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7.8 Very good location
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  • Close to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Separate living room

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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 38 km
    • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    • 64 km
    • Kobe Airport (UKB)
  • Bus and rail stations
    • 500 m
    • Marutamachi Subway Station
    • 700 m
    • Nijojomae Subway Station
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 300 m
    • Koishi Clinic
  • Pharmacy
    • 800 m
    • Kuoru Pharmacy
  • Convenience store
    • 750 m
    • 7 Eleven
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 200 m
    • ATM

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based on 8 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.5
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 7.8
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 8.5
based on 7 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.4
  • Facilities 8.3
  • Location 7.7
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for money 8.9
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based on 1 reviews
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for money 6.0
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  • 4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tran from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
Reviewed December 24, 2016
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HYUNJIN from South Korea
Solo traveler
6 Bed (Female)
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
깔끔하고 좋아요~”
4개의 버스가 숙소근처에 지나가는데 아라시야마, 금각사, 은각사, 기온을 다 가서 편했어요. 지하철은 가라스마라인으로 교토역도 4정거장이니 그리 멀지않아요. 16년에 새로해서그런지 시설도 깨끗하고 깔끔합니다. 근데 겨울엔 추을듯. 이불도 깨끗하고 따뜻하지만 일본가옥 특유의 스산함이 있긴해요 방음은 잘안돼요
Reviewed November 09, 2016
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Wang from Taiwan
Japanese Style Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2016
Reviewed October 26, 2016
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