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The location is great in the Gion district, the facilities are good and clean. The staff doesn't speak English and do not realy try to.
This was a one-of-a-kind experience. Location is fabulous in the middle of a Maiko street, the hostel feels like an old geisha home, the hostess included. It sometimes feels like having a strict teacher around, but this might be caused by the language barrier (she doesn't speak English, at all). She was helpful too though. Very special was when in the morning they played the Shamisen in the back room. It's close to the perfect Kyoto experience in that sense. Having no sheets feels a bit unclean.
The location is great, situated in a small geisha street close to the centre but the owner is the most unfriendly japanese woman ever (and japanese people are usually very friendly). She sits in the common area as she sleeps next to it. Sometimes when people wanted to check in she was just sleeping and they had to wait for a very long time, ringing the bell untill she woke up and helped them. So the service is very poor, dont expect her to help you with anything.
Great location, on a very atmospheric street in Gion. The dorm beds all seem quite crammed in, however there is room to store your luggage and the beds themselves are very large, with space to keep things with you and curtains for privacy. The hostel is clean and was quiet when I was there even though it was full. Good kitchen facilities too. One issue is that most of the staff don't really speak English, however they are still very friendly and helpful.
Sometimes the receptionist was an old lady. She was kind and patient though she couldnt speak English. The location is perfect as you could just walk to a lot of sightseeings. It takes only about 10 mins to get there by bus from Kyoto Station. The room maybe small but the bed is really comfortable. Had got a good time in Kyoto with the Guest House Kinta. Will live here again if coming to Kyoto next time.
Nice and clean. Only common area shuts at 10, and directions to the hostel on hostelworld booking confirmation are terrible i got totally lost so look it up in advance.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
I was staying in the bed in mixed dorm next to the window and it got very cold at night. It also seemed strange you were not using sheets for pillow and mattress cover but some kind of padding instead and although it seemed clean I think most people would prefer sheets.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
A bit Japanese style hostel, quite clean and comfortable, only space is not very big, the community around is special, interesting and quiet.