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Ikoi-no-Ie Kyoto Reviews

885 Ushitora-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto, Japan

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83%

Rating
620 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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51%

The reception staff was very nice, but we never saw them again. Reception in one building, Common Room in another (if you call a table in the kitchen a common room), and private room in another building. I guess that having a tatami mat and sleeping on the floor in a concrete building, and Japanese outfit over jeans is exotic enough for most travelers. On the bright side, a lot of information in a booklet.


100%

inthe only concern for me is when you give desciption to locate the place is be accurate so that it can be easy to trace the place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your well rating. Regarding your only concern, guests tend to feel it is not easy to get here. However, it is quite easy if you follow the right way. This is not meaning that you did not do so, but we wish that all of our guests contact us for the direction without any hesitation. So if you ever come here for your stay, please feel free to ask us for the direction or even other concerns.

71%

the breakfast is good. the location is not close to the Kyoto station.

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. Our breakfast is well-rated for our guests. We are happy we could hear the compliment about it from you, too. Regarding the location, guests tend to feel it is not close to Kyoto station. So to make it easier, we put detail on our website how to get to our hostel. We can also send map to them by e-mail if guest wants, so we wish our guests contact us for the direction without any hesitation. Please feel free to ask us for the direction or even other concerns.

60%

Quite hard to find!!


77%

The place was really nice and well located. The room was pretty small and unfurnished, but still had what we needed. Decently located half way between the train station and an area full of restaurants and bar in central Kyoto

Owner Comment (Hide)
We appreciate your comment. We are glad that it seems you were satisfied with your stay overall. Easy access to Kyoto station and downtown is our one of feature, so you exactly took this advantage for your stay. Thank you for your stay this time. We all look forward to seeing you here again at your future opportunities.

91%

Nice place with very friendly and nice crew...location is easy to find, maybe to give address for coming people straight to reception to make it more clear.

  • 9th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Friendly, courteous, professional and efficient staff will welcome you to a comfortable, affordable, clean and cosy hostel conveniently located within Kyoto and a short walk from the main train station.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Decent stay! Distance from reception (in a separate building) was slightly less than ideal.


97%

A wonderful experience, a welcoming staff and a terrific location - I can't recommend it enough!

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Fantastic hostel accommodation in a fantastic location. Everything is at your finger tips here and anything that is not, the very friendly staff will be able to help you with. The rooms are spacious with a good size kitchen area. The walls are quite thin and so the sound travels but most guests respect this fact and keep the noise down. There is a bounty of information in the common area which although a good size is not overly social. A great stay in the heart of Kyoto and highly recommended.


54%

So second time in three years time we stayed here, I must say it is a total downgrade. We already knew staff can be quite invisible depending on the location of the facility you are staying in (there are multiple), we ended up (once again) in a facility with no staff. And if staff is there, they do ignore you. You have to seek them actively. We ended up with (lets call them) Benidorm basterds type of other guests in our building. So no, we'll pass this hostel the next time we visit Kyoto.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment and second stay. We apologize for being not helpful. We all try to be, but sometimes we cannot perfectly. However, this does not mean that we intend to ignore guests, so we would like them to just call them by using the equipped phone in our facility (in guest room or common area) for any help whenever it is We never ignore them when we are asked for help even we are busy with something. We seriously take your honest comment for our future growth.

60%

Confusing system with 4 buildings, because this place is connected to another hostel. We had to change rooms after 3 nights, don't know why. The rooms all vary in quality, so you are not sure what you are going to get. First room had a window facing the hallway. If someone wanted to break in, there would be no hassle because you couldn't lock that window. Second room had a broken lock but was fixed when we notified them. It is a bit run down. I would not recommend this place to backpackers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Concerning the room change, this is not our arrangement, but we got your reservation with this. If you book room with shared bathroom for first 3 nights and room with bathroom for rest of nights, we are afraid it’s not possible to stay in same room for whole nights. Regarding the lock, there is a stairwell in front of the window, so we assumed that it is nearly impossible to break in the room.However, we set a lock to the window now due to your advice. Thank you for your advice indeed.

71%

Nice that thick blankets were available as we didnt want to turn on the heat all day (


97%

Best Hostel until now, very good staff, very nice girls. First time in Japan and first time sleep in a Japanese room . Excellent.


80%

I would recommend this hostel as it is very clean, close to Kyoto station and the staff were very helpful. However it is a place for couples, there was no atmosphere and no common area.

  • 18th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

everything is ok but loo far from kyoto station and no lift

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)




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