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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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593 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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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.


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)

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