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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 9.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2019
    Such a cute hostel with the nicest staff, and there’s always nice music playing. The facilities are very clean and the hostel is close enough to walk to lots of bars in kyoto and very close to a bus stop and train station. Definitely recommend this hostel and I’ll be back if I’m ever in Kyoto again!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2019
    I remembered gojo from 7 years ago when I stayed in Kyoto and that had a very good reason. This hostel is an exceptional one. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, you will feel at home immediately. And there are not a lot of places, if any, where you can sleep in such a location in such a Japanese way. Again it is a one of a kind gem that I will go back to anytime. I have seen quite a few hostels and airbnb's in Kyoto but this is my favourite.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    The staff was so sweet and kind. I got sick at one point while I was there, and they were super nice about it. It’s really close to a subway station and some bus stops, which is nice too.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Oct 2019
    Friendly and helpful staff - thanks for all the great tips and recommendations! Went to 'Rokken' Izakaya and the food was amazing. Gojo is quite close to a metro stop and within walking distance of many attractions. Simple but very tasty food at the cute on-site cafe/bar. Sleeping on the tatami mats was a fun experience - obviously not as comfortable as sleeping on a mattress but I got used to it quickly. Would definitely consider staying here again.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Sep 2019
    This guesthouse hostel is in a traditional Japanese guesthouse turned into a hostel, with tatami mat beds. The facilities were very clean and comfortable. The best part was the amazing staff! They were so helpful and friendly.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Oct 2019
    It's a small but really lovely place. Staff are super friendly and there rent bike here too! Super convenient location as there's few convinient store at walking distance.
    Malaysia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Sep 2019
    Really loved the vibe here. Wonderful place to stay in Kyoto!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Oct 2019
    This was a decent hostel in a good neighborhood of Kyoto. Bathrooms were on a different level, which was a pain because the floors were so creaky. The men’s dorm was significantly nicer than the women’s. Futon beds were very comfortable and showers were great; the building was definitely showing its age—slight signs of disrepair. This hostel had some great maps of Kyoto, especially one for the neighborhood with some good recommendations.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Oct 2019
    The hostel is, in fact, a traditional Japanese house - hard to think of a better place to stay to get the feel of Kyoto. Hostel has everything a backpacker might need. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The cafe downstairs plays fantastic music constantly. Would definitely stay again.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Oct 2019
    It is a wonderful place to stay. Atmosphere is very authentic. I highly recommend you to stay at this place
    Turkey, 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