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General Group Booking Terms

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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.
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  • 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.
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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."

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


R.Star Hostel Kyoto

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 9.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    Exatamente limpo, organizado, café da manhã bom, camas limpíssimas, mtos banheiros. Ótima estrutura! Recomendo!
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2019
    Good and efficient hostel. Nice kitchen for cooking with tea and coffee. All kinds of toast choices for breakfast. Very busy in rooms and crowded when I was there. Staff spoke English and were very pleasant.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2019
    Had a 4 night stay at R Star after being Tokyo. One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed at. The facilities were clean, staff and guests were respectful and clean, the free breakfast was great.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2019
    It was my favorite hostel I've ever stayed in, it was spacious and felt lux without the hefty price tag. The showers and toilets were always clean and the beds were comfortable. Would love to stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Great place. Great location
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 Jan 2020
    Absolute top class hostel. It is in walking distance to Kyoto Station and the Nishiki Market. You have free water, tea and coffee and also free breakfast (toast and jelly) everyday. They make your bed every day and also give you a new towel every time.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Oct 2019
    The place was very clean and had plenty of bathrooms and showers. The breakfast was simple but nice to have in the morning. This is not a place to meet other travelers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Nov 2019
    Very comfortable dorm beds! I’ve stayed in hostels all over the world, but this was my first in Japan. I enjoyed the pod-type privacy of the mixed gender dorms. Each with their own light, electrical outlet, and very comfortable beds with minimal squeaking. It does get colder in Kyoto overnight, but blanket provided is very warm so I slept well. No issues with noise from the kitchen next to my room, but people were arriving at night. Clean common bathrooms. Convenient location. Arigato!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    09 Oct 2019
    Just a 15 minutes walk from Kyoto Station, superb and amazingly clean hostel. Much more similar to an hotel than an hostel to be honest, therefore lacking a bit of atmosphere. Staff was really kind and helpful when needed. Great value-for-money hostel, would definitely recommend it!
    Italy, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 Nov 2019
    The best part about staying at this hostel is with no doubt the location. We stayed in a female dorm (6 beds) and while the cleaning could be better (the bedsheets were not changed when they were supposed to and so on), we had a great stay overall and the location of the hostel really made our money worth the stay. The room itself was spaceous and the curtains by each bed helped with the privacy, but there were no shelves whatsoever, so there were nowhere to put our things.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
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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
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi