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.
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  • 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

100 years Japanese architecture called Machiya, “HARUYA Higashiyama” is. Located in 2 minutes walk from one of the main subway station in Kyoto and main shopping areas. Numerous famous temples, shrines, and Geisha district, called Gion are within walking distance. Since it is easy to access JR Kyoto station, you can easily make day trips to Nara and Osaka.

Place near by
“HARUYA Higashiyama” is located in Higashiyama area (Kiyomizu-temple, Silver Pavilion, etc.) visited by more than 12 million tourists annually. Within walking distance, you’ll find restaurants, convenient stores, and ATM 24hours.

Our facilities
*All rooms equipped with air-conditioning. *Self-catering Kitchen *24hours individual shower rooms (with shampoo, conditioner, and body soap) *Laundry facilities *Free Wifi and Common PC for Internet *Bicycle rental (500yen/day) *Free coffee & tea in communal lounge
 *No curfew, no lock-out *Free luggage storage

If 'HARUYA Higashiyama' is fully booked on the requested dates, please check 'HARUYA Umekouji', the sister brunch. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    Very cozy quiet accommodation tucked away in the historic Higashiyama. The building is a little creaky, but it is an old traditional Japanese building so it is expected somewhat. Staff were super friendly and welcoming and happy to provide any advice or guidance requested. Dorm bed was comfortable and the shower was clean and functional. Free coffee and tea were provided. Highly recommended for a quiet stay. Definitely not one for partying
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2019
    The directions to HARUYA Higashiyama were very clear and we had an easy time arriving. We stayed in a private room and it was very nice and comfortable. We slept well and enjoyed the use of the private door. The staff was very kind and made great recommendations for sight seeing and the local bath houses. Our time in Kyoto was wonderful.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Apr 2019
    Very old ryokan, very small with a very intimate feeling. Extremely small. In a cute quiet area.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    06 Nov 2019
    A wonderful historic building down a very quaint alley. I was surprised that we had bunk beds as I wouldn’t have booked it if I had know (just because my son and I have both had knee surgeries in the past year so made it a bit difficult to get in the bed) but we managed well enough and the staff were awesome and very welcoming! It was in a very good location!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    26 Mar 2021
    I stayed for 2 nights at this hostel. The place was so lovely, as they said it is 100 years old house, so it is a little bit old, but the atmosphere was so good, it is a traditional Japanese house plus cozy and warm feeling. If you want to chilled, i recommend you this one. As fisrt i found no staff there, bc of covid situation, so the staff will not be there all the time, so you have to checked in-out by urself, there is a construction guide for you. Anyway you can call, they can speak english.
    Thailand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 May 2019
    I had a great time at Hostel Haruya. It's definitely meant to be a quiet environment with a traditional feel to it, so I'd recommend going elsewhere if you're looking for a more lively/energetic hostel. The place was very quaint with a small library room. The staff member who checked me in could speak English and was very nice; he went out of his way to help show me which bus routes to take for a trip I was doing the next day. The hostel is within walking distance of a more lively area with food
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 May 2019
    This hostel was in a great location with extremely nice staff. My only complaint is that our room was on the second floor. The only way to get to the second floor was up extremely steep stairs and the only bathroom was on the first floor. Besides that, it was a lovely experience.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Nov 2019
    I stayed in a private room for 2 nights then 1 night in the dorm. The location is great and the house has lots of character. It's not really set up for socializing if that's a consideration. The private room was very cozy and comfortable and had a private bathroom which was great. The dorm bed was comfortable but the room was very tight and there is only one shower and 1 toilet (which is just outside in the garden) which wasn't ideal since the dorm rooms are upstairs. The staff were lovely!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    24 Sep 2019
    This was a great little place. I loved the fact it is an old building as it had all the characters of a traditional Japanese house. My only complaint was there was only 1 shower room and 1 male toilet (outside). Although every time I used the facility it was never busy. There were people staying here but also didn't seem the most social of places. I would however recommend this hostel. One of the hostess was so lovely and helped us map out the must do things in Kyoto.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Oct 2019
    Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good value for money. 10 minute walk to Gion District and main restaurant/bar area. Only downside was slightly noisy as we were in the room next to reception. People unaware it was a bedroom and making their long distance phone calls home around 02.30am. Had to get up and ask them to be quiet. Perhaps a sign acknowledging people are asleep in there may help. Also found the room to be quite warm, a fan would have been nice.
    Wales, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi