8.5

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Location rating score

Exceptional location - 510 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Yasui-Konpiragu

60 m

Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater

170 m

Ryosokuin

180 m

Yasaka-dori

190 m

Gion Corner

220 m

Popular landmarks
Gion

410 m

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

980 m

Nishiki Market Shopping District

1.4 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.4 km

Kyoto Station Building

2.3 km

Closest landmarks
Hotel Sunday Brunch Parking

30 m

GION NITI

230 m

Shiki Sakura

260 m

Jouvencelle

270 m

Gesshinin

270 m

Hotel Lantern gion

"The guesthouse rooms are traditional Japanese-style and very well kept."

Justin - June 12, 2020
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Hotel Lantern gion

44-49, Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto city, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0812 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Gion part of Kyoto, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 540 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport39.0 km

Rooms available at Hotel Lantern gion

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Deluxe Plus Queen Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds & 1 double be...
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Three-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed & 2 futons & 2...
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Two-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 futons & 2 double beds
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Deluxe Balcony
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • City view
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Japanese Quad for 4 Adults
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons or 1 futon
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Family Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 futons
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Superior Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 futons
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Economy Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Superior Japanese Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Lantern gion?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Lantern gion?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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.

How do I get to Hotel Lantern gion?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Lantern gion has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Lantern gion?

Hotel Lantern gion 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 Hotel Lantern gion?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Lantern gion is Gion Shijo Subway Station, 570 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Lantern gion?

Restaurants including Jasmine, Kyo-Chabuya-Bar Jo-Jo and Otafuku are popular in Hotel Lantern gion’s neighborhood which is known as Gion.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Lantern gion?

Shopping options in Hotel Lantern gion’s Gion neighborhood include Sensho Kitamura, Kyoto Kikuume and Malebranche Cacao365 Gion-branch.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Lantern gion?

Hotel Lantern gion’s location in the Gion neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Gion, Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Heian Shrine.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Lantern gion?

Hotel Lantern gion’s nearby natural sights include Konchi-in located in the same Gion area.

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What people love about Hotel Lantern gion

  • 8

    Very good

    "The guesthouse rooms are traditional Japanese-style and very well kept."

    Justin

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    June 12, 2020

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "There is a shrine near the guesthouse and some of the rooms have great views of it and their kimono wearing patrons, making it seem like you were taken back in ..."

    Justin

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    June 12, 2020

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Despite this, our host Takeshi provided excellent hospitality and was able to recommend many things to see and do to make our time in Kyoto memorable."

    Justin

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    June 12, 2020

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Location score
9/10
Room comfort score
8.5/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
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Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
404 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
7.9
Location
9.0
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More about Hotel Lantern gion

Hotel Lantern gion

Check out all the many sightseeing choices in Kyoto when you stay at Hotel Lantern gion, which puts you close to all the famous landmarks.
All offerings provided by Hotel Lantern gion help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Kyoto is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hotel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Hotel Lantern gion.
All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at Hotel Lantern gion. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Every stay is a new experience with various interesting room layout options at Hotel Lantern gion, including rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's shared kitchen.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Kyoto has to offer! Be sure to visit Gion located 400 m away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Kyoto.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 93% of all other options in the city.
Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 93% of other accommodations in Kyoto.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Taxi

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
44-49, Bishamoncho, Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto city, Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0812
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    39.0 km 55 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    64.3 km 1.4 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Gion Shijo Subway Station
    570 m 6 min drive
  • Kawaramachi Subway Station
    790 m 7 min drive

Hospital or clinic

  • TSURUHA DRUG
    370 m

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    2.3 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    240 m 3 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Gion
    410 m
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    980 m
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    1.4 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.4 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    2.3 km
  • Nijō Castle
    2.8 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    3.6 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.7 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    6.1 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    9.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Hotel Sunday Brunch Parking
    30 m
  • Yasui-Konpiragu
    60 m
  • Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater
    170 m
  • Ryosokuin
    180 m
  • Yasaka-dori
    190 m
  • Gion Corner
    220 m
  • Rokudochinnoji Temple
    220 m
  • GION NITI
    230 m
  • Kyototo Honten
    240 m
  • Ishibe Alley
    250 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.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Guests arriving after 10:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival.
  • Guests arriving after 10:00 PM will be subject to an additional charge.
  • Luggage storage service is available from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • This is an adults-only property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-in until21:30
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:30

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 km

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 5
  • Year property opened1915
  • Most recent renovation2022

