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.

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  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Friends Kyo is located in the heart of historic Gion, and 5 mins walk to the main shopping and clubbing districts. Just one street from us is Miyagawa-cho, where Geishas sleep and party. You can spot them, but probably cannot afford them.. but it is ok, you can party with us.

We have a nice lounge with a library downstairs and an awesome roof garden where you can hang out, chill and meet new friends, a nice private cabin with USB power plugs for you to relax in when the day ends and the sun sets/rises. And of course... we do provide free laundry for the really really wild nights.

AND the Hankyu train nearby takes you straight to Osaka Station too!

*** A new accommodation tax will be implemented starting October 1, 2018 in Kyoto City. Accommodations charging JPY 20,000 or less per person per night will need to collect JPY 200 per person per night. We will be adding the tax to your bill. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    Great vibe, clean and staff are very friendly. Very central location and reasonable cost.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Excellent hostel. Met many cool people and top notch location right in the heart of the Gion district.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Excellent hostel located in a nice neighbourhood of Kyoto. Loved the comfy & private bed layout and really enjoyed the atmosphere here (good balance of social and chilled vibes). The free breakfast and laundry service was a nice bonus too. Would definitely come back!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Best hostel experience in Japan so far. The staff is fantastic and will give you insights and tips to help you experience local culture. Met a ton of great travelers, probably because the main lounge area is very conducive to socializing. The beds were comfortable and private (for a hostel), showers and bathrooms felt clean and new. Loved the location too. 10/10!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    Can’t recommend this hostel enough- faultless! Unbeatable location, the comfiest beds with privacy, very clean, incredibly social and great friendly atmosphere. Stanley is amazing, so helpful and knowledgable (helped me plan Kyoto completely) and really makes the hostel inclusive and fun. Free breakfast, free use of the washing machine and snacks all day were bonuses. Parallel to a geisha street which was a highlight for me and a minute walk from 7/11 and a keihan station. Perfect thank you!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    Really well laid out hostel in a great location. Close to all manner of transportation and major sight seeing spots. Special thanks to the owner, Stanley, was also amazing in helping me set up an itinerary for my one day whirlwind tour of Kyoto. Open common area and rooftop terrace great for meeting new people. My only regret is not being able to stay longer!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    The best hostel in Japan.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 Aug 2019
    Overall the friendliest hostel I’ve ever been to. You’ll meet pretty much everyone else at the hostel, and the owner and staff have lots of suggestions on things to do. Would be nice to have a dryer on site.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Sep 2019
    Very clean rooms and comfy beds. Only the one shower, but it was always free when I needed it. Great location, a few minutes walking distance to the train station, Ponchoto Alley and the Gion area. Free use of washing machine as well. However there was no social scene in the common area while I was there for the 3 days.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    08 Aug 2019
    Pleasant/peaceful environment. Staff was always available and pleasant. Awesome location and super close to many things in walking distance! Would definitely stay at again!
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi