Gay Osaka • Hotels

Looking for a great-value hotel in good location for shopping, sightseeing and gay nightlife? Osaka has a huge choice of hotels to suit all budgets.

Our top Osaka hotels for 2018 are sorted by area:

Doyama / Umeda

Osaka's main gay scene with plenty of general nightlife

Shinsaibashi / Dotonburi / Namba

popular areas with numerous shops & restaurants

other areas

hotels in other areas that deserve consideration

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Doyama gay area / Umeda

Osaka’s main gay scene is centered around Doyama 堂山町 area near the Umeda 梅田 district in Kita-ku ward.  This commercial neighborhood is also full of restaurants, bars, clubs, businesses, tall buildings and some great hotels.

Near the gay nightlife.

7-13 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

7.8 Very Good
based on 933 Agoda reviews

Hotel IL Monte Osaka3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Near the gay nightlife. Great value. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100
2016
Top 50
2017
Top 25

Great-value hotel in the heart of gay Osaka, a 5-minute walk from the Umeda train station and close Grand Slam barHokuoukan sauna and other gay venues in Doyama area.

Hotel IL Monte was designed by renowned Italian architect, Aldo Rossi. All guest rooms are comfortable and feature 20″ flat screen TV, air conditioning, work desk and free WiFi.

Friendly, helpful staff and great rates make IL Monte the most popular hotel in Osaka on Travel Gay Asia.

features cafe, internet access, massage, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 互联网, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 16-10-2017

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Best seller.

1-1-35 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 3048 Agoda reviews

Hotel New Hankyu Osaka3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Best seller. Great for shopping & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

A popular hotel in Osaka on Travel Gay Asia. The great-value Hotel New Hankyu is located in the heart of Osaka and connected to the Umeda Station – great for shopping and exploring the gay scene.

GEOFRONT bar and Hokuoukan sauna are within 15 minutes’ walk, as is the fashionable Hankyu Department Store, and a range of local restaurants.

Guest rooms have free WiFi, en suite bathrooms and flat screen TV’s. The hotel offers several dining options and massage service.

features bar, restaurant, shop, internet access, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 互联网, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-07-2017

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Walk to gay bars.

1-8-1 Shibata, Kita-Ku, Umeda, Osaka | map | distance

7.7 Very Good
based on 696 Agoda reviews

Hotel New Hankyu Annex3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Next to Umeda Station. Great value. Free WiFi.

Located next to Umeda Station, Hotel New Hankyu Annex is surrounded by major department stores (NU, EST, HEP Five, etc.) and many dining options. Hokuoukan gay sauna and Grand Slam bar are both within walking distance.

Guest rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi, LCD TV’s and en suite bathrooms. This value-for-money hotel has a 24-hour front desk and offers laundry service. The in-house restaurant serves a selection of food and drinks.

features massage, free wi-fi (按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 09-07-2017

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Perfect for shopping.

3-1-1 Umeda Kita-ku, Umeda, Osaka | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 2868 Agoda reviews

Hotel Granvia Osaka4 stars

Why this hotel? Perfect for shopping. Near the gay nightlife. Fabulous views. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

We like the Granvia Osaka hotel for a number of reasons. This modern high-rise hotel is located directly above JR Osaka train station, with its a huge range of dining and shopping options.

The guest rooms are spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished. They offer excellent views of the city and include a satellite TV, minibar, fridge and free WiFi.

The Granvia’s convenient location and easy transport links make it an excellent choice for any visitor. The gay nightlife in Doyama area is within walking distance away.

features bar, cafe, massage, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 09-08-2017

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Excellent value.

2-1 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka | map | distance

7.9 Very Good
based on 677 Agoda reviews

Osaka Tokyu REI Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Central location. Close to Doyama gay scene. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

The affordable Osaka Tokyu REI Hotel is in excellent location, close to the Doyama gay scene and a 10-minute walk from JR Osaka and Umeda stations.

Guest rooms feature air conditioning, flat screen TV and free WiFi. You can enjoy breakfast buffet at the onsite Little Monster Café. As with most hotels in Japan, rooms are rather small, but you get your money’s worth.

features cafe, massage, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 28-06-2017

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Walk to Hokuoukan sauna.

17-8 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 589 Agoda reviews

Hotel Kinki2-5 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to Hokuoukan sauna. Convenient location. Budget choice.

Not as ‘kinki’ as the name may suggest. Hotel Kinki is a simple budget hotel in great location for the local gay scene close to Hokuoukan sauna and about 10 minutes’ walk to train stations and gay bars in Doyama area

The hotel offers both Western and Japanese-styled rooms with free WiFi. No restaurant onsite, but a convenience shop is next door, along with many local restaurants. Vending machines and laundromats area available.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 09-07-2017

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Men only.

9-5 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 134 Agoda reviews

Capsule Inn Osaka1-5 stars

Why this hotel? Men only. Great facilities. Convenient location. Free WiFi.

If you travel by yourself and are on a tight budget, this men-only capsule-style hotel could be a great option and an interesting experience.

The compact sleeping compartments are placed side by side in an air-conditioned room. Dormitories for one, two or three people are also available, with shared bathrooms.

There is free WiFi in common areas. Sauna facilities, laundromat and massage services available.  Breakfast is served for an additional charge.

Located right in Doyama ‘gaybourhood’, and within walking distance from the Umeda subway station. Keep in mind that the capsule can only fit one person, so no room for guests.

features restaurant, sauna, spa, free wi-fi (餐厅, 桑拿, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 16-10-2017

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Shinsaibashi / Dotonburi / Namba

Osaka’s main shopping area, located in Chuo-ku ward. The area comprises Shinsaibashi-suji street which is parallel to the north of Dotonbori.