Reviews of Hotel Lantern gion from real guests

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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities7.9
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.8
Value for money8.5
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9.6
Exceptional
Erin from Australia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Lovely, traditional-style Kyoto guesthouse”

PROS: - extremely friendly, helpful, multilingual, efficient staff/owner (She was so sweet!) - gorgeous house - nice facilities - excellent location - less than 10 mins’ walk to Gion area CONS: - glass-panelled sliding doors on single room allowed in light from sensor lights every time another guest walked around the house - other guests somewhat disregarded the nighttime noise reduction guidelines put in place by the owner Overall, I had a lovely stay at Kyoto Guesthouse Lantern in Gion, and would gladly suggest it to anyone! 😊

Reviewed August 19, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Niklas from Sweden
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Cozy place with an awesome host! :) ”

Good price, new, great host

I travelled together with a friend and had no place to stay in Kyoto. Luckily we found a guesthouse through this site which made our stay in the city so much better! The guesthouse was so new they didn't even have a proper sign outside, but that "problem" is no more. When we entered inside (a few hours early) our host Takeshi-san met us up with a bright smile. With my not so overly amazing skills in japanese I made myself understood and we could leave our luggage and come back later and walk around in Gion while waiting to check in. When we got back we had a small tour in the house and met a lot of interesting people! The host can speak and understand english, but it was more fun trying to speak with him and some of the others in japanese. Tl;dr - Great guesthouse!

Reviewed April 13, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Justin from United States
Group
Superior Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Takeshi is the best 「たけしが最高」!”

Centrally located in the geisha district of Gion, there is much to see and do nearby. Travel within Kyoto is more reliant on the bus network than trains and the guesthouse is within 100 meters of the nearest stop. The guesthouse rooms are traditional Japanese-style and very well kept. If you are not used to sleeping on bed rolls, you may want to ask for an extra to stack, if available. There is a shrine near the guesthouse and some of the rooms have great views of it and their kimono wearing patrons, making it seem like you were taken back in time. Our stay coincided with the beginning of the 2020 global pandemic, so many businesses were closing. Despite this, our host Takeshi provided excellent hospitality and was able to recommend many things to see and do to make our time in Kyoto memorable. If you're reading this Takeshi, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. Thank you for the great experience and stay awesome!

Reviewed June 13, 2020

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9.0
Exceptional
Rebecca from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in March 2016

A homey hostel”

Homey, convenient location

It's great to have a social area in lantern, people can easily make friends. The host is nice. However, at night it would be a little bit noisy if there are insensitive tourists living there. If u have high demand on sleeping environment then lantern might not be a very good choice.

Reviewed March 30, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Vimonphan from Thailand
Family with young children
Bunk Bed - Room - 4 People with Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Very Traditional”

This is a great place to stay in Kyoto. The price is decent, and the staff is very friendly. The room is clean and very traditional. The wall is quite thin so if you plan to be loud, then it is not a good place to be. I love staying here with my family. It is really peaceful.

Reviewed April 18, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Manuel from Germany
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Nice Guesthouse in Gion”

The location is very good. With the bus 206 it is not far from Kyoto Station. And you do not have to walk far for the many things to see in Gion. The place is nice an thr owner friendly and helpful. The only thing is that the curtains in front of the beds could be thicker to create more privacy. And the coffee and tea is not for free.

Reviewed May 29, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Kathryn from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Central, traditional and beautiful”

Location was outstanding, right behind a beautiful temple, and so close to the geiko area, near Gion corner and close to the delicious eating strip of Pontocho Alley. Easily accessible by bus - city line, and the bike rental is competitive. There's a 7 11 around the corner for international money exhange too.

Reviewed February 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Gordon from United States
Group
Japanese Quad for 4 Adults
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

Excellent value and location, quirky house rules”

Provided great value and location is not far from Gion street. House rule was for all occupants to vacate during cleaning hours 11am - 3pm. Remember to smile when checking in. Taiwanese staff member is enthusiastic.

Reviewed September 15, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Chakras from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

best,, nuff said”

nice staff with good english, you can ask everything about kyoto to staff. he's very helpful nice experience cause the house itself is so japanese with thin wall, it's just awesome experience for me. clean shower room, good wifi... couldn't ask for more

Reviewed March 22, 2017

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7.7
Very good
Vairavan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Overnight stay”

Value for money, location, cleanliness

This was a great place to crash for the night. Extremely clean inc toilet, shower and comon areas. Located in Gion - a little difficult to find initially but turned out to be a great location to explore kyoto. Night staff ( Yo, i think) was very friendly and helpful

Reviewed December 07, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Patrick from Belgium
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in May 2015

Nice, simple and clean”

Location, staff, services (bycicle, advice...)

