8.2

Excellent
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Highly rated by guests – 83% would recommend
Housekeeping47
24-hour front desk2
Breakfast1
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 730 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Hanabirahitotsu, Higashioji-dori

70 m

Kyoto Cermaic Center

90 m

Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Hall

160 m

Engawa

160 m

Otani Hombyo

170 m

Popular landmarks
Sanjusangendo Temple

760 m

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

840 m

Gion

1.1 km

Nishiki Market Shopping District

1.7 km

Kyoto Station Building

1.8 km

Closest landmarks
Gym Vinaccia

250 m

Rokuharamitsuji Temple

370 m

Ebiyariyuzan

380 m

Tomita Workshop

390 m

Shiki Sakura

400 m

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

"It is near bus station, which Is really great when I find out most of attractions on Kyoto can be reached by bus."

Thi - March 28, 2021
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Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

503, Gojyobashi6-Chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0846 - 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 Kyoto 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. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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  • 710 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Ticket services

  • Shops

Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.5 Km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.6 km

Rooms available at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in 12-Bed Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
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2 Beds in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

Is breakfast offered at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 550 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto 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 Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Kiyomizu Gojo Train Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 680 m away from Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto.

What restaurants are nearby Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Restaurants including Santiago Cafe & Bar, Monchan and Indian Bengal Food Chakra are popular in Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto’s neighborhood which is known as Kyoto.

What popular shopping places are close to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Located in the Kyoto area, Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is close to great shopping choices like Kyoto Station Building, Hanabirahitotsu, Higashioji-dori and Kyoto Cermaic Center.

What are popular attractions near Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Guests at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto can easily visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple located in the Kyoto area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto?

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is located in the Kyoto area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Otowa Waterfall, Kyoto Cycling Tour Project (Kyoto Station Cycle Terminal) and Tree of Nagi.

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What people love about Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "It is near bus station, which Is really great when I find out most of attractions on Kyoto can be reached by bus."

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    March 28, 2021

  • 8

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "It was clean enough, there is a kitchen and a cafe shop at the first floor, where you can sit as long as you want."

    Thi

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    March 28, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "all the staff are very helpful."

    Muhammad

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    January 23, 2021

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Room comfort score
8.1/10
Value for money score
8.6/10
Location score
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Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
1,393 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.5
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More about Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto

Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto is the perfect place to experience Kyoto and its surroundings. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel. Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto thanks to the hostel's laundromat and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning.


Dining and things to do

Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Kyoto has to offer during your stay at Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto. Don't forget to stop by Gion located 1.0 km away, where everyone who visits Kyoto wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated it better than 89% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

46 mentions

Internet

13 mentions

Breakfast

7 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
503, Gojyobashi6-Chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0846
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports

  • Osaka International Airport (ITM)
    38.6 km 49 min drive
  • Kobe Airport (UKB)
    63.9 km 1.3 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Kiyomizu Gojo Train Station
    690 m
  • Kyoto Shichijo Train Station
    910 m

Hospital or clinic

  • TSURUHA DRUG
    1.0 km

Shopping

  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.8 km

Convenience store

  • Lawson
    690 m 3 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    260 m 4 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sanjusangendo Temple
    760 m
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    840 m
  • Gion
    1.1 km
  • Nishiki Market Shopping District
    1.7 km
  • Kyoto Station Building
    1.8 km
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    3.0 km
  • Nijō Castle
    3.1 km
  • Ginkakuji Temple
    4.2 km
  • Kinkakuji Temple
    6.5 km
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
    9.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Hanabirahitotsu, Higashioji-dori
    70 m
  • Kyoto Cermaic Center
    90 m
  • Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Hall
    160 m
  • Engawa
    160 m
  • Otani Hombyo
    170 m
  • Gojo-Zaka Crossing
    250 m
  • Gym Vinaccia
    250 m
  • Tokodo
    260 m
  • Ippuya
    270 m
  • Ikai Tsuboya Kobo
    300 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.

Minimum age of guests is: 9 year(s).

Others
  • Please kindly note that Dormitory is used for a room with more than one bed, and is not a private room.
  • 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.
  • If the front desk staff is not available, please check the information board.
  • 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-out until11:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.5 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)550 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 48
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened2013
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of Santiago Guesthouse Kyoto from real guests

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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.7
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality8.1
Service8.5
Value for money8.6
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9.3
Exceptional
Tahnee from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

Wouldn't stay anywhere else!”

Location! Friendly people! Convenience!

Santiago was only a short taxi/bus ride from the train station and very close to great sights including areas such as Gion! The staff were super accommodating and welcoming and very informative! The guesthouse was comfortable and private yet a great social place to meet people! After my stay I would always go back to Santiago guesthouse in Kyoto!

Reviewed December 22, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Kristine from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Exceptional”

Overall, we had a great stay in Santiago guesthouse. Here are some good and not so good points: > They let you stay on their lobby and use their bathroom even we are not yet checked in. (We came from Tokyo and arrived at 8am while check in time is 4pm, they let us use their facilities and left our luggage in the 2nd flr.) > They keep the facilities clean (bathroom, common area, kitchen). I saw the two receptionist was also cleaning the kitchen and the carpet at the same time. > Even you accidentaly left some stuffs from the bathroom, they will put it in the lavatory for you to see it. > I love the carpeted hallway. Not so good... > 20 minute walk from the nearest train station. > You can hear the traffic noise.

