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HARUYA Umekoji
HARUYA Umekoji
HARUYA Umekoji
HARUYA Umekoji
HARUYA Umekoji
HARUYA Umekoji
HARUYA Umekoji

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8.6

Excellent

1,012 reviews

1,012 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Kyoto Aquarium

130 m

Ryukoku University Omiya Campus

190 m

Awashima-do Shotoku-ji Temple

300 m

Koshoji Temple

330 m

Umekoji Park

420 m

Popular landmarks
Kyoto Station Building

970 m

Sanjusangendo Temple

2.1 km

Nishiki Market Shopping District

2.2 km

Nijō Castle

2.8 km

Gion

3.1 km

Closest landmarks
Umekoji Kyotonishi Station

500 m

Rokusonno Shrine

510 m

Ryukoku Museum

510 m

Umekōji Steam Locomotive Museum

540 m

Yumekoubou Kyoto Head Studio

550 m

HARUYA Umekoji

1-12, Waki-cho, Shimogyo-ku,, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8834 - 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 Kyoto, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kyoto

540 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

940 meters to Kyoto Station Building

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Shared kitchen

Bar

Laundry service

Restaurants

Wi-Fi in public areas

This property is in high demand!

18 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.9
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.2 km

Rooms available at HARUYA Umekoji

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Japanese-Style Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 futons
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Japanese Style Twin
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 futons
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese-Style Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 futons
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Japanese Style Triple
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style - 3 Persons
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Triple
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style For 1-3 People
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Street view
  • 3 futons
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at HARUYA Umekoji?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

What is the smoking policy at HARUYA Umekoji?

HARUYA Umekoji does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to HARUYA Umekoji?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to HARUYA Umekoji is Umekoji Kyotonishi Station, 500 m away.

What restaurants are nearby HARUYA Umekoji?

HARUYA Umekoji’s neighborhood is Kyoto which includes popular restaurants such as Sasaya Iori, Sanshi Suimei Cafe and Tonkatsu Ichiban.

What popular shopping places are close to HARUYA Umekoji?

Located in the Kyoto area, HARUYA Umekoji is close to great shopping choices like Kyoto Station Building, Nishikawa Oil Shop and Touji Temple Kobo Ichi.

What are popular attractions near HARUYA Umekoji?

HARUYA Umekoji is located in Kyoto area, which is famous for attractions such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to HARUYA Umekoji?

HARUYA Umekoji is located within Kyoto, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kyoto Cycling Tour Project (Kyoto Station Cycle Terminal), Tree of Nagi and Kame-jima (Turtle).

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What people love about HARUYA Umekoji

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "It's a great place to check out in Kyoto."

    Phoebe

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    September 2, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Location

    "Prime location, about 15mins walk to Kyoto station and Aeon mall"

    Cheryl

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    May 7, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Highly recommend !!"

    Ting-Yun

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    January 17, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,354 Kyoto properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
8.6/10
Value for money score
8.9/10
Service score
9.3/10
Better than
99
%
of Kyoto properties
Better than
94
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
92
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of Kyoto properties
Better than
92
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of Kyoto properties
Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
1,012 reviews
Cleanliness
8.7
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.2
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What travelers say they love:
- staff so kind - comfortable - beautiful .
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More about HARUYA Umekoji

More about HARUYA Umekoji

HARUYA Umekoji

Immerse yourself in the all that Kyoto has to offer with a getaway at HARUYA Umekoji.
HARUYA Umekoji offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage. Packing light is possible at HARUYA Umekoji thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
Enjoy the services offered at HARUYA Umekoji from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. HARUYA Umekoji also provides a hair dryer and toiletries in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
HARUYA Umekoji offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's hiking trails. Get social at the hostel's library, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience Kyoto like a true local. Don't forget to stop by Gion located 3.1 km away, where everyone who visits Kyoto wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 92% of the city's options.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Hiking

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
1-12, Waki-cho, Shimogyo-ku,, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8834
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    36.2 km 45 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    61.5 km 1.2 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Umekoji Kyotonishi Station
    500 m
  • Tanbaguchi Train Station
    960 m 17 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Takeda Hospital
    680 m 10 min walk