I used the dormitory room, clean, simple and effective. The owner is jolly, helpfull, and maintains his guest house to an impeccable clean state. He is keen to help you organise trips and on top he can rent you (electric) bikes, which is essential if you want to move efficiently through Kyoto.

Reviewed May 17, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
JUNG-PING from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Wonderful experience! ”

Best price for budget travelers. Easy access to every attractions. The guesthouse is comfortable and the manager is also quite helpful.

Reviewed April 14, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Truly best Kyoto experience”

Location, interior, staff friendliness (Yo)

It was perfect. My bed was ready and Yo was more than willing to help me throughout my stay with the places where I wanted to go or have breakfast at. I love the interior. Definitely will come back if I return to Kyoto.

Reviewed November 12, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Huang from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Location is perfect”

Overall it's very clean, but as its typical Japanese old style house, quite noisy if your room is closer to public area. However, location is super convenient, can reach some landmarks and Kyoto center by walking.

Reviewed November 21, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
WAI from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Excellent”

a very good experience for old style house in kyoto!

Reviewed April 23, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
YU-JUI from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

a nice home”

The hotel is very near bus stop. It's easy to travel around the city. The environment is very clean and it's Japanese style house. I like the lovely front yard in the house. The space for each person is big and comfortable. The owner is very patient and kind. He tried his best to help me and offered me a lot information. It's really nice to meet the owner and staffs. It's the place that I want to back and to recommend friends.

Reviewed May 26, 2016

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5.6
Monica from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Alright (list of pros and cons)”

PROS - The best thing about this place is it is so convenient. You walk to Yasuka temple, kiyomizu-dera, maruyama park (one of Kyoto's biggest gardens) and you can walk through many "alleys" (instead of the main street) for traditional-looking shops, most beautiful at night where you can even spot geishas and maikos. It's close to Gion, which is bustling with many shops, restaurants and temples plus a subway station. And it's a 3 minute walk from the bus stop.There's a list of places you can go with helpful bus info too, and a map of good restaurants around (including Okutan for the tofu dishes and Tsujiri main store!). - the lounge is pretty nice - there's books and a big flat screen TV people sometimes watch the news or sports on, and it's very conducive to meeting people (I met tons!) BUT it closes at 11pm and you get kicked out by the manager who murmurs "sorry for the inconvenience" with an annoyed, sarcastic expression. (more on him later) CONS - Dirty. The first bed I slept on was in the girl's room (8 people), and had blood stains on it, gross lol. Nothing I can't handle, I just spread the sheets on top of it. There was dust and garbage in the gap between my bunk bed and the wall (a pretty big gap, dunno why). And this is not their fault, but people's clothes and bags littered everywhere on the floor. No lockers of course, and not really much space to put your luggage in the rooms. The second bed I slept on was in the mixed dorm (12 people I think) and it was cleaner but a lot noisier. They also forgot to give me sheets so I had to ask for it. Washrooms are generally alright, the fan is super dusty and gross to look at and there's hair in it sometimes. I mean, 3 showers for the entire place is not very many. Sometimes I'd have to wait but it's not so bad. They also have hairdryers, yay, but you can use them only up till 11pm due to the thin walls. I had to use it once at midnight but because of the rule I headed to bed with wet hair and, surpri

Reviewed August 18, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Jane from Netherlands
Couple
Japanese Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Super friendly owner ”

The house was over 118 years old, and thus an amazing place to stay at. It is quite noisy because of the wooden walls but at night everyone tries to be as quiet as possible. The lady owning the establishment is super super friendly! She made us feel so welcome, and was always in for a chat. Once I told her I liked learning Japanese she taught me a few words and told me welcome home in Japanese everytime we came back. Since they clean the house between 11 and 16 you have to be out, which isn't always convenient but we worked our way around that.

Reviewed May 23, 2019

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7.6
Very good
JEEYAE from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

good”

good guesthouse in a reasonable price

Reviewed April 12, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Phivan from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Gion Hostel”

Location, cleanliness, and room comfort

It would be great if I could stay in facility all day long if I have to. They close from 11AM to 4PM. No one allows to be in the facility due to cleaning. If I know this ahead of time I wouldn't choose it.

Reviewed September 29, 2015

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