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937 reviews

937 reviews

Service 9.5
Cleanliness 9.3
Value for money 9.2
Facilities 8.9
Room comfort and quality 8.8
Location 8.3
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Location rating score

Excellent location - 980 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Otani Hombyo
200 m
Ruins Myohoin Gate
240 m
Imahie Shrine
280 m
290 m
Hanabirahitotsu, Higashioji-dori
340 m
Popular landmarks
Sanjusangendo Temple
640 m
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
760 m
1.4 km
Kyoto Station Building
1.8 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District
2.0 km
Closest landmarks
Gym Vinaccia
330 m
Gojo-Zaka Crossing
410 m
Rental Kimono Okamoto Honten
420 m
Kyoto National Museum
450 m
Toyokuni Shrine Karamon
470 m

Guesthouse Soi

509-2 Shimouma-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0873 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Kyoto part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.


Sparkling clean

950 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

660 meters to Sanjusangendo Temple


Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Shared kitchen

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kyoto are being booked every minute!
Value for money9.2
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.5 km

Rooms available at Guesthouse Soi

Room comfort & quality


Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Shower
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Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 2 futons
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Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom and Toilet
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 futon
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Loft Triple
  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Loft Single
  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 sofa bed
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Quadruple Room with Bathroom
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Bathroom
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese Homey with Bath
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 queen bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What kinds of facilities are offered for children at Guesthouse Soi?

While on a trip with your family, your kids can also discover the fun in sports and recreation facilities offered at Guesthouse Soi such as children's playground.

What interesting attractions are close by Guesthouse Soi that are in walking range?

While staying at Guesthouse Soi, jump start your holiday break by checking out the closest attractions that are within close proximity to the property which include Otani Hombyo, Ruins Myohoin Gate, and Imahie Shrine.

What payment cards are accepted at Guesthouse Soi?

Enjoy the convenience of easy payment at Guesthouse Soi which supports up to 8, with payment card options consisting of MasterCard, Visa, Cash, American Express, and Discover Card.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Guesthouse Soi's swimming pool?

100.0% of our verified guest feedback have given an optimistic review and remarks about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Guesthouse Soi down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Business travelers' have given to Guesthouse Soi?

Past business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Guesthouse Soi an average rating of 9.4. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Couples' have given to Guesthouse Soi?

Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Guesthouse Soi an average rating of 9.1. You can look up on more specific customer reviews, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Guesthouse Soi?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Guesthouse Soi an average rating of 9.1. You can look up more comprehensive customer ratings and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Families with older children have given to Guesthouse Soi?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Guesthouse Soi an average rating of 9.3. You can look up more in depth customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local travelers think about Guesthouse Soi?

Past local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Guesthouse Soi an average rating of 9.6. You can look up on more in depth customer evaluations, and remarks for this property down in the review section.

Is breakfast offered at Guesthouse Soi?

Wake up to an exceptional continental breakfast at Guesthouse Soi. Visitors can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 800 JPY for adults if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is generally included for less than buying it at the property.

What people love about Guesthouse Soi

  • 10


    "Very clean and well managed guesthouse."



    October 2, 2023

  • 10


    "It’s close by busses attractions at very reasonable walking distance."



    September 22, 2023

  • 10


    "The location was unbeatable as I could walk to Kiyomizu Dera and Gion."



    January 29, 2023

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Discover the Charm of Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto, Japan

Welcome to Guesthouse Soi, a cozy and charming 1-star hotel located in the heart of Kyoto, Japan. With its convenient location just 2 kilometers from the city center, this hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Built in 2014 and last renovated in 2019, Guesthouse Soi combines modern comforts with traditional Japanese aesthetics. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a warm and friendly staff, ready to assist with any inquiries or requests. Check-in begins at 03:00 PM, allowing you plenty of time to settle in and start exploring the enchanting city of Kyoto. The check-out time is until 10:00 AM, ensuring a smooth departure from the hotel. Guesthouse Soi boasts 12 well-appointed rooms, each thoughtfully designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing stay. The rooms feature a harmonious blend of traditional Japanese elements and modern amenities, creating a serene atmosphere for guests to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Please note that Guesthouse Soi has a child policy in place. While children are welcome to stay, there may be additional charges involved. We recommend contacting the hotel directly for more information regarding the child policy and any associated fees. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group, Guesthouse Soi offers a delightful and affordable accommodation option in Kyoto. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Japan while enjoying the comfort and convenience of this charming guesthouse. Book your stay at Guesthouse Soi today and create unforgettable memories in the captivating city of Kyoto.

Unwind in Style at Guesthouse Soi's Entertainment Facilities

Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto, Japan, offers a range of entertainment facilities that are sure to enhance your stay. Step into the serene garden and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature. Whether you want to sip your morning coffee amidst the colorful blooms or unwind with a book in the afternoon shade, this lush oasis provides the perfect escape from the bustling city. For those seeking a social atmosphere, the shared lounge/TV area is the place to be. Gather with fellow travelers and engage in lively conversations while lounging on comfortable sofas. Watch your favorite shows or movies on the large flat-screen TV, or challenge your new friends to a friendly game of cards or board games. The shared lounge/TV area at Guesthouse Soi is the ideal spot to unwind, connect with others, and create lasting memories.

Convenient Facilities at Guesthouse Soi

Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto, Japan offers a range of convenient facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for all guests. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to easily browse the internet or catch up on work. Additionally, the guesthouse provides a designated smoking area for those who enjoy a smoke. For travelers looking to explore the city without the burden of heavy luggage, Guesthouse Soi offers luggage storage facilities. Leave your bags securely and venture out to discover the enchanting sights and sounds of Kyoto. Furthermore, the guesthouse features a laundromat, making it convenient for guests to freshen up their clothes during their stay. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, Guesthouse Soi ensures that your needs are met with their thoughtful and convenient facilities.

Delicious Dining at Guesthouse Soi's Shared Kitchen

Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto, Japan, offers a delightful dining experience with its shared kitchen facilities. Whether you are a food enthusiast or simply looking for a convenient place to prepare your meals, this guesthouse has got you covered. The shared kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and utensils, making it a breeze to cook up your favorite dishes. With its spacious layout and comfortable seating area, you can enjoy your meal in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. It's the perfect opportunity to meet and interact with fellow travelers, sharing stories and culinary tips from around the world. So, unleash your inner chef and savor the joy of cooking at Guesthouse Soi's shared kitchen.

Comfort and Variety at Guesthouse Soi

Guesthouse Soi offers a range of room types to suit every traveler's needs. From cozy Japanese-style rooms with shared bathrooms and toilets, to spacious loft singles and triples, and even quadruple rooms with private bathrooms, there is something for everyone at this charming Kyoto guesthouse. Each room is thoughtfully designed and tastefully decorated, providing a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for guests to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the city. Booking your stay at Guesthouse Soi on Agoda ensures that you not only get the best prices, but also guarantees a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's user-friendly platform, you can easily browse through the available room types, compare prices, and make your reservation in just a few clicks. Plus, Agoda's secure payment system and dedicated customer support team will ensure that your booking process is smooth and worry-free. So why wait? Book your stay at Guesthouse Soi on Agoda today and enjoy a memorable stay in Kyoto.

Discover the Enchanting Allure of Kyoto

Nestled in the heart of Kyoto, Japan, Guesthouse Soi offers a truly immersive experience in one of the country's most captivating cities. Kyoto, renowned for its rich history, cultural heritage, and breathtaking landscapes, is a destination that never fails to mesmerize visitors. From the moment you step out of the guesthouse, you will find yourself surrounded by a tapestry of ancient temples, tranquil gardens, and traditional teahouses. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Gion, Kyoto's famous geisha district, just a short stroll away from Guesthouse Soi. Wander through the narrow streets lined with traditional wooden machiya houses, where you might catch a glimpse of elegantly dressed geishas gracefully making their way to appointments. Indulge in the local cuisine at one of the many exquisite restaurants in the area, or simply soak in the ambiance of this historic neighborhood. For those seeking a spiritual retreat, the iconic Kiyomizu-dera Temple is within easy reach from Guesthouse Soi. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers panoramic views of the city and is especially breathtaking during cherry blossom season. Explore the serene Zen gardens of Ryoan-ji Temple or marvel at the golden splendor of Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. With its abundance of temples, shrines, and Zen gardens, Kyoto offers a sanctuary for those seeking tranquility and a deeper connection with Japan's ancient traditions. Guesthouse Soi is the perfect base for exploring all that Kyoto has to offer. Whether you are captivated by its history, enchanted by its natural beauty, or simply seeking a serene escape, Kyoto is a city that promises to leave a lasting impression on your heart and soul.

