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401-1 Teppo-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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368 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Nice staff, very nice shower and wash basins. Could have included somewhere in the description that we need to bring our own padlock for the lockers. The female dorm was clean, and the other girls were generally considerate, so I had a good stay.


The family running it can be a bit disorganized or confused due to language gaps. SUPER clean hostel and really liked the showers and spacious room with a coffee table to work on. It's close to the train station and wifi is quick. expensive, especially compared to SE Asia, but definitely worth the money.


great location, clean nice rooms, friendly and helpfull stuff..highly recommended


We had a wonderful experience staying at Guest House Kyoto - great location and the manager was so helpful. Our arrival flights were delayed which then really delayed our arrival but he waited for us to arrive and then helped us plan our time in Kyoto The hostel was exceptionally clean and comfortable and we would certainly return on our next visit to Japan

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


24 hour availability of tea/coffee is much appreciated. You could provide bread and jam for breakfast.


Overall, good, clean facilities and secure 24-hour access to hostel. I did find it was significantly farther from the main train station than advertised and if you have heavy luggage, it can be very inconvenient to drag it up and down the steps of the overpass required to even get to the area where the hostel is located. Leave about 15-20 minutes to get there by foot. I also did not like the fact that you were asked not to use the showers between roughly 2300-0500 daily.


The kitchen here is great and the man who works the desk is very friendly and always happy to help. It's a very quiet hostel, not far from the station but not really near anything. I would have preferred to have lockers in the room rather than downstairs, and thicker curtains on the windows in our room as I kept waking up at 6 every morning.


Nothing bad to say. The lady and man at the reception spoke limited English but were incredibly helpful, welcoming, friendly and even offered to take me to the hospital one day when I said I felt ill. Super clean, pretty hostel nice and close to Kyoto station. Only suggestion is that you ask the station's tourist information which exit to take (by Kyoto Tower) and then go left by the Lawson's and coffeeshop on the left side of the bus terminal.


Thank you for this nice stay. It was very clean and the staff was very friendly. They even helped me, reserving a bus ticket because the web page was in Japanese.


Staff are helpful and friendly Stairs are somehow a little bit difficult to walk down


Thank you for accepting our request for leaving our stuffs earlier than check in time.


A very nice guesthouse, free tee and coffee, clean showers and comfortable beds. In walking distance to the train station. perfect.


A very clean and nice hostel.


Very nice, very Japanese... Maybe is my problem because Im foreigner, but i felt the staff was a little obsessed with No entering with shoes into the hostel. Even when I put my feet a little away from the limit between outside-inside, the guy inmediately noticed me, that was very funny, but everything was a Ok.


I did not have a problem finding the place until I got to the gas station. It should say, turn left on the street before ENEOS. Then after the florist on left, "continue" to the next block and turn right. Also the description says you must cross the pedestrian. It is actually called "overpass". Those are suggestions. I just wish Kang spoke more English. But that is true to about every Japanese home. Otherwise everything was good.


Great place for the amount of money. Helpful hosts, very clean, safe and convenient. Would stay there again January 2015

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