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"Hotel is clean and they allow children under 15 to live in the same room."
arifin - January 16, 2020
Spacious, basic rooms, friendly staff, decent location near downtown Kyoto - approximately 5 minutes from subway station & 10 minutes from Nishiki Mar...
Daniel | July 5, 2019
The hotel was very clean and love they had a free wifi phone that you can use while there to check all the places and be connected.
Yvonne | January 7, 2020
The location is really convenient, because there are markets, family, 7-11, and bus stops nearby.
YING | January 21, 2020
Every time I travel to Japan, I always consider Hotel MyStays as my choice of hotel.
Maria | February 2, 2020
This is the second time I stayed in this Hotel and I enjoyed my stay both times.
Khristian | January 14, 2020
It's clean, rooms are spacious enough, good location and reasonable room rates!
Maria | February 2, 2020
450 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Kyoto
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Nearest airport||Osaka International Airport (ITM)|
|Distance to airport||37.7 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto-Shijo has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 1600 JPY per day.
HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto-Shijo does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Great staff, clean rooms and a great location."
March 12, 2020
"As always, Hotel MyStays met my expectations."
February 2, 2020
"The complimentary amenity options are great."
December 3, 2019
This economy class hotel, situated in the city center, is 45 kilometers from Itami International Airport and about six minutes from the Shijo metro station. Guests can easily access Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle, and Heian Shrine. Lake Biwa and Mount Hieizan are also nearby. The hotel, five kilometers from the Kyoto International Congress Hall, is surrounded by several shops, restaurants, cafes, and lounges. Offering contemporary rooms fitted with essential amenities as well as facilities such as a swimming pool, spa, and Jacuzzi, HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto-Shijo is a great choice for travelers who are looking for a perfect base from which to explore Kyoto.
"All the people living in this hotel are nice."
January 21, 2020
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto-Shijo
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Excellent Choice in a Mid-Range Priced Hotel”
I'm a veteran traveller who has stayed in a wide range of hotels all over the world. Room had a queen-sized bed, desk, office chair, a small sofa, chair and ottoman, located on a non-smoking, upper floor of the hotel. In terms of location, service and room quality, I would recommend the Mystays Shijo Hotel very highly for the price. The hotel is situated on a main street in downtown Kyoto, and is therefore close to many restaurants, as well as 2 minutes from the major bus routes and 5 minutes from the subway. Whenever I had questions of the people at the front desk, they always had an English-speaking person available to assist me, and they did so eagerly. There service went beyond what was expected; for example, when I asked where the nearest place was to be an all-day local city bus pass (500 yen), they said that they sold them there and asked me if I needed a city public transportation guide. Then when I asked them what sites they would recommend I see in northern Highashiyama, they provided me with walking tour maps of both southern and northern Highashiyama (only the former was available in my Lonely Planet guide). Despite the downtown location, the room was very quiet and immaculately clean, everything worked well, and the large bed was very comfortable.
Spacious Hotel In Kyoto”
Hotel is about 7 minutes walk away from Shijo Station (Exit 2) or Karasuma Station. From Exit 2 of Shijo Station turn left and walk straight down the street for 7 minutes. You will see Hotel Mystays at your right. Kyoto is best visited by City Bus. Bus Stop is just outside the Hotel. You may purchase the City Bus Day Ticket at JPY500 at the Hotel Lobby. Free Coffee/ Matcha: Lobby (6:00 am - 8:00 pm) Buffet Breakfast: JPY 1,500/ person (7:00 – 9:30 am) Buffet Lunch: JPY 1,404/ person (11:30 – 2:30 pm) Buffet Dinner: JPY 1,620/ person (5:00 – 9:00 pm) Coin operated laudry is available at JPY 200, Dryer JPY100/ 30 minutes, Detergent JPY100. The staff in the Hotel seldom greet the guest with smile. However, they do help when you are asking for attraction direction.
Spacious Hotel in Kyoto”
Hotel is about 7 minutes walk away from Shijo Station (Exit 2) or Karasuma Station. From Exit 2 of Shijo Station turn left and walk straight down the street for 7 minutes. You will see Hotel Mystays at your right. Kyoto is best visited by City Bus. Bus Stop is just outside the Hotel. You may purchase the City Bus Day Ticket at the Hotel Lobby. Free Coffee/ Matcha: Lobby (6:00 am - 8:00 pm) Buffet Breakfast: (7:00 – 9:30 am) Buffet Lunch: (11:30 – 2:30 pm) Buffet Dinner: (5:00 – 9:00 pm) Coin operated laudry is available at , Dryer 30 minutes, Detergent. The staff in the Hotel seldom greet the guest with smile. However, they do help when you are asking for attraction direction.
Good comfort near Kyoto Shijou”
Located about 300 meters west of Kyoto Shijo station, Hotel Mystays Kyoto was in a good location, easy to find, and the room was fine. The TV was a little small for the room size, but everything else felt 3-star quality or better. The staff was very helpful, and even retained some items that I had forgotten in the refrigerator after I returned to pick up the luggage I had them keep for me in the afternoon. I would definitely stay here again in the future.
Comfortable, impeccable location where there is plenty to eat along shijo dori. Nearby shijo subway station and very near to teramachi and kawaramachi shopping districts! Enjoyed my stay in kyoto thoroughly at Mystays, will definitely look forward to come back to stay here again..!
Mystays Hotel Kyoto”
At Kyoto station they had no record of the Mystays Hotel and only found out where it was by ringing directory enquiries. However the location is good, about 8 minutes walk west along Shijo Dori from Shijo subway station. We thought about staying an additional night but the room rate the hotel wanted was alot more than we had paid via the internet booking. We did not eat in the hotel but we did use the washing machine facility which was good. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.
perfect hotel for us”
We stay for 2 night at Mystay Shijo Hotel Hotel with perfect service and location The staff are friendly and good communication in English This is my second stayed at Mystay Shijo and will stay at this hotel.everytime I visit Kyoto
Mystays Shijo Hotel”
I was very pleased with the Mystays Shijo Hotel. It was a much more spacious and comfortable room than I expected. I spent much more money in other hotels in Tokyo and Hiroshima, but stayed in smaller rooms. This hotel was a very good value for Kyoto. It is also well located and close to the train station, so for travelers taking the bullet train, it's a good choice. There is a restaurant downstairs that is really tasty and reasonably priced.
Excellent value with quality stay”
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel. We booked really early and got an incredible deal! We booked 2 twins for 5 nights for family of 4, which gave us plenty of space. WIFI was fast and did not drop for a single time while we were there. We also enjoyed a free coffee and green tea service at the 2nd floor (though we did not take an advantage of pouring it into a huge mug like other travelers!). There were also free DHC skincare products offered, which was a big plus for ladies. We stayed in other hotel chains in other places, and we kept talking about how nice the Hotel MyStays Shijo was. Thank you!
Love this Hotel!!”
We got a great deal from Agoda. This hotel was superb. The location was OK, 10 minutes by bus#50 from Kyoto Station, or 2 stations from Kyoto by underground to Shijo and 8 minutes walk. The room (Deluxe Twin) was spacious and comfortable. I enjoyed the free Lavazza Coffee and Matcha Tea, plus some cosmetic samples, at the lobby very much. The breakfast at the restaurant JPY 1000 was great. The staffs were nice and professional. I would stay at this hotel again, if I come back to Kyoto.
Comfortable stay at a great location”
Very comfortable stay in MyStays. Room is more spacious than most other hotels at the same price range. Location is perfect, right in the central of Kyoto. All other facilities and utilities are as for most hotels in Japan - hairdryer, fridge, clothing presser, fast internet, etc. For what we paid (about $70AUD for 2people) MyStays was more than we expected.
Mystays SHijo Hotel Kyoto”
This hotel is excellently located, on Shijo Dori, so you could not be more central. Easy 20 minute walk along Shijo Dori high street to the river, temple and gardens, past many interesting shops. Or take any of the many buses, many of the routes passing along Shijo Dori high street. Neat, friendly English speaking reception staff who were eager to help. Very clean and tidy throughout. The entrance lobby is luxurious and that feel extends to the rest of the hotel including the room which was carpeted and had a good large western style bed. The room also had a good desk and free high-speed internet via an ethernet connection, which worked straight away with no hassle. Nice bathroom and 'full featured' Japanese toilet with lots of buttons to press! Fresh towels and bedclothes were provided every day. Everything was very clean. There is a coin operated laundry machine on the ground floor. We found only two drawbacks. Firstly a lack of storage space! There was no wardrobe or drawers, only two six-inch pegs on a wall with space for about 3 clothes hangers each, so your shirts ended up bunched up. Also one of the pegs was above the other so there was no room for long items like coats. Secondly, a more minor drawback was that there was no view or even daylight from our room window. We were facing a blank wall one metre away, so had to keep lights on during daytime and could not tell what the weather was like. Overall, I would strongly recommend this hotel but please be aware of the lack of clothes hanging space if you have a lot of clothes or need to stay more than a few days.
Very close to bus station, which is important because bus is the best way to tour Kyoto. A short 5-10 min bus ride to the Kyoto station, which will easily take you to anywhere. The staff is very helpful, friendly, and communicate in English well. The room is big in Japanese standard and very clean. We didn't try the dining hall but there's a supermarket, convenience store, several restaurants right next to the hotel. A short 10 min walk will take you to the busy Shijo area and Nishiki market. Would definitely stay here again!
Excellent hotel for the price.”
I had a beautiful clean large room on a non-smoking floor with personal AC/heating controls and a view over the city from the 12th floor. The staff could not have been more helpful. When I arrived I had left my reading glasses in Shizuoka and the desk clerk personally took me to a "99 Shop" (like a dollar store") about 100 metres away so I could buy replacement glasses. There was a computer system available in a corridor off the main lobby. Combs, toothbrushes, razors, etc were all available in the reception area. I did not try the restaurant but it looked very nice. It is about 30 minutes walking distance to the Nijo Castle and maybe 45 mins to the Gion (Geisha) district). Five minutes walk from Shijo station/ Karasuma stations. At Karasuma you can get a Hankyu train to Osaka without going into Kyoto central and it is cheaper (about 390 yen vs 745 by Subway and JR trains. I highly recommend this hotel.
Great location, clean and comfortable room, ”
there was bus stop near the hotel, which was located in front of a cheap food court with many choices and good food. There was Fresco(supermarket) next to the hotel, so if you were hungry at any moment, it was easy and convenient to get good.Kyoto Station is within 10 minute bus drive and due to the excellent and convenient bus transportation system in Kyoto, it was accessible to almost all scenic spots. Staffs were friendly and helpful. Like all other MyStays chains, it never failed my expectation of how a budget hotel should be. Good choices for backpackers and business travelers, too.
Great location great value for money ”
This is a really great little hotel rooms surprisingly large after a tokyo stay. 6 min walk from shijo subway which is just 2 stops from kyoto main station. Fab little wierd restaurant across road "yaikoen" or something similar where you purchase food ticket from an ATM machine (pictures and food displays in window to help super cheap. Fan local restaurants behind hotel for a true japenese feel too, the hotel will provide you with a map of local eateries foreign and japenese. Well placed for buses again hotel sell you a day ticket for 500 yen we visited bamboo groves by bus very easily. Hotel is 10 min walk from nishiki market which is a must see fab food market full of character we went everyday for 3 days!!! Didn't eat in hotel so can't comment on food. Fresco supermarket and family mart next door/over road both do hot snacks and lovely cold salad/buffet items plus bread cross aunts etc for breakie. Would def recommend hotel it's cheap well located we enjoyed our stay thanks :)
MyStays Kyoto Shijo is worth staying”
The hotel is located along Shijo which is a busy street for good shopping (big shopping malls like Daimarua and Takashimaya are along the street). It is within walking distance to the Nishiki Market, a must-visit place in Kyoto. It is also walkable to a subway station that is served by two subway lines - making traveling to/fro Tokyo and Osaka very easy. The room is big and clean. We definitely had a good 3-day stay there.
Kyoto is Bus City. Mystay Kyoto Hotel at the Shijo Street that prime area with some bus line.
Modern hotel for extremely budget prices!”
This hotel is very clean and very modern for the price you are paying. The rooms are very clean and relatively big for Japan standards and the toilet is equipped with an anti-fog mirror. The location is great - very near Shijo Karasuma Hankyu Station (10 mins walk) and Shijo Nishiotoin bus stop (2 mins walk). There is also a grocer downstairs with a Family Mart across the street. Highly recommended!
Value for money !!”
We really enjoyed throughout all the 4 days stay in Hotel MyStays Kyoto Shijo.