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Ryukoku University Omiya Campus 150 m
Kyoto Aquarium 180 m
Koshoji Temple 310 m
Awashima-do Shotoku-ji Temple 340 m
Nishi Honganji 420 m
Ryukokuzan Hongan-ji - Nishi Hongan-ji Temple 440 m
Umekoji Park 450 m
Nishikawa Oil Shop 460 m
My farmer 480 m
Ryukoku Museum 480 m
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Kyoto Station Building 990 m
Sanjusangendo Temple 2.13 km
Nishiki Market Shopping District 2.18 km
Nijō Castle 2.71 km
Gion 3.08 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 3.28 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 3.37 km
Kinkakuji Temple 5.87 km
Ginkakuji Temple 6.17 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 7.43 km
Root2 Coffee & Hostel

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Root2 Coffee & Hostel

Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan - See map
  • 530 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Kyoto in the last 24 hoursCompared to 3,013 Kyoto properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.9
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.2 km

Rooms available at Root2 Coffee & Hostel

Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Small Twin
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 2 futons
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1 Queen Bed
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Run of House
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  • Kitchenette
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2 Queen Bed
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 queen beds
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Twin Japanese Style Room
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Twin Room with 2 Semi Double Beds
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Root2 Coffee & Hostel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 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 apartment offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The flat offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Root2 Coffee & Hostel?

    If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the apartment can arrange taxi service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kyoto with private transportation, the flat can arrange taxi service.

    What is the smoking policy at Root2 Coffee & Hostel?

    Root2 Coffee & Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    • 10.0
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    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Without any hesitation, a great place!"

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      August 11, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "11. Cheapest accommodation in Kyoto."

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      January 18, 2020

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    Overall rating:
    8.6
    Excellent
    2,122 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.8
    Facilities
    8.6
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    8.1
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    Enough space for our 3 luggage and 4 people.
    Yong from Singapore
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    More about Root2 Coffee & Hostel

    Ideal for fun and relaxation, Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann is located in the Kyoto Station area 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 Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, taxi service, wheelchair accessible, luggage storage.

    Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, linens, slippers, television in bathroom. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann is an excellent choice for your stay in Kyoto.

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    7.6
    Very good

    "The self check-in service are convenient."

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    October 9, 2019

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    American

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    Tonkatsu Ichiban
    150 m Japanese
    Hikariya Shokudo
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    300 m Japanese
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    Ayam Ya
    370 m Asian, Halal, Soups
    Osaka-ya
    440 m Asian
    Kyotoramenkenkyusho
    560 m Asian, Sushi
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    Grill Cafe Beer Restaurant Sun Beam
    90 m Cafe
    Sanshi Suimei Cafe
    150 m Cafe
    Cha Cha
    520 m Cafe

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    MARIA from Philippines
    Group
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

    GREAT LOCATION”

    Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann is located in the heart of Kyoto.Just 15 mins. walk to Kyoto Station, 5 mins. drive if you will take a bus or taxi. Transpo is so convenient.There is a bus stop across the street & a 7 eleven store. If you’ll take a bus, it cost ¥230 and around ¥1,000 for a taxi fare. It is very safe to walk around the vicinity. The apartment is simple but the room is clean and complete with linens and toiletries except for slippers. The room is enough for us to move around and for our luggages. There are hangers but no cabinets. The shower room is separate from the toilet. There are washing machine, refrigerator, gas stove for cooking, microwave and kettle for tea and coffee. And lastly, the WIFI inside the room is so FAST. .You can buy a prepaid SIM card at BIC Camera, the store is located within the Kyoto Station, cheaper than the SIM cards available inside the airport. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Can speak and understand English. I highly recommend .

    Reviewed November 22, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    ShuYun from Malaysia
    Couple
    Small Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

    Good choice of kyoto stay”

    We stayed for 3 nights in root2 when visited kyoto. The room is spacious and I especially like the bathroom! We even able to do our laundry. The only thing we feel not great enough would be the location. However, it is always accessible to Karawamachi area by bus and bus stop is just at the corner of the stay. We had a really great stay in root2.

    Reviewed October 30, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sherman from Singapore
    Couple
    Small Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2017

    Good Amenities, location is a 15 min walk from Kyoto Station”

    Booked the Japanese Style Room for a total of 5 nights and will highly reccomend it! The room is pretty big for an accommodation in Japan with plenty of room for eating, luggage and easy movement. The room is equipped with a washing machine (Yes! Your very own washing machine in your own room) and the best part is that laundry detergent is provided. On top of that there is a mini fridge with a freezer, a microwave oven, electric water flask and gas stove. Yup, a gas stove and a pot and frying pan is provided which is a pleasant surprise. So you can do your own cooking if you like. And there is a 7-Eleven nearby if you need anything in the middle of the night. There are plenty of buses avaliable just outside the apartment. Enough for you to get around Kyoto and the places of interest. You can purchase a day pass at 500 Yen from the bus driver for unlimited bus rides on the same day. However, the downside to this accommodation is that it is a 15 to 18 min walk from kyoto station. Of course, you can always catch the bus from Kyoto Station. The bus stop is just outside the apartment. The bottomline is I would highly reccomend this place. Enjoy my stay a lot. Hope this review helps!.

    Reviewed May 04, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Edward from United States
    Couple
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Great place, highly recommended”

    Perfect place for a couple and/or small family. Close to public transportation. Convenience stores, Aquarium, some local eateries/shops within walking distance, (10-15 minute walk) to Kyoto station. Check-in/check out was very easy and staff was very helpful with any questions. Small, hipster coffee shop right next door was nice (w/discounts for Apt guests) We did take a taxi from Kyoto station on arrival (to get our bearings) and also when we were heading back to States (too much luggage!), other than that we took the bus, pretty easy system, nice way to see the city, cheap and everyone was helpful if we had any questions if we were unsure of where/how to go. We especially liked the little local places right near the hotel that we discovered. One was a tiny noodle counter, out the door to the left (if u blinked u missed it) and then the other was out to the right and around the corner, a family owned/run little store w/restaurant next door. Highly recommend staying here!

    Reviewed April 14, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sharon from United States
    Couple
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

    Loved this place!”

    Clean, spacious bedroom area. Shower, Vanity, and toilet area was expectantly small. We didn't really use the kitchen except for the fridge. Having a washer was great. Nice, quiet area. Across the street is a 7-11. The walk to Kyoto Station and shops is about 15 minutes. On our first day, from Kyoto Station, we used our JR Pass to get to Umekoji-Kyotonishi Station (just 1 stop), then it's a 6 minute walk to the hostel. Great when you have luggage. A bus also stops right in front of the hotel so we got our subway/bus passes for Kyoto later. We would come here again.

    Reviewed October 30, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Maro from Philippines
    Group
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Best Value place in Kyoto”

    Would definitely recommend this place for anyone planning a trip in Kyoto. It is not walking distance from any tourist place but if you have the unli Kyoto bus ticket, just hop on from the bus station in front o the apartment and you can go anywhere. It is just 3 stations from Kyoto Main Station and even walkable at around 15min. The place has all the necessities you need plus a special heater in the shower room to ensure your clothes will be dry the next day. The place is a bit small to open large luggages but there is still ample legroom to move round. The only downside is that there is not too may restaurants beside it, but at least there are some convenience stores around. Staff speaks English and there are tips in the lobby to help you go around Kyoto.

    Reviewed March 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jill from United States
    Family with teens
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Excellent choice for Kyoto”

    The Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann is a very new facility. I don't know if we were the first guests to stay in our room, but it certainly felt so. Everything was very comfortable and looked new. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a bus stop right out front, making it convenient to local transport. Upon arrival, however, I recommend that you take a taxi to the guest house. It is a cheap taxi ride from Kyoto Station, and if you arrive during the day, look for the "foreign friendly" taxis at the taxi stand if you need an English-speaking driver. It is about a 20-minute walk from the station. Overall, I was very impressed with Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann. I plan on staying at this guesthouse for any future visits to Kyoto.

    Reviewed July 17, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Wei from Malaysia
    Group
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Great value, convenient access, spacious room for the price”

    Excellent access to transport - the bus from Kyoto Station stops right in front of the hotel, bus to Kyoto station and Kawaramachi area is either opposite or at the other corner of the hotel's block. The bus ride to Kyoto station is less than 10 minutes while the ride to Kawaramachi varies between 15 to 30mins depending on traffic. The unit is surprisingly roomy for Japanese standard. I had the double room unit, there is a small kitchen, toilet and showers are separated, the bed is a queen size rather than the semi double size in Japan. Soap and towels are provided, very strong shower, modern shower room that can heat up before you shower or dry up the shower. Will definitely come back again when I visit Kyoto next time!

    Reviewed December 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lily from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Good hotel great location. Will come again for sure.”

    Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann is close to KYOTO bus station gate B3 using bus no. 205. Its only 10 mins to go, turn on your GPS and you will find it in front of bus stop. From Kyoto Ann apartment you can go Kinkakuji temple by bus. There is pretty young lady named Diko-san who speaks good english, she will help you if you asking about direction so you wont get lost in Kyoto. She is very kind and helpful. Im really rekomen this apartemen. Its clean, have a microwave so you wont be hungry to start your day in the morning with 7 11 food ( 7 11 just opposite). Thankyou to Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann I had a great time staying in your place. I will stay again when I am back to Kyoto.

    Reviewed December 20, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Citra from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    very clean and new”

    The place is new and very clean. It has a washing machine inside the room so you can do some laundry. but you need to dry them in the balcony or inside the room. There is no dryer facility. The place itself is located conveniently in front of many bus stops. So it can serve as a good base if you choose to travel around Kyoto by bus. It is walkable from the Kyoto station but around 20 minute walk. You can take a taxi for about 700 yen from the station. The apartment is very close to the Kyoto aquarium and also to the park. The park has very good free playground, so take your kids here when you have free time. There is also a Kyoto railway museum in the park.

    Reviewed May 19, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sandra from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 7 nights in September 2016

    Convenient self-catering unit”

    I stayed at Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann for a week and was really happy with my choice of accommodation. The small, but functional apartment unit had almost everything I needed; a fridge, a stove top gas cooker, a washing machine and a hairdryer. Helpful and knowledgeable 'hotel' staff was available from 9 am to 6 pm every day if needed, but otherwise didn't intrude in guests' privacy at all. There are just two small suggestions to the hotel management on how my stay could have been improved even further. First, since there is no house-keeping at all, it would be a good idea to put a small broom and dust pan in the apartments, especially for guests who stay more than a night or two. I would have glad to get rid off some of the dust that accumulated over the course of a week. Secondly, why not make available a dish cloth. It doesn't make sense to dry dishes with hand or bath towels, does it? However, otherwise I was pleased with my stay and will not hesitate to stay at Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann when next I am in the area.

    Reviewed September 19, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Laura from Philippines
    Couple
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Excellent for tourism within the area”

    The location is good for JR pass travelers, there are JR bus stops (for Kyoto station) across the street and a train station at 5 min walk. Kyoto station is like 25 min walk. They also offer bike renting for 500 JPY a day, which is AMAZING for Kyoto. I booked room with breakfast included but I didn't realize that there is a proper kitchen in the room, so it would have saved me some money to buy my own breakfast at the 7-eleven across the street and have it in the room. However, breakfast is in the Cafe Root close to the apartment and it was wonderful. Both the room and the bathroom are big and clean. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SANJEEV from India
    Solo traveler
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Excellent Room,Facilities and Location at Reasonable Price”

    Guest Apartment Kyoto Ann - was just perfect for my visit. It has all the facilities a solo traveller can ask for with an excellent location (just opposite bus-stops going in 3 different directions and 2 stops away from Kyoto Station) making most landmarks easily accessible by bus. The air-conditioner can work as a heater too which was amazing when one came in from the cold. Its also nearby a public garden and reasonable eating places too (which turned out to serve pretty good Ramen) Would definitely recommend this place. One suggestion would be for the Hotel to add the ease of getting to the Hotel by Bus from Kyoto Station :)

    Reviewed April 19, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Veronique
    Group
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 6 nights in August 2019

    Small and good apartment for a group of 4 travelling to Kyoto”

    Pros: - Very good price - Good amenities (washer for our clothes, elevator for the luggage) - Lots of busses to get to the different locations - 8 min walk to a JR station - 7/11 right across the street for late night snacks is awesome! Cons: - Washer's panel was already broken when we got the room. It should be fixed. - Washer's option to try clothes was quite weak. Drying in the bathroom overnight is much more efficient - 15 to 17 min walk to Kyoto station which is kinda far (especially when arrive to Kyoto with all your luggage). Take a bus or taxi when you are with your luggage.

