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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."

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Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi Hotel & Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi Hotel & Hostel is a hostel located in the heart of Kyoto’s downtown, Kawaramachi. This is the central area and the commercial center of the city. We have dormitory rooms and private rooms to meet multiple needs. Our hotel and hostel are equipped with cafe and bar on the first floor so you can spend good time with other travelers and use the designated areas as your work.

There is luggage storage space at the property.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 2.1 km from Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi, and Kyoto Station is 2.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 38.6 km from Grids Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi Hotel&Hostel.

The epitome of traveling is the fact that you get to meet people,come across things, and spot a scenery you have never seen. We are here to help you find new ways to enjoy and connect with Japanese culture and tradition.

We want to offer a premium experience by welcoming everyone with a warm, meticulous service but keeping the overall style cool
– an experience you will enjoy and makes you want to tell someone about.
We are set out to provide a hostel where travelers can gather together and connect with each other both on a physical and emotional level.

***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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2019
    I had a fantastic stay. Originally in a dorm sharing with three other females but upgraded to a private room. They were happy to assist me and accommodate. Wonderful staff and willing to aid in any questions i had. Location is right by Nishiki market and walking distance to bus and train. Definitely recommend and stay again!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    22 Apr 2019
    Koichi at reception was amazing, great guy. I really appreciate his help and generosity in particular! The hostel is in an amazing location, central without being noisy. The staff were all great and I enjoyed my stay here, the mattresses aren't the most comfortable (not bad or uncomfortable by any means), there isn't really a social atmosphere and only 2 washing machines but other than that there isn't any criticism from me! (Struggled to even think of these) I would love to stay here again :-)
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Mar 2019
    Very comfortable stay. Very well set up for tourists with a variety of useful maps, guides and places to eat. Located near a number of subway stations making city travel easy.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Mar 2019
    Excellent hostel, there is not one thing that needs to improve! Perfect location too
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Mar 2019
    It’s a good place to stay, centrally located so perfect for food and shopping. Many temples and other attractions with walking/riding distance. Short walk from Gion shoji station. It’s a hotel / hostel so if you’re a solo traveler it’s not the best place to meet people. That’s the only “bad” thing about the house everything else is great. Amenities are all amazing.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Apr 2019
    This hostel feels more like a hotel. Everything was super clean and pretty new. The location is amazing as you can walk to some sights, bars and restaurants. There is a small kitchen if you need a microwave or boiling water. I’d be happy to stay there again!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Mar 2019
    It was nice having free breakfast and the facility had the best layout out of 5 hostels I stayed at. I couldn't hear the showers or laundry being run from where I slept. Everything was very clean but the only thing that bugged me was the smell of the cleaner they used that made the bathroom smell more like porcelain. I'm not sure if this is a common japanese cleaner or if people like that smell in japan. It seems to be normal. It was a good stay, despite my one pet peeve
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 Apr 2019
    Positive: great location, friendly staff who speak multiple languages, great all female floor and rooms, great showers and toilet facilities, plus great massage chair. Not so great: breakfast was okay, the room was a bit stuffy and hot, price not so great for a hostel.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    27 Mar 2019
    Not a party atmosphere but clean. Good wifi. They're directions are horrible, follow the below to get there : From the subway line Shijo stop, use underground walkway thru to Hankyu and follow signs for Exit 12-15. walk underground ~5 minutes. Take exit 15. At street level, turn RIGHT. Walk 3 blocks and turn LEFT at Nishi and Shijo intersection where you see a restaurant a United Colors of Benetton Store across the street. Walk up that street halfway and see hostel. (pass Wendys, Starbucks,
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Apr 2019
    The location is downtown so a little further away from the action but still pretty good. Atmosphere feels a lot like a hotel - lots of families, even school your groups... not really one for a solo traveller looking to make friends. Very expensive, too - however I was travelling in peak season
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi