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actually we had a great stay there. the bed were big and the area is cute. the elderly lady that runs the place was a tad grumpy during our stay, but maybe we were associated with the other tourists there that made a hell of a noise getting up in the morning! =) overall though a nice stay!
Kinta was probably the most comfortable hostel I've stayed in in Kyoto. I've stayed in about 6 different hostels in Kyoto. The beds were really comfortable, the showers were nice, the steps to the dorm rooms were wide and easy to walk up (I had a big pack with me). I highly recommend.
The location was amazing, we even saw a geisha whilst walking back late one night. The place is beautiful as well, the staff speak very little English but were polite enough.
Excellent place to stay. Quiet and closely located to the subway. Also there is a really close running path, plus geishas walking the street :-) Perfect spot to relax after a long day or sightseeing!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
This hostel really needs common areas, more than the couch sized chatting space, and soap for handwashing in the bathrooms. They also took down some locks, did not tell us how to get back in after dark, and told us not to lock the door that separated the female dorm from the mixed dorm. It is very clean, and pretty, but the atmosphere is very odd, and solemn. It is only good for sleeping, not for meeting new people or relaxing.
As previous reviewers have mentioned, it's kind of odd that the communal area is so tiny! You really don't get the opportunity to meet people at this hostel. It is also quite hard to find initially. Other than that the facilities were good and clean, it's close to Ginza (walking distance) and the staff, despite not being able to speak english were nice enough. If you're needing a place to sleep and shower, this is for you - otherwise, maybe keep looking!