    Reviewed September 03, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Faye from Indonesia
    Group
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Great Location, easy access, spacious and clean”

    We arrived in Kyoto very early in the morning and the friendly staff lets us checked in to one of the room we booked (we booked 2 rooms), few hours before check in time. Location was superb, right in front of the bus stop, literally just a step from when you get out of the bus, only a few stops by bus from Kyoto station. Around the area there are 4 bus stops and they all connected to most tourist destinations around Kyoto. Staff were friendly and informative, the apartment also provide bicycle rent for 500 Yen a day. Spacious room and great facility. Definitely will come back!

    Reviewed March 17, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jaclyn from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Perfect for exploring Kyoto city”

    We stayed a night with 3 young kids (4/6/9YO). Kyoto City buses are very handy, and there are many bus stops right at Kyoto Ann’s front door. There are direct buses to Nishiki Market and Kyoto Railway Museum. A big 7-11 across the street took care of the next day’s breakfast as well. The room was fully furnished with a small kitchenette, microwave, kettle, washer and bathroom ventilation dryer for overnight drying of clothes. The tub even had a mini-tv 😂 The WC was incredibly tiny though, so don’t expect to shut the door when you’re sitting on the throne!

    Reviewed November 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Desiska
    Family with teens
    Twin - Non-Smoking - New Building
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    It was amazing!!!”

    Amazing!With the cheap price for japan, we didn't expect like this. The room is quite big from usual japan rental. The facility excellent, inside the room there are big screen tv,washing machine, a lot of hanger, microwave,refigerator ,kitchen set, kitchen sink, fried pan. The bathroom also great, there are small sized bathtub but for me it's ok even there is a small screen in front of the bathtub so you can relax watching japan channel. Staff were great, friendly, cheerfull and helpfull. There's some handmade guide book in front office, with a lot of recommendation restaurant Just a little lack, there some smell in the toilet room but still ok. Location great. Google said walk around 15 min to kyoto Sta. But i took the bus, the terminal only in opposite of the building.there are 7eleven only accross the street. Front office open 9.00-17.00 if i'm not mistsken. Better email the property if want to check in out of the time. We request check in at 10am,they give us. Thank you!

    Reviewed August 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jittima from Thailand
    Couple
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Centre location cleanliness and convenience ”

    I highly recommend this hotel to stay in Kyoto. It was a tiny room with full facilities and amenities. It's reasonable price hotel where you get everything therein. Bus stop is infront of hotel. Using bus in Kyoto could access to every where. If I come back to Kyoto will stay here again.

    Reviewed March 22, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Thatiyabhorn from Thailand
    Couple
    Small Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Recommended place for your vacation!!!”

    We reached the place around 1 P.M. which is earlier than the check-in time. The staff was very nice and allowed us to do the early check-in since the room was ready. (If the room was not ready, she advised that we can deposit our luggage and leave them at the hallway. That's pretty good offer because we can save 1 more hour of travelling around Kyoto) Its location is just 15-20 minutes walk from the Kyoto station. Otherwise, you can reach the place via public bus. This place was just like you stay at your own place. All facilities were available for usage even the washing machine. We did have the super comfortably time during our stay here.

    Reviewed February 01, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Tatiphat from Thailand
    Group
    Double - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Very good room but a bit far from station”

    Room : Very good. It is an apartment which is not studio room. After we access door, we found mini-kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, etc. Functional room are separate to 3 rooms including bedroom, bathroom (has function dry cloth and mini-TV), and toilet. When someone ring the room bell, we can call or unlock from bedroom and bathroom. Location : about 1-1.2 Km from Kyoto station, you can walk or use bus cost 230JPY (or buy day pass bus). There is a mini mart near junction and have 4 bus-stops around there. Around there is a bit quiet. Cleanness : Very clean and bright when we arrived, but in the next day, they was not clean-up room for us (maybe there is an apartment not hotel). Staff : English is very good and helpful for our problem and can suggest travel plan. Equipment : As I said in "Room", very good.

    Reviewed October 27, 2017
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