Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel, Café & Bar
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9.1
Exceptional
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8.9
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Kiyomizu Gojo Train Station310 m
  • Maica320 m
  • Taku-Taku Club360 m
  • Maika Shop390 m
  • Kyoto Ebisu Shrine420 m
  • Higashiyama Authentic Maiko Experience Kokorohanashizuku430 m
  • Maiko Antiques440 m
  • Hiyoketemmangu500 m
  • Takashimaya Department Store500 m
  • Bukoji500 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel, Café & Bar

    709-3 Uematsu-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8028 - See map
    "1 floor is reception and lounge you can have all relax here with other backpackers also kitchen and reading area on 2nd floor are open 24 hours wit..."
    Chih W. - January 24, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.4 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 94% of guests
    • 320 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kyoto

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Blackout curtains

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 16 times

    Property ranking|Compared to 5,263 Kyoto properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.9/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    9.8/10
    Value for money score
    9.2/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Kyoto properties
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    99
    %
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    Better than
    98
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    of Kyoto properties
    Value for money9.2
    Distance to city center0.6km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
    Distance to airport37.6 km

    Rooms available at Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel, Café & Bar

    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Queen Bed
    Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    KING BED ROOM
    KING BED ROOM
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    6 Mixed Dormitory
    6 Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Female Only Dormitory
    Female Only Dormitory
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    8 Mixed Dormitory
    8 Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Dormitory Mixed-Sex
    Dormitory Mixed-Sex
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    • Non-smoking
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Dormitory for Women Only
    Dormitory for Women Only
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    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel, Café & Bar

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "The design and kitchen also good"

      Patsakorn

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      January 17, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "It's very close to bus station and all the places of interest very homey hostel."

      Shan S.

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      May 1, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "The rooms were comfortable, quiet, and the beds were quite large."

      Christopher

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      July 26, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating."

    Christopher

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    July 26, 2018

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "All the staffs were very nice and friendly."

    WOORI

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    August 12, 2018

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    What to eat nearby

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    Announcements

    Kyoto city tax of JPY 200 will be charged directly at the property from October 1, 2018.

    Reviews of Len Kyoto Kawaramachi Hostel, Café & Bar from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (192)Booking.com Reviews (787)
    9.1
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    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities8.8
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service9.4
    Value for money9.2
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (66)
    8-9 Excellent (22)
    7-8 Very Good (13)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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    Mar - May (28)
    Jun - Aug (26)
    Sep - Nov (31)
    Dec - Feb (19)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    joni from Indonesia
    Group
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Perfect”

    This hostel is a very good hostel. The receipsionist is so nice. We come in grup 16 person. And when we are check in, they still wait us until we arrived at the hostel 24.30.. so i’m very recommended this hostel, and of course i will come back again. The most you must to eat at here is the morning coffee with a croissant. Thanks for helping me when we at there

    Reviewed January 17, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yuan from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Best hostel I have ever seen, it’s a place where made me fall in love with Kyoto. ”

    I wish I could staying here for longer. Every staff here is so nice to me.anyway thanks for everything:) I will be back after Australia.by the way,please don’t quit your job too fast,I still want to meet each of you in Len❤️

    Reviewed March 20, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christopher from South Korea
    Couple
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Amazing stay in Kyoto”

    Wow... That is all I can say about Len Hostel. The location is perfect, with plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance, as well as plenty of temples. The staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. The rooms were comfortable, quiet, and the beds were quite large. The showers, bathrooms, and other amenities were perfectly designed and easy to use. The common room area was large and welcoming. And lastly the Cafe/Restaurant/Bar. It was beautiful and a perfect place to lounge, eat, and drink. Really a highlight of an already amazing property. The bartenders and workers were extremely helpful, welcoming, and conversational. The atmosphere was vibrant with life, even on a Tuesday night. Great stay and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed July 26, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Viena from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Female Only Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Best place to drink ”

    The best place to drink as you just have to take the elevator to your room. It was an unforgettable experience it felt like I was attending a meet up from meetup app because you will meet people from different part of the world. Some locals also come here for a drink or two. Location, just 1-2 minutes from the bus station. Pretty close to Shijo Dori where you can enjoy shopping, dining, and experience Kyoto.

    Reviewed March 14, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cecilia from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    8 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

    Helpful staff and chill environment”

    The staff are very friendly and helpful! The whole place is cool with chic design. The bed is comfortable. Yet, when there are lots of people staying in the same place with limited toilets, the common issue of the cleanliness arose (still tolerable)

    Reviewed July 08, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    inho from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    good : clean, location, bar”

    The location is quite close to gion and nishiki market, besides there are good restaurant around hostel. Staffs are good at English and very kind. There is a bar on ground floor, which is hip place in Kyoto so many people who is not guest come and enjoy some drinks.

