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

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336 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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


Guest House Kyoto was great. The staff were very very accommodating, helpful, and super nice. I'd definitely come back here again :)

  • 7th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The directions to hostel was unclear and seems like most people have the same problem. As I turn right after the flower shop, I couldn't find the hostel, an old man asked if I'm looking for Guest house, I said yes, and he showed me the way. Obviously it's not the first time people get lost from the direction provided. I suggest having pictures on the direction for the corners so people can find it easily. Although Japan is quite a safe country, it would have been nice to have locks on door.


Hostel is very clean and located right next to Kyoto Station. The staff are friendly but do not speak English too well. The lack of a common space does make it difficult to meet other people staying here.


Kyoto guest house is the best guest house I have ever stayed. It is very clean, tidy and the staff is so friendly. I like the rule of not having a shower at night of the guest house, that makes it is quiet at night for people to sleep. It takes me around 12 minutes to walk to Kyoto station so very convenient.


We loved it!! Everyone was very attentive , polite and the place was very clean.


Its not in an area with many restaurants which stay open late. Beds are creaky and bit cramped. You have to remove shoes at the entrance every time you come in. No common space or lounge to hang out with fellow travellers. Directions to hostel could be a bit more clearer. The owner seemed pretty strict and there were very harsh instructions posted in each room.


Good place to stay in Kyoto. It is about 10 min walk from Kyoto station. A real alternative to a hostel because it was really quiet during the night. Only negativ point was that the corridor light was shining through the space around the room door all night.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was very clean and quiet. However, the personal could barely speak English and they couldn't recommend any places to go out -specially bars and cultural stuff. credit cards not accepted. Located far from the 'center' of kyoto (where things happen). It was walking distance to the train station though


Great place, great staff, perfect location (conveniently close to public transport yet located in a residential area so it's quiet and peaceful) and everything is so neat and tidy! Thank you so much for all the help and tips that you gave us during our stay. We will tell our friends about this great value for money place!


Probably the cleanest hostel I have ever been to. Free coffee and tea anytime you want to was very appreciated.


Be aware of getting lost. The directions provided on the website point out common landmarks - there's many of the gas stations used in the directions. Other than that, the staff manage their guest house pretty well. I felt comfortable and safe staying here.. The location is in the quiet part, so it was nice to experience both sides of the city.


Really nice hosts. Rooms are pretty standard, though they have nice A/C units. Had to wait a while for a shower, and the common room is somewhat small. All in all pretty great, though.


What Went Well: Decent kitchen, decent beds, very clean, nice roof area, washing machine, locks on doors, lockers available, bags left after checkout, very helpful owners (very good English), excellent location Even Better If: It would've been nice if we were allowed to leave the aircon on while out, as it took a long while for the effects of it to be felt! Would recommend.

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel is fantastic. The place is extremely clean and great facilities, quiet and about 10 min walk to Kyoto central station. The owner is so keen that he was literally scrubbing the floors by hand in the afternoon. Also very helpful by providing local map to catch transit. Can't do better than this for value in Kyoto.


Fabulous location, nice staff, and clean building. Would stay again! My only real qualm is that there was no "common room" to hang out in besides just the kitchen area.


This is one of the nicest hostels I have stayed at in a while. It was pleasant, there wasn't much common space except for the kitchen. But that didn't stop me from meeting many different people! It was also very clean!!

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