I stayed at Osaka Int'l YH over New Year's 2016. (I was visiting friends and contemporary architecture). I was welcomed by a wonderful staff. I will forever remember the time, staff, and other travelers I met: charming older Japanese people were staying at this hostel for their New Year's vacation, school sports teams, on New Year's Eve the staff led us in a midnight countdown and brought us to the neighborhood temple, many people spoke to me in English. Please visit Osaka Int'l YH :) Thank you!
kent chi keen
Lots activity space, next to park, hot pool.
Road map of neighbourhood area for guests. Bike hiring service.
There was too much drinking and even fighting going on, and staff did not handle those situations well. The staff was very polite about it, but not equipped to deal with drunk guests. I've stayed in many hostels, but this one was by far the worst. Also, no proper cooking facilities. Yes, there was a big kitchen, but not much offered in terms of preparing food ourselves: barely any utensils, no stove.
Very clean and cheap ,but facility could improve is better.