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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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615 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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They claim this is the cheapest hostel in Kyoto which is far off. The roof garden is great. Nice view to the city day and night. Nice to have a beer at night in the roof garden.

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel is not so near the metro, so you have to walk about 20 minutes to take a train to go to the centre. They have an internal bike rental, so you can take the bike from the hostel without going to a rental shop.


A little bit far from the city center, I have to take a cab one time when I missed the last bus. The owners, lovely japanese couple and their daughter are very helpful. They will give you inside tips about kyoto that you cant find in any guide such as the flea market in one of the temples. That was a really priceless experience.


A really cool cheap place, good facilities and the location is superb - right next door to Kijo castle and a short walk from the Imperial Palace gardens. The rooftop garden is awesome, a great place to sit and chill in the ear;y evening!


very good option for a budget stay, helpful staff and decent bus links to reach it. the dorm is large, 20 people, but never felt too busy. facilities could be better, the internet and wifi seem slow, and at busy times you need to wait for one of the three showers. but there is a large tv, a decent basic breakfast and plenty of information about kyoto available.


Staff is very nice helping you with various issues. Location is ok, some distance to the train or bus station but manageable. Hostel feels rather small and cramped. There is only little ventilation in the room. Rooftop garden is cool with a great view.


I loved this place, the man that runs it was an excellent host. The beds are big and the rooms are set out nicely, there are so many things offered here as well, you can buy used kimonos, vegetarian curries and breakfast and tea/coffee is free! It was so easy to get around, there are four stations within 5 min walking distance, and the Nijo castle is pretty much visible from the hostel, I would definitely stay here again.


It's ok if you looking for something cheap.... Pretty good breakfast but very crowded and bad smelling rooms

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel was in a fairly good location, staff were helpful and security good. Cool roof terrace. Airconditioning in the dorm room was not turned on for the 1st two nights we stayed there, so temperatures while trying to sleep were up near 29 degrees celsius. They didnt turn on the aircon during the day so pretty roasting when trying to have a rest day at the hostel. The aircon in the reception area seemed to be on all the time. Toliet and shower rooms could do with a good disinfect & clean


Worst hostel I have been staying in Japan. It Far from the city, rooms are cold and without Internet. Toilet and showers are dirty and cold as well, I don't recommend this place unless you want to suffer for same price of a cool hostel.


Not standart hostel


Not a great location, only bathrooms, sinks or showers were on the bottom floor, no atmosphere, but the beds were comfortable enough.


My least favorite out of three hostels in Kyoto. Rooms are crowded, and the layout is disorganized. Sinks are right alongside the beds, so the sounds of people getting ready aren't even dampened by a door. There's not much atmosphere, both in the hostel and in the surrounding area. The only positive is that a JR station is within walking distance for those with a rail pass. I would consider this a last resort if everything else is booked.


Bit of an odd hostel but nice. Had to pay key deposit but got everything back. Free breakfast was okay. Location has few tourist spots near by, but not near any night life.


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.

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