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 9.8

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 May 2019
    Amazing service and cleanliness and rooms! Don't get fooled by the name, it feels like you've booked a hotel not a hostel and they have some bikes for you to use if you feel like cycling and not paying for a bike to rent! The staff are very friendly and supportive and really make sure you have a great time there! Would visit again!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2019
    Friends Kyo was awesome. The past few days of staying here has been convenient and nice. Also, if you're headed to Fushimi inari while here, I highly recommend following Lee, one of the founders here, for his tour at Fushimi inari!
    Singapore, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2019
    Amazing hostel! Perfect location, the place was clean, with a cool chilling area in the rooftop, and a common area downstairs. Met some cool people here! Stan was amazing at giving me tips of what to do in and around Kyoto! Thanks Stan, you live up to be the legend that the reviews say about you! -Enrique the mexican
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Perfect !!!!
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    26 Apr 2019
    Loved it! Great helpful people working there, close to the city, a bike to borrow and really clean facilities.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Apr 2019
    외국인 친구 만들고 싶으시면 적극 추천합니다. 위치, 청결도 좋고 직원분들도 다 친절해요! It was so good to stay here I totally recommend this hostel :) Every staffs were really kind and friendly. The bed was so comfortable. Good location.
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Apr 2019
    After a stressful trip and my flight being delayed I was unable to get to Kyoto. I had to come the next day. Hostel was very understanding and helpful. Great location. Staff were helpful- great with recommendations. I LOVED the rooms and beds. The shower is possibly the most amazing shower I have ever experienced. Great facilities- clean towel, makeup remover, hairdryer etc. Nice common area, though it was quiet. Only met people on my last night here. Just who is about at the time though!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Apr 2019
    Great location. A more friendly and cosy feel compared to the larger hostels available in Kyoto, which made it very easy to meet and chat with other travellers. It was one of my favourite hostels of my 3 weeks in Japan. Only one slight disappointment was that the staff did not really know where to recommend to eat. I was really keen to try Kyo Ryori (Kyoto Cuisine), but they could not think of anywhere besides an okonomiyaki place. They were very friendly though!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Apr 2019
    Great location, walking distance to many places to eat/drink, including the Pontocho area which is great for nightlife. Stan is the man! He creates an environment conducive to meeting fellow travelers. Free light breakfast. Free coffee/tea 24 hrs. Slight drawbacks but not deal breakers: mattress too soft and lumpy for my liking; door to dorm room is lockable but it's not automatic, which means it's usually left unlocked. Ultimately, I wish I could have spent more time at this hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Apr 2019
    The best possible location. Only a short walk across the river to all the bars, restaurants, and izakaya in Kyoto. Easy to get to from Kyoto station as well. Beds were comfortable and private. Only had four rooms, so not a lot of people to interact with. Roof didn't have anyone there when I went, but still a nice area. Stan was very welcoming as soon as we arrived and was great. Would definitely stay there again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
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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