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Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion Reviews

Tokiwacho170 Higashiyama Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

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83%

Rating
367 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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60%

You can find better and cheaper options in kyoto.


80%

Nice Sake bar downstairs. Only thing lacking for us was a ricecooker or a microwave. The staff warmed up our breakfast for us during the morning though,


74%

It's central... Small, No many facilities but it's ok and affordable for this location in kyoto...


89%

Great location on the border of downtown and Gion. Easy bus ride from Kyoto Station. Great walking areas nearby. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were kept clean. Small lockers were available. Nice little balcony with great view. No kitchen, but toaster oven, tea kettle, and fridge were handy. Showers and toilets were clean. Sake bar was also cozy and tasty. Would definitely stay here again.


97%

Great place to stay, with an excellent and nice staff. The bar downfloor is a good way to meet other guests.


89%

Great place in superb location. Great friendly staff.

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Good place to stay. There are drinks and food for sale in the commonroom which can make it a pleasant stay if you want to meet up with other travellers.


91%

If you could add a microwave in the kitchen, you guys would be all set. Otherwise, no issues with your hostel. Thanks.


71%

Staff is friendly

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Location is excellent. The hostel is in the city center (Gion). Department stores, restaurants, Kyohan station is nearby. You can even walk to Kiyomizu temple in 30 minutes. Room is clean and lockers are provided. However, room is too small. It's not recommend to people who bring a large suitcase with them. There's definitely no room for your suitcase... Small common space. Two clean showers and usually you don't need to line up for taking shower.


86%

Good place. Just didn t like the fact that the staff enter the dorm at midnight to change the AC's filter...


89%

It was a really nice Hostel ! and it was so close to city it was great. the rooms was clean and nice people there too.


86%

Nice staff, great location, big rooms, and very clean. I wish it had a kitchen to use or a bigger lounge area, but it was still good value for money.


74%

I didn't like staff barging into the room at night..made me not feel very safe


77%

The location is right in the shopping and bar district. The room (4 beds female dormroom) was very small, even for a hostel. But for the price still good. They don't clean up every day. I staied five nights and the trash ban was changed once. Also the showerrooms were pretty dirty, never cleaned in five days... So if you have a low tolerance for dirt, i don't recommend this hostel. But i could blend it out, so it didn't really bother me and a had a really good time there.


54%

The staff seemed to feel it was appropriate to come into our room-without knocking- well after we had gone to bed on both nights to change the dehumidifier. This could easily have been done earlier in the evening, and was incredibly inappropriate. They only had two toilets, kept no spare toilet paper, and only added more when we went outside (you had to leave the hostel and go into the bar next door to do this) to ask them to. There was no effort to enforce any sort of quiet hours either.

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The hostel is located very close to subway station and dinning area. If you like walking for short distance, near good where to buy good food and restaurant. I recommend you stay here.


86%

The Sake Bar is amazing, good place to meet other travellers. The staff is very friendly. Negative point is that there are no kitchen facilites. The room was okey, bathrooms were clean. The location is excellent, the metro station is right in front of the hostel.


71%

Staff very unflexible - although they confirmed me via Email i Could Stay in the 8-Dorn with my friend (i Booked 4-ppl dorm) they didnt know about anything when i arrived there! When i asked to Change the dorm it was a Big Deal for them...however there were available beds every Night...Even when my friend asked to Change from a top bed to a bottom bed it was Not possible...


83%

nice hostel, nice experience, good price, best location, but...why all those signs about penalties if you do this thing or another thing?? we are just turists, not robbers.. Btw I reccomend it!


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