Shiori-an Guest House

339 Kagiya-cho, Kagiyamachi Karasuma-nishiiru, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 600-8178 - See map
1-star Hostel
Free Wi-Fi
8.7
Excellent
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Housekeeping53
Internet2
Shops1
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Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.8 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 88% of guests
Excellent comfort
8.7 room quality and comfort

I liked the community area where you can drink and chat with other hotel guests.

Daniel | January 9, 2020

The staff was very friendly, and the room was clean.

Daniel | January 9, 2020

  • 90 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kyoto

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Smoking area

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Value for money8.9
Distance to city center1.7 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport36.8 km

Rooms available at Shiori-an Guest House

8.7
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Japanese Style Room
Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Standard Double or Twin Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 futons
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Double
Double
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory -- Female Only
Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Mixed Dormitory
Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 bunk bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Standard with Shared Bathroom
Standard with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Frequently asked questions

Does Shiori-an Guest House have wi-fi?

Wi-fi is available at Shiori-an Guest House. View more amenities here.

Is there an airport shuttle for Shiori-an Guest House?

Shiori-an Guest House does not offer a ride service to or from the airport. View more amenities here.

Does Shiori-an Guest House have free in-room wi-fi?

Wi-fi is offered for free in all rooms at Shiori-an Guest House. View more amenities here.

What time is check-in and check-out at Shiori-an Guest House?

Check-in is from 03:00 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.

What is the smoking policy at Shiori-an Guest House?

Shiori-an Guest House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Shiori-an Guest House

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "I will definitely come back for this hostel."

    Xiaohui

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    June 15, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very very nice homestay, highly recommend."

    Tong

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    September 14, 2017

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "Nonetheless, it was still worth the money."

    Joana M.

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    June 12, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
2,000 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.3
Location
8.9
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We really enjoyed our stay and happy about the service.
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More about Shiori-an Guest House

Shiori-an Guest House, located in Kyoto Station, Kyoto, is a popular choice for travelers. The excitement of the city center is only 1.7 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Shiori-an Guest House is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Shiori-an Guest House is home to 9 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as linens, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Shiori-an Guest House is a smart choice for travelers to Kyoto, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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Housekeeping
49 mentions
Internet
6 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"Everything is clean and the staff is friendly"

Sih

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November 2, 2018

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Reviews of Shiori-an Guest House from real guests

Overall rating
8.7
Excellent
From 2000 reviews
8.9Service
8.8Location
8.8Value for money
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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.3
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Room comfort and quality8.7
Service9.0
Value for money8.9
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9.3
Exceptional
Maureen from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

Highly Recommended”

Great location, friendly staff, nice amenities

Shiori-an is a 10-15 minute walk from the train station, which means you've got easy access to public transportation around the city. It's also right off of a major street, so finding restaurants (and your bearings) up and down the road is simple. The place is clean, the dorm bunks have curtains for privacy, and the hostel also has a washing machine, community lounge, and kitchen. All the staff members I spoke to were friendly and helpful, and spoke English well. I'd recommend taking advantage of the bike rentals (500 yen per day). Perfect if you'd like a good night's sleep in a nice, inexpensive place in a pleasant part of the city.

Reviewed September 13, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Rassul from Philippines
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

My memorable stay at Shiori-an”

This place is walking distance from Kyoto station. Very conducive and staff is accommodating. Maduka is very friendly and helpful. The staff speaks good English so there will be no communication barriers with foreigners. Looking forward to stay at Shiori-an sometime in Autumn of 2016.

Reviewed July 18, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Philippe from France
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Heartful and helpful staff”

I just add: with sense of humour So I experienced these three qualities in staff: heartfulness, helpfulness and sense of humour. Very light critic about the location: you could explain that the best way is to choose exit 6 at Gojo Station, take the elevator, turn right, walk some meters, and turn right again, some more meters (at least 10! maybe 20 or 30!!!) and Shiori-an on the left. Would I have known, about 40 or 50 minutes of errance under the heavy rain would have been spared to me and to my luggage!

Reviewed September 30, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Hoang from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Rather good”

What I really love about Shiori-Ann is her kitchen with full of equipment. The guests are also fun to talk with and I have an excellent Melbourne mate who is also a vegan like me. What I don't like about is the sound-proofing. Some guests are really heavy-footed but it's none of what the hostel could do. Maybe you should put a sign "light-footed, please" somewhere? And I don't know why I got bed bugs bites all of my body after 6 nights there huhu.

Reviewed June 27, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Nathania from Indonesia
Couple
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

good location”

stayed 2 days at shiori-an. good location. near to kyoto station (15mins walk) clean & comfortable room. good facilities. one of the female staff is not very friendly. esp when we first come after a long bus ride. other male staff was pretty helpful & cheerful. overall is a good stay

Reviewed April 03, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Vincent from Philippines
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Best Guesthouse ever!!!”

Shiori-an Guesthouse is definitely the best and cheapest hostel/guesthouse I've checked-in. Big bed, clean facilities, good living room, friendly staff who can speak in English very well. I'll definitely be back here. Thank you!!

Reviewed January 28, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Aleksandra from Germany
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

The best Hostel ever”

Shiori an was the best Hostel we had so far. It is clean, staff is very friendly and helpful, enough shared showers and toilets, kitchen and coin based laundry! Such a lovely place and nice atmosphere! we definetly would book it again!!!

Reviewed February 19, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Kara from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Exceptional”

It's comfortable with a kitchen. I really liked the common area. The dorms were fine but not the best. The beds are fine but I would have liked a more comfortable bed and pillow. It's nice to have the kitchen, free coffee and a group cleaning each day. I did notice once that before the group came in at 11:00 the common room and kitchen were dirty. It was just once but it would have helped if the staff working at the time just went through the area quickly to clean it. At that time many prepare food and eat breakfast. I don't expect guesthouses to be clean all the time but it's hard to eat like this. Otherwise there were no problems. The guests are all talkative and friendly. Some stay in the common area and talk late. I liked having a washer and dryer always available. The price during the August holiday was a little high. (2450) Afterwards it went down to 800-1000. I liked the atmosphere and location. It's easy to walk to Gion or Kyoto station. Thanks for providing a nice place.

Reviewed September 03, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Christopher from France
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Nice experience”

Good location, good vibe, helpful person

Really good ! I had a good feeling about this place, and i have to say that the employed are really helpful and so kind ! One of them, help me to book a ticket on line (everything was writing in Japanese) for the bus to reach an other place in Japan ! I loved this place and i felt really comfortable ! I would definitely recommend this guest house to anyone who wants to meet friendly people ! Hope to go back again ;)

Reviewed July 07, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Abiraam from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in September 2014

Best guest house i have been”

staff, recreation room, location

Very nice and helpful young staff who took good care of the hotel (cleanliness). They spent the evenings with the guests in the recreation room, cooking, talking or playing games. You get to meet a lot of new people/friends by staying in this guesthouse. Furthermore the location is great, 10 minutes from kyoto station by foot, and there are two onsens nearby.

Reviewed November 26, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Stella from Indonesia
Group
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Excellent Guest House to stay”

Me and my friend satisfied with the facilities in this guest house. Warm staffs, fluent with english, clean bunk beds and bathrooms made our visit to Kyoto felt great.

Reviewed April 27, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Trang from Vietnam
Group
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Convenient, cosy, value for money”

The guest house is very close to Gojo station and bus stop which makes it so convenience to get to your desired places. It only takes 15 minutes walking to Kyoto station.

Reviewed September 23, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Lycus from Singapore
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Excellent”

A great stay with exceptional cleanliness. The owner has put an immense amount of effort decorating the place. Can confidently say one of the best designed guest house I have ever been to. Owner is also really nice. He waited up for me even though I was really late.

Reviewed December 09, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
HYEJEONG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Reasonable price and best service ”

Location : easy to go sight seeing and close to the station Staffs are very friendly and helpful Room is very clean and cozy. Bath rooms are very clean. They have kitchen so you can cook. Restaurants in Kyoto are pretty pricey it’s very good to have kitchen. They have tacoyaki party every friday night with free liquor. It was fun and easy to get along with other travelers. If I visit Kyoto again, I will definitely stay here again

Reviewed April 30, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
barak from Israel
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

The guest house is very clean! the staff is amazing! there is a kitchen that you can make what ever you want with a lot of tools! the guest house feel like your house!

Reviewed July 18, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
NITIWAT from Thailand
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

clean cozy comfortable ”

Hiro-san (staff) is nice guy. His english is good. Bedroom is comfortable clean and cozy. there is seperated room for making noisy but the noise will not reach to bedroom.Bathroom is clean and enough for many person. 2-3 minute from convenience store and 10 minute from kyoto station by walking. if i travel alone to kyoto,i will select this place.

Reviewed March 03, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Leah from Australia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Exceptional”

Couldnt recommend shiori ann more, it was very comfortable, clean and the staff were lovely

Reviewed September 12, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Jennifer from Germany
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Great Stay!”

Clean rooms, many bathrooms and showers available, Locker outside of room (use with your own lock), Kitchen and Lounge area for socializing / Just around the corner of Gojo Station and in walking distance to Kyoto station (approx. 10-15min). Staff was great and very kind. Would stay again if I come back to Kyoto :)

Reviewed April 19, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Jack from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

fantastic guest house if a bit tricky to find!”

Staff, common room, transport options

I stayed for 3 nights and it was a really great stay, transport is great for looking round kyoto and the staff were very knowledgable and really cool, they live on site too and were really friendly and welcoming. The only negative is that I found it very hard to find in the dark when I arrived as it is down a narrow alley that even a taxi driver and restauranteur didn't seem to know existed.. It turned out that when I asked the taxi driver I was in fact stood at the end of the very alleyway - but you wouldn't have known that unless you had gps which he did.. Still once I arrived it was very clean and friendly, they have lockers for everyone and each bed has its own power point, lamp and curtain - lights out at 10 anyway for those that want to sleep. I'd definately stay again!

Reviewed October 01, 2014
6.8
Good
Scott from United States
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Doesn't compare to other Kyoto hostels”

Shiori-an Hostel is fine if you get a good Agoda deal like I did (700¥), but you also get what you pay for. Pros: free tea and coffee, comfortable rooms. Cons: the staff is not very pleasant and the vibe leaves a lot to be desired. The 2 showers are inexplicably closed from 11am-3pm for cleaning every day.

Reviewed February 22, 2017
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