    Reviewed March 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kai-chun from Taiwan
    Group
    Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    they help me to print out the information that I need for this trip, even it's not their responsibility

    Reviewed November 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jing from China
    Solo traveler
    Female Only Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    The best”

    Delicious foods.i love it very much.kind people and beautiful scene

    Reviewed October 07, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ployfah from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Very good hostel”

    the location is good. There are bus stops which not far from hostel but a bit far from train station.It's located in a good area not far from Gion and Kamo river. The place is really clean and decorate in a modern style.There is a cafe on the first floor and there are many people come to sit around. All staff really nice and have a good service mind. I'd love to stay there again for my next trip to Kyoto

    Reviewed February 12, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chih from Taiwan
    Group
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Wonderful stay experience ”

    Located in a amazingly great place where you can reach karamachi shopping area by 10mins walking or 1 bus stop away. Bus stop and convenience store just in front of the hostel. 1 floor is reception and lounge you can have all relax here with other backpackers also kitchen and reading area on 2nd floor are open 24 hours with nice atmosphere. Totally the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in Kyoto!

    Reviewed January 24, 2018
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Su-Ann from Australia
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

    Modern, Clean, Spacious”

    Clean, Well Designed, Helpful Staff

    Staff performance was outstanding. Very helpful with maps and direction/travel advice. They provide luggage storage until 10pm. There's a bus stop right outside to take you to the golden temple and other key tourist locations. You can buy an all day bus ticket for 500yen. Common room was fantastic. Met some interesting travelers to dine and explore Gion with. Beds are comfortable and have curtains for privacy. Bathroom is clean. Best hostel I stayed in Japan. Really enjoyed my Kyoto experience

    Reviewed March 07, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sami from Australia
    Group
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

    Great Bar/Common Room”

    Awesome reception and street bar with an excellent craft beer range. We had a 6 bed form and although floor space was limited, the beds felt spacious and provided a great amount of privacy. 10min walk from all the action and an easy 1000Yen cab from Kyoto Station. Only downside was that there were only 2 showers and 3 toilets on each floor, but you can easily work around that and it wasn't too much of an issue.

    Reviewed February 09, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Phennapa from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Female Only Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

    Chic Hostel and Lifely ”

    Location, Friendly Staff/ Value for Money

    I love to stayed at this hostel. The bunk bed are very comfortable and clean. The common areas is pretty and shower room always keep clean. For me, the bathroom door it a bit problem because it slide when someone slide very straight it will hit the door frame and my room is in front of the bathroom that quite noisy when people open and close the door. I would suggest to put some tape or rubber to make less noise.

    Reviewed February 07, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Matthew from United States
    Couple
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Great new Hostel to stay. ”

    Service was great from the start. Great English by the staff. Bar and restaurant were great the atmosphere is very welcoming. Great kitchen common room with appliances for use by guests

    Was my first time in a hostel. It was a great experience, and a great way to stay and experience Kyoto. My girlfriend has stayed in many hostels in Australia and Canada. She says this is the best hostel she has ever stayed. Staff service was exceptional. We love the bar. Location is walking distance to many temples and points of interest. Very clean place. They are a new business, and they deserve your business.

    Reviewed April 11, 2015
    8.4
    Excellent
    Shan from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Excellent”

    It's very close to bus station and all the places of interest very homey hostel. spotless. staff is very helpful and friendly. the food in the bar is very good. would love to visit again!

    Reviewed May 01, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Orada from Thailand
    Couple
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

    Friendly atmosphere”

    Beautiful and clean hostel. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Great cafe & bar on the first floor ;)

    Reviewed November 01, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    TZU from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Female Only Dormitory
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2015

    Good location, nice environment”

    location, staff, coffee.

    It was really nice to stay here for 6 days. We enjoy the morning coffee at 1F and cooking dinner at 2F. Nice stay environment. I will back to visit soon.

    Reviewed June 02, 2015
    7.6
    Very good
    jia from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    8 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

    Nice bar, has lots kind of alcohol drink.”

    Nice place, but i can't connect the wifi from the common room by my phone. The bar is really cool but its quite expensive for me

    Reviewed November 12, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    WOORI from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    6 Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

    super great place”

    a nice dining at the lobby, and a cozy kitchen and room. all the staffs were very nice and friendly. i would like to stay at this place again if there is a chance to go to Kyoto.

    Reviewed August 12, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Patsakorn from Thailand
    Group
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    No water heater in lavatory”

    No water heater in lavatory. (really not like wash room in this hostel) In side very cold. But location is good if you use bus ticket in Kyoto. The design and kitchen also good

    Reviewed January 17, 2018
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