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Sparkling Dolphins Inn Kyoto Reviews

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

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182 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 58%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 55%Staff
  • 55%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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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.


The drying was not functioning well. Used it 3 times for a total of 1.5Hrs and yet my clothes were not dry. Many a times there were no staff in the hostel.

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


They try to squeeze out money of you in every move --> bad atmosphere. The room and hostel doors are not locked. There are no lockers, no room keys, security is poor. Rooms don't seem to be cleaned regularly. NOT RECOMMENDED!!


We read the reviews before .. And we got what we expected! There are definitly much better places, which are cheaper.. But if theres nowhere else (which was our case) then its fine. Its no k's inn.. Definitly stay there if you can!


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.

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