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Downtown Inn Kyoto
Downtown Inn Kyoto
Downtown Inn Kyoto
Downtown Inn Kyoto
Downtown Inn Kyoto
Downtown Inn Kyoto
Downtown Inn Kyoto

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8.2

Excellent

196 reviews

196 reviews

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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Shikunshi Shop

210 m

Kyoto Hannariya

250 m

Sugimoto Family House

300 m

Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten

320 m

Miyai Furoshiki & Fukusa Gallery

350 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

670 m

Nijō Castle

1.0 km

Gion

2.0 km

Kyoto Station Building

2.2 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

2.4 km

Closest landmarks
Terasu Yoga Studio

370 m

Kyotoshijo Hospital

370 m

UFJ Bank

410 m

Miyabi Yuki

470 m

Sohya Tas

480 m

Downtown Inn Kyoto

Hirano BLD 6F, 448, Furunishicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8227 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Kawaramachi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Highlights

540 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [express]

Inside city center

690 meters to Nishiki Market Shopping District

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Smoking area

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kyoto every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.4 KM
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.8 km

Rooms available at Downtown Inn Kyoto

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                      Frequently asked questions

                      How much does it cost to stay at Downtown Inn Kyoto?

                      Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

                      What time is check-in and check-out at Downtown Inn Kyoto?

                      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The inn offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                      How do I get to Downtown Inn Kyoto?

                      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Downtown Inn Kyoto has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

                      What is the smoking policy at Downtown Inn Kyoto?

                      Downtown Inn Kyoto does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

                      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Downtown Inn Kyoto?

                      The closest train, metro, or bus station is Shijo Subway Station, 510 m away from Downtown Inn Kyoto.

                      What restaurants are nearby Downtown Inn Kyoto?

                      Downtown Inn Kyoto’s neighborhood is Kawaramachi which includes popular restaurants such as Wa Nagomi Jun, La Famille Morinaga and Umezono Cafe & Gallery.

                      What popular shopping places are close to Downtown Inn Kyoto?

                      Located in the Kawaramachi area, Downtown Inn Kyoto is close to great shopping choices like Kyoto Hannariya, Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten and Laque, Shijokarasuma.

                      What are popular attractions near Downtown Inn Kyoto?

                      Downtown Inn Kyoto’s location in the Kawaramachi neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho.

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                      What people love about Downtown Inn Kyoto

                      • 8

                        Very good

                        "Everything was great."

                        Ivy

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                        March 3, 2020

                      • 10

                        Exceptional

                        "Everything was great and I would really recommend this place."

                        Lilja

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                        January 17, 2020

                      • 9.6

                        Exceptional

                        "Then again, it was so cheap that I was perfectly happy with it as it was."

                        Lilja

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                        January 15, 2020

                      Property ranking|Compared to 2,356 Kyoto properties
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                      Value for money score
                      8.6/10
                      Location score
                      8.1/10
                      Cleanliness score
                      8.1/10
                      Service score
                      8.3/10
                      Better than
                      86
                      %
                      of Kyoto properties
                      Better than
                      81
                      %
                      of Kyoto properties
                      Better than
                      80
                      %
                      of Kyoto properties
                      Better than
                      79
                      %
                      of Kyoto properties
                      Overall rating:

                      8.2

                      Excellent
                      196 reviews
                      Cleanliness
                      8.1
                      Facilities
                      7.7
                      Location
                      8.1
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                      What travelers say they love:
                      Super friendly staff.
                      Von from Philippines
                      Solo traveler
                      More about Downtown Inn Kyoto

                      More about Downtown Inn Kyoto

                      Downtown Inn Kyoto

                      You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Downtown Inn Kyoto, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Kyoto.
                      Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Downtown Inn Kyoto. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the inn. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
                      Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Downtown Inn Kyoto. You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the Downtown Inn Kyoto. The inn is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.


                      Around the property

                      With its convenient location, the inn offers easy access to all Kyoto has to offer. You're sure to want to visit Gion located 2.0 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Kyoto.


                      Reasons to stay here

                      Spend less here on rooms than you would at 87% of other accommodations in the city.
                      Verified reviews score this inn higher than 86% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
                      Verified reviews for this inn's food and dining options score it better than 86% of accommodations in the city.

