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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2020
    I am always very honest with reviewing anything and so rarely give perfect scores but I legit cannot think of a negative thing or critique to give Friends. It’s hands down the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Perfect location for both having fun in town and sightseeing, super fun/chill atmosphere complete with nice touches in decor and signage, and most of all the owner is amazing and will tell you anything you want to know about...almost anything in Japan it seems, really. I’ll be back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2020
    Great place to stay. Lee san knows all the good spots to go in kyoto and is a great hist. Very funny guy
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2020
    The host was funny and very out going, great recommendations from him, with the exception of one, the fried chicken parfait; all in all great experience, highly recommended
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2020
    Awesome place to stay: - Travelled by myself and met plenty of people there who were up for going out and socialising. - The best location in Kyoto! So close to Gion and also a very short walk to major shopping areas and places to get food (as well as a minutes walk from 7/11). - Rooms come with a locker which you can put your valuables in. - More than enough facilities for the hostel: free breakfast was great, wifi worked, terrace was amazing, and everything was clean. - Stanley (host) = legend
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2020
    The best hostel I've stayed at - Was made to feel at home immediately and met a LOT of awesome people while staying there. Originally booked one night but then stayed there for my whole kyoto trip. The beds/pods/rooms are very nice, compared to bunk beds or pods it was nice having the roof at a normal height above you, gave the impression of space.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Amazing the guy that runs it is just such a laugh ! If your a solo female you’ll feel amazing staying here. The rooms are really roomie and the bathroom is full of yellow ducks to play with. Felt like I was staying at a social hotel ! Love it definitely coming back
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    Awesome place all around. The 8-person dorm was one of the best I've stayed in. Deluxe bed had lots of room and the curtain makes it feel super private. Two toilets and two sinks in the dorm and a shower with very good pressure in the hall. Really nice rooftop with views of the city and a free washing machine! Atmosphere was great too.. easy to meet others and hang out in the lounge. Doesn't get much better than Friends Kyo.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    The staff was super friendly and helpful. The owner had some great tips on where to go and was even able to provide me with useful information on how to get to my next destination! There’s free laundry as well which is a plus.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Mar 2020
    Staff is very enthusiastic to help out! Tea and Japanese snacks are available for fee in the lounge, which means there are always some people hanging around there to meet as a lone traveler!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Mar 2020
    Very welcoming place, near some popular entertainment. Well worth checking out
    Canada, Male, 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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