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9.0

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
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Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District 210 m
Gion 1.2 km
Nijō Castle 1.5 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 2.1 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 2.3 km
Kyoto Station Building 2.3 km
Ginkakuji Temple 3.8 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 4.5 km
Kinkakuji Temple 4.8 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 8.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Kon's Cycle, Takoyakushi 120 m
Masugo, Honten 150 m
Sugi Honey Shop 160 m
Honke Katsura 210 m
Nishiki Market Shopping District 210 m
Aritsugu 230 m
Yagi Cutlery 230 m
Nippon Life Insurance Company Kyoto Sanjo Building 240 m
Satsuma Yashiki no Ato 240 m
Bento&co 250 m
Kyoto Hostel Zen

"This hostel is quaint, clean and has very friendly staff."

Lim - April 14, 2018
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed) Kyoto Hostel Zen
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Kyoto Hostel Zen

423 Izutsuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8113 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Close to Nishiki Market Shopping District
Within 210 m of property
Hygiene Plus
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Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 440 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money9.0
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.5 km

Rooms available at Kyoto Hostel Zen

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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Private 4-Bunk Beds Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in Dormitory (Female)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Bathtub
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Bathtub
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This is a solo traveling alone Mix dorm
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kyoto Hostel Zen?

Check-in is from 08:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Kyoto Hostel Zen?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kyoto Hostel Zen has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Kyoto Hostel Zen?

Kyoto Hostel Zen does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Kyoto Hostel Zen

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Good location and nice room (very small though)."

    Jiri

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    April 18, 2020

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff are very keen to answer questions."

    Ludiver

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    November 3, 2019

  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "This hostel is the best I’ve stayed a as t."

    Jule

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    February 19, 2020

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Overall rating:

9.0

Exceptional
167 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.7
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
The staff are excellent and the location is great.
Jule from China
Solo traveler
More about Kyoto Hostel Zen

More about Kyoto Hostel Zen

Located in the lovely area of Central Kyoto, Kyoto Hostel Zen enjoys a commanding position in the shopping, sightseeing, culture hub of Kyoto. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Kyoto Hostel Zen, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, laundromat, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, blackout curtains. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Kyoto Hostel Zen is an excellent choice for your stay in Kyoto.

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Housekeeping

5 mentions

Breakfast

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8.8

Excellent

"I stay there for 3 days, it was so impressed me."

Eilif

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February 15, 2020

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Reviews of Kyoto Hostel Zen from real guests

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9.0
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.7
Location9.0
Service9.3
Value for money9.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Hao from China
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Greatest Experience in Kyoto!”

The location of Kyoto Hostel Zen is really good to find, and the environment is quiet. Beds and bath room are tidy and clean. Every staff can speak English, their attitude and service is unbelievable nice! I love this hostel so much!

Reviewed April 09, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Phoebe from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Probably the best hostel I've ever stayed in.”

Everything is so thought out in the hostel, it's all clean, the beds are comfy and the dorms have so much space! Staff are friendly too, I can't wait to go back if I stay in Kyoto again!

Reviewed November 02, 2017

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We are so happy to hear that! We AlWAYS welcome and cannot wait to see you again! Thank you!

Responded December 11, 2017
Kyoto Hostel Zen
10.0
Exceptional
Albert from United States
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 6 nights in October 2019

Highly Recommended”

Everything is new and clean. Prime location. There's a 100yen Lawson very close by for cheap but quality groceries you need. Friendly and helpful staff that also speak English well. Honestly can't think of anything bad to say about this place. Oh and you get a free phone with free cellular data to use during the stay! Phone hardware wise is not the fastest but the internet comes with it really helps A LOT. If you are using roaming service(I am from U.S. with T-Mobile International Pass) a lot of time the signal in Kyoto is just not usable. The provided phone really help me out at times needed. I would stay here again if I come back. And I would recommend everyone reading this to book with them. You will not be disappoint. Promise.

Reviewed February 04, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Choichi from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

Good location in centre kyoto”

Pro: new hostel, great location walkable to shijyo sanjyo nishiki market and metro/Keihan/city bus; has a bathtub if you want to have a soak; comfy beds with privacy screen; kitchen with cooking tools and seasoning; Con: my only complaint is no elevator and rooms on fourth floor, but hostel staff will help getting luggage up. The place is still new so im sure it will get better with time :)

Reviewed April 10, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Mich from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

Clean ”

Was very lucky to get the lower bunk with a window., but was cold at night even with heater right outside the bunk. Few washroom every level and had about 5-6 shower rooms in 2nd level and I never have to wait for my turn. Security is good, and I believe I will be back again if I m to go Kyoto. Only disadvantage - there is no lift.

Reviewed February 19, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Lijen from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

clean and big bed space”

The boss Kenny is really nice, I see his smile all the time.This building is nice and the space is very clean. They offer a big bed space with privacy. Price is cheap. This is the best hostel I Had ever stayed. I will recommend it to my friends. And I look forward to coming back again.soon.

