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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
697 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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89%

Everything was great, except the wifi. It never worked in the rooms and rarely worked on the common floor but only in the cafe.


100%

Best hostel. Location security hygien. Everything is fine

  • 7th Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

fThis hostel has a fantastic look to it (feels like it would be at home in Barcelona), and has a solid restaraunt attached to it with really good deals for people staying there. But, I can't reccomend this place because of the actions of the staff. Bikes are promised in the info page. This is not true: they have one working bike and one broken one. The staff were all very rude, and forgot to give my friend the door password, thus getting him locked out or the night. I won't be returning.

  • 6th Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Really feel impressed to stay in this guesthouse. Lovely

  • 2nd Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Excellent value for money. Extremely close to city centre with easy access to public transport. Good vibe in the common room. Only downside is the wifi does not reach the dorm rooms.


83%

The cafe/bar closed at 20:00, and there isn't much of a nightlife around the area. It's very close to Kiyomizu-dera, so its location has pros and cons.


74%

Good cost-quality ratio, so don't expect something fancy.


74%

Not near a JR station if you're relying on a JR Pass as mode of transport. Generally everything else was good. No common area as such but a cafe downstairs and a computer space where we were able to meet people.


97%

A good experience, friendly staff and a good location near a major attraction, a bit far from the city centre.

  • 25th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great location for anyone trying to go to all the biggest sites Kyoto has to offer. The place is Japanese 'cozy', as in you can't avoid bumping elbows with people down the stairs or walls in the shower. But all in all a hassle-free stay.


80%

Nice hostel to stay, good location and nice living room and facilities.


71%

Gets the job done but little to know atmosphere


80%

Decent location, little walk to Gion proper. Close to the other pretty stepped streets. No atmosphere, very quiet. Good dorm rooms, spacious and nice beds. No kitchen, only a microwave. Nice place, not run down.


86%

Good hostel. Good location. Staff are friendly.


86%

Basically everything's great about this hostel. Great location, good price, comfortable bunk bed. The things that should be considered to improve are: wifi connection is not so great in room (but not bad). Not really good shower facilities (water is periodically and automatically turned off every 10 seconds), which was time consuming and frustrating, especially for winter time.


69%

My pajamas and toiletries got stolen, but otherwise the staff was nice and the stay was decent overall.


86%

Well organized hostel with a nice and helpful crew. Location in Kyoto is brilliant, close to the Gion district, Kiyomizu-dera temple and other interesting locations. On the groundfloor is a nice cafe that offers simple but good meals. The only - little- problem: The house is directly situated at a big street and a crossing. So, even at night, there's a lot of traffic outside. If you are a light sleeper, better bring some earplugs. I felt pretty well there.

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

This was great hostel with super helpful staff. The beds were comfortable and really big, which was great to eat and change in. The common area, as other people have mentioned, is not great and the one night we were there the small area was so full we just headed back up to our bunks to hang out. We had no problem with the wifi even on the fourth floor.


80%

It is convenience place and quiet, the room so clean and warm


94%

Santiago Guest House - Great location, very helpful staff and a wonderful atmosphere. Showers a little small and rooms could be warmer, but then again it's a hostel, not a hotel. Great bang for you buck!

  • 24th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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