooftop bar is ¥500/person (~S$4.47).
Image credit: @granbell_osaka_rooftopbar via Instagram

Lastly, don’t forget to check out the rooftop bar where you can catch a view of Osaka city’s skyline from the 20th floor.

Japan, 〒541-0057 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Kitakyūhōjimachi, 2-chōme−6−7 大阪グランベルホテル
Opening Hours: Thursday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 

Stay at a boutique hotel in Osaka, Japan

This city in Japan is full of life, and finding a cosy and affordable place to stay is easy, especially in an Instagrammable boutique hotel in Osaka that costs less than S$100 a night.

Whether you’re looking to stay in a trendy neighbourhood or near some of the city’s cultural hotspots, these inexpensive options offer comfort, style, and convenience.

For more accommodation options, check out:

Cover image adapted from: @hotelsheosaka & @bakuro_doyanen via Instagram, KOKO Hotels

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