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J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House Reviews

51-2, Nakagoryo-cho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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87%

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1168 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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83%

Great hostel, clean - good beds - nice bathrooms. Location was well away from centre of town, but had good public transport links. If I was in Kyoto again I'd probably try and stay closer to the centre of town, but for this sightseeing trip, the hostels proximity to kyoto station made it perfect.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. It is difficult to have a small hostel in downtown area with our small profit to be honest... Well, we are still very close to the most important station! Perfect access from all over Japan!!

83%

I really like this hostel because of their nice staffs.

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Hope you enjoyed staying Kyoto. Thank you very much for your stay and we look forward to seeing you again!

91%

Great stay!

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We are glad that you had a great time here. Thank you very much for your stay and we hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

97%

Great hostel! It's a bit away from most of the sightseeing spots, but friendly, clean, and has a discount/gift option for every three nights. The beds are comfortable, people are friendly and the staff speaks excellent English. The kitchen/common room is large and they occasionally host events there. All in all, nice place.

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thank you so much for such a great and detailed review! we would be glad to welcome you again! ARIGATO :)

86%

Very welcoming staff, clean rooms, clean facilities.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for staying with us. We are glad to hear that because we are trying hard to keep our place clean!:) Hope to welcome you again.

100%

We would like to thank the staff and management of this SUPERB hostel in Kyoto. We cannot thank you enough. It's PERFECT.

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Thank you for your lovely comment and we are very happy to hear that! Thank you for the muffin as well :D yum yum

100%

Stayed twice : May 2015 and August 2015. I stayed on different floors and in 3 different types of room : private tatami, female dorm, mixed dorm. ALL excellent value for money. The dorm beds have a platform to keep even a fairly large bag / small suitcase, plus lockers in the dorm, plus a good quality curtain right round the bed / platform for total privacy. The kitchen is fantastic. I never had to wait for a toilet or shower. The atmosphere, cleanliness and staff are excellent. Arigato !

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many thanks for your reviews again! we hope you enjoyed Kyoto (Kurama), even though it was very hot and humid those days. we would be glad to welcome you again! ありがとうございます!

94%

Very friendly staff, location is a bit away from sightseeing areas but there is easy access to subway. Not having an elevator in a 5-floor building is tough for carrying luggage, and the stairwells are rather narrow.

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Thank you for your kind review and hope you had a great stay at our hostel even though there were some inconveniences. We look forward to seeing you again!

80%

Overall this place is good. The only thing that makes this place perfect is a lift. If you bring a big luggage you have to take it to your room using stairs, its a bit tiring, hahaha

  • 27th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment. We are sorry for the inconvenience, hope you had a good time in Kyoto. Thank you very much for staying with us and look forward to seeing you again.

97%

The hostel was one of the best i'be vet stayed in. Very good location, 5-10 minutes depending on your walking pace. Very clean, really good facilities. The staff was really nice and friendly. The only problem I had was that the shower room wasn't on the same floor as our dorm, but still it was ok. Also be prepared - the hallways are kind of narrow, so if you area big girl like me it would be a little uncomfortable, but other than these my stay was nearly perfect.

  • 26th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you so much for your comment! it was very nice to meet you and your friend! unfortunately, we don not have showers on the 4th floor. but anyway, we hope you enjoyed traveling around Kyoto and all your internship in Japan in general. спасибо!

83%

Wonderful. Space is good. Bed with curtains, private and quite. Love this hostel

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Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again!

80%

a bit away from the center but still convenient as it is 15 min walk from Kyoto station; friendly staff; i had a single room with tatami bed which was very nice

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thank you very much for the review! we hope you enjoy your trip around Japan. it could be great to see you again in our guest house! Cheers!

71%

PROS: Super spacious bed area with enough space to put all your belongings inside the curtains. Bed with curtains (great!). Provides shampoo and bath gel. Close to subway station (3 mins). Green tea, lots of it. CONS: on the 5th floor with no elevator and my big luggageeee. Showers only available on the 2nd floor and 3 rd. Not every day or night that I feel doing cardio after a long day of sightseeing, with that up and down the stairs.

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Thank you very much for your stay and review. We are sorry for the inconvenience that we have no lift. Hope you enjoyed staying here other than that.

80%

The staff is very nice. :)))))

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you very much for staying with us. Please come visit us with your friend next time!:)

100%

Good location, clean, nice staffs, walking distance to Kyoto station, good value for money. Highly recommended. Thanks.

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thank you so much for you review! we are so happy to welcome such nice and friendly guests like you! hope to see you again:)

89%

I really enjoyed my stay here and it was nice that they offered a discount for staying 3 nights. the place was in a good location, walking distance to the JR train station and there were buses at the door step which takes you to many hotspots. the day bus pass they sell was definitely worth it.

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Thank you for your great comment! We hope you could visit all places that you wanted! Have a Lovely day!

77%

Maybe a luggage carrier for heavy suitcase is needed

  • 9th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by no lift. Hope you had a good time here... Thank you very much for your stay and look forward to seeing you again.

66%

The reception staff wasn't very friendly, unlike the other J-Hoppers I have stayed at.


100%

Jhoppers hostel branch are amazing. We stayed in both Kyoto and Osaka. They both matched up if not were better than any hotels we stayed in whilst in Japan. Very friendly staff and environment. Great facilities. Cleanliness and great location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are glad that you actually hopped our places!:) Thank you very much for staying with us. We keep trying to make our place better so come visit us again! Look forward to seeing you in the near future.

83%

Location is practical if you are thinking of taking the train in and out of Kyoto (side trips for example) because 5 minutes away from Kyoto^s main train station. Practical beds with light, power socket, curtain, lockers etc !

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Thank you very much for your review! we are glad you had a comfortable stay at our guest house! hope to see you again in near future. Take care.

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