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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.
Best Location in Kyoto for checking out the old town! 1) Location. It was in the old town which was very nice as it was only a few blocks away from some of the temples in Kyoto and you can see many locals wearing traditional japanese clothes on the streets. And it was close to a metro! 2) Facilities. The facilities were just fine with extremely large beds that felt like your own cove. The beds are up a narrow stairwell. Recommend if you like a chill relaxed hostel. No big common area.
The lady's that manage the front desk do not speak English, they know a few words. They also could not find our reservation until late in the evening, luckily they were still able to give us a room when we arrived. It was also extremely hard to find. Overall, we really enjoyed the place and would definitely stay there again. The beds were good and it was fairly clean.
Great local restaurant as a part of hostel. Local food prepared by people which work in hostel. Very very tasty.
I loved my stay at Kinta. The place is Japanese-style, clean, wooden, awesome. The beds were pretty comfy and the guests were very quiet. They have a nice small little restaurant downstairs where you can sit and use wifi. The neighborhood its located in is very pretty architecturally and its 5 min walk from the bus stop.
Great place. Clean, safe, and pleasant. Fun restaurant with plenty of local use.
Absolutely amazing. Walk out the front door and you may see geishas going to their next appointment. There are many temples within walking distance, with public transport to others being close by. The beds here are also great, well built so they don't creek, the largest I've had and with a good curtain to enclose your space. The best part about this hostel though was going to the bar/restaurant downstairs and mixing with locals until the early hours of the morning.
The hostal is well located, but I never see the staff, so If you need any help or tips there was nobody to help you. The place is tiny and needs more attention.
I can recommend the guest house kinta very much. Its in a nice location, and it is a nice building. You can eat there, the beds are big, with a lamp, curtain and a power socket. Nice shower, washing machine, modern mac for internet, you can rent bicycles..You can check in the hole day and not just after 5pm, thats great. The staff is very friendly and helpful, even if they don't understand you every time. Only one point to improve: To give more ideas what to do and see in Kyoto. Cheers Andreas
Guest House Kinta is a gorgeous guesthouse, right at the start of the Gion district (look for the largest paper lamp in the street) It is a peaceful traditional style guesthouse with fantastic facilities, spacious and private beds, and great wifi. The staff are lovely and helpful, especially the sweet grandma! It's extremely close (walking distance) to many sights, cafes and nightlife. The perfect place to base yourself for a few days to see the sights around Kyoto!
The location was amazing. Went to visit Kyoto for the temples and the Gion Matsuri - both were in walking distances from the hotel. The food was delicious and a reasonable price. The only problem I had was with one staff member. I didn't seem to be able to communicate with her, and most responses included a glare. Besides that the main owner and chef were delightful!
I had a lovely time here! All good but general points that stand out were - elegant location in quiet street of traditional Japanese inns and geisha-frequented drinking places, five minutes' walk from the centre of Gion; - general cleanliness and serene atmosphere. The wooden furnishings combined with the smell of lemongrass oil in my bunk made it feel like staying in a spa. AMAZING showers. - the staff were very kind and helpful, although it helps a lot if you can speak some Japanese.