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Khaosan Kyoto Guest House

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House is very centrally located, around the corner from the train station and just 10 minutes' walk from the Gion District. This stylish, clean hostel offers comfortable beds as well as free Wi-Fi, coffee, green tea, shampoo and soap. Hostelworld guests have told us 'this place should set the standard for dorms worldwide' and is good value for money. We particularly like the privacy curtains and balcony in their six-bed dorm.

Property Description

Welcome to Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse!! We are No1. Hostel group in Japan!!

===Best Value for your stay in Kyoto ==
*3mins walk from Kawaramachi sta (Hankyu Line) where is the heart of Kyoto city.
*Free WiFi and guest PCs are available.
*Massive Japanese style living room is available for 24 hours.
*Fully equipped kitchen + free coffee, tea, green tea and some seasonings are provided.
*Laundry service with free detergent.
*Japanese and Western breakfast special discount ticket for the cafe near the hostel is available.
*Free luggage storage is available between 8am to 5pm.
*Free facility use (inc Shower, kitchen, Living room and Internet connection) before check-in and after check-out.
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We do not offer luxury five star accommodations; however, our concept is Great Value, Comfortable, Clean, and Friendly for All Guests.
We believe that your stay with us would definitely be a pleasant one!!

==== LOCATION ====
* 3 minutes walk from Hankyu line Kawaramachi Station.
We are located in the heart of Kyoto! ( For Sightseeing, Eating, Shopping, and everything! )

*By walk
Nishiki food market (5 mins)
Gion (15 mins)
Teramachi & Shinkyogoku shopping street (3 mins)
Manga Museum (20 mins)
Kiyamachi and Pontocho street for nightlife (10 mins)
Imperial palace (25 mins)

*Bus -1 ride 230 yen- -1 day buss pass 600 yen-
Kiyomizu-temple (15 mins)
Kinkaku-ji “ Golden pavilion (40 mins)
Ginkaku-ji “ Silver pavilion (20 mins)
Nijo Castle (15 mins)
Kyoto station (15mins)

*Train
Fushimi Inari shrine (10mins by Keihan line)
Arashiyama (25mins by Hankyu line)
Sanju-sangendo (5 mins by Keihan line)
Umeda[Osaka] (45 mins by Hankyu Line)

==== FACILITIES ====
* FREE PC and Wi-Fi access every floor
* Fully Equipped Kitchen and Japanese Tatami Living Room (24H)
* Shared Shower Rooms and toilets (Shampoo and body soap are provided)
* FREE Tea and Coffee
* FREE Security lockers in shared dorm rooms
* Linens included Pillow, Bedsheets, and Blankets


Thank you for your attention! We are looking forward to receiving your booking soon!!

Don't worry Backpackers!
Be Happy @ Khaosan Kyoto!

***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 8.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Apr 2022
    Staying here when I come to Kyoto is always enjoyable. The private rooms are more hotel than hostel, and I recommend it to anyone that wants to stay in an affordable and well located place in Kyoto.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Mar 2022
    10/10. Highly recommend. The hostel is located at an extremely convenient location, few minute walk away to train and bus stations to major tourist locations. Walking distance to Shijo dori with shops and restaurants, Yasaka Jinja. Each bed had a privacy curtain, electric outlet - ensured cozy space to yourself. Clean facilities. Nice kitchen if you’d like to cook. Staff was very attentive, friendly, and helpful. Will definitely stay here again!
    Japan, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    20 Jul 2022
    Thank you for a wonderful experience! Everything was clean and tidy. Fab room with curtains on each bed, great showers. The kitchen and living room are super and make for a friendly atmosphere. The staff were kind and very helpful. What a surprise bonus that they even helped me try on a kimono and took pictures! :-)
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Apr 2022
    The building was much larger than I was expecting. It had a full floor for female rooms and it also had a large internal lounge on the second floor. I had a great experience and I think I found my regular go-to hostel when I am in Kyoto
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Jun 2022
    Good value for money. The atmosphere was great, met a bunch of very nice people. Staff was great and everything was very straightforward. The location was brilliant.
    Spain, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Mar 2022
    Will definitely stay in a private here again! The only flaw is the door to the hall of rooms is very loud and echoes. However even though I was directly across from it, I was never woken up by it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    03 May 2022
    The facilities and staff themselves were great. Well equiped and in a good location. I could easily travel between many different famous locations and most other guests were curdious and clean. The only problem was one of the other guests had some issues with cleanliness. The dorm space was quite messy due to a long term guest and I found him passed out in the common space apparently due to excessive drinking (heard second hand). Ultimately with that price a bad egg didn't spoil it for me.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Feb 2020
    My stay was good overall. But one thing to mention, there was an unpleasant odor in my room and even though I left the window open all day, the odor was still there.
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    22 Feb 2020
    The hostel is very conveniently located. It is downtown Kyoto but also within walking distance from Gion and Higashiyama neighbourhoods, and Kyoto station (2km). For any other place you might want to reach, you are in the center and you will easily find your way with public transportation which is very good! The hostel itself is awesome, great and clean facilities, kitchen and lounge. The staff is super nice, helpful and speaks English :) Great value, I'd definitely recommend!
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Mar 2020
    Cheap hostel, although given it was during corona, maybe not that cheap. Rooms are very basic with not enough plug sockets. Toilets had no soap- you had to go into a separate bathroom to wash your hands. Were told that we weren't allowed anyone else in under any circumstances-annoying if you meet friends in Kyoto and wanted to chill with them inside. It's basically absolutely fine and in a good location but they clearly havent updated it or spent money on it in years. Could do with a facelift
    Wales, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    1st, Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    3rd, Continent Winners Asia

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Japan

  • 2012

    3rd, Continent Winners Asia

  • 2012

    5th, Worldwide Large Hostel

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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Khaosan Kyoto Guest House says

We are located in the exactly central part of Kyoto city, the easiest place to access everywhere.
There are a bunch of cafes, restaurants, bars, karaoke places and clubs near our guesthouse and you can enjoy Kyoto whole day.
We would like to talk and share wonderful memory with you, please do not hesitate to ask us any questions!
We try our best to offer one of the most pleasant stay during your trip!

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