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

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 9.8

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    The hostel is super clean and pleasant, with a friendly and social host. Its located near nishiki market and nearby train stations. You'll get anywhere really fast. Besides the facilities being very good, the host is what makes this hostel a must-visit. He can give you lot of tips how to travel kyoto, show you excellent places to eat and will really try to suit your interests with his recommendations. He seems to be very passionat about the hostel, make u feel welcome and knows Kyoto very well.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2019
    The hostel owner is incredibly friendly and welcoming. Theres also a great Irish bar and a ramen restaurant below the hostel.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    Everything was perfect. Very friendly atmosphere too, met more people in this 20 bed hostel in few days than in my whole trip. Special mention goes to the owner who goes the extra mile starting from helping to find a good spot to visit/eat in to actually taking you out himself. Worth every penny 10/10
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    Perfect for all travelers, I never had any issues while staying there.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in! The location is fab and the place is always spotless, He even let me check in early as he was done cleaning! What really makes the place is Giwon, he will take the time to write you an itinerary for your Kyoto trip and tell you everything you need to know about what you wanna see whether it’s geishas, Fushimi-Inari or the bamboo forest He also takes guests out for dinner in big groups and encourages a great atmosphere!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    I'd struggle to find a flaw with this hostel if I tried. Easily the best hostel I've had the pleasure of staying with; cleaner than most hotels, incredibly dedicated and helpful host, beautiful space, great security, comfortable beds and a lovely kitchen/lounge area. Would absolutely come back given the chance. Thanks, Jiwon
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    By far the best hostel I ever stayed at: Location: Just perfect, next to Gion and the subway. Safety: Lockers for both your personal belongings and big luggage trunks next to your bed. Host: The most committed host you can wish for. Jiwon is a great person and goes the extra mile for his customers. He gives plenty of good advice (routes, shops, onsen, weather) and takes his guests regularly out for drinks and karaoke. Would rate this property 110% if I could. Staying here is a must!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Hoste Ebi was great, super location (3 min walk from subway station and 4 minute walk to the market), clean and very friendly people. The host was so helpful and was there to answer all my questions. Would 100% recommend, great base to explore Kyoto from. Will definitely be returning in the future.
    British Virgin Islands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2019
    Wonderful hostel centrally located in Kyoto. Incredibly close to the subway and buses, as well as Nishiki Market (you can see it from the hostel), the River, and Gion. Jiwon was so incredibly kind and helpful– he even wrote out a note in Japanese I could give out in restaurants to explain my dietary restrictions. This place definitely felt like it veered towards an older crowd, though there seemed to be a mix. Great to meet solo travelers, but definitely not a party vibe. Secure, central, clean.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    31 Aug 2019
    Small but comfortable hostel. The beds were really comfy and they even supplied a tempur pillow. Good kitchen facilities with space to store and cook food.
    England, Couple, 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