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Hostel Kyotokko (ex Kyoto Cheapest Inn) Reviews

783 Sabamatsu-cho, Marutamachi-dori Matsuyacyo Nis, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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574 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Comfortable and quiet bunk beds, nice staff (they helped me with the bus system), free breakfast was good for price paid.


Real cheap. Welcoming and hospitable staff. Rental bikes available for cheap. Good bus connections. Good dorms, with curtains to cover your bed for a certain level of privacy. No curfew. Free breakfast (which was alright). Averall good hostel. Would use again.


the owner will charge you nickel and dime literally for everything. not many free amenities. wifi is pokey. However, what really makes this hostel super awesome is you can rent a bike for 500-800yen a day. that made my kyoto experience infinitely more fun, zen, and enjoyable. srsly the bike rental is the greatest thing in the universe, and made some of my most memorable experiences in my 10 days in japan. the beds and stuff are alright, and sometimes there are weird smells. central location


Excellent location, clean but smelly share bathroom, good value for your money for 1 or 2 nights. I had to take a cold shower because either the hot water wasnt working in the morning or they turn it off.


It would be nice if there were darker shades in the bedroom. I kept imagining it was morning because of the strange light.


It was one of those places that could be so much more, simply tidy up a bit, a good clean and throw out some of the junk you have everywhere or improve storage. I found it strange that there was a pile of dirty towels on the floor of the evaluator for 3 days - why? Why were the showers dirty and poorly designed? Why did half the lockers not work? - just put some effort into the place. I appreciate the place is cheap and my overall opinion is positive but could try harder - laziness maybe?

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Bike rental for 500-800 yen for a day was very convienent. Lockers are useful for storing personal. Breakfast in mornings also welcomed. Staff friendly and helpful. Wifi intermittently on and off on dorm levels but strong on first floor/common room.

  • 25th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Reception, showers, kitchen and the common room are all in the same place. 3 showers for all the hostel and only at the ground floor (there are 5 floors) The breakfast is nice.

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


good location to move by bus.

  • 23rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


This is a pretty good hostel in the middle of Kyoto. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are reasonably clean and there is breakfast in the morning. The 20 bed dorm is busy and there is only 1 toilet and sink on the floor. Showers and additional bathrooms are on the ground floor. You can find better places to stay in Kyoto but it is ok if there are not many options.


I stay here because this was the only place available in Kyoto :(. i didn't feel the place was clean enough. and not hostel fault but the room have certain smell. only one bathroom for 20 guest in 2nd floor. I could stay here if there is no other options.


The roof terrace was very nice, great view of Kyoto. Bike rentals were very useful and the location was perfect to get around, right by Nijojo.


Nice place if you are looking for something cheap. From the JR train station is really easy to get here by bus. Breakfast included and good security (free lockers).. Just try to follow their indications about time (check in especially) for not paying extra money. Good and helpful staff.

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