Convenient Transportation Options from Kyoto Airports to Guesthouse Soi

Guesthouse Soi, nestled in the heart of Kyoto, Japan, offers a cozy and comfortable accommodation for travelers seeking to explore the cultural wonders of this ancient city. Getting to Guesthouse Soi from the nearest airports is a breeze, thanks to the excellent transportation options available. For travelers arriving at Kansai International Airport (KIX), the most convenient way to reach Guesthouse Soi is by taking the Haruka Limited Express train. The journey takes approximately 75 minutes and offers stunning views of the Japanese countryside along the way. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, which is conveniently located just a short distance from Guesthouse Soi, guests can easily reach their destination by taking a taxi or using the efficient public transportation system. Alternatively, for those arriving at Itami Airport (ITM), also known as Osaka International Airport, the airport limousine bus is the recommended mode of transportation. The bus ride takes around 55 minutes and provides a comfortable and hassle-free journey to Kyoto Station. From there, guests can easily navigate their way to Guesthouse Soi using the available transportation options. Guesthouse Soi's prime location in Kyoto ensures that guests have easy access to popular attractions such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and the historic Gion district. With its convenient transportation options from the nearby airports, guests can start their Kyoto adventure with ease and comfort at Guesthouse Soi.

Discover Kyoto's Rich Cultural Heritage near Guesthouse Soi

Guesthouse Soi is ideally located near some of Kyoto's most iconic landmarks and attractions, making it the perfect base for exploring the city's rich cultural heritage. Just a short distance away, you'll find the breathtaking Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, famous for its thousands of vibrant red torii gates that wind through the forested hills. Take a leisurely stroll through this spiritual sanctuary and immerse yourself in its serene atmosphere. Another must-visit attraction near Guesthouse Soi is the majestic Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. This stunning Zen temple is adorned with gold leaf and reflects beautifully on the tranquil pond that surrounds it. Marvel at the intricate architectural details and enjoy the peaceful gardens as you learn about the history and significance of this cultural treasure. For those seeking panoramic views of Kyoto, a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a must. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers sweeping vistas of the city from its wooden terrace, which juts out from the mountainside. Explore the temple's impressive wooden structure and discover its sacred waterfall, believed to grant wishes to those who drink from it. Nijō Castle, with its ornate interiors and beautiful gardens, is another nearby attraction that should not be missed. Step back in time as you wander through the castle's historic halls and admire the intricate artwork on the sliding doors. Take a stroll through the tranquil gardens, filled with cherry blossoms in spring and vibrant foliage in autumn. Ginkakuji Temple, also known as the Silver Pavilion, is a serene retreat known for its meticulously maintained gardens. Take a peaceful walk along the moss-covered pathways and enjoy the harmonious blend of nature and architecture. Sanjusangendo Temple, famous for its 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, is a truly awe-inspiring sight. Marvel at the rows of life-sized statues, each with its own unique expression, and experience the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple. Nature lovers will appreciate the scenic Philosopher's Walk, a picturesque canal lined with hundreds of cherry trees. This enchanting path offers a peaceful escape from the bustling city, especially during the cherry blossom season when the trees are in full bloom. Ryoanji Temple, known for its iconic rock garden, is a place of tranquility and contemplation. Take a moment to admire the simplicity and elegance of the carefully arranged rocks in the Zen garden, and let your mind find peace in this serene setting. The Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former residence of the Imperial family, is a testament to Kyoto's rich history and grandeur. Explore the palace grounds and admire the traditional architecture and beautiful gardens that surround it. Nanzen-ji Temple, one of Kyoto's most important Zen temples, offers a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Wander through the temple's expansive grounds, featuring beautiful gardens, a picturesque aqueduct, and a serene rock garden. With Guesthouse Soi's convenient location near these iconic landmarks and attractions, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Kyoto's rich cultural heritage and create unforgettable memories.

