Kyoto Happy Family
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Kyoto Happy Family

Very good location
- Inside city center
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6.9
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10
Value for money6.8
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.9 km
  • 230 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Single Room C - Non-Smoking
Single Room C - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 futon
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Single Room A - Non-Smoking
Single Room A - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 futons
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Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Mini Twin Room Non-Smoking
Mini Twin Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Street view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Room
Japanese-Style Room
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  • Non-smoking
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Old Wing Standard River View Single Room Corner
Old Wing Standard River View Single Room Corner
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  • Non-smoking
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What to eat nearby

Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Nakagawa
230 m Japanese
Cafe & Bar Vippa
280 m Japanese
Machapuchare
400 m Japanese, Vegetarian
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Manzou Hearts
260 m Asian, Japanese
Shinpukusaikan
330 m Asian
Kyoto Takabashi Honke Daiichiasahi
350 m Asian, Japanese
Cafe
Cafe
Veg Out
140 m Cafe, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cafe & Dining Fleur Kyoto
460 m Cafe, French, Italian
Cafe Kamogawa
490 m Cafe

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Agoda Reviews (63)
6.9
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10
Cleanliness6.5
Facilities5.7
Location7.9
Service7.5
Value for money6.8
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9.6
Exceptional
Al from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room C - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in December, 2017
Great place. Bed not the longest though..”
I'm 185cm tall, so pretty tall yes. but couldnt even hang off the end of the bed because it was the full length of the little box-room. Friendly enough staff though. Little bit cheesed off at having to pay for a late check in fee when they were all awake getting drunk anyway and didnt attend to me much (didnt need much! just wondering what the fee was for!)
Reviewed July 02, 2018
7.2
Very good
Yin from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February, 2018
10 mins walk from Kyoto station , good price for single room.”
Be aware if you have big baggage , only stair for 2nd floor
Reviewed March 10, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Moustafa from Egypt
Couple
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 6 nights in August, 2017
Amazing Host and near to everything”
The rooms are too small , but it's clean and perfect for backpackers, the owner is so friendly and very decent.
Reviewed February 28, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Konstantin from Russia
Solo traveler
Single Room A - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in September, 2017
It's OK”
Have washing machine
Reviewed February 27, 2018
4.0
Peggy from Singapore
Couple
Single Room A - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November, 2017
Kyoto HappyFamily”
There is no heater in the small cubicle but along the corridor. It’s very cold to sleep in. They did gave us a warmer blanket, besides the comforter during the night. It’s tough to stay in a former house used by laborers.
Reviewed December 06, 2017
6.0
JING-YI from Taiwan
Family with young children
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November, 2017
Above average”
:)
Reviewed November 28, 2017
5.2
Mary from Philippines
Couple
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in November, 2017
Above average”
Arrived at the guesthouse at around 8pm, room is not fixed and vacuum left on the floor. Not really sure if the room has been cleaned at all or if the towels are fresh. There are no windows nor heater in the room, only in the hallway, so prepare for very cold nights. You can only use the sole shower from 7am-11pm (apart from sharing it with other guests staying in the other rooms), otherwise, you will have to use the public bath at your own expense (i think the manager said it cost JPY 460). door lock to the bathroom is a rudimentary block of wood to stop the sliding doors from opening. book another hotel if you can.
Reviewed November 26, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Jackson from Malaysia
Couple
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November, 2017
Good location”
Good location, but for this is home stay, there are some house rules that need to take note of. If there is something to improve, that will be more heater/air cond near the corridor, so that the room will not be too hot/cold
Reviewed November 25, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Jacqueline from Philippines
Group
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in July, 2017
Overbooked.. but that was a blessing! Helpful staff.”
We arrived in this hostel only to find out that they were overbooked..but the thing is I think that is a blessing. The Kyoto Happy Family is an old, rundown hostel with lots of mosquitoes. It is value for money as for the price it is cheap (Japan standard) and the location is central. So, they were overbooked. But the staff WAS EVER apologetic and offered to transfer us in their sister hostel which is named AYA GUESTHOUSE. They took us there free of charge. Aya Guesthouse is by far, better in terms of everything. We also stayed there alone like we owned the guesthouse and did our own checkout with advise from the owner of "Happy Family" that we could stay as long as we want (checkout day). He even gave us advise on where to shop and get huge discounts. It is also located like 1-2mins walk to a train station. Ill give 6 stars for the staff alone if I could.
Reviewed September 16, 2017
ご宿泊ありがとうございました。 確かに! あなたのおっしゃるとおりです。 バックパッカーが寝るためだけの部屋です。 Happy は京都駅には近く宿泊費は安いです。 もし、あなたが京都らしい日本の宿に泊まりたかったらAYAGUESTHOUSEをご利用下さい。 その代わり料金は3倍になることをご理解下さい。 すばらしいレビューをありがとう!!
Responded November 06, 2017
Kyoto Happy Family
8.0
Excellent
Fahmi from Malaysia
Group
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in August, 2017
Very good”
Great place. just a little bit hot during summer :D
Reviewed August 29, 2017
Thank you for staying here. BTW, Happy Family was once a accommodation facility for Japanese day laborers, peddlers and etc. Such facilities are particularly famous for San-ya district of Tokyo, Irene (Nishinari) district of Osaka, and Kotobuki area of Yokohama. In such a district , those have been recently reborn as a guesthouse for backpackers. Our guest house is also same. From May this year we have operated as a guest house for just to sleep. For reasonable price, many foreigner of backpackers stayed. The rooms are neither wide nor new. Not all of our facilities have perfect comfort. Instead, it is convenient for sightseeing and business. The guest house is built on the banks of small canal, Takasegawa. It is famous canal in Japan. So you can see fishes, waterfowls and fireflies. There is no noise such as cars, very quiet. We guarantee the lowest price as a near of Kyoto Station.
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Kyoto Happy Family
8.8
Excellent
Charlotte from New Zealand
Couple
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in July, 2017
Close to train station, friendly staff, good budget stay.”
We liked: Nice, clean, small traditional Japanese style rooms for 2 people. Communal kettle with free tea and coffee and a water filter. The staff were very friendly and went above and beyond to try and help us when they found out we were vegetarian/vegan. It's very close to the main train station. The shower and toilet are new, we loved the shower, it even plays music if you want! Disliked: If you slept with the shutter (door) and curtains to the hallway closed it got a bit warm. It could get noisy depending on the other people in the hallway. There is only 1 shower so you often had to wait or time it right.
Reviewed July 15, 2017
We apologize for the inconvenience that the shower was crowded.   Thank you for understanding the guesthouse. However, if everything is improved, it will be usually over twice the price in Kyoto city. Thank you. Shou,
Responded August 18, 2017
Kyoto Happy Family
2.0
Javis from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in June, 2017
WORST ACCOMMODATION EVER”
Walked into the accommodation, very cramped and dirty. Dust everywhere. Beds no cleaned with yellow stains. Many insects flying around with squished bugs on the wall. The wall has dried blood on it. The room is dirty and terrible with no ventilation at all. The toilets are horrendous and the staff there is just a guy who isn't there most of the time. Stated that there is WIFI but there is no WIFI coz apparently someone stole the portable wifi(dafaq?). Overall a horrendous experience. Immediately moved out to another hotel after 1 night even though I booked for 2 nights. DO NOT STAY.
Reviewed June 15, 2017
Dear Mr. Javis, Thank you for staying. I was sorry I could not meet you. We apologize for the inconvenience and not clean.  The bathroom and guest rooms have been renovated soon afterwards. The size of the room is displayed in the listing already . Whether it feels wide or narrow is up to you. It is a standard for backpackers, which is common in Southeast Asia. The rooms are neither wide nor new. Not all of them have perfect comfort and cleanliness. Instead, it is convenient for sightseeing. The guest house is built on the banks of the river, So you can see fishes, waterfowls and fireflies. There is no noise such as cars, very quiet. We will offer you a lot of information about Kyoto. We guarantee the lowest price as a private room beside Kyoto Station. Twin rooms are available at the dormitory rates (one person's) of other guest houses in the center of the city (Cleaning fee not included).
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Kyoto Happy Family
9.2
Exceptional
Patrick from Germany
Couple
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in June, 2017
Exceptional”
Yes, we had no window and everything was a bit small BUT the staff is so kind, helpful and welcoming, their English is good, it is clean overall. There is a wind machine and a fridge, tea and a newly renovated toilet/shower! It is 10 minutes by foot from Kyoto Station and close to subway/bus. We really recommend this hostel, the price is great! Thank you Kyoto Happy Family :)
Reviewed June 13, 2017
Thank you for staing and nice review that accurately represents our facility. We shall make efforts to strengthen cleaning and increase cleanliness. We keep reasonable price. Manager Shou,
Responded August 18, 2017
Kyoto Happy Family
10.0
Exceptional
Mathijs from Netherlands
Couple
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in May, 2017
Best place we stayed in Japan”
Extended twice. Great place nice people and feld like home. Wifi is great and the location is even better. 5 min walk to the central station.
Reviewed May 31, 2017
Thank you for staing and nice review that accurately represents our facility. We keep reasonable price. See you again. Manager Shou,
Responded August 18, 2017
Kyoto Happy Family
6.8
Good
Gabriela from Argentina
Family with teens
Mini Twin Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 6 nights in March, 2018
Recomendado para quienes quieran tener una experiencia original de la cultura Oriental”
Me pareció muy original, dormí como diosa eso que me cuesta dormir, pero el contacto más directo con el piso, y esa frazada calentita, Espectacular.
Reviewed March 18, 2018
3.6
Gigliola from Chile
Solo traveler
Single Room C - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May, 2017
Me cambié a otro sitio. Huí”
No me gustó, pagué 2 noches y solo me quedé 1. Preferí cambiarme a otro lugar. No tiene cocina, en la ducha se acumula el agua, el lavamanos está afuera y la puerta mosquitera no funciona. Había mal olor y la limpieza era pobre. Las sábanas que ocupé estaban hediondas y me provocaron picazón Habilitaron un espacio para refrigerador, microondas y horno. El horno sucio y no disponían de platos o cubiertos. Lugar oscuro. La cama que me asignaron, era corta, no me permitía dormir con las piernas estiradas. Había bichos y pelos. El personal habla muy poco inglés, pero hacen lo posible por ayudar.
Reviewed May 31, 2017
ホイ 様 滞在していただきありがとうございました。 問題箇所をご指摘頂きましたことを感謝いたします。 ご不便でご不快な体験をさせてしまい誠に申し訳ございませんでした。 バスルームと客室はその後すぐ改装しました。 キッチンについても改装を予定しています。 清掃の強化と清潔さの向上に努めます。 我々はリーズナブルな価格を維持するよう努力いたします。 マネージャー 昭
Responded August 18, 2017
Kyoto Happy Family
6.4
Good
LEI from Macau
Solo traveler
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in November, 2017
位置近京都車站,交通方便”
收費便宜,空間不大也很合理,反正我只要睡覺就好。熱水會限時供應,要暫停供應前提早回去排隊洗澡。
Reviewed August 03, 2018
5.6
YUAN-YUNG from Taiwan
Couple
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April, 2018
尚可”
1.浴室超小間 , 設備算堪用而已 2.房間超小間, 榻榻米式的, 要自己舖床 只想住一次的地方... 唯一的優點就是 老闆人很好很客氣...
Reviewed July 21, 2018
7.2
Very good
Kwan from Hong Kong
Group
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in September, 2017
對住宿要求不高的朋友可以考慮”
16-18 Sept 2017 兩人住 京都站出來走5-10分鐘。 很地道的舊日式民宿, 要上一層樓梯, 行李太重的人請注意。 大約是8間和室的樣子, 走廊隔著每邊4間。 房間兩張榻榻米大小, 走廊才有冷氣, 房內只有一部座地的冷風機。 如果不打開房門會有點熱, 感覺盛夏和冬天會不太好睡。 將貨就價我是覺得可以接受, 但要求高的人不建議選擇。
Reviewed September 24, 2017
あなたの以下のレビューは我々の施設を上手に表見しています。 「走廊才有冷氣, 房內只有一部座地的冷風機。」 ありがとうございます。
Responded November 06, 2017
Kyoto Happy Family
8.8
Excellent
yi from China
Couple
Single Room B - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in April, 2018
位置极佳价格低廉”
距离京都站约10分钟路程,步行2-3分钟可达公交站,交通较方便。近高濑川,樱花季高濑川很美。去的时候染井吉野樱基本谢了,有其他的花开,依然很美。仅5平方米,大约是1.8*2.8米的格局,麻雀虽小五脏俱全。客房位于二层,貌似总共10间客房,二层淋浴房和卫生间(配电动马桶)没有分隔开,另有一个洗面台,一层另有一个卫生间,旺季洗澡等候时间较长是个问题。
Reviewed April 25, 2018
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