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Small World Guesthouse in Kyoto Reviews

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

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174 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Such a cool little place to stay- it's like stepping back in time into Edo! If you want to see what traditional Japanese inns look like then this is your place. Apart from there being pretty much no security systems (it didn't bother me at all, but others might expect at least a locked front door haha) it was great. Eclectic record collection in the common room to chill out to. The only thing I would recommend is more signage out the front, and a map of the area for guests when they arrive.


A comfortable room to stay.

  • 5th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Strange layout and a little out of the way but it was cheap and a place to sleep!


Alojamiento correcto, personal correcto, no muy entusiastas en el servicio pero cumplen. El hostal es básico pero limpio, aunque con el tema de estar tan en contacto con la tierra, había pequeños animales en la ducha.

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


Estuvimos alojados aquí un total de 4 noches , en general el hostal no esta mal, quizás lo peor era la limpieza y la seguridad que eran deficientes. Por lo demás el hostal estaba bien, las camas tienen hasta manta eléctrica. Perfecto para ir a dormir solo y pasar el día por la ciudad.


Beautiful traditional Japanese house in a very quiet area of Kyoto. The staff is friendly and there is a great collection of good vinyls to listen to at night in the charming common room. Just a little thing: in the dorms, the mattress could be a bit thicker. Also: possibility to rent some bikes for just 500 Yens the day!


Super Hostel. Die Atmosphäre und die klassische japanische Einrichtung macht die schlechte Isolierung der Zimmer (ist in Japan aber fast überall so) und die Enge der Räumlichkeiten auf jeden Fall wett. Außerdem super günstig. Ich würde mich auf jeden Fall nochmal für dieses Hostel entscheiden.


Excelente, una experiencia muy agradable y muy "japonesa". El propietario que nos atendió muy amable y servicial. Excellent. Really nice and "Japanese" experience. The owner that assisted us was really kind and attentive.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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