Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is a "dormitory"?

A. It's a shared room. We have beds in a shared room and each guest is given a bed for a night. We keep the price low by doing this. Each bed has a curtain equipped so that you have your privacy. We also have a women-only room that a single female guest can stay comfortably. We believe that meeting people who share the room together is one of the interesting experience when you stay at the dormitory bed.

Q. Do you offer a meal?

A. We are sorry. We only offer a bed without meals. But there are many restaurants around the hostel such as "Machikado Teishoku" or "Santen Abeno Bandai". Those are our guests' favorite. You can use our kitchen in the hostel too. Some guests make their own meals. There is a supermarket around the hostel.

Q. Can I leave my luggage after checking out?

Yes, indeed. We keep your luggage till 10 pm on the day for free.

Q. What happens if I can't check-in by 11 pm?

A. We do understand your check-in can be late after 11 pm. Our staff will be waiting for you. But PLEASE let us know in advance or as soon as possible if you know you're going to be late. If we don't get any call or message from you, your stay might be canceled and you won't be able to check-in. Please be noticed.

Q. Are convenience stores and supermarkets nearby?

A.There are Family Mart, supermarket and Matsumotokiyoshi drug store in 3 minutes walking distance from the hostel. Also many restaurants.

Q. Are taxes and service charges included in the price?

A. Yes, everything is included. Please rest assured.

Q. Is there any staff who speak a foreign language?

A.The staff are Japanese and speak Japanese and English. Not perfect English but the daily conversation can be handled. By the way, I started learning Chinese recently. Pinyin is difficult. lol

Q. Before the stay, I would like to check other things too.

A. Please feel free to e-mail and ask us. We will reply to you in 3 business days. If you are in a hurry, please call us.
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Q. Are ATMs around?

A. You can find the MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) Bank Kitabatake Branch and Sumiyoshi Bandai Higashi Post Office in 3 minutes walking distance.

Mitsubishi UFJ Bank ATM
Monday-Friday 7:00 - 24:00
Saturday 7:00 - 24:00
Sunday/Public Holidays 7:00 - 24:00
*Every 2nd Saturdays from 21:00 to the following morning at 7:00, out of service.

Sumiyoshi Bandai Higashi Post Office ATM
Monday-Friday 9:00 - 19:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday/Public Holidays 9:00 - 17:00

Q. Can I stay for a long?

A. yes, you can. The price depends on the room type, number of guests, days of stay and the season. Please feel free to ask us from the form below. We will reply to you in 24 hours and let you know the quotation.

Q. Please tell me your recommended restaurants around the hostel. (Part1)

A. We know you want to try delicious food that you only can find around the area you travel to. Restaurants I'm going to let you know now are places I have been to at least more than once and these are where I go as a regular guest. Yes, these are my favorite. Please keep it under wraps. lol 1 )森森舎 Shinshinsha On the first floor of our building, you can find the popular restaurant Shinshinsha (Curry & Cafe) that is featured on TV and magazines several times. Even people from the other prefecture come and enjoy on the weekend. Our guests often visit for brunch or enjoy their coffee. My favorite is the curry plus the cheese naan. 2) たこやき 正ちゃん Takoyaki Shochan
Can't stop eating this Takoyaki. You can choose various flavors and it sure is delicious. The yuzu flavor sauce is my favorite. I want to try Shochan Yaki next time. lol 3 )芳すしYoshi Sushi
This place is busy on both lunch and dinner time. But I recommend lunchtime. Please sit at the counter and try sushi that you can only enjoy here. And the owner's smile makes you happy as well.

4) サンカフェ 帝塚山店 SanCafe Tezukayama For here or to go, both are your options. I can't forget the sandwich with lots of meat. lol
5) やきにく 萬野 北畠店 Yakiniku Manno Kitabatake The wagyu is really delicious. I eat too much every time I go. lol

Q. I want to check in before 4:00 pm.

It depends on the situation of the day you check-in. Please let us know by the day before. We will handle it flexibly.

Q. Can I pay by the QR code?

The QR code payment is getting popular in Japan. BONFIRE HOSTEL OSAKA accepts PayPay, LINE Pay, RakutenPay, Merpay, AliPay and WeChat. Please tell the front staff if you want to use one of those payment methods.

Q. About the accommodation tax in Osaka.

We do not take the accommodation tax. Hence the price for one night is less than 7,000 yen. About the accommodation tax in Osak, please take a look at the link below.