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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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The Lower East Nine Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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, and a ‘breakfast included’ option also available, 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 9.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    I enjoyed my stay here. Friendly staff, clean environment, happy hour (beer) I can not be any more happier! Also they serve breakfast which is a plus to get you going throughout the day. My first time at a hostel, and the experience was great. Also, super close (1 min walk from train station.) 100% recommend.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    Truly fantastic. The mattress was so so comfy, comfiest I have had in a 3.5 month trip (and sometimes stayed in hotels!). Pillow was a bit rubbish. But that is literally my only negative. You have lockers, shelf with your bed, really spacious comon room plus the coffee/bar downstairs, laundry room on site, really nice staff, very close and convenient to main station.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 May 2019
    Super great hostel. Great for solo Travellers and staffs were super helpful! Easy to get around kyoto and day trip other areas.
    Singapore, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2019
    The staff is wonderfully helpful and provided a warm welcoming atmosphere. Modern, clean, stylish, with a nice lounge upstairs & a coffee shop downstairs that offers beer and wine after 7 pm. Only a few blocks from Kyoto Station where you can pick up buses and trains and right next to Kujo Station. Chili, the ultimate host in anticipating needs, speaks, Japanese, Mandarin and English. Sakurako speaks Spanish. Ryo and Ayumi were really helpful with coffee and advice. Will return next April.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Apr 2019
    Really friendly staff and a lovely café area. Very clean and great facilities for all your basic needs. Rooms are equipped with safety deposit boxes that seem really secure. Bed area is spacious, clean and comfortable. The only downside I can say is that I stayed in what seemed to be an outhouse, so was freezing cold, especially at night. There is a heater in the room, but it kept turning itself off, which got a bit annoying in the middle of the night. However, I enjoyed my stay thoroughly!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 May 2019
    The staff are friendly and the facilities are very clean and well maintained. The only thing that was really not great were the pillows. I folded it and it was still way too thin, my boyfriend thought the same. Only small lockers for your valuables, but they were very secure with your own code. Shared kitchen space was small, but we didn’t plan on using it so it wasn’t a problem. Great location! Would stay here again.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 May 2019
    Cool hostel. Café and bar down stairs common area and kitchen area upstairs. Within walking distance to Kyoto station and Tō-ji shrine. Fushimi Inari-taisha is also easily within walking distance, metro station and convenience store less the 50m. Awesome staff as well and coffee was not bad. I had a sore foot during my stay (too much walking as spending entire month of May in Japan) and staff gave me painkillers and band aids which was a bonus!!!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Apr 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay here. It is situated perfectly between Kyoto station. Also, it is right next door to a 711. A really relaxing place to start and end your day with a coffee or drink in the cafe. The staff was incredibly helpful as well. The only thing I would say is that the rooms are a bit small and make it difficult to rummage through your luggage while getting ready. I remedied this by storing my toiletries etc in the locker right outside the room as to not overly disturb anyone.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Apr 2019
    Very clean hostel located in a convenient spot near Kyoto station and a subway. Quiet and safe hostel environment and staff are very helpful and nice.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Apr 2019
    Cool contemporary hostel south of Kyoto station. The cafe does great coffee. The kitchen/common area is spacious and comfortable. There is great WiFi and refillable filtered water on tap. The dorm room was comfy and well equipped.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • 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