Reviewed October 27, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Angelina from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

Budget hostel with ambiance”

I really enjoyed my stay in the Santiago-Pension, Kyoto. It is a very convinient location and closely located to the bus stop. But you also can walk to many attractions from there. The rooms had multiple bunkbeds but each of them had curtains and gave you a lot of privacy. I would say that the quality of the beds was just fine and they provided good blankets. The showers are time regulated and you have to repress the button to get water, which I found a bit annoying but after all saving water is an important issue. On the groundfloor there is a small cafe where you can have some snacks and drinks and the first floor offers hot water, fridge and microwaves to prepare some food. I was fully satisfied with my stay there and will recommend it to my friends and if I ever return to Kyoto I would stay there again.

Reviewed February 17, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Penelope from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

It was cheap, friendly staff and safe. ”

Friendly staff, Staff spoke English, safe for solo travelers.

Santiago is a very nice to stay if you want to safe money and at the same time stay on a nice guesthouse. There is room for people who like to stay up late and party at the dining room and at the restaurant bar. Also this place is for people who sleep very early (the dormitory is very quiet and people are very respectful)and does not like to party. I was worry that In the dormitory that I stay with other girls, that they would be loud and have the lights on. The place is also nicely located in Gion, and the bus stop is very near. The hotel can give you a map of the different routes and you can even buy an all day ticket form the lovely staff. You will save money if you buy the all day pass.

Reviewed September 26, 2013

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8.4
Excellent
Xin from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

Excellent”

It was a pleasant experience at Santiago, very conveniently located near Kiyomizujyo station. Staff, especially the student from Turkey was really nice. However, the room can get noisy due to the traffic but its more of a reminder to the light-sleepers out there to bring ear plugs and not of a complaint (: toilets were nice and clean (: the cafe also served decent toast for breakfast - cost and quality wise. but i had a bad experience with the pancake - was still frozen in the centre, i guess the microwave didnt do its job thoroughly.. all in all, it was a plesant experience in santiago! would recommend it to those visiting Kyoto!

Reviewed June 27, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Japan
Business traveler
2 People in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in December 2020

Amazing Staff”

The place is clean, the people are friendly, the facilities are confortable. What it makes the difference though it's María, the receptionist and manager of the place. She was always there for help when needed and she was able to communicate in many languages. She also gave accurate recommendations on where to go to discover Kyoto. Thanks for all the people at Santiago for making me feel at home. Daniel

Reviewed December 16, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Oliver from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Good hostel, comfy beds - little bit far away.”

Enjoyed my 2 night stay at Santiago Guesthouse. Facilities are clean - although shower is a press every 5 seconds kind of deal - quite annoying. staff were really helpful. Would visit again!!

Reviewed February 13, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Yung from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Awesome Guesthouse”

Location, Value, Service

It was great! It's only a short bus stop away from Kyoto Station. Get on either 206 or 100 and get off at Gojo-zaka Station. Back track around the corner and it's right there. So many good points about this place: cafe on the first floor with plenty of seats and a few dining options. Staff was super friendly and helpful and spoke really good English. Beds were comfortable. In my experience, it was quiet - no noisy bed mates. At the first desk, you can rent a bike, buy an all-day Kyoto bus pass, and buy other simple amenities. Located right down the street from Kiyomizu-dera. About a 5 to 10 min walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station (subway station) - which along the way has plenty of spots to eat and convenience stores as well. Several shower stalls, a "living room" or shared public space with computers and free internet (a bit slow though), and free wifi. I highly recommend booking this place during your stay in Kyoto, especially if you're solo and on a budget. I would totally stay here again.

Reviewed March 26, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Kim from Malaysia
Family with teens
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Soooo Good. Even better than a 5* experience”

Really clean and the owner is absolutely friendly, speaks English and the staff are nice. They are the most genuine Japanese I have during my Japan visit.

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Santiago guest house. My first time staying in a guest house and I like it better than the 5* Nikko in Minato ku, Tokyo. Service are more genuine and the people are real in Santiago. It is the best accommodation we had in whole of our Japan trip. We were staying mostly in Nikko hotels ( 3 Nikko hotels)and another 5* hotel in Osaka.

Reviewed July 03, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Chun from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Good location, nice staff”

Just next to the road to Kyomizudera, very convenient; Staffs are nice and warm; no. bathroom and wash basin is more than enough

Good experience to stay in Santiago Guesthouse! Nice location to visit Kyomizudera. I met lots of visitors from different countries here. Though I regreted to refuse when the staff invited me to sing Karaoke together at the ground floor. It should be of great fun.

Reviewed November 23, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Timothy from United States
Couple
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

par for the course”

friendly staff, trendy, comfy

Santiago is a nice place to stay. Clean, quiet, fun. Good facilities. The food/drink selection is too pricey and underwhelming. There should at least be a free instant coffee / tea bag option. This is Japan, after all. We enjoyed our stay altogether, and we would probably return if we found ourselves back in Kyoto in the future.

Reviewed March 07, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Meghan from United States
Group
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

Our stay”

The location was great, the staff was friendly and very helpful, and the rooms were clean and comfortable.

It was a great place to stay. Everyone in our group was really pleased with the guesthouse and happy that we stayed with them for 4 nights. The beds were clean, they offered wifi and computers, the showers were nice, the cafe/restaurant downstairs had some great food, and there was tons to see in the area. Also the staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the different things to see and do in Kyoto.

Reviewed August 06, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Rodrigo from Brazil
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

The best!”

Everything!

The best guesthouse i've been in my whole trip in Asia! I don't know what to say about the Santiago Guest house, it was perfect! The staff is so helpful and friendly, all the time they want to help you!

Reviewed May 14, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Mercedes from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in February 2014

convenient and pleasant ”

location, friendly and helpful staff, and good value

Conveniently located, corner intersection, same bus-stop for Kiyomizu Temple, close to local restaurants, eastern sights, and marts. Discounted coupons for the restaurant can be purchased at reception, can also purchase 1day bus-cards. Staff spoke english well, and helped me out in a little bicycle accident drama too. There's an area to place your bulky luggage, and a coin operated washing machine and dryer on the top floor as well as roof top access for smokers or just a pleasant view of eastern Kyoto and Kyoto Tower in the distance. Really pleasant stay, will definitely recommend, only note is that mattress is a really soft foam in that you feel the wooden base beneath, so might not be comfy for some. You can use the thick duvets as extra padding though, as the rooms are heated.

Reviewed February 23, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
John from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Very nice stay, not the most comfortable.”

Staff, Price Point, Cleanliness

Santiago Guesthouse is very clean, the staff are very friendly. However it is not in a very good location, and the showers were atrociously small and had very little water pressure.

Reviewed May 22, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Yung from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Excellent”

Price. Location. Service.

Price: definitely getting your money's worth! Location: a little far from Kyoto station. Take either bus 206 or 101 and get off at Gojo-zaka, backtrack a little and it's right on the corner. Or take the subway and get off at Kiyomizu Gojo. It's a good 15 min walk from there. You're down the block from Kiyomizu-dera. You can walk there and a few other places as well. Getting to Arashiyama is a bit of an inconvenience. Service: staff were very friendly and spoke very good English. Super helpful, and they provide any amenities you might need (towels, toothbrush, laundry detergent, bike rentals, bus pass, etc.) for a small price. So convenient! Stayed there 2 nights. Beds are comfortable, quiet for the most part. Highly recommend here!

Reviewed March 24, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
Dagmar from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

I liked it!”

I liked Santiago Guest House! The friendly and helpful staff, the location close to Kiyomizu Temple and Gion, the atmosphere, and also the sleeping pod was cozy and okay, although the air got a bit sticky with the windows closed. Great value for the price I paid.

Reviewed May 13, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Teemu from Finland
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Santiago Guesthouse provides just what you need for spot-on price”

If you're looking for low-price stay, shower, bed, kitchen etc. this is your best bet. Access to downtown and nishiki market is cheap and easy. Interesting visits and sights are close. Me and my girlfriend visited Kyoto for sightseeing and nightlife and this place gave us everything we needed. The only possible con is snoring roommates in the dormitory. But if you can handle that, there's no reason you wouldn't want to stay here. Excellent value for money. Recommended.

Reviewed July 24, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Frylen from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

It was a good deal for solo travelers. ”

I stayed here for 5D4N and just paid less 6k JPY which is one of the best offers one could get. Note: It was July 6-10 (maybe a slack season) Access: For me this is better than staying near Kyoto Station. This is near Kiyomizu Temple, Gion District, Yasaka Shrine. So if you wanted to walk around these places, this is a good place. Walking down the Yasaka dori to Gion during sunset is a must especially with the Golden Hour. You can get nice shots. 😊 Amenities: The wifi does not work well and the room smells (i think musty) Kitchen - You can cook. Iron for clothes - I hope they have iron or steamer for our wrinkled clothes that we can borrow or rent. 😊 Toilet and shower room - the places are clean. They even have free bath soap and shampoo. Freebies: They offer good discount prices of the food in the cafe below. You get a free sake or a plum wine. Will I be going back? Definitely yes. Will recommend this place to friends.

Reviewed July 24, 2018

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6.7
Good
Qinan from China
Couple
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

Clean & quiet dorm ”

Kindly staff, clean room, reasonable price

The only thing I can complain is that people here are so quiet in the dorm, you have to go downstairs to use your telephone. But the common room is obviously not big enough and you have to take and take off your shoes to the ground floor frequently. The location here is close to the Kiyomizu-dera, but since there's no metro or railway station nearby, use your google map to help you catch the bus. We visit here during the new year holidays, Santiago offered a very cheap price, it's very worth when all the other hotels and guesthouses were full in Kyoto.

Reviewed January 13, 2014

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