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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Thank you so much for staying in our hostel and for giving your good review. Next year, we will hold the Olympics and always have a good sightseeing spot. So whenever you want, please come back and staying here again! Thank you Kyoto hostel ZEN Kenny

Responded December 02, 2019
Kyoto Hostel Zen
10.0
Exceptional
Ludiver from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

One of the best hostels I've ever been to”

Staff are very friendly and helpful. Didn't have to go outside the hostel to learn things about Japan. The staff are very keen to answer questions. The room is very clean and tidy. There's a luggage lock for security, and most of all, they offered a FREE smartphone rental that you can use for Google maps while traveling so you can save the battery of your personal phone. Everything is basically there. There's nothing else I could ask for.

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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Thank you so much for staying in our hostel and for giving us your good review. I hope to see you again soon. Thank you Kyoto hostel ZEN Kojima

Responded December 02, 2019
Kyoto Hostel Zen
10.0
Exceptional
Lim from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

As Central As It Can Get”

This hostel is quaint, clean and has very friendly staff. It's a 4 mins walk to Nishiki Market and surrounded with food. Daimaru is just 10 mins away. Rental bikes are available and cheap. Beds are comfortable. The only thing is that it's not a very "social" hostel if that's what you are looking for.

Reviewed April 14, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jule from China
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Best hostel I’ve seen”

This hostel is the best I’ve stayed a as t. For the price you will not get better service and quality of accommodations. The staff are excellent and the location is great.

Reviewed February 19, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Eilif from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Happy to stay there”

I stay there for 3 days, it was so impressed me. The room and all parts of hostel were very clean, the staffs were very helpfull. They will borrow you a handphone that you can use it to support your traveling and for make a call to local or international freely.

Reviewed February 15, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
dan from United States
Family with teens
1 Bed in Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

The staff are super nice who help us to lift luggages from first floor to third floor. The female dormitory bed is huge which could sleep two persons. Common area has cookware but if they could provide water and rice, it could be even better to save us time. Location is convenient near Jin Market!

Reviewed April 12, 2019

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We are glad that you were satisfied with our service! We will put your recommendation to mind, and try our best! Hope to see you again!

Responded May 04, 2019
Kyoto Hostel Zen
8.8
Excellent
Jiri from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Excellent”

Good location and nice room (very small though). A bit farther from bus stops. Good value for money.

Reviewed April 18, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Lucy from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

Clean, comfortable with great staff”

I would really recommend staying here. With blackout curtains across your bed, there's plenty of privacy, the shower facilities are excellent, everywhere is very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. It's only a 25 minute walk from the castle and kiyomizu-dera as well.

Reviewed March 30, 2017

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6.4
Good
Sootiwut from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Such a serene location yet convenient to get to anywhere”

The staff have a very open attitude is and is in a great location to travel anywhere

Reviewed June 13, 2019

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この度は当ホステルにご宿泊頂き誠にありがとうございました。 スタッフは少し入れ替わりはしましたが、皆同様に元気よく皆さまをお迎えしております。 また次京都にお越しの際にはぜひ当館を再びご利用いただければと思います。 その際にはまた京都のおもてなしをお楽しみ頂けるようスタッフ一同お迎えを致します。 京都ホステル禅 小島

Responded December 02, 2019
Kyoto Hostel Zen
9.6
Exceptional
bernard from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Location is relatively good and facilities are clean! Hotel looks relatively new.”

Need a brisk 10min walk to reach the nearest bus or train station to visit the places of interest in the city. Facilities are good otherwise!

Reviewed November 24, 2017

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Thank you for staying at our hostel. We hope you could visit a lot of places in Kyoto! We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Responded December 11, 2017
Kyoto Hostel Zen
10.0
Exceptional
WOO from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Very clean and convenient location. ”

Nothing to complain about. Owner explain everything clearly. Location is convenient and the facilities are all very clean and well kept.

Reviewed January 16, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
PORLAY from Cambodia
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

it's a nice place to stay and friendly staff to meet”

it was super good to spend 2 nights at the guesthouse. everything was good and very informative friendly staffs. hope to see them again!

Reviewed April 22, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Metin from Turkey
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

Exceptional”

good cheap clean and central hotel.

Reviewed April 15, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Laura from France
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 8 nights in February 2020

Perfect”

A lot of space in bed (dormitory), the place is very nice!

Reviewed March 19, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Irma
Solo traveler
1 Bed in Dormitory (Female)
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

It was awesome stay”

I enjoyed my stay here, would definitely return if I had the chance.

Reviewed September 05, 2019

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Thank you so much for staying in our hostel and for giving us a good review. From the end of March, the cherry blossom will be beautiful so I hope you come back on those days and staying here again. Thank you Kyoto hostel ZEN Kojima

Responded December 02, 2019
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