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Ikoi-no-Ie Kyoto Reviews

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

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83%

Rating
606 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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)


100%

I have stayed in many hostels before but by far, Ikoi-no-le-Kyoto was the best I have ever stayed in.The room highly met my expectations and I want to recommend this fine establishment to my friends.

  • 26th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Everything was fine. A warm informative welcome. We didn't need much help but we knew we could ask if we needed to. Room was spotless, as were all the guest areas. A very enjoyable stay,thank you


94%

Friendly Staff. Sells Kyoto one day passes. Location is a bit further from the main station but near main shopping street. the room key looks a bit shabby but Japan is a safe country in general.


80%

Very small space cause it is in the middle of Kyoto. Kind of crowded and noisy, with a lot of people come in and out all the time, especially late night check-in guest (some are loud). The area is safe and convenient; walking to the metro stop is a plus.


91%

We love the friendly staff! They are very helpful... We wish we could stay longer...

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

We can highly recommend this ryokan hostel. Very friendly staff and practical facilities like bike rental, laundry and close to the station.


60%

This ryokan was fine. Approximately 15 minutes from Kyoto station and 5 minutes from subway K10 station and bus stops. When we arrived at 2.30 PM the room was not ready and we were told to wait until 3 PM. We were invited to stay in the common part of the ryokan but we went for a short walk near the ryokan even thoug we were exhausted for the long flight. At 3 PM the room was not ready yet and we had to wait until 4 PM, this was a bit annoying as we wanted so bad to lay down for an hour or so.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Loved staying here (I had a private tatami room). Staff are super helpful and bike hire is very handy too.




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