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Small World Guesthouse in Kyoto Reviews

25-10 Shimotorida-Tyou Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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75%

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131 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 61%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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74%

The place is just a traditional Japanese house converted into hostels with bunk beds. As such, it's small, but it's expected. Very few bathrooms and showers shared between all the hostel guests, so it can get tricky. The restroom and showers are separated. There is always hot water in the shower, which is nice. The restrooms could use a little upgrade (no hotwater in the taps). No lockers for your personal belongings. Would I stay again? Yes. Good value for the money and not bad.


80%

Really nice to stay in this traditional Japanese house converted. Tiny inside with sliding doors and a miniature maze of small rooms with small corridors. Clean and cheap in a residential area of Kyoto. A really nice stay overall.


80%

J'ai eu des difficultés pour trouver la guesthouse en venant du métro car les explications traduites en Français manquent de précisions (et les petites rues n'ont pas de nom).. Il faudrait signaler que l'auberge se trouve dans la première allée à gauche de la petite rue qui fait le coin avec un magasin 'BARBER SNUG' et disposer un panneau à l'entrée de l'allée. un autre moyen plus facile pour y accéder c'est le bus n°9 qui est direct en partance de la gare principale de Kyoto.

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

Très bon rapport qualité/prix : pas cher mais il ne faut pas s'attendre au grand luxe. Le matelas du lit n'est qu'une couverture sur une planche de bois, la douche est presque en plein air. Elle est assez difficile à trouver, dans une toute petite rue parallèle à l'artère principale. L'auberge se situe plutôt au nord de Kyoto ce qui permet d'être très rapidement au quartier du Pavillon d'or ou du château de Nijô. Mais comptez ~30-40min pour aller à Gion. Propriétaire sympathique mais sans plus.


54%

La guesthouse est bien située. Le propriétaire est froid et quasiment inexistant. La guesthouse en elle même n'est pas d'une propreté irréprochable, les chambres sont humides d'où une odeur de tatamis très prenante. Je dirais que ce lieu peut être une bonne alternative si vous vous retrouvez sans logement à Kyoto; malgré tout, il existe à proximité des lieux qui, pour un prix quasi identique, offrent un accueil de bien meilleur qualité, en terme d'infrastructure autant que d'hospitalité.

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

It was a great experience. The owner was kind, helpful, and understandable. Although the place was narrow, I like the environment of how laid-back the place was. I met people from different areas around the world in the common room. I used the common kitchen to make tea. It was a gas-stove which was great. I enjoyed the electric blanket (best invention ever!!), hot showers, heater, actual blankets, and actual pillows. The pillows was soft. It wasn't the ones with pebbles inside.

  • 2nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great access to the northern part Kyoto city and a host of temples from here.

  • 23rd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

It was a great experience to stay here. I really loved it! It might be a little bit cold for some people during winter as the showers and toilets are outside, but it was really ok for me and the atmosphere really worth going here!!!


91%

My first time in a Japanese townhouse(?) and I was startled by how small and narrow the corridors are. The wooden floors creaked as I walked on it, and I felt a bit like a bear in a china shop (I am very tall). lol. I was also not used to how hard the beds were. It is a very charming place though, with wooden sliding doors, a nice little shower room with really hot water (great in winter) and a small spot near the kitchen to sit and chat near a fire heater. Great experience really!


91%

This is my favorite hostel I have stayed at yet!!! A traditional japanese house located down a tiny back alley with other traditional houses. If you have been to Kyoto you know that can be a bit rare to find these days as most of the city has modernized. Location is far away from Kyoto station but still well located!! You can easily walk to Kinkakuji which is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto or the alley is one block from a major street where you can catch a bus to wherever. No Lockers


23%

Definitely NOT worth the money or the time. Try to book long enough ahead to find another hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
You hardly went out from the hostel for three days. and were facing to the monitor of Pc. 'Definitely Not' nevertheless? Also,after check-out was facing the monitor in the common room till the evening!

71%

in the web site it says "free Japanese food", but this was not truth. and the rooms are really very very small....and no lockers....

  • 21st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • shmaymallach
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello. Our web site does not write "free japanease food "NEVER! Where did you reead it? Don't you have misunderstood something?



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