If you like to travel on the cheap, then you might like to check into what is possibly the cheapest hotel in Japan, which charges a mere $7.60 a night.
The hotel is located near the center of Osaka City, in an area called Kamagasaki. Upon entering the area, one will notice a plethora of plain looking hotels all offering accommodation at low rates ranging from $24 - $31 per night. These 'hotels' were once used to accommodate day labourers, but have now shifted to putting up budget conscious foreign travellers.
The Kimiya, is the 'hotel' where it is said one can spend the night for a mere 500yen ($6).
The Kimiya offers different rates for different rooms, with the cheapest at 500yen-- their standard room with no television. The most expensive room in The Kimiya will set you back by 800yen ($12.60), it is more spacious compared to the rest of the rooms and comes with a television set. However, the building on the whole looks rather dilapidated and the sheets provided looks like they haven't been cleaned in a while. Good thing is, you can get good reception there.
In conclusion, The Kimiya is reviewed as a hotel with a central location but not for the faint of heart. By staying there, one is making a clear choice of cost over comfort.
This article was found online by the STOMP team.
Picture 1-16 in the gallery are pictures of The Kimiya, the rest of the gallery contains pictures of backpacker's hotels in Singapore.