Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
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8.4
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Housekeeping65
Shops11
Kitchen3
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9.2
Exceptional
Location rating score
Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Sanjusangendo Hall1.58 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple1.75 km
  • Nijo Castle2.05 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace2.41 km
  • Eikando Zenrinji Temple2.95 km
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple3.97 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine4.01 km
  • Ryoanji Temple5.64 km
  • Arashiyama Mountain8.23 km
  • 1.5-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi

    Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

    568 Nakanocho, Bukkoji-agaru, Teramachi-dori,Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8032 - See map
    "Had private room w/ Shared bath/shower, etc."
    ronald - November 16, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.0 facilities on premise
    • 250 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kyoto

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Shops

    • Smoking area

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    Value for money8.6
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport37.8 km

    Rooms available at Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
    2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 6- Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    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
    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
    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    2 Bunk Beds in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    2 Bunk Beds in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Family Room with Bunk Beds and Shared Bathroom (5 Adults)
    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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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Family Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)
    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
    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 3:00 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 property 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. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Location, cleanliness and the whilesome is very good and conveninent."

      Shamimi

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      November 25, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "Location is great, just a walking distance to few main attractions."

      ABDUL

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      November 15, 2018

    • 6.4
      Good
      Staff 

      "It has the basic facilities and staff were friendly in general."

      Audree

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      November 24, 2018

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    Overall rating:

    8.4

    Excellent
    2,022 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.2
    Facilities
    8.0
    Location
    9.2
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    What travelers say they love:
    Overall I have a pleasant stay here, and definitely deserved...
    ABDUL from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    More about Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

    More about Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

    Situated in Central Kyoto, Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is the perfect place to experience Kyoto and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Hiyoketemmangu, Fujii Daimaru Department Store, Yasaka Shrine Otabisho.

    Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room, tours can be enjoyed at the hotel.

    Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find locker, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kyoto.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    138 mentions
    Internet
    20 mentions
    Food & Dining
    11 mentions
    Breakfast
    1 mention

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "As with most hostels in Japan, it is very clean and comforta..."

    Tee L.

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    September 22, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Nearby restaurants

    Japanese cuisine
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    100 m Japanese
    Waraiya
    140 m Japanese
    Kishizushi
    190 m Japanese, Sushi
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Jonetsu Shokusai Kyoshoku
    130 m American, Japanese
    Wine Dining Umi Usagi
    260 m American, Italian, Japanese
    Very Berry Cafe Gokomachi
    550 m American, Cafe
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Eishotei
    130 m Asian
    Shishikin
    260 m Asian, Gluten Free, Grill
    AJANTA Indian Restaurant&Bar
    270 m Asian, Indian, Vegetarian

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (2022)Booking.com Reviews (1140)
    8.4
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    10
    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities8.0
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.6
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Wan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6 bed female dormitory room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Very good”

    Cant say much because I only stayed one night. But the location was really good. Having trouble to find the exit cause there are too many. Essentially you will exit through a mall and will find the way out. Very near to Gion District and just walking distance. Also with the market (cant remember the name) maybe 2 mins walk?

    Reviewed July 03, 2019

    Thank you so much for staying with us. We feel so happy about what you said. That is wonderful you felt that you were able to explore a lot around our hostel!! Feel free to come back here anytime!! We really look forward to it!! It is very exciting! See you in the future! Have a good day!! Best Regards, Hitomi Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

    Responded January 04, 2020
    Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Angglia from Indonesia
    Group
    Bed in 6 bed female dormitory room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    GREAT LOCATION AND PRICE”

    Pros: -Location is good, near Gion Street and Shopping area in Kyoto. -Price is very good enough for all facilities and location we get. -Room is clean and space is enough for pack/unpack the luggage. I dont think you get this space enough if stay at hotel (most room hotel in Japan have a little space). -Staff is very friendly. -Air Con is cool enough on the summer day. -Water Heater working good. Cons : NOTHING. i very satisfied with facilities that i've got from the price i pay. It is GOOD ENOUGH. :)

    Reviewed June 12, 2019

    Dear Angglia, Thank you for taking time leaving your wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed staying here with us! We are looking forward to see you again! Again, thank you so much! Best regards , Yuko

    Responded January 21, 2020
    Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
    7.6
    Very good
    Jon from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Affordable Accommodation ”

    This hostel is very ideal for backpackers and travel groups. Very affordable and staffs are friendly and accomodating. Comfort rooms are for sharing to some rooms but it is clean. One thing I didn't expect is they don't normally allow guests with children below 10 yrs old but in our case, they let us sign a waiver

    Reviewed May 09, 2019

    Thank you for staying with us. We are happy to hear that you liked our place. About the age restriction, since our facilities are mostly shared with other guests we accept over 10 years old. We hope to see you again in the future!

    Responded September 10, 2019
    Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
    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

    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
    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

    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mohan from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Quad Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Value for money”

    Pros : 1. Great location. Very near to train station, bus stops & shopping district. Has a family mart beside open 24hrs. 2. Clean sheets, well kept bathrooms + toilets and able to use at other floors if needed. 3. Has a large lounge with TV + kitchen + tables. Great to hang out for meal / discussion etc. 4. Great staff at reception. Sidonie attended to us and offered a smooth check in + helped us to plan our sightseeing trip in Kyoto. Deeply appreciate it. 5. Computers to use at lobby, free welcome drink (iced tea), umbrellas for borrowing, rooftop with simple chairs to hang out. Cons : 1. Room had mild carpet smell (little disturbing in the beginning, but was able to adapt). Overall was a great backpacker place with good value for money. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed August 07, 2018

    Thank you for choosing us! We try our best to make sure you have a pleasant stay while you are in Kyoto. We hope you had an unforgettable experience in Japan and hope to see you next time!

    Responded August 19, 2018
    Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
    8.4
    Excellent
    Sofi from Indonesia
    Group
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    The room is so small”

    The staff was very helpful and the location was good. It's near gion, teramachi, bus station, and subway station. The only lack is the room was so small for me and my friend and they're not provide amenities (towel & tooth brush).

    Reviewed April 23, 2018

    We have larger rooms to accommodate families and groups so please check our website . Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again someday.

    Responded August 23, 2018
    Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Wing from Hong Kong
    Couple
    2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    good place to stay”

    Location is great. just 5 mins walk to the 阪急 station, there are 2 supermarket, few convenient store nearby the hostel. Facilities are great. The room is big enough for 6 bed dorm room. The bed and pillow is super comfortable, i like the bed with curtain that allow you to sleep well and keep your privacy. Will choose here again if i visit Kyoto!

    Reviewed March 05, 2018

    Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you again here in the near future.

    Responded May 13, 2018
    Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Guan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

    Strategic Location”

    The location of the guesthouse is strategically located in Kyoto. Just about 2 - 3 minutes walk, you will reach the very happening shopping street. Just a couple of minutes of walk, you should be able to find the bus stop and train station.

    Reviewed May 29, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    MUHD from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    Pretty good and cheap”

    Stayed at the dorm . Just okay for me . But I loved the place . There's a lot of different travellers that you can talk with at the common room . Facilities are great everything you need is there and you can easily cook here . Toilets are clean . There's a lift for heavy luggage . Near to terramachi and kawaramachi shopping area . Family mart & 7E nearby . Worth the money

    Reviewed February 17, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Victor from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Very friendly Staff, close to subway and clean”

    The first impression is the friendly staff with wonderful smiles. we are offered the hot tea while just entering the guesthouse from cold weather :) room is quite small and lift could be slow during peak time. living room and self-svc kitchen at lvl4 makes us homely. Good location and near shopping arcades. thanks, fellows from Khansan Kyoto guesthouse

    Reviewed December 14, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Maisara from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family Room with Bunk Beds and Shared Bathroom (5 Adults)
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    Great location but a little too crowded”

    Not the best value for money but location is excellent. Just a stroll down to shopping area and about 15 mins walk to Gion. Right next door is a Family Mart. Comfy, friendly staff, well thought out facilities, with elevators. Great for short stay - we were there two nights - but not the place to be to have a peace of mind.

    Reviewed November 12, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alex from Malaysia
    Couple
    Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

    Great experience staying in guesthouse”

    Clean, good location and great staff

    It was pleasant to stay here..the management was great..they manage to provide everything we needed..there's a comfortable living room where u can have free drinks andaybe meet some other guests from all around the world.. The obly thing that bothers me is that the laundry operating hours..cause for me, I would plan to wash and dry the clothes after the whole day event, but the operating hours only from 9am to 9pm if not mistaken..which is kinda crash with all my plan, I cant be staying in guesthouse just to do my laundry..I think there's no harm providing longer time for us so that we still able to do laundry at 10 or 11pm.. Overall it was really a pleasant stay

    Reviewed October 07, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    ELISA from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    Great place to try Japanese style ryokan”

    Clean, location Ryokan

    I had the lower ground room, slept on tatami floor. The room was super clean but guest house was slightly noisy because my room was under the stairs. Beautiful small garden. The owner can speak minimal English. I love the clean ryokan and it was only about 10mins walk from subway.

    Reviewed September 24, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Lim from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Good location and clean room ”

    The guesthouse located at central of the Kyoto city. It takes about 5 mins walk from kawarachi station, exit 10. And a lot of shopping malls and food around. The staff can speak English and with ve

    The guesthouse located at central of the Kyoto city. It takes about 5 mins walk from kawarachi station, exit 10. And a lot of shopping malls and food around. The staff can speak English and with very good attitude. The room is very clean.

    Reviewed September 16, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    WAI from Turkey
    Group
    Family Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom (6 Adults)
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Convenient location with valuable price”

    location, price and facilities

    We have 6 people stay 1 nite for 3 bedrooms at Khasoan Kyoto Guesthouse, we experienced a valuable price and got a very convenient location for dinning and shopping, the bedroom and shower room are good enough. Will stay this guesthouse if go to Kyoto.

    Reviewed June 01, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Phanrawee from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6 bed female dormitory room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

    Budget, cleanlines, location, new experience”

    Budget travel, cleanlines, location, staff

    Good for budget travel Kitchen and shared living room were nice to relax and get to see what people do and got to know new company staff was friendly and helpful Location is great! And Cleanliness is really important here! Overall, my stay at here is perfect!

    Reviewed February 25, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Eng from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Good stay, would recommend.”

    Good location, friendly staff, clean

    The location itself is quite good, it is near Shijo-Kawaramachi bus station, very near to Nishiki market. The staff were very friendly, allow us to deposit luggage before check-in and after check-out. Would recommend to stay as it is value for money.

    Reviewed February 25, 2015
    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
    8.7
    Excellent
    Scieszka from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

    Nice Stay!”

    Friendly & informative staff, clean & tidy environment, strategic location

    Very happy with my stay. The room is small, but very clean, tidy and comfy enough. The toilets and showers are great too! Really love the friendly staff, they are very informative, able to give me the right direction and information. I will stay here again next time, and will recommend it to my friends!

    Reviewed October 27, 2014
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