Curious about capsule hotels but find the idea of one too claustrophobic? Try a cabin instead! The super-central First Cabin Midosuji Namba has compact, comfortable, and reasonably priced cabins - perfect for solo travellers who need a little more space than a box.
Solo travellers often get a raw deal. Hotel rooms for one can be expensive, and when they’re not, they’re often dismally tiny. With their compact cabins designed for single occupants, though, First Cabin Midosuji Namba is a welcome alternative to such woes.
First Cabin is a chain offering compact capsule-style rooms. They’re about cabin-sized, meaning you can actually walk in and be greeted by a bed, rather than clamber into a drawer! The cabin consists of a bed, a tiny table, and a drawer under the bed. There’s even a TV! There isn’t enough space for a large suitcase to stay open while you’re inside as well, but it’s perfectly adequate if you travel light with a backpack or cabin-sized luggage.
The rooms also come with charging pods, a phone with mobile data and free domestic calls that you can use during your stay, and a set of earphones - presumably for watching TV without disturbing anyone else. The WiFi is fast and reliable.
Bathroom facilities here are shared, with gender-segregated public Japanese-style baths. You won’t need to bring toiletries - there’s shampoo, soap, and conditioner - and afterwards, a hairdryer plus toner and moisturiser in the ladies room! The bathwater is adequately hot; soaking here at the end of a long day’s walk is a luxury you’ll get used to all too quickly on your holidays!
You have the option of breakfast here, but the buffet is limited and frankly not worth the money. Skip breakfast here and head out into nearby Namba or Kita-Horie for better morning options.
If you’re a very light sleeper, you might want to avoid First Cabin accommodations. While you have your own private space, it’s not completely walled off at the top. Other guests in our experience usually take care to keep their voices down, but snoring is pretty impossible for anyone to control.
Still, if you’re a solo traveller looking for a relatively comfortable space in a super central location, First Cabin Midosuji Namba is hard to beat. If you’re travelling with someone else, though, you’re probably better off sharing a hotel room!
First Cabin Midosuji Namba
4F Nanba Midosuji Bldg., 4-2-1 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, 542-0076
〒542-0076 大阪市中央区難波4-2-1 難波御堂筋ビル4F
wifi and LAN cable access
Subway and Train: Directly connected to exit 13 of Namba Station.
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First Cabin Midosuji Namba is located in Osaka's Minami district. See our complete list of things to do in Osaka's Minami district, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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