7.5

Very good
/10
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Housekeeping15
Shops2
Check in/Check Out1
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7.4

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Taku-Taku Club

240 m

Yumeyakata

270 m

Bukoji

270 m

Kitone

280 m

Kyoto Municipal Museum Of School History

310 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

710 m

Gion

1.4 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.4 km

Kyoto Station Building

1.5 km

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2.0 km

Closest landmarks
Inabado

330 m

Utsuwa Kyoto Yamahon

340 m

Kyoto-Kimono Plaza

410 m

Gojo Ohashi Bridge Monument

430 m

Pit in 100

460 m

Guest House Kete

"This location is right between some of the best areas of Kyoto."

Daniel - December 6, 2018
6 Bed Private Room Guest House Kete
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Guest House Kete

296 Chyuancho, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8068 - 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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  • 500 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Smoking area

Value for money7.6
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating7.4
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.0 km

Rooms available at Guest House Kete

Twin (with window)
Twin (with window)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Japanese Quad Family Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Street view
  • 4 futons
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Penthouse for 4 People
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed & 2 futons
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Female 8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Japanese And Western Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 futons
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Japanese Room ( 3 person )
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Street view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Room ( 4 person )
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 futons
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8 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed Room for 2persons
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed (Four People)
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Guest House Kete?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Guest House Kete?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Guest House Kete?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Guest House Kete has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Guest House Kete?

Guest House Kete does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Kete?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Guest House Kete is Gojo Subway Station, 510 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Guest House Kete?

Restaurants including Ristorante Misato, Matsuya Shop and Honke Darumaya Matsubara are popular in Guest House Kete’s neighborhood which is known as Kawaramachi.

What popular shopping places are close to Guest House Kete?

Shopping options in Guest House Kete’s Kawaramachi neighborhood include Kitone, Utsuwa Kyoto Yamahon and Kimono Kyokomachi.

What are popular attractions near Guest House Kete?

Guests at Guest House Kete can easily visit Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho located in the Kawaramachi area.

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What people love about Guest House Kete

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "This location is right between some of the best areas of Kyoto."

    Daniel

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    December 6, 2018

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff are very polite and if definitely brings a homey feel."

    Daniel

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    December 6, 2018

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Overall, highly recommended."

    Daniel

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    December 6, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 2,314 Kyoto properties
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Cleanliness score
7.6/10
Value for money score
7.6/10
Service score
8.1/10
Location score
7.4/10
Better than
78
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Overall rating:

7.5

Very good
316 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
6.8
Location
7.4
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What travelers say they love:
Everyone who stayed here was very sweet and nice too.
Lauren from United States
Family with young children
More about Guest House Kete

More about Guest House Kete

Guest House Kete

Guest House Kete is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kyoto. Experience an urban escape in Kyoto with a stay at Guest House Kete, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
Guest House Kete provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Kyoto even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundromat provided on-site. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Guest House Kete. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Guest House Kete include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms.
The hotel also offers a refrigerator, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.


Around the property

Guest House Kete provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Kyoto in-depth. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Gion located 1.3 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 89% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated it above 85% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 85% of other accommodations in Kyoto.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

13 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Taxi

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

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

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Full kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
296 Chyuancho, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8068
Very good
Location

7.4

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.0 km 51 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    63.3 km 1.3 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Kiyomizu Gojo Train Station
    520 m
  • Gojo Subway Station
    520 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Okabayashi Clinic
    810 m

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.5 km

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    160 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    20 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    710 m
  • Gion
    1.4 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.4 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.5 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.0 km
  • Nijō Castle
    2.0 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.6 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.4 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.5 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    8.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Taku-Taku Club
    240 m
  • Yumeyakata
    270 m
  • Bukoji
    270 m
  • Kitone
    280 m
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum Of School History
    310 m
  • Maiko Makeover Studio "Yumekan"
    330 m
  • Inabado
    330 m
  • Utsuwa Kyoto Yamahon
    340 m
  • Kyoto-Kimono Plaza
    410 m
  • Gojo Ohashi Bridge Monument
    430 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.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-15 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Late check-in is not possible.
  • Pets are strictly not allowed at the property.
  • According to local tax regulation, effective from October 1, 2018 guests should pay accommodation tax surcharge directly to the property upon check-in (per person per night):
    Tax JPY 200 - for room rate of JPY 19,999 and under per night.
    Tax JPY 500 - for room rate between JPY 20,000 and JPY 49,999 per night.
    Tax JPY 1,000 - for room rate of JPY 50,000 and over per night.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 17
  • Room voltage100
  • Most recent renovation2016

Reviews of Guest House Kete from real guests

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Cleanliness7.6
Facilities6.8
Location7.4
Service8.1
Value for money7.6
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9.6
Exceptional
natassha from Malaysia
Group
8 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

Had a great stay at Guest House Kete.”

