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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)
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 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

Despite is non-refundable.
Cancellation up to 2 weeks prior to arrival is eligible for no penalty charge. Within 2 weeks we will charge another 30%.

No Shows we will charge 100%.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please state number of guests, genders, types of rooms requied, a description of the group, additional options/add-ons(breakfast, guides, etc.) so we can best customize you stay.

Additional Info:

We assume the group is fine with mixed gender rooms. If genders should be divided we must be informed as soon as possible pending availability.

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


Mosaic Hostel Kyoto

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Mosaic Hostel Kyoto - Bringing together people of different shapes and colors
We are conveniently located near the center of JR Kyoto Station and organize more events / activities than any other hostel in Japan!
Our team is formed by ex-backpackers with immense local and international experience.
Feel free to ask us the best tips and hidden treasures of Kyoto!

Our front desk is open 24 hours to assist you with anything - let us know!
You can stop and leave your backpacks at any time from your check-in date and also leave you after check-out for free (same day).

Our lounge area is designed to help guests easily interact with each other, share stories and travel memories and meet fellow travelers. If you want to relax and relax in the sun to get away from the long journey, there is also a roof! We hold regular events such as food parties, jam sessions, cultural workshops all the time, so please look for what's happening on our Facebook page!

From economical dorm capsules, private double capsules, Japanese-style private tatami rooms for 2-4 and family rooms for up to 5 people, we can accommodate all types of travelers and lifestyles. All dormitory caps are equipped with lights, hooks, electrical outlet and individual lockers, where you can store your belongings. Hair brushes, hair nets, slippers and cotton are free for each guest, the first towel is also free. Our bath cabins feature shampoo, conditioner and soap with a large locker room.
Bike rental is available on site for an additional fee.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the building and there are also computers to use.

With abundant international travel experience and experience abroad, our staff will be happy to help you make your stay in Kyoto the best experience!

* Conditions and Policies *
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.

1. Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.
- Last Check-In: 03:00 AM
2. Check-out time: 11:00
3. time of reception: 24 hours
4. Payment: Cash (JPY) and Credit Card (Visa, Master, Amex, Union Pay)
5. Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival (until 23:59): Free cancellation and after that 50% of stay.
6. No show: we charge 100% of the stay
7. Restrciton Age: 16 years old. There is also no restriction as long as they stay with adults in private rooms.
8. All rooms are non-smoking. Smoking area on the patio.
9. Pets are not allowed.
10. Free luggage deposit 1 day before check-in and after check-out. Extra cost for long term storage. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 May 2019
    A great place to stay, with great staff and location! I would recommend it to anyone
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 May 2019
    One of my best hostel experiences! Such a great staff and great value.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 May 2019
    My friends and I were blown away by our experience at Mosaic. The common area was absolutely great. Super friendly vibe from the receptionists. Breakfast was included and it was delicious. The location was perfect. I loved everything about Mosaic - not a single thing to improve there.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 May 2019
    The Breakfast they serve was sooo goooood! I wanted seconds.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 May 2019
    Best hostel in Japan! It was a great experience. The room and communal bathrooms were clean, modern and many details. The staff was very helpful and the cooking class we did was perfect! We had a great experience!
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    Loved this hostel! It’s not a crazy party hostel but the facilities are very clean and pleasant. Staff is great, breakfast is great, bikes can be rented for cheap, super close to Kyoto station, cool roof terrace, comfy beds, nice big lockers to store valuables and luggage. We stayed here for three nights and enjoyed it very much. It’s not in the downtown area of Kyoto but that’s a short bike ride away, and Kyoto station will get you to all the cool spots worth seeing! Make sure you see Mt Inari!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2019
    Free breakfast. Capsule beds, bedroom always quiet. Large lockers in a separate locker room, key locks provided. Every shower and each toilet is it's own individual room with a full lockable door. Every evening they host a different fun social activity in the common area. Unlimited tea. Good atmosphere for quiet relaxing or socializing. Closest station is Kujo, followed by Kyoto station. I got to know the staff a little bit and they were helpful and entertaining. I really didn't see a downside.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 May 2019
    Highly recommended A+
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 May 2019
    Great hostel overall. Kind of reminded me a little bit of a capsule hotel with the way they setup their beds. But it was incredibly quiet at night so i had great sleep. They have a great way of dividing the sleeping area and social area. The location for me wasn’t the best compared to the other hostels i stayed at in Kyoto. But the staff was super friendly and nice and i really enjoyed my time in this hostel.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 May 2019
    I had a very pleasant experience here. The hostel has everything you need and is very clean and modern. It’s very close to Kyoto station which made it super easy to get around. The staff were very helpful and I have no complaints at all. I picked this hostel because it looked like a fun place to meet people but I when I got there I didn’t see too many people hanging out or mingling. But other than that, I had a pleasant experience and I’d stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's