Convenient Public Transport Stations near Guesthouse Soi

Guesthouse Soi is conveniently located near several public transport stations, making it a perfect choice for travelers looking to explore Kyoto. Nijojomae Subway Station is just a short walk away, providing easy access to the city's subway network. From here, guests can easily reach popular attractions such as Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle. For those interested in exploring the outskirts of Kyoto, Chayama and Kurama Stations are within close proximity to the guesthouse. Chayama Station is part of the Eizan Electric Railway, offering a scenic journey to Mount Hiei and Kurama Temple. Kurama Station, on the other hand, is the starting point for the famous Kurama-Kibune hike, where visitors can enjoy stunning nature trails and visit the picturesque Kibune Shrine. Tofukuji Train Station, Kintetsu Tambabashi Train Station, Kami Tobaguchi Train Station, Ichihara Train Station, Sumizome, Keifuku Electric Railroad, and Mukaijima Train Station are also easily accessible from Guesthouse Soi, allowing guests to conveniently explore various parts of Kyoto and beyond. With such a convenient location, guests staying at Guesthouse Soi can effortlessly navigate their way around the city and make the most of their time in Kyoto.

A Culinary Haven: Indulge in Kyoto's Finest Eateries

Guesthouse Soi is surrounded by a plethora of exceptional restaurants that will satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. Okonomiyaki Katsu is a local favorite, known for its mouthwatering savory pancakes cooked right in front of you. Takayasu offers a unique dining experience, serving up traditional Kyoto cuisine with a modern twist. Omen Ginkaku-ji specializes in handmade udon noodles, served in a variety of delicious broths. Men-Ya Gokkei is a must-visit for ramen enthusiasts, with their rich and flavorful broth that will leave you craving for more. Saryo Housen is a tea house that serves exquisite matcha and traditional Japanese sweets, perfect for a serene afternoon break. Ramen Touhichi is another popular ramen spot, known for its hearty bowls of noodles topped with melt-in-your-mouth chashu. Tsukemen Enaku is a hidden gem that specializes in tsukemen, a dipping-style ramen that will take your taste buds on a flavorful journey. Tentenyu - Ichijoji Main Shop is a beloved local ramen joint, famous for its creamy and flavorful chicken-based broth. Kyoto Ramen Kairikiya - Main Shop is a ramen lover's paradise, offering a variety of delicious ramen bowls with different broths and toppings. Finally, Ramen Towzen is a must-try for those seeking a unique ramen experience, as they specialize in vegan and vegetarian ramen options. With such a diverse range of culinary delights right at your doorstep, Guesthouse Soi is the perfect base for food lovers to embark on a gastronomic adventure in Kyoto.

Shop 'til You Drop in Kyoto

Guesthouse Soi is conveniently located near a plethora of shopping landmarks that will satisfy even the most avid shopaholics. Just a short distance away, you'll find Kintetsu Mall Miyakomichi, a modern shopping center offering a wide range of fashion brands, electronics, and gourmet food. For those looking for a unique shopping experience, The Kyoto Municipal Wholesale Market is a must-visit, offering a vibrant atmosphere and a wide variety of fresh produce and local delicacies. If you're a bookworm, Keibunsha Ichijoji is a charming bookstore known for its extensive collection of Japanese literature. And for those interested in traditional Japanese crafts, Tozando is a renowned store specializing in martial arts equipment and traditional Japanese clothing. With so many shopping options nearby, Guesthouse Soi is the perfect base for a memorable shopping spree in Kyoto.

Affordable Luxury at Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto

Looking for a budget-friendly yet luxurious stay in Kyoto? Look no further than Guesthouse Soi. With an average room price of just $95, this charming guesthouse offers exceptional value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Kyoto, which stands at $189, Guesthouse Soi provides an affordable alternative without compromising on quality. Guesthouse Soi's affordable pricing doesn't mean you have to compromise on comfort or style. Each room is tastefully decorated and thoughtfully designed to provide a cozy and inviting atmosphere. From the moment you step inside, you'll be greeted by warm hospitality and a serene ambiance that will make you feel right at home. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, Guesthouse Soi offers a range of room options to suit your needs. From private rooms with shared bathrooms to spacious suites with en-suite facilities, there's something for everyone. So why spend more on accommodation when you can enjoy the same level of comfort and convenience at a fraction of the price at Guesthouse Soi?

