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Pan and Circus Reviews

616 Azuchi-cho,Gojo-agaru,Kawaramachi-dori,Shimogy, Kyoto, Japan

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66 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Nice place to stay and closed to everything. The bus stop just in front of the Hostel. Staff are friendly. Good place for sleep at night and travelling for the whole day. Only one comment is should have Staff stand by during day time. I was arrived at noon and found nobody with the door shut. i little lost that time, since it was our first time in Kyoto.


There is only one shower and it's kind of advised to use the public baths nearby.


Really fun little hostel in a great location. Has all the basic facilities, and a much better kitchen than I saw anywhere else I stayed in Japan. The bar downstairs is lively and the staff are friendly and helpful. Also in a good location with the bus stop just outside and in walking distance to a lot of the sights of Kyoto.


An unusual hostel, but it works! It's a bit of a quirky place, with retro pictures and furniture, but the staff are friendly and we enjoyed our one night stay.



  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pan and Circus has an amazing atmosphere, friendly, fun, welcoming, quirky, cheap. The interior decorating is the most remarkable part. Everything is made from recycled parts and vintage. At times it feels like things are going to fall apart, doorways are crooked, the main door needs a special procedure to use, the winter insulation on the windows is bubble warp. BUT IT WORKS. Where it matters its clean and functional. This is a fantastic hostel for the solo traveller, I love it.

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