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IchiEnSou Reviews

4-2 Komatsu-Chou SijoSagaru 4 Choume YamatoOojiDou, Kyoto, Japan

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96%

Rating
742 Total Reviews
  • 98%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

The best hostel I have stayed in thus far. Very clean and in a perfect location in downtown Kyoto.

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Location is awesome, it's in the hub of the city. the staff is knowledge and give me insightful tips to get around with maps and personal recommendations. I love the ambience of the setting. Everything in the hostel is so traditionally Japanese and aesthetically pleasing. Good value for money. Don't miss it if there's still room.This is my hostel living experience so far.

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great family, very chilled and in a good location.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Family very friendly and welcoming

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

A very peaceful place in Kyoto, with a beautiful and nice family! Very good location! I recommend highly this youth hostel !


100%

A home from home with a great welcome, such a friendly place to stay. Perfect location to which explore the city.


100%

Awesome location, nice staff! Only downturn was that shower time is limited after check out (and costs extra 300 yen). Besides that one of the best places I've stayed!


100%

An all around amzing hostel; clean, quiet, directly in town and with friendly staff that took us out for activities twice in less than a week.


97%

This hostel is the best one we've stayed in so far. The building is beautiful and the style is traditional with wooden interiors. And the staff is amazing - they even invited us out one night! Definitely recommendable.


91%

IchiEnSou is a great hostel in a very central part of Kyoto. Yashi (the owner/manager) is a very friendly and helpful guy. The dorm rooms are spacious and clean, and there is a very nice common area, as well as solid Wi-Fi access. One suggestion for improvement would be to improve the access to bathrooms/showers for men. The upstairs shower isn't always available, and to use the restroom you need to take a long walk downstairs.


89%

Yashi (owner) is the bomb. The place is quaint (in a good way) and has a great common space. Comfortable beds, too. Best part is probably the fact it's in Gion, right in the middle of the Higashiyama area so there are a lot of major attractions (as well as public transit connections) nearby.


100%

Lovely hostel! Staff were great and really friendly. The rooms are really spacious and the general atmosphere is very relaxed. Great place to stay whilst temple hopping in Kyoto!

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great place, quiet and relaxing, in a fantastic location. It is more a home stay than anything. Yashi the owner is super lovely


97%

I did not want to leave Kyoto and IchiEnSou! This is a charming guest house down a quiet street, but still very convenient to the nearest train station (Gion Shijo), as well as a busy shopping street, and the historical district and temples. A small open kitchen area, public computer, common room, clean shower and bedrooms, traditional design, and helpful, friendly staff all contributed to a great stay in this lovely place.


100%

I was there for 2 nights and if you are looking for something calm and quite this is a good place, the staff on saturday even organized an "hanging out" together but I was tired to join them. Anyway I reccomend it cause is even clean, good location and once again good staff...


94%

The staff was exceptionally nice and helpful! The atmosphere was very comfortable and I felt like I was staying with family friends rather than at a hostel, because I was so comfortable and the environment was very homey. Everything was great with IchiEnSou!


100%

An amazing Hostel with a great homely feel to it! Especially because of the hosts! And in addition the location is also amazing!


89%

clean quiet and well located. only one bathroom for guys and it's in the kitchen. almost no curtains in the windows of the dorm so you wake up at 6.


100%

This is a small family run hostel with a very warm, homely feel. The husband speaks fluent English and was very helpful with directions, recommendations etc. It is small so it's not a party hostel, but it was social.


100%

Great hostel, well located, also the owner yashi , is really nice!


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