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Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto is located less than 10 minutes' walk from JR Kyoto station and is about 20 minutes' walk to the Gion District. Hostelworld guests frequently praise this clean and modern hostel's 'friendly and cosy' atmosphere and the 'incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and friendly' staff who 'are willing to take the time out to help you get to wherever you want to be and will even Google Map and help book places.' We like their rooftop terrace with a view over the city. It's no wonder this was rated the best large hostel chain at the 2011 Hoscars!

Property Description

We are located in central Kyoto, only nine minutes’ walk from JR Kyoto Station. Our aim is to provide a clean, cozy and friendly inexpensive stay in Kyoto for all you global travellers.

We’ll do our best to make your stay in Kyoto as comfortable and memorable as possible. We wish to offer travellers an opportunity to meet other travellers in a cosy environment, allowing them to exchange cultural experiences and make new friends.

We offer a variety of rooms for an affordable price and comfortable stay in Kyoto. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning. All of our twin rooms have bunk beds.

*From October 1st 2018, Kyoto city will begin to impose TAX of 200JPY/person/night.
This TAX will be added to the price of your room charge upon arrival.

Our individual shower rooms are available 24hrs a day.

We have a spacious communal tatami lounge with free Wi-Fi; there’s also a fully equipped guest kitchen, a communal TV room , a terrace with picnic facilities and a rooftop terrace with great views over Kyoto.

Facilities include English newspapers, a tourism information board, free coffee and tea, bicycle rental (800yen/day) and laundry facilities (300yen/wash and dry).

Guests can also borrow the iron, ironing board, foreign adaptors, guide books, alarm clocks, padlocks and iPhone charger for free!

Our travellers’ cafe and bar, Zen Cafe, is open from 8am to midnight.
It’s located on the ground floor and offers draft beers, cocktails, sake, wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and more.

Our western style full breakfast is available every day from 8:00am to 11:00am and only costs 500yen !

Our friendly English speaking staff will be keen to help you with any tourist information you need.

Our hostel is located near Kyoto station and within reach of the Higashiyama area (Kiyomizu-temple, Gion district, etc) and downtown. Within walking distance of here you'll find restaurants, convenience stores and ATMs.

K's House hostel chain was voted the Best Large Hostel Chain Worldwide in 2011 by Hostelworld.com customers! And K’s House Kyoto was voted the best in Japan and Asia at the 2012 Hostelworld.com Hostel Awards!

Check out our sister hostels across Japan, also listed here on Hostelworld: our brand-new K’s House Takayama,K’s House Takayama Oasis K's House Ito Onsen, K's House Tokyo Oasis, K's House Tokyo, K's House Hakuba alps, K's House Mt.Fuji ,K’s House Hakone, and K's House Hiroshima.

Please note that children aged six and under are not permitted to stay in the dorms. View House Rules

Overview

Make Backpackers Hostel K's House your home-away-from-home in Kyoto. There's an easygoing atmosphere here, from the calming tatami lounge to the ground-floor bar (sake anyone?). You can get some Insta-worthy angles from our rooftop overlooking the city and distant mountains. Just connect to the free Wi-Fi and start posting! When you're ready to explore, we can help you book tours and give you free maps of the surrounding area. Want an authentic place to snooze? Try one of our Japanese-style rooms.

Location

Location is a major perk with us – we’re in central Kyoto, only 9 minutes’ walk from JR Kyoto Station. Get your culture fix in the Gion district, just a 20-minute walk away. Here you'll see traditional Japanese artworks, Geisha performances and ornate tea ceremonies. It’s also a great place to pick up some authentic souvenirs to take back home. If you're lucky enough to catch the cherry blossoms in full bloom, go to Higashiyama (1.8km away) to admire the pink trees among ancient temples and streets in the city's best-preserved historic district.

Rooms and Dorms

Check into your thoughtfully laid-out room where you'll experience the touches of Japanese hospitality. You’ll find foreign adapters, bed linen, alarm clocks, padlocks and iPhone chargers for free. You can also rent towels and hair dryers if you need them. All the rooms are fitted with air con, whether you’re staying in a dorm, single, double, twin, triple or en-suite double.

Extras and activities

Start your day with free tea and coffee, English newspapers and a Western-style breakfast for 500 yen. You get full use of our equipped kitchen throughout the day, or you can just turn to our vending machines – you'll quickly learn that Japan's vending machines put all others to shame! If you need some tips on what to do, our English-speaking staff can give insider knowledge on their favourite places around town. Get there quicker with a bike rented for 800 yen per day.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Mar 2020
    The staff here were so lovely! There was always someone at the desk ready to help and the whole place was spotlessly clean. I would definitely reccomend to stay here
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Mar 2020
    Cool location, not far from the train station and temples. Confortable to chill, especially the common room with big sofas and the footstools. In 1 week, all the traveler who come here where friendly, it's a good place to meet people and hangout with them. Also the staff is very nice and very helpfull. Thanks for your support during my stay, saddly shortened due to coronavirus crisis... I wished I could have stay more, I was supposed to stay here 10 days, I'm sure I will not have regret it.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Mar 2020
    My friends and I LOVED this hostel. I am definitely saving this one for any future visits to Kyoto again. The bar is the perfect touch and we met a lot of amazing and fun people including the staff. Special shoutout to Seske (not sure about spelling) and Shao who were really fun to talk to. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone. Be sure to check out the rooftop!
    USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Mar 2020
    Great place to stay!! Highly recommend
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Feb 2020
    Great location and facilities. The place was very clean and the staff were super helpful. Great value for money.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    Loved my time at K’s House! The kitchen was perfect (and round the corner from a 7 eleven). The happy hour each night was a great opportunity to chat with other travellers and the staff gave us great recommendations of where to go! The dorms were super clean and not too cramped! Great location (a quick cheap train on the Keihan railway away from Osaka)!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Feb 2020
    Best Hostel in Kyoto. No complaints.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    Great hostel close to the train station for easy access. Would definitely recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Mar 2020
    K’s House is really centrally located to the train station and beds are comfortable. I stayed in a 4-bed dorm and it was a good experience. I would definatly recommend to other backpackers.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Mar 2020
    Lovely hostel. It was a bit quiet but reckoned maybe that was due to timing (Coronavirus outbreak) but I did make some friends at the bar which is a great facility to have, also great happy hours! As a solo female traveller I felt pretty safe, and it was well located near the Chion In temple and Kiyomizu-dera. Nice kitchen area and chill out space.
    England, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines


Awards

  • 2019

    2nd, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2017

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Kyoto

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Kyoto

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Kyoto

  • 2014

    2nd, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Japan

  • 2013

    1st, Continent Winners Asia

  • 2012

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2011

    1st, Hostel Chain

Nominations

  • 2016

    Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2015

    Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2013

    Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2012

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto says

I think what makes us special is that we really try to provide a quality experience for our guests. We have tons of items available to rent for free from reception, including iPhone chargers, padlocks, guidebooks, adaptors, DVDs and games (cards, Uno, board games, etc).
I hear from our guests a lot about what they like about our hostel, and it's our clean rooms with self-locking doors, the friendly staff and the cross-cultural experience of meeting other guests in the spacious common lounge.
Our hostel is suitable for all types of travellers, from solo travellers to families to groups.

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