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Grateful

340-5 Kamikaji-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 602-8033
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    Grateful Reviews

    8.4
    Excellent
    /10
    (75 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "The owner was very nice and welcoming."

    Sarah

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    October 22, 2016

    8.8
    Excellent cleanliness

    Things you’ll love about Grateful

    Things you'll love

    • 530 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Separate living room

    Very good
    Location
    7.9
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    Very good location - Inside city center
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Nijo Castle600 m
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace1.16 km
  • Kinkaku Temple3.29 km
  • Sanjusangendo Hall3.63 km
  • Ryoanji Temple3.7 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple3.7 km
  • Eikando Zenrinji Temple3.79 km
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple4.12 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine5.99 km
  • Arashiyama Mountain6.96 km
  • Value for money8.6
    Location rating7.9
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport38.1 km

    Rooms available at Grateful

    Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Superior Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom
    Superior Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Standard Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom
    Standard Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom
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    • Shower and bathtub
    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Bunk Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bunk Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Shower and bathtub
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 bunk beds
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    6 Bed (Female)
    6 Bed (Female)
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Japanese Style Room
    Japanese Style Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 futons
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    6 Bed Private Room
    6 Bed Private Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 bunk beds
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    4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
    4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    4 Bed (Female)
    4 Bed (Female)
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    What people love about Grateful

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The best thing happened in this home-stay is staff, we were really appreciated them so much."

      Uracha

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      June 23, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The common area is a nice place to sit before or after setting out sightseeing."

      Myra

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      December 8, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Will stay here again next time in Kyoto :)"

      Myra

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      December 8, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Very nice place with superb helpful staff."

    Uracha

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    June 23, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Everything was clean and beautiful, bathroom and showers wer..."

    Myra

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    December 8, 2017

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    Asian cuisine
    Honke Tagoto Fuchomae
    200 m Asian
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    Reviews of Grateful from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (75)Booking.com Reviews (372)
    8.4
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    10
    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.1
    Location7.9
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.6
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Aimee from Japan
    Solo traveler
    6 Bed (Female)
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Very friendly ”

    It was a really friendly place. There's a nice common lounge with tea and water for people to gather, and the decor is cute - Ghibli store type decor. Admittedly a little loud but overall I enjoyed it.

    Reviewed May 30, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Wenni from Malaysia
    Group
    4 Bed Private Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    Good”

    recommend for young backpackers, not for family/ aged people.

    Reviewed November 18, 2018
    5.2
    Laura from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    6 Bed (Female)
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Rude and miserable staff member”

    The woman working here is rude and unhelpful. My friend and I checked out before 10am but sat in the lobby to charge our phones, she told us we had to leave because check out time had been and gone. Also there is bar in the lobby of the hostel, when I asked her for a soft drink on the day of checking in, she told me it was closed and that I should walk to the shop if I would like a drink. Was made to feel completely unwelcome, would not recommend staying here.

    Reviewed August 14, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    MOHD from Malaysia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Feel Great”

    Friendly staffs...

    Reviewed July 09, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Tenille
    Group
    Japanese Style Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Stairs SLIP and FALL INJURY!”

    We stayed 1 night, the Japanese room was clean and comfortable. I woke up around 7am the following morning and because the showers are downstairs I was getting organized to have my shower picked up my clothing and towel. It was very dark and the light switch was not in an obvious location so I was unable to find it. The stairs are VERY steep with one railing and varnished wood, who does that? it makes it almost guaranteed to slip and fall. I fell from the TOP stair all the way down hitting every single step and finally ending at the bottom where my dinted the wall a little. I was horrified and crying. bruised black and blue, injured horribly. I went about my day hired a bicycle to see the shrines nearby and went back to collect my luggage. THEY FORCED ME TO PAY FOR THE REPAIR TO THE WALL! 10800¥!!! That is just disgraceful! When we returned we saw ANOTHER guest slip down the stairs! They were unreasonable the owner put the entire repair responsibility onto me for repairs when I had seriously injured myself, it really made my stay in Kyoto bitter.

    Reviewed March 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Myra from Canada
    Solo traveler
    6 Bed (Female)
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Loved it!”

    Everything was clean and beautiful, bathroom and showers were always spotless, bed is comfortable. The common area is a nice place to sit before or after setting out sightseeing. Good central location too. Will stay here again next time in Kyoto :)

    Reviewed December 08, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sandra
    Solo traveler
    6 Bed (Female)
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Very pleasant stay in this place ”

    The staff is very nice and helpful. I had a pleasant time in this place. Very cozy, traditional, silent, relaxing, and nice people around. Thanks a lot for hosted me Sandra from Italy :)

    Reviewed November 29, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chanikan from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Very nice local house!”

    You can access the guest house by bus as the most convenient way. However, you can access the subway station even a bit far for walk. If you like walking, there's nijo station you can take JR and Keihan line station not too far. The staffs are very friendly and speak English well. The rooms, beds, toilets and bathrooms are very very clean. The bad points are about small stairs steps that you need to be careful and you need to go downstairs, walk past living room for using toilet and bathroom. However, this is a nice local house if you would like to experience local house.

    Reviewed August 09, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mira from Indonesia
    Group
    Japanese Style Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Great Place”

    Small yet comfortable place to stay. Me and my sister had a very great time staying in Grateful

    Reviewed August 02, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Siu from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

    New, Clean and Quiet”

    Grateful is a newly furnished, clean and quiet traditional japanese wooden guesthouse. People there are polite and quiet. Some of the staff are mandarine speaking which is a bonus for chinese and taiwanese travellors. Unfortunately, my mandarin is sucked. haha! I had good sleep at night. I rent a bicycle from the host for only 500yen/day. Travelling by bicycle is a wonderful and must do experience in Kyoto. Although Grateful is located northern part of Kyoto, it is easily accessd as the bus stops are only few minutes away from it. Overall, i recommend Grateful for single travellors in budget price.

    Reviewed July 27, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    fanny from France
    Solo traveler
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Traditional and quiet”

    Great place to stay in a traditionnel japanes house. Everything is well thought and refined. Staff is super nice. The mattress is more confortable than most place I have been in Japan so far. I recommand

    Reviewed June 25, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Uracha from Thailand
    Group
    6 Bed Private Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

    Fantastic cheap place to stay in Kyoto”

    Very nice place with superb helpful staff. We went there for 2 days but they helped us like we were their family since the first day we'd arrived there. The best thing happened in this home-stay is staff, we were really appreciated them so much. Really do recommend this place for travelers who either go for group traveling or solo because there're necessary stuff prepared and the room there is very clean.

    Reviewed June 23, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    James from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    It was good, but no kitchen”

    Hostel was okay, but couldn't see a kitchen anywhere. Would probably go elsewhere next time. Staff were friendly enough.

    Reviewed June 23, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Craig from Australia
    Solo traveler
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

    Very nice place”

    Good little Guesthouse. Quiet Nice spot

    Reviewed June 11, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Fatima from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    4 Bed (Female)
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    The place was lovely!”

    Fortunately, I only stayed a night at Grateful. Though the place was lovely, and the location was alright (near two bus stops), I found it quite tight, especially the female room. The kitchen was not fully equipped and I couldn't find the washer and dryer so there were probably none? But being a small place was an advantage too because it was so easy to socialize! The place wasn't easy to find because there wasn't a sign board or anything. Just a mail post with small "Grateful" written on it. Wish the beds had curtains too. Nonetheless, I loved the place. :)

    Reviewed November 25, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aqmarol from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

    Cheap, quiet hostel in Kyoto”

    The owner, Mr. Tooru was very friendly and he speaks English fluently. The weekdays room rate was very cheap! The bedroom, albeit a bit small but the bed was comfy during the cold nights in Kyoto. The toilets and bathrooms were very clean (it is a new hostel). The atmosphere is close to what you get living in a small Japanese house. You can rent a bath towel for 100 yen per day. There's a water heather for making tea and a small microwave to heat your ramen. Very near to convenience store, and 5 minute to a supermarket. If I have to pick some cons is that; The hostel does have a small flimsy locker, but I carry my valuables everywhere I go. It is about 8 minute walk from the subway station and further more for JR station but the bus station is quite close so use the bus if you arrive from Kyoto station (Only 230 yen!) No TV. But this doesn't bother me at all. Overall the hotel is worth it, for a solo backpacker like me. It is very convenient if you travel around Kyoto via bus. (Only 500 yen for day pass)

    Reviewed November 16, 2016
    7.2
    Very good
    Mor from Japan
    Solo traveler
    6 Bed (Female)
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Good price, away from main attractions”

    Not a bad place for the money, but its a good 20mins from main attractions like Gion or Philosphers Path. There are no curtains on the racks and no locks to store your stuff. The common area was not used for socialization but everyone was on their own plan which is fine. Shampoo, conditioner and soap are easily avaliable. The place has an old house feel to it which was very cool. The manager met me and helped me find the place and was very friendly. If they could add curtains and lockable storage this place would be great!

    Reviewed October 31, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sarah from United States
    Solo traveler
    6 Bed (Female)
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Relaxing, Clean, Comfortable”

    My stay here was short, but it was so relaxing! The owner was very nice and welcoming. It's really clean and the guesthouse is new. The bed was comfortable and I liked the communal space. Although it's far from the main Kyoto area, the comfort and cleanliness is worth it! It's next to Nijo castle and there's a Lawson and supermarket nearby. I'll definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Kyoto. Thank you!!

    Reviewed October 22, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sumaira from Australia
    Solo traveler
    6 Bed (Female)
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

    Clean, comfortable and good location ”

    Very comfortable beds. The design/layout is aunthentic to Kyoto/Japan, particularly with the wood finishings throughout the place. It was a place I loved coming back to after long days of being a tourist! The staff were very friendly and kind and made me feel welcome. Location was good.

    Reviewed October 21, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kristin from Germany
    Solo traveler
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Guter Preis”

    Tolle Begrüßung, Duschen waren nur im Erdgeschoss. Betten waren bequem. Fahrrad für 500¥ pro Tag.

    Reviewed May 31, 2018
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