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                      Amenities and facilities
                      Very good
                      Facilities

                      7.7

                      Languages spoken

                      • English
                      • Chinese [Mandarin]
                      • Japanese

                      Internet access

                      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                      • Wi-Fi in public areas

                      Services and conveniences

                      • Convenience store
                      • Elevator
                      • Laundromat
                      • Laundry service
                      • Luggage storage
                      • Smoke-free property
                      • Smoking area

                      Cleanliness and safety

                      • First aid kit

                      Access

                      • Check-in/out [express]
                      • Pets allowed

                      Getting around

                      • Car park [nearby]
                      • Car park [on-site]

                      Sports equipment rental

                      • Bicycle rental
                      Location
                      Hirano BLD 6F, 448, Furunishicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8227
                      Excellent
                      Location

                      8.1

                      Airports

                      • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
                        37.8 km 52 min drive
                      • Kobe Airport (UKB)
                        63.2 km 1.4 hour drive

                      Public transportation

                      • Shijo Subway Station
                        520 m 9 min walk
                      • Karasuma Train Station
                        520 m

                      Hospital or clinic

                      • Kyotoshijo Hospital
                        370 m 2 min drive

                      Shopping

                      • Kyoto Station Building
                        2.2 km

                      Convenience store

                      • On-site

                      Cash withdrawal

                      • ATM
                        150 m 1 min walk
                      What's nearby

                      Popular landmarks

                      • Nishiki Market Shopping District
                        670 m
                      • Nijō Castle
                        1.0 km
                      • Gion
                        2.0 km
                      • Kyoto Station Building
                        2.2 km
                      • Sanjusangendo Temple
                        2.4 km
                      • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
                        3.0 km
                      • Kinkakuji Temple
                        4.5 km
                      • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
                        4.5 km
                      • Ginkakuji Temple
                        4.6 km
                      • Arashiyama Monkey Park
                        7.5 km

                      Nearby landmarks

                      • Shikunshi Shop
                        210 m
                      • Kyoto Hannariya
                        250 m
                      • Sugimoto Family House
                        300 m
                      • Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten
                        320 m
                      • Miyai Furoshiki & Fukusa Gallery
                        350 m
                      • Sumao
                        370 m
                      • Terasu Yoga Studio
                        370 m
                      • Kyotoshijo Hospital
                        370 m
                      • Laque, Shijokarasuma
                        390 m
                      • UFJ Bank
                        410 m
                      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                      Property policies
                      Children and extra beds

                      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                      Minimum age of guests is: 4 year(s).

                      Children 4-11 year(s)
                      Must use an extra bed
                      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                      Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
                      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                      Others
                      • Check-in is not possible after 09:00 PM.
                      • Please let the property know the expected arrival time in advance. Guests can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property directly.
                      • Guests must inform the property of each guest’s gender so that proper room amenities can be set up.
                      • Pets are strictly not allowed at the property.
                      • Children 7 - 12 years old will be charged JPY 1,000 per child per night when using existing bedding.
                      • The property will contact guests directly in order to give instructions regarding check-in.
                      • Late check-in is available from 09:00 PM to 12:00 AM at an additional charge of JPY 500 per person.
                      • Check-in is not possible after 12:00 AM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to provide an estimated time of arrival in the Special Request section upon booking.
                      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                      Some helpful facts

                      Check-in/Check-out

                      • Check-in from15:00
                      • Check-in until21:00
                      • Check-out until11:00
                      • Reception open until21:00

                      Getting around

                      • Distance from city center0.4 KM
                      • Travel time to airport (minutes)130

                      Extras

                      • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

                      The property

                      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
                      • Number of floors2
                      • Number of rooms 40
                      • Room voltage100
                      • Most recent renovation2017

                      Reviews of Downtown Inn Kyoto from real guests

                      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                      8.2
                      /
                      10
                      Cleanliness8.1
                      Facilities7.7
                      Location8.1
                      Service8.3
                      Value for money8.6
                      High score for Kyoto
                      Rating
                      9+ Exceptional (38)
                      8-9 Excellent (7)
                      7-8 Very Good (28)
                      6-7 Good (7)
                      <6 Below Expectation (15)
                      Time of the year
                      Mar - May (35)
                      Jun - Aug (18)
                      Sep - Nov (18)
                      Dec - Feb (24)
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                      10.0
                      Exceptional
                      Ana from United Kingdom
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

                      Outstanding ”

                      One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Loved the pod bed, felt like I had my own little room. Great facilities as well, laundry room and a simple kitchen area on both floors, very clean throughout and staff were really nice.

