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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.


The Lower East Nine Hostel

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

The Lower East Nine Hostel is a new hostel located only an 8 minutes’ walk south of Kyoto station. Located within such a close proximity to Kyoto station, you will have easy access to areas both inside and outside of Kyoto, allowing more time to experience all that this amazing city and country has to offer.
We have a wide range of dormitory and private rooms to suit all occasions, even different sized dormitory beds for those who prefer a bit more space.
If speaking Japanese has got you a little concerned, not to worry, we have staff members from all over the world including France, China, Australia, Taiwan and Korea, who are more than happy to assist with any needs you may have during your stay.
With its own café, guests are able to relax in the downstairs café space while enjoying a range of food and coffee from our all day menu.
If the timing is right, feel free to join us in one of our events, where you will have the chance to try your hand at cooking and eating some authentic Japanese food.

Other amenities include: free Wi-Fi, personal lockers, spacious living room, kitchen and curtained dormitory beds to ensure privacy.

***Property Policies and Conditions***
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 from 16:00-22:00
Check out 11:00
2). 2 days advance notice for free cancellation.
3). We accept cash and credit card payment upon arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2019
    A well design modern hostel just a 10 minute walk away from Kyoto station. The place is new with comfort beds,Free breakfast and a sparkling clean common lounge. They offer a decent unlimited breakfast which can be had after a tour to the Fushimi Inari shrine early in the morning. The staff was amazing and the hostel provides various activities. Highly recommended.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Great hostel, comfortable dorm, good facilities, extremely helpful staff, good proximity to Kyoto train station / buses and it's right on the metro line. A good base for Kyoto and environs.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2019
    Awesome hostel and awesome value
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Nov 2019
    This was a lovely hostel to stay in for a few nights in Kyoto, close to Kyoto station and right next to the Cujo subway stop, it was easy to get around the city! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the place was clean and quiet, and the other guests were laid-back and considerate of others!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Jul 2019
    This was second time to stay. Location is very good 👍 very quiet place. We can walk from Kyoto station. If you don't want to walk, you can take a metro. Just one stop.Bathroom is always clean. Bed is comfortable. Highly recommend it
    Japan, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    22 Aug 2019
    Great location and staff, very clean and comfortable. Beds are large and there are privacy curtains on bunks. Location is good as it is close to a bus stop and a station. However these are not on the JR line. Only minor improvement that could be made is the breakfast that is included, as it was essentially toast and boiled eggs.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Jul 2019
    Very friendly staff and hostel! Fairly close to the JR station. Overall recommend staying here!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Dec 2019
    Such a cute hostel, love the cafe downstairs. Wish the included breakfast had cereal or literally just another option though- all there was was bread/toast, jam/butter and boiled eggs for food haha. Really roomy and cosy bed areas though! Thanks LE9.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Nov 2019
    Good location
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    19 Jul 2019
    Great location, only 10 minutes walk to Kyoto station.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi