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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto Reviews

6-503 Gojohashi Higashi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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90%

Rating
228 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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86%

Ver clean hostell, its just a plain backpackers hostel.

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

We had a really good Time at the Santiago guest house. The staff was just amazing, friendly and fun. Clean. Close from the train station and a wonderful temple (kyomizudera ?!)


80%

Good hostel, good location, good atmosphere. The bathroom is a bit small, so the cleanliness is not great when you're not the 1st to use it. The dorms are huge and the bunk beds are very high, not very comfortable.


97%

Big and comfortable dormitories, English speaking staff very kind and helpful. Toilets and showers clean.


80%

Very near a bus stop and kiyomizudera, friendly and cute staff working there (even helped me with a discount for the pottery they help sell), the room is quite cosy but stil spacious, they have a nice bar downstairs where u get discount as a customer and stylish interior. Cons: laggy internet, lockers quite small, better breakfast options would be great. Price is relatively high, not a lot of showers. All in all, would definitely recommend!


86%

The friendly staff are just the icing on the cake at this hostel, which has an amazing location and the convenience of an onsite bar/café. I wish the dorm was a little smaller but overall, a great hostel!


80%

Very good hostel, Quite a long way from main station if you have brought too much stuff with you! no cooking facilities.


100%

The hostel was a block away from the older style area of Kyoto along with the Kiyomizu-dera temple. The view from the rooftop was very nice. The loungesque restaurant on the first floor was very relaxing and had a nice view of the intersection for people watching. The staff was very helpful in suggesting and finding worthwhile sights to see while visiting the city. I would definitely stay here on my next trip to Kyoto.


94%

decent hostel with nice cafe below it a little walk to subway but easier to find than some hostels in kyoto


86%

Its really clean and the location is great

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The 12 al female do was surprisingly comfortable. Didn't like the fact there were only 4 showers two floors below. Don't eat in the cafe, too expensive despite discount!


100%

I would recommend staying at this guesthouse. When I first checked in they gave me a bus and city map (both very useful) and even explained and marked the popular spots in Kyoto, so even though I didn't know much about Kyoto I knew exactly where to go. The facilities had a Japanese touch and feel to it which really added to the experience as well. The first floor is a really nice cafe so Id just have to walk downstairs if I was hungry for a quick snack. I would come back again!

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Great location right near an express bus stop and Kiyomizu-dera/Higashiyama shopping area (and only 20-30 minute walk to Kyoto Station)! Plenty of late night food places open nearby, and the staff gave great directions to them. Really nice bunk beds with a nice reading light, shelf area and curtains. Decent-sized lockers with personalized combination locks located outside the room were perfect for storing valuables! Everyone is doing their own thing though...not very social.


97%

This was a great place to stay. Friendly staff, great facilities and discounts at the cafe/bar downstairs is a bonus


91%

Santiago Guesthouse is a quite new hostel right next to kiyomizu-dera temple and within walking distance to Gion. Upon arrival the friendly staff gave us all necessary information on the area/ sightseeing/ transportation. The room and facilities were clean and practical, maybe lacking a bit when it comes to atmosphere, but nevertheless comfortable. Located on the first floor is a cafe/ restaurant with reduced prices for hostel guest (cocktails highly recommended). I would stay there again!

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing hostel, and I've been to a few. It's so light, clean and had a great atmosphere. Toilets and showers are completely private too which made a nice change. Beds are comfy and the staff are so nice. Even got free food and drink one night! Cracking place, would gladly stay again.


57%

I stay only 1 night. This hostel have nothing very bad: good location, staff friendly and helpfull, clean, bed in the dorm spacious. But for the price I found so much cheapest hostel with better facilites like a real kitchen (in this hostel there is only a microwave, some plastic cup, so no very appyling to eat there).


100%

Best hostel i've stayed so far on my five-month-trip. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They have really good bunkbeds which give you privatsphere through their curtains and are so constructed that you almost don't recognize the person who is sleeping above or below you. I loved the beautiful Café on the first floor. And the location is great because it's close to the famous district gion.


100%

Fantastic hostel, probably best I've been to so far. We couldn't believe it was that cheap, it feels more like a hotel. Big beds and very clean facilities.


100%

Super new and clean !!

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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