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  • 670 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

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  • 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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1 Double Studio Room Non-Smoking
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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  • 24 m²/258 ft²
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
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            440 mAsian, Halal, Indian
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            400 mCafe
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            590 mCafe
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            710 mCafe

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            Agoda Reviews (460)Booking.com Reviews (756)
            8.8
            Excellent
            Cleanliness9.3
            Facilities8.8
            Location8.1
            Room comfort and quality9.5
            Service8.9
            Value for money9.1
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Bartlomiej from Norway
            Family with young children
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
            Very nice place! Clean and comfortable!”
            It was pleasure to stay in Highland Shimabara - Guesthouse in Kyoto, with our children.
            Reviewed April 23, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Janet from United States
            Couple
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 7 nights in April 2018
            An Accomodation that Fits the Bill!”
            Highland Shimabara on first glance seems unassuming & possibly “bare bones”, but that would be inaccurate. When we first arrived, I was wondering if we had made the right choice for accommodations, but this was soon confirmed and proved to be true during our seven night stay. The location has a neighborhood feel and is quiet enough, yet with close proximity to Kyoto Station. The 206 bus stop is right outside, and this is one you can easily use to get to and from Kyoto Station or in the other (north) direction, to many of Kyoto’s main sights. The staff was friendly and very helpful. They rented us bicycles for approximately $5 a day, sold us discounted one-day bus passes, and answered questions. WiFi worked great and our room, bathroom facilities, and kitchenette were perfect. The only slight criticism we might give is the pillows were very hard.....maybe more Japanese style and not what we’re used to. We were very satisfied with this choice and location!
            Reviewed April 15, 2018
            8.4
            Excellent
            Wanping from Singapore
            Couple
            1 Double Studio Room Non-Smoking
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
            Clean and near Kyoto station”
            Easy to self check, can walk to Kyoto station in around 20 mins, easy to use public transportation to travel around kyoto, quiet neighbourhood. Toothbrush, towel, shower gel and shampoo, conditioners are provided. Checkout time is a bit early (11am) and it's not flexible.
            Reviewed April 04, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            WANWEI from Malaysia
            Group
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
            Nice room with friendly staff”
            Super nice room which surprised me, clean and comfortable~great location accessible by bus; super recommended^^
            Reviewed March 01, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Nittikorn from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            1 Double Studio Room Non-Smoking
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
            Great place to stay while in Kyoto”
            Cool receptionist, provided us with a lot of help and was really friendly. The guesthouse is located right beside the Shimabaraguchi bus station. There is a 7-11 nearby too. Kitchen amenities and toiletries are supplied, room condition is very satisfying. They even have a desktop PC provided. Would totally visit this guesthouse if I ever come to Kyoto again.
            Reviewed February 06, 2018
            7.2
            Very good
            Michelle from Singapore
            Couple
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
            Good room & facilities”
            Location was quite inaccessible, would recommend to get the bus pass in order to get around the city and from Kyoto station to the guesthouse. Bedroom was spacious but walkway was very narrow. Good facilities, able to wash and dry our laundry. We did not encounter any staff to make comments about them. Generally easy to check in and check out.
            Reviewed January 25, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            clarence from Malaysia
            Group
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 1 night in February 2017
            Very good”
            superb
            Reviewed January 09, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            Pih from Singapore
            Couple
            Special Offer Twin
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
            Nice guesthouse for travellers”
            Location is within a short bus ride from the Kyoto main station. Public bus stop is less than 50 m from the entrance. Rooms are clean and well maintained. The only issue is that the main road is on the outside and the traffic sounds can be heard early on working mornings.
            Reviewed December 06, 2017
            Thank you for your staying with us. And hank you for sharing your review with us. Thank you for your favorable feedback. The "Special-Offer-Twin-room" you stayed on are road-side room. So if you have a chance coming to our accommodation again, please tell me "need quiet room". And please book on "Twin-room" or "Double-room". We can arrange quiet room. Thank you for your valuable opinion.Thank you for your coming to Kyoto! Staff Yuki
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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Wadcharaporn from Thailand
            Group
            Special Offer Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
            Good Location. Big room with microwave oven.”
            To go to guest house, just take bus no. 206 to shimabara-guchi.
            Reviewed December 02, 2017
            Thank you for your staying with us. And thank you for sharing your review with us. Thank you for your favorable feedback. The bus stop is very near, so you can go sightseeing conveniently. Enjoy it next time as well. Thank you for your coming to Kyoto. We hope meet you again. Staff Yuki
            Responded December 26, 2017
            Highland Shimabara - Guesthouse in Kyoto -
            8.0
            Excellent
            Cao from China
            Solo traveler
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
            Very good”
            Everything is ok beside its vocation.a little far from the center.
