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 3 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

(Full Cancellation)
Cancel 30 days before the check-in day: 30% of total amount
Cancel 15 days before the check-in day: 50% of total amount
Cancel 3 days before the check-in day: 80% of total amount
Cancel on the day or No Show: 100% of total amount
(Partial Cancellation)
Cancel 3 days before the check-in day: 50% of amount per person
Cancel 1 days before the check-in day: 80% of amount per person
Cancel on the day or No Show: 100% of amount per person

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please make sure inform us what type of group reservation the group would like.
For example: Only Room for group or Whole hostel group reservation

Additional Info:

Any groups are acceptable!

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated in Kyoto, within 600 m of Kyoto International Manga Museum and a 13-minute walk of Samurai Kembu Kyoto, Kyoto Hostel Zen features accommodation with a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.8 km from Nijo Castle, 2 km from Heian Shrine and 2 km from Imperial Palace. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is 2.3 km away.

Each room includes a shared bathroom.

Eikan-do Zenrin-ji is 3 km from the guest house, while Tofuku-ji Temple is 3.7 km away. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 39 km from Kyoto Hostel Zen.

Nakagyo Ward is a great choice for travellers interested in food, city walks and old town exploring.

***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 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    Good spot. Free cellphone. Someone took my groceries but overall excellent place to stay.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2019
    Loved our stay here. Great location, close to various markets and shops. Extremely comfortable and modern dorms. Only improvement would be a slightly thicker mattress! Additionally, the staff were amazing and very helpful (big shout out to Kenny the manager). They even came down to wave us off with a smile when we left - what a lovely touch!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    No complaints, felt like home
    Lithuania, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    03 Dec 2019
    Kenny and his fellow staff provide an awesome space to stay in the heart of downtown Kyoto. Clean, comfortable, bed and bathrooms, with a friendly common area. The staff here are so nice, and helped me find exciting things to do while I was in Kyoto. I would recommend this hostel to anyone.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2019
    Met a few other solo travelers while staying at the hostel and ventured around the city with them. Staff were super nice, facilities were clean. Can’t complain at all!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 Feb 2020
    This hostel is located close to the Nishiki market and shopping district. Staff were very nice and helpful.
    Australia, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Jan 2020
    LOVED that they had a bath!! Super relaxing. Met some wonderful people there too. The cubicles for the beds are spacious. Additionally you can use a free phone if you haven’t got a SIM card. Would definitely come back.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    27 Jan 2020
    Hostel was good. One annoying thing were the loud combination locks to get into the rooms. Separated bathrooms required people to go in and out frequently. I slept next to the door and constantly heard clicking of loud lock.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    01 Apr 2019
    Good location in a lively area. Staff is nice and helpful. The all-female rooms have nice large beds with room for luggage and two of them even have their own little windows with a view. Facilities are good, I only wish there were some paper towels near the sinks to dry your hands. Even though we didn't spend much time inside, we had a nice time.
    Bulgaria, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    29 Jun 2019
    Overall the place is a great in terms of location and the rooms are very beautiful with comfy beds, however I found it strange that you had to pay for a bath towel however other basic items are free such as toothpaste & brush plus a couple other personal items that most travels would already have. You do get your deposit back for your bath towel at the end of your stay if you bring it down stairs to reception but I found this strange and extra money you shouldn’t have to pay for.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii