K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel

418 Nayacho, Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan - See map
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8.7
Excellent
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K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel

"I really recommend this place if you are in Kyoto"

kathie - September 3, 2018

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Popular landmarks
Sanjusangendo Temple 660 m
Kyoto Station Building 710 m
Nishiki Market Shopping District 1.7 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 1.91 km
Gion 1.92 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 2.62 km
Nijō Castle 2.94 km
Ginkakuji Temple 5.12 km
Kinkakuji Temple 6.39 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 8.77 km
Nearby landmarks
Shichijo Bridge 260 m
Shosei-en Garden 270 m
Nintendo Original Building 270 m
Kyoto Shichijo Train Station 290 m
Kyoto Denim 310 m
Maiko-Henshin Studio Shiki 320 m
Sujin Shinmachi 360 m
Ayako Tenmangu Shrine 450 m
Shorinji Temple 460 m
Taikoan 460 m
8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Exceptional service
9.1 rating for service
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 91% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.9 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.9 room quality and comfort

Super love the color and look of the place and will surely book this place again

Maria | February 23, 2020

Good selection of drinks at bar especially at happy hour prices.

Michelle | March 11, 2020

So far this is one of the best backpackers hostel I've stayed.

Andrea | August 9, 2019

All in all, a great place to stay for a few nights in Kyoto.

Pankaj | June 8, 2019

Great place to stay and learn about the old city in Japan.

HeiSung | March 6, 2020

Great location close to subway and Kyoto stations.

Michelle | March 11, 2020

  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

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Value for money8.8
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.5 km

Rooms available at K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel

8.9
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Standard Twin Room with Sofa
Standard Twin Room with Sofa
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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2 People in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
2 People in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Twin Room with Sofa Bed
Twin Room with Sofa Bed
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds and 1 sofa bed
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 semi double bed
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single - 1 Person
Single - 1 Person
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 semi double bed
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4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel?

K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Good location, the staff really nice."

    Yuningsih

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    August 6, 2018

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "We loved the facilities and our room."

    Haziati

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    December 8, 2017

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "I would strongly recommend this site."

    FENGYI

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    August 14, 2017

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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
3,574 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.3
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More about K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel

More about K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel

Whether on business or holiday, each of the 65 rooms at this 1-star property are designed to help guests relax in comfort and style. Some of the features that guests can take full advantage of include washing machine and air conditioning.

In addition, the property boasts a restaurant as part of its superior facilities and services. Guests will find this service-oriented property offers superb facilities and amenities at an excellent value.

K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel is conveniently located, providing easy access to the city center. Within close proximity are various popular sight spots, such as Boga-en Garden, Kyoto Denim, and Sanjusangendo. K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel is committed to ensuring that guests will be satisfied during their stay and make their experience the memorable one.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
99 mentions
Breakfast
7 mentions
Internet
6 mentions
Food & Dining
2 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"The staff were so friendly and helpful."

kathie

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September 3, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

ZEN CAFE
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Nakagawa
290 m Japanese
Cafe & Bar Vippa
310 m Japanese
Kanshundo Honten
350 m Japanese
American cuisine
American cuisine
Wine Dining Umi Usagi
1.4 km American, Italian, Japanese
Jonetsu Shokusai Kyoshoku
1.5 km American, Japanese
Kashiwaya Mitsusada
1.6 km American
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Sushi Iwa
290 m Asian, Japanese, Seafood
Manzou Hearts
320 m Asian, Japanese
Kura Kura
370 m Asian, Japanese

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8.7
Excellent
From 3574 reviews
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8.7
Excellent
Stephenie from Canada
Couple
6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 4 nights in August 2012

Good location & fantastic amenities”

free wifi on every floor, kitchen, very clean, A/C

My husband and I stayed at K's for 4 nights in Kyoto. We were really impressed with how bright and spacious the hostel was; it really feels like a cutting edge, modern hostel that is perfect for budget travelers who want a place where they will be comfortable. The hostel had lots of information about things to see & do as well as places to eat in Kyoto. Although we did not take advantage of the cafe/bar, the prices on drinks were incredibly reasonable, especially in Japan where alcohol is very expensive. We also appreciated that the hostel provides many things like chargers, guidebooks, and umbrellas for free, and many other travel items can be purchased for nominal prices. The dorm we stayed in was spotlessly clean, as was the bathroom. The bunks were sturdy, and the cubbies under each bed that were lockable had more than enough space to store all of our travel gear. The rooms were bright and airy, and we really appreciated that we could use the wifi from the comfort of our own bedroom without having to always trek to the common area. Only downside is that although K's is only a 10 minute walk from Kyoto station, the area it is in did not seem to be great for restaurants or nightlife. It's quite a walk to the Gion district and other more lively areas, and we frequently just went back to the train station area when we were looking for food. Not a dealbreaker, but there are definitely more vibrant parts of town to be in! The location is really convenient for those using Kyoto as a base for other day trips.

