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Kyoto UTANO Youth Hostel Reviews

29 Nakayamacho Uzumasa Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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111 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 99%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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I wouldn't really classify Utano as a "youth hostel." While my boyfriend and I were there, most of the beds were taken up by large families with many small, screaming children that their parents saw no need to control. The kids often stayed up until at least midnight, shrieking, banging around the hostel, tearing through the hallways and running in and out of both gender's bath facilities. As the dorm room doors are extremely thin, we got absolutely no noise buffering by being inside our rooms.

  • 31st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Everything was excellent except the curfew of the hostel.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place for a long time stay. A bit further outside of town, but still a realy nice location with the bus stop right in front. In the evenings they offer a free event. Breakfast can be good. You can't access the rooms from 10am to 3pm because of cleaning, but it doesn't matter if you go out and see stuff anyway. Very good security. Nice big bathrooms. Laundry is okay, but the dryer is a nightmare. Very friendly and helpful staff.


The hostel was expensive for a dorm room, I think breakfast should have been included or at least half the cost they requested (almost 700 yen). The atmosphere was unusual, nobody really spoke much in the communal area. You have to leave your room everyday from 10am to 3pm, they block off the entrances. I found this unusual, unfair and it was not explained upon check in. The hostel I thought was run like a military camp- loud speaker announcements made, lots of rules, additional costs


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Excellent hostel with really clean, spacious, privacy maintaining rooms. Offered breakfast, had lots of friendly communal spaces and garden and really tried to bring everyone together with optional evening activities. About 40 minutes by bus from Kyoto Station but the bus is direct so essentially no walking door to door making it quite convenient.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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