J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House Reviews
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The hostel is located in the far much quieter section of Kyoto (south of Kyoto station) but a 10-minute walk to the Kyoto station (or alternatively a quick bus ride towards Shijo Kawaramachi) could bring you to the city center in no time. I like the friendly and helpful staff. I really wished I could stay longer in Kyoto. Both the sleeping rooms and bathrooms are clean.
They were great and were able to help me get an extra night stay which was originally booked out. Very helpful with information. Location was good, not so far of a walk from Kyoto Station. nice little kitchen and lounge area.
Yulia, at reception was great, very helpful and always greeted with a smile.
Good value for money but it's an old hostel don't expect anything nice and trendy if your used that sort of stuff, I'd imagine it would be a good place to stay at if ur travelling with a group of people, no stairs so you gotta walk up to the 5th floor of ur up there
I 've enjoyed my stay there ,J hoppers actually. Only one point ,noisy talking voice from next room was bothering at night.
Great hospitality, superb location, reasonable price
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
would have loved to stay more nights here
We stayed in the female dormitory, 4th floor. I like that each bed space in the dorm is curtained, has a small cabinet, is provided with a lamp, have 2 pegs to hang clothes, and a socket. Our only disappointment was the instructions on how to get there. It was not mention in the website that you can take the bus from Kyoto Station to the hostel or how to go to the hostel if you arrive by JR instead of Shinkansen. The staff are great receptionist but do not seem to know much on commuting.
As always, J-HOPPERS is best place for foreign backpackers. Great place, minutes from JR station, staff are very nice, welcome and helpful!
Has potential to be a great hostel. Noticed sexist posters on bathroom and lobby walls which may be offensive to some men.
Only stayed for one night but wish I could have stayed longer. The hostel is homely, there's info about local events everywhere and there was an Italian Night party the day I arrived - seems like they really make an effort.
Second time in this hostel. They renovated the entrance : good but the room we got could have been renovated as well.... bedding was really unconfortable ! Pity .
I was late at first day in Kyoto. The staff is so nice to inform us how to go to there. Besides, they are so kind to help us to go to each place. We have wonderful experience during this trip in Kyoto. With bikes rented in hostel, we can go to most of the place. We like J-Hoppers so much.
I really like to stay here, their standard of excellence in cleanliness is amazing. the room is quite big, with curtain on each bed so you can have a little privacy on your own. Even though we have to share toilet and bathroom, I never have to wait at all. The station is about 10-15 minutes if you are not walking as fast as Japanese people :) but the bus station is very near just across the street, and bus is the most convenience transportation while you in Kyoto.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
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.
I really like this hostel because of their nice staffs.
Pretty clean hostel with nice rooms with space for big backpacks. Dryer didn't really dry. big kitchen and common area.
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.
Very welcoming staff, clean rooms, clean facilities.