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 7 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 8.3

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 May 2019
    We had an amazing stay here and the staff were amazing, there were two of us and we had a conjoined bunk so we could see each other and talk to one another easily. The hostel is also very central.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 May 2019
    Amazing. Favourite hostel I have stayed in. Comfy and spacious beds. Well located. Would return if I am ever in Kyoto again. Nuff said.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    24 Mar 2019
    Bunkbeds are spacious and utterly convenient! Your big luggage can be placed beneath the bed. However, there is no option to use a lock. Doors of the rooms cannot be locked either. Staff has high level of English.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Mar 2019
    Everything but vibe was good, not really a social hostel
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Mar 2019
    The hostel is very nicely situated (20-25 min walking distance to the Kamo river, 10-15 min to train stations, 5 min to major bus stops) and the facilities were fine, though most of the time the trash was overflowing and the bath mats were a little gross. The capsule beds were comfy! The guests in the hostel were a little unfriendly and kept to themselves (not sure why they're staying in a hostel). My biggest qualm was that the WiFi didn't work during our 3 night stay despite alerting the staff.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Mar 2019
    Within walking distance to quite a few attractions we wanted to visit. Stayed during Spring Break/hanami and the price wasn't astronomically high. Crappy security though since there wasn't a lock on the door to the room. I had to share one of the open cubicles (no divider/wall between beds) with my male friend and it was inconvenient. Very small hostel but at least the beds were comfortable.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.3


    03 Apr 2019
    Pro: * Clean capsule style accommodation. * Showers & bath very nice * common areas are all very clean * location is excellent Con: * environment absolutely does not encourage meeting people - common areas are all basically hallways with a little barstool style table that faces a wall or window * minimal security - each capsule bed has a lockbox, but anyone from the street can come inside after hours and get all the way into the dorm rooms.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    26 Mar 2019
    They pre-authorise your card the full amount, despite already taking a deposit, then charge you 4% to pay card on arrival at the hostel. Zero security, stroll right through to whichever room you like. No working Wi-Fi during our stay, despite being ‘fixed’ half way through. Staff at the hostel are all travelling volunteers, so no recommendations for the local area. Out of 5 weeks of travelling around Japan definitely the worst hostel we stayed at.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    25 Mar 2019
    Pros: Good location, clean and comfortable beds Cons: No common area to meet people making it hard as a solo traveler also lacks a kitchen facility, no stove or oven for cooking also only a small bar fridge for eveyone in the hostel to use.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    28 Mar 2019
    Well. I wish I could say I enjoyed my stay here, but I did not. The only time I spent at this Hostel was sleeping. Here's why. It's a 6 floor building and I was told by staff there are no stairs, no stairs! Only an old lift with torn flooring. Wow. Then, and I hate to say, but securtiy is very limited. :( The bed capsule however is comfortable and has got many hooks for clothing. :) Some may like this style of hostel but for me, no thank you.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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