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

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324 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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This is actually the best hostel in Japan I stayed do far - definetely too good value for the money we payed :) It was clean, with friendly atmosphere and enough space in rooms. We also appreciated tasty toasts every morning and good air conditioning. When I come back to kyoto, will stay only here.

  • 13th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staffs are very nice and kind. I felt really comfortable like I was at home. It's warm and peaceful. Bedroom was good for me as well. I could sleep soundly. The location is located in residential area, where is among the traditional style buildings, and isn't noisy. Also, it isn't too much far from subway and it's near bus stop, it's nice for taking mass transportation if you'd like. But just only shower room that has only one room for usage. Sometimes you have to wait to use it.


Yahata family is great! they wait for us even when we couldn't arrive until late in the night. We were there for only one night but they took the time to explain everything about the house and the city and transport and places to visit. Totally recommendable. Room was big, clean bathroom, a bit hard to find, far from the station if you carry a lot of stuff (by walking) but worthy.


Yahata provided a home away from home. The staff was so helpful, friendly and warm and the hostel provided us with many opportunities to make new friends. The security, location, staff and atmosphere were excellent. The rooms were clean, large and comfortable. Downsides were that the floor of the male toilet was not cleaned well and that the shower could only be used until eleven due to the noise it would otherwise create for other guests. Conclusion: very recommended, would come again.


Nice and clean. Good location. Nice big tatami rooms. Locks on the room doors weren't very inspiring.


Great owner/operator, very willing to be helpful and give advice. Bathrooms and kitchen were dirty -- please clean these more frequently. Loved the instructions and handouts. Besides cleanliness, great place to stay.


I had a wonderful stay at Yahata. Mr. and Mrs. Nagamura were extremely warm and helpful. Check-in was prompt and the facility is ready when I got there. I asked for recommendation to a Kaiseki dinner in the area and Mr.Nagamura even took the extra steps to help me to make reservation and ordered the food since the restaurant owners do not speak English. I am very happy with my stay at Yahata and I thank the owners for their hospitality.


Had a great stay at Yahata. Stayed as a couple in the Japanese style twin private room. Location close to both the station and to the metro to connect to the rest of the city. Cheap bike rental (500 for a day). Small (1 bathroom for hostel, small dorms and only a few floors) but for me this is a plus because it feels more home-like and less transient. Very attentive staff-- friendly and informative. Check in @ 3, option to leave luggage on the porch secured with a locked cable and key prior.


Yahata is a small, compact hostal. The location is great for going around and it is very close to the Kyoto station. The staff speaks excellent English and is very friendly. I liked my stay here and would happily come again.


Good hostel, located between Kyoto main station and Kyoto city center. Staff was very welcoming and helpful to visit the city, bike rental is super cheap for 500 yens per day. However, facilities are limited compared to other hostels we stayed and room price was higher for no specific reason (1 shower for the whole hostel, kitchen is very small, etc.)


security was fine but safety was rather compromised due to the fact that there was only one exit which is very far and hard to get to from the top floor. if there was a fire it would be certain death. The beds where uncomfortable and the shower took a while to use. owners where very nice and helpful though.


close to the kyoto station, very helpful staffs. however the road to the bed is like an adventure thro some really steady stairs and 3rd floor beds r basically built just below the roof, the bed was pretty comfortable tho. anyway, worthwhile to stay for one night, but wouldn't consider to stay there for a long period of time i guess..


The place is rather small, especially the common area and kitchen. The dorm in the attic has a very low ceiling, so it's only good for sleeping. Also, u can hear nearly everything in the guest house, so it's tough to get a good night's sleep with people moving around or talking. On a positive note, the owners are nice.


The staff were all very friendly, and happy to give lots of advice. There was no one there to meet us until 4pm, so we had to leave our bags in an unsecured area with only a bike lock to prevent theft. We really enjoy walking around and it was only 20 minutes from a few good areas, but if you are the type of person who balks at a 5 minute walk, you are in for some expensive taxi rides. The downstairs room was big. Do be warned, the stairs are a killer if you have big bags.


The owners and the staff are great, very helpful and kind. They helped me and my friend a lot not just to get around Kyoto but in Japan too. They know many interesting places people should go to and are willing to share their knowledge about Japan with anyone. A big advantage is that You feel like at home there. Cozy atmosphere. Liked it a LOT!!!

  • 8th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hello, Thank you for giving high rating to us. We also could enjoy days together. I appreciate that you accept our poor English. Yahata is your home, we will welcome your return anytime. See you again. Than you.


The hostel was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The location is good, as it is near a few sights and very close to numerous train stations

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Dean! Thank you for giving high rating to us. We put your pics on FB. See you again. Thank you.


This was a nice hostel. The owner was really nice and I highly recommend it. There were many showers and free internet. The showers were really nice. The location was really good in the middle of kyoto city close to the subway stop. There was a grocery store nearby to get all kinds of fruits and such to make for breakfast.


Very comfortable place to stay, I would recommend it to anyone visiting Kyoto. The staff was very kind and helpful. If I visit Kyoto again, I would like to stay in this guesthouse again.


The owner was very nice and was able to keep the doors open after 9 pm as my train was delayed and arrived late to Kyoto.


This guesthouse is barely large enough for a small family, let alone a guesthouse. Everything about this place is tiny, tiny, tiny

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