You do indeed get what you pay for - and it's difficult to beat the price in this case. Located just 20 minutes by subway (red line) from Shin-Osaka (270 yen) and about 5 minutes by the same subway from downtown Osaka (200 yen) - and you probably would want to get away from the hotel area and take a walk downtown. The area is run down, dirty (definitely by Japanese standards) and inhabited by quite a few hobos and drunks.
The hotel itself is clean and staff is helpful. Rooms are decently sized but I would strongly recommend getting a western style room with it's own bathroom (if available and you can afford it). If at all possible, try to ensure your room is far away from the shared bathrooms - the walls are thin and the bathroom traffic may keep you awake for a while. The fact that the hotel is situated right along a railroad track doesn't help one's sleep patterns.
Wired internet connections in the room is very good; TV viewing costs money (like in most Japanese hotels), but I didn't try to figure that out.
And, yes, it's very difficult to beat the price...
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