Reviewed August 30, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Cynthia from China
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Very convenient, value for money!”

I get to know about K's Guest House while traveling in Japan, first I stayed in K's house Mt Fuji which I found a great value for money, so I decided to try K's Guest House Kyoto. The staff was very nice, helpful and friendly, always giving advice about the best transportation options, they also help booking my seat for the airport limousine. The hostel is strategically located near to ATM, restaurants, bus stops, and Kyoto Station, walking distance to many areas of interest. I really like the concept and ambiance o K's house. Thanks!

Reviewed February 24, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Joseph from Philippines
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

safe location, clean bathroom, knowledgeable staff”

safe location, clean bathroom, knowledgeable staff

This hostel can easily be negotiated on foot from Kyoto Station. Just go out from the Central exit of JR Kyoto Station, cross the street towards Kyoto Tower and walk along Karasuma-dori (the street on the east-side road of Kyoto Tower, near Starbucks). Turn right at the intersection of Shichijo-dori and Karasuma-dori and walk for about 5 minutes until you reach Kawaramachi-dori. Cross a signal and then turn left on the first street along Kawaramachi-dori. You will find K’s House (white building) and Zen Café on the road to your right. This hostel is very easy to like for many reasons: knowledgeable and helpful staff, clean shared bathrooms, spacious common areas (living room, rooftop terrace and kitchen), comfortable dorm beds and free wifi. It was raining a lot when I was in Kyoto, and the hostel provides free umbrellas that you can borrow for the day. The Zen café beside it is a nice place to get drinks and meet people but is a bit dear. The hostel also arranges tours and sells bus passes. The hostel made me feel very secure. Their luggage storage room has a lock and can only be opened by a staff member. Will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed January 01, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
I from Taiwan
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

Kyoto is very beautiful city”

clean room, clean bathroom, nice chat room

I was so surprised the room and bathroom is so clean. The tourist from all of the world can use the kitchen to cook, chat with people easily, sourcing information. I recommend Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto is a very comfortable place.

Reviewed October 12, 2013
9.2
Exceptional
Afra from Indonesia
Group
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Great place to stay”

This place is very cozy for backpackers. Its facilities like public spaces, kitchen, laundry, rooms, bathrooms are very clean and nice. Although its location a bit far from Kyoto Station (by walking), i still highly recommend this hostel to everyone who visits Kyoto. K's is a kind of a very professional hostel, well-managed, well-service. 10 tumbs up (i borrow my friend's tumbs by the way :) )

Reviewed March 30, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Erinne from United States
Solo traveler
4-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Best Choice in Kyoto”

If you're looking to save money and have somewhere safe to stay I highly recommend K's House. I have stayed here before and always come back. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. One thing I really enjoy is they have a very big functional bath tub. I prefer to take baths versus showering so this was very nice. The staff is super friendly, available to help you if you have any questions. I had to ship a box of stuff to my next hotel and the staff did everything they could to help me with that. I am truly grateful for their service. I also got really lucky by staying on a not so busy day and there was only one other person in my dorm room. Also please check out the roof top for a beautiful view of Kyoto!

Reviewed October 31, 2019

Dear Erinne, Thank you very much for your review and we were glad that you came back this time. We hope you enjoyed staying here and K's house Kyoto has become your home almost, we believe so. Especially, you found a favarite place in bath room on 2F. We look forward to seeing you next time. Best regards, K's house Kyoto

Responded November 03, 2019
K's House Kyoto - Backpackers Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Si from South Korea
Solo traveler
4-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

Comfortable guesthouse!”

K's House is very clean and well-equipped with many facilities. The staff was very helpful when I sought for assistance with planning my itinerary for Kyoto. There are computers free for use as well. It is a bit of walk from Kyoto Station to K's House but nearer to Shichijo Keihan Station. Overall, it was a great stay at K's House!

Reviewed January 05, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Terry from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Very nice Hostel. Highly recommended for single traveler”

Very good Hostel, and classical backpacker hostel. Highly recommended for single traveler. The Staff are so nice, they are willing to speak in English. I have a place wanna good, which is not in Kyoto but near Kyoto, the staffs are really helpful for helping me searching the transportation. The hostel has a very big common area, you can enjoy doing nothing, but staying there. The staff would also organize some activities with different parties. Backpackers can join their activities, and easy to meet others from other countries. They have a cafe and bar next to the hostel. It is very easy to find a breakfast or brunch, gather and meet new friend in the bar at night as well.

Reviewed April 03, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Pankaj from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

The cleanest Hostel, ever!”

We had a great time at K's Hostel. This has to be the cleanest place you would ever see. They have very friendly and helpful staff (well versed in English, which was a big PLUS). I would recommend it to anyone staying in Kyoto. We had a private bunk bed room, so not sure about the dorms. The only thing I would add is the quality of breakfast next door in the cafe was very average. It was not worth the money. This is not a party hostel and didn't find other travels interested in making friends. I guess there are a few students who live here on a long term basis. All in all, a great place to stay for a few nights in Kyoto.

Reviewed June 08, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
Seanarnagorn from Thailand
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

Nice Hotel, Great hotel staff”

Lovely and service minded staff

I am Thai traveling alone.As I reached to the hostel,I have met with a very warm welcome and a great smile from staff. they assit me to kept my baggages in the storage room and help me when I come back with full service minded. For the room, if you want the room as the busines hotel they cannot provided. On the other hand,the things they have provided are well cleaning rooms ,well working air-condition, security system, fast WI-FI and internet connection,good living area and best cleaning toilet and shower room. The hostel staffs are very helpful ( especially the one name Shan ) I am very impressive to stay with.The hotel itself is easy to travel around kyoto. It located near Kyoto JR Station ( Walk as 15 min ) and many sightseeing area such as Sanjusangendo Temple and Kyoto Tower, also the hostel it near many supermarket. Totally, What I have to say is " What a lovely hostel is?". Actually, I have to Say thank you that the hostel had given me a good time.

Reviewed September 05, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Julie from Philippines
Solo traveler
4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Always a great stay at K's house.”

I previously stayed at K' House in Tokyo. This time I stayed at kyoto. Its always a lovely stay at K's House. Staff are very fluent in english and they would go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Next time I will find K's House again.

Reviewed March 08, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Phoebe from Singapore
Group
6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Great Stay!”

Fuss free stay at K's house. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Hostel was located about 5-10 mins walk from Kyoto JR Station. Lots of eateries around the hostel, great place to stay!

Reviewed December 21, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Martha from Philippines
Solo traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Good hostel in Kyoto”

I love everything about K's House Kyoto. The only thing is that it's a 10-min walk to the Kyoto station (which I didn't mind at all). Other than that, I highly recommend that you stay here when you visit Kyoto.

Reviewed March 02, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Shui from Malaysia
Couple
6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Everything were perfect”

room and bath room are clean, hostel was very beautiful and well kept, staff was kindness and good

we have a nice holiday to stay at K's house Kyoto, will come back in the near future... will never forget that we have a sweet memory at your hostel...miss you

Reviewed September 04, 2013
7.6
Very good
Gale from Philippines
Group
6-Bed Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Good value for money”

Really had a nice and relaxing stay at K's House Kyoto! In my previous travels I haven't considered checking in at a backpackers hostel since I envisioned it as untidy and crowded. However, after staying in K's House for 3 nights, I found out that it's unlike what I thought it is. The room was tidy and there was a locker to keep all your stuff. Even the bathroom and shower rooms were good too. :)

Reviewed December 01, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Nicholas from United States
Group
6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Terrific hostel!”

Clean, welcoming, friendly, comfy beds

K's hostels are great places to stay! I stayed at a K's in Hiroshima and had sucha great experience that when I heard there was another in Kyoto I knew that's where I would be staying! This one is a little hard to find but it has a great location near the main train station and neat temples. I HIGHLY recommend this hostel to anyone!

Reviewed December 18, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
sanghoon from South Korea
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

i like k's house so much. ”

good location, kind reception, clean room,

first staffs are really kind. i am not good at Japanese but didnt have difficulty. they are good at English. and the twin room i stayed is really clean and comfortable. If i go to Kyoto again, i will stay k's house again!!!

Reviewed March 08, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Ashley from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

great!”

K's Backpacker hostels are some of the better ones I've been in. They're small, but cozy, and you meet some interesting people in the common areas. This one is great because they also offer breakfast for 500 yen, and they have a bar to partake in after a long day of touristing.

Reviewed October 30, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Fiona from United States
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

Central location and clean facility”

The hostel was only about 10 minutes from Kyoto Station by foot. This was really convenient to catch trains and not have to pay extra money to transfer stations. There are also bus stops all around; you can purchase a Kyoto bus day pass and get to many of the shrines quite easily. Having been to hostels in Europe, I expected the toilet and shower facilities to be quite gross and, thus, was hesitant to share with other occupants on the floor. However, they were cleaner than most bathrooms I've seen even in private hotels. Everyone chips in to keep it clean as well, so you get a great sense of community. You're not allowed to wear your shoes inside the hostel. They provide indoor slippers and little lockers to store your shoes. That gave me peace of mind that the carpet in our room was indeed clean. The staff speak English and are there most of the day (not sure about late night). They will store your luggage immediately before and after your stay for free. That helped us a lot.

Reviewed November 18, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
cheang from Macau
Couple
6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Awesome Hostel, must go”

things I liked

the whole hostel is like grand new. the room and facilities are new and clean. i felt pretty relax sitting in hobby where i met other backpackers from different country.and i had great time chatting with them.the staffs were polite and helpful and speak fluent in english because we asked about restaurants and attraction many time. more, i rented a bike to explore different areas in kyoto. it was great and unforgotten experience to me.i will go to this hostel again in the future.

Reviewed October 20, 2012
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