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Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

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8.4

Excellent

2,761 reviews

2,761 reviews

Housekeeping65
Shops11
Kitchen3

Vị trí thuận tiện

Viet
- Jun 1, 2020
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Hiyoketemmangu

120 m

Daimaru Department Store

120 m

Yasaka Shrine

160 m

Kajyadonosya

160 m

Shijo Kawaramachi

170 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

480 m

Gion

980 m

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.6 km

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1.9 km

Nijō Castle

1.9 km

Closest landmarks
Hankyu Kyoto Tourist Information Center

180 m

Fukujuen Kyoto Main Store

220 m

Kawaramachidori

230 m

Yojiya main store

230 m

Erizen Shop

260 m

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

568 Nakanocho, Bukkoji-agaru, Teramachi-dori,Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8032 - 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 Kawaramachi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kyoto

250 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

510 meters to Nishiki Market Shopping District

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Game room

Kitchen

Shops

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kyoto every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.4 km

Rooms available at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.9

Bed in 6- Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6 Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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2 Bunk Beds in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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2 Bunk Beds in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Bunk Beds and Shared Bathroom (5 Adults)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 5 bunk beds
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?

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 Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse 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 Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kawaramachi Subway Station, 270 m away from Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse.

What restaurants are nearby Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse’s neighborhood is Kawaramachi which includes popular restaurants such as Sai No Sai, Sentaro and Promenade Cafe Shijo Teramachi.

What popular shopping places are close to Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?

Located in the Kawaramachi area, Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is close to great shopping choices like Daimaru Department Store, Takashimaya Department Store and Izutsu Yatsuhashi Store Kyogoku Ichibangai.

What are popular attractions near Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse?

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is located in Kawaramachi area, which is famous for attractions such as Nishiki Market Shopping District, Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho.

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What people love about Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Vị trí thuận tiện"

    Viet

    |

    June 1, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff was friendly, and helpful"

    kevin

    |

    March 19, 2020

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Perfect hostel in the very central location and good price."

    Akari

    |

    February 26, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,332 Kyoto properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
7.9/10
Value for money score
8.6/10
Better than
99
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Better than
95
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Better than
90
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
2,761 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
Staff is very friendly and helpful, can also speak English
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More about Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

More about Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

Get the most from an urban escape in Kyoto when you book a room at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse. Located right in the city center, Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse. 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. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's tours.
Packing light is possible at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse thanks to the hostel's laundromat 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 Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker at your disposal.


Dining and things to do

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and drinks. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Kyoto has to offer during your stay at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse. Don't forget to stop by Gion located 980 m 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.
Ranking higher than 95% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 89% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

138 mentions

Internet

20 mentions

Food & Dining

11 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

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

  • Game room
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Location
568 Nakanocho, Bukkoji-agaru, Teramachi-dori,Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8032
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.4 km 53 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    63.8 km 1.4 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Kawaramachi Subway Station
    270 m
  • Gion Shijo Subway Station
    520 m

Hospital or clinic

  • TSURUHA DRUG
    950 m

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.9 km

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    430 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    300 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    480 m
  • Gion
    980 m
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.6 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    1.9 km
  • Nijō Castle
    1.9 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.9 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.9 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.0 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.3 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    8.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Hiyoketemmangu
    120 m
  • Daimaru Department Store
    120 m
  • Yasaka Shrine
    160 m
  • Kajyadonosya
    160 m
  • Shijo Kawaramachi
    170 m
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum Of School History
    170 m
  • Hankyu Kyoto Tourist Information Center
    180 m
  • Camera No Naniwa Store
    180 m
  • Takashimaya Department Store
    190 m
  • Senden-in Temple
    200 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: 10 year(s).

Others
  • To book dormitory rooms, please note that the rate shown is for one bed per person per night.
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • According to local tax regulation, effective from October 1, 2018, guests should pay accommodation tax surcharge directly to the property upon check-in (per person per night):

    Tax JPY 200 - for room rate of JPY 19,999 and under per night.
    Tax JPY 500 - for room rate between JPY 20,000 and JPY 49,999 per night.
    Tax JPY 1,000 - for room rate of JPY 50,000 and over per night.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until17:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until17:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of rooms 50
  • Most recent renovation2010

Reviews of Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse from real guests

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8.4
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Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.0
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service8.7
Value for money8.6
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9+ Exceptional (473)
8-9 Excellent (401)
7-8 Very Good (419)
6-7 Good (135)
<6 Below Expectation (103)
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10.0
Exceptional
Benjamin from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

Right location, right people, right price.”

If you're planning on visiting Kyoto, even if you spent the money getting a JR Rail Pass, you will be poorly-served by staying near Kyoto Station: much of what is beautiful and fun about Kyoto follows the banks of the Kamogawa, especially near the Hankyu Kawaramachi and Keihan Shijo stations (though you may not need them much if you like to walk or bike). The Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse (I cannot speak from experience about the Theater, which serves as a more typical capsule-style hostel) is about a 5 minute walk from Kawaramachi station and the restaurants in Pontocho, 10-ish from Gion, 15-ish from Yazaka Shrine and Kodaiji, and 30-ish from Kiyomizu-dera (which is definitely a walk worth taking). If you want to head away from the river, you're maybe 30 minutes on foot from the Imperial Palace. The staff are a delight, and I'm probably far from the first to have had fun chats late at night. If you want to meet fellow travelers, they run a bar at their theater every night. But if you want privacy, the rooms are quiet, clean, and well-priced, especially for the location. Same spotlessness holds for the toilets/sinks/showers as well.

Reviewed January 24, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Xin from Singapore
Solo traveler
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

Excellent, Affordable Base in the Center of Kyoto”

Location, Affordability and Comfortable

It is my second time staying at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse and the services have since improved. Facilities such as the toilets and showers were well-maintained. The staff have been very helpful and friendly throughout our stay as well. The hostel is situated along Teramachi-dori and located near the Gion district as well as both the Hankyu Kawaramachi Station and Keihan Railway's Gion-Shijo Station. As such it is easy to get to Arashiyama, Uji, Fushimi-Inari (the famed torii gates) and Kurama if you are using Khaosan Guesthouse as a base. Furthermore, there are several bus stops around the Shijo-Kawaramachi area which connects the hostel to places like the Golden Pavilion and Kyoto Station. However, these transport services are not cover undered the JR Rail Pass (but covered under the Kansai Thru Pass) and while it is a good base to do exploration of Kyoto and some of its surrounding areas up to Nara and Osaka. It is not a good base if you plan to make frequent use of the JR and Shinkansen lines as you would need to get to Kyoto Station either via bus, subway (which requires a transfer) or via transfer at Tofukuji Station. Otherwise, the Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is quite a lively place with several good restaurants in close proximity and decent facilities.

Reviewed December 29, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Jia from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 6- Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Best Hostel in Kyoto, Great Fun”

Fun environment, great staff and people, clean, cozy, vibrant

As a solo traveller who has tried out numerous guesthouses in Kyoto, Khaosan Kyoto deservers a top-notch rating. The staff speaks fluent english, is helpful in giving tips, advice and directions for exploring Kyoto and are available to help out with any problems encountered during your stay. The guesthouse is superbly clean due to daily housekeeping schedules in the noon. Beds are double-decked but nevertheless extremely comfortable, with adjustable air con temperatures and a soundproof-ed corridor. I must also add in that free lockers are provided in each room. There is free wifi and 9 public computers for use. A lounge is available - a great place for guests to hang out and make friends, chill at the sofas, dining table, cook meals together and watch shows on a big screen TV. Activities are organized weekly with cooperation from Kyoto University (temple visits, japanese calligraphy course, goshamon tutorials) The hostel is also decorated with well-wishes and drawings left behind from previous guests. I loved my stay here and their promotional prices of 2000yen a night on specific dates makes it possibly the cheapest guesthouse available in Kyoto. There is a supermarket and convenience store within 5 minutes of Khaosan Kyoto, and Shijo Street, the main shopping district of Kyoto, is within 5 minutes of walking distance as well. Great location.

Reviewed June 17, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
SALMIAH from Singapore
Couple
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Excellent location, convenient and accessible, pleasant staff, clean accomodation, easy to find food”

Khaosan Kyoto is near Kawaramachi hanyu line station. Very near to Teramachi shopping and you will never regret choosing this guesthouse. Muslims can find halal indian restaurant and Kebabs kiosk at Teramachi shopping lane nearby. Accesible to many tourisitic areas and shoppings. Family mart ,Fijii Daimaru is just along Khaosan. Its right in the heart of Kawaramachi like Spore Orchard road and can stroll down to Gion. Very clean and spacious shared toilets but please have your own toileteries and towel as its a guesthouse not hotel. Staff can speak english and u can store your luggage while waiting for chkin time. Cosy pantry and resting area for guest to dine,watch tv or using PC. Will definitely stay at Khaosan again as it is so convenient. Small room but its ok for sleeping...coz most of the time you will be out. But like i said, big bright clean shared toilets is most important too. Complimentary map if u need and packet of small candy when u chkout for token of thank you. Awesome

Reviewed April 21, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Charel from Malaysia
Family with teens
Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

Affordable stay at prime location”

Location, service, cleanliness.

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is located at Kyoto's prime shopping and sightseeing street known as Shijo-dori. It's a short walk to shopping complexes such as Takashimaya and Daimaru. There is a Family Mart convenience store about 4 shop lots away. Walk another 5-10 mins east of Shijo-dori street and you'll get to Gion, Maruyama Park and many UNESCO Heritage designated shrines. Transport to the guesthouse is a breeze. Take Bus A2 and alight at Shijo-Kawaramachi. There are also subway stations located on both ends of the street at walking distance and plenty of bus stops to boot. Staff are friendly and well-versed in English. They can advise you on close to anything and are great to chat with. Hostel rooms are kept clean, albeit spartan with no mirrors, desk and chair for a Private Quad Room. Bathrooms and toilets are regularly maintained by resident staff. Laundry facilities are available - JPY 200 for washer and JPY 100 for dryer. Free coffee and tea available self service at the kitchen. Wi-Fi is adequate and poor at times due to high usage, so it's best to use when you're at the lobby.

Reviewed October 27, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Cadence from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Awesome Stay with Good Location, Value for Money”

Friendly Staffs, Value for Money, Location

We are in a group of 5 and stayed in a 6-bed private room and thanks Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse to arrange us at the quiet floor which equipped with kitchen, lounge, and laundry area. We like the strategic location of it (only a few min walk to nearest subway station, 2-3 min walk to nearest bus stop, shops nearby) and the comfortable staying condition in the entire guesthouse. Staffs are all very friendly and always greet us warmly with very polite attitude! Nothing to criticize on the overall cleanliness (bathrooms, general area, bedroom & lines, etc) as they took very well care of it. Only thing to improve is the Internet access.. Wifi is not strong in the room, but general areas are OK! We will definitely recommend this stay to others!

Reviewed March 08, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Mee from Malaysia
Couple
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

Great Stay (Semi Double)”

This is our first time in Kyoto and Im glad we found Khaosan Guesthouse! Our flight arrive at night and we arrive kyoto around midnight, our check in time between 12am-2am, how convenient! Its near to kawaramachi shooping street, nishiki market, gion street and kawaramachi train & bus station. All within walking distance. This place is highly recommended! Friendly staff, great location, transport conveninet.

Reviewed March 04, 2019

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Thank you for staying our guest house.I am so glad you gave us good review. I hope that you had a good time in japan and stay our guest house again when you come back to Japan.

Responded March 06, 2019
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
9.0
Exceptional
NGUYEN from Vietnam
Group
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Best place with low price ”

Nice staffs, comfortable, good place for shopping, eating and transporting

I did have a very comfortable stay at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse. It's located in the center of Kyoto and from here you can easily catch the bus to almost every traveling spot in Kyoto. A lot of information and direction maps at first floor that you don't find any difficulties searching for the way to your destination. Also, the staffs are very friendly and willing to help you with your questions. Near the Guesthouse, there are many shopping streets so it's easy to have a walk and do window shopping :) I will definitely stay here again once I come back to Kyoto.

Reviewed August 31, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Tammy from Canada
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

First hostel experience, and I really enjoyed it!”

Cleanliness, English speaking staff, Friendly atmosphere

I only stayed at this hostel one night, and wish I was able to stay longer. Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is incredible for the price. The staff is helpful and friendly, the washrooms and dorm rooms are clean, there are women only dorm rooms and washrooms which is a plus, there are lockers and luggage storage and the common room and kitchen are a great area to spend time and meet people. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone!

Reviewed October 01, 2013

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8.4
Excellent
Syaza from Malaysia
Group
Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Too bad it was just a one-night stay”

We were a group of friends travelling from Malaysia last week. Since Kyoto was our first stop once we arrived in Japan, we wanted to make sure we will have the best headstart for our trip. We glad we chose Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse. We find everything so nice, it was a very pleasant stay. Too bad we only stayed for one night. We stayed in a quadruple room, it was nice and comfy although not very spacious if you have huge luggage, but it was not much of a problem for us since we carry small bags. They even have lockers in the room. Plus, even if you have huge ones, they have a luggage store room provided. I personally love the common room. It feels so ... Japanese? :D The toilet and showers are clean, very good wifi connection, and most importantly, very helpful staffs. Due to change in our flight detail, we asked for the permission to leave our luggage after we checked out earlier in the morning. When we arrived back to collect our luggage, we also needed a space to pray (Muslim travellers). We only asked for a decent empty corner or any space at all for us to pray for a moment but they let us use one of the vacant rooms. I would definitely consider coming back here again, if I have to stay in Kyoto in the future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we wish you success in the future.

Reviewed July 28, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Jared from United States
Couple
Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Great backpacker hostel at a great price!”

Cheap price, comfortable bed, friendly staff

I had a great stay at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse. The hotel was comfortable, had nice bathrooms, and the beds were comfortable even in the 10 bed bunk room where I stayed. The curtains provided plenty of privacy, and the lockers were big enough to store my things. It was definitely a great place to stay for backpackers!

Reviewed January 07, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Annette from Germany
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in January 2012

Great location, nice staff”

Great location and very helpful staff

i really enjoyed my stay in kyoto at khaosan in winter. the location is a quiet side street just off the main shopping street but more importantly this is where most buses (and some local trains)leave to the famous temples and shrines. very easy to navigate and coffee shops and restaurants near by. the staff at khaosan are very helpful and organise social activites and introduction to japanese culture. my single room was small, very clean, easy to heat and very quiet. staff is knowledgable about moving around in the city and have prepared list of recommended places, folders and pictures to places to see. khaosan even offers an written introduction to the correct use of the famed japanese toilets!

Reviewed February 05, 2012

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7.6
Very good
LINA from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Good stay!”

Khaosan Kyoto is near the Kawaramachi station, which I recommend you take to in order to access the hostel. I arrived by the main line Shijo station, and walked a good 20-25 mins pushing a full luggage. From Kawaramachi, the hostel is only 3-5mins away. I booked a solo room, which was spacious enough for me to open my luggage on the floor. Bath and toilet facilities are shared. Cleanliness is good, but it is an older building, so you when you first enter the level, you might get a musty smell. Windows for common spaces can’t be opened, but for solo rooms you can, so I just left the window open to air the room. Khaosan Kyoto is located 2 mins away from Shijo-dori, the main shopping strip in Kyoto, and access to Yasaka Temple or Gion are walkable distance. So it is a good area to stay if you are looking to shop and visit the temples nearby!

Reviewed October 01, 2019

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Dear LINA, Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the surroundings and leave a detailed information about our location and the guesthouse on Agoda.com. We are sorry to hear that you had bad experience about the smell. We will take your note into consideration. Thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you in a near future! Best regards, Katia Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

Responded October 15, 2019
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
10.0
Exceptional
Poh from Australia
Group
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

Best hostel in Kyoto”

customer service efficiency comfort

Loved our stay at Khaosan Kyoto. 4 of us stayed in two rooms that were bunk beds. Rooms were clean and well looked after. Very impressed with the memory foam pillows. The staff had great English skills and were super friendly. Highly recommended. Better than some hotels I've stayed in. If you want to explore Kyoto, this place is where you should stay. Thank you Yuki and team :)

Reviewed January 05, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Wanlin from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2013

Clean, comfortable, excellent location”

Excellent location, comfortable beds, clean toilets

The location of the hostel was in Kawaramachi, very centrally located, and I shopped a lot in the streets opposite the hostel. Also, the hostel was very near the bus-stops which you could take to the various sightseeing places in Kyoto. I liked that the hostel had a lift, which served me well as my luggage was pretty heavy. Also, it provided lockers with keys so that we could store our valuable belongings. My only gripe would be that the WIFI in my room was extremely weak. I often had to proceed to the common areas to use my devices, not a good thing for someone planning her trip on a day-to-day basis. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this hostel to anyone going to Kyoto for a few days!

Reviewed July 25, 2013

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8.8
Excellent
Wai from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Nice place to stay”

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse was located at a very strategic location with few convenience stores nearby. It also offers a public area where you can meet other tourists. The only down side is that the room size was bit small, but it definitely worth your bucks.

Reviewed April 04, 2019

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Thank you for choosing and staying our guest house. We appreciate your feedback. I am glad that you like our guest house. We always would like to welcome you again. I hope that you had good time on Japan. Best regards, Natsumi Khaosan Kyoto Guest house.

Responded April 09, 2019
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
10.0
Exceptional
Noah from United States
Couple
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Comfortable, clean and cheap!”

Comfortable, clean and cheap!

Our stay at the Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse was excellent! Would absolutely stay here again. Very central location, with easy access to all sites and a very knowledgable an helpful staff to help you get around.

Reviewed August 09, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
HAI from Vietnam
Couple
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

A great place to stay for such a cheap price”

cheap, clean, convenient

our room was double room so it's a little bigger than expected and the bed was comfortable. Although there's no private bathroom, the shared bathroom is big, clean and I never had to wait to take a shower or wash my hands. The common room (living room) is the nice touch of the hostel. You can sit around on big pillow seats, talking to people from all around the world, or surf the free internet. The hostel is really close to a huge shopping street where you can find all kind of souvenir or traditional food. We really enjoyed our stay there. I'll definitely stay at Khaosan again if I ever go back to Kyoto

Reviewed May 10, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
ronald from United States
Solo traveler
Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 7 nights in November 2018

Good place ”

Kyoto was pretty booked so I found space at Khaosan Kyoto Hostel. Very nice folks. Very minimal digs and at age 65 was probably the oldest person by several decades. Had private room w/ Shared bath/shower, etc. Very basic housing ... and probably can save mucho cash by booking directly vs. Agoda that marks up prices by about 100%. Nice staff ... met some good folks there. Excellent location in terms to access to trains, buses, etc but absolutely best way to see kyoto is by bike. rent a bike and everything is within an hour ride. lots of close and good resturants. I thought that the local scene was more designer and high fashion vs. more local kyoto neighborhoods (that I eventually moved to). but all good.

Reviewed November 16, 2018

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Thankyou for staying our guesthouse. I am glad to read your review. I hope that you will visit our hostel again if] you comeback to Japan.

Responded January 09, 2019
Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
7.7
Very good
TSIM from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in November 2013

very clean hostel with good location”

clean, comfortable bed and good location

before my stay i am quite worry about the cleanness of shared bathroom. but Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse gave me a big surprise! thou the room is rather small, all area including the shower room and toilets are very clean and tidy. also they provide detailed information about the restaurants around the guesthouse which is very impressive. i will definitely stay in this guesthouse again when i re-visit kyoto!

Reviewed November 18, 2013

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