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J-Hoppers Kyoto Guest House Reviews

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

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87%

Rating
1169 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

It was great, only there is no elevator and carrying the luggage up and down was very hard.

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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We are sorry for the inconvenience....wish we had an elevator too... Thank you very much for staying with us and the kind review, we hope to see you again.

77%

Clean, tidy, full facilities, good locations. Recommended to everyone.

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you so much for your review! we will be glad to see you again in Kyoto!

100%

Loved this place! Very tourist friendly and met a mixture of English and Japanese speakers. 7-Eleven close by too!

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Oh yeah! 7-Eleven is important! Thank you very much for your lovely comment!!!

77%

The hostel is quite a distance from JR Kyoto station. Otherwise, it was quite value for money. Room is a bit old but reasonable for the amount of money paid. Lack of lift in hostel is quite inconvenient especially when you have a huge luggage and living at top levels, but staff was particularly helpful to help out with the luggage.

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Thank you very much for your stay and review. We are sorry for the inconvenience...hope you had a good time here and look forward to welcoming you again!

97%

We had a great visit at J-Hoppers Kyoto. The location was perfect for bus or subway transportation. The staff was super accommodating and friendly. The rooms were kept clean and the common area had all the necessities plus some. Please see Trip Advisor for my full review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298564-d1403950-r273596789-J_Hoppers_Kyoto_Guest_House-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html

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Thank you very much for the great review ever!!! We are very happy that you liked J-Hoppers Kyoto :D We are impressed that you have a talent for being Happy!!! We send you a Big Hug (^_^)

77%

In terms of facilities, this place is the best of many hostels. A fully stocked kitchen with a fridge and dishes, several showers, a laundry machine with free detergent, and a dryer! Incredible!!! Unfortunately it's a bit far from Gion, the main cool stuff in Kyoto, but it's close to the station. You can take a bus to Gion from almost in front of the hostel for like 100 yen, and it only takes 15 min or so. The staff is harder. Some of the staff was SOOO nice, others were downright rude to me!!


91%

The hostel was ideal for the 2 nights I stayed in Kyoto - good location, easy to find, friendly staff, well-equipped rooms/communal areas. Thanks!

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Thank YOU! Arigato :D Hope you will come back one day !!!

100%

It was an awesome and comfy stay! Staffs were super friendly and nice to chat with! Nice atmosphare! Trying Kimono for free was also a good experience. I would always come back to J-Hopper!!!

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Thank you so much for your comment and for helping with kimono! many guests enjoyed it so much! you really bought a very beautiful one! Hope you will have a chance to wear it! We look forward to seeing you again in near future=)

100%

Really a perfect Hostel. Everything you'd need and a great staff. Same as the other J-Hoppers.

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thank you so much for your review! hope to see you again in near future! may be in autumn? Cheers! J-Hoppers Kyoto team

71%

WiFi wasn't that good and there wasn't much of an atmosphere. It is close to kyoto station though.

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Thank you very much for staying with us. We are sorry to hear that...hope you had a great time in Kyoto.

74%

staffs are the most friendly, they're welcome to answer all the questions with service-mind. however the facilities are quite old when compare to J-Hoppers Osaka but i have a very good experience while staying here.

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Thank you for your message. Hope you enjoyed both in Osaka and Kyoto!!!

69%

I think they make a misleading information by stating is 5mins walk from Kyoto Stn. It's more 15mins walk esp with heavy luggage. The nearest station is local subway Kujo Stn (Karasuma line). This is only 3-5mins walk from this guest house.Kujo Stn is only one stop from Kyoto Stn ,the fare is 210yen.The elevator is on exit 4.They only have female receptionist so do not expect them to carry your heavy luggage to upstairs. I booked 6bed-female dorm which located on 4th floor. Quite spacious

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Thank you very much for your stay. We are sorry for the access information. It is quite difficult to tell some information because it always depends on the situation... We hope you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again.

86%

Good hostel to stay in. The atmosphere was a bit dead in the common, but was still able to meet people. The hostel was very clean and tidy. The kitchen facilities were great. I really liked having a curtain around the bed, created a sense of privacy. It was well located considering its kyoto and you will have to travel a lot to see all the sights. Would stay here again.

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Thank you very much for staying with us and your kind comment. Look forward to seeing you again!!

100%

The best hostel i stayed in during my travels in Japan.. Awesome! ;-)

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you very much for your lovely comment!! We look forward to seeing you again!:)

86%

The 8 ppl room is a bit over-crowded it is okay for all other areas

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. Recently we have more travelers with huge suitcases than backpackers...Maybe that's why... Hope you enjoyed in Kyoto!!!

77%

reception staffs could have been more friendly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your stay with us. Hopefully we will have a chance to host you next time to make your experience with us better. We will be always happy to meet with you here in Kyoto. Arigato gozaimasu.

80%

Very cozy, clean and comfortable hostel. Each bed has a curtain so it provides privacy and keep unneeded light out. Very comfortable beds. It is a pretty small hostel so common area could be pretty sparsely populated


74%

Nice hostel. Near some sights but away from main night life areas. Also I found the communal area on middle floor lacked atmosphere. Everything else was what you would expect from a very nice hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We hope you still had a good time here...Please come again and stay longer next time, we have parties sometimes and you might enjoy it. Thank you very much!!

100%

i thin near station. Staf very nice and helpfull. rooms are clean. shower is clean but sometime u can wait to shower. i think it is nice to stay there. if o come kyoto again i will stay there again.

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Thank you for your lovely comment! We hope you could stay longer with us! See you next time :D

83%

I stayed for 2 nights (March 19-20, 2015) This hostel location was very strategic, easy to find near the AVANTI dept store. close enough to the osaka station for bus and train. if in any case you had plan for moving to another city by overnight bus (just like me) and they're staff are really friendly. I love it!

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Yes, our hostel is close to Kyoto station and the bus stops:) Thank you very much for your comment, we are looking forward to welcoming you again!

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