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.


Hostel Ebi

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 9.6

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Dec 2019
    Amazing location. Mins away from train station Nishiki market just down the road Shake shack and Starbucks too Host actually brought us for dinner which is nice
    Singapore, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Dec 2019
    Amazing hostel! Fantastic location, super clean and comfortable, great facilities and a good atmosphere too. Special mention for the friendly and incredibly helpful host! One of the best hostels I've stayed in, I would definitely come back. Highly recommended!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2019
    Close to train station, one of my favorite hostels that I’ve ever stayed in. Hostel was small and intImate. Japanese aesthetic with a modern spin. Facility was close to bars and restaurants. Staff went out of their way to make sure you were comfortable. Would return again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2019
    Hostel Ebi was our favourite lodging while we were in Japan. It was in a great location, close to several train/subway stations, shops and Nishiki market. It was super easy to get to, and it was so clean and felt like you could really relax in the common areas. The beds were quite spacious for a hostel, and actually fairly private. The owner is super friendly and will offer any help he can, if you have any questions about restaurants or places to see/visit. I would highly recommend this hostel!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Dec 2019
    Best location in Kyoto, short walk to two subway lines, shops, restaurants, Nishiki market. Place was virtually empty over the course of my 3 nights in mid Dec but I managed to meet the few guests who were there and one evening the owner took us out for drinks to some local spots I probably wouldn't find on my own--we had a great time! The owner speaks English very well and is fun to hang out with. Only negative: sinks, WC's, and showers are all adjacent to reception/common area.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Nov 2019
    You know when you check in and you have a feeling you made a great choice? This was it Completely great hostel (don't take the stairs while going up, there's a curtain on the ground floor and take the elevator) Bed super comfy, good shower, and great staff. Just spent one night but when I come back I'll stay here again
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    20 Nov 2019
    Excellent place. The only problem I had was the wifi coverage was too weak on my area.
    Philippines, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Nov 2019
    Hostel Ebi is a great location for all your Kyoto sightseeing plans! Super clean and comfy facilities and a very relaxing environment. Just some information that may be helpful but does not effect my rating: The shower and sink facilities are right next to reception meaning if you’re in the female dorms you have to walk through the shared dorms and basically to the front desk to use them- so not much privacy there. And because the nature of the small hostel they can’t accommodate late check in’s
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Nov 2019
    Very comfortable hostel in a great location. It is a small hostel that was really easy to interact with other travelers despite no organized activities. As a solo traveler I actually ended up meeting the most people here and I explored Kyoto and other parts of Japan with several of them. Showers/sinks were great but right out in the open so a bit lower on the privacy if that bothers you. Overall if you're willing to say hi to people in the common room you'll love this hostel traveling solo.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    17 Nov 2019
    Stayed for 3 nights. Owner very professional, and helpful when asked for recommendations. Very small hostel so quite good for meeting others, but was pretty quiet when we stayed. Super clean, nice ambience with the smell and music out front. Recommend.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
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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


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