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The hostel was in a really nice quiet area of Kyoto with only a short 10 to 15 minute walk to the main shopping and food areas. There were so many food places to eat nearby too, albeit a bit more pricey than usual but, you have the added benefit of being able to look across the river. The woman who's in charge doesn't speak any English but I found it no problem. If you can understand hand gestures then you'll manage. The showers were amazing and the beds were comfy and big also. Would recommend.
The best hostel I have stayed in! The old lady can't talk English but she is so kind and once you show her respect she will do anything to help you out... Top quality
it was quite good at the beginning, but the last day, the old lady hide the remote to the closet for no reason that I can't use the air condition. (she is slept already) it was too hot to sleep. and next day the owner move my stuff on the bed and luggage by herself very rudely. and they don't speak English. So if you can't speak good Japanese you better find somewhere else
The best place we stayed during our week in Japan. Managed to get over language barrier of owner. She did have an employee who was able to help out. Very clean and excellent facilities. Wifi throughout the home was very convenient.
The location isn't the most ideal in terms of walking to the main tourist spots, but it is really close to a subway station. The main woman in charge doesn't speak any english, so it can be really hard to communicate, but she's really nice.
good Japanese style hostel, as a sweet home. the position is very good, very easy to find. and walk 5mins you can take the bus and the train. the staff is very friendly and helpful. big recommend all of you to choose Kinda hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very close to all the places of interest and a nice river. Might bum into a geisha anytime which is great. The very popular temple is within walking distance away and train station is really close by. However it's not easy to find the location so do be familarise with the map and route in detail before heading out.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
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.