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A-yado Gion Reviews

3F Sakura bldg., 244-2, Nakano-cho, 2 chome, Shinm, Kyoto, Japan

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87%

Rating
1201 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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83%

Had a good stay. Beds are comfortable, good location, free breakfast, friendly and helpful staff, everything clean, and great value for money. The common area lacks a bit in atmosphere.

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Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you seeme to enjoy your stay here. We think the common area 's atmosphere depends on the day. But we had a good time with you. Thank you! We hope we will see you again!

83%

booked 2nights and extended another 5nights, very nice hostel, clean and comfortable bed, and very friendly and helpful staffs! really enjoyed my stay in this hostel, wanted to go back and stay there again new year time but its fully booked! ;)

  • 5th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for staying with us. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Also we had a good time with you! We hope we will see you someday!

94%

Very convenient and staff are very nice:) We have a comfortable and happy time there!XD

  • 27th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment. We are happy that you seemed to enjoy your stay here. We also had a good time with you. Thank you! We hope we will see you again!

91%

Very welcoming staff. Often dorm doors left unlocked but this relates more to who else was in the room and nothing really the hostel could do about it! Reasonably secure building anyway so not really an issue, only thing I could think of to raise. Had a great time!

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment. Well, sometimes dorm doors left unlocked, but our reception is in front of the room. so we always can check it. Anyway, we had a good time with you! Thank you! We hope we will see you again!

100%

I can't thank the hostel staff enough. They were very helpful. Apart from getting settled quickly and comfortably, they provided very helpful guidance on planning my trip for days in Kyoto. Very well maintained and great value for money

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment. We are really happy to hear about that. We had a good time ith you. Thank you! We hope we will see you again!

97%

They have really nice kitchen which we love so much. The staff are nice and very helpful.

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Thank you for your comment. We are glad to hear about that. We also had a good time with you! We hope we will see you again!

94%

Staff is adorable, great location especially if it is your first stay in Kyoto. It`s great to stay for up to a week. For a longer stays it depends very much on a time of the year and the people in the room. Female dorm can accommodate 10 so when full your sleep hours may dramatically decrease + there are always people arriving late, leaving very early, keeping light on the whole night. + huge suitcases blocking your way all the time as there is no space to put them and queuing for shower...

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Thank you for your comment. We were very happy to see you again! We had a really good time with you this time as well. You are really nice guests. We hope we will see you next year!

69%

The hostel is located on the 3rd and 5th floor of a 5 stories building. Didn't see it coming. It is also quite far from the main street and it was quite hard to find. In terms of cleanliness, it's OK, but it could use some improvements. The staff are helpful, but maybe not to the Japanese standard that I usually find in other cities. But maybe because the hotel is quite well known, it has attracted people not used to dormitory life. Come on people - turning on hair dryer at 11 PM is a big NO!

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Thank you for your comment. Also thank you for giving us your opinion. We send the email how to come to our hostel 1week before arrival. so guests normally arrive easily. Also we are very small hostel and have only dormitory. so there is something troble, we will sort it out! If you have a chance to stay here, please tell us directly.

83%

Very nice hostel. Dorms are cozy, good privacy in the bunk beds. Showers are good and the common area is nice. Best of all was the staff, super helpful!

  • 9th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iceland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment. We are happy that you seemed to enjoy your stay here. We had a good time with you! We hope we will see you again!

94%

Excellent hostel overall, location can't be better!

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Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay here. We hope we will see you again!

100%

walking distance to a good few temples and a good area to go out in. common room is all ways a good spot to meet fellow travelers . beds have curtains around them which is handy

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Thank you for your comment. We are happy to hear about your comment. Well, our location is one of the best in Kyoto. It is easy to go anywhere. Also we are glad that you seemed to enjoy here. We hope we will see you again!

74%

This was a good hostel in a great location of Kyoto. My only comments are that there's only very small lockers... so the staff had to hold onto my laptop when I went out (which I highly appreciate but would of liked the option of putting it into a locker). Also the towels they hire out are super low quality and mostly just move water around your body as opposed to absorb it...the towels really did nothing at all and they should invest in some better ones please!

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Thank you for your comment and your advice. We have small hostel, we don't have a space to keep big stuff. Also about the towel, we will think about that. We hope you enjoyed in Kyoto!

97%

It was maybe the best hostal for Kyoto, and one of the best ones i've ever been. It was clean, with a nice atmosphere and great personal. They help you with everything you need. It is situated in Gion, which means a great area of Kyoto, near also to Pontocho, if you want to go out. Furthermore, the price was really good, and they have a common area with computers and entertainment. I have a nice experience there.

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment. We are happy to hear about that. Also we also had a good time with you guys. Thank you! We hope we will see you guys again!

77%

Rooms were overcrowded. common room was also full and people sat in the stairwell or had to hang out in dorm which was stuffy. A pity as otherwise a good hostel.

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Thank you for your comment. Well, we have only room and common room. Somethimes if it is full, you might feel overcrowed. But on the other hand, it is easily to make friends. We hope you enjoyed in Japan!

74%

Location is OK for such a big city, the format of the hostel (few apartments inside a building, familiar to those who travelled in provincial Chinese cities) is a little odd but works; common room is small, but staff do everything they can to be helpful

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Thank you for your comment. We are samll hostel and have only small common room. But we think small common room is that you can make freinds easily. We hope you enjoyed in Kyoto!

89%

Bunk beds are great with curtain for added privacy. Good location to everything you need. Would recommend this hostel to anyone

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay here. We hope we will se you again!

89%

Excellent place to stay if you want.to experience the real older part of Japan. You can see Geisha and its an excellent place to walk around amidst the fact that.there.are lots of drinking areas.

  • 20th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. Well, our location is one of the best location in Kyoto. You can see Geisya nearby and easy to go to major places. We hope you enjoyed your stay here.

83%

Amazing staff! So helpful! The hostel itself is tiny. It has 2 rooms, a 10-bed female dorm and 10-bed male dorm. One floor up is the kitchen/living area. Modest, but has everything you need. The room felt cramped. The sink is inside the room which was a bit awkward, especially if you need to wash up late when most people have gone to sleep. I had a REALLY hard time finding the hostel b/c they don't give directions on what to do after you get off the bus stop. PLEASE add these for future guests!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment and thank you for giving us an advice for future guests.We normally send a recomfirm mail 1 week before and give them a direction. But you booked on the day and we couldn't send it. Sorry for that. We hope you enjoyed in Kyoto.

91%

I met some fantastic people in this hostel. The receptionist was extremely helpful and gave me loads of good advice on where to go in Kyoto. The location is more than perfect - right in the heart of Gion. Only problem I had was finding it... it's on the third floor.

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Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay here and met nice people. Also we are happy that our staff made your stay more comfortable. We hope we will see you again!

63%

dormrooms to many beds inside,no space.i stayed here 3 years ago when it was not busy. then the guy inthe lower bed was f... a Girl!!!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. We changed the beds 10 month ago. Beds were more comfortable than before. also bit biger than before,so some one feel there is no space.

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