bAKpAK Gion Hostel Reviews
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very good location, near downtown and the main temples. the reception is open only during the day and you cannot do early check-ins
Comparing to other hostels in Japan, bakpak Gion is definitely lacking! I believe its quality rating was only warranted given Kyoto's huge shortage of hostels. Reception is NOT 24h (only 10 AM - 9 PM, beware !! I'd suggest leaving your backpack at one of the Gion Shijo coin lockers), which alone is a huge nuisance. Everything is vertical about this place: almost each room is in a different floor, meaning showers (with limited privacy and space) are often 3 sets of stairs away from your room!
The hostel is clean, friendly helpful staff that speak very good English and can direct you to bars/ resturants. Right next door to a train station too which was super handy to get around Kyoto. Great hostel, would recommend it. Personal lockers were also provided for free.
This hostel is awesome! The location is great and I met some awesome people during my time here too. Highly recommended :)
Bakpak's most valuable asset is location. Just a few steps from the train station, a few steps from Gion district, and Nishiki Market. Aside from that, everything else is pretty much average, just OK. The rooftop is closed after 8PM, so I have to go outside to smoke.
Good hostel right in the centre of Gion, close to almost everywhere and right next to a subway station. The rooms were nice and clean and the bathrooms were kept spotless. The staff helped us a lot which we were very grateful for, they went above what they had to which was amazing! Not a party hostel which was what we wanted anyway!
Nice place nice staff!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
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We enjoyed bakpak gion! Very nice location right next to Keihan line and not too far from Kyoto station. Gion is a great area with lots to see in terms of temples and shrines.
It should have lights in each bed on the dorms,also some place to dress after the shower,specially when the showers are for woman and men
Good location for Gion & nearby buses/trains to major tourist spots. Brush up on your Japanese!