My friends and I enjoyed our stay at Guest Host Kete. The place is close to public transport. Rooms, kitchen, living rooms, shower, toilets all are clean. The staff are really nice, fun and helpful. I was able to enjoy great food at Kyoto thanks to the staff's recommendation. I definitely going to stay at guest house kete again.

Reviewed September 23, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Gracie from United States
Solo traveler
Twin (with window)
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Friendly, knowledgable staff in a good location”

Guesthouse Kete was a treat. The staff had great recommendations for onsens, were friendly, and spoke english well. The house was quiet, and other guests seemed respectful. After a long day of adventuring, it was a perfect place to come back to.

Reviewed March 08, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Cheng from Singapore
Family with teens
Japanese Room ( 4 person )
Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

Nice stay”

Kete is located in local neighbour that has nice ambient. And near to shopping district. Staff are helpful and willing to suggest local sights for visits. Will be back when visiting Kyoto.

Reviewed May 17, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Mick from United States
Couple
Japanese Quad Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Charming, central, affordable”

My wife and I stayed in a tatami room that can sleep 4 people at Kete, and we really loved it. The room and the little zen-style garden in the courtyard have a beautiful classical Japanese style. The shared restrooms and showers were clean, not although not always convenient since the only showers and washbasins are on the first floor. Kind and smiling staff!

Reviewed November 18, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Chong from Malaysia
Family with young children
8 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Value for money”

Stayed here for few nights as we visited Kyoto. We stayed in 8 bunk bed room just nice for my family. Place is near to few subway stations. The bath and toilet is separated but generally clean (also depends on the cleanliness of the occupants). When we were there it wasn't high season so things were pretty ok. There are few Japanese eating places recommend by the Guesthouse located few hundreds meters away also serve decent meal at very affordable price. You can also rent bicycle there to ride to almost all of Kyoto must visit places.

Reviewed June 13, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Lauren from United States
Family with young children
Penthouse for 4 People
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Value for money, excellent location, helpful staff”

If you are ok with a budget guest house, this place is great! Excellent location and very helpful friendly staff. Everyone who stayed here was very sweet and nice too. We were in the family room on the top floor with our baby. It was a spacious room, away from the rest of the house with a balcony. We were close to a toilet and sink. Though we had to go down 3 flights of very steep stairs to go to the showers and to go out. AS many people were using the facilities, they weren't always clean and things like the soap would run out but it's to be expected in this kind of place. We felt like it was a great value for our money and extended our stay one night.

Reviewed October 17, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Fitti from Indonesia
Family with teens
Japanese Room ( 3 person )
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

If you want to stay in real Japanese house.”

I feel satisfied with the hotel location, pretty near from the Kiyomizu-Gojō Station and bus stops, near shopping malls like Takashimaya and Daimaru and Nishiki Market, you can reach the places by walk. Toilets and shower room are clean enough. The only thing I feel displeased is the room key. The room doesn't have key, only use a small padlock. And one of the nights, our room door handle suddenly broken. We couldn't open the door from inside the room, so we had to call somebody's help, since the staff were already gone on 11 PM, finally the other guest helped us to open the door. This place will be my last option to stay whenever I visit Kyoto next time.

Reviewed November 14, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Daniel from South Korea
Couple
Japanese And Western Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Awesome Place! ”

This location is right between some of the best areas of Kyoto. If you don't mind walking, you can navigate your way through the neighborhood streets and reach the Geisha District, Kyoto Station, popular river hangout spot, food market, busy shopping streets, and probably more, all by foot. The staff are very polite and if definitely brings a homey feel. Showers could use some work but still clean. Overall, highly recommended.

Reviewed December 06, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Pavidha from Thailand
Solo traveler
Japanese Quad Family Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Good place!”

