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Kyoto Guest House Reviews

Flat A3, Block A, 15th Floor, Chungking Mansions, 36 - 44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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526 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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The entire Chung King Mansion is sketchy with weirdos hassling tourists. There seems to be only one set of elevators so you need to wait (in a line!) for a long time! The room is very small, but manageable. However, when the Indian restaurant below cooks, the entire room smells like curry to the point of one being sick of the smell. It sinks into your clothes. I was suggested to use the AC to get rid of the smell, but it was so loud and gets very cold. If you stay here, buy an air freshener!

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


Pretty average for Chungking Mansions and Hong Kong. Small room, extremely small washroom.


Best hostel I've stayed at in Chungking Mansions. Based on the rumors and my past experiences, I was expecting it to be really, really dirty and not well run (like Apple Hostel over in Mirador Mansions), but I was pleasantly surprised to find this was not true here. While there is no good common-space to meet other back-packers, it did the job.


The space is very small - we had a double room which literally contains a bed and less than a meter either side but I have heard similar things about other places in HK. Despite this the room is very clean, towels and bedding changed regularly. The location is incredible, right in the heart of Kowloon and a 2 min walk to the subway station. The men hassling and queues for the lift can be a pain but you get used to it and for what you pay not too much to handle. Would definitely stay again.

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Pretty average room in Hong Kong, although it's very small they had good internet connection, helpful staff, and centrally located in busy Kowloon. Decent place to stay for a short period of time


As a traveling couple we had a very enjoyable stay at Kyoto Guesthouse. The room was very private and clean with fresh towels provided everyday. Not a hostel for meeting other travellers but for price and location I can't recommend Kyoto guesthouse enough. The queue for the lift was challenging at times but you've to be patient in city like Hong Kong. If travelling back to HK I would stay at Kyoto again.


Thank you for the comfortable stay.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I'd highly recommend the Kyoto Guest House for anyone considering a stay in the Chungking Mansions/Tsim Tsa Shui. I stayed in the private ensuite room and found it to be very comfortable (air conditioner and hot water worked well). It's on the 15th floor, but I never had to wait long for an elevator. The Kyoto Guest House is run by a very friendly Chinese lady who can give you good recommendations for places to go in the area for shopping, etc. Would definitely stay here again if coming to HK!


Poor hostel, the room smelt like curry and was a little expensive. Find somewhere else to stay! Its on the 15th floor and the elevator is out of action most of the time.


Was quite an enjoyable stay, excellent location, friendly staff and decent value for money. The place was clean, secure and right opposite the station was an added bonus! There are some unfortunately deterrents though: 1. There are very annoying "Salesmen" at the front of the hostel that try and get you to stay at their places. 2. The lifts were broken and the line was 45mins long on average. 3. A "holding deposit" was taken on my card which I haven't received yet. 3 No showers, only wet rooms.


The women who manages the place was extremely nice and helpful. Late check-in was possible which is very convenient and the place was clean and good to stay for a few days. The rooms are small indeed but this is the norm in HK for such a price. You'll have to pay quite a high price if you want a good room in HK.

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