8.9

Excellent
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Highly rated by guests – 97% would recommend
Housekeeping30
Breakfast8
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Mini Stop

40 m

Suetomi Kyoto Main Store

80 m

Kimono Kyokomachi

120 m

Mimuro

120 m

Inabado

250 m

Popular landmarks
Nishiki Market Shopping District

870 m

Kyoto Station Building

1.4 km

Sanjusangendo Temple

1.6 km

Gion

1.8 km

Nijō Castle

1.9 km

Closest landmarks
Happynes't - Pilates & Yoga

240 m

Okabayashi Clinic

320 m

Maiko Makeover Studio "Yumekan"

340 m

Ninja Dojo and Store

390 m

Yumeyakata

440 m

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

"The room and common kitchen are super clean."

Kaede - April 14, 2022
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R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

256-2 Motoryogae-cho, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8436 - 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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Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center0.4km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport37.5 km

Rooms available at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 12 semi double beds
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Suite
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Bathtub
  • 2 double beds and 3 futons
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
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  • City view
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Suite
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds and 3 futons
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Twin Room (Private Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Room with Bunk Bed and Private Shower and Toilet
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan have a hot tub?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

Check-in is from 03:00 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

Is breakfast offered at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan.

What is the smoking policy at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan 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 R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Gojo Subway Station, 310 m away from R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan.

What restaurants are nearby R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan’s neighborhood is Kawaramachi which includes popular restaurants such as Muromachi Kaji, Hamayako and Ikariya365.

What popular shopping places are close to R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan is located in Kawaramachi area which features shopping places such as Kimono Kyokomachi, Mimuro and Kitone.

What are popular attractions near R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan?

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan 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 R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room and common kitchen are super clean."

    Kaede

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    April 14, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staffs are really helpful and friendly."

    Kaede

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    April 14, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Nice residential area with subway super close."

    Garry

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    March 7, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 2,314 Kyoto properties
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Cheapest price score
Value for money score
9/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Service score
9/10
Better than
99
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Better than
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Better than
93
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88
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
1,072 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.9
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
Staff friendly , clean room and near bus stop
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More about R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

More about R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan

R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kyoto. Experience an urban escape in Kyoto with a stay at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service and luggage storage for guests' convenience. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan include special design features like a separate living room. The hotel also offers a refrigerator and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Recreational facilities at R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan are designed for escape and relaxation. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Kyoto during your stay at the hotel. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Gion located 1.8 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 98% of the city's accommodation.
This hotel beats 93% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 93% of other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

16 mentions

Breakfast

6 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • 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
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

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

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Free bottled water
  • Free welcome drink
  • Slippers
  • Towels
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
256-2 Motoryogae-cho, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8436
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    37.5 km 50 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    62.9 km 1.3 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Gojo Subway Station
    310 m 5 min walk
  • Shijo Subway Station
    500 m 3 min drive

Hospital or clinic

  • Okabayashi Clinic
    320 m 4 min walk

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.4 km

Convenience store

  • Ministop
    20 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    210 m 3 min drive
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    870 m
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.4 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    1.6 km
  • Gion
    1.8 km
  • Nijō Castle
    1.9 km
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    2.5 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.7 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.8 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    5.3 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    7.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Mini Stop
    40 m
  • Suetomi Kyoto Main Store
    80 m
  • Mimuro
    120 m
  • Kimono Kyokomachi
    120 m
  • Happynes't - Pilates & Yoga
    240 m
  • Inabado
    250 m
  • Kitone
    260 m
  • Hanjo Shrine
    270 m
  • Gojo Subway Station
    310 m
  • Okabayashi Clinic
    320 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 0-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Check-in is not possible after 10:00 PM.
  • Pets are strictly not allowed at the property.
  • Guests under 10 years old are not allowed to stay in the dormitory rooms.
  • 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.
  • Since dormitory room B and C have 2 rooms each, the room might be separated even if guests make a reservation as a group depending on the reservation situation.
  • 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 until23:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.4km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 26
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened2017

Reviews of R. Star Hostel Kyoto Japan from real guests

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Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.9
Location8.4
Service9.0
Value for money9.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Fei
Group
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Excellent & would recommend it to others travelling to Kyoto.”

