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

There is some reason to stay at a small hostel rather than big ones.

【Message from the owner】
Hello, I’m Jiwon, the owner of HOSTEL Ebi. I have to say, my place is not big. We have just 20 beds. So if you like businesslike or chain big accommodation, you wouldn’t like us. However, if you are looking for a cozy and friendly hostel, yes we are the one!

Normally we don’t have parties. It is because we take care of your private time and good sleep. We believe that hostel is not place for party, but place for sleep. It doesn’t mean that we are not friendly or social. We take meals and drink in living room every day. If you like, you can join us. We’d love to chat with you. Kyoto is my hometown and I have plenty of information for restaurants, bars, and sightseeing spots. Please don’t hesitate to ask where to go. Moreover, if I have time, I can show you around local places including local restaurants and bars.

Unfortunately, we haven’t got many reviews so far in Hostel World. It doesn’t mean that we are not good enough. If you worry about our reputation, please check Trip Advisor, Facebook or whatever you think of. You will be sure with what we offer. Please stay at my place and leave your great review.

Best regards,

Jiwon Kim

3 min. walk from Subway “Shijo” Station.
3 min. walk from Hankyu “Karasuma” Station.
4 min. walk from Airport Bus stop “Shijo Karasuma”.

Don’t buy one day ticket for bus or subway. Our location is super nice. Major sightseeing spots are walking distance. Normally you couldn’t recover the price for the one day ticket.

== On Foot ==
・Nishiki Market: 1min.
・Sinkyogoku Stree: 7min
・Kyoto Manga Museum:10min.
・Ponto Cho: 12min.
・Gion: 15min.
・Yasaka Shrine: 20min.
・Nijo Castle: 20min.
・Imperial Palece: 20min.

== By Public Transportation ==
・Fushimi Inari Shrine: 15min.
・Arashiyama: 15min.
・Kingakuji (Golden Temple): 30min
・Ginkakuji: 30min.
・Kyoto Station: 7min.
・Osaka/Umeda: 42min.
・Nara: 60 min.

【Shops & Facilities Around HOSTEL Ebi】
・Money exchange counter:3min.
・Post office: 1min.
・Super market: 3min.
・Convenience store: 1min.
・Drug Store: 2min.

【Restaurants& Bar Around HOSTEL Ebi】
・Irish Pub “Filed”: 0min. *in the same building
・Udon “Eitaro”: 0min. *in the same building
・Yakitori “Torito”: 0min. *in the same building
・Ramen “Ippudo”: 1min.
・Starbucks: 1min.
・Bakery, Sushi, Chinese & Italian restaurants: 1- 3min.

・Free Wi-Fi
・Free PC in living room
・Fully Equipped Kitchen with a shared fridge
・Shared shower rooms with shampoo, hair conditioner & body soap
・Free tea and coffer
・Personal locker and security box in shared dorm rooms.
・Lines (Pillow, Bed sheets & Blankets)

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.

・Check-in time: PM4:00 - PM10
・Check-out time: - AM11:00
・Reception hour: AM8:00 - AM11:00 & PM4:00 - PM10:00
・Payment Method: Cash, Credit card (Visa, Master & American Express)
・Age restriction
  1) 7 years old but with a guardian
  2) people of 17 years old or under will be required to submit prior confirmation of a letter of content from guardian.
・From 1st October 2018 Kyoto City will impose accommodation tax and it costs JPY200 per person per night. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2019
    Everything was just perfect!
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jun 2019
    I was surprised to see a place with such high reviews but I have to say I have nothing bad to say about it. It's a small place run by one guy but he is very kind and helpful with everything. Other than that, the location is ideal, the beds are great and the place is overall comfortable and clean. I highly recommend it.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 May 2019
    Great place to stay and the best host. He is very well informed and friendly. Every thing was perfectly clean and I slept perfect.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 May 2019
    Amazing hostel and amazing host. Jiwon went above and beyond to make everyone’s stay comfortable. He gave my group great recommendations and took us out to show us a local restaurant and greay bars. The hostel is very very clean with all that you would require plus many more little touches to make you feel at home.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 May 2019
    Clean small hostel at great location and owner is nice guy (english speaking and very helpful).
    Czech Republic, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 May 2019
    THE BEST HOSTEL. Comfy beds, clean facilities, nice showers, tons of locked storage space for large backpacks and smaller items, and great location. However, the owner of the hostel really makes this the BEST place to stay in Kyoto. He is extremely interested in helping you plan your stay in Kyoto. Every night my friends and I discussed our plans with him the night before, did exactly what he told us, and we had a blast. You simply have to stay here.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Jul 2019
    This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. The owner is super nice and helpful, and the location is perfect. The only reason I didn't give 10/10 is because to get to the female dorm you have to walk through the mixed and up a flight of stairs. The only showers and toilet are on the main floor so you have to go back down stairs through the mixed dorm for either
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Jun 2019
    Amazing little Hostel in the heart of downtown Kyoto. Beds were good, hostel was amazingly decorated and and a really chilled out atmosphere. Roof terrace was nice and had really good laundry, kitchen and shower facilities. The owner is an amazing host with excellent suggestions on where to eat and visit.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 May 2019
    Great location! Walking distance from Nishiki Market, Higashiyama and Gion districts. Amenities are clean. As an introvert, I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the place. Sometimes, I’m just not in the mood to socialize and chit-chat. It’s a hostel minus the grungy rowdy vibe that most hostels tend to have. Will definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 May 2019
    Excellent stay! Clean, cozy, and close to major attractions as well as public transport. Host is awfully kind and knowledgeable about Kyoto. Atmosphere can be hit or miss due to the limited number of available beds.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Towels Not Included
  • Internet Access
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games