I think it's better if you come to stay as solo or group in 2-3 people but it's not suit to family (children and old people) because the stair is quit steep and I think there are narrow rooms and you have to move the table before you sleep it's not comfortable and There are narrow one living room it's hard to have meals with other guests. But This guest house is very clean and near to convinient store and if you like walking you can walk to kiyomizu dera, Gion and Ponto-cho.

Reviewed January 17, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Neal from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin (with window)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Very good location”

Great staff, great location (10 minute walk to trains, great restaurants in the local area, in either direction from the hotel), a very comfortable stay. Have to look after yourself when there but that's not really a criticism, just the rules of the place. Thank you guys. We were there for a few days, staying here in Kyoto made it a really good stay.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
MYRNA from Philippines
Group
Penthouse for 4 People
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

we had a pleasant stay! the staff and facilities are great spacious rooms & free use of kitchen”

Very near the kimono rentals just one station away from kyoto station very accessible even for family travelling very cheap and still have privacy and spacious room. near supermarket restaurant and pharmacy truly your best choice for accommodation

Reviewed January 24, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Rocio from Mexico
Family with teens
Japanese Room ( 3 person )
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Best hostal in Kyoto I've Stayed ”

It was clean, location near bus and subway, Lawson near, and 24hr store open. I loved the room, and the showers were clean. Totally different experience from another two Kyoto hostals I've stayed before. Defenitely stay here again

Reviewed May 24, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Jia from Malaysia
Couple
Twin (with window)
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Value for money, recommended to stay here!”

Cons: Guest house provided laundry(only washing)service, but guest need to bring their clothes to the nearest coin laundry shop to dry.

Reviewed November 11, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Jhuny from Philippines
Family with teens
Japanese Room ( 4 person )
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

caring receptionist”

location is near kyoto station and nikishi market. the staff was very accommodating and granted our request to change room for the elderly not to go upstairs.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Isabel from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin (with window)
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Very good”

The front desk is closed between 12:00 and 16:00, between these times you cannot check in or store your luggage. This is extremely impractical if you arrive in Kyoto during these times. We had to carry our luggage around with us all afternoon which made it difficult to explore Kyoto. Email communication could also be improved, we sent the hostel a message and did not get a response. Apart from this it is in a great location. Clean and comfortable accommodation. Good facilities with a lovely garden area.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

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5.2
Aames from Malaysia
Group
Twin (with window)
Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

Not suitable for elderly people”

I took my parents to Japan recently and booked a stay at Guest House Kete. I knew that it was a guest house with shared facilities like the toilet or shower area. Unfortunately I only found out that the shower area was only available on the ground floor. So that made it difficult for me and my dad (70 years old) cause there were no lifts or escalators... Just very steep stairs. The guest house was nice, but walls were really really thin and any slight movement from outside your door can be heard. Do not bring big luggage with you if you intend to stay here because carrying them up was a very difficult. So this place is not suitable for the elderly or any one with joint problems. Also not suitable for anyone with big luggage bags.

Reviewed July 05, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Victoria from Taiwan
Couple
Twin (with window)
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Cozy and clean ”

Staff is really nice and cute to welcome us ,the place is cozy and clean and nice to stay in Kyoto. Just to make sure the time when u check in, it gonna charge extra for late checking .

Reviewed March 25, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Mee from Malaysia
Group
Twin (with window)
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Good For Younger Travelers”

The Guest House is ideal for young travelers who do not mind climbing up and down the narrow staircase and sharing the common facilities. Decent and clean set up with the kitchen facilities made available. Staff members are friendly and helpful. With the convenience of 24 hours restaurants and supermarkets in the vicinity, the location is ideal for those, who are not looking for luxurious accommodation.

Reviewed April 27, 2018

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6.8
Good
Merve from Canada
Group
Twin (with window)
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Inconvenient”

This guest house has very odd rules that may inconvenince your stay. The office is closed from 11-4. So if you arrive later than 11am, you have to figure out where to put your luggage. Check in is after 4 but before 8, so if you’re sightseeing, you have to come back to the hotel to check in. Overall it’s more of a headache than it should be. Wouldn’t recommend to stay here unless your schedule fits their strict requirements.

Reviewed May 04, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jastini from Malaysia
Group
8 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Cleanliness & Strategic Location”

I love their family room. spacious for a hostel style, clean and near to train station. (Subway). Really worth the price, and will surely come back again.

Reviewed March 05, 2018

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