1. We love everything about this hostel, we stayed family room with 2 bunk bed and private bathroom & toilet. 2. Free breakfast with about 6 different types of toast and providing fruit jam, honey, butter..etc, and they also provide hand-drip coffee , instant coffee, teabags, green tea powder also. 3. We love the cozy area for dining and share kitchen. Besides that, their public bath room and toilet also super clean and nice. 4. Close to subway Gojo station with 5 mins walking distance, and we also travel to kyoto attractions by bus and the bus stop nearyby the hostel also.

Reviewed December 17, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Sze from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Excellent”

R. Star Hostel is close to Gojo subway station, which just took a 5-min walk. Their dorm room, toilet and bathroom are very clean. I loved that they have separated toilets and bathrooms specialized for girls. Besides, the bed was very comfortable and got a curtain for privacy. They also provided free breakfast which has three types of bread and coffee. Last but not least, their staffs were very nice!

Reviewed May 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Fong from Malaysia
Group
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Everything's good. ”

I've booked a room for 4 with shower inside. Staff good, facilities good. I reached Kyoto early in the morning, I originally just need them to keep my luggage for me and I will come back at 3 pm for the check-in process, but the staff just checked-in for me, so I get a good place to take a rest, so thankful for the convenience that I've been given. The nearest subway station is Gojo station, take the exit 2 and you will see a orange color Yoshinoya restaurant, keep go straight as the restaurant will be your right hand side, until you see a OC cafe ( I think is the second street) you turn right to the street and keeeep go straight again until you see a convenience shop (mini shop) on you left hand side, the hostel just opposite to the mini shop.

Reviewed March 20, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
DANLY from Indonesia
Family with teens
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Feel Home ”

This R Star hostel will make you feel home , you can choose this hostel, very near from the nearest station only walk 5 minutes , and clean room and also many toilet and bathroom for share , we stay at 1 room for 4 people with 1 toilet and bathroom , and also very simple kitchen for sharing you can make your own breakfast also dinner, inside room is no television but is good for family to more communicate each other than watch Tv.

Reviewed June 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sherilyn from Malaysia
Family with teens
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Nice Hostel and worth your money”

The hostel clean and the room is cosy, suitable for family with older children or group. The hostel living area clean and spacious as well. The location not bad, 10 minutes walk to subway station, near convenient stores. Not to forget the staffs are very friendly and helpful. definitely will stay here again for my next visit to kyoto.

Reviewed December 17, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Hui from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Best hostel in Japan so far”

Stayed in numerous hostels and hotels in Japan and this has got to be the best so far! Extremely clean hostel, good location friendly staffs and nice lounge. Best hostel will definitely be back

Reviewed May 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kania from Indonesia
Group
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Great location, value for money”

We booked a two bunk bed room for each couple, the room was spacious for us to easily open our large luggage. Complete amenities, modern Japanese style of toilet and bathroom, nice pantry for you to eat or gather with others, near the Kyoto central station which makes your commute so easy. The price is totally worth it.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Raychelle from Philippines
Couple
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

A nice place near Shopping area and restaurants”

Pros: - The place is clean. Staff regularly check the pantry, restrooms, and other places to make sure they are clean - walking distance to shopping area and Nishiki Market (15-20 mins walk) - 15-20 mins walk to Kyoto station, and less than 10 mins walk to Gojo station - Also nearby bus stops Cons: - Rooms are not soundproof. We can hear other rooms’ noise from our room. But after 11pm you’ll not hear noise anymore. - Shower takes long time to heat up. You’ll have to wait for 5 minutes unless you want to take a bath with a cold water Overall we love the place. We’ll love to stay again.

