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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."

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R.Star Hostel Kyoto

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Unique Accommodation Experience for You.

R.Star Hostel is located a 15-minute walk distance from JR Kyoto station.
The closest subway station from our hotel, “Gojo station”, is only one stop away from Kyoto station.

Our hotel is conveniently located about a 4-minute walk from Exit 2 of Gojo station.
From our hostel you can walk to Nishki Market in 15 minutes, to Gion in 25 minutes.

Near our hostel there are lots of restaraunts, pharmacies and supermarkets less than a 10 minute walk away.
From our hostel there is a convenience store 1 minute’s walk away. Our hotel is located in a convenient area for sightseeing in Kyoto, as well as providing easy access to various locations in Japan, such as Osaka and Tokyo.

Our spacious common room supports your new way of traveling.

We promise you a unique way of relaxing that you can only experience here.

***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.

Bed making of consecutive stay
We follow the bed making rules below unless you request to the front desk.
・We make the bed without changing the bed sheet, the duvet cover, and the pillow cover.
・We change the bed sheet, the duvet cover, and the pillow cover every 3 days.
・We clean the room, and change towels and amenities every day.
・If you want us to change the bed sheet every day, please let us know by 10:00 AM to the front desk.
※Please note that if you haven’t requested by 10:00 AM, it is unable to change them.
※In case of we think the bed sheet needs change, we change it without asking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2019
    Besides some rude guests (that in no way reflected R. Star Hostel) my stay was great. The staff was incredibly helpful and made my stay very welcoming.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Stayed one night in a mixed room but really enjoyed it. They have lockers big enough to hold a carry on suitcase and backpack which is great, big beds with outlets and lights! Towels provided. Cozy rooms. Free breakfast is just toasts with jams but there is a kitchen if you want to make food. Water always available. Front desk kept our bags in storage until we left Kyoto which was great and spoke English. Only 2 showers but there was never a wait. Close to train, good location! Very nice stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Sep 2019
    Really good location. The staff are friendly and helpful. I like the locker in the room because it doesn't require a padlock. Bathroom is clean and spacious.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    07 Aug 2019
    Loved this hostel! The building was new, clean, and spacious. Staff was super friendly and helpful.The free breakfast offers some toast and beverages, but if you need something more, there are some restaurants nearby as well as a grocery store. There are only a few showers, so try to shower early. If you're a light sleeper, the curtains used for privacy let in light from the bunks around you. The location is a little bit far from main sight seeing spots, but it's easy to just get on the subway.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Jul 2019
    Great hostel! My friends and I stayed at R. Star on our trip through Japan and were thoroughly impressed. Small, but very tidy and clean. The staff were friendly, and the location was on a quiet side street adjacent to Karasuma, one of the larger main streets of Kyoto. The free breakfast was a great perk too - it was an assortment of breads and spreads, that we supplemented by buying yogurt and bananas at the convenience store across the street. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Kyoto!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 Sep 2019
    There was a party happening during our first night in the common area which was 10 metres from our room. It was honestly the loudest gang of people I've ever heard and we could not get to sleep. We were planning to sleep around 9-10 but the noise went on until very late despite the signs saying quiet after 11pm. Some of these people then came in the room at 1.30am, turned on the lights and started making noise. Other than that the stay was perfect, the facilities are great and with free towels.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 Jun 2019
    Overall I had a nice stay here. The staff and the location were great. I have mixed feelings about the cleanliness, fresh towels and bed on the daily and the obvious things were clean but taking a more detailed look there was quite thick dust on the bed and the space around the bed definitely was a bit hairy... Also it's rather hard lifting the suitcase into the higher lockers, so that was a bit annoying too. But free breakfast in the early morning! Overall the stay was good though.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    02 Jul 2019
    Very quiet and clean. Easy to reach via Kyoto station and a great place to have as a home base. The front desk was nice and spoke English very well so if you have any questions they can definitely help.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Very well established hostel, nice staff. I stayed in 6 bed room and it was good, well ventilated and spacious.
    Saudi Arabia, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    11 Aug 2019
    *MAKE SURE YOU CHECK HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO OAY BEFORE CHECKING IN* The receptionist tried to overcharge me ¥1500 because she hadn’t looked at my booking invoice from hostel world. Didn’t even get an apology after. The hostel is really clean, modern and the facilities are excellent. It feels more like a hotel and is lacking atmosphere.
    Wales, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi