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Jam Hostel Kyoto Gion Reviews

Tokiwacho170 Higashiyama Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

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86%

Rating
354 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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.


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!


94%

Very nice hostel with a sake bar downstairs. We had lots of fun trying out the different sakes. Very small common room to eat, but a bar downstairs. No real luggage storage room, they put the stuff behind the bar downstairs, which opens to the public in mid-afternoon


91%

The location of the hostel is quite good, and it has all the services a traveller needs (including laundry). The only "issue" of the place is that it really has no common space - the lounge room is actually the sake bar owned by the owners :-). Nevertheless, the place is good, clean, and has good value for money.


80%

We must have gotten there on an off day, I've never been to such a quiet hostel! The location is excellent and you probably won't do better for the price.

  • 10th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Extremely clean rooms/bathrooms and excellent value for the money. The location is also perfect for exploring the city on both sides of the river. I can't say much for the common space (only a small breakfast room), but the dorm itself is open enough to make meeting others possible. Overall, a positive experience!


89%

The staff is really nice, they gave me many different kind of tips (ranging from how to buy this to where to eat that) and were super helpful. Everything is clean, and the area is very interesting (middle of Gion). However the lockers were too little to put a cabin-sized bag in it, and the beds were quite hard : after three days my back started to suffer from it. And there are only 2 bathrooms, but avoid peak hours and you'll be fine. Sad that there is no real lounge to meet people and chill out


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