Dotonbori is a single street that runs along Dotonburi canal, next to the Namba railway station. The area is famous for its wide range of restaurants, shops and neon signs.

Walk to Dotonburi.

2-5-15 Shinsaibashi, Chuo, Osaka | map | distance

8.6 Excellent
based on 2662 Agoda reviews

Cross Hotel Osaka4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to Dotonburi. Excellent location & value for money. Free WiFi.

The Cross Hotel offers very good value rooms in convenient location – just a 5-minute walk from the lively Dotonbori area. The JR Namba train station provides easy connections to the Doyama gay nightlife and other parts of Osaka

Guest rooms are modern and stylishly decorated, each with free WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen TV, fridge and air purifier. The hotel has its own restaurant, café and bar. Massage service available at the onsite spa.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, massage, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 按摩, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 16-10-2017

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Next to Namba station.

1-6-8 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka | map | distance

8.5 Excellent
based on 916 Agoda reviews

Hotel Ichiei3 stars

Why this hotel? Next to Namba station. Japanese style. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

The traditional Japanese-styled Hotel Ichiei offers individually designed rooms. Guest rooms are spacious and feature tatami floors, Japanese futon, Yukata robe, as well as free WiFi, flat screen TV and DVD player.

The hotel is directly connected to Namba subway station (Exit 6). A direct bus to the airport stops right outside hotel. The Dotonbori shopping street is a few minutes’ walk away.

The onsite Hotaru restaurant serves tasty Japanese food, but you can also enjoy your meal in the privacy of your room. Great value for money and a popular choice.

features restaurant, free wi-fi (餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 09-07-2017

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Superb value.

1-10-36 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 1932 Agoda reviews

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New Osaka Hotel Shinsaibashi3 stars

Why this hotel? Superb value. Close to Shinsaibashi station & shopping. Free WiFi.

Gay shoppers will love the New Osaka Hotel Shinsaibashi. This good-value hotel is a short walk from the best shops in the area. The nearby train station (3-minute walk) makes it easy to explore Osaka and its gay scene.

Guest rooms have private bathroom, air conditioning, TV, fridge, free WiFi and wired internet access. The hotel has its own restaurant and bar. Daily breakfast buffet is served at Adustam. In-room massage service available.

features bar, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 09-07-2017

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Popular budget option.

2-9-4 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo, Osaka | map | distance

7.7 Very Good
based on 2098 Agoda reviews

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Eco Cube Shinsaibashi1-5 stars

Why this hotel? Popular budget option. Great value. Easy access to gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

The Eco Cube Shinsaibashi affordable sleeping capsules in good location, just a 5-minute walk from the JR Shinsaibashi and Namba stations and 10 minutes to the gay bars in Doyama.

All air-conditioned compartments have an alarm clock and privacy blind. Bathrooms are shared, and luggages can be stored in lockers at an extra charge. Free WiFi in all areas.

There are vending machines and common area for guests. A popular budget choice.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 16-10-2017

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Osaka • hotels in other areas

These include hotels in other areas, particularly in Chuo-ku (central ward) which is the city’s financial district and home to major shopping and tourist attractions.

Convenient location.

1-1 Fushimimachi, Chuo, Osaka | map | distance

8.7 Excellent
based on 1751 Agoda reviews

Hotel Brighton City Osaka Kitahama4 stars

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Large & modern rooms. Fast internet. Free WiFi.

The Brighton City hotel offers rooms that are slightly bigger than the average Japanese standards.

Each room features an LCD TV, air purifier, fridge, electric kettle, rain shower and fast free WiFi. Non-smoking floors and massage service available. There is an onsite café & restaurant.

The hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Kitahama subway station. The Osaka Castle is a 10-minute drive away, and the gay scene in Doyama can be reached within 15 minutes.

features cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 16-10-2017

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Excellent value.

1-2-1 Tosabori, Umeda, Osaka | map | distance

7.7 Very Good
based on 1381 Agoda reviews

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APA Hotel Osaka Higobashi Ekimae3-5 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Link to train station. Gay-popular choice. Free WiFi.

The APA Osaka offers great-value accommodation in very convenient location, with direct link to the Higobashi Station where you can connect to Umeda and the Doyama gay scene by train within 15 minutes.

Each modern, en suite room features an LCD TV, fridge, air purifier and free WiFi. The APA has an onsite hot spring bath and two restaurants, serving both Japanese and Western food. Vending machines are provided.

Nearby attractions include Osaka Castle and Dotonbori shopping street – both are 10 minutes’ train ride away. Many dining options are nearby.

features restaurant, massage, spa, free wi-fi (餐厅, 按摩, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 13-07-2017

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Budget choice.

3-2-6 Azuchimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka | map | distance

8.5 Excellent
based on 912 Agoda reviews

Arietta Hotel Osaka2 stars

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Modern rooms. Near subway station. Free WiFi.

This European-styled hotel delivers good quality in service and value for money. Guest rooms are decent-sized and feature satellite TV and free WiFi. The bathrooms are a bit larger than the norm and offer nice amenities.

Arietta Hotel is located in Osaka’s business district, close to Honmachi subway station.

Take the Midosuji line to Hommachi station (Exit 1). Turn left, pass the ‘Mini Stop’ convenience store, and you’ll see a 14-storey red brick building on the right, about a block and a half down.

features restaurant, free wi-fi (餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 10-07-2017

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