Highly Recommended Guesthouse with Excellent Staff and Convenient Services

Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto, Japan is a highly recommended hotel that offers excellent service and comfort. The staff at this guesthouse is incredibly nice and helpful, ensuring that guests have a pleasant and memorable stay. The receptionist and staff members go above and beyond to assist guests with any inquiries or requests they may have, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. One of the standout features of Guesthouse Soi is its cleanliness. The shower and toilet areas are regularly cleaned and well-maintained, ensuring a hygienic and comfortable experience for all guests. The toilets are spotless, reflecting the guesthouse's commitment to providing a high standard of cleanliness. For backpackers and travelers on a budget, Guesthouse Soi is the perfect choice. The rooms are comfortable and offer all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay. Additionally, the guesthouse provides convenient services such as laundry facilities, bus ticket passes, maps, and even bicycles, making it easy for guests to explore Kyoto city. With its excellent staff, cleanliness, and convenient services, Guesthouse Soi is a top choice for travelers looking for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Kyoto. Book your stay now and experience the exceptional hospitality that this guesthouse has to offer.

Exceptional Customer Ratings at Guesthouse Soi

Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto, Japan has received exceptional customer ratings, making it a top choice for travelers seeking a memorable stay. With an impressive overall rating of 9.0, this guesthouse has proven to be a favorite among guests. One of the standout features of Guesthouse Soi is its excellent value for money, with a rating of 9.1. Guests appreciate the affordability of the accommodation without compromising on quality. Whether you're a budget-conscious traveler or simply looking for great value, this guesthouse offers comfortable and well-appointed rooms at an unbeatable price. Furthermore, the facilities at Guesthouse Soi have garnered a rating of 8.9. Guests have praised the well-maintained amenities, including a cozy common area where they can relax and socialize with fellow travelers. The guesthouse also provides convenient facilities such as a shared kitchen, allowing guests to prepare their own meals and save on dining expenses. In addition to its value and facilities, Guesthouse Soi excels in cleanliness, with a rating of 9.3. Guests have consistently mentioned the impeccable cleanliness of the rooms and common areas, ensuring a comfortable and hygienic stay. The dedicated housekeeping staff ensures that every corner of the guesthouse is spotless, leaving guests impressed and satisfied. The staff performance at Guesthouse Soi is also highly praised, with a remarkable rating of 9.5. The friendly and attentive staff members go above and beyond to ensure that guests have a memorable stay. From providing helpful travel tips to assisting with any requests or inquiries, the staff's exceptional service adds an extra touch of hospitality to the overall experience. Located in a convenient area, Guesthouse Soi has a rating of 8.2 for its location. It is ideally situated near popular attractions, transportation options, and dining establishments, making it a perfect base for exploring the vibrant city of Kyoto. With a rating of 8.8 for comfort, guests can expect cozy and well-appointed rooms that provide a peaceful retreat after a day of exploring. The comfortable beds and thoughtful amenities contribute to a restful and enjoyable stay. Overall, Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto, Japan has received outstanding customer ratings for its value, facilities, cleanliness, staff performance, location, and comfort. With its affordable rates, well-maintained facilities, exceptional cleanliness, and attentive staff, this guesthouse offers a truly remarkable experience for travelers seeking a memorable stay in Kyoto.

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Safe dining setup
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids facilities
  • Playground
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Clothes dryer
  • Complimentary tea
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Towels
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian


509-2 Shimouma-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0873


  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.5 km 50 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    63.8 km 1.3 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Kyoto Shichijo Train Station
    920 m
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Train Station
    960 m 14 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Kyotodaiichi Red Cross Hospital
    1.3 km 19 min walk
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.8 km
Convenience store
  • Lawson
    980 m 6 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    120 m 1 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    640 m
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    760 m
  • Gion
    1.4 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.8 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    2.0 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    2.8 km
  • Nijō Castle
    3.5 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.3 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    6.9 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    9.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Otani Hombyo
    200 m
  • Ruins Myohoin Gate
    240 m
  • Imahie Shrine
    280 m
  • Engawa
    290 m
  • Gym Vinaccia
    330 m
  • Hanabirahitotsu, Higashioji-dori
    340 m
  • Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Hall
    350 m
  • Kyoto Cermaic Center
    380 m
  • Ippuya
    390 m
  • Gojo-Zaka Crossing
    410 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.