Reviewed January 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Adamczyk from Japan
Group
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Very clean and comfortable”

I had a pleasure to use private room (2 people) while traveling with my mother. Place is very clean, staff is friendly and speaks fluent English. Location is quite good (you can walk on foot to Kyoto st.). I can fully recommend this place, and would consider it when traveling Kyoto again. The place is suitable for everyone in my opinion.

Reviewed February 04, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Chee from Malaysia
Group
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Very clean, good location.”

Overall is good, will back to this hostel if travelling to Kyoto again. However, it will be better if there’s private bathroom in the room. Too bad that room type has been fully occupied on the date.

Reviewed April 14, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
ZULHELMI from Malaysia
Business traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Awesome hostel”

Great hostel to stay for 2night..i like free breakfast that can choose 6flavour of bread. My favorite is green tea & milk bread..room are good n enough space .. towel change everyday & hostel facilities very convenient to do work from hostel.. I will come again & again.. Awesome 👍👍👍

Reviewed April 21, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
NAWWAR from Malaysia
Group
Quad Room (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

best hostel ever”

the hostel is near to Gojo station (exit no.4, for elevator please go to exit no.6), so it is easier to roam around. it is super clean, cool and fantastic hostel for us. breakfast is simple and nice. the staff helped me a lot especially when i had trouble looking for tv channel ( i wanted to watch Nippon Series). the only downside of the hostel is..they don't provide iron..

Reviewed November 04, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Luke from United Kingdom
Couple
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Comfortable 1 night stay”

This is a really nice hostel and is very clean. We had a good stay and breakfast is included. Our room was very close to the lounge so noisy guests could be heard easily which did disturb us. Fortunately I brought ear plugs from another hostel, they cost at this one!

Reviewed October 18, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Ciprian from Netherlands
Couple
Bunk Twin (Private Bathroom)
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

Nice place in Kyoto”

Had a room with a private bathroom. Room was a bit small but it wasn't a problem for us. It was clean and modern. The hostel is within walking distance to a lot of restaurants and Nishiki Market. About 15 min walk. Breakfast was a bit dissapoiting, only toast and jam. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Wifi was good as well.

Reviewed May 15, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Te-Hsin from United States
Group
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

New, clean, comfortable hostel near Gojo station”

Stayed here for 2 nights with a friend in their private 2-bed room. There's a sink in the room. Toilets & showers are shared but only few steps from the room and is very clean. The room is also clean and the bunk beds are the most comfortable I've ever slept on. They offer simple breakfast of toast & jam/butter. One free filtered coffee is also available daily upon request. For someone who want to cook, a well-equipped kitchen is there. .5 mins walk from Gojo station, and 15 walk to Shijo where all the shops and restaurants are. Location wise is good and for the price and what they offer it is unbeatable. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Chan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Great little cozy hostel”

The hostel are near to Gojo subway station, so it's quite easy to get there. Also, their nearby got many cuisine and places to go. Staff is friendly and helpful, and the rooms is clean. They also will clean your bed and replace towel every day. And free breakfast also got provided.

Reviewed May 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
nancy from Indonesia
Couple
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

recommended hostel in Kyoto”

+: near subway st (Gojo), helpful staff, clean and comfort, provide simple breakfast (bread, tea, coffee)-self service, elevator available, room space ok, minimart near the hostel -: surrounding quiet, located in the alley

Reviewed November 11, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Yungdy from Indonesia
Group
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

3 Nights experience”

Stayed for 3 nights and can't complain at all. One of the best hostel I have been to. Very clean, restrooms are available in each floor. It is like staying in a hotel except with shared restroom/bathroom.

Reviewed December 14, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Garry from Japan
Business traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Great location ”

Breakfast is toast with preserves and tea/ coffee. Very clean. Nice residential area with subway super close. Short walk to all the major places in Kyoto.

Reviewed March 07, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Sebastian from Germany
Couple
2 Bed Private Room
Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

Very nice, modern and very clean”

Located at Gojo-station near Kyoto station. Super clean, modern, well equipped kitchen, loved the doubleroom, great WiFi

Reviewed August 12, 2018

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