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"With the convenience of 24 hours restaurants and supermarkets in the vicinity, the location is ideal for those, who are not looking for luxurious acco..."
Mee - April 27, 2018
The staff had great recommendations for onsens, were friendly, and spoke english well.
Gracie | March 8, 2018
After a long day of adventuring, it was a perfect place to come back to.
Gracie | March 8, 2018
If you are ok with a budget guest house, this place is great!
Lauren | October 17, 2018
The house was quiet, and other guests seemed respectful.
Gracie | March 8, 2018
Everyone who stayed here was very sweet and nice too.
Lauren | October 17, 2018
Excellent location and very helpful friendly staff.
Lauren | October 17, 2018
500 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Kyoto
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||0.2 km|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||38.0 km|
Nga | April 22, 2017
Jhuny | October 22, 2018
Rocio | May 24, 2017
Located in the lovely area of Central Kyoto, Guest House Kete enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, culture, shopping hub of Kyoto. The hotel lies 0.2 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kyoto hotel. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.
Guest House Kete is home to 17 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, linens. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Kyoto, make Guest House Kete your home away from home.
Mee | April 27, 2018
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.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-15 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.