Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Downtown Inn Kyoto is a new open capsule hostel in the center of Kyoto for backpackers from all over the world. We are in the heart of Kyoto, travelers can easily explore Kyoto by foot.

There is a convenience store within 1 minute and many restaurants, bars, even live house within 3 minutes distance walking from Downtown Inn Kyoto. Complimentary tea and coffee is provided. Also, we provide pod locks and bicycles to rent.

You can choose to book upper or lower level of beds based on your needs. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, comfy mattress, wooden security box with desk, clothes hanger and reading light. Bathroom facilities and toilets are shared. Hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries including shampoo and body soap are provided for guests.

For more eco friendly, please have your own towel and toothbrush. If you forgot, don't worried, towels are rentable and toothbrushes are for sale.;) There are two coin launderettes in the property and baggage storage is available on the 6th and 7th floor.

***In Kyoto City, a new accommodation tax will be implemented starting October 1,2018.
Accommodation charge under JPY20,000 (per person per night), the tax amount is JPY200 (per person per night).
Please pay at the lodging facility which you are staying.

[Credit Card Pre-Authorization Policy & Pay Upon Arrival]

All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card.

DOWNTOWN INN KYOTO reserves the right to pre-authorize the provided credit
cards up to the full reservation amount at point of reservation. We accepts
only VISA, MasterCard, American Express.

*◎What is a pre-authorization?*

A pre-authorization is a temporary hold on a credit card. The
pre-authorization is not a charge and no funds have been debited from your

*◎Why is the credit card pre-authorized?*

When you provide us a credit card, the pre-authorization guarantees us that
your arrival and the funds that are available to pay for any charges

*◎When does the pre-authorization get released from the credit card?*

The pre-authorized amount will be released after payment settled at
location and this can take up to +10~60 days to reflect in your account.

The pre-authorization fund is not held by the hostel, The pre-authorization
fund is held on your card by your own issuing bank. if it takes too long
for you to wait, we encourage you to contact your issuing bank to check the
release status.

◎When settling the bill upon your arrival , the property accepts Japanese
Yen Cash only.

◎If you have to pay by credit card at the location, an extra handling fee
4% will be charged

***Non-valid credit cards will result in automatic cancellation of the
reservation*** View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2019
    Wonderful place, wonderful staff, super easy to chill with, Josh (n bro), French girls, everyone there super friendly, funny and helpful. Super cheap for what you get. Also one of the few hostels I didn't just wake up at 9 after drinking, super easy to sleep in! Right beside grocery store and a 7 - eleven and a lot of really good restaurants!!!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Jan 2020
    Great hostel, small but smack dab in the center of Kyoto. No own cooking facilities but there is a microwave. The staff seems to be 99% foreign temp workers, I’ve only seen friendly faces but apparently some people had different experiences. Interestingly this is the only hostel I’ve seen where Japanese and foreign guests really mingle. I went out for sake with a man from Nagoya.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2020
    The staff is very friendly and helpful. The capsules are cosy and the facilities, clean. I recommend the place.
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 Oct 2019
    Good hostel with excellent staff!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    28 Jan 2020
    My stay there was pleasant, no frill, modern- all amenities included! Good house rules. Descent location. Good price. I liked the privacy that came with my pod bed, it’s different from other hostels I’ve stayed in but it works well!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    21 Nov 2019
    Only stayed here for one night. The hostel is very cramped, not a lot of room to move around. Not much of a common area, it’s just a bunch of bar stools lined up in a row in a small space on your way to the smoking area outside. There is plenty of room in the sleeping area however. Spacious pods and comfortable mattresses. This is a good place to stay for cheap and you don’t care about meeting others. The staff were really helpful with questions.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Nov 2019
    Check-in was straightforward, the mixed dorm was clean and didn't feel too crowded. There was no password to enter though which might make some people uncomfortable. The common area is small, but there's a balcony for smokers. There were only two showers for 10-20 people, that could be an issue if you're in a rush. Otherwise very lovely equipped. We reached everything we wanted to see in Kyoto without much effort. Would book again.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Nov 2019
    Nice place over all, only issue is no one respected or reinforced the quiet time. People making all sorts of noise till past 1am every night. Unless you only need 5-6 hours of sleep, I would go somewhere else.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    01 Oct 2019
    The bed is fantastic! Comfy and spacious! Room has no lock, but each bed has place to put valuables but you need your own padlock. Terrible atmosphere as there is nowhere to socialise. (The kitchen area, smoking area and a little area next to it are tiny). Good location for buses to the sights. Very clean. Staff use the laundry alot during the evening and don't check to see when it's finished. I was left waiting nearly 30 minutes after the dryer stopped, had to take their stuff out for them.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 2.6


    24 Nov 2019
    Do not stay here. My friend and I booked this place for 2 nights because it had a good rating but we regretted it so much. There is ZERO security - no code for the front, no code on the dorm room doors, no lockers to put your belongings in, NOTHING. The whole place smelled like feet, my friend’s bed had mould growing on the ceiling, the toilets are outside of the dorms and are broken - we felt very dirty staying here.The staff were rude and unfriendly, and the location was very dodgy. Don’t book
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi