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Guest House Yahata Reviews

544 Yahata-cho, Gojo-agaru, Nishinotoin, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan

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305 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Good solid place to stay. Nice staff, clean. Location ok but you have to walk a little ways to get there from metro. Nice quite neighborhood. Very good fresh roasted coffee. Free! They own a coffee shop nearby with discount for those staying with them. I recommend the place. Quite, good night sleep. Meets all the basic requirements.


Staff were very friendly and helpful. Only one time we wanted to hire the bicycles and staff weren't there, but we phoned them and they showed up within five minutes! So excellent service. Very small and friendly feel to this place.


Very friendly staff and owners. It is strictly prohibited to cook, because of the smell. They accept credit cards, but the machine doesnt accept foreign cards. The bed covers are too short for tall people. If you want wifi, you first need to register at some free provider. The internet does funny things. Tiny common room closes at 11PM, nowhere to sit. The dustbin, only emptied when full, is dirtier out- than inside. Every kitchen closet says Staff Only. Where there is water, there is hair.


Price was high, staff was not very helpful, washing machine was pricy and did not dry at all! Stayed here for a Saturday for lack of other options. Would not stay here ever again.


Really neat place to stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Liked the homeliness of the place and never felt uncomfortable. Good filter coffee available.


It was basically like sleeping in the attic of somebody's house with the bathroom 2 floors beneath you. They give out cool tourist stuff and it's not a bad location, but there are better places nearby for similar prices. We stayed in Capsule Ryokan the 2nd night and it was way better.


Amazing staff, absolutely divine and extremely helpful, loved our stay at Guest House Yahata! Excellent location, one train stop away from kyoto station (2 minutes on the train via Gojo stn). There are a number 24hr convenience stores less than a 5 minute walk away. Post office close by. The bunks in the dorm aren't the most comfortable but it's definitely tolerable. Washing machine and dryer available operated with coins. Free wifi. Free toast for breakfast.

  • 6th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice staff, location is ok as you need to walk or get bus to centre or attractions. You cannot even talk after 10pm as the place is made of very thin walls. Nice experience but would probably not stay again.

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