  • Group policy
    If the guest booking with Pay at Hotel and below condition, will be applied Group policy and security deposit will be charged.
    Please contact with the hotel directly if need further detail.

    Booking with more than 1 room and 5 Days.
    Booking with more than 2 rooms and 3 Days.
    Booking with more than 3 rooms.
  • According to local tax regulation, effective from October 1, 2018.
    Each 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.
  • Children Rates

    Children aged 0 - 2 years old not allow stay at the hotel.

    Children aged 3 - 9 years old provide 1 free bedding sheet per room for only 1 Children guest.

    Children aged 10 years old and above will be charged as Adults rate.

    Children aged 10 years old and below not allow to stay at Dormitory room type.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center2 km
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)800 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 12
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2019

Reviews of Guesthouse Soi from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Value for money9.2
Room comfort and quality8.8
High score for Kyoto
9+ Exceptional (151)
8-9 Excellent (61)
7-8 Very Good (31)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (8)

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Dustin from United States
Family with teens
Japanese Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2022

Your new family in Kyoto”

Upon arriving, we were greeted as if we were family coming to visit from afar. They were very happy to see us and hear about our journey there, and were genuinely interested in what we were going to do next on top of giving us recommendations and suggestions on where to go. They allowed us to check in early (10 am) and store our luggage which helped a lot. Everytime we arrived back home, they were always there to greet us with a smile and conversation on how our trip was. It really felt like the home away from home. Facilities wise, the rooms look incredible. Very clean, cozy, and comfy. They provide everything you need: towels, hair dryer, extension cord, kettle, tea, etc. The shared bathroom area is also very clean. Overall, if you stay in Kyoto, you HAVE to stay here if you want to feel a personal connection to the place. After 4 different hotels on my 10 day trip, this was the one that made me feel the most comfortable!

Reviewed December 20, 2022
Andi from Indonesia
Family with teens
Quadruple Room with Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2023

Cozy guesthouse with warm hospitality”

I love this guesthose! The owner, Maki & Sim, are global traveler. It clearly shown that they use their experience to provide value for their guests. We talked a lot with the owner during our stay. Sim gave us many insight abour how we can enjoy Kyoto. We wish we could stay longer in this lovely guesthouse ... definetely will comeback!

Reviewed March 19, 2023
Vanessa from Australia
Solo traveler
Loft Single
Stayed 1 night in January 2023

Will come back again.”

I got the cutest loft room with everything I needed plus the warm hospitality from Maki and Sim. The location was unbeatable as I could walk to Kiyomizu Dera and Gion. The bus stop was 300m away that can take you to either the upper side of Kyoto or the Kyoto JR station. In short, tho I spent most of my days there outside but I felt grounded whenever I came back from an exhausted day of travelling. Plus, both owners speak fluent English and Chinese which I was surprised.

Reviewed January 29, 2023
Sven from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Very nice and modern place”

It's like a modern style japanese guesthouse it's beautiful and cosy Quiet place and people are very kind They speak English so very cool too Free breakfast at the morning and free tea and coffee all the stay so enjoy it

Reviewed April 14, 2023
ivy from China
Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom and Toilet
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

Value for money good choice ”

This place is near by most tourism place. Very easy going around by bus. And 24 hrs LAWSON near by Too. Best choice for couple with budget . Inside basic things wz aircon and fan. Luckily have both. Very hot summer time in Kyoto. Share bath room with toilet very clean with shower gel and shampoo. Also have Landry facility 100 yen. If I'm not wrong. . Breakfast is nice. 300 yen for coffee and toast or plus some ham bacons fruits 500yen. They are selling one day bus tickets(500 yen Same as supermarket price ) as well. Very useful . Near by Guest house only bus access. To let you know after get off bus Need go up a lop about 5-10 mins walking distance to guesthouse. It's. Not easy with big heavy luggage. Owner is kind speak well English Chinese and Japanese. They give good suggestions going around.

Reviewed July 22, 2017
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