                      Reviewed January 25, 2019

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                      10.0
                      Exceptional
                      Nicole
                      Group
                      Twin Capsule in 14-Capsule Dormitory - Mixed, Lower Bunk
                      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

                      Exceptional”

                      Great location near Shijo Street! Very clean and staff were helpful in suggesting places for us to eat. Dorm set-up was modern and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

                      Reviewed February 11, 2019

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                      9.6
                      Exceptional
                      James from Australia
                      Solo traveler
                      Capsule room in 14 Mixed Capsule Room
                      Stayed 12 nights in December 2019

                      PRICE NOT INCLUDE CITY TAX, but good place”

                      Price not inclusive of city tax (200Y/person/day). shoes stored at entrance on rack. both floors have microwave, sink, utensils, plates, laundry (1 washer 1 dryer per floor). Medium fridge near reception. Complimentary tea and coffee. staff use washer and dryer during part of day. 3 sinks, 2 showers, one including a small square bath, 2 toilets all on both floors. Showers aren't cramped, capsules very spacious. eating area on upper floor, and smoking area outside. 4 coathanger holders in each capsule and a common rack for storing other clothes. Kitchen between toilets/stairs and capsules - annoying. Nowhere to place toiletries at sink. Ample hangers in shower. Kitchen narrow. Generally did not feel cramped unless multiple people using kitchen. Socialisation natural at eating spaces. Ladders to upper bunks not affixed to anything - relies on friction. Handles exist to help on upper bunks. Staff are european - I heard spanish, french, german and english.

                      Reviewed January 21, 2020

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                      10.0
                      Exceptional
                      Julia from Germany
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

                      Exceptional”

                      Lots of space in the locker behinder you bed, able to dimm the light for a nicer atmosphere before sleeping, free tea and coffee was good, USB charger, nice little bathtub, one completely and one silver toilet, very creative! Common area was quite small but I think it‘s enough

                      Reviewed November 08, 2019

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                      9.6
                      Exceptional
                      Lilja from Finland
                      Solo traveler
                      Twin Capsule in 14-Capsule Dormitory - Mixed, Lower Bunk
                      Stayed 1 night in January 2020

                      Exceptional”

                      Great place. The capsules were super comfortable and the showers were clean and functional. It's a small place and the common areas could've been better. Then again, it was so cheap that I was perfectly happy with it as it was.

                      Reviewed January 15, 2020

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                      9.6
                      Exceptional
                      Ann-Sophie from Turkey
                      Solo traveler
                      1 Person in 6-Capsule Dormitory - Mixed
                      Stayed 1 night in February 2020

                      Perfect for privacy or meeting other travellers”

                      In the capsule beds you have plenty of space to have your own privacy or meet other travellers in the kitchen area. The common area is not that big and unfortunately they don't have a stove to make your own food, but there are plenty of good restaurants around or a 7/11 and a microwave to use. The volunteers are super nice, but there was a new person behind the reception every day which can be a bit inconvenient.

                      Reviewed March 16, 2020

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                      10.0
                      Exceptional
                      Lilja from Finland
                      Solo traveler
                      Twin Capsule in 14-Capsule Dormitory - Mixed, Lower Bunk
                      Stayed 1 night in January 2020

                      Exceptional”

                      Especially the common areas were fantastic. Everything was great and I would really recommend this place.

                      Reviewed January 18, 2020

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                      9.2
                      Exceptional
                      Shelby from United States
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

                      Very comfortable!”

                      The sleeping quarters were very comfortable and accommodating. They had international plugs and usb in the wall as well which was very helpful. There was plenty of space for your belongings and the beds and covers were very comfortable. The staff was all on work away and they were very nice and helpful.

                      Reviewed October 04, 2019

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                      8.8
                      Excellent
                      Nathan from Canada
                      Couple
                      Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

                      Excellent”

                      After backpacking for a few weeks and staying on mediocre beds, this was such a welcome surprise. The beds are top notch, and our shared capsule was very cool. The staff are only part time as they can stay for free if they work there. But the people we met were nice enough. There is not a lot of space, you’re really on top of each other and there’s no common space aside from a hallway converted to have chairs in it. Also, the only way up to hostel is through a slightly sketchy elevator. Also, there is a charge for everything, towels, ear plugs etc. This review is starting to sound negative but my experience was overall very positive. I would recommend this place. The location is incredible, the beds are great and it was very clean.

