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 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.

Book more than 14 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 9.0

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2019
    Fab stay at mosaic! Lovely staff, amazing breakfasts, super clean, great location next to kyoto Station for day trips. Really comfy capsules - definitely recommend
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    Probably one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed at! Everyone I met there loved their experience at Mosaic - highly recommend it.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2019
    Wonderful staff. Without a doubt the best hostel I’ve ever stayed at.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    A perfect place for solo travelers. Great staff, amazing atmosphere, clean and well decorated place. Was a lovely stay! Definitely will come back if in Kyoto
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2019
    I was only here for two nights but I had a great time! This place is perfect for solo travellers because there S.A. lounge area downstairs for socialising and they plan activities for the guests too. I forgot my AirPods by my bed when I was checking out and they contacted me to see if I was around to pick them up and even offered to ship them to me if I’d left.
    Pakistan, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2019
    One of the best hostels i have ever stayed in. Near to the central station and a huge mall, very convenient. Facilities are clean and comfortable. The hostel layout is arranged in a smart way with the shower rooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters separated into their own individual spaces. This layout allows for minimal disturbance/noise to people who are sleeping when others are packing luggage, taking a shower and using the toilet facilities. Huge lockers allow for 60liter backpacks to fit
    Malaysia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Loved this hostel, I loved that they made the free breakfast for you and it wasn’t just a cheap buffet, the social area and reception were the same space so it helps the more social atmosphere. Beds were cozy and nicely made when I arrived, with a towel for free. Also the body wash, shampoo and conditioner smelt gorgeous 😍 overall an extremely comfortable stay and I will be back next time I come to Kyoto ❤️
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Aug 2019
    Great place to stay, really nice friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean and security cameras in the hall way make you feel safe. Close to Kyoto train station 3 minute walk! Would recommend
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Sep 2019
    Near Kyoto station. Good value for money big free breakfasts. Hostel had great recommendations for veggies eating out and sight seeing. Atmosphere not great, children running around and generally an older age group. Only 3 showers per floor of 20+ people. Staff lovely with amazing English but one a bit blunt!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    05 Sep 2019
    Not the worst hostel I've stayed in but I must say the beds are extremely uncomfortable, you're on a mat about 1cm thick. Be prepared for a bad back in the morning!
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi