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Guest House Kinta Reviews

462,Matubarananseigomon-machi, Shinnmiyagawamachi-dori,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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67 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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This place is generally staffed by an older Japanese lady who can't speak English although she was very nice and helpful and helped me with WiFi and holding my bag after check out. The front door is unlocked during the day time but there is someone around that would notice if a non-resident came in. There was never anyone in the communal area, although there is a nice one. Location is close to Gion but a slightly longer walk across the river to Ponto Cho etc. Not bad.


The PIN code to access the girls' dorm was a nice touch. The beds are huge and very comfortable, and though the WiFi was a bit dodgy, there was a Mac downstairs for all to use. However, don't stay here if you're allergic to dogs - there was an adorable one running around!


Directions were extremely poor. I spent an hour and a half wondering around on foot after taking the bus. The print out had poorly worded directions and no address in Japanese. No way to take a taxi. Staff didn't seem to care that I was so lost or so late. Accommodations were nice and quiet and the shower pressure was fantastic. Please please have some one re write your directions on this site.


The facilities were really clean and new. Also the bed was comfortable and ecause of the curtains you had some privacy in your bed. If the hostel is fully booked, I don't know if one toilet is enough. What you get for your money is relatively good, but I'd like to have a place to lock my belongings, not only a really small safe, where you can fit maybe some money and your phone. Also the community room is small and stuffed. There is only a microwave and a waterboiler as kitchen items.

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel is located on a ten minute walk from downtown Kyoto. The beds are very comfortable and can be sealed with a curtain so provide a good degree of privacy. Although there are only two showers to be shared with all guests, the facilities are excellent and very clean. Definitely recommend this place for anyone looking to visit Kyoto.


The facilities are bare minimum but the interior design is really nice.


Hostel is in a nice area. Very clean and modern. Beds are very comfy and plenty of sinks and mirrors. I just didn't like that mixed dorm was separated from women dorm just with a paper thin wall that does not reach the ceiling. So it felt like there are 14 of us sleeping in one room. One of the staff brought new people at midnight and was very loud, left the light on as well. The staff never interacted with us and there is common area with 2 chairs - tiny! Internet works well only there.

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