            Reviewed November 13, 2017
            Thank you for your staying with us. And thank you for sharing your review with us. Thank you for your favorable feedback. Yes, our accommodation is little far from central station. But we have a bus stop nearby, you can go any places by Kyoto city bus. Thank you for your valuable opinion. We hope meet you again! Staff Yuki
            Responded December 26, 2017
            Highland Shimabara - Guesthouse in Kyoto -
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Son
            Couple
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
            Close to bus station”
            The guest house is just a few steps away from a bus station where you can take bus 206 to go to the Kyoto station in 10 minutes. The room is spacious and spotless, equipped with a kitchen stove, a kettle, a microwave oven, a medium fridge, a bulky washing machine, a small wall-mounting LCD TV next to the tub, a computer, and good reception wifi. I forgot my bag in the room after checking out and they quickly checked that in the morning without my awareness and attempted to call me. Excellent place and staff.
            Reviewed November 05, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            KA from China
            Couple
            1 Double Studio Room Non-Smoking
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
            Good place to stay”
            Self check in and check out. Staff is nice and the room is very clean. There is washing machine and you can dry your clothes with the drying function in bath room. Computer is also available that I can use to check info online and listen some music. Wifi is also good in the room. when you check out, you can go to the place (hostel provided) near the kyoto station , which is free for this hostel guest to keep your luggage till to 9pm. you can free to shopping on the last day! One problem is the location is a little bit far away from the station (20 mins) or you can take bus (10 mins). Anyway, I will still consider to book again and recommend you to book too.
            Reviewed October 20, 2017
            8.0
            Excellent
            Ka from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
            Very good”
            Good location and bus stop just in front of the guesthouse
            Reviewed September 15, 2017
            8.8
            Excellent
            Hanry from Singapore
            Couple
            1 Double Studio Room Non-Smoking
            Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
            Good studio apartment value for money”
            The studio apartment is quite big, and clean. The area is quite quiet, and not so difficult to find. The check-in and check-out is easy. There is a bus stop in the downstairs, from where you can take bus to Gojo, Sijo, and Qingshui Temple. The Kyoto train station is 15 min walking distance from the hotel, which is quite comfortable considering the weather in Japan is not so hot in summer. The nearest 7-11 is about 5 min walk. There is a kitchen inside the apartment, but do not have pan and bowls, which we find it a little bit not so convenient.
            Reviewed September 08, 2017
            8.0
            Excellent
            Esther from Indonesia
            Family with young children
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 1 night in August 2017
            Comfortable and spacy room, but too far from restaurants”
            The room is clean and quiet, internet is fast, but this place is too remote, i find it hard to find food.
            Reviewed August 14, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            SHIH-YUN from Taiwan
            Group
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
            Everything is good”
            I will go there again !
            Reviewed June 27, 2017
            8.8
            Excellent
            Abert from Indonesia
            Couple
            1 Double Studio Room Non-Smoking
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
            Good Place & Nice Staff”
            recomended for traveller like me & my wife. nice place and there is a computer in the room. will be stay in here next time :). thanks Guys.
            Reviewed June 21, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Mary from Philippines
            Family with young children
            1 Double Studio Room Non-Smoking
            Stayed 1 night in May 2017
            perfect guesthouse to stay”
            Friendly staff,clean complete facility big rooms ,bus tranport doorstep away outside the guesthouse for tour spots in Kyoto,so need to buy 1 day pass unlimited ride in guesthouse or train stations for 500 Jyen is very convenient n useful if not 230 yen per ride is very expensive you if 3 to 4 times ride,bakery ,food store beside the guesthouse n 7-11 2. -3 blocks away all very good but office only 9am-5 pm only so theres no staff at night to ask for your inquiries ,but minor only all is good .almost perfect stay
            Reviewed May 29, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            ponyo from China
            Couple
            Twin Studio
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
            Very nice !”
            It's very spacious,clean and tidy.Servicemen are very polite and gentle. If we go to Kyoto next time.We will still live here.
            Reviewed May 18, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Nicole from Australia
            Couple
            Special Offer Twin
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2017
            Great little guesthouse on bus route”
            We liked the extra space we had here and the twin beds. We loved the toilet being separate and the drying room in the shower room. We would have liked a few plates, a toaster or some other kitchen utensils for breakfast. Also the people above had children running around until all hours which was very loud in our downstairs room but otherwise it was great.
            Reviewed April 22, 2017
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