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Tomato Kyoto Station Reviews

135, Shimizu, Siokoji-Horikawa-Nishi, Shimogyo, Kyoto, Japan

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197 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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As a bed for a night it was okay. However, I would not recommend to stay there for longer, e.g. 5 days or so.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great, friendly and super helpful staff. Easy to find and close to some attraction.


Staff unfriendly and only available during very limited office hours. Required to make/ strip your own bed at arrival/ departure. Linien privided not sufficient: 1 pillow case & 1 sheet. No garbidge bin in room provided as garbage is required to be disposed in kitchen or infront of office only (both down stairs). These issues make cleanliness of hostel doubtful. Not permitted to walk fast at any time and speak after 9pm as the complete building will impacted: vibration and noise levesl.

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The location of this hostel is fine. Not too far from thr train station and can easily access to the bus stop. Only a poor thing is bath room, when i was there one out of two can't use warm water.... Recommend avoid the rush hour ( bcoz there're 2 bath rooms in the hostel) . Other than that are fine, i think.


Pros: 10mins walk to Kyoto Station, although you might want to consider taking a taxi with heavy luggage. Staff are super helpful and funny. Went with a friend and lucky us we got to share with 2 very nice people. Cons: only 2 showers and a tiny kitchen for the whole hostel. I am an early riser so I manage to beat the morning rush to the toilet :) Verdict: Would consider this place solely on the location.


nice hostel


Overall average


It is a good choice for backpackers or travellers who tend to spend less budget on their hostels. The staff is nice and helpful.

  • 1st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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