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7.9
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7.3
Very good
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Very good location - 1.76 kilometers from city center
  • JouJou Flowers240 m
  • Chirimenzaikukan, Ginkakuji360 m
  • Kawagoe Hospital380 m
  • Takenaka Inari Shrine490 m
  • Tay Clinic540 m
  • Philosopher's Walk570 m
  • Shinnyodo Temple580 m
  • Mansagama600 m
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple610 m
  • Yoshida Temple620 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hostel Ginkakuji

    Kyoto city, Sakyo-ku, Jyodo-ji, Nishida-cho, 58-2, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8417 - See map
    "The room was really nice and staff were great."
    David - June 8, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 87% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.1 rating for service
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Laundry service

    • Smoking area

    • Laundromat

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    Review score - United States
    9.0/10
    Value for money score
    8.3/10
    Service score
    8.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.9/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center4.8km
    Location rating7.3
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport41.3 km

    Rooms available at Hostel Ginkakuji

    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Japanese Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Japanese Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 4 futons
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    Quadruple Room
    Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Japanese Tatami Room - Triple
    Japanese Tatami Room - Triple
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 futons
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    Private 4-Bunk Beds Room
    Private 4-Bunk Beds Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 futon
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 futons
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      What people love about Hostel Ginkakuji

      • 8.4
        Excellent
        Staff 

        "Staff were pleasant."

        christopher

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        July 9, 2018

      • 8.4
        Excellent

        "Great price."

        christopher

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        July 9, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional

      "The host is friendly and kind."

      Hsin F.

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      November 5, 2018

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      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staff was nice and kind."

      jing

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      September 25, 2017

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      Most recent reviews for Hostel Ginkakuji
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2019
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Exceptional9.2
      Great hostel, friendly staff and good facilities with value for money. This hostel is quite well managed considering it is mostly run by backpackers. The facilities are good, has free tea, coffee and sometimes food and the staff are friendly and very helpful. The amenities are good too. You can meet other like minded people here and get good advice for your travel plans.
      Michealfrom JapanReviewed October 12, 2019
      Group
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2019
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Exceptional10.0
      Wonderful Hostel It was clean, well maintained, has a good kitchen and the staff are all great. I have been traveling Japan for almost a month with 3 other people and this has been our favorite hostel by far. Cannot reccomend enough.
      Haydenfrom United StatesReviewed October 07, 2019
      Family with young children
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
      Japanese Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
      Good6.0
      Above averagelittle far from Kyoto station so with children was inconvenient
      kinleyfrom JapanReviewed June 22, 2019
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019
      Japanese Tatami Room - Triple
      Very good7.2
      Staff were helpful and accommodating, be prepared to travel a lot.The rooms were ok and neat, facilities were neat and use of kitchen was good. The location of the hostel was a bit out of the way from most attractions so be prepared to use public transport for most of your travels.
      RalphReviewed May 26, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Exceptional10.0
      ExceptionalAwesome staff and environment
      KenReviewed May 02, 2019

      Reviews of Hostel Ginkakuji from real guests

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      8.3
      Excellent
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      Rating via Agoda7.9
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      Cleanliness7.9
      Facilities7.6
      Location7.3
      Service8.1
      Value for money8.3
      High score for Kyoto
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      8-9 Excellent (2)
      7-8 Very Good (5)
      6-7 Good (3)
      <6 Below Expectation (6)
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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Micheal from Japan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

      Great hostel, friendly staff and good facilities with value for money. ”

      This hostel is quite well managed considering it is mostly run by backpackers. The facilities are good, has free tea, coffee and sometimes food and the staff are friendly and very helpful. The amenities are good too. You can meet other like minded people here and get good advice for your travel plans.

      Reviewed October 12, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Hayden from United States
      Group
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

      Wonderful Hostel ”

      It was clean, well maintained, has a good kitchen and the staff are all great. I have been traveling Japan for almost a month with 3 other people and this has been our favorite hostel by far. Cannot reccomend enough.

      Reviewed October 07, 2019
      6.0
      kinley from Japan
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Above average”

      little far from Kyoto station so with children was inconvenient

      Reviewed June 22, 2019
      7.2
      Very good
      Ralph
      Couple
      Japanese Tatami Room - Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Staff were helpful and accommodating, be prepared to travel a lot.”

      The rooms were ok and neat, facilities were neat and use of kitchen was good. The location of the hostel was a bit out of the way from most attractions so be prepared to use public transport for most of your travels.

      Reviewed May 26, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ken
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Exceptional”

      Awesome staff and environment

      Reviewed May 02, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Yan-Yi
      Couple
      Japanese Tatami Room - Triple
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Comfortable futons!! ”

      The location is a little far from the center but nevertheless very comfortable and cozy. Would recommend if you’re going to Kinkakuji or Ginkakuji. Bathrooms so clean and there is a kitchen to cook if you wish

      Reviewed April 21, 2019
      3.6
      Christopher from Canada
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Owner and staff was very rude, would not recommend”

      I arrived in Kyoto late and had to check in late. It was a long walk from the main Kyoto station. The self check in system, had poor instructions and signs. There was no list of which room I was suppose to be in, and there was a key hanging that was free according to signs. When I went into the room and asked if it was the mixed dorm room, someone replied yes and I got the last bed. Owner comes in at 3am yelling and demanding that I leave the bed. Not knowing what was happening I gathered my stuff and go out, all while the owner impatiently yelled at me to move faster, when I was just woken up. Next, he asks why I was in this bed. I showed him the key with the room number on it, I also told him that there was no staff or no check in list, and I assumed the one key left, was for me. He angrily scolded me, and didn’t apologize. Then he just Put a small mattress on the floor of another dorm room, and told me to sleep there. I paid to be woken up and sleep on the floor at 3:30am

      Reviewed April 11, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Ardiansyah from Indonesia
      Couple
      Japanese Tatami Room - Triple
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      We feel Kyoto's soul”

      This place is very close to Ginkakuji Temple and we really feel Kyoto. Mini minus we got the 2nd floor and the stairs are very small. It's very difficult to carry a suitcase up to the top.

      Reviewed March 12, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Hsin from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Kind host & Harmonious atmosphere ”

      The host is friendly and kind. It is pretty quiet around here. The shower room and laundry is good to use. However,it is a little far from shopping zone and famous sites.

      Reviewed November 05, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      christopher from China
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 7 nights in July 2018

      Excellent”

      Great price. Location was an issue, it's 1km to the closest metro station. Buses run very close by, but unless you speak/read Japanese, they aren't really viable. Very close to a selection of marts and supermarkets, so lots of food options. Cleaned thoroughly everyday which was good. Staff were pleasant. Limited English but still extremely helpful. All facilities you would expect available, including use of kitchen. Even free tea and coffee. More then enough toilets and showers. Laundry and tumbledryer.

      Reviewed July 09, 2018
      5.6
      Xiaohui from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      A bit noisy for family travellers”

      Location is far from major places of interest. Ground floor rooms are noisy as they near the living room and guests usually chat and eat there. Japanese style room is smelly due to long term use. Toilet and bathroom is clean. Tatami is cosy also. Two supermarkets are nearby. Some restaurants also.

      Reviewed June 11, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Judd from United States
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Great location with everything you'd need in a hostel.”

      Kitchen was stocked with everything you'd need and it was just minutes from Ginkakuji, the Philosophers Path and more. Only 300 yen for bike rental for a day, do it, without a doubt the cheapest and best way to see this city. Bottom bunks had curtains, but tops didnt, don't know why, but made for earlier mornings than desired. Hollow flooring on top floor, can hear everyone walk, if you're a somewhat heavier sleeper than there'd be no problem. Cheapest washing machine I've seen so far and near to quite a few supermarkets.

      Reviewed April 20, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      WINSON from United States
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

      "Great location. Lovely accommodation "”

      Wonderful hostel environment. Clean. Friendly.

      Reviewed November 28, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      jing from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

      GOOD LOCATION FOR KYOTO.U OR GINKAKUJI VISITERS ”

      its very clean and quiet.a good choice when you want to visit Kyoto.U or Ginkaku temple. the staff was nice and kind.

      Reviewed September 25, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      David from United States
      Couple
      Japanese Tatami Room - Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

      Exceptional”

      Much more affordable compared to similar properties in the area. The room was really nice and staff were great. Free bike usage for up to 1.5 hours. Only negative was 10am checkout.

      Reviewed June 08, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ivan from Spain
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

      Por relación calidad precio es el mejor ”

      Está ubicado cerca del camino de los filósofos pero un poco lejos de los metros y trenes. Pero lo bueno es que puedes alquilar allí bicicletas a 300 yens al día y recorrer la ciudad sin problemas y más barato que el pase diario. El staff es muy simpático aunque a veces como hacen vida allí estorban en la cocina al estar todos a la vez.

      Reviewed September 27, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      KAZUKO from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2019

      英語・中国語を話したい人向けのホステル”

      1年半ぶりくらいに宿泊しましたが…さらに変わっていてびっくりしました。 日本人のオーナー、日本語を話せる台湾人の奥さん、日本語堪能な留学生はもうそこにいなくって(オーナーに色々聞いていたので私は納得だけれども)宿泊時はカタコトの日本語を喋れる!?台湾人の女性とバリバリ英語しか話せない男性がチェックインの時の担当でした。 私は何回か泊まったことがあるのでシステム、トイレ等の場所を知っていたので特に困らなかったけど…中国語や英語を喋れない、初めての人はちょっと大変かも、って思いました。 まあ、私がアジア放浪して言葉通じないのとはレベル違うし、困ったことがあればオーナー等に連絡するようだし、実際、前回泊まった時にいた日本人男性スタッフから連絡来ました(笑) 今、殆どが外国人になってるよう。なので国際交流するにはもってこいかも、そう思いました。

      Reviewed October 06, 2019
      6.4
      Good
      kenta from Japan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      価格最強。立地は好み次第。あとは普通の安宿。”

      良い点:くそ安い。銀閣寺と京都大学は近い。リビングにいるゲスト・スタッフはフレンドリー。 悪い点:夜までけっこうリビングがうるさいが、ドミトリーは隣接しているので、その輪にいない人はうるさく感じる。タオルは無料で使いたい。ベッド周辺のほこりや耳栓が落ちてたりするのは気になる。朝アラーム鳴らしといて起きない奴がいた、たまたまだけど客層が悪い一例とも言える。

      Reviewed July 10, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      syoichi from Japan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      料金が大変よかった。”

      目的地に近くてよかったし、交通も便利がよい。

      Reviewed March 11, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      KAZUKO from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      京都に行ったら泊まる宿”

      日、台のご夫婦が経営するホステル。銀閣寺の近くにあるので欧米や中華圏のお客さんが多いです。古い民家を改造して作ったホステルで水回りがとても綺麗です。また近くにスーパーがあり、ここで自炊もできるので長期滞在にも便利。 私は以前他のサイトで予約してここに宿泊しましたが、海外旅行から帰って来て日本国内の宿の予約はagodaが一番安いことが分かり、ここも大阪の宿もagodaで予約するようになりました。

      Reviewed July 13, 2018
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      • Very good location
      • Ginkaku-ji Temple
      • Hyakumanben Bus Stop is within 1.21 km