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 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2019
    The people are so nice, everything is clean and the rooftop usually leads to some incredible nights!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2019
    This is the best hostel I have ever stayed at! Stanly was great giving us recommendations what to do and eat around Kyoto (ask for Chicken with Ice Cream) and was so welcoming! The common area downstairs and the roof terrace are great to get to know other travelers and start the night before going out. The location is also great, really central and easy to get everywhere! Thanks so much for having us!!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    I could have stayed here for months. It is almost as perfect as a hostel needs to be. Amazing location, super clean, comfortable, amazing staff ( Stanley is a gem). It was so easy to meet people in the social areas, easy to get to anywhere both in Kyoto and to Osaka and further. No bunks here! instead a personal bed in a pod space and its super comfortable. I cant recommend this place enough and if i ever return to to Kyoto i will be coming back here!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    Amazing hostel, wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    Absolute amazing hostel one of the best I’ve ever stayed in, awesome location, great roof top and lounge area! Best hostel in Japan I’ve stayed in.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jun 2019
    Great place! Highly recommend
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Jul 2019
    Awesome stay! Would highly recommend! Super clean, chilled vibes, great service and in an excellent location :) Would stay again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Jul 2019
    Would recommend this place, especially if you are looking to meet people in your hostel. There were a lot of good resources for what to do in Kyoto, and hostel group outings as well, and a nice vibe, you can chill with people on the roof, the beds and facilities are comfortable and clean. I have stayed in hostels in Kyoto before, but I think this one was the best bang for its buck. I would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Jul 2019
    Had an awesome time with Friends Kyo. Room was clean and beds were really comfy. Loved the free breakfast and free towels. Location was perfect for restaurants/bars and seeing everything in Gion. Would definitely stay again!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Jun 2019
    Loved the comfy and spacious beds. Everything was always really clean and the facilities are great, especially the little touches in the bathroom like ear plugs etc :) The atmosphere was a little bit lacking, I had expected more of a social and upbeat atmosphere but most times it was really quiet. Perfect location really close to the subway station.
    England, Female, 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