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    970 m

Convenience store

  • Ministop
    60 m 2 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    480 m 6 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Kyoto Station Building
    970 m
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    2.1 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    2.2 km
  • Nijō Castle
    2.8 km
  • Gion
    3.1 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.2 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    3.4 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.9 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    6.2 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    7.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Kyoto Aquarium
    130 m
  • Ryukoku University Omiya Campus
    190 m
  • Awashima-do Shotoku-ji Temple
    300 m
  • Koshoji Temple
    330 m
  • Umekoji Park
    420 m
  • Nishikawa Oil Shop
    460 m
  • Nishi Honganji
    460 m
  • My farmer
    490 m
  • Doso Shrine
    490 m
  • Ryukokuzan Hongan-ji - Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
    490 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.

Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).

Infant 3-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 4-4 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property is a 100-year historical architecture so the rooms are with low sound insulation.
  • 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-out until11:00
  • Reception open until16:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center2 km

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1900
  • Most recent renovation2015

Reviews of HARUYA Umekoji from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
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10
Cleanliness8.7
Facilities8.1
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality8.6
Service9.3
Value for money8.9
High score for Kyoto
Rating
9+ Exceptional (135)
8-9 Excellent (64)
7-8 Very Good (29)
6-7 Good (19)
<6 Below Expectation (26)
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Mar - May (50)
Jun - Aug (74)
Sep - Nov (65)
Dec - Feb (84)
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10.0
Exceptional
Steffan from United Kingdom
Group
Japanese Style Triple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Great place to stay! ”

Staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Really nice building in traditional Japanese style. Futons comfortable. Walls quite thin but is to be expected with this style of building. Good location 15 mins from train station. Great value. Would recommend

Reviewed January 11, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
xue from China
Group
Japanese Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

highly recommended”

Great place! The staffs are so nice and helpful. The location is easy to find and close to bus stops. The room is clean. We enjoy the time there!

Reviewed February 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Rodaliza from Philippines
Group
Japanese Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Superb stay!”

We definitely enjoyed every bit of our stay. Walking distance to the train station with free coffee, porridge and diy shaved ice. WIll definitely stay again!

Reviewed August 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Darlene
Couple
Japanese Style Twin
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

very good”

will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Kyoto

Reviewed December 14, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Anojh from France
Couple
Japanese Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Calm and Traditional”

Very professional staff, that gave us good advice and proposed traditional activities that we won't forget. Very calm place.

Reviewed December 25, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ting-Yun from New Zealand
Group
Japanese Style For 1-3 People
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Exceptional”

Highly recommend !! Really friendly staff & nice place! Not too far from Kyoto station!

Reviewed January 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Michael from Philippines
Couple
Japanese-Style Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Old but gold!”

Old but gold!

Reviewed August 10, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Chingwen from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Japanese Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

the most friendly staff in Kyoto!!”

Well-organized place & very friendly staff who helped me to check in earlier & carry my luggages to the 2nd floor room!!! I had a great stay, highly recommend !!!

Reviewed October 05, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Thomas from United States
Business traveler
Japanese Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Thomas traveling from US”

If you are wanting to stay in a more tradition style hotel, this is a great place. The staff were extremely gracious, kind and helpful. The location is great. The facilities are very rustic but clean, with air condition. It is worth the experience for one who usually stays in a modern hotel.

Reviewed June 01, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Xhien from Australia
Couple
Japanese Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Good stay”

Location is good, buses nearby. Room has no shower room, only toilet which is not very convenient. The building is well maintained for 100 years old building.

Reviewed August 09, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Georgios from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Didn't expect that.(This is a Positive review)”

This is a traditional Japanese house transformed to Hostel.In the beginning i thought its a scam but then realized what is about. I mean from the photos i have seen i didn't understand what it was.And it was exactly what i wanted. I think one of the most nice experience i had living on a place like this. Tomo the girl working there was really nice ans give me information's about the place and Japan. Thanks

Reviewed October 07, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Mark from United Kingdom
Group
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Old Japan style”

I've never stayed in a hotel like it. Apparently is 100 years old. I loved the Japanese style room and the whole look and feel of the place. The facilities are not the best, this is not five star, for that, go somewhere else. Come here for the atmosphere. The cost is reasonable. The staff were nice. The free porridge breakfast was good too.

