8.4
Excellent
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Housekeeping2
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8.6

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District 550 m
Nijō Castle 1.2 km
Gion 1.49 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 2.54 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 2.63 km
Kyoto Station Building 2.7 km
Ginkakuji Temple 3.74 km
Kinkakuji Temple 4.46 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 4.85 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 8.06 km
Nearby landmarks
Kawara Juku Study Center 10 m
Museum of Kyoto 70 m
Rakushi-kan Shop 80 m
Nakagyo Post Office 180 m
Nippon Life Insurance Company Kyoto Sanjo Building 190 m
Honke Katsura 220 m
Shin-Puh-Kan Shopping Center 230 m
Sacra - Former Fudo Chokin Bank Kyoto Branch 230 m
Avril Sanjo 230 m
Karasuma Oike Subway Station 270 m
Guest House Yululu

"Amazing place to stay, I have such a wonderful experience chatting with the girls from Taiwan which having the period of working holiday currently."

Chow - December 18, 2017

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Guest House Yululu

288, Kinoshita-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8104 - See map
What guests are saying:Read all 397 reviews
Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.2 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.8 facilities on premise
Very good comfort
7.4 room quality and comfort

Great location, kind staff, and friendly atmosphere.

Cameron | January 23, 2018

  • 300 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kyoto every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0 Km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.7 km

Rooms available at Guest House Yululu

Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 futons
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Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Japanese-Style Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 futon
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Group Room
Group Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Triple Use
Japanese Style Triple Use
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Double
Japanese Double
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  • Garden view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory
Dormitory
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Family Room Shared BathRoom(Japanese Style)
Family Room Shared BathRoom(Japanese Style)
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Triple Room Shared BathRoom(Japanese Style)
Triple Room Shared BathRoom(Japanese Style)
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

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

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 Yululu?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Guest House Yululu has a car park that's close to the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Guest House Yululu?

Guest House Yululu does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Guest House Yululu

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Love this place very much, definitely will stay there again in future."

    Melody | December 12, 2017

  • 7.6
    Very good
    "In summary, it is good experience to stay in a Japanese house"

    Lim | November 15, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness
    "Clean room and enough space for resting."

    KONG | April 26, 2017

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Overall rating:
8.4
Excellent
397 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.8
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
The environment of the guesthouse is absolutely gorgeous as ...
Chow from Hong Kong
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More about Guest House Yululu

More about Guest House Yululu

Nestled in the heart of Central Kyoto, Guest House Yululu is an ideal spot from which to discover Kyoto. Situated only 0 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Nishiki Food Market, Shinkyogoku Shopping District, Nishiki Tenmangu.

Guest House Yululu also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Kyoto. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room, smoking area to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, mini bar, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as garden, games room. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Guest House Yululu.

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Housekeeping
3 mentions
Food & Dining
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
"Though the place is small, but it's really nice and suitable..."

Esterline | September 29, 2017

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Reviews of Guest House Yululu from real guests

Overall rating
8.4
Excellent
From 397 reviews
9.0Service
8.8Location
8.6Value for money
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Rating via Agoda8.3
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Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.8
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service9.0
Value for money8.7
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9.0
Exceptional
Siu from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Very convenient location”

Good Price Good location Friendly staff

For those who want to experience the traditional Japanese style home stay and with limited budget, Yululu would be the best choice. The bed and whole setting is comfy and cozy. The staff are very friendly. But the only limited is that it is not noise proof at night. Also, it has the best location, located at the city center, lots of coffee shops, gallery and boutiques around, only 5 minutes walk from the nearby subway and 15 minutes walk to Kiyamachi (night pub street). Will definitely choose here again when come to Kyoto.

Reviewed September 22, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Chow from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Japanese Double
Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

Having such a wonderful experience living in the traditional Japanese guesthouse”

Amazing place to stay, I have such a wonderful experience chatting with the girls from Taiwan which having the period of working holiday currently. The environment of the guesthouse is absolutely gorgeous as I loved the nostalgic and vintage Japanese room design. I would definitely recommend other guest to choose this guesthouse if they stay in Kyoto for a short period of time.

Reviewed December 18, 2017
6.8
Good
Ian from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Good location”

This was my first time in Kyoto - there for Gion Matsuri. Yululu is a basic guest house and was easy to find. Room had five (I think) cubicles with tatami and futon only. Very small but close to all I wanted to see and do. In a very traditional neibourhood (old style houses all around) but many little shops and also close to main shopping center. While it was very basic, I quite enjoyed it.

Reviewed July 23, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Cameron from United States
Group
Group Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Cute + location ”

Great location, kind staff, and friendly atmosphere. I recommend for budget travelers and backpackers - no room or privacy for families. It really feels like staying in someone’s (Japanese) house, so there’s little space but lots of charm!

Reviewed January 23, 2018
7.0
Very good
Primrose from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Tiny room with comfort”

Cheap, good location, good wifi

We stayed in a double room which was very tiny. The futon for two people fitted the width of the room. However, it's a very comfortable futon. It was just like staying in a traditional Japanese house. There were only 1 shower room with a bath and 2 toilets for all but that didn't cause us any problem because each person had a different schedule. There was a kitchen where we could use. Quests could make tea and coffee from freshly grounded coffee beans any time. The staff was friendly. The location was good. We could explore the old Kyoto on foot.

Reviewed March 31, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Hoh
Family with teens
Group Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Traditional Japanese house ”

The staff there were friendly and helpful. Great for a short stay. The guesthouse is just near Nishiki market. However there is no privacy as you have to share the bathroom with other guest.

Reviewed May 24, 2019
7.6
Very good
Lim from Malaysia
Group
Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in November 2017

A lovely tiny hostel good for short staying”

the hostel is very small, every single space is fully utilized. I have difficulty to find a space to sit at leaving room since there always someone sitting on there. that place only fit 3 persons maximum. Staff is very friendly and helpful. the room is small but enough to put my stuff and sleep. in summary, it is good experience to stay in a Japanese house

Reviewed November 15, 2017
7.0
Very good
krystean from United States
Couple
Japanese Style Triple Use
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Great Lighting ”

Lighting, Location, Staff

The price was a bit much but the lighting in the room was what sold us on the place. Pretty good location even though the directions weren't very clear. Walking distance to Gion and it was a good walk to get there. Nearby shops and plenty of restaurants in the area. The shower business was a bit tricky because the whole house had to share one shower and only 2 bathrooms.

Reviewed February 11, 2014
7.3
Very good
YungChang from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

nice staff and a good experience staying here”

convenient location, money saving and comfotable

I stayed in this hostel for three nights and six people dorm is pretty comfortable to stay. Staff is very helpful and friendly, providing many good advice for backpackers to travel in kyoto. I definitely will consider to stay in this hostel again in coming future.

Reviewed March 29, 2014
7.7
Very good
Roy from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Double
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Excellent experience!”

Location, ambience, price.

Great for a short stay over a night or two. The experience of staying in a tatami-flooring room at this price is not easily available, but it's not for the fussy. My wife and I enjoyed the experience despite being a little apprehensive at first. Once we got to explore the area, we realised the location was really good. Family Mart was just 2 mins down the street, Nishiki Food Street just 5 mins further. The owner spoke fairly good English and we didn't have any communication issues at all.

Reviewed June 20, 2014
7.3
Very good
YungChang from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

cozy and saving accommodation to stay in kyoto”

comfortable, nice staff and money saving

I booked three nights in this backpackers inn. Location of this hostel is convenient, centrally located in kyoto's business area. Staying here is a pleasant experience within old fashion japanese wooden house. I definitely will stay here again.

Reviewed March 29, 2014
6.8
Good
WATTANAPORN from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

OK”

Staff was very friendly and attentive to greet us and the bathroom was clean. However, the house is very old, so it always make noises when you walk or close the door. Nice experience for staying in Japanese house but one night is probably enough for me. Pillow is too flat and not comfy.

Reviewed October 25, 2017
7.2
Very good
Stephane from Belgium
Couple
Japanese Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Very good”

not a super wonderful option but still great. it's a very traditional house, sleeping on tatami with paper door on the back. so nice experience but spend a week isn't the best. still good for 2 days

Reviewed February 25, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Arielle from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

For the chilled traveller”

Cute Interior, really friendly and accommodating staff

I arrived very late in the night and was surprised they let me stay without having given them any notice, but I was very grateful. The staff were humble and caring as they guided me through the guesthouse. The interior was very charming and not fussy at all. It was simple, clean and homely. I didn't really get to speak to many people as I only stayed for one night, checking in late and departing early, but the atmosphere was really warm and the interior had an earthy, uncommercial feel to it. It was chill and calm and I couldn't help but I feel relaxed. The interior and music selection in the social and reception area all added to the open feel and calmness. I would definitely return and regret not being able to stay longer. A great break for a backpacker that's always on the move.

Reviewed January 11, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
KONG from Singapore
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Really nice place”

Very nice place and nice staff. Clean room and enough space for resting. Will recommend to my friends.

Reviewed April 26, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
SooYeon from South Korea
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Very nice”

This hostel let me feel I'm in traditional japanese home. Staffs are also very kind. One thing that was lacking is there's some noise when walking.

Reviewed July 22, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
POJUNG from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

AMAZING”

Good location, good host and amazing japanese style dormitory. Highly recommended to everyone who want to experience japan life : )

Reviewed November 16, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Esterline from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Exceptional”

though the place is small, but it's really nice and suitable for me who just looking for a place to sleep. thank you ^^

Reviewed September 29, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Omar from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Authentic Machi-ya experience”

Great price too!

Reviewed June 02, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Yuet from Canada
Couple
Japanese Style Triple Use
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Hotel is very nice and local Japanese experience”

Very helpful + friendly staff. Price + quality good

Very pleasent, relaxing environment. Only thing is there maybe line up for shared washroom, and only stairs so if you bring lots of luggage, may be a bit inconvenience

Reviewed October 03, 2015
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