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524,Izumi-cho,gojo-sagaru, higashidouindori,shimogyou-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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281 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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One of the top hostels in Kyoto. Would totally recommend! The staff are brilliant and friendly.


Cozy, silent and clean place! The owners are super helpful and engaging, and speak a perfect English! (Not to mention the super cuteness of the young lady that works at the reception! Oh, I left a piece of my heart there~)


Great service but other guest were noisy. Walls are paper thin.


The location is easy to find and not very far from the nearest station. You can even walk from the Kyoto station. The room was spacious enough and cozy. Facilities and kitchen area were clean and nice. I really liked the staff. Very friendly and english speaking. Would recommend a stay here and will surely come back!


A great placeto stay. Good location, friendly and helpful staff. Spotlessly clean. I would stay again and thoroughly recommend the hostel


I really recommend this hostel if you plan to stay some days in Kyoto. The location is good ( not excellent though), but the hostel itself is really nice. The staff is among the most helpful and friendly I have ever met, making your stay quite comfortable. They are really good at giving you advice about which places to visit.


A/C was mouldy; absolutely no atmosphere.


I absolutely loved this hostel. The staff is great and the other guests were super nice. The four-person room was a little tight because of the amount of suitcases we had, but the hostel is lovely. They have great tips for whatever you want to do around the city and they're always willing to help!


Good location, clean and comfortable. Staff are really nice.


The lady at reception was the nicest, cutest thing ever! There are plenty of nice clean showers. I love the curtains around the beds. Good stay overall.




Very friendly hosts, quiet but still social atmosphere, clean and tidy.

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff were lovely and very helpful. Everything was nice and clean, and amenities were great too. The place was lacking in atmosphere, but that would not stop me from staying again.


Staff very friendly, room clean, kitchen well equipped, somewhat noisy, small number of showers problematic. Be sure to collect a copy of the Kyoto guide from the lobby!


In contrast to some comments saying the hostel is difficult to find, with a little help from google maps we found it really easy to find. The location was great, very central and close to the many interesting districts of Kyoto and only 10 minutes away from the Kyoto station which made it easy to travel to the different temple sites like Mount Inari. The staff was extremely friendly and although they didn't speak a lot of English, they made a great effort to answer our questions. Great stay!


This is a great hostel - super clean, very helpful staff with tons of information. Although the hostel is close to the metro station, it's a bit off the beaten track in terms of accessing other areas, but they are all a relatively quick bus ride away. The staff there are wonderful and equip you with all the necessary maps and information to get around. I would stay there again for sure.


The staff are very helpful and will go out of their way to provide information and recommendations. The staff are also very hospitable. Even though my friends didn't speak Japanese, my friends felt very welcomed by the staff.


Lovely, helpful and kind staff

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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