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

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118 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The location is very good, hostel is clean and cheap. However staff (old lady) is not very friendly, it looks like she do not want to be involved in any converstaion, pls she do not speak English. But possitive side is that she do not bather anyone, so even in shared dorm you have your privacy. Beds are wide and confi, have curtons to make your own private space.


A very helpful host who was very accommodating in letting us keep our bags in the downstairs before we stayed. Great area near Gion and a short bus ride from Sanjo. Recommend!


Great place to stay

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Beautiful house, but the only woman who worked there was pretty mean to me. I've stayed at a lot of places in Japan and even if we can't speak a common language at least people smile and try to understand. I felt like I was doing something wrong just by being there. Only stayed because everywhere was booked. Good location though, pretty secure, and I slept really well in the dorms. Good privacy and very dark at night.


Great setup, location near Gion and beds were massive. Common room is nice, although the owner camps out there, so it's not very "chill-friendly." Place is ideal if you want quiet place to stay in great location. If you want atmosphere, you won't get it here, but other then that, no complaints.


This hostel is located in the pretiest area of Kyoto! The small streets, almost no cars, an occasional geisha passing through, the lanterns lit at night.. It is wonderful! There are convenience stores and restaurants a 5 min walk away and the Gion area for bars and restaurants is also walkable from here, 15 min. The riverside is also beautiful to walk at sunset. The staff doesnt speak english but we understood each other. There is a kitchen +washing machine you can use.


Person at the front desk didn't speak any English, which I thought was odd especially when you're going to be dealing with a bunch of tourists. The location was good though. The front desk wasn't as helpful with info compared to other hostels in the area ( I've stayed at 3 different hostels in the area)


Very clean and nice place to stay. Only comments is that internet does not have a signal everywhere in the chambers. Otherwise a very good place to stay

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Host is a Japanese woman who doesn't speak any english, but she is very kind. Great location, in the old geisha neighborhood, we actually did see some geisha's walking through the street at night. Good beds!


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.

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