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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  • Perfect Location
  • 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 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    The hostel is quaint and cozy. The location is close to a lot of restaurant and bars. The stay seems to attract some interesting people. Would go back.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    The best hostel I’ve ever had after travel to 30 countries. Cannot wait to back here
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2019
    The place is very well situated, and has a good price that comes with free laundry, breakfast and bikes! But the best thing there I would have to say was how easily it was to meet people. Stan - the host is also great and always able to help you. All in all wonderful place!
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Dec 2019
    Best place I've stayed at so far! Nice small hostel that feels quite personal. With the common room being on the first floor it really becomes a place where you can really talk to people. Next time I'm going to Kyoto I'll be staying here again for sure!
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    The warmth and kindness of the people who manage Friends Kyo Hostel is the best! We got a room upgrade from our lovely receptionist. Thank you soooooo much! Best place to stay at if you are in Kyoto. So close to the JR station and a walking distance to many of the attractions. Great plus - they serve breakfast!
    Philippines, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Dec 2019
    A hostel with a great social atmosphere and excellent facilities. Each bed in the dorm room had walls on either side and a curtain to close off the end of the bed making it very private. The rooms also had a combination lock box for each bed. The bathrooms had lots of amenities - towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hairdryers. The downstairs social area was a really nice place to hang out and have a cup of tea, drink or microwave yourself a dinner.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Dec 2019
    Really good hostel. The location is hard to beat as it's in the gion district. And the transport links to other places are there. The owner and staff are really helpful and kind. They will take care of you and adjust to you if you need to have some late checkouts or extend last minute. The beds are perfect too because they feel like your own space and not cramped. So easy to get a good night sleep. Price insanely cheap for Japan Also... Free bicycles, free washing!! Just for that it wins
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    29 Dec 2019
    This is clean, neat but veeery quiet hostel. Despite the name there is no atmosphere there. For this reason I personally wouldn’t stay there again. They lock common area around 10-11PM.
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    07 Dec 2019
    Good location, very quiet and peaceful place. Staff was helpful. Shout out to Stanley, who himself has travelled a lot, you can talk to him about your travel plans...
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Dec 2019
    Solid place to stay. Only complaint would be that the workers really were not that helpful and knowledgeable about the area. So don't expect them to give you a bunch of info. Maybe that's not the case altogether, but was just the case when I was there.
    USA, Male, 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