Reviewed September 30, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Cheryl from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Great price for location in Kyoto”

Many good points about this place: 1. Prime location, about 15mins walk to Kyoto station and Aeon mall 2. Quiet safe neighbourhood, with a combini next door 3. Contactless stay but adequate instructions- depends whether you like it or not but I enjoyed the solitude. Also, I appreciate the free room upgrade! 4. Bath towel, soap and yukata provided 5. Lovely quaint town house but well-decorated Cons: 1. Not the cleanest, found some hair in my sheets and room 2. There was suppose to be porridge in the morning but I was greeted with an empty pot.. there was free coffee and tea though

Reviewed May 07, 2022

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6.8
Good
Liew from Japan
Group
Japanese Style For 1-3 People
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Passable for a one-night stay”

Stayed here for a night with two friends, but there were only two futons in the room. There was a kotatsu which was a pleasant surprise. No toilet nor shower in the room, you’ll have to use a shared one downstairs. The room itself was soundproof enough, but very bare bones like there’s not even a tv in it. Location was a bit difficult to find and not near to any notable landmarks. There’s free drinks and lots of books to read at the shared dining space. There’s no reception counter, but the number provided answered my call at 10pm in English, which is greatly appreciated here especially. Overall, for just a one-night stay with the homies it’s decent enough.

Reviewed March 23, 2022

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6.0
Jeffrin from Indonesia
Group
Triple Room with Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

So so ”

Tiny few steps up with verg STEEP staircase up to 2nd floor or room starting with number 2xxxx Have to beware if u have BIG HEAVY luggage

Reviewed October 29, 2019

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6.0
Patrick from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

A Century house nicely turned into a hostel.”

Love the mini bath tub...

Reviewed November 23, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
YALING from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Experince a Kyoto traditional house”

Clean, Friendly Staff, Traditional house

It's about 15~20 minutes walking distance from Kyoto station. Located in an alley, Hostel Haruya "Aqua", "Book" and "Terrace" are very close. I stayed in "Terrace", and the reception is in "Book", customers are free to use all the communal areas in the three buildings. Free instant coffee and tea are provided. The receptionists were very helpful and gave an detailed map of Kyoto city. The 6-beded female dorm room is kinda small with just little space. Since it'a wooden building, sound proof is not good for sure, it might be an issue for some light sleepers. But, the price is reasonable and worth to try how it is like to stay in an one-hundred-year-old Kyoto traditional house!

Reviewed March 10, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Jayna from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

Exceptional”

All of the Hostel Haruya locations are actually together and if you're booked into one, you have access to the common areas of the others, which is pretty nice. Staff was super helpful, spoke English, and gave some good advice. They can watch luggage both before check in and after check out. Showers had soaps and were nice, if few. Sleeping accommodations can take getting used to but location was phenomenal. Right at a corner for several bus stops and a ten minute walk from Kyoto station.

Reviewed April 10, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Meryl from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

This Ryokan hostel is loooove”

I did not stay at the conventional room since I booked a dorm type room. But, this hostel is really beautiful. Yes, you can hear the sounds of the footsteps and even people talking but it's because of the thin walls of the renovated ryokan house. You can walk from Kyoto Station to the hostel (i love walking) maybe about 20mins, or u can opt to ride a bus. Ministop, Kyoto Aquarium are walking distance from the hostel. This hostel was really nice and I loved that I met other solo travellers there too. But what I loved most about this hostel was the service of the staff. Aww Japanese are so polite!! I forgot the name of the hostel staff (Aika?) she was very helpful to me. They also recommended an Onsen to me and I was delighted that I tried it!! Thankyou and I will be back again next time 😁Kyoto is looooove :)

Reviewed April 09, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
PEIYEE from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Wonderful stay”

Cheapest in Kyoto, or dare I say, Japan. I love the kotatsu in winder. And the Japanese style rooms and shared facilities between all three Hostel Haruya. I will be back next time

Reviewed December 21, 2016

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