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Ikoi-no-Ie Kyoto Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
631 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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97%

It is a really good hostel. Staffs are very nice and considerate. I like this place very much.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your great comment! We appreciate it indeed. We wish to seeing you again in future if you have chance to come Kyoto again!

97%

We initially booked a couple of nights here but we loved it so much that we decided to stay longer! If you're looking for traditional japanese accommodation, this is the perfect place!

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment ! It makes us very happy when guest likes our place and decide to stay longer. We will keep try our best to make this happens more :) We look forward to seeing you again in someday in future!!

89%

good for people who enjoys quiet & peaceful atmosphere

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving comment for us. We appreciate that you enjoyed quiet and peaceful atmosphere at our place. Actually there are some braches of us in same area, We have machiya house style accommodation as well, You might able to enjoy more peaceful time at those type of houses. We wish to seeing you again!

71%

It's quite hard to find this place. I got lost a few times even used GPS navigate. The location of place on Google map wasn't spot to check in. We end up walk to another place to do check in. Staffs were very friendly. This place got shower and bath plus 2 toilet and common area with table and chair of sit.. Also kitchen hv fridge and completely green tea. Overall was good stay. P.s. not recommended to bring big wheels luggage coz narrow step to room.. They also hv top room which using ladder

  • 20th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
In Kyoto, it is sometimes difficult to find the right way especially when you are not familiar with ones in Kyoto. We would like our guests to contact us for these concerns without any hesitation, and are willing to assist each of you with ones. We are delightful that you seemed to enjoy your stay with us like staff or facilities. If there is a possibility to come here again, please feel free to contact us for any unclear things. We look forward to getting your contact again soon.

100%

Felt very authentic, classic Japanese. Very friendly staff. Nice location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your perfect rating. There is nothing we can explain you in this comment. We are very happy that you literally had a great stay with us. What we do now is only waiting for your next visit with a big expectation. Thank you very much for your stay again.

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
It is a pity for us that you could not enjoy the structural and cultural features like sleep on the tatami floors or Yukata provided as a bed cloth. However, we would like to thank you for the complements of our staff or information since these are ones on which we are making an effort for the comfortable stay of guests. If there is any chances to come over here, we would like you to contact us in advance. It would be better to offer you your favorite plan. Hopefully we can welcome you again.

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.



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