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Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto Reviews

Kamigoreicho 56,Higashi Kujyo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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175 Total Reviews
  • 64%Value For Money
  • 48%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 52%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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Very small communal area. Nights off at 11pm and not allowed to use communal area after this. Nowhere to store luggage following check out - had to take it with us. Some lovely but some unfriendly staff. Would not stay here again if I could help it.

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Total stay: 3 nights. On the first night we were the only 2 persons in the dorm. Even though the lights were switched off while we were sitting on the table with our wine and preparing the next day. So far still acceptable because we knew the 11pm policy. BUT on the next morning the owner accused us for damaging a watch which were next to the sink. He wanted us to pay for it even when we didn't destroy anything. If I were you --> avoid it. There are much better hostels in Kyoto. Never again!!

  • 14th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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