Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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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Property Description

A place where you would want to come back. We try to keep a cozy, home-like atmosphere where you can relax and chill out after your long day of traveling.

In our 100-year-old “Machiya”(an old traditional Japanese house) we only have Japanese style beds “Futon”(sleeping on tatami floor), shared bathrooms, shower rooms and a kitchen, also free Wi-Fi which can be used anywhere inside. All guests receive a Map for the first night. Bicycle rental 500 yen per day.

In our cafe on the first floor, you can choose to sit alone and enjoy your moment, or share the long table with other travelers and share your fun experiences from your trip. We provide breakfast set from 8:30 am for 2 hours, at 400 yen.

***In Kyoto City, a new accommodation tax will be implemented starting October 1,2018.
Accommodation charge under JPY20,000 (per person per night), the tax amount is JPY200 (per person per night).
Please pay at the lodging facility which you are staying.

・Reception 8AM-10PM

・Check-In 3PM-10PM

・Check-Out 11AM

・We can keep your luggage at reception before Check-In and after Check-Out.

・Cancelation / 1 day before 50% / on the day 100%

・Payment method is only cash not credit card View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Gojo has been my favourite hostel in Japan. It has a lovely traditional vibe, friendly English speaking staff & great location. The cafe downstairs really tastey and affordable. I had the 400¥ breakfast the 3 mornings I was there. It's a 25min walk from Kyoto train station and is very doable.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2019
    Both my friend and I stayed in both the individual room (6 nights) and the female dorm room (2 nights). The location was really close to the Kiyomizu subway line and pretty close to the JR Kyoto Station. Honestly we mostly used the Subway (160 yen) to get to the Kyoto Station because we did not want to walk. The staff here were so nice and extremely helpful! Honestly I cannot reccomend this place enough!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2019
    Good value and good experience for Traditional Japanese way of living. The place is close to gojo train station and within 20 minutes walk to the downtown. The living room is pretty nice and I enjoy sitting there reading books or chatting.
    China, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Lovely converted ryokan style hostel! I made new friends and the staff was super friendly and helpful. They offer a good breakfast at a reasonable price which was such a great bonus! Very close to Gion and a couple subway stops to amazing temples like fushimi inari :) loved my time
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2019
    This place is a wonderful place to stay and experience a historic building with the futon-style beds. It is a small hostel and it wasn't a party place, but it was ideal for crashing between adventures in and around Kyoto. This place lends itself to bus or subway travel -- if you have a rail pass you have to walk 25 minutes to Kyoto station every time.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Nov 2019
    It’s an old building but you will get the feel of Kyoto. Very minimal privacy. But on the bright side, you will get to talk to like-minded travelers. Location is pretty central, you can walk to many attractions within 15-20 mins. They have bike for rental at 500 yen a day and hours are pretty long. We enjoyed riding along the river to Fushimi Kandakara Shrine. Bus stop is very close to the hostel. The cafe downstairs was very cute and welcoming. Staff are superrrr nice and accommodating.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    11 Nov 2019
    Really cute little hostel! If you want to experience something else than a hostel definetly to there! I stayed two nights there, city centre is a 10 minute walk, can't complain about anything. Staff is really really nice!! Would definetly stay again. not the most social hostel, but I met some nice people there! Really cozy with their small Cafe!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Nov 2019
    Enjoyed my stay Gojo guest house. Very relaxed atmosphere. Super central location easily accessible near Gion. Would absolutely stay again in a heartbeat.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Nov 2019
    Felt like being home away from home in Japan with its wooden style and cute furniture. The staff were incredibly welcoming and explaining the ins-and-outs if not only the hostel but also Kyoto too. I also never had better sleep in Japan until sleeping in a traditional futon bed. 10/10 would recommend this place if you’re looking for a great location to all the major sites (either via metro or walking), comfort, and a chill vibes.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Dec 2019
    Really nice hostel. Not many people staying when I visited in December, so can’t comment much on the atmosphere. The building is really beautiful inside and gives you traditional feeling accomodation on a budget. Private room was really great and didn’t mind sleeping the traditional on-the-floor style. My only issue was that the wifi was terrible: although there was signal throughout the hostel, the internet simply didn’t work, and pages wouldn’t even load: it only worked near reception.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities