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Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto Reviews

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

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188 Total Reviews
  • 64%Value For Money
  • 62%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Hotel toilet is quite dirty with bad smelling, no cleaning up.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Dorms bed are about 1m90.


The hostel is near to train station. Dorm room was small and very basic with only 1 shower and 1 toilet. Shower were really annoying, the water automatically off after 20 seconds. No curtain around the bed was provided for privacy. There were empty beds and I asked for change to a lower bed but they refused.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel inn was pretty decent. It was a last minute booking and we got a place to stay the day before during the typhoon season. The location was a bit hard to find we had to ask some locals for the directions during the day but overall the hostel was great for one night, The subway station was not very far and we could leg it to Kyoto Station in about 10 minutes so overall it was not a bad location. Only thing that could be improved is just a bigger sign on the front.


5 of my friends took the 10 person mixed dorm, free wifi was given at the waiting area at the check in counter. There was only one toilet and one shower room to be shared by 10 person, to me it was not a problem considering the amount we are paying. Generally it was clean , bed furniture was new and comfortable. Location wise it is about 10 minutes walk down south from Kyoto main Train Station, reasonably near.

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