                      Reviewed April 11, 2019

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                      9.2
                      Exceptional
                      Nola from Thailand
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

                      pleasantly packed”

                      Splendid staff, convenient location, real filter coffee amazing bonus to wake up, 3 types of tea, large capsule headboard to lock valuables. minimal WC and common space is quite tight but then all packed together, met some cool people!

                      Reviewed July 28, 2019

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                      8.4
                      Excellent
                      Ying from Hong Kong SAR, China
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

                      Good place to stay”

                      I stayed in Kyoto for one night only. I arrived to Kyoto late and the hotel was so good that they sent me an email to teach me how to check-in myself. Everything in the hotel is good. Both capsule (inc. bed sheet), shower room, toilet are clean and comfortable. Especially the capsule is spacious enough. If you are a backpacker, you must love it. But the only concern is the hotel is not near to any JR station. But there are Kyoto metro stations and bus stops. Overall, it is a worth-stayed hotel as the cost is excellent.

                      Reviewed March 11, 2019

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                      9.2
                      Exceptional
                      kanghoon from South Korea
                      Solo traveler
                      Twin Capsule in 14-Capsule Dormitory - Mixed, Lower Bunk
                      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

                      good”

                      Downtown in Kyoto is very friendly and confortable place. So i will go there next time again.

                      Reviewed August 15, 2019

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                      8.8
                      Excellent
                      MUHAMMAD from Malaysia
                      Solo traveler
                      Capsule Room in 6 Mixed Capsule Room
                      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

                      This Hostel is BETTER”

                      The Location around 500meter to SUBWAY. 200Meter to BusStop.. Reception at 6th Floor. Bunkbed is GREAT. Toilet is VERY NICE. BathRoom Also Clean. Kicthen TipTop. But Check in 3pm Check Out 10am I'm Stay There 2Night

                      Reviewed December 20, 2019

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                      9.2
                      Exceptional
                      Corentin from France
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

                      Exceptional”

                      The staff is really nice and helpfull !

                      Reviewed April 25, 2019

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                      8.0
                      Excellent
                      olga from Russia
                      Solo traveler
                      1 Person in 14-Capsule Dormitory - Mixed
                      Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

                      Very good”

                      Didn't like it. Loud in the mornings. Start cleaning the sleeping area at 9.30 am loud with loud vacuum cleaner, talking near beds. No good sleep. The announcement on the door says be quit from 22pm to 8 am. Thats is taken literary, after 8am is loud, people packing, talking, then volunteers come 9.30am to clean, without considerstion towards guests. The kitchen/common area is super small, only microwave. Reception/houskeeping is run by foreigners/travellers volunteers.

                      Reviewed March 07, 2020

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                      8.0
                      Excellent
                      Ying from Hong Kong SAR, China
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

                      Very good”

                      Quite far away from Kyoto JR Station. But you can still get to here by bus and metro. This hostel is cheap in price and it's the biggest virtue. And it's tidy and neat. But some guests made the pantry (opened area) not that clean. It's my largest concern. But overall it's a good place to stay, especially the capsule is spacious enough.

                      Reviewed June 17, 2019

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                      8.0
                      Excellent
                      Ivy from Malaysia
                      Solo traveler
                      1 Person in 14-Capsule Dormitory - Mixed
                      Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

                      Very good”

                      Everything was great. Capsule was clean and tidy. Bathroom was well equipped but probably better with a mirror for vanity. Love the unlimited coffee and tea!

                      Reviewed March 03, 2020

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                      8.0
                      Excellent
                      Von from Philippines
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

                      Very good”

                      Super friendly staff. Location is a bit sbout 3 blocks from Shijo train station, but very near the bus stops. Hotel is located at 6F of the building. The buildings elevator lobby is unlighted at night.. and is a bit weird especially if you are waiting for the elevator to come down.

                      Reviewed July 08, 2019

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                      8.0
                      Excellent
                      Florent from France
                      Solo traveler
                      Capsule room in 14 Mixed Capsule room - Lower Level
                      Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

                      Good bed close to train station”

                      The bed was really comfy. The hostel is close to bus and train station. Common space are too small, not enough showers and toilets.

                      Reviewed May 28, 2019

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                      7.2
                      Very good
                      Yang from Taiwan
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

                      Cheap place for solo traveler”

                      This place is one of the cheapest place in Kyoto but not the best one. As a hostel, I expected that there should be one public for using computer but only very small space to have a cup of tea...

                      Reviewed August 04, 2019

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