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J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House Reviews

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

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89%

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1239 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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89%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your comment. Hmm... Shinkansen and JR are the same. Both stop in the same Kyoto station. And no buses from Kyoto station since J-Hoppers is pretty close. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto!!!

100%

As always, J-HOPPERS is best place for foreign backpackers. Great place, minutes from JR station, staff are very nice, welcome and helpful!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much! it is really nice to get such reviews :) hope to see you again in near future!

80%

Has potential to be a great hostel. Noticed sexist posters on bathroom and lobby walls which may be offensive to some men.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your valuable opinion. We will try to make our place more comfortable for all guests.

91%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We hope you enjoyed the party and staying here. When you have a chance to travel Japan in the future, please come visit us and stay longer next time:) Thank you!

77%

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 .

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. We hope we can renovate the triple room soon! See you next time :)

100%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your stay and lovely comment! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time in Kyoto. Look forward to welcoming you again in the near future:)

97%

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.

  • 17th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you so much for such a lovely comment! we will keep putting much effort on keeping everything clean and tidy:) we hope you enjoyed Kyoto, even though it was quite crowded this week, because of the holidays. we will be glad to see you again! arigatou gozaimasu!

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.

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

80%

Pretty clean hostel with nice rooms with space for big backpacks. Dryer didn't really dry. big kitchen and common area.


91%

Great stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

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

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